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  • LSU to monitor flight spending Play Video

    September 22, 2014 5:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU is promising to monitor the purchase of plane tickets more carefully after an Inspector General's report showed the flagship university wasted $123,000 on unused airfare over the period of two-and-half years. The school wasn't the only state agency that was targeted in the report. The... 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 »
  • Australia, Malaysia reach search cost-sharing deal Play Video

    August 28, 2014 1:55 AM

    CANBERRA, Australia - Malaysia's transport minister says an investigation into how a Malaysian airliner came to crash into the Indian Ocean far off course cannot go further until wreckage and its black boxes are found. Malaysian Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai is in Australia on Thursday to sign a cost-sharing... more »
  • Plane crashes after takeoff, kills four Play Video

    August 26, 2014 3:27 AM

    WILLOUGHBY HILLS, OH - Police say a plane has crashed shortly after takeoff at a regional airport, killing four people about 15 miles northeast of Cleveland. The plane crashed around 10 p.m. Monday after taking off from the Cuyahoga County Airport. It happened near the intersection of Bishop Road and... more »
  • Girl struck by plane on Florida beach dies

    July 29, 2014 8:52 AM

    SARASOTA, FL - Law enforcement officials in Florida say a 9-year-old girl has died from injuries suffered when she was hit by a plane that crash-landed on the beach where she was walking with her father. The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office said Tuesday morning that they were notified by the... more »
  • Small plane crashes on beach, hits father and daughter on ground Play Video

    July 28, 2014 5:31 AM

    VENICE, FL - A Georgia man is dead and his 9-year-old daughter is in the hospital with critical injuries after they were hit by a small plane that made an emergency landing on a Florida Gulf Coast beach. The Piper Cherokee crash-landed Sunday afternoon, losing a wheel, damaging a wind... more »
  • Police team turns back from Ukraine crash site Play Video

    July 28, 2014 5:21 AM

    SHAKHTARSK, Ukraine - An international police team has failed to reach the crash site of a Malaysian Airlines plane for a second day running as clashes rage in a town on the road to the area. A delegation of Australian and Dutch police and forensic experts stopped Monday in Shakhtarsk,... more »
  • Australia sending police to Ukraine plane crash

    July 25, 2014 2:28 AM

    SYDNEY, Australia - Australia's prime minister says his country is close to finalizing a deal with Ukraine to send police and a small number of troops to secure the Malaysian plane crash site as part of a multinational team. Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Friday that Australia has 90 federal... more »
  • France says Air Algerie plane wreckage found Play Video

    July 25, 2014 2:10 AM

    PARIS, France - French officials say that the wreckage of an Air Algeria plane which crashed with 116 people aboard has been found in Mali. A message posted Friday on the website of President Francois Hollande said the wreckage had been clearly identified despite the disintegration of the aircraft, and... more »
  • Burkina official: Plane wreckage found in Mali

    July 24, 2014 6:06 PM

    OUAGADOUGO, Burkina Faso - A Burkina Faso official says the wreckage of the Air Algerie plane that went missing has been found in Mali. Gen. Gilbert Diendere says the wreckage was located about 50 kilometers (31 miles) from the border of Burkina Faso near the village of Boulikessi in Mali.... more »
  • Air Algerie plane disappears from radar

    July 24, 2014 6:11 AM

    ALGIERS, Algeria - Officials say heavy rain has been reported in the area where a plane carrying 116 people disappeared from radar today over the African country of Mali. The Air Algerie flight was on its way from neighboring Burkina Faso to Algeria. France's transport minister says the crew's last... more »
  • FAA lifts ban on US flights to Israel Play Video

    July 24, 2014 2:02 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Federal Aviation Administration has lifted its ban on U.S. flights to Israel, which it had imposed out of concern over the risk of planes being hit by Hamas rockets. The agency made its decision late Wednesday after working with other U.S. government entities to assess the... more »
  • US to present intelligence data on plane crash

    July 22, 2014 10:52 AM

    WASHINGTON - The United States says it's preparing to present data from the U.S. intelligence community laying out what's known about the Malaysian Airlines plane that was shot down in Ukraine. White House spokesman Josh Earnest says the intelligence community will have some additional data to present Tuesday. No additional... more »
  • TSA fees set to increase Play Video

