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Three Dead in Amtrak Derailment in Montana

Empire Builder was heading to Seattle from Chicago

JOPLIN, MT. (AP) — A team of investigators from the NTSB are at the site of an Amtrak derailment in north-central Montana that killed three people and left seven hospitalized. The westbound Empire Builder was heading to Seattle from Chicago, with two locomotives and 10 cars, when it left the tracks about 4 p.m. Saturday near Joplin. That is a…

UPDATE: Victims of Plane Crash in Victoria, MN Identified

VICTORIA, Minn. (AP) —  A relative has identified three people killed in the fiery crash of a small plane in southeastern Minnesota as a surgeon from Omaha, Nebraska, and two of his family members from Wyoming. Jo Mertes, of Mantador, North Dakota, told the Star Tribune Sunday that her nephew, 42-year-old Jacob Mertes and his 37-year-old wife, Sara Mertes, of…

“Spatial Disorientation” To Blame For Deadly 2017 Plane Crash Near Thief River Falls

Three Men From Wyoming Died In The Crash

THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN — A final report from federal investigators says the plane that crashed near Thief River Falls killing three Wyoming men likely occurred because the pilot lost control due to spatial disorientation. The Rawlins Times reports 69-year-old pilot Moy Wing, 27-year-old Brian Duke and 26-year-old Zach Ostertag died when the single-engine Cessna went down shortly after takeoff from…

NTSB: Witness Describes Plane Sounded Like “A Terrible Racket” Before Crashing in Moorhead

The plane struck a light pole near an Interstate 94 weigh station before crashing into a field

1/7 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/7 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/7 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/7 Show Caption Hide Caption 5/7 Show Caption Hide Caption 6/7 Show Caption Hide Caption 7/7 Show Caption Hide Caption MOORHEAD, Minn. — A vintage airplane that crashed last summer was obviously in distress when it went down and killed the pilot near the Moorhead…

Final Report On Crash That Killed Breckenridge Pilot

Mark Yaggie of Breckenridge, Minn. died when the T-28 military trainer crashed July 2nd.

WASHINGTON (KFGO) – Witnesses say a vintage airplane that crashed last summer was “obviously in distress” when it went down and killed the pilot near the Moorhead airport. That’s according to a new report by the National Transportation Safety Board. Mark Yaggie of Breckenridge, Minn. died when the T-28 military trainer crashed July 2nd. A witness told federal investigators that…

Witnesses Say Plane Circled Around Church Before Crashing in Eden Prairie

The pilot has not been identified and there was no one else on board

1/2 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2 Show Caption Hide Caption EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — The pilot of a small engine plane has died after crashing in the parking lot of a church in Eden Prairie. The crash happened at about 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Resurrection Life Church. Police say the plane took off from the Flying Cloud Airport, but…

Minnehaha Academy Fatal Explosion: “A Bible Verse Comes to Mind”

People caught in the building talk about what it was like to try to escape before the explosion. Reporter Karen Scullin from KMSP Fox 9 Reports from Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Two people are dead after a gas explosion at Minnehaha Academy in Minneapolis. The school’s custodian was pulled from the rubble last night. Caught in the explosion, a terrifying and surreal moment for those inside Minnehaha Academy when a portion of it blew up. “Yeah, it felt like somebody pushed you down,” said school accountant, Joel Maart….

NTSB: Unknown Why Breckenridge Pilot Wanted to Divert to Moorhead Airport

His plane hit the light pole while attempting to land at the Moorhead airport

  MOORHEAD, Minn. — An initial report from federal investigators says the crash that killed a Breckenridge farmer and pilot happened when his vintage plane struck a light pole near the weigh station. The NTSB says Mark Yaggie had taken off from Hector International Airport and was headed to the Pelican Rapids airport. Shortly after takeoff, Yaggie told an air…

Pilot Airlifted To Fargo After Crash

The Mahnomen County Sheriff's Office received a 9-1-1 call reporting a plane crash near the Mahnomen Airport.

MAHNOMEN – A pilot was airlifted to Sanford Medical Center in Fargo Tuesday night after his plane crashed south of Mahnomen. Sheriff Doug Krier says the plane went down in a field near the Mahnomen airport around 8 p.m. Two MN-DOT employees traveling on Highway 59 saw the plane crash and pulled the pilot from the wreck. The man’s name…

New Video Released in Casselton Train Derailment of 2013

An NTSB investigation puts the blame on a broken axle.

CASSELTON, N.D. — We now know the cause of the 2013 Casselton train derailment and explosion. An NTSB investigation puts the blame on a broken axle. “I just seen a bunch of stuff fly off the switch heater,” said the radio operator in the newly released video of the 2013 train derailment. It’s the crash and explosion that left it’s…