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Officials: BA suspending flights from London for 2 days

Jul. 20, 2019 4:10 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian officials say Cairo's international airport has been notified by British Airways that the airline is suspending flights to and from London for two days. Airport officials say the decision came after British official conducted regular security checks earlier this week at the airport....

House votes to block sale of weapons to Saudi Arabia

Jul. 18, 2019 6:56 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is heading for a showdown with President Donald Trump after the House voted to block his administration from selling billions of dollars in weapons and maintenance support to Saudi Arabia. Trump, who has sought to forge closer ties with Riyadh, has pledged to veto the resolutions...

Pakistan reopens its airspace to commercial flights by India

Jul. 16, 2019 3:21 AM EDT

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan has reopened its airspace for all commercial traffic following months of restrictions imposed after a standoff with India over the disputed Kashmir region earlier this year. The Civil Aviation Authority says the airspace is fully open as of Tuesday for all flights —...

Small plane carrying parachutists crashes in Sweden, 9 dead

Jul. 14, 2019 12:46 PM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — Swedish officials said a small plane carrying parachutists crashed in northern Sweden soon after takeoff on Sunday and all nine people on board were killed. The accident took place a little after 2 p.m. local time on Storsandskar island. Swedish media quoted witnesses reporting that some of...

'Miracle on the Hudson' plane going into storage until 2022

Jul. 10, 2019 5:40 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The passenger jet that survived a bird strike and crash landing in the Hudson River in New York 10 years ago is going into storage while the museum where it's currently displayed seeks a new home. The Charlotte Observer reports the Carolinas Aviation Museum holds the 'Miracle on the...

Feds: 2 skydivers joined doomed Hawaii flight at last minute

Jul. 9, 2019 5:14 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board says two skydivers made a last-minute decision to board the Hawaii plane that crashed and killed 11 people last month. The NTSB's preliminary report was released Tuesday. No cause for the crash was given, which is typical for preliminary reports....

Recorder found in Texas plane crash; some victims identified

Jul. 2, 2019 5:06 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Federal investigators said Monday that they have started analyzing the cockpit voice recorder from a small plane that struck a hangar after taking off from a suburban Dallas airport, and local officials have released the names of six of the 10 people killed in the fiery crash. Two crew...

10 killed when small plane crashes on takeoff in Texas

Jul. 1, 2019 12:24 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — All ten people on board a small plane were killed in a fiery crash Sunday morning when the aircraft struggled to gain altitude after taking off from a suburban Dallas airport, veered to one side and plunged into a hangar, local authorities and witnesses said. Federal officials said two crew...

Atlanta airport to expand security checkpoint

Jun. 29, 2019 12:17 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport plans to expand a security checkpoint within the next year to help alleviate a crowded waiting area, officials said. Officials expect to open five additional lanes at the South Security Checkpoint within the next year, according to The...

4 Ukrainians released from separatist captivity

Jun. 28, 2019 11:17 AM EDT

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Four Ukrainian nationals on Friday were released after spending years in separatist captivity and handed over to the Ukrainian government in a rare gesture of good will. The prisoner release, originally announced on Thursday, was completed on Friday when the four men were handed over...