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  • 1st attempt to lift fuselage of crashed AirAsia plane fails

    1st attempt to lift fuselage of crashed AirAsia plane fails
    Indonesian rescuers lifted the fuselage of the crashed AirAsia jetliner nearly to the water's surface before it sank to the ocean floor again when the lifting balloons deflated Saturday, a setback in the effort to recover more of the victims' remains....
  • No bombs found after search of two planes at Atlanta airport

    No bombs found after search of two planes at Atlanta airport
    Authorities searched two planes in Atlanta, but no bombs were found, officials said on Saturday. “The all-clear has been given and no devices were discovered on board either aircraft. Normal airport operations have resumed,” airport...
  • Bomb threats issued to 2 airliners bound for Atlanta; no danger found

    ALANTA Passengers on two Atlanta-bound airliners got a scare Saturday when "credible" bomb threats sent via social media prompted the military to scramble fighter jets to escort the planes to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, but searches by a...
  • Pilot reported engine trouble before Kentucky plane crash that little girl survived

    The pilot of a twin-engine plane flying over Kentucky earlier this month reported losing power in the right engine and losing sight of the airport shortly before a crash that killed all on board except a 7-year-old girl, according to a preliminary...
  • In plane crash that killed family, spared 7-year-old, pilot reported engine trouble

    A preliminary report shows that the pilot of a small plane flying over western Kentucky lost sight of the airport and reported the right engine had stopped shortly before the plane crashed and killed everyone aboard except a 7-year-old girl. The...
  • Lakeland plane crash investigation that killed two continues

    Lakeland plane crash investigation that killed two continues
    Authorities on Friday afternoon recovered the bodies of the two men who were killed in Thursday's plane crash into a warehouse in Lakeland. Firefighters were also able to collect about 80 percent of the hazardous materials inside the warehouse,...
  • For first time, divers enter crashed AirAsia plane's fuselage

    For first time, divers enter crashed AirAsia plane's fuselage
    For the first time, Indonesian divers were able Friday to enter the fuselage of the AirAsia jetliner that crashed last month into the Java Sea and retrieved six bodies, an official said. The operations chief at the National Search and Rescue Agency,...
  • NTSB wants devices to prevent flight disappearances

    WASHINGTON The National Transportation Safety Board is recommending to the Federal Aviation Administration that it require aircraft on trans-oceanic routes be equipped with devices that will allow searchers to find them if they crash. The recommendations...
  • Plane crashes into Lakeland warehouse

    Plane crashes into Lakeland warehouse
    Officials say they've received reports that an airplane crashed into a building in Central Florida, halfway between Tampa and Orlando. Lakeland police Sgt. Gary Gross says witnesses saw a plane in distress around 10 a.m. Thursday. When officials...
  • 2 killed after flight-school plane crashes in Lakeland

    2 killed after flight-school plane crashes in Lakeland
    A student pilot and his instructor died Thursday after a flight-school plane crashed into a storage warehouse in Lakeland. The victims were identified as instructor Terry Lee Butt, Sr., 62, of Winter Haven, and student pilot Gregory Todd Geng, 41, of...
  • Two National Guard soldiers hurt in San Diego County helicopter crash

    Two National Guard soldiers hurt in San Diego County helicopter crash
    Two soldiers were hurt Tuesday night when a military helicopter crashed at a civilian airport in northeast San Diego County. The two, from the California Army National Guard, were on a routine training mission when the UH-60 Blackhawk crashed at the end...