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Jet Catches Fire in Northern California; 10 Aboard Unhurt

OROVILLE, Calif. — All 10 people aboard a small jet escaped injury Wednesday after the aircraft aborted its takeoff at a small Northern California airport, went off the runway and burst into flames, officials said. The pilot of the twin-engine …

10 Killed When Small Plane Crashes on Takeoff in Texas

DALLAS — All ten people on board a small plane were killed in a fiery crash Sunday morning when the aircraft struggled to gain altitude after taking off from a suburban Dallas airport, veered to one side and plunged into …

‘Miracle’: Plane Crashes into Florida River, but No Deaths

A charter plane carrying 143 people from the U.S. military base in Cuba to north Florida ended up in a river off the end of a runway Friday night, and while some passengers were hospitalized, no critical injuries or deaths …

Boeing 777 Slides Off Munich Runway

A spokesman for Munich airport says a Singapore Airlines flight with some 200 passengers aboard slid off the runway just after landing but nobody was injured. Peter Pruemm says it is still unclear why the Boeing 777 arriving from Manchester, …

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 …

Maine Airport Repairs Could Close Airport to Some

Repairs to the main runway at the Augusta State Airport could mean there will be no commercial flights to or from the Maine capital for up to two months. Construction is set to begin on a $7.5 million project to …