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Pilots says Boeing didn't disclose jet's new control feature

Nov. 13, 2018 4:10 PM EST

Pilots who fly Boeing's 737 MAX in the U.S. say the airline manufacturer didn't tell them about features of a new flight-control system that reportedly are part of the investigation into last month's deadly crash in Indonesia. The pilots say they were not trained in new features of an anti-stall system in the...

Travelers can find tools to weigh safety of foreign airlines

Nov. 12, 2018 4:30 PM EST

International air travel has become remarkably safe in recent years, with deadly accidents like last month's Lion Air crash in Indonesia becoming more rare. Statistics aside, the accident is making travelers wary of flying in some countries or on certain foreign airlines. The safety of Indonesia's airlines had...

US jet crashes in 2nd accident involving US carrier in month

Nov. 12, 2018 4:10 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — A U.S. combat jet from the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan crashed into the sea northeast of the Philippines on Monday, but its two pilots were rescued safely. The U.S. Navy's 7th Fleet said the F/A-18 Hornet had a mechanical problem during routine operations in the Philippine Sea. A rescue...

Today in History

Nov. 12, 2018 12:01 AM EST

Today in History Today is Monday, Nov. 12, the 316th day of 2018. There are 49 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Nov. 12, 1927, Josef Stalin became the undisputed ruler of the Soviet Union as Leon Trotsky was expelled from the Communist Party. On this date: In 1866, Chinese revolutionary Sun...

Coast Guard Academy honors pilot for heroism in 1986 rescue

Nov. 11, 2018 10:01 AM EST

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — A Coast Guard Academy graduate who won praise for the 1986 rescue of two people from a plane crash in a lake has been inducted into the service academy's Hall of Heroes. Mark Feldman piloted a helicopter that pulled the two victims from Lake St. Clair in Ontario, Canada, after...

Report: Pilot error cause of deadly military plane crash

Nov. 10, 2018 8:59 PM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The cause of a military plane crash that left nine people dead outside Savannah, Georgia, was pilot error, according to a report by the U.S. Air Force Accident Investigation Board. Nine airmen from the Puerto Rico National Guard died May 2 when the plane plunged onto Georgia Highway 21...

Small plane crashes in Iowa, killing all 4 people on board

Nov. 10, 2018 2:54 PM EST

GUTHRIE CENTER, Iowa (AP) — A small plane crashed in central Iowa, killing all four people on board, after the pilot apparently had a heart attack and a student pilot was going to attempt an emergency landing, authorities said Saturday. The plane dropped off radar Friday night about 4 miles (6 kilometers)...

The Latest: Pilot may have had heart attack before crash

Nov. 10, 2018 2:12 PM EST

GUTHRIE CENTER, Iowa (AP) — The Latest on a small plane crash in west-central Iowa on Friday that killed four people (all times local): 1 p.m. Authorities believe the pilot of a small plane that crashed in central Iowa, killing all four people on board, may have suffered a heart attack. The Guthrie County...

FBI: Seattle plane thief searched online for flight videos

Nov. 9, 2018 3:38 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Authorities say the Seattle airport ground crew worker who stole an empty commercial airplane had apparently searched online for flight instruction videos before he took off on a dizzying ride that soon crashed into a small island. The FBI announced Friday that it's concluding the...

Jet overshoots runway in Guyana, several injured

Nov. 9, 2018 8:06 AM EST

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (AP) — A Fly Jamaica Boeing 757-200 aircraft overshot the runway at Guyana's main international airport early Friday, injuring several people. Airline spokesman Carl Bowen said the plane, which was on its way to Toronto, reported a hydraulic failure emergency shortly after taking off...