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  • 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...
  • The crash of American Airlines Flight 191 near O'Hare

    The crash of American Airlines Flight 191 near O'Hare
    As an American Airlines DC-10 jet roared into the sky over O'Hare International Airport on this Friday afternoon, its left engine fell off. Flight 191, bound for Los Angeles at the beginning of the Memorial Day weekend, rolled over in the air and...
  • Media mogul Lewis Katz is one of seven killed in private jet crash

    Media mogul Lewis Katz is one of seven killed in private jet crash
    Media mogul Lewis Katz and six others died when a private jet veered into a marshy area and burst into flames during takeoff, investigators said Sunday as they began investigating the crash. The pilot had reported no trouble, but the plane apparently...
  • Louis Zamperini and Memorial Day

    Prior to Memorial Day, 2011, Louis Zamperini visited Washington, D.C., where I had the pleasure of meeting and interviewing him. The man was as sharp as the proverbial tack. He inscribed Laura Hillenbrand's bestselling biography, "Unbroken" to me with "Be...
  • Navy jet crashes off Southern California coast

    Navy jet crashes off Southern California coast
    A Navy jet crashed Wednesday night off the Southern California coast during a pre-deployment training mission, the Navy said. The F/A-18E Super Hornet crashed about 10 p.m. into the ocean while attempting a landing aboard the carrier Carl Vinson....
  • Federal agencies investigate fatal Lake Elsinore plane crash

    Federal agencies investigate fatal Lake Elsinore plane crash
    The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigatingĀ a plane crash near Lake Elsinore that killed three people and started a small brush fire. The plane appeared to have crashed into a hillside, said...
  • Military jet crashes into neighborhood; second jet misses Navy carrier

    Officials say they are investigating what caused two military jets to crash Wednesday, one a Marine Harrier jet that went into a neighborhood in Imperial County, the other a Navy jet that crashed off the Southern California coast. Eight homes were...
  • Marines investigating military jet crash in California neighborhood

    Marines are using heavy equipment to clear the debris and wreckage caused when a military jet crashed into an Imperial Valley neighborhood the day earlier, the Marine Corps said Thursday. Two homes were destroyed and a third heavily damaged but none...
  • Navy plan for carrier-based drones takes flak from lawmakers

    Navy plan for carrier-based drones takes flak from lawmakers
    A U.S. Navy plan for aircraft carrier-based drones has launched a dogfight in Washington over the role of the robotic planes in combat. The Navy has asked contractors for reconnaissance drones — essentially spy planes, with only limited ability to...
  • Pilot and passenger killed in plane crash near Paso Robles

    Pilot and passenger killed in plane crash near Paso Robles
    A small plane smashed into a field near Paso Robles Saturday killing the pilot and his passenger. Soon after the Piper Cub single-engine plane took off around 10 a.m., witnesses watched it veer to the right, spiral and then barrel into the ground,...
  • Taliban attacks Pakistan airport, 27 killed

    Taliban attacks Pakistan airport, 27 killed
    Taliban militants disguised as security forces stormed Pakistan's busiest airport Sunday and at least 27 people were killed in a dramatic nightlong battle at one of the country's most high-profile targets. The assault on Jinnah International Airport in...