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  • Small-plane pilot killed in crash miles from Bay Area airport

    Small-plane pilot killed in crash miles from Bay Area airport
    A pilot was killed after his small plane crashed near the Bay Area city of Novato, officials said Tuesday. The wreckage of a single-engine Beechcraft Bonanza was discovered early Tuesday after it sparked a small brush fire seven miles west of Gnoss...
  • 4 reported dead after small plane from Florida crashes off Grand Bahama

    After a Cessna that departed Florida on Monday morning crashed off Grand Bahama island, the U.S. Coast Guard said it assisted Bahamian authorities with the search. The plane, with four aboard, left Ormond Beach and crashed in the Atlantic Ocean at 11:30...
  • Florida lawyer among dead in Bahamas plane crash

    ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) - A small plane crash in the sea off the island of Grand Bahama on Monday killed Ormond Beach lawyer R. Michael Kennedy, who worked for a travel services company, according to a Florida newspaper. Kennedy's brother told the Daytona...
  • Top Guatemalan general killed in air crash near Mexico border

    GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - A top Guatemalan general and four other officers were killed on Wednesday when the helicopter they were in crashed near the country's northern border with Mexico, Guatemala's government said. Chief of the Defense Staff...
  • Grassroots leader Marina Silva angles for Brazil's mainstream

    SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Thrust by tragedy into the center of Brazil's presidential race, environmentalist Marina Silva is riding a groundswell of anti-establishment anger but her chances hinge on expanding her coalition and winning over mainstream voters...
  • As Messenger nears crash landing on Mercury, scientists racing to collect best data yet

    As Messenger nears crash landing on Mercury, scientists racing to collect best data yet
    NASA's Messenger spacecraft has swung around its namesake planet for three years, beaming observations of Mercury back to Earth, but next March it will smash into the cratered surface it has been studying from afar. The satellite's oblong orbit around...
  • Indiana University student among those killed in Malaysia airline crash

    Indiana University student among those killed in Malaysia airline crash
    An Indiana University student from Amsterdam was among those killed when Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashed in Ukraine, killing all on board, the school said in a statement. Karlijn Keijzer, 25, was a doctoral student in the chemistry department of the...
  • Small plane crashes in Pompano Beach; two fliers unhurt

    Small plane crashes in Pompano Beach; two fliers unhurt
    Federal authorities are investigating the crash of a small plane at Pompano Beach Airpark. The plane's two occupants were uninjured Tuesday night when the single-engine Alpha Trainer fixed-wing aircraft lost power, hit some trees and struck a...
  • Train derails in Belcamp; 2 killed in Bel Air fire; new islands eyed [50 years ago]

    As taken from the pages of The Aegis dated Thursday, Aug. 6, 1964: Three diesel engines and 30 box cars of a northbound B&O freight train headed for Jersey City derailed in Belcamp. The crash occurred when one of the cars was derailed about three...
  • Obama demands Russia force separatists to aid Malaysia Airlines probe

    Obama demands Russia force separatists to aid Malaysia Airlines probe
    President Obama accused pro-Russia separatists of tampering with evidence at the site of last week’s crash of a Malaysia Airlines jet and called on Russia to use its influence to ensure a credible investigation into the downing of the plane over...
  • Quinn Lucas Schansman first American identified as Malaysia jet victim

    Quinn Lucas Schansman first American identified as Malaysia jet victim
    President Obama on Friday identified the first, and so far only, known American citizen aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, which crashed in eastern Ukraine on Thursday. Quinn Lucas Schansman had dual Dutch and American citizenship, Jen Psaki, a...