A 74-year-old flight instructor from Chalfont and a 55-year-old Philadelphia man have been identified as the victims of Thursday evening’s fatal plane crash in Hilltown.
Bucks County Coroner confirmed on Saturday that Alfred George Piranian, of Chalfont, and Brian Filippini, the owner of the 1965 Beechcraft 35-C33, both died of multiple blunt injuries in the crash. The deaths have been ruled accidental.
Coroner Meredith Buck said Filippini was flying the plane when it crashed shortly before 5 p.m. in a Hilltown neighborhood not far from a middle school. No one on the ground was injured, but a pickup truck and nearby home were damaged by debris and fire.
Authorities are searching for a cruise ship passenger who went overboard on Wednesday afternoon.
The Coast Guard received a call around 3 p.m. on Wednesday reporting that a 32-year-old female passenger on the Carnival Valor cruise ship fell into the water about 150 miles from shore of Louisiana, according to a statement.
As of Thursday afternoon, search efforts remain ongoing, the Coast Guard tells PEOPLE.
Carnival Cruise Lines says they “immediately began search and rescue procedures” after the incident occurred.
“Carnival Valor supported the search for a guest who jumped overboard from her balcony on Wednesday afternoon while the ship was at sea,” Carnival says in a statement obtained by PEOPLE.
“The ship’s command immediately began search and rescue procedures, returned to the area near where the incident occurred and notified the U.S. Coast Guard. Carnival’s CARE team is providing support to the guest’s husband who was traveling with her, as well as her family,” the statement continues. “Coast Guard officials took over the search effort and released Carnival Valor on Wednesday evening. Our thoughts are with our guest’s family.”
The U.S. Coast Guard did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.
The snake was spotted inside an overhead light on an AirAsia flight on Feb. 10. The flight was going from the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur to Tawau. It’s not immediately clear who saw the snake first, but the pilots were notified immediately, and the captain made the decision to make an emergency landing in Kuching to disinfect the plane and remove the snake.
Drew Seaser of Colorado says Hertz had him arrested for allegedly stealing a car in Georgia despite never renting a car from the company or visiting the state of Georgia. He’s one of more than 200 people who say they were arrested, charged or sent to jail after Hertz told police they stole a rental car. CBS News’ consumer investigative reporter Anna Werner reports.
Five tourists and two crew died when their plane crashed on a trip to view Peru’s famous Nazca lines. The Cessna 207 single-engine plane belonging to the Aerosantos tourism company came down shortly after takeoff from the small airport of Maria Reiche in Nazca around noon, it said in a statement. There were no survivors among the seven on board. The tourists were two Chileans and three people from the Netherlands, according to the civil defense office in Nazca.
Two passengers were removed from a Delta Airlines flight earlier this week after becoming disruptive.
Witnesses told WTVJ that one of the passengers was cursing at flight attendants.
On Thursday, the airline’s CEO requested federal assistance in combating a surge of unruly behavior.
Two unruly passengers were removed from a Delta Airlines flight earlier this week after becoming aggressive toward flight attendants.
Witnesses onboard the Tuesday flight from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to Atlanta, Georgia, told WTVJ that one of the passengers, a woman, was the primary antagonist. Sources said she was cursing at flight attendants and flipped them off.
Brianna Morfesi, a passenger on Delta flight 1582, told the NBC affiliate that she was seated a couple of rows away from the couple and filmed the incident.
Cincinnatian Michelle Dorward Jones goes to Cincinnati Bengals games to have fun, but she also goes to gather content for her blog and Instagram account, Hey Michelle, in which she promotes things to do in Cincinnati.
But due to flight cancellations, delays and a missed connection she missed the AFC Championship game Sunday in Kansas City, which the Cincinnati Bengals won.
She and at least six other fans didn’t end up arriving until just as the game was ending Sunday night.
“It was supposed to be the best weekend ever,” Dorward Jones said. She is mad at American Airlines, but she and her sister, Suzy Dorward still managed to have fun, she said.
Here’s what happened: The sisters’ Saturday flight was canceled and moved to early Sunday. Amid big storms along the East Coast, the crew didn’t show up for the Sunday flight so the sisters were moved to flight that had a connection through Philadelphia.
That wasn’t ideal, but it did get them to Kansas City. But the flight to Philadelphia didn’t get there in time and as a group of Cincinnatians hustled to the gate, Dorward Jones said airline employees shut the door on them saying they didn’t arrive in the required time before departure.
“Cincinnati Bengals fans cheers extra hard for all of us who won’t make the game!!” She posted. “Who Dey now Bengal fans and Chief fans are supporting each other to figure (expletive) out!”
Brent Chism, 46, of Dallas, is a marketing executive who was on Doward Jones’ Kansas City flight because he too was headed the game, only as a Chiefs fan. Still, the two bonded in their desire to get to the game and their frustration.
Chism’s take, “I was bummed, but then you see people on the flight, Bengals fans, who had made a huge sacrifice to get the game and they were crying. My heart was broken to see how upset they were.”