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  • A look at the hybrid aircraft involved in fatal Hawaii crash

    An investigation is underway after a U.S. military Osprey aircraft crashed during a weekend training exercise in Hawaii, killing a Marine and injuring 21 others. Here are some things to know about the hybrid aircraft: ___ HELICOPTER OR PLANE? It's...
  • 1 dead, 21 hurt as plane carrying Marines crashes in Hawaii

    1 dead, 21 hurt as plane carrying Marines crashes in Hawaii
    A U.S. military plane crashed and caught fire as it tried to land during training exercises in Hawaii, killing one Marine, injuring 21 other people and sending black smoke billowing into the sky. Their injuries ranged from critical to minor, U.S. Marine...
  • Russian rocket carrying Mexican satellite fails after launch

    A Russian rocket carrying a Mexican satellite malfunctioned Saturday shortly after its launch — the latest mishap to hit Russia's troubled space industry, whose Soviet-era glory has been tarnished by a series of launch failures. The rocket, a...
  • Connecticut hang glider killed in crash in upstate New York

    Authorities say a 44-year-old Connecticut man has died in a hang glider accident in New York's Catskill Mountains. State police say Scott Trueblood of Shelton was hang gliding around 6 p.m. Sunday near the state Route 52 overlook in the Ulster County...
  • Shelton Hang Glider Killed In Crash In Upstate New York

    WAWARSING, N.Y. — Authorities say a 44-year-old Connecticut man has died in a hang glider accident in New York's Catskill Mountains. State police say Scott Trueblood of Shelton was hang gliding around 6 p.m. Sunday near the state Route 52 overlook...
  • US Marine Osprey crashes in Hawaii; 1 dead, 21 injured

    A Marine Corps Osprey aircraft caught fire after crashing during a "hard landing" in Hawaii on Sunday, killing one Marine and sending 21 other people to hospitals. Dark smoke from the fire billowed into the sky as rescuers made their way to the scene at...
  • Japanese worry over Osprey safety after fatal US air crash

    A fatal crash of a U.S. Marine Corps Osprey in Hawaii has renewed safety concerns in Japan, where more of the hybrid aircraft are to be deployed. Gov. Takeshi Onaga on the southern island of Okinawa said Monday that flights of Ospreys should be suspended...
  • Family mourns 'angel' killed in Marine helicopter crash

    Family mourns 'angel' killed in Marine helicopter crash
    It was Mother's Day when Carlos Medina teased his younger sister, Marine Cpl. Sara A. Medina, about her not being able to join in for a family photo because she was overseas. The Facebook message to her that day included a picture of their mother,...
  • Father of Marine killed in Nepal helicopter crash: 'Now she's my angel'

    Father of Marine killed in Nepal helicopter crash: 'Now she's my angel'
    Miguel Medina, the father of an Aurora Marine killed in a helicopter crash last week during a relief mission in earthquake-hit Nepal, said this Sunday about his daughter's death: "She was my daughter, and now she's my angel." Cecilia Lopez, also...
  • FAA Green Lights Drone Use For Connecticut Businesses

    FAA Green Lights Drone Use For Connecticut Businesses
    More drones will soon be humming overhead in Connecticut. They will lessen the need to climb ladders for roof inspections or rent helicopters for aerial views of real estate. They will assess storm damage more quickly and safely, and survey crops more...
  • Marines killed in Nepal crash were devoted to job, their families say

    Lance Cpl. Jacob A. Hug, a combat videographer from Arizona, considered being in the Marine Corps as “starting his life,” his mother told reporters in Phoenix. The last words that Sgt. Ward M. Johnson IV’s parents sent their 29-year-old...