    July 22, 2014 10:40 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - If you thought your last flying experience was bad, it could be getting worse. The TSA is set to double and even triple the fees you pay to fly. The raised prices were mandated by Congress and will automatically be added when you book your flight.... more »
  • Malaysia very 'concerned' over crash site security

    July 19, 2014 1:17 PM

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Malaysia's transport minister says the country is "deeply concerned" that the site in Ukraine where a Malaysia Airlines jetliner was shot down with 298 people onboard "has not been properly secured." Liow Tiong Lai said at a news conference Saturday in Kuala Lumpur that "the... more »
  • Australian PM lashes out at Russia over shot plane Play Video

    July 18, 2014 2:52 AM

    CANBERRA, Australia - An angry Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott is demanding an independent inquiry into the downing of a Malaysian jetliner and says Russia's response is "deeply, deeply unsatisfactory." Abbott criticized Russia's Ambassador to Australia Vladimir Morozov, who met earlier Friday with Foreign Minister Julie Bishop. According to Abbott,... more »
  • Obama: Downed jet in Ukraine a 'terrible tragedy'

    July 17, 2014 10:43 AM

    WILMINGTON - President Barack Obama says the United States will offer any assistance possible to determine what happened to a downed passenger jet in Ukraine and why. Obama says the incident looks like it may be a terrible tragedy. He says the U.S. is working to determine whether any American... more »
  • Plane's swastika banner spurs criticism around NYC

    July 13, 2014 10:48 AM

    NEW YORK - A banner aiming to change people's minds about what swastikas stand for has stirred outrage after it flew over beaches in New York City and on Long Island. Some beachgoers were appalled and officials fielded complaints after a plane toted the banner Saturday. The banner featured swastikas,... more »
  • Teen stowaway speaks about trip, mom

    June 18, 2014 9:23 AM

    SAN JOSE, CA - A teenager who survived a trip to Hawaii as a stowaway in a plane's wheel well says he hopped on the closest flight that was going west and can't believe he survived the journey. Fifteen-year-old Yahye Abdi made his first public comments since his improbable survival... more »
  • Malaysia releases satellite data on missing jet

    May 27, 2014 2:07 AM

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - The Malaysian government has released 47 pages of raw satellite data used to conclude that the missing Malaysia Airlines jet crashed into the southern Indian Ocean. Some family members of the 239 people on board have been demanding Malaysia release the data so that independent experts... more »
  • Malaysia to release satellite data on missing jet

    May 20, 2014 2:12 AM

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Malaysia says it will publicly release satellite data used to narrow down the search for the missing jetliner to the southern Indian Ocean. The Civil Aviation Department and British company Inmarsat said in a joint statement Tuesday said they would do this "in line with our... more »
  • Malaysia PM calls for real-time tracking of planes

    May 14, 2014 4:23 AM

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has called for real-time tracking of planes and improvement to communication systems to prevent a repeat of the mysterious disappearance of Flight 370. In an opinion piece Wednesday in the Wall Street Journal, Najib urged the global aviation industry to make... more »
  • Father of teen stowaway says he'll bring son home

    April 27, 2014 6:29 PM

    SAN JOSE, Calif. - The father of the teenager who climbed into the wheel well of a jet at the San Jose airport and survived a 5½-hour trip flight to Hawaii says he plans to fly to Hawaii soon to bring his son home to California. Abdulahi Yusuf said in... more »
  • Australia says planes checking new search area Play Video

    March 28, 2014 6:11 AM

    PERTH, Australia - Australia says four planes are now searching in a new area in the Indian Ocean for possible signs of the Malaysian airliner that went missing three weeks ago. John Young, manager of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority's emergency response division, said Friday that four planes were in... more »
  • Grief for families told Flight 370 crashed

    March 24, 2014 1:52 PM

    BEIJING - There's renewed grief today for family members of the 239 people on board the Malaysia Airlines jet that disappeared more than two weeks ago, with today's announcement from Malaysia's prime minister that the plane had gone down in the southern Indian Ocean. Relatives of passengers in Beijing --... more »
  • Malaysia: Chinese satellite found object in ocean

