At least nine people including three children are dead in eastern Turkey after an earthquake with its epicentre in neighbouring Iran.
At least 37 people were injured after houses collapsed, Turkey’s interior minister said.
The magnitude-5.7 quake centred on the Iranian border village of Habash-e Olya.
At least 75 were injured and houses damaged in 43 villages in Iran’s West Azerbaijan province.
The quake struck at 09:23 (05:53 GMT) in Iran and had a 6km (3.7 miles) depth.
NTSB investigators are expected to arrive Sunday to survey the wreckage.
Federal and local authorities are investigating the crash, which happened about 9:20 a.m.
One witness to the crash said he heard the aircraft’s engine “sputter” just before it went down.
“It just took a dive,” he said. “No smoke or anything like that. It was just like metal crunching.”
An Emergency Medical Services spokeswoman said one of the victims, in his 60s, was pronounced dead at the scene. A 78-year-old man who was critically injured in the crash later died at a hospital.
The identities of the victims have not yet been identified.
But news of the crash — and the victims — spread quickly on Oahu’s North Shore and threw the tight-knit general aviation community into mourning.
The 64-year-old died after his homemade steam-powered rocket crash landed moments after takeoff near Barstow, California, on Saturday, according to TMZ.
A video posted to Twitter by journalist Justin Chapman showed the rocket being launched. Seconds later, a parachute is seen deploying too early and the rocket plummets to the ground. “Mad Mike Hughes just launched himself in a self-made steam-powered rocket and crash landed. Very likely did not survive,” Chapman wrote alongside the clip.
The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said its officers were called to a rocket launch event at around 2 p.m. on Saturday. According to KTLA, the sheriff’s office said “a man was pronounced deceased after the rocket crashed in the open desert.”
A passenger plane landing at an airport in Istanbul has skidded off the runway and broken into three parts, killing three people and injuring 179 others, officials say.
The Pegasus Airlines jet was carrying 177 passengers and six crew members from Izmir province in the west when it crashed at Sabiha Gokcen airport.
The Boeing 737 was trying to land in heavy tailwinds and rain.
The airport was closed and flights diverted after the accident.
The majority of people on board were Turkish, but local media quoted the airline’s records as saying there were 22 foreign passengers from 12 other countries. A small number of children are believed to have been on board.
Istanbul Governor Ali Yerlikaya said: “Unfortunately, the Pegasus Airlines plane couldn’t hold on the runway due to poor weather conditions and skidded for around 50-60m [164-196ft].”
He said the plane then fell between 30 and 40 metres off the end of the runway.
The airport has since reopened, while prosecutors have opened an investigation into the crash.
The house is located in the area of Park Aly and Water Street.
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