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  • Mom, children among 6 dead after jet crashes into Maryland home

    Mom, children among 6 dead after jet crashes into Maryland home
    An executive jet crashed into a Maryland house on Monday, killing all three people aboard the plane and a mother and two children inside the house, a fire official said. The pilot of the jet who died in the crash had previously crashed a plane...
  • Plane crashes into Gaithersburg home, killing 6

    Plane crashes into Gaithersburg home, killing 6
    An executive jet crashed into a Gaithersburg house Monday, killing all three people aboard the plane and a woman and her two children inside the house, authorities said. The victims inside the house were identified as Marie Gemmell, 36, and her two...
  • Plane headed to Philly makes emergency landing in Rome

    Plane headed to Philly makes emergency landing in Rome
    A US Airways plane headed from Tel Aviv to Philadelphia had to make an unscheduled landing in Rome early Saturday morning after several people aboard the flight complained of feeling sick. US Airways 797, an Airbus A330 with 129 passengers, was in...
  • MH17 wreckage to be reassembled for investigation

    MH17 wreckage to be reassembled for investigation
    Wreckage of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 recovered from its crash site in eastern Ukraine will be reassembled for an investigation at a military base in the Netherlands, Dutch authorities said on Monday. The wreckage, collected by local emergency...
  • Plane makes emergency landing on old runway at Great Park

    Plane makes emergency landing on old runway at Great Park
    A small single-engine plane made an emergency landing Thursday on an unused runway at Irvine's Great Park. The Cessna 150 took off from Long Beach and was headed to Palomar Airport in Carlsbad when it started having engine trouble at about 3 p.m.,...
  • Plane Crash Lands On Busway In West Hartford; Pilot Not Injured

    Plane Crash Lands On Busway In West Hartford; Pilot Not Injured
    WEST HARTFORD — A single engine Cessna headed to Brainard Airport in Hartford lost power over West Hartford Saturday afternoon and crash landed on the CTfastrak busway just north of New Britain Avenue. The only person aboard the aircraft was its...
  • Two Hospitalized In East Hampton Head-on Crash

    Two Hospitalized In East Hampton Head-on Crash
    EAST HAMPTON — One person was taken by LifeStar Helicopter to Hartford Hospital and another by ambulance after a head-on crash on Route 66, police said A 2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo crossed into the eastbound lane and struck a 2009 Honda Accord for...
  • Cyber attacks, drones increase threats to plane safety: insurer

    Cyber attacks, drones increase threats to plane safety: insurer
    Cyber attacks and commercial drones pose a growing risk of commercial aeroplane crashes, a major insurer said, running counter to a long-term decline in fatal accidents and insurance premiums. Technical advances in aircraft design and navigation...
  • Two killed as helicopter crashes into unoccupied building in Utah

    Two killed as helicopter crashes into unoccupied building in Utah
    Two men died when their helicopter crashed through the roof of an unoccupied building north of Salt Lake City on Tuesday, a fire official said. The helicopter struck the two-story building of a company called Wimpole Street Creations in North Salt Lake...
  • Safety board finds pilot error in 2012 Polk County crash that killed family

    Safety board finds pilot error in 2012 Polk County crash that killed family
    A plane crash two years ago in Polk County that killed a Kansas family flying home from the Bahamas likely was caused by pilot error, according to the National Transportation Safety Board. Ronald Bramlage, 45, was at the controls of his recently...
  • Amelia Earhart still a major mystery despite group's claim

    Amelia Earhart still a major mystery despite group's claim
    As is the case with many aviation tragedies, weather likely played a big role in the disappearance of Amelia Earhart in July 1937. Or, perhaps more to the point, her demise. For starters, she had to buck strong headwinds when she attempted to fly 2,...