Latest Plane crashes News

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...

Lawsuit against flight school over fatal crash is dismissed

Nov. 11, 2019 4:46 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut judge has dismissed a wrongful death lawsuit against a flight school and its owner over a 2016 plane crash that killed a student pilot. Judge Matthew Budzik in Hartford ruled in favor of Arian Prevalla and his now-defunct American Flight Academy on Friday. Prevalla...

Boeing details steps needed to get grounded Max jet flying

Nov. 11, 2019 1:04 PM EST

Boeing hopes to resume deliveries of its 737 Max jet to airlines in December and win regulatory approval to restart commercial service with the plane in January. Boeing shares rose in midday trading Monday. The company spelled out several steps that it needs to complete before the grounded plane can carry...

Small plane crashes during Texas gender reveal celebration

Nov. 8, 2019 2:11 PM EST

TURKEY, Texas (AP) — A newly released report has found a September plane crash in West Texas occurred when the pilot's crop-duster stalled out after dumping hundreds of gallons of pink water during a couple's gender reveal celebration. One passenger suffered minor injuries when the plane crashed Sept. 7...

Australian appeals court reduces bomb hoaxer's sentence

Nov. 8, 2019 12:27 AM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A Sri Lankan man who threatened to blow up a Malaysia Airlines plane with 222 people on board had his prison sentence slashed on Friday by an Australian appeals court because he had been in a psychotic state and the fake bomb he had brandished posed no danger. Manodh Marks, 27,...

Pilot in small plane crash into California home has died

Nov. 7, 2019 5:04 PM EST

UPLAND, Calif. (AP) — The pilot of a small plane that crashed into a Southern California house and burned Thursday has died, authorities said. A father and child inside the home escaped without injuries after the late morning crash. The single-engine Cirrus SR22 went down in Upland, east of Los Angeles....

The Latest: Pilot dies as plane crashes into California home

Nov. 7, 2019 4:40 PM EST

UPLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a plane crash into a Southern California house (all times local): 1:20 p.m. Police say the pilot of a small plane that crashed into a Southern California home has died. Upland police Capt. Marcelo Blanco said Thursday that authorities believe the pilot was the only...

Grounded Boeing jet hits another pothole in path to return

Nov. 6, 2019 6:02 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Regulators are asking Boeing to revise documentation of its proposed fixes to software on the 737 Max jet, and the company said Wednesday that it is too early to know whether the request will further delay the return of the grounded plane. Boeing says it is in the final stages of making fixes...

Boeing chairman says CEO won't get bonus until Max flies

Nov. 5, 2019 7:00 PM EST

Boeing's new chairman gave embattled CEO Dennis Muilenburg a vote of confidence Tuesday and said the chief executive is giving up any bonus this year. David Calhoun said the Boeing board believes Muilenburg "has done everything right" and is positioning the Chicago company to return the 737 Max to service after...