Latest Federal Aviation Administration News

Plane crash near Ohio airport kills 3; federal authorities investigating

Jul. 20, 2024 17:12 PM EDT

VIENNA, Ohio (AP) — A plane trying to make an emergency landing at an airport in northeastern Ohio crashed, killing all three people aboard, authorities said. The twin-engine Beechcraft 60 went down near the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport in Ohio at about 6:45 p.m. Friday, the...

1 dead, 2 missing after tourist helicopter crashes off Hawaiian island of Kauai

Jul. 12, 2024 21:40 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A tour company helicopter crashed off the Hawaiian island of Kauai, police said, killing one person and leaving two missing in the latest in a series of crashes to plague the industry in recent years. A hiker on the Kalalau trail reported seeing the helicopter crash...

Key events in the troubled history of the Boeing 737 Max

Jul. 08, 2024 09:17 AM EDT

Boeing’s 737 Max is a more fuel-efficient version of the American aerospace company’s popular 737, the best-selling airliner ever. Airlines have flown Max jets for just seven years, but in that short time two of them crashed, killing 346 people, and the plane has become a symbol of safety...

Small plane with 3 on board makes emergency landing on Nevada highway. No one is hurt

Jul. 06, 2024 17:44 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The pilot of a small plane was able to make an emergency landing safely on a highway in northern Nevada after running out of fuel, authorities said Saturday. No vehicles were hit, and none of the three people on board the aircraft were injured when the...

5 members of Georgia family killed when small plane crashes in New York

Jul. 01, 2024 17:15 PM EDT

MASONVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — Five members of a family from Georgia who were visiting Cooperstown, New York, for a baseball tournament died when their small plane crashed in a rural, wooded area, authorities said Monday. The single-engine Piper PA-46 crashed around 2 p.m. Sunday after...

Plane with 2 on board makes emergency beach landing on New York's Fire Island. No injuries reported

Jun. 24, 2024 15:01 PM EDT

BAY SHORE, N.Y. (AP) — A small plane made an emergency landing on the beach on New York's Fire Island on Monday and the two people on board were uninjured, authorities said. The single-engine Piper PA-28 landed in Atlantique at about 12:15 p.m., Federal Aviation Administration...

Federal officials are investigating a Southwest Airlines low flight over Oklahoma City suburbs

Jun. 20, 2024 19:49 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Federal officials are investigating a Southwest Airlines jet that triggered a low-altitude alert as it prepared to land in Oklahoma City but was still nine miles from the airport. The Federal Aviation Administration said Thursday that an air traffic controller...

United Airlines jet turns back to Connecticut after a piece of engine lining fell off during takeoff

Jun. 20, 2024 16:57 PM EDT

A United Airlines plane turned back to a Connecticut airport Thursday after a piece of lining from an engine cover fell off during takeoff. A United spokesperson said a portion of the engine’s sound-dampening outer liner was found on the runway at Bradley International Airport near...

Vintage airplane crashes in central Georgia, sending 3 to hospital

Jun. 18, 2024 16:31 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 injuries, the Federal Aviation Administration said. The twin-engine Lockheed 12A, built in 1936,...

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...