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  • French prosecutors open probe into Total's CEO death: source

    PARIS (Reuters) - Paris prosecutors opened a manslaughter investigation following the death of Christophe de Margerie, the head of French oil group Total, in a plane crash in Russia, a judiciary source told Reuters on Tuesday. Separately, French accident...
  • Total CEO's plane crashed in bad visibility: Russian transport watchdog

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's transportation watchdog said on Tuesday that the plane in which the head of French oil major Total, Christophe de Margerie, was killed in a Moscow airport late on Monday crashed in "bad visibility". Rostransnadzor also said it...
  • Snow plow driver in Total CEO plane crash was drunk: Russian investigators

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - The driver of a snow plow involved in a deadly plane crash that killed the chief executive of French oil major Total, Christophe de Margerie, in a Moscow airport late on Monday, was drunk, Russia's Investigative Committee said. "At the...
  • Regional jet makes emergency landing at DuPage County Airport

    Regional jet makes emergency landing at DuPage County Airport
    A regional jet bound for Chicago was forced to divert and make an emergency landing at DuPage County Airport on Monday night after the pilots reported problems controlling the plane and maintaining altitude, the Federal Aviation Administration said....
  • Missing plane, pilot remains, found in central Florida

    ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) - A man walking in deep woods in central Florida late Sunday found the wreckage of a small plane that disappeared shortly after takeoff April 5, as well as the remains of what is believed to be the pilot, authorities said. Theodore...
  • Plane crashes into Big Bear Lake picnic area, killing pilot

    Plane crashes into Big Bear Lake picnic area, killing pilot
    The pilot of a small plane was killed Monday morning after it crashed in a picnic area on the north shore of Big Bear Lake, fire officials said. The San Bernardino County Fire Department reported the pilot, who was the plane's only occupant, was dead by...
  • Iowa U.S. Senate Libertarian candidate dies in plane crash

    (Reuters) - A Libertarian Party candidate for Iowa's U.S. Senate seat has died in the crash of a small airplane near Dubuque Regional Airport in Iowa, authorities said on Tuesday. Dr. Douglas Butzier died when the single-engine airplane he was piloting...
  • Dutch experts help recover MH17 crash items despite nearby clashes

    HRABOVE Ukraine (Reuters) - Four Dutch experts and local emergency services made a start on Monday recovering personal belongings from the crash site of Malaysia Airlines MH17 last summer in east Ukraine, carting away boxes of personal possessions despite...
  • Training for electronic warfare? Navy plan not flying in Washington state

    SEATTLE For the Navy and the Forest Service, it didn't seem like a big deal, doing some aircraft training over the Olympic National Forest. Oh, boy. Guess what happened? The plan is for Growler jet pilots flying out of Naval Air Station Whidbey Island...
  • Victims of plane crash ID'd as 3 Kansas doctors: 'They had the American dream'

    Victims of plane crash ID'd as 3 Kansas doctors: 'They had the American dream'
    The three people killed when their plane crashed near homes in Palos Hills were physicians from Kansas who had flown to Chicago for the day, police and relatives said. Tausif Rehman, 34, a neurosurgeon at Stormont-Vail HealthCare in Topeka, Kan., was...
  • 1944 plane crash off coast of New Point in Mathews County remains a mystery 70 years later

    1944 plane crash off coast of New Point in Mathews County remains a mystery 70 years later
    Seventy years ago, on the morning of Oct. 3, 1944, an Army Air Forces B-24J took off from Langley Field on a training mission. Roughly 30 minutes later, the plane crashed into the Chesapeake Bay off the coast of New Point in Mathews County....