    March 22, 2014 11:23 AM

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Malaysia's defense minister says a Chinese satellite has spotted a large object along a broad stretch of ocean where officials hope to find a Malaysia Airlines plane that has been missing for more than two weeks. Hishammuddin Hussein told reporters Saturday that he had been informed... more »
  • Australia leader say nothing spotted in air search

    March 21, 2014 5:44 AM

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Australia's acting prime minister says nothing of significance has been spotted so far by search planes flying deep into the southern Indian Ocean looking for possible debris from the missing Malaysia Airlines jet. Warren Truss, who is acting prime minister while Tony Abbott is in Papua... more »
  • Australia chasing objects "possibly" from missing plane

    March 19, 2014 10:32 PM

    CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA- The prime minister sent the Australian air force to look for objects, possibly from the missing Malaysia Airlines flight. The Associated Press reported late Wednesday of the find and said the objects were spotted on satellite imagery. Not much else was reported, since it was not immediately... more »
  • Plane that aborted takeoff removed from Pa. runway Play Video

    March 14, 2014 6:01 AM

    PHILADELPHIA, PA - A crippled plane that was evacuated after its nose gear collapsed during an attempted takeoff has been removed from the runway at Philadelphia International Airport. Investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board will examine the plane to try to determine the cause of the accident. Officials say... more »
  • Home damaged by plane crash finally demolished Play Video

    March 10, 2014 5:37 PM

    BAKER- After months of waiting, residents of a quiet Baker neighborhood will get some closure as a home damaged in a plane crash last year is finally torn down. The plane crashed shortly after the pilot took off from Baton Rouge Metro Airport in June 2013. "I saw... more »
  • Owner of burned home given an ultimatum

    January 14, 2014 10:46 PM

    BAKER- City leaders gave a homeowner less than three months to demolish his home after it burned when a plane crashed into it seven months ago. Since the crash, the home has sat vacant and charred. Neighbors say it's an eyesore and want it torn down. The pilot... more »
  • EXCLUSIVE: pilot talks about surviving crash landing Play Video

    December 10, 2013 9:20 PM

    FOLSOM - A pilot and his co-pilot are celebrating a crash landing the two were able to walk away from unharmed. "Somebody was with you today," the 911 operator told the two. "I'm so glad we're able to talk to you. I know it's a bad deal but thank... more »
  • Suspicious note on US Airways plane in Charlotte

    October 21, 2013 2:39 PM

    CHARLOTTE, N.C.- A US Airways flight from Buffalo, N.Y., has been stopped on the taxiway in Charlotte after a threatening note was found. Charlotte Douglas International Airport officials said the note was found Monday afternoon and the plane landed and was kept away from the terminal. Authorities called the note... more »
  • 2 dead in plane crash at Kansas City airport

    August 18, 2013 4:03 PM

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Two people have been killed after a single-engine plane crashed at a small airport near downtown Kansas City. Fire spokesman James Garrett says the single-engine plane crashed shortly after taking off Sunday afternoon from the Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport. Garrett says the two people killed... more »
  • UPS cargo jet crashes in Birmingham

    August 14, 2013 7:10 AM

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - An airport spokeswoman says the large UPS cargo plane that crashed went down in an open field just outside an airport in Birmingham, Ala. Toni Herrera-Bast, a spokeswoman for Birmingham's airport authority, says there are no homes in the immediate area of the crash. U.S. Federal Aviation... more »
  • Courts will treat Asiana passengers differently

    July 14, 2013 11:12 AM

    SAN FRANCISCO - When the crash of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 goes to court, the potential payouts will probably be vastly different for Americans and passengers from other countries, even if they were seated side by side as the jetliner crash-landed. An international treaty governs compensation to passengers harmed by... more »
  • Local experts talk about surviving a plane crash Play Video

