Latest Federal Aviation Administration News

Authorities: pilot dies in crash of small plane near Tucson

Sep. 28, 2022 19:11 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A pilot died after a small plane crashed south of Tucson on Wednesday, according to authorities. Federal Aviation Administration officials said only the pilot was aboard the single-engine Grumman American AA5B when it went down near Flying Diamond Airport west...

Small plane crash near home kills 1 occupant, injures 2nd

Sep. 28, 2022 17:40 PM EDT

A small plane crash in eastern Pennsylvania killed one person and injured another, authorities said. Police in Lehigh County's Salisbury Township said the single-engine Piper PA-28 went down near a home at about 1:40 p.m. Wednesday. Cpl. Kevin Kress told The...

Prototype electric airplane takes first flight

Sep. 27, 2022 19:25 PM EDT

MOSES LAKE, Wash. (AP) — A prototype, all-electric airplane took its first flight Tuesday morning in central Washington state. The Seattle Times reports that if the Federal Aviation Administration eventually certifies the small airplane to carry passengers, it could become the...

Pilot killed as small helicopter crashes in South Dakota

Sep. 27, 2022 16:34 PM EDT

YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — The pilot of a small helicopter was killed in a crash Tuesday in southeastern South Dakota, according to officials. The Federal Aviation Administration said the AG-915 Spartan helicopter went down at about 10:30 a.m. near the Chan Gurney Municipal Airport in...

Helicopter crashes in Arizona desert; 2 aboard not injured

Sep. 26, 2022 14:58 PM EDT

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — A helicopter crash-landed in the Arizona desert Monday morning but authorities said the two people aboard walked away with no injuries. Federal Aviation Administration officials said the Robinson R22 helicopter went down 4 ½ miles (7.2 kilometers) north of the...

United Airlines grounds 25 planes after missed inspections

Sep. 20, 2022 19:06 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — United Airlines canceled about 18 flights this week when it realized that some of its Boeing 777-200 planes had not undergone required inspections of the front edges of the wings. The airline canceled flights Monday night and Tuesday morning, and said it's trying to...

Human remains wash ashore on Olympic Peninsula near Sequim

Sep. 19, 2022 22:44 PM EDT

SEQUIM, Wash. (AP) — Human remains washed ashore at Dungeness Spit near Sequim, Washington, and agencies are working to determine whether they are connected to the crash of a floatplane earlier this month. The Clallam County Sheriff’s Office said Monday they are working with...

FAA rejects airline request to hire less-experienced pilots

Sep. 19, 2022 19:25 PM EDT

Federal officials have rejected a request by a regional airline facing a pilot shortage to hire co-pilots with half the usual minimum amount of flying experience, saying it would reduce safety. Republic Airways asked for permission to hire pilots with at least 750 hours of flying...

Pilot killed in crash while competing in the Reno Air Races

Sep. 19, 2022 18:57 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Authorities on Monday identified the pilot who died while competing in the Reno Air Races and said his family witnessed the crash. Officials with the Reno Air Racing Association said at a news conference that L-29 pilot Aaron Hogue was killed in Sunday’s crash...

3 killed in Colorado midair collision identified

Sep. 19, 2022 15:03 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Three people killed after two planes collided near Denver were identified Monday as the investigation into what went wrong continued. The victims from Saturday's crash of a Cessna 172 and a Sonex Xenos — a light, homebuilt aircraft — were Daniel Wilmoth, 22,...