Aviation accidents and incidents

Air Force Gen. Eduardo Mosqueira speaks during a news conference at his headquarters in Punta Arenas, Chile, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019. Chilean officials say they've found debris believed to be from a transport plane that vanished en route to Antarctica. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
December 12, 2019 - 10:37 am
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chile's defense minister says searchers have located the military transport plane that disappeared en route to Antarctica. He also says they have found human remains from some of the 38 passengers who were aboard when the plane took off from southernmost Chile. The C-130...
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Relatives of passengers of a missing military plane arrive in a Chilean military airplane to an airbase in Punta Arenas, Chile, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019. Searchers using planes, ships and satellites were combing the Drake Passage on Tuesday, hunting for the plane carrying 38 people that vanished en route to an Antartica base. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
December 11, 2019 - 5:33 pm
PUNTA ARENAS, Chile (AP) — Debris believed to be from a military transport plane carrying 38 people that vanished days earlier en route to Antarctica has been discovered in the treacherous waters of Drake's Passage, Chile's Air Force said Wednesday. Air Force Gen. Eduardo Mosqueira said“sponge”...
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December 10, 2019 - 1:10 am
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chile's air force lost radio contact with a transport plane carrying 38 people on a flight Monday evening to the country's base in Antarctica, and authorities indicated several hours later that they were not optimistic about the aircraft's fate. The military said earlier that...
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FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2019, file photo people holding photos of those lost in Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 and Lion Air Flight 610 wait for the start of a Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
December 09, 2019 - 6:53 pm
The head of the Federal Aviation Administration will face questions about whether the agency is too cozy with Boeing when he testifies this week before a congressional panel. The chairman of the House Transportation Committee says he plans to ask FAA Administrator Stephen Dickson about Boeing's...
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This aerial photo shows White Island after its volcanic eruption in New Zealand Monday, Dec. 9, 2019. The volcano on a small New Zealand island frequented by tourists erupted Monday, and a number of people were missing and injured after the blast. (George Novak/New Zealand Herald via AP)
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December 09, 2019 - 2:18 pm
WHAKATANE, New Zealand (AP) — A volcano off the New Zealand coast erupted Monday with a towering blast of ash and scalding steam as dozens of tourists were exploring the moon-like surface, killing five people and leaving eight others missing and feared dead, authorities said. Helicopter crews...
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Members of the Krippner family raise a flag Friday, Dec. 6, 2019, in tribute to victims of a Minnesota National Guard Blackhawk helicopter crash that happened on their land near Kimball, Minn. Three soldiers were killed in Thursday's crash at the edge of a farm field about 30 miles south of St. Cloud. (Dave Schwarz/St. Cloud Times via AP)
December 08, 2019 - 3:24 pm
ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota National Guard says the three soldiers who were killed when their helicopter crashed near St. Cloud this week were part of a unit that returned last May from a nine-month deployment to the Middle East. The Guard identified the men who were killed in Thursday's...
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Emergency vehicles gather near the scene of a reported helicopter crash Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, near Marty, Minn. A Black Hawk helicopter with three crew members aboard crashed Thursday in central Minnesota, a state National Guard official said. (Dave Schwarz/St. Cloud Times via AP)
December 05, 2019 - 9:12 pm
ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — Three soldiers from the Minnesota National Guard were killed Thursday when the Black Hawk helicopter they were riding in for a routine maintenance test flight crashed in a farm field in central Minnesota, Gov. Tim Walz confirmed. The identities of the soldiers were not...
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This Dec 18, 2017, photo shows Hidden Hollow apartment complex owners Kirk Hansen, left, and Jim Hansen Jr. at the groundbreaking for the development in Jackson, Wyo. The brothers were killed Nov. 30, 2019, near Chamberlain, S.D., in a plane crash with several other family members. (Bradly J. Boner/Jackson Hole News & Guide via AP)
December 02, 2019 - 9:03 pm
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — When Jim Hansen boarded his company’s single-engine aircraft for a pheasant-hunting trip to South Dakota, he brought along the same people he trusted with his business: his family. Three generations of Hansen’s clan ran a petroleum distribution business in Idaho Falls,...
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Trucks submerged in flood water in the town of Puget-sur-Argens, Monday, Dec. 2, 2019. The crew of a rescue helicopter were among five people killed in heavy weekend rains that pounded France's Mediterranean coast in a second week of deadly flooding in the region. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole)
December 02, 2019 - 12:41 pm
PARIS (AP) — A helicopter crash killed three French rescuers on a mission to save people trapped by floods, and three others were also killed in heavy rains that pounded France’s Mediterranean coast in a second week of deadly flooding in the region. Brown floodwaters continued to gush down streets...
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Coffins of 13 French soldiers killed in Mali lay at the Invalides monument during a ceremony Monday Dec.2, 2019 in Paris. In its biggest military funeral in decades, France is honoring 13 soldiers killed when their helicopters collided over Mali while on a mission fighting extremists affiliated with the Islamic State group. (AP Photo/Rafael Yaghobzadeh)
December 02, 2019 - 10:40 am
PARIS (AP) — France paid homage Monday to 13 soldiers killed while fighting Islamic State-affiliated extremists in Mali, with their coffins draped in the French tricolor at a solemn ceremony in Paris. “Freedom, alas, often carries the taste of spilt blood,” said French President Emmanuel Macron,...
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