Maryland police identify pilot killed in plane crash

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LANHAM, Md. — The New York pilot who died when his plane crashed into a suburban Washington, D.C., home was communicating with air traffic controllers before impact, a federal investigator said Monday.

But it wasn’t immediately clear whether Gordon Allen, 61, of The Bronx, reported any problems to controllers before his single-engine aircraft crashed into a home’s carport in Lanham, Maryland, on Sunday afternoon, said National Transportation Safety Board air safety investigator Doug Brazy.

5 killed in Lafayette, Louisiana, plane crash

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A twin-engine plane crashed in Lafayette, Louisiana, about an hour west of the capital Baton Rouge.The crash killed five passengers, including Carley McCord, the daughter-in-law of LSU’s offensive coach. Miraculously, one person survived. David Begnaud reports.,