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  • Zombie characters look on in horror as plane crashes, killing two people

    Zombie characters look on in horror as plane crashes, killing two people
    It was almost a wrap. The sweeping aerial shot of dozens of scary-looking zombies from a single-engine plane was to be the final scene from a low-budget movie being filmed in Marion County. "It was an airplane-into-the-sunset type scene," Bronson...
  • Sounds detected might be from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

    Sounds detected might be from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370
    BEIJING -- An Australian ship towing a U.S. Navy "pinger" locator has twice picked up sustained signals that may be from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370’s "black boxes," and searchers are likely to deploy an underwater exploratory vehicle...
  • La Cañada history: Local pilot died in plane crash

    La Cañada history: Local pilot died in plane crash
    Ten Years Ago The La Cañada Flintridge City Council awarded a $792,000 contract to Pima Construction to build a park on a former Caltrans lot on the south side of Foothill Boulevard near the Glendale (2) Freeway entrance. The transportation-themed...
  • Pilot, Emmy-winning photographer dead in Seattle news copter crash

    SEATTLE -- An Emmy-award winning photographer and a helicopter pilot have been identified as the two dead in the fiery crash of a KOMO-TV news chopper Tuesday morning, officials said. The helicopter had just taken off from its rooftop perch near the...
  • An epic selfie after US Airways jet crashes in Philadelphia

    A US Airways jet crashed when a tire blew out during takeoff at Philadelphia International Airport on Thursday evening, but no injuries were initially reported, a company official said. "Plane just crashed. But we are ok," one apparent passenger, Dennis...
  • Malaysia Airlines pilots: Clues lead 'toward the cockpit'

    Malaysia Airlines pilots: Clues lead 'toward the cockpit'
    BEIJING — The search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has expanded to cover an impossibly vast swath of Asia extending from Kazakhstan to Australia, with Malaysia appealing for as many airplanes and ships as the world can provide. The...
  • Stolen passports on Malaysia flight used before, Chinese firm says

    BEIJING -- Stolen passports carried by two Iranian men to board missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 were used last year by two people applying for visas to work as entertainers in China, according to the head of an entertainment company. Xie Zhuoling,...
  • Malaysia plane: GOP lawmaker labels disappearance 'deliberate act'

    Malaysia plane: GOP lawmaker labels disappearance 'deliberate act'
    WASHINGTON — The chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee said Sunday that the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 was "not an accident," but he stopped short of suggesting terrorism was involved. "One thing we know: This was...
  • Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: Hijacking theory gives relatives hope

    Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: Hijacking theory gives relatives hope
    The possibility that Malaysia Air Flight 370 was hijacked has heartened the relatives of passengers who are holding out hope that the missing plane landed in some remote location, perhaps a tropical island. "My gut feeling is that it landed. I still...
  • Missing Malaysia plane inquiry focuses on the 239 on board

    BEIJING — Like an Agatha Christie whodunit, the investigation of the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is now focusing on a finite circle of suspects: the 227 passengers and 12 crew members of the missing plane. While loath to call...
  • Failed hijacking theory examined in Flight 370 disappearance

    U.S. law enforcement officials began their own fresh background checks on the passengers and crew of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, looking for clues to what some believe could have been a failed hijacking attempt. Thus far they have turned up no...