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Businessman is killed in Cornwall air crash

An Eyewitness has told of seeing a helicopter plunge from the sky into a North Cornwall field, killing the pilot. Investigators are examining the wreckage at Week Orchard, between Week St Mary and Marhamchurch, near Bude, for clues about Sunday’s crash. Businessman and farmer Chris Watts died when the Robinson R44 Raven crashed, narrowly missing a house […]

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United Airlines passenger accidentally shoots worker

A United Airlines passenger accidentally shot one of the airline’s workers when his rifle fired while he was checking in at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport. Edward Deubler, 65, was at the ticket counter when the weapon fired, and part of the bullet hit the airline employee in the leg after first striking the […]

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Moroccan plane crashes killed scores of people

Seventy-eight of the 81 people aboard a Moroccan C-130 military transport plane are believed to have died when it crashed into a mountain on Tuesday in bad weather. The plane was preparing to land at Guelmim military air base in southern Morocco, near the disputed Western Sahara. The remains of 42 people have been found […]

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Plane crashes into Lake Winnebago, 2 die

The National Transportation Safety Board has started to investigate a plane crash in Lake Winnebago that killed a man and a woman. Authorities said a yellow 1940 Piper Cub was apparently trying to make an emergency landing when it went down. It happened just before noon yesterday about a quarter-mile off the western shore of […]

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Plane crash kills 78 in Morocco

A plane crash in southern Morocco killed 78 people Tuesday, the state news agency reported. The Moroccan C-130 military plane crashed in the southern part of the country, state-run Agence Maghreb Arabe Presse reported. The aircraft, belonging to Morocco’s Royal Armed Forces, crashed into a mountain as it attempted to land at a military airport […]

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Skydiving instructor dies in Polk county

Friends and co-workers say it was a “terrible accident…and a miscalculation” that caused the death of a metro-area skydiving instructor. It happened Saturday morning at “The Sky Dive Farm” in Polk County. Friends say 41-year old Rodrigo Bianchini was trying to land by “skimming” the water with his feet but instead, he made his final […]

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Three die in chopper crash

The Bell 212 transport helicopter crashed in the morning while on its way to pick up the bodies of the nine victims in the Black Hawk helicopter crash on Tuesday. The Black Hawk crashed in a Burmese forest opposite the Kaeng Krachan National Park during an operation to retrieve the bodies of five soldiers who […]

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Private plane crashes at Middleton Airport

A private plane with two people on board crashed after takeoff from the Middleton Airport Saturday, although neither person was injured, according to the Middleton Police Department. The pilot, Robert Burow, 73, of Oklahoma City, Okla., told police the plane was a total loss. Burow had landed at the airport to wait out severe weather […]

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2 Die as Small Plane Crashes in Southern Calif

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Mike Fergus says both people on board were killed when the single-engine plane went down near Corona on Saturday. The Riverside Press-Enterprise says the plane crashed at the base of a mountain, caught fire on impact and sparked a small brushfire. Firefighters from Corona, the U.S. Forest Service and the California […]

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Plane crashes north of Calgary

Emergency crews were called to the scene of a plane crash north of Calgary late Thursday morning. The plane crashed approximately 1 kilometre south of Big Hill Springs Road on Panorama Road just after 11:00a.m. The pilots were attempting to take off in an ultra light plane when they were unable to gain enough altitude. […]