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  • Weather may be factor in plane crash that killed popular pastor, 8 others

    Weather may be factor in plane crash that killed popular pastor, 8 others
    NASSAU Bahamas - The investigation continues into the plane crash that killed Myles Munroe, an influential and popular religious leader, and eight others in the Bahamas on Sunday. An official investigation into the crash continued on Monday, with...
  • Plane crash kills 9, including church leader, on Grand Bahama

    Plane crash kills 9, including church leader, on Grand Bahama
    A private jet struck a construction crane on approach to Grand Bahama International Airport on Sunday and crashed, killing all nine people aboard, including the leader of the Bahamas Faith Ministries, police and civil aviation officials said. Pastor...
  • Private jet strikes crane near airport in Bahamas, killing 9

    Private jet strikes crane near airport in Bahamas, killing 9
    NASSAU Bahamas (Reuters) - A private jet struck a construction crane on approach to Grand Bahama International Airport on Sunday and crashed, killing all nine people aboard, including the leader of the Bahamas Faith Ministries, police and civil aviation...
  • Midway safety system will bring jets to grinding halt

    Midway safety system will bring jets to grinding halt
    Midway Airport is the first airport in the world to install a bed of lightweight glass rocks beyond the end of a runway that in an emergency crumbles to bring a landing jet traveling at 80 mph to a halt, according to aviation officials. The technology...
  • 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,...
  • Small-plane crash in Northern California kills both occupants

    Small-plane crash in Northern California kills both occupants
    Authorities were working over the weekend to recover wreckage from a small-plane crash that killed two people near Gilroy. The Cessna 140 crashed Saturday evening "under unknown circumstances" about four miles northwest of Hollister, sustaining...
  • Toll soars as Ukraine-Russia fight resumes; more MH-17 remains found

    Toll soars as Ukraine-Russia fight resumes; more MH-17 remains found
    Ukrainian authorities claimed Friday that government forces killed as many as 200 pro-Russia gunmen in the previous 24 hours and that Moscow had sent in an armored column including 32 tanks and 30 truckloads of fighters. The reported fatalities, which...
  • Idaho Army National Guard helicopter crashes, killing two pilots

    Idaho Army National Guard helicopter crashes, killing two pilots
    (Reuters) - An Idaho Army National Guard helicopter crashed in a field just south of the Boise Airport on Thursday evening, killing both pilots, a military official said. The pilots were conducting a training mission in the AH-64D Apache helicopter...
  • 2 killed as Idaho National Guard chopper crashes near Boise Airport

    2 killed as Idaho National Guard chopper crashes near Boise Airport
    An Idaho National Guard Apache helicopter crashed Thursday night just south of Boise Airport, killing two, according to Boise Fire Department officials. The helicopter went down about 7:50 p.m. local time, said Tammy Barry, spokeswoman for the...
  • Pilot blamed in fatal 2013 crash near Executive Airport

    Pilot blamed in fatal 2013 crash near Executive Airport
    The National Transportation Safety Board has blamed the pilot of a twin-engine plane that crashed shortly after takeoff from Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport in March 2013, saying he failed to control the aircraft after it apparently lost power. The...
  • NTSB: Plane that crashed in Wichita never reached 150 feet

    WICHITA, Kan. A preliminary report by a federal agency investigating the fatal plane crash Oct. 30 at Wichita Mid-Continent Airport says it appears the plane never got higher than 150 feet off the ground before slamming into a nearby building. The...