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Glider pilot dies after crash in Bromont

BROMONT — A man was killed Saturday afternoon in Bromont when the glider he was flying crashed.

The accident happened at Roland Désourdy airport, but the circumstances surrounding the fatal crash are still unclear as it is not known if the pilot was attempting to land or take off. 35 more words

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Crashed plane - not nuke bomb - was focus of search by Canadian Forces during Op Nanook 2016

Last week I ran some photos of a Petawawa-based Chinook helicopter dropping off and picking up members of 12 Régiment blindé du Canada. The soldiers were conducting new searches in the vicinity of Haines Junction, Yukon for a U.S. 305 more words

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Darrell Ward, star of 'Ice Road Truckers' reality TV show, killed in Montana plane crash

MISSOULA, Mont. — A plane crash in western Montana killed a star of the History channel reality series “Ice Road Truckers” who was planning to film a pilot episode of a show about recovering plane wrecks. 243 more words


Experts searching for missing Malaysian MH370 use new drift model to redefine search zone

CANBERRA, Australia — Experts hunting for the missing Malaysian airliner are attempting to define a new search area by studying where in the Indian Ocean the first piece of wreckage recovered from the lost Boeing 777 — a wing flap — most likely drifted from after the disaster that claimed 239 lives, the new leader of the search said. 899 more words


Pilot of hot air balloon that caught fire, crashed and killed 16 in Texas had a record for DWI

LOCKHART, Texas — The pilot of a hot air balloon that crashed in Texas and killed all 16 people aboard was arrested in Missouri in 2000 for driving while intoxicated, and the Better Business Bureau warned consumers about doing business with a balloon touring company he used to operate in that state. 568 more words


'It was like a fireball going up': At least 16 dead in air balloon crash in Texas, officials say

LOCKHART, Texas — At least 16 people died in the hot air balloon crash in Central Texas, the National Transportation Safety Board said Sunday, cautioning that investigators haven’t officially determined the exact number of passengers and what caused the worst such disaster in U.S. 794 more words


Pilot killed in Cold Lake crash came from an air force family

An investigation has been launched to confirm the cause of the crash of a T-28 Trojan aircraft at the Cold Lake Air Show.

The pilot was killed in the crash. 426 more words

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