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  • Charges could prompt film industry to take crew safety more seriously

    Criminal charges brought against producers of the independent film "Midnight Rider," which was shut down after a deadly train crash, could prompt the movie industry to take crew safety more seriously on risky location shoots, industry experts say. A...
  • Vintage fighter plane crashes in Durango, Colo., killing 2

    A vintage World War II fighter plane built in 1944 crashed Friday morning shortly after taking off in Durango, Colo., killing the two people aboard, authorities said. The victims' identities have not been released. Dan Bender, spokesman for the La...
  • Witnesses indicate engine problems in fatal Merritt Island plane crash, report says

    Witnesses who saw a plane crash that killed two people on Merritt Island last week said there were apparent problems with its engine before it went down, according to a preliminary report. John Brian Kish, 47, and Kenneth Allen Marks, 64, both of...
  • United flight to O.C. makes emergency landing after slide deploys

    United flight to O.C. makes emergency landing after slide deploys
    A United flight from Chicago's O'Hare International AirportĀ bound for Orange County's John Wayne Airport made an emergency landing in Kansas on Sunday night after a slide deployed mid-air. Flight 1463 left O'Hare about 8:36 p.m. Central time,...
  • 'Scariest flight of all time': Emergency chute opens inside plane

    'Scariest flight of all time': Emergency chute opens inside plane
    Passengers of a United Airlines flight that was diverted to Kansas after an emergency slide inflated 38,000 feet in the air described a panicked scene inside the cabin as crew members rushed to contain the problem. Flight 1463 left O’Hare...
  • U.S. military grounds F-35 Joint Strike Fighter after fire

    U.S. military grounds F-35 Joint Strike Fighter after fire
    In the latest setback for the Pentagon's pricey F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program, the U.S. military has grounded all of the fighter jets from flight operations after a fire that occurred at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida this week. Flights were...
  • No one injured in boat plane crash in Rockledge

    No one injured in boat plane crash in Rockledge
    Two people were uninjured when the boat plane they were flying crashed into the Indian River Lagoon on Friday afternoon, according to Rockledge Fire Department. District Chief Tim Matson said the pilot and passenger were practicing touch and go landings...
  • U.S. Military Grounds All F-35 Jets After Fire At Florida Base

    In the latest setback for the Pentagon's nearly $400 billion F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program, the U.S. military has grounded all of the fighter jets from flight operations after one of them caught fire at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida earlier this...
  • Malaysia jet most likely on autopilot when it crashed, Australia says

    Malaysia jet most likely on autopilot when it crashed, Australia says
    Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 was most likely on autopilot when it crashed into the Indian Ocean further south than previously thought, Australian officials said on Thursday, as they charted the next phase of a so far fruitless search. The passengers and...
  • Pilot agrees to pay $20K to Glendale for damages, expenses in 2012 plane crash

    Pilot agrees to pay $20K to Glendale for  damages, expenses in 2012 plane crash
    A man who crashed a Cessna plane into a Glendale neighborhood in 2012 has agreed to pay the city $20,000, according to a city announcement this week. The City Council agreed during a closed-door meeting on Tuesday to accept the payment as a settlement...
  • U.S. military grounds all F-35 jets after fire at Florida base

    U.S. military grounds all F-35 jets after fire at Florida base
    In the latest setback for the Pentagon’s nearly $400-billion F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program, the U.S. military has grounded all of the fighter jets from flight operations after one of them caught fire at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida earlier...