Aviation accidents and incidents

December 10, 2019 - 12:10 am
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chile's air force lost radio contact with a transport plane carrying 38 people on a flight Monday evening to the country's base in Antarctica, and authorities indicated several hours later that they were not optimistic about the aircraft's fate. The military said earlier that...
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FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2019, file photo people holding photos of those lost in Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 and Lion Air Flight 610 wait for the start of a Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
December 09, 2019 - 5:53 pm
The head of the Federal Aviation Administration will face questions about whether the agency is too cozy with Boeing when he testifies this week before a congressional panel. The chairman of the House Transportation Committee says he plans to ask FAA Administrator Stephen Dickson about Boeing's...
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This aerial photo shows White Island after its volcanic eruption in New Zealand Monday, Dec. 9, 2019. The volcano on a small New Zealand island frequented by tourists erupted Monday, and a number of people were missing and injured after the blast. (George Novak/New Zealand Herald via AP)
December 09, 2019 - 1:18 pm
WHAKATANE, New Zealand (AP) — A volcano off the New Zealand coast erupted Monday with a towering blast of ash and scalding steam as dozens of tourists were exploring the moon-like surface, killing five people and leaving eight others missing and feared dead, authorities said. Helicopter crews...
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Members of the Krippner family raise a flag Friday, Dec. 6, 2019, in tribute to victims of a Minnesota National Guard Blackhawk helicopter crash that happened on their land near Kimball, Minn. Three soldiers were killed in Thursday's crash at the edge of a farm field about 30 miles south of St. Cloud. (Dave Schwarz/St. Cloud Times via AP)
December 07, 2019 - 5:57 pm
ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota National Guard says the three soldiers who were killed when their helicopter crashed near St. Cloud this week were part of a unit that returned last May from a nine-month deployment to the Middle East. The Guard identified the men who were killed in Thursday's...
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Emergency vehicles gather near the scene of a reported helicopter crash Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, near Marty, Minn. A Black Hawk helicopter with three crew members aboard crashed Thursday in central Minnesota, a state National Guard official said. (Dave Schwarz/St. Cloud Times via AP)
December 05, 2019 - 8:12 pm
ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — Three soldiers from the Minnesota National Guard were killed Thursday when the Black Hawk helicopter they were riding in for a routine maintenance test flight crashed in a farm field in central Minnesota, Gov. Tim Walz confirmed. The identities of the soldiers were not...
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This Dec 18, 2017, photo shows Hidden Hollow apartment complex owners Kirk Hansen, left, and Jim Hansen Jr. at the groundbreaking for the development in Jackson, Wyo. The brothers were killed Nov. 30, 2019, near Chamberlain, S.D., in a plane crash with several other family members. (Bradly J. Boner/Jackson Hole News & Guide via AP)
December 02, 2019 - 8:03 pm
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — When Jim Hansen boarded his company’s single-engine aircraft for a pheasant-hunting trip to South Dakota, he brought along the same people he trusted with his business: his family. Three generations of Hansen’s clan ran a petroleum distribution business in Idaho Falls,...
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Trucks submerged in flood water in the town of Puget-sur-Argens, Monday, Dec. 2, 2019. The crew of a rescue helicopter were among five people killed in heavy weekend rains that pounded France's Mediterranean coast in a second week of deadly flooding in the region. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole)
December 02, 2019 - 7:31 am
PARIS (AP) — A helicopter crash killed three French rescuers on a mission to save people trapped by floods, and two others were also killed in in heavy rains that pounded France’s Mediterranean coast in a second week of deadly flooding in the region. Authorities are searching for another person who...
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Veterans take place on the Alexandre III bridge as France prepares to pay homage to the 13 French soldiers killed in Mali, Monday Dec.2, 2019 in Paris. In its biggest military funeral in decades, France is honoring 13 soldiers killed when their helicopters collided over Mali while on a mission fighting extremists affiliated with the Islamic State group. (AP Photo/Rafael Yaghobzadeh)
December 02, 2019 - 5:03 am
PARIS (AP) — In its biggest military funeral in decades, France is honoring 13 soldiers killed when their helicopters collided over Mali while on a mission fighting extremists affiliated with the Islamic State group. A few thousand people — veterans, uniformed military units and ordinary residents...
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Pedestrians shield from the rain with an umbrellas during a cold rainy day in Center City, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019 in Philadelphia. (Jose F. Moreno/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)
December 01, 2019 - 9:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of flights were canceled and thousands delayed for travelers heading home after the Thanksgiving holiday as a deadly winter storm moved to the Northeast on Sunday, packing one last punch of snow and ice. The National Weather Service predicted more than a foot (0.3 meters)...
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At least nine people are dead after a plane crashed shortly after takeoff Saturday.;
December 01, 2019 - 5:36 pm
Nine members of an extended Idaho family died when their plane crashed in a South Dakota field as they were heading home after a hunting trip. Travis Garza, president of the wellness company Kyani, said in a Facebook post Sunday that the crash near Chamberlain Saturday afternoon killed brothers and...
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