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  • Plane with 9 people on board crashes in Bahamas

    November 9, 2014 8:00 PM

    FREEPORT, Grand Bahama (AP) - The government of the Bahamas says a small plane with 9 people on board has crashed on approach to the island of Grand Bahama and there have been some fatalities. A statement from the Bahamas Information Services says that the Lear 36 Executive Jet had... more »
  • NJ-bound plane, 7 aboard, catches fire on takeoff

    June 1, 2014 2:10 AM

    BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) - A private plane with seven people aboard crashed and erupted into fire Saturday night as it was leaving Hanscom Field in Massachusetts, authorities said. Details on the condition of the seven aboard the Gulfstream IV aircraft were not available as emergency personnel continued to work... more »
  • One Injured in Plane Crash

    July 30, 2011 11:26 PM

    A man is hospitalized after his plane crashed at the St. Landry Parish Airport in Opelousas. Police say the pilot hadn't gotten very far off the ground before realizing something was very wrong. The Federal Aviation Administration arrived just after one o'clock Saturday afternoon at the St. Landry Parish... more »
  • Victims Identified in Acadia Parish Plane Crash

    December 19, 2010 1:08 PM

    The Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office has identified the victims in Saturday's plane crash at LeGros Memorial Airport in Estherwood. Killed in the crash were Geoffery Dille, 56 of Sulphur who was the pilot of the Cessna 182. Also killed were passengers Wendell Keith Nielson, 63 of Lafayette and Ervin Jon... more »
  • 3 Dead in Estherwood Plane Crash

    December 18, 2010 3:53 PM

    Three people have been killed after a single-engine plane crashed this afternoon in Acadia Parish. Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Lynn Lunsford says witnesses reported seeing the Cessna 182 take off about 2:30 p.m. Saturday from LeGros Memorial Airport in Estherwood, lose power and then crash. Lunsford says the plane was... more »
  • 1 killed when small plane crashes

    December 13, 2010 8:22 PM

    BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. (AP) - Officials were awaiting an autopsy Monday before releasing the name of a person killed when a small plane crashed in coastal Hancock County, Miss. The Federal Aviation Administration says the crash was reported at 6:15 a.m. Monday about 6 to 8 miles west of... more »
  • Experts: Passenger Planes Also at Risk from Cargo

    October 30, 2010 5:38 PM

    LONDON (AP) - The mail bombs discovered aboard cargo jets in England and Dubai could very easily have ended up on passenger planes, which carry more than half of the international air cargo coming into the U.S., experts say. And experts caution that cargo, even when loaded onto passenger planes,... more »
  • 2nd Acadiana Victim Has Died Following Plane Crash in Las Vegas

    September 21, 2010 7:19 PM

    A second Acadiana victim has died following a plane crash in Las Vegas earlier this month. According to family members, Susan Touchet has passed away. Her husband Doug, the pilot of the plane, was also killed in that crash. The couple lived in Erath with their family. Two other passengers,... more »
  • Airport gets Coyote Blues

    September 16, 2010 6:43 PM

    A night-time nuisance at the Acadiana Regional Airport has pilots howling for help. Officials now say they're willing to take all means necessary to keep problem pests off the runway. In the middle of the night, they come from the sugar cane fields. "At night time, we've reports within the... more »
  • Plane Crash Survivor on Life Support

    September 8, 2010 5:30 PM

    A turn for the worse for one of the local survivors of the plane crash in Las Vegas. The other two survivors are still being treated for severe burns. The pilot, Doug Touchet of Erath was killed in the crash, his wife Susan is still listed in critical condition. Randal... more »
  • Local Pilot Being Called a Hero

    September 8, 2010 12:42 AM

    As the FAA and NTSB investigate the Labor Day plane crash in Las Vegas that claimed the life of an Erath pilot and severely injured his wife and two friends, some are hailing the pilot a hero. "It could've been a lot worse," said Ray Savoy, whose son Randal and... more »
  • Locals Involved in Las Vegas Plane Crash

    September 7, 2010 12:10 AM

    Four locals were onboard a small plane that crashed in a residential area outside of Las Vegas Monday. The pilot, identified by family-members as 45 year old Douglas Touchet of Erath was killed in the crash. Touchet's wife, Susan was critically injured, their friends Randall and Tamika Savoy of Catahoula... more »
  • 1 Dies in Nevada Plane Crash-Plane Registered to Erath Resident

