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  • Three killed when plane crashes into cliff of Santa Ana Mountains

    Three killed when plane crashes into cliff of Santa Ana Mountains
    Federal Aviation Administration officials are investigating the crash of a small plane near Lake Elsinore on Sunday that killed three people and started a small brush fire. Firefighters were called to an area in the Santa Ana Mountains off Ortega...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Former NBA, NHL owner among 7 killed in plane crash

    Former NBA, NHL owner among 7 killed in plane crash
    Lewis Katz, the co-owner of the Philadelphia Inquirer newspaper, was among seven people killed when a private jet caught fire and crashed as it tried to take off near Boston, the newspaper said Sunday. Katz, 72, also co-owned Philadelphia's Daily News...
  • 'Scariest flight of all time': Emergency chute opens inside plane

    'Scariest flight of all time': Emergency chute opens inside plane
    Passengers of a United Airlines flight that was diverted to Kansas after an emergency slide inflated 38,000 feet in the air described a panicked scene inside the cabin as crew members rushed to contain the problem. Flight 1463 left O’Hare...
  • Military jet crashes in Southern California town, damages homes

    Military jet crashes in Southern California town, damages homes
    A military jet crashed in a Southern California desert town on Wednesday, damaging homes, a military spokeswoman said. An AV-8B Harrier jet from the Marine Corps Air Station in Yuma, Arizona, crashed at about 4:20 p.m. local time in Imperial, ...
  • 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,...