Preliminary NTSB report points to pilot error as cause of St. Augustine plane crash, aviation expert says
A more detailed NTSB preliminary report sheds light on a fiery plane crash back in March that injured a couple on board and killed their dog. Back on March 23, a Piper PA-46 was attempting takeoff from Northeast Regional Airport near St. Augustine when then the aircraft failed to gain altitude, immediately lost control, and crashed.
NASCAR gives tickets to Earnhardt Jr. crash first responders
NTSB has arrived at the scene where Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s plane crashed on Thursday in Elizabethton, Tennessee. (CNN) - NASCAR paid back the first responders of the plane crash that Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his family survived with a night at the races. The Carter County Tennessee Sheriff's Office said it got free tickets to the Bristol Motor Speedway night race along with others who responded to the crash. "We had a great time with our first responder family at the BMS night race! A big thank you to NASCAR for giving us and all the agencies that responded to Dale Jr.'s plane crash free tickets!," it said on Facebook.
On this day: August 1
2007: The I-35W Mississippi River bridge spanning the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, Minnesota, collapses during the evening rush hour, killing 13 people and injuring 145. The NTSB later cited a design flaw as the likely cause of the collapse, and asserted that additional weight on the bridge at the time of the collapse contributed to the catastrophic failure. Hide Caption