Aviation accidents and incidents

FILE - A Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019 file photo shows a view of the burnt wreckage of a small plane that crashed into the parking lot of a post office, in Lafayette, La. Wade Berzas, the only person to survive plane crash that killed the other five people on board was discharged Monday, Feb. 17 after 52 days at the center's burn unit (Scott Clause/The Lafayette Advertiser via AP)
February 18, 2020 - 4:57 pm
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — The only person to survive a December plane crash in south Louisiana that killed the other five people on board has gone home after nearly two months months in the hospital. News outlets reported that Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center said in a news release that Wade...
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Dale Earnhardt Jr., team owner and TV analyst answers questions during a news conference before the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)
February 16, 2020 - 12:47 pm
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. spent decades taking risks on the track and in the air. He’s trying to minimize both these days. Earnhardt said Sunday before the Daytona 500 that he’s changed his approach to flying following a harrowing crash landing near Bristol Motor Speedway last...
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San Francisco 49ers' Dante Pettis wears cleats honoring Kobe Bryant before the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game between the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
February 02, 2020 - 6:07 pm
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Even at the Super Bowl, they mourned Kobe Bryant. San Francisco’s Richard Sherman showed up for the Super Bowl in a Bryant jersey, the start of numerous honors dedicated to the basketball legend on football’s biggest day. Among them: Players from the Kansas City Chiefs...
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Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James joins team members during NBA basketball training outdoors in El Segundo, Calif., Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020. The Lakers held their second practice Thursday, while they continue to grieve for former player Kobe Bryant. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
January 30, 2020 - 6:56 pm
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Before the Los Angeles Lakers practiced on the final day before their first game since Kobe Bryant’s death, they played. The players, their coaching staff and general manager Rob Pelinka took to the park across the street from the team’s headquarters Thursday to kick...
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DJ Khaled poses in the press room with the award for best rap/sung performance for "Higher" at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
January 29, 2020 - 8:08 pm
MIAMI (AP) — DJ Khaled will be celebrating his first-ever Grammy win in the city where the former radio host built his career: Miami. The hitmaker will perform at multiple pre-Super Bowl events this week, which will be jam-packed with other A-list celebrities, including Diddy, Shaquille O'Neal,...
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San Francisco 49ers take selfies as they arrive for Opening Night for the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, at Marlins Park in Miami. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
January 27, 2020 - 10:41 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Chants of “Kobe! Kobe! Kobe!” broke a moment of a silence that kicked off a more subdued Super Bowl media night. The NFL opened the most hyped week in professional sports with mixed emotions Monday night, one day after retired superstar Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven others died...
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January 26, 2020 - 9:14 pm
Retired NBA star Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, were among the nine people killed Sunday in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California. Here is a list of some other notable people who have died in helicopter accidents. Aug. 1, 1977 — Francis Gary Powers, a pilot whose U-2 spy...
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A giant canvas showing late Argentinian player Emiliano Sala is pictured in La Beaujoire stadium prior the French League One soccer match between Nantes against Bordeaux in Nantes, western France, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. Nantes paid an emotional tribute to Emiliano Sala by wearing a special blue and white (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
January 26, 2020 - 5:50 pm
PARIS (AP) — Nantes fans paid an emotional tribute to Emiliano Sala before Sunday's home game against Bordeaux, a year after the Argentine striker's death in a plane crash shook the soccer world. Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar paid a tribute of his own to NBA great Kobe Bryant after scoring...
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This photo provided by AcadianNews shows first responders looking over the site of a plane crash near Feu Follet Road and Verot School Road in Lafayette, La., Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019. Authorities confirmed the accident but details on whether anyone was injured was not immediately known. (AcadianNews via AP)
December 28, 2019 - 10:54 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — A small plane en route to a college football playoff game crashed into a post office parking lot in Louisiana shortly after takeoff Saturday, killing five people, including a well-known sports reporter who was the daughter-in-law of one of the team's coaches. The two-engine Piper...
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A member of the National Transportation Safety Board looks at the wreckage of a plane that Dale Earnhardt Jr., his wife and daughter and two pilots and a dog were on when it crash landed Thursday at the Elizabethton Municipal Airport in Elizabethton, Tenn., Friday, Aug. 16, 2019. Earnhardt Jr. will take the weekend off from broadcasting to be with his wife and daughter after the crash near Bristol Motor Speedway. (David Crigger/Bristol Herald Courier via AP)
August 23, 2019 - 4:20 pm
ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board says part of the landing gear collapsed and a section of the right wing hit the runway as the plane carrying Dale Earnhardt Jr. touched down a third time during its crash in East Tennessee last week. The NTSB released a preliminary...
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