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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 …

Deadline to File Claim in Massachusetts Natural Gas Disaster Approaching

Officials are reminding Merrimack Valley residents that Friday is the deadline to file a claim in the $143 million class action settlement stemming from 2018’s natural gas explosions and fires. Lawyers encourage anyone impacted to file a claim, even if …

Deadline to Make Gas Explosion Claim in Massachusetts Extended to January 31

The deadline for residents and businesses to file a claim for a portion of the $143 million legal settlement related to the September 2018 natural gas explosions in Massachusetts has been extended to the end of the month by a …

Former Police Officer, Insurance Analyst Among B-17 Victims

A former police officer and an insurance analyst were among the seven people killed in the crash of a B-17 bomber at a Connecticut airport, officials and relatives said Thursday. The World War II-era plane with 13 people on board …

World War II-Era Bomber Crashes; at Least Seven Reported Dead

A World War II-era B-17 bomber with 13 people aboard crashed and burned at the Hartford airport after encountering mechanical trouble on takeoff Wednesday, killing seven of them. The four-engine, propeller-driven plane struggled to get into the air and slammed …

Federal Agency Discusses Findings in Massachusetts Natural Gas Disaster

Federal officials are discussing their findings from a yearlong investigation into last September’s natural gas explosions and fires in Massachusetts. The National Transportation Safety Board met in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday to discuss and vote on its final report about …

Charges Dismissed Again in Deadly Philadelphia Amtrak Crash

For the second time, a Philadelphia judge has dismissed all criminal charges filed against an Amtrak engineer in a deadly high-speed derailment in Philadelphia that killed eight and injured about 200 people. The decision Tuesday followed defense arguments that any …

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 Killed When Small Plane Crashes on Long Island

A small plane crashed on New York’s Long Island on Saturday, killing the man and woman on board, authorities said. The Federal Aviation Authority said in a statement that the single-engine Beechcraft A36 plane crashed in Southold at around 9:15 …

NTSB Cites Poor Planning for Toy Run Crash That Killed Two in Maine

The National Transportation Safety Board faults law enforcement planning in a report on a double fatal crash during the United Bikers of Maine Toy Run in September 2017. The report, released Tuesday, said an unsafe maneuver by a motorcycle rider …