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2 jets collide after landing in Frankfurt, no one injured

Nov. 17, 2019 5:28 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Authorities say a collision between two passenger jets on the tarmac at Frankfurt Airport caused damage but left no one injured. The Korean Air Boeing and Air Namibia Airbus planes hit each other shortly after both landed at the airport on Saturday evening. News agency dpa reported that the...

Mechanical issue forces flight to land in Pittsburgh

Nov. 16, 2019 4:01 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — An American Airlines flight was forced to land at Pittsburgh International Airport due to a mechanical issue. The airline says Flight 2244 had departed about 7:30 a.m. Saturday from Chicago and was bound for Washington with 72 passengers and six crew members aboard. The Boeing 737-800...

Boeing says it has to ‘re-earn’ public’s trust after crashes

Nov. 16, 2019 8:24 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A senior Boeing executive said Saturday the company knows it has to re-earn the public’s trust as it works to win approval from U.S. regulators to get its grounded 737 Max jets flying again after crashes that killed 346 people. Stan Deal, president and CEO of...

Boeing settles several more lawsuits over Max plane crashes

Nov. 15, 2019 7:01 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Boeing is settling a few more of the roughly 150 lawsuits filed by families of passengers killed in two crashes of the 737 Max jet. A Seattle law firm said Friday it settled four of the 46 cases it’s handling for families of passengers who were on board a Lion Air Max that crashed off...

Report: Helicopter had fuel issue on day of crash

Nov. 15, 2019 6:38 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A rented helicopter that crashed near Las Vegas, killing two Connecticut men, was found to have sediment in its fuel tanks just hours before the fatal flight, a preliminary report shows. However, the cause of the crash last month of the private sightseeing aircraft has not yet been...

United delays planned return of grounded Boeing 737 Max

Nov. 15, 2019 1:00 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — United Airlines is removing the grounded Boeing 737 Max from its schedule until March 4, two months longer than previously planned. The change follows similar moves by American and Southwest, and reflects further delays in Boeing’s work to fix the plane after two deadly crashes....

Doorbell cameras captured final seconds of doomed flight

Nov. 15, 2019 12:20 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Two doorbell cameras captured the final seconds of the flight of a small plane that crashed into a house last month in New Jersey and burst into flames, according to a preliminary report released Friday. The Cessna crashed in the Colonia section of Woodbridge Township, about 18 miles...

Safety board says more people died in plane crashes in 2018

Nov. 14, 2019 5:30 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal safety officials say that 393 people died in U.S. civilian plane crashes last year, a 15% increase over the year before. All but a dozen of the deaths occurred in general aviation, which usually involves small private planes. However, the numbers include a woman killed after an...

Investigators unclear what caused plane crash that killed 3

Nov. 11, 2019 7:24 PM EST

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Federal investigators are not sure what caused a 2018 plane crash in central Indiana that killed three men bound for Wisconsin. The National Transportation Safety Board issued its final report on the crash last week. The Green Bay Press Gazette reports the NTSB blames "an...

Virginia man pleads guilty in WWII dog tags theft

Nov. 11, 2019 4:47 PM EST

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — A Virginia National Guard sergeant accused of stealing World War II-era dog tags from the National Archives and Records Administration in Maryland has pleaded guilty to a theft charge. Robert Rumsby of Fredericksburg, Virginia, entered a guilty plea to one misdemeanor count of...