    July 8, 2013 9:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Aviation firefighters from across the state are taught lifesaving techniques a few miles from LSU. "We have a 40-hour program that we put people through... we put them through classroom and practical experience to learn the different skills," said Nick Palmer the airport and rescue firefighting... more »
  • Family spared in crash pays respects to dead pilot

    June 12, 2013 10:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The family who was inside a house just minutes before a plane crashed on top of it and exploded paid respects to the pilot who was killed in the crash. Wednesday, the Smith family spent the evening at funeral services for John Fowler. Fowler died Friday when... more »
  • Family: pilot prayed on his way down to save lives

    June 11, 2013 10:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Funeral services will begin Wednesday for the pilot who died when his plane plunged from the sky and into two houses in Baker Friday. Family members told WBRZ News 2, John Fowler "believed in Jesus Christ and he and his wife worshiped together every day." No... more »
  • Coroner releases official cause of death in plane crash

    June 10, 2013 2:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner said Monday pilot John Fowler died from "blunt force, thermal, and inhalational injuries." Dr. William "Beau" Clark classified Fowler's cause of death as an accident. Fowler was killed when his plane fell from the sky and crashed into a house... more »
  • Investigation into Baker plane crash continues

    June 8, 2013 6:58 PM

    BAKER- The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are leading the investigation into how and why that plane crashed in a Baker neighborhood yesterday. So far both agencies have not been able to uncover the exact cause. However, the NTSB says they will remove the plane... more »
  • Church will collect donations for family who lost house in plane crash Play Video

    June 7, 2013 10:26 PM

    BAKER- New Covenant Christian Center will collect donations for a family who lost their home when a plane fell from the sky Friday afternoon. "I was just glad that I was obedient to the voice of the Lord," Michael Smith said about calling his sister, who lives in the... more »
  • Pilot described as nice, wonderful and serious flier Play Video

    June 7, 2013 10:16 PM

    BAKER- Friends and colleagues of a pilot, killed when his plane crashed into houses Friday afternoon, are in shock that the man they knew is gone and that a plane many describe as powerful gave him fatal trouble. John Fowler, 71, died. Although, the coroner will perform an autopsy... more »
  • Federal investigators will arrive at plane crash Saturday

    June 7, 2013 8:25 PM

    BAKER- Federal investigators will arrive at the scene of a deadly plane crash early Saturday morning to begin combing through evidence. Just after lunch, the plane plunged from the sky, clipped a house and burst into flames when it hit a second house off Rue Jennifer. The house was... more »
  • Small plane crash reported in Acadia Parish

    April 12, 2013 4:03 PM

    CROWLEY - The Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating a report of a small plane crash near the Estherwood community. Few details on the crash were available Friday afternoon. However, the sheriff's office said there were no immediate reports of injuries. Maxine Trahan, a spokeswoman for the Sheriff's Office was... more »
  • Ultra-light plane crashes in soybean field

    April 7, 2013 7:14 PM

    SHREVEPORT - A two-seater ultralight plane crashed into a soybean field in north Caddo Parish. The sheriff's office says the incident happened Saturday just before 8 p.m. after taking off from a private farm. Cpl. Mike Vaitkus says the plane had been experiencing mechanical issues for most of the day... more »
  • Small plane crashes at S. Fla. parking lot; 3 die

    March 15, 2013 5:10 PM

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - A small plane crashed into a parking lot near a South Florida airport, killing all three people onboard and burning about a dozen cars. Fort Lauderdale fire officials said no one on the ground was hurt in the Friday afternoon crash near that city's executive airport.... more »
  • Airbus to drop lithium-ion batteries in A350

    February 15, 2013 7:11 AM

    NEW YORK - The European planemaker Airbus is dropping lithium-ion batteries from its new A350 airplane because of uncertainty surrounding the technology that has led to the grounding of Boeing's 787. The battery problem caused one fire and forced another plane to make an emergency landing. The A350 plane is... more »
  • Japan 787 probe finds thermal runaway in battery

    February 5, 2013 2:56 AM

    TOKYO - Japan's Transport Safety Board says the lithium ion battery aboard a Boeing 787 flight in Japan last month found evidence of the same type of "thermal runaway" seen in a similar incident in Boston. The board said in a report Tuesday that CAT scans and other analysis found... more »
  • Plane lands safely after pilot loses consciousness

