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DEA Airplane Crash-Landed on Texas Road at Rush-Hour

A Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) airplane crash-landed Wednesday, surprising drivers on Voss Road, near Sugar Land, Texas. Only one of the three passengers on the plane was injured. The unidentified victim was treated and released from a nearby hospital. The plane, a single-engine Cessna, was on a training mission and was scheduled to land at the Sugar Land Regional Airport around 3 p.m. local time. According to a DEA spokesman, the plane suffered a mechanical problem, forcing the pilot into an emergency landing. He was attempting to land on the road when he snagged power lines and struck several cars. ... Read More

Report Expected this Week In Airplane Crash Death of Ice Road Truckers Star

Federal investigators are expected to release a preliminary report this week with details about the crash of a private airplane that killed Ice Road Truckers star Darrell Ward and his co-pilot in Montana. Darrell Ward, 52, who rose to fame on the History Channel’s hit series Ice Road Truckers, was flying to Missoula, Mont., from Dallas, Texas, Aug. 28 when the single-engine Cessna airplane he was flying in crashed in Rock Creek, a few miles southeast of Missoula. Mr. Ward was headed to Montana with and his co-pilot, Mark Melotz, 56, to film a pilot episode for a new documentary series ... Read More

Santa Monica airplane crash investigation to be shelved during government shutdown

The U.S. government shutdown has forced federal investigators to suspend their probe of an airplane crash in Santa Monica, Calif., that killed four people Sept. 29. The nation’s safety regulators and investigators are stopping work on accidents they deem noncritical and responding only to the most serious cases, sometimes without pay, as partisan political issues on Capitol Hill prevent a budget from being passed. Working without a public affairs staff, National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) communications director Thomas Zoeller told POLITICO that the Board has to be more selective in the cases it chooses to investigate. For instance, Mr. Zoeller ... Read More

Deadly airplane crashes in Southern Utah claim eight lives

A single-engine airplane en route to Utah’s Bryce Canyon National Park from a Las Vegas airport crashed in a remote mountainous region Tuesday, killing four people. The crash was the second deadly aviation accident to occur in Southern Utah in less than a week. According to authorities in Kane County Utah, the airplane, registered to Hunt Aviation LLC of Las Vegas, crashed about 3 p.m. A U.S. Air Force rescue coordination center in Florida contacted the Civil Air Patrol in southern Utah after picking up a distress signal from an emergency transmitter beacon emitted by the plane. Hunt Aviation also ... Read More