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Lawsuit Filed Over Fatal Crash of WWII-Era Airplane in Connecticut

A lawsuit has been filed against the owners and operators of a World War II-era airplane that crashed at a Connecticut airport last October, killing seven people. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in state Superior Court by survivors of the crash …

Owner of WWII-Era Bomber Banned from Carrying Passengers After Connecticut Crash

The Federal Aviation Administration revoked a foundation’s permission to carry passengers aboard its World War II-era planes after a deadly crash in October. The agency cited safety concerns in its decision to prohibit the Collings Foundation from chartering its historic …

Pilot Dies After Small Plane Crashes in Massachusetts

The pilot of a small plane that crashed into a wooded and swampy area shortly after takeoff from a Massachusetts airport has died, authorities say. The Cessna 177 single-engine plane crashed about 100 yards north of the runway after taking …

Three Hurt in Pennsylvania Helicopter Crash at Fair

Authorities in Pennsylvania say three people have been hurt in a helicopter crash at a state fair. WNEP-TV reports a pilot and two passengers were in the helicopter when it crashed Saturday about 7:30 p.m. in the parking lot of …

Helicopter Pilot Killed on Manhattan High-Rise Had Reported a Problem

The pilot of a helicopter who was killed in a crash-landing on a high-rise building in Manhattan had reported a problem and said he wanted to return to the heliport he had taken off from minutes earlier. The copter instead …

Two Utility Workers Killed in Helicopter Crash in Northeastern New York

Two utility workers were killed and two others were hurt when their maintenance helicopter got caught on power lines and crashed in rural northeastern New York, state police said. Pieces of the aircraft dangled from power lines late Tuesday afternoon …

Virginia Police Say Pilot Has Died in a Single-Engine Plane Crash

Police in Virginia say a 65-year-old man has died after his single-engine plane crashed in the far western part of the state. Virginia State Police said in a statement that the plane was reported missing shortly after 2 a.m. on …

Two in Serious Condition After Being Rescued from Massachusetts Plane Crash

Authorities say two people were seriously injured when a plane crashed near a small airport south of Boston, Mass. NBC Boston reports the small plane crashed near Cranland Airport in Hanson on Thursday afternoon and left two people trapped in …

Plane Carrying Four Crashes Off Coast of New York’s Long Island, Two Bodies Recovered

A small plane carrying four people crashed off the coast of New York’s Long Island on Saturday, officials said. Two bodies had been recovered from the crash scene about a mile and a half south of East Hampton as of …

Report: Pilots Warned Company About Helicopter Safety

Pilots for the company that operates the open-side helicopter flights like the one that crashed last month in New York City, killing five, had warned management repeatedly of safety concerns over equipment including harnesses, The New York Times reported Sunday. …