    February 1, 2013 4:41 AM

    PORTLAND, Ore. - An Alaska Airlines jetliner bound for Seattle has made an emergency landing in Portland, Ore., after the pilot lost consciousness. An airline spokesman says the co-pilot landed Flight 473 safely last night after declaring an emergency to get priority care for the pilot. The spokesman says the... more »
  • Boeing 787 probe moves to monitoring system maker

    January 28, 2013 6:07 AM

    TOKYO - The joint U.S. and Japanese investigation into the Boeing 787's battery problems has moved from the battery-maker to the manufacturer of a monitoring system. Transport ministry official Shigeru Takano said Monday the probe into battery-maker GS Yuasa was over for now as no evidence was found it was... more »
  • 2 rescued after small plane crash on Hudson River

    January 28, 2013 2:40 AM

    YONKERS, N.Y. - Two people have been rescued after their single-engine plane crashed and sank into the icy Hudson River off Yonkers. Authorities say the plane was carrying a man and a woman on a sightseeing trip, and crashed about 5:20 p.m. Sunday. The two were wearing life vests and... more »
  • Monroe plane crash kills 4

    January 25, 2013 6:20 AM

    MONROE- Four people died when a plane crash in the woods behind Ouachita Correctional Center. The News-Star reports investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board will be on the scene Friday to begin collecting evidence and witness testimony for their initial investigation. NTSB spokesman Terry Williams says a Beechcraft Bonanza... more »
  • Boeing investigation turns to battery maker

    January 21, 2013 6:47 AM

    TOKYO - Japanese and U.S. investigators are conducting a probe of the maker of the lithium ion batteries used in Boeing's grounded 787 jets. A spokesman for GS Yuasa says the investigators visited the company's headquarters in Kyoto, Japan and that Yuasa was cooperating with the probe. He... more »
  • Plane from NY blows tires, veers off NJ runway

    January 21, 2013 5:12 AM

    NEWARK, N.J. - Authorities say a United Express plane from western New York blew four tires as it landed at Newark Liberty International Airport and veered off a runway. Port Authority of New York and New Jersey spokesman Ron Marsico says Flight 4480 from Rochester was landing Sunday night... more »
  • FAA grounds Boeing 787s to address battery fires

    January 16, 2013 5:56 PM

    WASHINGTON - Federal officials say they are temporarily grounding Boeing's 787 Dreamliners until the risk of possible battery fires is addressed. The Federal Aviation Administration said Wednesday it will issue an emergency safety order requiring airlines to temporarily cease operating the 787, Boeing's newest and most technologically advanced plane. The... more »
  • FAA to launch comprehensive review of Boeing 787

    January 11, 2013 7:28 AM

    WASHINGTON - Federal regulators say they are ordering a comprehensive review of the critical systems of Boeing's 787s, the aircraft maker's newest and most technologically advanced plane, after a fire and a fuel leak earlier this week. The Federal Aviation Administration says the review will include the design, manufacture... more »
  • Mom: Boy didn't steal plane in crash

    January 2, 2013 3:31 PM

    JASPER, Ala. - The mother of a teen killed along with two friends in an Alabama plane crash says her son had his own key to the plane and had flown it many times. Sherrie Smith says her 17-year-old son Jordan Smith was the one flying the plane that crashed... more »
  • Suspect insane when he locked himself in cockpit

    December 21, 2012 8:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A judge has ruled that a 37-year-old man who locked himself in the cockpit of an empty and idle American Eagle jet Aug. 22 at Baton Rouge Metro Airport was insane at the time of the act. No one was injured during the incident. Andrew... more »
  • Investigators seek cause of crash that killed singer Jenni Rivera

    December 10, 2012 4:31 PM

    MONTERREY, Mexico - A Mexican aviation official says it will take at least 10 days to have a preliminary report on the plane crash that killed singer Jenni Rivera. The 43-year-old singer, born in California, was on a Learjet with six other people that took off from Monterrey early Sunday... more »
  • Pilots approve new contract with American Airlines

