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  • 1944 plane crash off coast of New Point in Mathews County remains a mystery 70 years later

    1944 plane crash off coast of New Point in Mathews County remains a mystery 70 years later
    Seventy years ago, on the morning of Oct. 3, 1944, an Army Air Forces B-24J took off from Langley Field on a training mission. Roughly 30 minutes later, the plane crashed into the Chesapeake Bay off the coast of New Point in Mathews County....
  • NTSB begins probe into plane crash near Big Bear airport

    NTSB begins probe into plane crash near Big Bear airport
    Federal transportation officials are headed to San Bernardino National Forest to investigate a plane crash near Big Bear airport Thursday afternoon. Investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board are expected to begin surveying the wreckage...
  • Crash, pilot's death hit home for commercial space industry

    Crash, pilot's death hit home for commercial space industry
    At first glance, this dusty desert town hardly looks like a 21st century hub of technology and innovation. Besides a Denny's and a couple of fast food spots, there are dozens of boarded-up businesses, a few cheap hotels and a liquor store whose sign...
  • Richard Branson says Virgin Galactic team 'in shock' after crash

    Richard Branson says Virgin Galactic team 'in shock' after crash
    Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson flew overnight to Mojave, where his SpaceShipTwo rocket plane crashed into the desert on Friday while testing a new motor and fuel mixture for the first time. In a statement on his website, Branson described his...
  • Malaysia Airlines sees first lawsuit in missing Flight MH370

    Two children of a passenger on Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 have sued the company and the Malaysian government for damages, the first lawsuit to be filed over the aircraft which disappeared in March. The two Malaysian boys, aged 13 and 14, filed...
  • Kissimmee-based cargo plane crashes, killing 1

    Kissimmee-based cargo plane crashes, killing 1
    Reuters — A Kissimmee-based cargo plane crashed off the Dutch Caribbean island of St. Maarten on Wednesday, killing at least one of two people on board, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration confirmed on Thursday. The Skyway Enterprises twin-...
  • Two Malaysian boys sue over missing MH370 flight

    KUALA LUMPUR Two Malaysian teenage boys on Friday filed a negligence case against the state-owned Malaysia Airlines and the government over the disappearance of flight MH370, their lawyers said. The case, which the minors filed through their mother,...
  • Settlement reached with family whose home was destroyed in Buffalo, NY, plane crash

    BUFFALO, NY — The only lawsuit to go to trial in the fatal crash of Continental Connection Flight 3407 was settled Thursday morning in State Supreme Court. The family of Douglas Wielinski, who died when the turboprop twin-engine plane crashed...
  • Two dead after plane crashes at Wichita airport

    WICHITA, Kan. Two people were killed Thursday morning when a twin-engine plane crashed on top of a building near Wichita's Mid-Continent Airport, authorities said. Five people were transported to Via Christi St. Francis Hospital. One of the victims was...
  • 4 dead, 5 missing after plane crashes at Wichita airport

    WICHITA, Kan. A twin-engine aircraft crashed on top of a building at Mid-Continent Airport just after take-off Thursday morning, killing at least four people and injuring at least five others, authorities said. The plane struck the top of a...
  • 4 dead, 5 injured as small plane crashes into Kansas building

    A twin-engine plane crashed into a building shortly after takeoff from Mid-Continent Airport in Wichita, Kan., on Thursday, killing four people, injuring five and touching off what one official described as a horrific fire that partially collapsed the...