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  • Learjet pilots may have been overwhelmed before fatal crash

    Learjet pilots may have been overwhelmed before fatal crash
    The Learjet 35 that crashed after takeoff from Fort Lauderdale last month, killing all four onboard, had a good chance of returning safely to the airport if it had made an immediate U-turn, aviation experts say. Now, investigators are trying to figure...
  • NTSB chief criticizes federal regulators for lax tour bus oversight

    NTSB chief criticizes federal regulators for lax tour bus oversight
    The head of the National Transportation Safety Board chastised federal regulators Thursday for lax oversight of the tour bus and commercial trucking industry, citing in particular a deadly San Bernardino County bus crash in which the driver lost control,...
  • After years buried in Everglades, another warplane mystery solved

    After years buried in Everglades, another warplane mystery solved
    Hidden in the dense sawgrass or buried in the deep muck of the Everglades are the mysterious wrecks of numerous aircraft. Some were drug planes that fled federal agents, others were private aircraft that ran into trouble or vintage warplanes that...
  • After Tragic Crash, Glastonbury Offers Alcohol-Abuse Programs

    After Tragic Crash, Glastonbury Offers Alcohol-Abuse Programs
    GLASTONBURY — Following Thursday's release of a police report showing that 17-year-old Jane Modlesky had a blood-alcohol content 13 times greater than the legal limit for young drivers, two town groups have said they are organizing educational...
  • Small plane makes emergency landing at park in Northern California

    Small plane makes emergency landing at park in Northern California
    Federal aviation officials are investigating why the pilot of a small plane made an emergency hard landing Thursday at a park surrounded by single-family homes in Northern California. The single-engine craft was found on its belly in a soccer field in...
  • Paul Walker memorial: Officials expect huge crowd, hope for calm

    Authorities are urging the thousands expected for a memorial Sunday for “Fast and Furious” star Paul Walker and his friend Roger Rodas to be respectful and follow all traffic rules. Walker and Rodas were killed Saturday on a quiet Santa...
  • Columbia pedestrian taken to shock trauma after being hit by car

    Columbia pedestrian taken to shock trauma after being hit by car
    A 79-year-old man was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center after being struck by a car in Columbia on Friday evening, Howard County police said. Yechao Qian, of the 7000 block of Cradlerock Way, was hit by a 2004 Honda Civic traveling westbound on...
  • Pedestrian, 79, struck by car in Columbia; critically injured

    A 79-year-old man was critically injured Friday afternoon when he was struck by a car while walking in Columbia, Howard County Police said. Yechao Qian of the 7000 block of Cradlerock Way in Columbia was taken to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma...
  • Driver questioned in death of bicyclist on West Side

    Driver questioned in death of bicyclist on West Side
    The driver of a van that hit and killed a 28-year-old man as he rode a bicycle in the Douglas Park neighborhood late Friday night was being questioned Saturday in the alcohol-related accident, police said. The victim was struck about 11:50 p.m. in the...
  • Paul Walker tribute is expected to attract thousands, organizers say

    Paul Walker tribute is expected to attract thousands, organizers say
    A tribute to "Fast & Furious" actor Paul Walker scheduled for Sunday in Valencia is expected to draw thousands of auto enthusiasts and fans who will participate in a memorial rally and car cruise. Organizers are using Facebook to promote the gathering,...
  • Man suspected of stealing woman's car

    Man suspected of stealing woman's car
    A 25-year-old man was arrested this week after he allegedly stole a Glendale woman's idling car, then tried to run over her husband and crashed into a neighbor's fence, police said. Jose Alvarez was taken into custody about 10:50 p.m. Wednesday after...