Transportation accidents

Boeing crashes alarm travelers, groundings snowball

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Fatal crashes of Boeing 737 Max 8 planes less than five months apart have alarmed the public, triggering a wave of groundings worldwide, but experts say reported similarities between the two disasters are not conclusive evidence of a shared cause. The Ethiopian Airlines crash Sunday which claimed 157 lives was the … Continue reading Boeing crashes alarm travelers, groundings snowball

Boeing’s stock takes a hit as more Max 8 planes are grounded

BEIJING (AP) — Boeing’s stock plunged Monday as the list of countries and airlines grounding the Boeing 737 Max 8 planes continued to grow the day after one crashed in Ethiopia, killing all 157 people on board. The Ethiopian Airlines jet crashed shortly after it took off from Addis Ababa on Sunday, drawing renewed scrutiny … Continue reading Boeing’s stock takes a hit as more Max 8 planes are grounded

China orders MAX 8 planes grounded after Ethiopia crash

BEIJING (AP) — China’s civilian aviation authority ordered all Chinese airlines to ground their Boeing 737 Max 8 planes indefinitely on Monday after one of the aircraft crashed in Ethiopia. The Civil Aviation Administration of China said the order is to take effect by 6 p.m. (1000 GMT) Monday. It said the order, issued Monday … Continue reading China orders MAX 8 planes grounded after Ethiopia crash

No survivors on crashed Ethiopian Airlines flight: state TV

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — An Ethiopian Airlines flight crashed shortly after takeoff from Ethiopia’s capital on Sunday morning, killing all 157 people thought to be on board, the airline and state broadcaster said. It was not immediately clear what caused the crash of the Boeing 737-8 MAX plane, which was new and had been … Continue reading No survivors on crashed Ethiopian Airlines flight: state TV

Kristoffersen leads slalom, Hirscher close to overall title

KRANJSKA GORA, Slovenia (AP) — Henrik Kristoffersen built a big lead in the opening run of a men’s World Cup slalom on Sunday, a day after he won a giant slalom on the same hill. On a weakened course after days of mild temperatures and rain, the Norwegian led Manfred Moelgg of Italy by 0.57 … Continue reading Kristoffersen leads slalom, Hirscher close to overall title

The Latest: Ethiopian Airlines says 157 aboard crashed plane

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — An Ethiopian Airlines flight with 157 people thought to be on board crashed shortly after takeoff Sunday morning from Ethiopia’s capital headed to Nairobi, the airline said. The airline’s statement said 149 passengers and eight crew members were thought to be on board the Boeing 737 that crashed six minutes … Continue reading The Latest: Ethiopian Airlines says 157 aboard crashed plane

Ethiopian Airlines flight to Nairobi crashes after takeoff

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — An Ethiopian Airlines flight with 157 people thought to be on board crashed shortly after takeoff Sunday morning from Ethiopia’s capital headed to Nairobi, the airline said. The airline’s statement said 149 passengers and eight crew members were thought to be on board the Boeing 737 that crashed six minutes … Continue reading Ethiopian Airlines flight to Nairobi crashes after takeoff

Suspect in death of Illinois deputy arrested after standoff

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — A man suspected of fatally shooting a sheriff’s deputy and wounding a woman at an Illinois hotel was taken into custody Thursday after an hourslong standoff that began when he crashed his vehicle along an interstate highway, authorities said. Floyd E. Brown, 39, was arrested hours after the crash in central … Continue reading Suspect in death of Illinois deputy arrested after standoff

Boeheim deemed ‘not reckless’ in fatal crash, case is closed

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP)  — Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim will not be charged in last month’s fatal highway accident and the case is closed. Boeheim was “not reckless,” Onondaga County District Attorney William Fitzpatrick said Thursday. Fitzpatrick added his decision came after reviewing the police accident report. Boeheim declined to comment, the athletic department said. … Continue reading Boeheim deemed ‘not reckless’ in fatal crash, case is closed

4 Americans, local pilot die in Kenya helicopter crash

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP)— Four Americans and a local pilot are dead in Kenya after their helicopter crashed on an island in Lake Turkana in the north, police said Monday The crash occurred Sunday night in Central Island National Park as two helicopters took off after a visit to the Lobolo tented camp, according to an … Continue reading 4 Americans, local pilot die in Kenya helicopter crash

4 Americans, local pilot die in Kenya helicopter crash

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Four Americans and a local pilot are dead in Kenya after their helicopter crashed on an island in Lake Turkana in the north, police said Monday The crash occurred Sunday night in Central Island National Park as two helicopters took off after a visit to the Lobolo tented camp, according to … Continue reading 4 Americans, local pilot die in Kenya helicopter crash

New Orleans police: Driver in deadly crash likely impaired

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Police suspect a driver was impaired when he killed two people and injured seven others, most of them riding bikes, on a busy New Orleans thoroughfare as large crowds gathered in the city for Mardi Gras. Police spokesman Andy Cunningham said in statement Sunday morning that authorities are waiting for the … Continue reading New Orleans police: Driver in deadly crash likely impaired

