Latest Federal Aviation Administration News

The Latest: Troopers identify man killed in Alaska plane

Jul. 19, 2019 8:04 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on fatal plane incident in Alaska (all times local): 3:10 p.m. Alaska authorities say a passenger killed when a floatplane's takeoff was aborted was a Maryland man. Troopers say 57-year-old Joseph Patenella died in the Friday incident at the mouth of Tutka Bay south of...

Boeing to take a $4.9 billion charge over grounded jet

Jul. 18, 2019 7:17 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Boeing said Thursday it is booking a $4.9 billion charge to cover possible compensation to airlines that have canceled thousands of flights since the 737 Max jet was grounded after two deadly accidents. The airplane builder also said the Max-related fallout will cut $5.6 billion from its...

Southwest cancellations will rise due to grounded Boeing jet

Jul. 18, 2019 4:49 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines is again pushing back the date it expects to be able to fly the grounded Boeing 737 Max jet, meaning more flight cancellations. Southwest said Thursday that it is taking the plane out of its schedule through Nov. 2, a month longer than previously planned. Without the plane,...

Pilot arrested after plane crashes while landing in Nevada

Jul. 18, 2019 10:33 AM EDT

MESQUITE, Nev. (AP) — Authorities say a Washington state man was arrested on suspicion of operating an aircraft while under the influence of alcohol after his plane crashed while landing at an airport in southern Nevada and then caught fire. The Mesquite Police Department said 41-year-old Ryan Dashiell of...

Men who lost family members in Max crash seek safety changes

Jul. 17, 2019 4:46 PM EDT

Two men who lost family members in the crash of a Boeing 737 Max airliner in Ethiopia called on Congress to change Federal Aviation Administration procedures that let company employees perform safety inspections on planes as they are being built. Paul Njoroge, who lost three children, his wife and mother-in-law...

The Latest: Man who lost daughter questions FAA inspections

Jul. 17, 2019 12:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a U.S. House subcommittee hearing on aircraft safety and the Boeing 737 Max (all times local): 11:15 a.m. A man whose daughter was killed when an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max crashed in March called on legislators to end the Federal Aviation Administration's use of...

FAA to probe medical certification of pilot injured in crash

Jul. 15, 2019 8:05 AM EDT

VAIDEN, Miss. (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating whether a Mississippi pilot injured in a crash had an expired medical certification. The Greenwood Commonwealth reports the FAA requires pilots to have a valid medical license to fly, but 72-year-old pilot Walter J. Mitchell says...

Suit: Air controller at fault in deadly Kentucky plane crash

Jul. 13, 2019 11:09 AM EDT

SOMERSET, Ky. (AP) — A lawsuit by family members of victims of a deadly 2017 Kentucky plane claims an air traffic controller didn't provide the pilot the safest options. According to the Lexington Herald-Leader , the lawsuit targets the federal government. It claims the controller told pilot Scott T....

Turbulence injures dozens on Air Canada flight to Australia

Jul. 11, 2019 10:52 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Intense turbulence struck an Air Canada flight to Australia on Thursday and sent unbuckled passengers flying into the ceiling, forcing the plane to land in Hawaii. The flight from Vancouver to Sydney encountered "un-forecasted and sudden turbulence," about two hours past Hawaii when the...

Pilot dies in plane crash at airport in western Minnesota

Jul. 11, 2019 4:02 PM EDT

HAWLEY, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say a pilot has died in an ultra-light plane crash at a municipal airport in western Minnesota. The plane crashed after noon Thursday at Hawley Municipal Airport. Clay County Sheriff Mark Empting says the pilot was the only person aboard and died at the scene. His name, age...