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  • Germanwings crash copilot tried descent on earlier flight, report says

    Germanwings crash copilot tried descent on earlier flight, report says
    The copilot accused of deliberately crashing a Germanwings passenger plane, killing all 150 people on board, practiced adjusting the aircraft’s altitude downward on its outbound flight the same day, according to French accident investigators. As...
  • Annapolis man critically injured in Arnold crash

    Annapolis man critically injured in Arnold crash
    A 25-year-old Annapolis man sustained life-threatening injuries in a single-vehicle crash early Tuesday morning in Arnold, police said. Eric Angelo Tyler, Jr., was driving a 1996 Mercedes E-320 north on Shore Acres Road when it left the roadway at...
  • Nurse dies in fall from hoist on Texas medical helicopter

    Nurse dies in fall from hoist on Texas medical helicopter
    A nurse died after falling from a hoist on a medical helicopter while rescuing a woman from a hiking trail in Austin, emergency personnel said Tuesday. Kristin McLain, 46, became detached from the hoist Monday night as the rescued hiker was lifted to the...
  • Nepal shuts airport to big jets; death toll climbs past 7,200

    Nepal shuts airport to big jets; death toll climbs past 7,200
    Runway damage forced Nepalese authorities to close the main airport Sunday to large aircraft delivering aid to millions of people following the massive earthquake, but U.N. officials said the overall logistics situation was improving. The death toll...
  • Small plane crashes during takeoff at Queen City Airport; no injuries reported

    Small plane crashes during takeoff at Queen City Airport; no injuries reported
    A four-seat airplane crashed while taking off at Queen City Airport, but the pilot and his passenger escaped unharmed. The Mooney M20J was trying to take off just after 1 p.m., when the pilot experienced engine trouble moments after lifting off, and...
  • NASA's Messenger spacecraft crashes into Mercury

    NASA's Messenger spacecraft crashes into Mercury
    The only spacecraft ever to orbit Mercury ended its four-year tour with a crash landing Thursday NASA's Messenger plunged from orbit as planned and slammed into the sun's closest planet at about 8,750 mph (14,081 kph), creating a crater an estimated...
  • Pilot in fatal crash may have lacked enough training

    Pilot in fatal crash may have lacked enough training
    Pilot John Patrick Van Ommeren completed an initial training course to fly a Piper Cheyenne just one week before his plane crashed near Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, killing all four on board. That was one of the details in a National...
  • Reports: South Florida man's drunken air rage forces London to Fort Lauderdale flight to divert

    Reports: South Florida man's drunken air rage forces London to Fort Lauderdale flight to divert
    A South Florida man's drunken rage aboard a London to Fort Lauderdale flight forced the plane to make an emergency landing in Ireland earlier this week, Irish media is reporting. According to the Irish Examiner, an Irish court heard that Jody Bochner,...
  • Restoration of 'Seagulls' sculpture complete

    Restoration of 'Seagulls' sculpture complete
    Restoration on the "Seagulls in Flight" sculpture outside the Corona del Mar branch of the Newport Beach Public Library has been completed. Weather and other environmental factors caused the sculpture to crack and chip over the years, prompting the city...
  • Plane with engine fire makes emergency landing in Philadelphia

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities say a plane made an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport after one of its two engines caught fire. One passenger was taken to a hospital after reporting chest pains. Officials say the United...
  • Nepal troops ready aid for remote quake-hit villages; death toll soars past 4,400

    Nepal troops ready aid for remote quake-hit villages; death toll soars past 4,400
    Preparing to make a push into the most isolated parts of quake-devastated Nepal, soldiers on Tuesday were readying food, water and other emergency supplies to be loaded onto helicopters in this small town near the earthquake's epicenter. Gorkha, which...