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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Taken to Hospital After Plane Crash in Tennessee

Earnhardt's sister tweeted that "everyone is safe and has been taken to the hospital for further evaluation."

ELIZABETHTON, Tenn.–Dale Earnhardt Jr. was taken to a hospital after his plane crashed in east Tennessee. The NASCAR television analyst and former driver’s sister, Kelley Earnhardt Miller, tweeted that “everyone is safe and has been taken to the hospital for further evaluation.” Federal Aviation Administration officials said a Cessna Citation rolled off the end of a runway and caught fire…

Burleigh County Sheriff’s Department Receives Permission to Operate Drones

The sheriff's department says it can now operate unmanned aircraft systems over urban areas in which people live or gather.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) _ The Burleigh County Sheriff’s Department and the North Dakota Highway Patrol have received federal approval to operate drones over people. The Bismarck Tribune reports the four-year authorization from the Federal Aviation Administration was granted Aug. 5. The North Dakota Highway Patrol received permission two days later. The sheriff’s department says it can now operate unmanned aircraft…

Delta Pilot Arrested at MSP Airport for Intoxication

The pilot was scheduled to fly to San Diego, California Tuesday morning.

MINNEAPOLIS – A Delta Air Lines pilot suspected of drinking before his flight at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport has been arrested. A report by airport police says the pilot had an “alcoholic container” in his possession and was suspected of being impaired. He was scheduled to fly to San Diego, California Tuesday morning. The pilot, who lives in Rosemount, was…

Ultralight Crashes at Fergus Falls Airport

The pilot, 60-year-old Guy Reed, told authorities he lost power and crashed onto the runway from about 50 feet in the air.

FERGUS FALLS, MINN. (KFGO) -Police say a Fergus Falls man was injured when the single seat Ultralight aircraft he was flying crashed at the Fergus Falls Municipal airport. The pilot, 60-year-old Guy Reed, told authorities he lost power and crashed onto the runway from about 50 feet in the air. Reed complained of some back pain. He was taken by…