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  • Pilot avoids beach crowd, crash-lands in ocean

    HONOLULU (AP) — A former Alaska bush pilot safely avoided beachgoers when he crash-landed his small airplane in the ocean just off a beach on Oahu's North Shore after running out of fuel. Greg Harding, 59, considered landing the plane on either a road or the beach, but then he saw about a dozen...

  • Investigators at loss to explain Air Algerie crash

    PARIS (AP) — Investigators probing the crash of an Air Algerie jet in July that killed all 116 people on board say they have no solid leads on the cause of the accident. Bernard Boudaille of France's accident investigation authority BEA says investigators still don't know what brought down...

  • Study: More pilots testing positive for drugs

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Tests of pilots killed in plane crashes over more than two decades show an increasing use of both legal and illegal drugs, including some that could impair flying, according to a study released Tuesday by the National Transportation Safety Board. The study examined toxicology...

  • Safety board finds multiple errors in UPS crash

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A fatal UPS cargo plane crash during a landing attempt last year was caused by pilots who made a series of errors and should have aborted the landing, the National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday. The panel also said the pilots may have been suffering from fatigue,...

  • Wreckage scattered in Ukraine as inquiry released

    HRABOVE, Ukraine (AP) — A child's jump rope, its yellow handles blistered and charred. A burned book in Tagalog. Chunks of twisted fuselage. More than seven weeks after being shot from the sky, the wreckage from Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 still lay strewn Tuesday across the fields of eastern...

  • Report: CEO made wrong decision before plane crash

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The likely causes of a 2012 airplane crash that killed the head of memory chip maker Micron are a decrease in engine power during takeoff and the man's ill-fated decision to turn the experimental plane around rather than make an emergency landing, federal investigators say....

  • Small plane crashes into Atlantic off Miami Beach

    MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A small plane towing an ad banner crashed into the Atlantic Ocean about 200 yards off Miami Beach. The Coast Guard says police reported the downed Cessna aircraft Saturday afternoon. Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen says the single-engine...



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