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  • Girl, 7, survives fatal plane crash in Kentucky

    Girl, 7, survives fatal plane crash in Kentucky
     A 7-year-old girl survived a plane crash that killed four people Friday night, and the disoriented little girl walked away from the wreckage and reported the crash to a local resident, authorities said. The small Piper PA-34 reported engine trouble and...
  • Indonesian ships detect two large parts of AirAsia plane

    JAKARTA Indonesian ships have detected two large objects believed to be parts of the AirAsia plane that crashed off Borneo island with 162 people on board, the search chief said Saturday. "We managed to detect two large objects one three-dimensioned,...
  • For AirAsia families tragedy, but more resolution than for MH370

    Images of the bodies floating in Indonesian waters gave relatives of those lost aboard AirAsia Flight 8501 anguish and grief, but they also provided the answers that other families have sought in vain for nearly 10 months. Those with loved ones aboard...
  • Father of captured Jordanian pilot appeals to Islamic State group to treat his son well

    The father of the Jordanian pilot captured by the Islamic State group appealed Saturday to the militants to treat his son well and with respect. The pilot, 1st Lt. Mu'ath al-Kaseasbeh, was taken captive on Dec. 24 after his F-16 fighter jet crashed...
  • AirAsia's colorful chief executive built an empire on low-cost flights

    AirAsia's colorful chief executive built an empire on low-cost flights
    AirAsia’s colorful chief executive, Tony Fernandes, built an aviation empire on the dream of bringing low-cost air travel to millions of people in Asia. The disappearance of an AirAsia jet with 162 people aboard was, he said, his worst nightmare....
  • AirAsia search: Two large objects found on Java Sea floor

    AirAsia search: Two large objects found on Java Sea floor
    Search team members have located two large objects at the bottom of the Java Sea that officials said Saturday were part of the crashed AirAsia jet. UPDATE: Weather likely 'the trigger factor' in AirAsia crash, officials say The objects, one about 31...
  • Airliner lands safely at BWI after hitting bird

    Airliner lands safely at BWI after hitting bird
    A Southwest passenger flight made an emergency landing at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport Friday night after hitting a bird, the airline reported. The pilot in command of Flight 3118 from San Antonio declared an emergency as the plane approached the...
  • Delta plane struck by lightning lands at Newport News airport "without incident"

    A Delta plane landed at the Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport Tuesday afternoon after being struck by lightning, a spokeswoman said. The plane was struck about 2:30 p.m., said airport spokeswoman Jessica Wharton. Delta  flight 5356 was...
  • Air Force jet forced to land in Newport News after losing canopy during takeoff

    An Air Force jet was forced to land at Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport Tuesday after it lost a canopy during takeoff, a spokesman said. The rear canopy came off a T-38 A assigned to the 1st Fighter Wing at Langley Air Force Base during a...
  • American Airlines plane headed to Dallas makes emergency landing in Tokyo

    American Airlines plane headed to Dallas makes emergency landing in Tokyo
    A U.S. bound-American Airlines flight was forced to make an emergency landing in Tokyo on Wednesday after hitting severe turbulence created by a strong winter storm, with several people taken to hospital for minor injuries. American Airlines Flight 280,...
  • 'Unbroken': Young actor had Orlando start

    'Unbroken': Young actor had Orlando start
    UPDATED: C.J. Valleroy got his acting start in Central Florida. Now he’s being seen by millions of moviegoers on the big screen. The former student at Rock Lake Middle School in Longwood plays the young Louis Zamperini in several crucial scenes of...