    September 6, 2010 5:46 PM

    UPDATE-The victims in the Las Vegas plane crash were all from Acadiana. We're holding the names until our 10:00 newscast because not all family members have been notified from both families. ------------------------------------------------ HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) - A small plane crashed and burst into flames on a street in... more »
  • O'Keefe and Son Among Plane Crash Survivors

    August 10, 2010 4:15 PM

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A former NASA spokesman says ex-NASA chief Sean O'Keefe survived the plane crash in Alaska that killed former Sen. Ted Stevens. Glenn Mahone (Muh-HOHN') says O'Keefe's teenage son, Kevin, was also among the four survivors. The plane crashed Monday night near a remote fishing village in... more »
  • Ted Stevens Among Dead in Plane Crash

    August 10, 2010 4:14 PM

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Former Sen. Ted Stevens, an uncompromising advocate for Alaska for four decades who spearheaded scores of expensive projects to one of the nation's most sparsely populated states, including the infamous "Bridge to Nowhere," has died in a plane crash. He was 86. Family spokesman Mitch Rose... more »
  • Update: Plane Crash Kills nine

    August 10, 2010 3:05 PM

    Update: Former NASA spokesman says ex-NASA chief Sean O'Keefe survived Alaska plane crash. -------------------------------------------- JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - A plane carrying former Sen. Ted Stevens and eight others crashed in remote southwest Alaska, killing the longtime Republican lawmaker and four other people, authorities said Tuesday. Ex-NASA chief Sean... more »
  • A Plane Carrying 9 People has Crashed

    August 10, 2010 11:35 AM

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - A plane carrying nine people - including former Sen. Ted Stevens and former NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe - crashed in southwest Alaska, killing five people on board, authorities said Tuesday. It was unclear whether Stevens or O'Keefe were among the dead. Reports from officials in Alaska... more »
  • Maggots On A Plane

    June 30, 2010 4:45 PM

    ATLANTA (AP) - US Airways says maggots falling from an overhead bin from a container of spoiled meat forced a plane to return to the gate in Atlanta. US Airways spokesman Todd Lehmacher says a passenger brought the container onto the plane and passengers noticed the maggots on Monday on... more »
  • Plane Missing With 2 Montana Reporters on Board

    June 28, 2010 10:20 PM

    KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) - Authorities were searching Monday for a single-engine airplane carrying four people, including two Montana newspaper reporters, that took off on a sightseeing tour the day before and did not return. The 1968 Piper airplane departed from Kalispell City Airport on Sunday afternoon with Sonny Kless, the... more »
  • Fatal Plane Crash

    May 29, 2010 11:42 PM

    A man is dead after crashing his Ultralight Plane in Jeff Davis Parish.It happened this morning south of Fenton on Highway 165. Witnesses say the pilot left a nearby airstrip... then hit a power line and crashed. The victim has been identified as 56-year old Richard Martin of Orange,... more »
  • Small plane crashes into building in Austin, Texas

    February 18, 2010 12:09 PM

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Authorities say a small private plane has crashed into a seven-story office building in Austin, Texas, and two people from the building are missing. Thick black and gray smoke was billowing out of the second and third stories of the building Thursday morning as fire crews... more »
  • United Airlines flight delayed by Saints parade

    February 11, 2010 1:37 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Close to 100 passengers on a United Airlines flight spent an extra night in New Orleans because of heavy traffic as a result of the parade honoring the Super Bowl-winning Saints, the airline said Wednesday. The flight to Los Angeles was supposed to leave at 7:18... more »
  • Navy Plane Crash

    January 24, 2010 12:18 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Coast Guard says a small Navy plane has crash-landed in Lake Pontchartrain near New Orleans and that one pilot was rescued and the other is missing. The T-34 plane crash landed Saturday evening. Air traffic controllers at Lake Front Airport notified the Coast Guard at... more »
  • Racy vehicle at Louisiana aviation history museum

    November 13, 2009 4:01 PM

    Souped-up speedster from the ‘30s lands At Louisiana's aviation history museum There's something new - and very racy - at the Louisiana State Museum's aviation history museum in Patterson, Louisiana. It's the souped-up and streamlined WW-45, one of the fastest and most advanced airplanes of the 1930s. The... more »
  • Welcome Back BeauSoleil

    October 22, 2009 7:54 AM

    The public is invited to come out to the Lafayette airport tonight to welcome home Team BeauSoleil from Washington D.C. The UL students are bringing home two awards from the US Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon. First in market viability and people's choice. The plane is schedule to land at... more »

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