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Southwest planes collide on Nashville airport tarmac

Jul. 21, 2019 2:16 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two Southwest Airlines planes have collided on the tarmac of Nashville International Airport. Airline officials say no injuries were reported in Saturday night's collision. An emailed statement from Southwest Airlines spokeswoman Michelle Agnew says the winglet of the St....

Southwest planes collide on Nashville airport tarmac

Jul. 21, 2019 1:57 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two Southwest Airlines planes have collided on the tarmac of Nashville International Airport. Airline officials say no injuries were reported in Saturday night's collision. An emailed statement from Southwest Airlines spokeswoman Michelle Agnew says the winglet of the St....

The Latest: Central Command says US intensifying air patrols

Jul. 19, 2019 7:34 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on developments related to tensions between the U.S and Iran (all times local): 2:10 a.m. U.S. Central Command says the U.S. has intensified air patrols over the Strait of Hormuz in response to the Iranian seizure of a British tanker. A Central Command spokesman, Lt. Col....

Man climbs onto plane wing before takeoff at Nigeria airport

Jul. 19, 2019 3:48 PM EDT

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian aviation authorities say an intruder who climbed onto the wing of a commercial plane that was preparing to fly from the country's busiest airport has been detained. A viral video of Friday's incident at the international airport in Lagos also showed panicked passengers who...

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....

American warship destroys Iranian drone in Strait of Hormuz

Jul. 18, 2019 11:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. warship on Thursday destroyed an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz after it threatened the ship, President Donald Trump said. The incident marked a new escalation of tensions between the countries less than one month after Iran downed an American drone in the same waterway and...

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...

Iran FM not giving up hope tensions with US can be resolved

Jul. 18, 2019 3:56 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Iran and the United States were only "a few minutes away from a war" after Iran shot down an American spy drone last month, Iran's foreign minister said Thursday, but the diplomat said he remains hopeful that escalating tensions might somehow be resolved. In a wide-ranging discussion with...

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...