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3 Dead, 1 Hurt in Small Plane Crash in Florida Neighborhood

PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. (AP) — A boy who was riding in a SUV with his mother died when a small plane struggling to return to a South Florida airport crashed into them on a residential street, officials said. Two people …

Air-Taxi Startup Volocopter Boosts Funds in Race to Get Flying

Volocopter GmbH raised 200 million euros ($242 million) in additional capital, the latest move in the increasingly competitive race to be the first electric air-taxi firm to start commercial flights. The so-called Series D funding brings in new investors including …

Crashed Plane in South Dakota Had Smoke Plume

A pilot and three passengers killed in a plane crash apparently had tried to return to the Sioux Falls, S.D., airport after an air traffic controller said a plume of smoke was trailing their aircraft, federal investigators said in a …

NTSB Report Details Small Plane Crash in Iowa

The National Transportation Safety Board has released new details of a September plane crash near the Le Mars Municipal Airport. A report from the board, cited by the Daily Sentinel, says pilot Robert Tompkins had just taken off from the …

Military Dogs’ Death at Houston Airport Spurs Lawsuit

The deaths of 14 bomb-sniffing dogs last year at Houston’s Bush Intercontinental Airport while awaiting air shipment to U.S. troops in Afghanistan has prompted a lawsuit from the K-9 contractor that owned the animals. According to the Houston Chronicle, American …

NWS: Small Tornado Did Damage Near Louisiana Airport

The National Weather Service says Terrebonne Parish homes damaged in strong weather early Wednesday were struck by at least one small tornado. The Courier reports the tornado, no more than 50 yards wide, flipped over a helicopter at the airport …

Nighttime Storm Tears Roof Off Portuguese Airport

Authorities say an overnight storm tore part of the roof off Faro airport in Portugal’s southern Algarve region, injuring five people and disrupting flights. Roof panels over the departure terminal’s check-in area peeled off when the storm hit at around …

Denver, Colo. Airport Still Feeling Effects of Hailstorm

The effects of last week’s hailstorm are still being felt at Denver International Airport, where United Airlines canceled 13 more departures while it inspected planes for damage. United says the 13 departures were canceled Sunday. All were United Express regional …

Crash Sparks Debate About Conn. Airport Safety

A small plane crash at Sikorsky Memorial Airport in Stratford has reignited debate over a runway safety zone that’s been proposed for years. Authorities say a Piper PA-32 Cherokee skidded down the runway and caught fire Saturday night after its …

Hangar with Ammunition Destroyed at Oklahoma Airport

A fire at a small Tulsa airport has destroyed an airport hangar where ammunition was being stored, but no injuries are being reported. Tulsa Fire Department spokesman Gary Tarver says firefighters from Tulsa and Jenks responded to a call of …