Three National Guard members killed in small plane crash in Tennessee

MCMINNVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Officials say three people killed in a small plane crash near a Tennessee airport were National Guard members. Tennessee National Guard spokesman Chris Messina said the identities of the three killed in the crash would be released later Wednesday. Messina said the Guard members were on leave at the time of […]

Pilot en route to Millington killed in plane crash near Jackson, Tennessee

JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) — One person died in a single-engine plane crash near a Jackson, Tennessee airport, and the FAA says the flight was headed to Millington. The pilot was identified as Bryan Jackson of Memphis. The FAA said in a statement that a Beechcraft A36 Bonanza with one person aboard was discovered near Jackson, […]

UPDATE: No survivors in Northwest Arkansas plane crash

Chester, AR (KNWA/KFTA) — Crawford County Sheriff, Ron Brown, says the plane has been located and four have been confirmed dead. Sheriff Brown says around 8:15 this morning Arkansas State Police spotted wreckage. Sheriff Ron Brown says just after 9 p.m. last night, emergency responders began looking for the plane.

NTSB: Pilot’s actions likely caused Earnhardt plane crash

NEW YORK – The National Transportation Safety Board says a pilot’s inability to maintain proper airspeed and the flight crew’s decision to continue an unstable approach for landing likely caused the crash of a small plane carrying race car driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his family in 2019. The NTSB released its final accident Wednesday […]

Pilot identified in fatal plane crash near Jackson, Tennessee

JACKSON, Tenn. — Authorities have identified Bryan Jackson, of Memphis, as the pilot of a plane that crashed near Jackson, Tennessee, on Friday. On Friday, Jackson’s single-engine plane crashed near a Jackson, Tennessee airport, and the FAA says the flight was headed to Millington. The FAA said in a statement that a Beechcraft A36 Bonanza […]

4 Oklahoma family members die in Arkansas small plane crash

CHESTER, Ark. (AP) — Authorities say four members of a family from Oklahoma were killed when their single-engine plane crashed into a ravine in rural northwest Arkansas. Crawford County Sheriff Ron Brown says the plane crashed Friday evening and was found the following morning. Brown says the Fort Smith airport tower lost contact with the […]

Jean Kennedy Smith, last surviving sibling of JFK, dies

NEW YORK (AP) — Jean Kennedy Smith, the last surviving sibling of President John F. Kennedy and a former ambassador to Ireland, died Wednesday, her daughter confirmed to The New York Times. She was 92. Smith died at her home in Manhattan, her daughter Kym told the Times. Smith was the eighth of nine children […]

Pakistan jet with 98 aboard crashes near Karachi airport

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — A jetliner carrying 98 people crashed Friday in a crowded neighborhood near the airport in Pakistan’s port city of Karachi after an apparent engine failure during landing. Officials said there were at least two survivors from the plane, and it was unknown how many people on the ground were hurt, with […]

Facts vs. fiction: AP fact checks coronavirus claims

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the real facts: __ CLAIM: If you don’t have health insurance and can’t afford to take […]

Airplane heading to Nashville crashes, kills 4 people

(CNN) — The bodies of three men and one woman were recovered Sunday from the scene of a small plane crash in Georgia, according to Gordon County Deputy Coroner Christy Nicholson. The plane took off from Peachtree City on Saturday just after 9 a.m. bound for Nashville, Heidi Kemner, a National Transportation Safety Board aviation […]