Crash

MANSFIELD, Mass | Small plane crashes at airport, catches fire; 2 are killed

MANSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts State Police say two people died after a small plane crashed and caught fire at Mansfield Municipal Airport. Police say the crash occurred shortly after 12:30 p.m. Saturday. State police and the Federal Aviation Administration will investigate, and the National Transportation Safety Board will determine the cause. An NTSB spokesman … Continue reading MANSFIELD, Mass | Small plane crashes at airport, catches fire; 2 are killed

WASHINGTON | After crash, Pentagon says temporary pause in F-35 flights

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon on Thursday ordered a temporary pause in all F-35 fighter jet flights in order to inspect the fleet in the wake of a crash last month in South Carolina. The decision involves a potentially bad fuel tube and affects more than 250 U.S.-owned jets, as well as nearly 100 that belong … Continue reading WASHINGTON | After crash, Pentagon says temporary pause in F-35 flights

SCHOHARIE, N.Y. | Police: Limo in crash that killed 20 went through stop sign

SCHOHARIE, N.Y. — A limousine blew a stop sign at the end of a highway and plowed into a parked and unoccupied SUV, killing all 18 people in the limo and two pedestrians in the deadliest transportation accident in the United States in almost a decade, officials said Sunday. The collision turned a relaxed Saturday … Continue reading SCHOHARIE, N.Y. | Police: Limo in crash that killed 20 went through stop sign

LATHAM, N.Y. | The Latest: Limo in crash that killed 20 failed to stop

LATHAM, N.Y. — The Latest on a crash in upstate New York that killed 20 people (all times local): 3:10 p.m. State police say the limousine in an upstate New York crash that killed 20 people failed to stop at an intersection. Authorities said at a news conference Sunday that the 2001 Ford Excursion limousine … Continue reading LATHAM, N.Y. | The Latest: Limo in crash that killed 20 failed to stop

ALLENTOWN, Pa | IndyCar: Extent of Wickens’ spinal cord injury still unknown

ALLENTOWN, Pa — IndyCar said Friday that Canadian driver Robert Wickens underwent surgery this week on his right arm and lower extremities and tests found no additional injuries from his crash at Pocono last weekend. Wickens has had titanium rods and screws placed in his spine to stabilize a fracture associated with a spinal cord … Continue reading ALLENTOWN, Pa | IndyCar: Extent of Wickens’ spinal cord injury still unknown

DURANGO, Mexico | Mexico plane hit sudden, violent storm before crash

DURANGO, Mexico— It began with a strong burst of wind and pounding hail that pummeled the Aeromexico jetliner minutes after takeoff in northern Mexico then sent it smashing belly-down onto a field near the runway. Frightened passengers scrambled to flee as flames and blinding black smoke erupted around them. Miraculously, all 103 on board survived … Continue reading DURANGO, Mexico | Mexico plane hit sudden, violent storm before crash

MEXICO CITY  | All survive crash of Mexican jetliner, some walk from wreck

MEXICO CITY  — An Aeromexico jetliner taking off in a blustery storm smashed down into a nearby field but skidded to a stop virtually intact, and all 103 people aboard were able to escape advancing flames before fire engulfed the aircraft. Passengers expressed gratitude to be alive, but many were extremely shaken after the crash … Continue reading MEXICO CITY  | All survive crash of Mexican jetliner, some walk from wreck

JUNEAU, Alaska | Alaska plane survivor: ‘Thankful that I am alive’

JUNEAU, Alaska  — Ginny Hacker Eiseman had spent the weekend reeling in a bounty of colorful fish at Steamboat Bay Fishing Club on remote Noyes Island in southeast Alaska. She was returning home to Ketchikan when the unthinkable happened. The chartered Taquan Air flight that she and 10 others were on crashed Tuesday on a … Continue reading JUNEAU, Alaska | Alaska plane survivor: ‘Thankful that I am alive’

