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NTSB releases early report on Alaska air ambulance crash

Dec. 11, 2019 4:30 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An ambulance airplane flying from Anchorage to Seward last month circled for no apparent reason before crashing into a mountain, according to a preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board. The Security Aviation flight crashed Nov. 29, killing a pilot, paramedic...

Third gun this year found at Maine airport checkpoint

Dec. 10, 2019 2:23 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Transportation Security Administration said Tuesday it caught a Maine man with a loaded handgun at an airport security checkpoint. The TSA said the man was a Poland, Maine, resident who had the gun tucked in the outer pocket of a canvas messenger bag. The man told officials he...

Maine secretary, TSA discuss Real ID conversion at airports

Dec. 9, 2019 7:50 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's secretary of state and a representative from the federal Transportation Security Administration are appearing at airports in the state to talk about travel identification requirements as the state switches to Real ID. Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap and the TSA...

Former FAA inspector gets 6 years for bribery, fraud scheme

Dec. 5, 2019 5:43 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — A former Federal Aviation Administration safety inspector in South Florida was sentenced Thursday to six years and three months in prison for his part in a bribery and fraud scheme. A federal jury in Miami found Manuel Fernandez, 42, guilty in June of 21 criminal counts, including bribery,...

Boeing tries to reassure airline industry leaders about Max

Dec. 5, 2019 5:02 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Boeing is reassuring airline industry leaders about the safety of the grounded 737 Max as it continues working to get the plane back in service. The aircraft maker invited about 30 union officials, safety experts and others to the Seattle area for two days of meetings with Boeing executives...

Horizon Air warns about lax safety culture among its pilots

Dec. 5, 2019 11:31 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Horizon Air’s head of flight operations recently warned of a a lax safety culture among the airline’s pilots and called for urgent action to prevent a serious air accident. The Seattle Times reported that John Hornibrook, the Seattle-based airline’s president of flight...

Coast Guard hoists man from damaged boat off North Carolina

Nov. 29, 2019 9:48 AM EST

MOREHEAD CITY, N.C. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says that a helicopter crew hoisted a man to safety from a disabled sailing vessel off North Carolina. A Coast Guard news release said the rescue happened Thursday afternoon approximately 170 miles (274 kilomters) east of the Pamlico Sound. A Coast Guard...

Florida man caught with gun in bag at upstate NY airport

Nov. 27, 2019 4:53 PM EST

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Federal officials say a Florida man has been caught trying to go through security at an upstate New York airport with a loaded gun for the second time this month. The man was arrested Wednesday at Syracuse Hancock International Airport after Transportation Security Administration...

The Latest: Airports hit in stormy California

Nov. 27, 2019 12:21 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — The Latest on the wintry weather in the U.S. (all times local): 9:20 p.m. Stormy weather and a power outage have affected two Northern California airports as a storm hits the region. KPIX-TV says the Federal Aviation Administration imposed a ground delay at San Francisco International Airport...

Soon you can visit the airport just to eat, drink, shop

Nov. 23, 2019 12:06 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The new approach to food and drink and retail concessions at New Orleans' new airport terminal is a game changer from the old facility. Soon, the airport will also change up some of the rules that have long governed access to the airport concourse. Louis Armstrong New Orleans...