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  • Islamic State claims downing Iraqi military helicopter

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Islamic State claimed that it shot down an Iraqi army helicopter in northern Iraq, the SITE monitoring group reported early on Thursday. The helicopter crashed on Wednesday in Salahuddin province north of Baghdad near the Baiji oil...
  • U.S. F-15 fighter jet crashes into field in England, pilot safe

    LONDON (Reuters) - A United States Air Force fighter jet crashed into a field in eastern England on Wednesday but the pilot was safe after ejecting from the aircraft. Police said they were alerted by members of the public that a jet had come down in a...
  • California's air tanker fleet grounded after deadly Yosemite crash

    All of California's 22 S-2T air tankers have been grounded after one of the aircraft crashed while fighting a wildfire in Yosemite National Park, killing the sole pilot. Most of the tankers haven't been in use recently, as the large wildfires that raced...
  • Bomb threat forces Miami-bound plane to land in New Orleans

    NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - A passenger's bomb threat aboard a United Airlines-SkyWest plane bound for Miami on Wednesday forced the airliner to land in New Orleans, authorities said. The threat was not believed to be credible but the pilot had little...
  • Warning light prompts pilot to divert Southwest flight to LAX

    The pilot of a jet bound for Burbank on Sunday afternoon opted to divert the plane to LAX after a warning light indicated a possible mechanical problem. Southwest Airlines flight 1429 took off from Sacramento shortly after 4 p.m. and was heading...
  • Outspoken Yazidi politician wins award for women against war

    LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The pain of a broken leg from a helicopter crash pales in comparison with the suffering of her persecuted fellow-Yazidis, the 2014 winner of an award for women working in war-stricken countries said on Monday....
  • No signs of foul play seen in Pennsylvania 9/11 memorial fire

    (Reuters) - Investigators have found no signs of foul play or arson in a fire at a 9/11 memorial complex in Pennsylvania which destroyed a U.S. flag that flew over the U.S. Capitol on Sept. 11, 2001, authorities said on Sunday. Also lost in Friday...
  • Hot air balloon proposal off San Diego ends in the water

    The groom-to-be was looking for a memorable ride. He got what he paid for. As the sun was slipping down toward the Pacific on Sunday evening, the man and his girlfriend were floating over the coast at Cardiff-By-The-Sea, north of San Diego, in a hot...
  • No indication of arson found at Flight 93 memorial

    No indication of arson or foul play has been found in the fire that broke out last week at the Flight 93 National Memorial headquarters in Pennsylvania, destroying artifacts that had been saved after the Sept. 11, 2001, hijacking and plane crash, the...
  • Two dead as ultralight helicopter crashes in Colorado

    DENVER (Reuters) - Both people aboard an ultralight helicopter-like aircraft were killed when it crashed into a river in western Colorado, authorities said on Sunday. The Mesa County Sheriff's Office said the aircraft reportedly took off from the...
  • Terror To Take Miami's Jungle Island

    Terror To Take Miami's Jungle Island
    The Mexican government has discovered mutated animals and zombie-like Aztec Indians on Jungle Island during a search for a plane that disappeared more than two years ago. Investigators believe the plane, which was leaving a research lab in Mexico, emitted...