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  • Propeller washes up on beach near scene of fatal plane crash

    Propeller washes up on beach near scene of fatal plane crash
    A propeller has washed up on a Florida beach near the scene of a fatal small plane crash. The Jan. 13 crash killed pilot Mihoko Tabata of Japan. No one else was aboard the single-engine Cessna. Volusia County Beach Safety Ocean Rescue says the...
  • Indonesia: AirAsia plane climbed too fast, then disappeared

    An AirAsia plane that crashed last month with 162 people on board was climbing at an abnormally high rate, then plunged and suddenly disappeared from radar, Indonesia's transport minister said Tuesday. Ignasius Jonan told Parliament that radar data...
  • Military memorial moving from high school to Settlers' Park

    Military memorial moving from high school to Settlers' Park
    Army Chief Warrant Officer and Plainfield native Jeffry Schwab was transporting two Army engineers in Honduras near the Nicaraguan border when his chopper was shot down by Sandinista rebel gunfire in January 1984. The 27-year-old landed the damaged...
  • Government, aviation industry officials try to address safety issues after year of calamities

    Government and aviation industry officials from dozens of countries are meeting in Montreal this week to try to find consensus on how to keep from losing airliners like the one that vanished without a trace in Asia and another shot down in Eastern Europe....
  • Small plane makes emergency landing at Great Park

    A small plane made an emergency landing in Irvine's Great Park on Saturday, the second time an aircraft has done so in the past two months. The plane, a single-engine Evektor Sportstar containing a flight instructor and a student, took off from John...
  • NASA astronaut memorial stirs memories for shuttle veteran

    Each year around this time, NASA honors fallen astronauts, including the 17 men and women killed in three separate wintertime accidents in the sky and on the earth. For Robert "Hoot" Gibson, it's a time to remember lost friends and some of their stunts,...
  • United jet makes emergency landing in Ontario; passengers report smoke

    United jet makes emergency landing in Ontario; passengers report smoke
    A United Airlines jet headed from LAX to Virginia safely made an emergency landing at Ontario International Airport on Thursday, officials said. The decision to divert the plane was made after its crew reported an emergency. Passengers on board said...
  • Pilot not 'signed off' for solo flight before fatal crash in New Smyrna Beach, NTSB says

    Pilot not 'signed off' for solo flight before fatal crash in New Smyrna Beach, NTSB says
    The pilot killed in a New Smyrna Beach plane crash earlier this month was not "signed off" for a solo flight, crash investigators said in a new report. Mihoko Tabata, 38, a Japanese citizen, somehow obtained the keys for the plane and was flying it...
  • Malaysia declares MH370 crash an accident to clear compensation

    Malaysia declares MH370 crash an accident to clear compensation
    Malaysia's government declared Thursday the crash of Flight 370 an accident to pave the way for compensation claims, angering victims' families still waiting for evidence while officials said the search for wreckage will go on. Civil aviation chief...
  • Central Florida men killed in plane crash at Sebring Airport

    Central Florida men killed in plane crash at Sebring Airport
    Two people are dead in a plane crash in central Florida. The Highlands County Sheriff's Office reports that the aircraft went down around 11 a.m. Friday at the Sebring Airport. It was found near the airport runway. Officials identified the pilot as 56-...
  • SpaceX releases video of rocket crash-landing on ocean barge

    SpaceX has released dramatic footage of its booster rocket trying to land on a floating ocean barge after a launch — an unprecedented attempt that ended in a fiery explosion. The video released Friday shows the 14-story rocket hitting the...