Crash

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’