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  • Small plane crashes after NCAA title game, killing ISU coach

    A private plane returning from the NCAA basketball tournament in Indianapolis crashed in a central Illinois field on Tuesday, killing all seven people on board, including Illinois State University's associate head basketball coach and a deputy athletics...
  • On The Fly: Plane Crash Hits Illinois State Athletics Hard

    On The Fly: Plane Crash Hits Illinois State Athletics Hard
    A private plane on its way back from the Final Four in Indianapolis crashed Tuesday in Bloomington, Ill., killing all seven on board, including two members of the Illinois State athletic department. Among the dead were Aaron Leetch, the school's deputy...
  • Pub's 'family' gathers to mourn death in plane crash

    Pub's 'family' gathers to mourn death in plane crash
    Friends gathered to shed tears and share hugs at the Pub II, a popular bar just off the Illinois State University campus, as news of the owner's death spread Tuesday. "It's just unbelievable," assistant manager Gary Mintun told the Pantagraph. Terry...
  • Illinois State Associate Head Coach, Deputy AD Among Dead In Plane Crash

    Illinois State Associate Head Coach, Deputy AD Among Dead In Plane Crash
    BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — A private plane returning from the NCAA basketball tournament in Indianapolis crashed in a central Illinois field on Tuesday, killing all seven people on board, including Illinois State University's associate head basketball...
  • Helicopter owner reports that chopper crashed in river

    The owner of a helicopter has reported that it crashed into the Tennessee River in northern Alabama, federal aviation officials said Tuesday. The owner reported that the Hughes H369 with one person onboard crashed Monday afternoon near Florence, the...
  • Leak suggests pilots pressured in 2010 Polish plane crash

    Leaked cockpit conversations from the Polish president's plane that crashed in 2010, killing all on board, are suggesting that the pilots were under pressure from presidential and Air Force officials to land in unfavorable conditions, Polish media...
  • Fast-growing Asian aviation confronts safety challenges

    For Asia's aviation industry, the growing pains have just begun. A year of disasters, the disappearance of Flight 370 and financial turbulence highlight the challenges confronting the world's biggest air travel market, where governments, regulators and...
  • UK police say 2 teenage boys may be in Syria

    British police say they have received a report that two missing 17-year-old boys are in Syria. West Yorkshire police said Tuesday the boys had disappeared from their homes last week. Police say they are believed to have taken a flight from Manchester...
  • FAA investigating two Lehigh County plane accidents

    FAA investigating two Lehigh County plane accidents
    The skies were clear and the weather was near perfect Monday for the first time in months, which makes the wreck of two small private planes three hours apart even more bizarre, local authorities said. One plane came down about 1 p.m. during takeoff from...
  • Lufthansa indicates not required to report Lubitz depression

    Lufthansa indicated Monday that it was under no obligation to report to Germany's national aviation authority the fact that Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz had suffered from depression before qualifying as a pilot several years ago. Germany's Welt am...
  • Small plane crashes during takeoff at Queen City Airport; no injuries reported

    Small plane crashes during takeoff at Queen City Airport; no injuries reported
    A four-seat airplane crashed while taking off at Queen City Airport, but the pilot and his passenger escaped unharmed. The Mooney M20J was trying to take off just after 1 p.m., when the pilot experienced engine trouble moments after lifting off, and...