Latest Federal Aviation Administration News

Vintage airplane crashes in central Georgia, sending 3 to hospital

Jun. 17, 2024 23:43 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A vintage airplane crashed while the pilot was trying to land at an airport in central Georgia on Monday night, sending all three people on board to the hospital with unknown injuries, the Federal Aviation Administration said. The twin-engine Lockheed 12A, built in...

A small plane crash in upstate New York kills the pilot

Jun. 17, 2024 14:55 PM EDT

COLONIE, N.Y. (AP) — A small plane crashed in upstate New York near Albany on Monday, killing the pilot, who was the only person aboard, authorities said. The twin-engine Piper PA-31 crashed near the end of the runway at Albany International Airport at around 8:15 a.m., the Federal...

2 killed when vintage plane crashes during Father's Day event at Southern California airfield

Jun. 16, 2024 17:49 PM EDT

CHINO, Calif. (AP) — Two people were killed aboard a vintage plane that crashed and burst into flames near a Southern California airfield during a weekend Father's Day event hosted by an air museum, authorities said Sunday. The Federal Aviation Administration said the twin-engine...

FAA investigating how titanium parts with falsified records wound up in Boeing and Airbus planes

Jun. 14, 2024 15:54 PM EDT

Federal regulators are investigating how parts made with titanium that was sold with falsified quality documentation wound up in Boeing and Airbus passenger jets that were built in recent years. Boeing and Airbus said Friday that planes containing the parts are safe to fly, but...

U.S. regulators are investigating an unusual 'Dutch roll' of a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 Max

Jun. 14, 2024 14:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal officials said Thursday they are investigating an unusual rolling motion on a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 Max that might have been caused by a damaged backup power-control unit. The Federal Aviation Administration said it was working with Boeing and the...

Could a cockpit warning system prevent close calls between planes at US airports?

Jun. 13, 2024 18:00 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — As a Delta Air Lines jet began roaring down a runway, an air traffic controller at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport suddenly blurted out an expletive, then ordered the pilots to stop their takeoff roll. The controller saw an American Airlines plane...

Arizona closes Picacho Peak State Park after small plane crash that killed pilot

Jun. 09, 2024 13:17 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Picacho Peak State Park in southern Arizona is closed until further notice after a small plane crashed near the summit, killing the pilot. Pinal County Sheriff’s officials said 68-year-old James Galvin of Oro Valley was the only person aboard the...

NTSB says an air traffic controller's faulty assumption led to a close call between planes in Texas

Jun. 06, 2024 15:57 PM EDT

An air traffic's controller's faulty assumption that a Southwest Airlines jetliner would take off from a Texas airport before a landing FedEx plane reached the runway caused the planes to come within less than 200 feet of colliding in thick fog last year, federal investigators said Thursday. ...

Hot air balloon struck Indiana power lines, burning 3 people in basket

Jun. 04, 2024 15:33 PM EDT

LOWELL, Ind. (AP) — A hot air balloon struck power lines before crashing to the ground over the weekend in northwestern Indiana, injuring the pilot and the two passengers, officials said Tuesday. The balloon contacted the power lines Sunday evening in Hebron, Indiana, about 56...

Helicopter crashes in a field in New Hampshire, officials say

Jun. 01, 2024 17:53 PM EDT

DANBURY, N.H. (AP) — A helicopter crashed on Saturday in New Hampshire, officials said, but the condition of the lone occupant wasn't immediately known. The Hughes TH-55 helicopter went down around 12:50 p.m. in the town of Danbury, the Federal Aviation Administration reported. The...