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  • Death toll from Indonesian plane crash at 142 as recovery effort winds down

    Death toll from Indonesian plane crash at 142 as recovery effort winds down
    The death toll from a plane crash in Indonesia’s fourth-largest city, Medan, rose to more than 140 people as a massive recovery effort wound down Wednesday afternoon.
  • Indonesia military plane crash deaths top 140

    Indonesia military plane crash deaths top 140
    More than 140 people were killed when a military transport plane crashed into a residential area in the Indonesian city of Medan, crushing buildings and cars during its descent, officials said early Wednesday. The death toll from the crash Tuesday...

    Plane owned by Oscar-winning composer James Horner crashes; 1 dead

    Plane owned by Oscar-winning composer James Horner crashes; 1 dead
    A single-engine plane owned by Academy Award-winning composer James Horner crashed Monday in Ventura County, killing the sole occupant, whose name has not been released. The crash was reported shortly before 9:30 a.m. on Quatal Canyon Road, a remote...

    The horror of American Airlines Flight 191

    The horror of American Airlines Flight 191
    Cory Franklin’s chilling account of the crash of American Airlines Flight 191 on May 25, 1979, brought back memories — painful memories. I was a producer at WGN Radio at the time. I had left work on that Friday afternoon and was on my way home...

    Aurora remembers its heroes on Memorial Day

    Aurora remembers its heroes on Memorial Day
    Memorial Day is more than a moment of solemn reflection in Aurora. The City of Lights has shed its share of tears for those in the military killed while serving their country. That rang true again Monday as Aurora honored and remembered fallen members...