    December 7, 2012 1:34 PM

    DALLAS - Pilots at American Airlines are approving a new labor contract, which could clear the way for consideration of a merger with US Airways. The pilots' union announced the results Friday. Pilots rejected a similar offer in August, but union leaders lobbied hard for passage the second time around.... more »
  • Plane makes emergency landing at NO airport

    December 4, 2012 3:22 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- A United Airlines plane bound for New Jersey has made an emergency landing in New Orleans. Officials with United Airlines say that Flight 1146 to Newark diverted Tuesday afternoon to New Orleans due to a mechanical issue that arose after the plane departed from Houston. The Boeing 787... more »
  • Guilty plea in trying to ship plane to Iran

    December 3, 2012 7:30 PM

    A U.S. citizen who's an airline pilot pleaded guilty along with an Iranian national to trying to illegally ship a plane to Iran. Hamid Asefi and Tony Karimian, who worked as a pilot for Mesaba Airlines, face 40-years in prison. Karimian is a U.S. citizen living in Louiseville but also... more »
  • Three dead after fiery plane crash

    November 13, 2012 9:44 PM

    JACKSON, Miss- Three people are dead after a plane crashed into a neighborhood Tuesday evening. The Piper PA-32 single-engine plane went down on top of a house near Hawkins Field Airport and ignited a fireball. Dental records or DNA would be needed to confirm the identities of the... more »
  • Plane crashes in Jackson, Miss., neighborhood

    November 13, 2012 6:35 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - Authorities say a small plane with three people aboard has crashed into a neighborhood in Jackson, Mississippi, near an airport. A Jackson deputy fire chief told WJTV-TV that one person escaped a burning home Tuesday evening with minor injuries. It was not immediately clear if anyone else... more »
  • Northeast air travel resumes as JFK, Newark reopen

    October 31, 2012 11:25 AM

    NEW YORK - Air travelers stranded in the Northeast are a little closer to getting home. Two of New York City's three major airports are open. Flights are slowly resuming at John F. Kennedy International and Newark Liberty International. LaGuardia is still closed. Airlines say they are beginning limited... more »
  • Major airlines raise some fares $10 each way

    September 13, 2012 11:47 AM

    DALLAS- Led by Southwest Airlines, several airlines are raising prices again. Southwest raised fares Wednesday by $10 per round trip on a limited number of routes. United Airlines expanded the increase later in the day to cover most of its U.S. flights. American Airlines said Thursday that it matched the... more »
  • Swarm of thousands of bees delay Pittsburgh flight

    August 3, 2012 12:22 PM

    IMPERIAL, Pa. - A beekeeper says he had to be called into gather up a swarm of thousands of bees that delayed a Delta Air Lines flight from Pittsburgh International Airport to New York. Master beekeeper Stephen Repasky tells KDKA-TV he was called out on Wednesday when the bees gathered... more »
  • Single engine plane crash in Iberia Parish

    June 29, 2012 11:08 AM

    NEW IBERIA - The Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating the crash of a small plane. Capt. Ryan Turner said the single engine plane crashed shortly after 8 a.m. Friday in a field south of New Iberia. He says only the pilot was on board at the time of the... more »
  • Family of 6 killed in plane crash in Fla. swamp

    June 8, 2012 2:56 AM

    LAKE WALES, Fla. - Authorities say a Kansas businessman, his wife and their four children were killed when their small plane crashed into a swampy area of central Florida. The Polk County Sheriff's office says the plane went down Thursday in Tiger Creek Preserve. A news release says 45-year-old Ronald... more »
  • Plane crash, 127 on board no survivors

    April 20, 2012 4:14 PM

    ISLAMABAD - An airline official in Pakistan says the plane that crashed today near the airport in Islamabad was brought down by "heavy winds." There were 127 people on board, and no survivors have been found. The plane crashed into a muddy wheat field while trying to land in a... more »
  • Publix customer describes plane crash at Fla. store

