Latest Federal Aviation Administration News

Plane crash wreckage found; 'no known survivors'

Sep. 20, 2019 1:54 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Authorities say a small plane believed to have two people aboard crashed in northwestern Nevada and that there were "no known survivors." Officials said searchers found wreckage Thursday in mountains south of Pyramid Lake after the plane crashed earlier Thursday after leaving Reno for...

FAA chief meets Boeing officials, tries out Max simulator

Sep. 19, 2019 9:04 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The chief of the Federal Aviation Administration tested the Boeing 737 Max in a flight simulator Thursday, but the FAA declined to say how its updated anti-stall software performed. That software kicked in before two Max jets crashed, and fixing it is central to Boeing's effort to get the...

Small plane crashes into Southern California building

Sep. 19, 2019 8:42 PM EDT

TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) — A small plane crashed into a building near a Southern California municipal airport Thursday, killing one of the two people aboard. The single-engine Cessna 177 went down around noon about a mile east of the Los Angeles-area Torrance airport, Federal Aviation Administration spokesman...

Patrol: Plane trying to land at airport crashes; pilot dies

Sep. 18, 2019 1:43 PM EDT

LONDON, Ohio (AP) — State troopers say a single-engine plane attempting to land at a county airport in Ohio has crashed and the pilot has died. The State Highway Patrol says 79-year-old Donald Apple, of Piqua (PIHK'-wah), was pronounced dead at the crash in a field just west of the Madison County Airport....

Air China jet returns to Dulles after engine fire reported

Sep. 17, 2019 10:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials say an Air China jet bound for Beijing made an emergency return Tuesday to Dulles International Airport after reporting an engine fire. In a statement, the Federal Aviation Administration says that the Air China flight landed safely Tuesday in Washington after reporting an...

Council OKs plan to remove WWII airport chapel

Sep. 17, 2019 6:38 AM EDT

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — The City Council has approved a proposal for removal of a World War II chapel and airmen's housing project on Sioux City airport land. The Sioux City Journal reports that the council OK'd a memorandum of agreement Monday between the city, the Federal Aviation Administration and the...

FAA chief says he'll test Boeing's MAX changes this week

Sep. 16, 2019 6:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's top aviation regulator says he plans to go into a flight simulator and personally test changes that Boeing is making to the grounded 737 Max. Stephen Dickson also said Monday that he expects Boeing to submit its safety analysis of changes to the plane "in the coming days."...

Hot air balloon crash near Las Vegas under investigation

Sep. 13, 2019 7:25 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — U.S. authorities are investigating a hot air balloon crash in Nevada that injured at least seven people Thursday when its basket tipped over after hitting the ground, authorities said Friday. Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor said the agency and the National...

The Latest: 6 in balloon crash released from hospital

Sep. 13, 2019 6:33 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on a hot air balloon crash in Nevada (all times local): 4:45 p.m. Six people injured in a hot air balloon crash in Nevada have been released from the hospital. University Medical Center of Southern Nevada spokesman Scott Kerbs said Friday only one of the seven patients taken to...

Colorado man killed in plane crash in southeast Wyoming

Sep. 13, 2019 5:39 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a man who was killed in a small plane crash in southeast Wyoming. The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports 62-year-old Zane Schmeeckle, of Fort Morgan, Colorado, crashed his single-engine plane into a field south of Carpenter on Saturday evening. He was...