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GoJet Airlines Flight 3645 was leaving the gate in Albany en route to Chicago on Saturday when it slid off a paved roadway. It had been snowing lightly all day. The flight was operating as a United Express flight.
The 66 passengers and four crew members were sent back to the airport by bus.
Airport authority spokesman Doug Myers says the accident didn’t cause any other airport delays. The plane was removed from the snow bank. A GoJet spokesman says the aircraft will remain in Albany and undergo a full inspection by maintenance crews.
Choctaw family killed by SUV crash in creek
PHILADELPHIA — Funeral plans are set for five young siblings and an adult who died when a sport utility vehicle driven by the children’s father careened off a Mississippi road and into a creek.
All of the victims of Saturday’s crash near Philadelphia were members of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians.
Tribe spokeswoman Misty Dreifuss says a funeral for the children, who ranged from 18 months to 9 years old, will be held Wednesday at a tribal building in Choctaw.
A funeral for 37-year-old Diane Chickaway, a friend of the children’s family, will be held Thursday at a church in Leake County.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation.
Neshoba County Sheriff Tommy Waddell says the children’s father remained hospitalized Sunday. Their mother and Ms. Chickaway’s husband also survived.
Scholar of Franklin’s papers dies at 92
NEW HAVEN — Author and scholar of Benjamin Franklin’s papers Claude-Anne Lopez has died at age 92.
Ms. Lopez started her studies of Franklin’s papers at Yale University with secretarial-type work and rose to a top editor’s job. Her son, Larry Lopez, says she had Alzheimer’s disease and died Friday at her New Haven home.
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