    April 3, 2012 7:48 AM

    DELAND, Fla. - A Florida woman says she was grocery shopping when a small experimental plane crashed into the supermarket's meat department. Lisa Cordova was one of three Publix customers injured when the plane crashed Monday into the DeLand store, north of Orlando. Cordova tells the Orlando Sentinel she was... more »
  • Three adults, two children killed in Texas plane crash

    December 20, 2011 6:28 AM

    BRYAN, Texas (AP) - Five people, including two children, were killed when a single-engine plane crashed in central Texas and authorities say weather may have played a role in the crash. Ernest Contreras of the Texas Department of Public Safety says the crash happened Monday night just before 10 p.m.... more »
  • At Least 13 Die in Plane Crash in the Philippines

    December 10, 2011 5:19 PM

    MANILA - A light airplane crashed into a school building on Saturday near here after its pilot requested an emergency landing shortly after takeoff. At least 13 people were killed, including two children. The plane burst into flames after hitting the school in Paranaque City, said the mayor, Florencio... more »
  • Air passengers react to bomb scare Play Video

    December 1, 2011 6:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE-- Air passengers at the Baton Rouge Airport didn't let a bomb scare turn them away from taking to the skies. A fake bomb was found underneath a car inside the parking garage Thursday morning. Airport authorities shut the garage down, but allowed air travel to continue. ... more »
  • Senator billed for BRPD hangar use

    October 21, 2011 10:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Four months after a News 2 investigation revealed that State Senator Rob Marionneaux parked his private plane in the Baton Rouge Police Department helicopter hangar, he's paid for the usage. The East Baton Rouge Parish Attorney's Office sent Marionneaux the bill, for nine months worth of rent,... more »
  • Community pulls 90 ton plane for good cause

    October 15, 2011 3:23 PM

    Several people came out to lend their muscle for charity Saturday morning. Over thirty community teams pulled the 90 ton FedEx plane more than 12 feet. The 4th Annual Plane event took place at the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport. The money raised will go to ARC Baton... more »
  • Marionneaux speaks about plane investigation, says Holden gave the okay

    September 12, 2011 10:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A state senator is opening up about a News 2 investigation into his plane being parked in a publicly-paid for hangar for free. Rob Marionneaux now says East Baton Rouge Parish Mayor-President Kip Holden told him he could use the hangar at Metro Airport. But the mayor... more »
  • WATCH: Plane lands without rear landing gear

    September 1, 2011 5:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Atlantic Southeast Airlines flight #5058 made a hard landing at the Baton Rouge Metro Airport today after its rear landing gear did not operate. An Atlantic Southeast spokesperson confirms at 4:35 pm the crew performed an emergency landing due to a deployment issue with one of... more »
  • BR Airport changes lease policy following News 2 Investigation

    August 2, 2011 10:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A private plane, discovered by News 2, being stored in a publicly-paid for airport hangar, has forced changes at the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport. The plane, registered to State Senator Rob Marionneaux and Baton Rouge Attorney Chuck Ward, was parked in the hangar leased by Baton Rouge... more »
  • Plane stolen in Ala. may have crashed off La. coast

    August 2, 2011 5:44 AM

    VENICE- A search is resuming off Louisiana for a single-engine plane that authorities say was stolen from a small airport near the Alabama Gulf Coast. The Coast Guard says a helicopter, plane and cutter searched the Gulf off of Plaquemines Parish on Monday. Petty Officer Bill Colclough says they were... more »
  • FAA investigates plane crash in Opelouas

    August 2, 2011 2:07 AM

    OPELOUSAS- Federal investigators are working to determine what caused a small plane to crash over the weekend shortly after takeoff from the St. Landry Parish Airport in Opelousas. The Federal Aviation Administration was notified after the single-engine plane crashed about 11 a.m. Saturday. The pilot, 52-year-old Arnold Reed Johnstone, of... more »
  • 2 from Louisiana die in SW Colorado plane crash

    July 16, 2011 10:22 AM

    SILVERTON, Colo.- Authorities say a man and a woman from Louisiana died when their small plane crashed in the mountains in southwest Colorado. San Juan County Coroner Keri Metzler has identified the two as 62-year-old David Hollenshead of Shreveport, La., and 57-year-old Brenda Fore of Bossier City, La. ... more »

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