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Hot air balloon carrying 16 people catches fire and crashes in Texas. Officials believe there are no survivors

LOCKHART, Texas — No one appeared to survive a hot air balloon crash in Central Texas, authorities said Saturday.

At least 16 people were on board the balloon, which Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Lynn Lunsford said caught fire before crashing into a pasture shortly after 7:40 a.m. 69 more words

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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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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

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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

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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

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Rocanville in mourning after death of popular pilot

The family of a young Rocanville man who died in an airplane crash Friday has said his death has, “torn a piece of us apart,” as the tragedy cast a shadow over the close-knit community. 367 more words

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Before crashing into Mediterranean Sea, EgyptAir pilots tried to put out fire in doomed plane

CAIRO — Pilots tried to extinguish a fire on board the EgyptAir flight that crashed into the Mediterranean Sea in May, Egyptian investigators said Tuesday after analyzing a recovered cockpit voice recorder. 219 more words

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