New Orleans police: 2 killed, 6 injured after car hits crowd

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Two people have been killed and six injured after being struck by a vehicle on a busy New Orleans thoroughfare Saturday evening, authorities said. Police Superintendent Shaun Ferguson told local media that a suspect is in custody following the incident that happened about 8 p.m. Saturday along a multiple-block stretch of … Continue reading New Orleans police: 2 killed, 6 injured after car hits crowd

Egypt says fight between conductors led to crash killing 25

CAIRO (AP) — A fight between two train conductors unleashed a speeding, unmanned locomotive that slammed into a barrier and exploded in the Egyptian capital’s main train station Wednesday, killing at least 25 people, authorities said. Railway officials said the single railcar collided head-on with the buffer stop, causing a huge explosion and fire. At … Continue reading Egypt says fight between conductors led to crash killing 25

Witness: Driver in train-car crash was fleeing earlier crash

WESTBURY, N.Y. / FEBRUARY 27, 2019 (STL.News) A witness told police that the driver who caused a deadly crash by trying to go around a lowered railroad gate on New York’s Long Island was fleeing the scene of an earlier crash, a police official said Wednesday. “The witness said that individual was involved in an accident … Continue reading Witness: Driver in train-car crash was fleeing earlier crash

Pakistan says it captured 2 Indian pilots from plane downed on its side of Kashmir: 1 is in hospital, other in custody

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan says it captured 2 Indian pilots from plane downed on its side of Kashmir: 1 is in hospital, other in custody. By Associated Press

3 people killed in train-vehicle collision on Long Island

WESTBURY, N.Y. (AP) — Two commuter trains traveling in opposite directions collided with a vehicle on the tracks in Westbury, killing all three occupants in the vehicle before one of the trains derailed and tore into a concrete platform Tuesday night, according to officials. Nassau County Police Chief Patrick Ryder said the vehicle was “trying … Continue reading 3 people killed in train-vehicle collision on Long Island

Passengers band together on train stuck in Oregon mountains

SALEM, Ore. / FEBRUARY 26, 2019 (STL.News) An Amtrak train with almost 200 people aboard hit downed trees during a blizzard and got stranded in the Oregon mountains for a day and a half, but passengers and crew banded together during the ordeal that ended Tuesday. “It was really nice to meet people pulling together,” … Continue reading Passengers band together on train stuck in Oregon mountains

Search continues for body at Texas plane crash site

ANAHUAC, Texas (AP) — Authorities continue to scour the shallow waters of a southeast Texas bay for clues about what led to the sudden crash of a Boeing 767 cargo plane, and for the body of one of the three people aboard. An area sheriff says a north wind has exposed more of the three-quarter-mile … Continue reading Search continues for body at Texas plane crash site

7 US troops injured in van crash in Poland

WARSAW, Poland(AP) — Polish and U.S. officials in southwestern Poland say that seven U.S. troops were injured, two of them, seriously when their van veered off the road and rolled over. A police spokeswoman in Zagan, Anna Kublik-Rosciszewska, said the crash took place Sunday afternoon near Trzebien, on the A18 road as the troops were … Continue reading 7 US troops injured in van crash in Poland

Sheriff: 2 bodies recovered from Texas plane crash site

(AP) — A southeast Texas sheriff said Sunday that two bodies have been recovered at the site where a Boeing 767 cargo plane crashed into a coastal bay. All three people aboard the Flight 3591 died, according to the plane’s owner. Crews continued to search for the third body at Trinity Bay, about 35 miles … Continue reading Sheriff: 2 bodies recovered from Texas plane crash site

ANAHUAC, Texas | Sheriff: 1 body recovered from Texas cargo plane crash site

ANAHUAC, Texas (AP) — Search and recovery crews have recovered one body and the search continued Sunday for two more at the site where a Boeing 767 cargo plane crashed into a coastal bay near Houston with three people aboard. The Chambers County Sheriff’s Office said on Facebook that the body was recovered late Saturday … Continue reading ANAHUAC, Texas | Sheriff: 1 body recovered from Texas cargo plane crash site

DHAKA, Bangladesh | Hijacking foiled on Bangladesh-Dubai flight, suspect killed

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A flight bound for Dubai from Bangladesh’s capital, Dhaka, made an emergency landing Sunday in Chittagong, Bangladesh, after a man attempted to hijack the plane, officials said. The suspect, a Bangladeshi, asked to speak to the country’s prime minister before dying from injuries in an exchange of gunfire with military commandos, … Continue reading DHAKA, Bangladesh | Hijacking foiled on Bangladesh-Dubai flight, suspect killed

BERLIN | Rescuers search for missing skier after Austrian avalanche

BERLIN (AP) — Austrian authorities say a German man is still missing after an avalanche in Austria buried a group of backcountry skiers, killing one and injuring a second. Three other skiers were rescued unharmed. The Austrian news agency APA reported Sunday that Austrian and German rescue teams and planes were looking for the missing … Continue reading BERLIN | Rescuers search for missing skier after Austrian avalanche