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People stand by the debris of the Air India Express flight that skidded off a runway while landing in Kozhikode, Kerala state, India, Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020. The special evacuation flight bringing people home to India who had been trapped abroad because of the coronavirus skidded off the runway and split in two while landing in heavy rain killing more than a dozen people and injuring dozens more. (AP Photo/Shijith Sreedhar)

Survivors of deadly India crash say plane swayed violently

Aug. 8, 2020 1:12 PM EDT

KOCHI, India (AP) — The plane swayed violently as it approached a hilltop runway soaked by monsoon rain, and moments later the special return flight for Indians stranded abroad by the pandemic skidded off, nosedived and cracked in two, leaving 18 dead and more than 120 injured. Among the injured on Friday...

The Air India Express flight that skidded off a runway while landing at the airport in Kozhikode, Kerala state, India, Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020. The special evacuation flight bringing people home to India who had been trapped abroad because of the coronavirus skidded off the runway and split in two while landing in heavy rain killing more than a dozen people and injuring dozens more. (AP Photo/C.K.Thanseer)

Plane skids off runway in India; 17 killed, including pilots

Aug. 8, 2020 12:51 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — At least 17 people were killed and 123 injured when a special return flight for Indians stranded abroad because of the coronavirus skidded off a hilltop runway and cracked in two while landing Friday in heavy rain in the southern state of Kerala, police said. Among the injured, at least 15...

FILE - This June 19, 2015, file photo, shows the Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration building in Washington. Federal employees overseeing Boeing and other aircraft makers say they face pressure from the companies and fear retribution from their own bosses if they raise too many safety concerns, according to a survey of the workers that was delivered to Congress on Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

FAA employees who oversee airplane makers report pressure

Aug. 7, 2020 9:29 PM EDT

Federal employees overseeing Boeing and other aircraft makers say they face pressure from the companies and fear retribution from their own bosses if they raise too many safety concerns, according to a survey of the workers that was delivered to Congress on Friday. Many of the Federal Aviation Administration...

FILE - In this March 31, 2017, file photo, Boeing employees stand near the new Boeing 787-10 at the company's facility in North Charleston, S.C. Federal officials are seeking to fine Boeing $1.25 million, saying Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, that company managers pressured employees who were designated to perform safety-related work at the plant. The Federal Aviation Administration said that for nearly two years Boeing made employees doing safety checks report to managers who weren't in position to oversee the work. (AP Photo/Mic Smith, File)

FAA: Boeing pressured safety workers at SC aircraft plant

Aug. 5, 2020 8:23 PM EDT

Federal officials are seeking to fine Boeing $1.25 million, saying Wednesday that company managers pressured employees who were designated to perform safety-related work for the government at an aircraft factory in South Carolina. The Federal Aviation Administration said that over a nearly two-year period, Boeing...

A plane comes in to land at South Valley Regional Airport in West Jordan, Utah, on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. At least eight times in the past 10 years, aircraft crashed near the South Valley Regional Airport in West Jordan. They went down in soccer fields, a few feet from an elementary school, on the New Bingham Highway — and, last Saturday, into houses. (Trent Nelson/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP)

Crashes raise safety questions at regional airport

Aug. 1, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — At least eight times in the past 10 years, aircraft crashed near the South Valley Regional Airport in West Jordan. They went down in soccer fields, a few feet from an elementary school, on the New Bingham Highway — and, last Saturday, into houses. The weekend crash was the...

Iran says passenger plane 'harassed' over Syria by US jet

Jul. 24, 2020 12:32 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian passenger plane flying from Tehran to Beirut on Thursday was “harassed" by fighter jets, Iranian state TV reported, saying the plane managed to safely land in the Lebanese capital. A U.S. official later told The Associated Press that an American fighter jet did pass by...

US moves one step closer to letting the Boeing 737 Max fly

Jul. 21, 2020 1:56 PM EDT

Federal safety regulators are moving closer to letting the grounded Boeing 737 Max fly again with changes that Boeing made to the plane after two deadly crashes. The Federal Aviation Administration said Tuesday that “in the near future” it will issue a proposed safety directive for the plane. The...

Officials: Virginia man cited for having gun in carry-on bag

Jul. 20, 2020 8:25 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man has been citied for weapons charges after officials found a gun and a magazine with 12 bullets inside his carry-on bag at an airport security checkpoint, authorities said. A Transportation Security Administration officer spotted the man’s weapon last week at...

FILE - In this March 7, 2011, file photo, a Pakistan International Airlines passenger jet is parked on the tarmac at a military base in Makassar, Indonesia. The U.S. is downgrading Pakistan's aviation safety rating, a move that blocks that country's airlines from operating flights to the U.S. The Federal Aviation Administration didn't give details behind its action, announced Wednesday, July 15, 2020, but Pakistan has been roiled by a scandal over pilots getting improper licenses. (AP Photo/File)

US bars Pakistani flights after pilot-license scandal

Jul. 15, 2020 12:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States downgraded the safety rating of Pakistan's aviation system and will block Pakistan's airlines from launching service to the U.S. The move announced Wednesday follows revelations that nearly one-third of Pakistan’s pilots cheated on exams but still received...

Loaded 9 mm handgun found in bag by TSA at Omaha airport

Jul. 9, 2020 12:14 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Airport security agents found a loaded 9 mm handgun in a bag at Omaha’s airport, federal officials said Thursday. The gun was found Wednesday at an Eppley Airfield security checkpoint as the bag that carried it went through an X-ray machine, the U.S. Transportation Security...