plane crash Jasper January 2013 http://apr.org en NTSB: No Radio Contact in Ala Crash That Killed 3 http://apr.org/post/ntsb-no-radio-contact-ala-crash-killed-3 <P>A preliminary federal investigation says the teenage pilot of a small airplane didn't have any radio contact before the aircraft crashed in Alabama on New Year's Day, killing three people.</P> <P>The National Transportation Safety Board report released Thursday says authorities learned of the crash in Walker County after witnesses called 911.</P> <P>The report doesn't say what caused the crash, in which a 17-year-old student pilot and two friends died.</P> <P>The report backs up authorities who say the pilot took the twin-engine Piper airplane on a joyride and crashed.</P> <P>While the Fri, 11 Jan 2013 12:30:30 +0000 The Associated Press 23080 at http://apr.org NTSB: No Radio Contact in Ala Crash That Killed 3 FAA: Plane in north Ala. crash not registered http://apr.org/post/faa-plane-north-ala-crash-not-registered <P>Federal Aviation Administration records show that a plane that crashed in Jasper killing three people wasn't currently registered to fly.</P> <DIV> <P>FAA records show HiFlight Aviation of Jasper bought the plane in May 2010. The company applied for registration, but the application was returned to HiFlight in June 2010 for correction. The FAA received no response and canceled the registration.</P> <P>State business records show that HiFlight was organized in Jasper in 2010. Fri, 04 Jan 2013 14:35:19 +0000 The Associated Press 22789 at http://apr.org FAA: Plane in north Ala. crash not registered Mom Says Boy Didn't Steal Plane in Alabama Crash http://apr.org/post/mom-says-boy-didnt-steal-plane-alabama-crash <P>Jordan Smith's mother says he fell in love with flying at an early age and was just one test short of earning his private license when the small plane he was piloting crashed after taking off from a county airport northwest of Birmingham, Alabama.</P> <DIV> <P>Sherrie Smith disputes reports from officials that her 17-year-old son and two friends took the plane without permission Tuesday night. Thu, 03 Jan 2013 12:35:57 +0000 The Associated Press 22733 at http://apr.org Mom Says Boy Didn't Steal Plane in Alabama Crash Deputy: 3 People Killed in Alabama Plane Crash http://apr.org/post/deputy-3-people-killed-alabama-plane-crash <P>Authorities say all three people aboard a small plane were killed when it crashed in the Jasper area, northwest of Birmingham.</P> <DIV> <P>Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen tells The Associated Press that the Piper PA 30 went down less than a mile west of the Walker County Airport in Jasper around 10:40 p.m. Tuesday.</P> <P>Walker County sheriff's Chief Deputy James Painter said the three occupants of the plane were young people. Wed, 02 Jan 2013 15:17:16 +0000 The Associated Press 22690 at http://apr.org Deputy: 3 People Killed in Alabama Plane Crash FAA: 3 People on Board Plane that Crashed in Ala. http://apr.org/post/faa-3-people-board-plane-crashed-ala <p>Authorities say three people were on board a small plane when it crashed in the Jasper area, northwest of Birmingham.</p><div><p>Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen tells The Associated Press that the Piper PA 30 went down less than a mile from the Walker County Airport in Jasper Tuesday night.</p><p>She said the crash happened around 10:40 p.m. Central Time.</p><p>Few details were immediately available.</p><p>Bergen said the National Transportation Safety Board is in charge of the investigation and will determine the probable cause of the crash.</p> Wed, 02 Jan 2013 13:47:22 +0000 The Associated Press 22683 at http://apr.org FAA: 3 People on Board Plane that Crashed in Ala.