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  • Child injured in plane crash dies; pilot killed was LAFD veteran

    Child injured in plane crash dies; pilot killed was LAFD veteran
    An 8-year-old boy who was seriously hurt in a San Bernardino County plane crash that killed a Los Angeles firefighter died of his injuries on Friday, officials said. Sebastian Gerwal, of Frazier Lake, suffered trauma to his head and upper body in the...
  • Philadelphia Inquirer Co-Owner Dies in Plane Crash

    Lewis Katz, co-owner of The Philadelphia Inquirer, died Saturday in an airplane crash on the outskirts of Boston, the paper reports. He was 72 and made his fortune building a parking business and investing in the Yankees Entertainment and Sports...
  • Jet carrying Philadelphia Inquirer owner crashed after failed takeoff

    A small jet carrying media mogul Lewis Katz and six others appeared to not make it off the ground as it tried to take off from a Massachusetts airport and instead veered off the runway, hit an antenna and a fence and crashed into a gully, investigators...
  • Air Museum Presentation Sheds Light On Earhart Disappearance

    Air Museum Presentation Sheds Light On Earhart Disappearance
    Like the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, it's a mystery as to what happened to Amelia Earhart and her navigator Fred Noonan on July 2, 1937. Ric Gillespie talked about the research and theories regarding Earhart at two recent presentations,...
  • New search zone designated for Malaysia Airlines jet in Indian Ocean

    Australian authorities said Thursday that a 23,000-square-mile area in the southern Indian Ocean had been designated as a new focus zone where searchers will look for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Analysts who helped define the area said in a...
  • Huntley crews respond to downed balloon -- 2nd in 5 days

    Huntley crews respond to downed balloon -- 2nd in 5 days
    The pilot of a hot air balloon made an emergency landing on a residential street in Huntley this morning to avoid power lines - the second time in five days police and fire crews in the far northwest suburb have responded to a downed balloon. No injuries...
  • SkyWest Airlines cites new regulations for ending service from Modesto

    SkyWest Airlines cites new regulations for ending service from Modesto
    A regional airline is ending service at Modesto City-County Airport, blaming new pilot rest rules for increasing the cost of operating from the largest city in Stanislaus County. SkyWest Airlines said it will stop serving Modesto on Wednesday, leaving...
  • Pilot who crashed at Louisiana McDonald's had reported problem

    Pilot who crashed at Louisiana McDonald's had reported problem
    A 41-year-old pilot seriously injured Tuesday when he crashed his small plane in a McDonald’s parking lot in Louisiana had reported a problem with his fuel shortly before the accident, authorities said. Michael Ray Martin was piloting a single-...
  • U.S. military grounds all F-35 jets after fire at Florida base

    U.S. military grounds all F-35 jets after fire at Florida base
    In the latest setback for the Pentagon’s nearly $400-billion F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program, the U.S. military has grounded all of the fighter jets from flight operations after one of them caught fire at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida earlier...
  • Crew may have tried to slow jet before crash in Massachusetts

    Crew may have tried to slow jet before crash in Massachusetts
    The crew of the plane that crashed in Massachusetts, killing seven people, may have tried to slow or stop the jet, according to information released Tuesday by investigators studying the wreckage. The thrust reversers on the Gulfstream IV were applied...
  • U.S. Military Grounds All F-35 Jets After Fire At Florida Base

    In the latest setback for the Pentagon's nearly $400 billion F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program, the U.S. military has grounded all of the fighter jets from flight operations after one of them caught fire at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida earlier this...