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3 killed in plane crash in Austrian Alps

Jul. 19, 2019 3:39 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Austrian authorities say three people have been killed in a small airplane crash in the Alps near the German border. Austrian police told the dpa news agency Friday that the identity of those killed in the Thursday evening crash was still not clear. The plane went down at about 5:30 p.m....

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...

Officials announce new identification of 9/11 victim remains

Jul. 18, 2019 6:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities have identified the remains of another 9/11 victim found at the World Trade Center. The New York City medical examiners' office on Thursday said the woman is the 1,644th person to be linked to remains found at the site, nearly 18 years after hijackers crashed airplanes into the...

Pilot accused of flying while drunk in Nevada crash

Jul. 18, 2019 1:10 PM EDT

MESQUITE, Nev. (AP) — Authorities say a pilot from Washington state was arrested on suspicion of flying while drunk after a private plane crash and fire at an airport in Nevada. Police say 41-year-old Ryan Raymond Dashiell of Spokane escaped serious injury in the crash of the twin-engine Cessna 550...

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...

French prosecutors want Air France tried for 2009 Rio crash

Jul. 17, 2019 3:28 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French prosecutors want Air France to stand trial for manslaughter in the 2009 crash of a flight from Rio de Janeiro to Paris that killed all 228 people aboard, a judicial official said Wednesday. Prosecutors also have asked that the case against Airbus, maker of the doomed aircraft, be...

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...

3 dead, 4 missing in float plane crash in Canada

Jul. 16, 2019 6:17 PM EDT

ST JOHN'S, Newfoundland (AP) — Four occupants of a downed float plane remained missing Tuesday after the aircraft crashed into a lake in the Eastern Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador, killing three others on board. Air Saguenay President Jean Tremblay said Tuesday the de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver...

6 minutes: Man haunted by family's final moments on 737 Max

Jul. 16, 2019 1:54 PM EDT

When Paul Njoroge gets on an airplane, he becomes fixated on the first few minutes after takeoff. "I have to look at my watch and see when I reach the 6-minute mark," Njoroge says. That is the length of time that a Boeing 737 Max carrying his wife, three young children and mother-in-law was airborne before...

Boeing jet trouble leads to cuts at Europe's busiest airline

Jul. 16, 2019 10:52 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Europe's biggest airline, budget carrier Ryanair, will cut flights and close some of its bases beginning this winter because of the delay to deliveries of the Boeing 737 Max plane, which has been grounded globally after two fatal crashes. The airline also warned Tuesday that its growth in...