Transportation accidents

FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2020, file photo, provided by the National Transportation Safety Board, NTSB investigators Adam Huray, right, and Carol Hogan examine wreckage as part of the NTSB's investigation of a helicopter crash near Calabasas, Calif. Federal investigators said Wednesday, June 17, 2020, that the pilot of the helicopter that crashed in thick fog, killing Kobe Bryant and seven other passengers, reported he was climbing when he actually was descending. (James Anderson/National Transportation Safety Board via AP, File)
June 17, 2020 - 8:39 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The pilot of the helicopter that crashed in thick fog, killing Kobe Bryant and seven other passengers, reported the aircraft was ascending when it actually was heading for the ground, federal investigators said in documents released Wednesday. Ara Zobayan radioed to air traffic...
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Michael Stumo holds a sign displaying photographs of the individuals who were killed in the March 10, 2019, crash of Ethiopian Airlines flight 302, as Federal Aviation Administration administrator Stephen Dickson testifies during a hearing of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, June 17, 2020, in Washington. (Graeme Jennings/Pool via AP)
June 17, 2020 - 6:47 pm
Senators of both parties lashed out at the Federal Aviation Administration on Wednesday, accusing it of stonewalling their attempts to understand how the agency approved a Boeing jet that later suffered two deadly crashes and whether it retaliates against whistleblowers in its ranks. Roger Wicker,...
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St. Charles County Prosecuting Attorney Tim Lohmar, right, speaks alongside Florissant Police Chief Timothy Fagan during a news conference Wednesday, June 17, 2020, in O'Fallon, Mo. Lohmar, who is acting as special prosecutor in the case against former Florissant Detective Joshua Smith, announced Smith has been charged with two counts of assault and armed criminal action after the now fired detective was apparently captured on video hitting a suspect with a police SUV then kicking and punching the man. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
June 17, 2020 - 4:18 pm
O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — A white suburban St. Louis police detective who was captured on video apparently hitting a black suspect with a police SUV then kicking and punching the man was charged Wednesday with two counts of assault and armed criminal action. Special Prosecutor Tim Lohmar announced the...
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A light airplane crash-lands in Ukraine's southern city of Odesa, Ukraine, Wednesday, June 17, 2020. The plane crash-landed killing one person and injuring another. Local police said the two were the only people on board the plane (Ukrainian Police Press Office via AP)
June 17, 2020 - 12:09 pm
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A small plane crash-landed Wednesday in the southern Ukrainian city of Odesa, killing one person and injuring another one, local police said in a statement. Photos of the crash site released by the Odesa police department showed a damaged plane lying on a road without its...
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Damage to Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson's car after a man ran in front of it as it left the Houses of Parliament, in London, Wednesday June 17, 2020. The prime minister’s office confirmed Johnson was in the car and that there were no reports of any injuries. (Victoria Jones/PA via AP)
June 17, 2020 - 10:32 am
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was in a minor car crash on Wednesday after a protester ran in front of the vehicle as it left Parliament. Footage posted on social media showed a man running toward the silver Jaguar as it drove out of the gates of Parliament accompanied by a...
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June 16, 2020 - 8:06 am
LONDON (AP) — The fighter pilot who died after crashing off the coast of northern England has been identified as 1st Lt. Kenneth Allen, the U.S. Air Force said Tuesday. Allen, 27, died in a routine training accident that took place at at 9:40 a.m. Monday. The cause of the F-15C Eagle crash is under...
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June 15, 2020 - 1:41 pm
LONDON (AP) — The U.S. Air Force has confirmed that the pilot of a fighter jet that crashed into the North Sea, off the coast of northern England, has been found dead. In a statement Monday, hours after the crash, it said “the pilot of the downed F-15C Eagle from the 48th Fighter Wing has been...
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FILE - This June 11, 2019 file photo of a poster showing Verona Gunn is displayed during a press conference in Chicago.. Verona Gunn was an 84-year-old woman killed last May when two Chicago Police vehicles slammed into a car she was riding in. Crashes involving Chicago police vehicles that killed Gunn and a young mother last week, highlight the dangers of police speeding to crime scenes or during car chases. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford File)
June 15, 2020 - 11:04 am
CHICAGO (AP) — A tragic chain of events that led to the death of a retired elementary teacher in Chicago started when a police officer confronted a man in a West Side alley. After issuing a call for help, the officer could be heard over the police radio screaming, “Drop the gun!” Three minutes...
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June 14, 2020 - 8:31 pm
PARIS, Tenn. (AP) — The 27-year-old daughter of country singer Hank Williams Jr. was killed in a highway accident in Tennessee, police said. Katherine Williams-Dunning of Springville was the driver of an SUV that was towing a boat when it crossed the median and rolled over Saturday night on U.S...
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June 14, 2020 - 9:19 am
PRAGUE (AP) — A regional passenger train in the Czech Republic collided Sunday with a bus and derailed, injuring 12 people, officials said. The Rail Safety Inspection said the accident occurred Sunday morning at a crossing near the town of Benesov located southeast of Prague. The agency said five...
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