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Plane crashes in ocean in Myrtle Beach

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) –A small plane crashed into the Atlantic Ocean off the South Carolina shore Monday afternoon. The Myrtle Beach Fire Department says it happened Monday afternoon near Springmaid Pier in Myrtle Beach. Officials say a good samaritan pulled the pilot out of the plane and brought him to shore. The pilot was… Read More »

Former Delta Air Lines Executive and Pilot Is Top Pick to Head FAA

By Andy Pasztor and Alison Sider, The Wall Street Journal Steve Dickson, a veteran Delta Air Lines pilot who retired as senior vice president of global flight operations at the airline last month, has emerged as the leading compromise choice for the Federal Aviation Administration chief, according to people familiar with the matter. After a 27-year… Read More »

Woman charged after three siblings struck and killed while boarding school bus

Yahoo News A woman has been charged after three young siblings were struck and killed as they tried to board a school bus. Xzavier Ingle, his twin brother, Mason Ingle, both 6, and their sister, Alivia Stahl, 9, all died at the scene from injuries sustained in the crash in Rochester, Indiana, US on Tuesday… Read More »

JAL pilot admits being almost 10 times over alcohol limit

Associated Press LONDON (AP) — A Japan Airlines co-pilot arrested after failing a breath test shortly before a London to Tokyo flight pleaded guilty Thursday to being almost 10 times over the legal limit for alcohol. London’s Metropolitan Police force said Katsutoshi Jitsukawa appeared at Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court in west London and admitted exceeding the… Read More »

Pilots and Medication

Doomed Indonesian plane with 189 on board had asked to return to base

By Fergus Jensen and Tommy Ardiansyah, Reuters PAKISJAYA, Indonesia (Reuters) – An Indonesian aircraft with 189 people on board crashed into the sea on Monday as it tried to circle back to the capital, Jakarta, from where it had taken off minutes earlier, and there were likely no survivors, officials said. Lion Air flight JT610,… Read More »

Flight tracker shows plane over ocean. Then, it disappears 100 miles off Charleston.

By: Andrew Knapp, The Post and Courier The Coast Guard continued its search Friday for a small airplane that went missing off Charleston a day earlier. Flight-tracking websites showed a Piper PA-31 owned by a Delaware company flying southward over the Atlantic Ocean toward the Bahamas when it suddenly fell off radar. The Federal Aviation Administration… Read More »

Marine pilot in stable condition after fighter jet crashes near Beaufort air station

By Mandy Matney, Wade Livingston, Maggie Angst and Stephen Fastenau, The Beaufort Gazette A U.S. pilot ejected from a multi-million dollar fighter jet that crashed on a small island just miles from Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort on Friday morning, according to officials. The jet, a single-seat Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning IIwith Marine Corps training squadron VMFAT-501— a unit… Read More »

Passengers, crew survive after Air Niugini plane crashes into sea in Micronesia

By Nick Perry, Associated Press WELLINGTON, New Zealand – All 47 passengers and crew survived a plane’s crash landing in a Pacific lagoon Friday morning, wading through waist-deep water to the emergency exits and escaping on local boats that came to the rescue in the Micronesia archipelago. Seven people were taken to a hospital, according to… Read More »

Pilot, co-pilot dead & couple in critical condition after Greenville plane crash

By Dal Kalsi, Fox Carolina (Meredith Corporation) GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) – The coroner said two people died after a plane crash at the Greenville Downtown Airport Thursday afternoon and officials asked people to avoid the area due to a Hazmat situation. Witnesses nearby said the plane was broken in half at the edge of Airport… Read More »