Aviation accidents and incidents

A Linn County Sheriff deputy approaches the scene of a small plane crash north of Harrisburg, Ore., that left four people dead, Friday April 7, 2017. (Collin Andrew/The Register-Guard via AP)
April 09, 2017 - 12:03 am
HARRISBURG, Ore. (AP) — Three family members were on a college scouting trip when they died in a small plane crash in Oregon, friends said. John A. Zitting, 42, of Thousand Oaks, California, his wife, Karen Blackmore Zitting , 37, and their son John Brendan Zitting, 17, were headed to Eugene to...
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April 06, 2017 - 9:21 am
MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — The Iraqi government says Islamic State group militants have shot down an Iraqi army helicopter over Mosul, killing the two-member crew. The Ministry of Defense says in a statement that the incident happened during the operation to retake the city from IS militants. Officials say...
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Air Force Security officers secure the area near the location where a military aircraft crashed, Wednesday, April 5, 2017, in Clinton, Md. The Air Force said that the pilot was on a training mission in an F-16 from the Andrews Air Force-based 113th Wing. Officials say the pilot ejected and is safe. The plane went down a few miles from Andrews. (AP Photo/Sait Serkan Gurbuz)
April 05, 2017 - 2:19 pm
CLINTON, Md. (AP) — A fighter jet pilot on a training mission ejected safely before the aircraft crashed Wednesday in a wooded area in a Washington suburb. Witnesses reported the sound of live ammunition. The D.C. Air National Guard F-16C went down about 200 yards behind a small subdivision of two-...
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April 05, 2017 - 10:29 am
CLINTON, Md. (AP) — The Air Force says a pilot is safe after an F-16 crashed in Maryland. The Air Force said Wednesday that the pilot was on a training mission in an F-16 from the Joint Base Andrews-based 113th Wing. Officials say the pilot ejected and is safe. The plane went down a few miles from...
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FILE - In this December 10, 2015 file photo, Harrison Ford greets fans during a Star Wars fan event in Sydney, Australia. Ford's attorney said Monday, April 3, 2017, that the FAA had concluded its investigation into the actor landing on the wrong runway at a Southern California airport, and would take no actions against his pilot license or issue any fines against him. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith, File)
April 03, 2017 - 5:36 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Harrison Ford will not face any penalties over mistakenly landing on a taxiway at a Southern California airport earlier this year, the actor's attorney said Monday. Attorney Stephen Hofer wrote in a statement that the Federal Aviation Administration will not fine Ford and the...
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Korean War veteran Thomas Hudner looks on during the christening ceremony for the future USS Thomas Hudner, a U.S. Navy destroyer named in his honor, at Bath Iron Works in Bath, Maine, Saturday, April 1, 2017. Hudner, a naval aviator who crash-landed his plane to try to save a downed pilot in the Korean War was honored with a ship bearing his name. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)
April 01, 2017 - 11:01 pm
BATH, Maine (AP) — Naval aviator Thomas Hudner watched helplessly as a fellow fighter pilot's plane turned into a death trap after a crash-landing behind enemy lines during the Korean War. The injured pilot was pinned in the cockpit, unable to escape from the burning plane. The lieutenant did the...
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Korean War veteran Thomas Hudner looks on during the christening ceremony for the future USS Thomas Hudner, a U.S. Navy destroyer named in his honor, at Bath Iron Works in Bath, Maine, Saturday, April 1, 2017. Hudner, a naval aviator who crash-landed his plane to try to save a downed pilot in the Korean War was honored with a ship bearing his name. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)
April 01, 2017 - 2:01 pm
BATH, Maine (AP) — Naval aviator Thomas Hudner watched helplessly as a fellow fighter pilot's plane turned into a death trap after a crash landing behind enemy lines during the Korean War. The injured pilot was pinned in the cockpit, unable to escape from the burning plane. The lieutenant did the...
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March 30, 2017 - 1:17 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An American Airlines pilot died after becoming ill just before his plane landed in Albuquerque. During the flight from Dallas-Fort Worth, the captain declared an emergency and landed the plane at Albuquerque International Sunport on Wednesday night. The plane taxied to a...
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March 30, 2017 - 1:00 pm
LONDON (AP) — Mountain rescuers have found five bodies with the wreckage of a helicopter that disappeared on a flight from England to Ireland, British police said Thursday. The privately-owned Twin Squirrel chopper failed to arrive in Dublin as scheduled after taking off Wednesday from Luton...
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March 30, 2017 - 9:41 am
LONDON (AP) — British police say mountain rescuers have found five bodies with the wreckage of a helicopter that disappeared on a flight from England to Ireland. The privately-owned Twin Squirrel chopper failed to arrive in Dublin as scheduled after taking off Wednesday from Luton airport near...
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