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  • Southwest pilot charged after loaded gun found by baggage screeners

    April 17, 2017 4:18 PM

    ALBANY, N.Y. - A Southwest Airlines pilot has been arrested on a weapons charge in New York after airport security officers found a loaded handgun in his carry-on bag. Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple says 55-year-old Erik Gibson was slated to pilot a flight to Tampa, Florida, on Monday morning... more »
  • Pilot injured when small plane flips while landing

    December 22, 2016 6:24 PM

    SHREVEPORT - The pilot of a small plane was injured when the plane flipped while landing at Shreveport's downtown airport. Shreveport news media reported that the accident happened shortly after 2 p.m. Thursday. Authorities said the pilot was hospitalized with injuries described as serious but not life-threatening. The pilot was... more »
  • Zipcar pilot program launched in downtown BR

    December 14, 2016 11:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE – City leaders and representatives launched the Zipcar pilot program on Wednesday morning in downtown Baton Rouge. Zipcar, a car-sharing service, allows members to reserve cars on-demand 24/7. Members can reserve a car by the hour or by the day for up to seven days. Reservations for... more »
  • Chief: Body cameras on all Baton Rouge officers by spring

    November 11, 2016 9:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Police Department hopes to wrap up a body camera pilot program and begin rolling the devices out to all front-line officers by this spring. Chief Carl Dabadie Jr. told the Baton Rouge Body Camera Task Force on Thursday a decision on how or whether... more »
  • Small plane crash kills Lafayette man and 1 other while doing stunts

    September 4, 2016 4:17 PM

    LIBERTY, Texas - The Liberty County Sheriff's Office says two men died in a plane crash as they were apparently performing stunts above the Trinity River. The office says in a statement that the pilot Patrick Joseph Falterman, 26, Cleveland, Texas, and his friend, Zach Esters, 25, who was visiting... more »
  • Blue Angels Pilot's body flown home

    June 4, 2016 4:18 PM

    SMYRNA, Tenn. - The body of an elite fighter jet pilot who was killed in a crash near Nashville Thursday has been flown home. The Tennessean reports that a Navy C-130 "Fat Albert" plane flew out of Smyrna Saturday morning with the body of Capt. Jeff Kuss. People braved the... more »
  • Divers looking for plane crash pilot find body in Hudson River

    May 27, 2016 11:02 PM

    NEW YORK - Police say divers searching for the pilot of a small World War II vintage plane that crashed in the Hudson River between New York and New Jersey have recovered a body. They say the body came from the one-seater plane but they haven't confirmed the body is... more »
  • Airline co-pilot detained after suspected of being drunk

    March 26, 2016 2:59 PM

    ROMULUS, Mich. - Federal authorities say an American Airlines co-pilot has been detained at Detroit Metropolitan Airport after he was suspected of being drunk. The Federal Aviation Administration said the co-pilot was held from a Saturday morning flight from Detroit to Philadelphia. He's suspected of having a blood-alcohol level above... more »
  • Army: 2 pilots killed in helicopter crash in rural Tennessee

    December 3, 2015 5:08 AM

    CLARKSVILLE, TN.- The Army says two pilots were killed when their helicopter crashed near Fort Campbell in rural Tennessee. A news release from the Army's 101st Airborne Division says the two crewmembers were flying a two-seat AH-64D Apache during a routine training mission when the helicopter went down around 7... more »
  • Last of Louisiana's surviving Tuskegee Airmen pilots dies

    September 14, 2015 9:05 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Calvin Moret, a New Orleans native and the last surviving pilot from Louisiana of the famed Tuskegee Airmen, has died. He was 90. Moret was a Congressional Gold Medal honoree for his World War II service along with others in the African-American unit of military airmen. New Orleans... more »
  • Ultra Light plane crashes in St. Amant

    August 30, 2015 10:45 PM

    ST. AMANT - An Ultra Light plane went down in St. Amant Sunday evening. Witnesses told the Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad they saw the plane drop from over 100 feet in the air. The pilot sustained moderate injuries and is being treated in a local hospital.... more »
  • Search to resume at jetliner crash site

    March 25, 2015 2:11 AM

    SEYNE-LES-ALPES, France - Crews are getting set for a second day of searching on an Alpine mountain side where a German jetliner crashed with no distress call on Tuesday, killing 150 people on board. Investigators are hoping a black box discovered among the debris will help them figure out what... more »
  • Jordan's king vows 'harsh' war against Islamic State

    February 5, 2015 2:00 AM

    AMMAN, Jordan - Jordan's king has vowed to wage a "harsh" war against the Islamic State group after the militants burned a captive Jordanian pilot in a cage and released a video of the killing. The images have sent waves of revulsion across the region. King Abdullah II consulted with... more »
  • Jordan confirms death of IS-held pilot, vows revenge

    February 3, 2015 2:16 PM

    AMMAN, Jordan - The spokesman for the Jordanian armed forces has confirmed the death of a pilot captured by the Islamic State extremist group and vowed "punishment and revenge." His remarks came after an online video purportedly released by the Islamic State group appeared to show the captured pilot being... more »
  • US Air Force pilot killed in crash in Mideast

    December 1, 2014 10:31 AM

    WASHINGTON - A U.S. Air Force pilot was killed when an F-16 crashed while returning to its base in the Middle East. The U.S. Central Command, which is in charge of American military operations in the Mideast, said the fighter jet crashed in a non-combat incident late Sunday night while... more »
  • Pilot errors, fatigue led to deadly Ga. jet crash

    October 21, 2014 11:39 AM

    ATLANTA - Federal investigators say a pilot failed to follow procedures during landing, and that fatigue from lack of sleep contributed to a fiery jet crash that killed a Georgia vascular surgeon and four colleagues from a vein care practice. In a report released Tuesday, the National Transportation Safety Board... more »
  • California pilot dies in crash fighting wildfire

    October 8, 2014 9:02 AM

    YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CA - Authorities say a pilot is dead after his air tanker crashed while fighting a California wildfire near Yosemite National Park. State fire spokeswoman Alyssa Smith says Tuesday night that rescue crews reached the wreckage of the crash and confirmed the pilot's death several hours after... more »
  • Man, teen killed in aircraft accident Play Video

    September 22, 2014 6:03 AM

    RESERVE - A small helicopter-like aircraft crashed into a canal at the St. John the Baptist Parish Airport in Reserve, killing the pilot and a passenger. Officials say the pilot, 48-year-old Darren Mahler, and his neighbor, 13-year-old Payton Wilt, both of Metairie, were pronounced dead Sunday night. Their identities have... more »

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