MADISON, Wis. | Wisconsin Badgers wrestler killed in Illinois vehicle crash

MADISON, Wis.— A University of Wisconsin wrestler was killed in a vehicle crash in Illinois, according to police and the school. Wrestler Eli Stickley was killed Thursday night, the university’s athletic department confirmed in a written statement. Stickley was a native of Urbana, Ohio, and wrestled in the 141-pound weight class at Wisconsin. According to … Continue reading MADISON, Wis. | Wisconsin Badgers wrestler killed in Illinois vehicle crash

Costa Rica seeks cause of crash that killed 10 US citizens

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica /December 31, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Costa Rican investigators are working into what caused a charter aircraft carrying 10 U.S. citizens and two local crewmembers to crash in a wooded area in the country’s northwest soon after takeover, killing everyone on board. Officials said Sunday evening that they were still seeking to … Continue reading Costa Rica seeks cause of crash that killed 10 US citizens

Video: Train crew not using electronic devices before crash

SEATTLE /December 22, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — Video from the cab of the Amtrak train that hurtled off the tracks in Washington state, killing three people and injuring dozens, shows that the engineer did not appear to be using a cellphone or any other personal electronic device just before the derailment, federal investigators said Friday. The … Continue reading Video: Train crew not using electronic devices before crash

Expert: New route may have distracted engineer before crash

SEATTLE /December 20, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) —  Experts say it’s possible the engineer on an Amtrak train that derailed as it hurtled into a curve at more than twice the speed limit was distracted for an extended period of time before the train plunged off an overpass and onto a busy interstate, a key factor in … Continue reading Expert: New route may have distracted engineer before crash

Eight personnel recovered from C2-A aircraft crash in Philippine Sea

AT SEA/November 22, 2017 (STL.News) Search and rescue operations recovered eight personnel following a C2-A Greyhound aircraft crash southeast of Okinawa at approximately 3:23 p.m. today. All personnel were transferred to USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) for medical evaluation and are in good condition at this time. Search and rescue efforts for three personnel continue … Continue reading Eight personnel recovered from C2-A aircraft crash in Philippine Sea

Department of Defense announces the death of Staff Sgt. Emil Rivera-Lopez

Washington/September 3, 2017 (STL.News) September 1, 2017 the Department of Defense announced the death of Staff Sgt. Emil Rivera-Lopez, a soldier whom was previously listed as Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown, commonly referred to as DUSTWUN. As a result of a training accident, Staff Sgt. Emil Rivera-Lopez was declared “Deceased” on August 31, 2017. According to … Continue reading Department of Defense announces the death of Staff Sgt. Emil Rivera-Lopez

Army helicopter crashes into golf course; 1 dead, 2 injured

LEONARDTOWN, MD/April 18, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — A Black Hawk helicopter crashed onto a golf course in Maryland during a routine training flight, killing one crew member and injuring the two others on board, the U.S. Army said. The cause of the Monday crash is under investigation, the Army Military District of Washington said in a … Continue reading Army helicopter crashes into golf course; 1 dead, 2 injured

Witness account highlights dangers of texting while driving

HOUSTON/April 1, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — A witness says the driver of a pickup truck that collided with a church minibus in rural Texas, killing 13 people, acknowledged he had been texting while driving — highlighting the dangers of sending messages on smartphones while behind the wheel. Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. Conrad Hein wouldn’t … Continue reading Witness account highlights dangers of texting while driving

Mardi Gras crash suspect’s alcohol level nearly triple limit

NEW ORLEANS/February 27, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — The driver accused of plowing into a crowd enjoying a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans had a blood alcohol level nearly three times the legal limit, police said. The New Orleans Police Department issued a statement identifying the man as 25-year-old Neilson Rizzuto. He’s being held at the … Continue reading Mardi Gras crash suspect’s alcohol level nearly triple limit

DWI suspected in crash that hurt 28 at New Orleans parade

NEW ORLEANS/February 26, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — A man who allegedly plowed into a crowd enjoying the Krewe of Endymion parade on Saturday in the Mid-City section of New Orleans is being investigated for driving while intoxicated, police said. The accident came during one of the busiest nights of Mardi Gras when thousands of people throng … Continue reading DWI suspected in crash that hurt 28 at New Orleans parade