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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

Defence Watch

Pilot dead in plane crash near Saskatchewan community of Hoey

A 40-year-old pilot is dead after a small plane crashed near the Saskatchewan hamlet of Hoey.

According to RCMP, the crash happened approximately two kilometres south of the community, which is about an hour’s drive northeast of Saskatoon. 87 more words

Local News

Plane carrying Jean Lapierre was flying higher, faster than recommended: TSB

By Morgan Lowrie

MONTREAL — The plane that crashed with former federal cabinet minister Jean Lapierre and six other people aboard on March 29 was travelling faster and at a higher altitude than recommended, the Transportation Safety Board said Wednesday. 513 more words


Plane carrying former cabinet member Jean Lapierre flying too high and fast before fatal crash: TSB

MONTREAL — The Transportation Safety Board says the plane that crashed with former federal cabinet minister Jean Lapierre and six other people aboard was travelling higher and faster than recommended. 126 more words