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Company in Cuba plane crash had received safety complaints

May. 20, 2018 8:13 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — The Mexican charter company whose 39-year-old plane crashed in Havana had been the subject of two serious complaints about its crews' performance over the last decade, according to authorities in Guyana and a retired pilot for Cuba's national airline. Mexico's government said late Saturday...

Officials say company in Cuba crash had safety complaints

May. 19, 2018 8:15 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — The Mexican charter company whose plane crashed in Havana, killing 110 people, has been the subject of two serious complaints about its crews' performance over the last decade, according to authorities in Guyana and a retired pilot for Cuba's national airline. The plane was barred from...

Israel-Turkey spat escalates over Gaza violence

May. 16, 2018 11:23 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel and Turkey exchanged diplomatic barbs Wednesday as the spat between the former allies escalated following deadly violence along Israel's border with Gaza. A day after it expelled the Israeli ambassador, Turkey asked Israel's consul general in Istanbul to leave as well. Israel, in...

China, Airbus investigating blown-out windshield on plane

May. 16, 2018 4:18 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Chinese authorities and Airbus are investigating why a plane's windshield blew out midflight, forcing an emergency landing, in an unusual mishap for a country with a booming aviation market and exemplary air safety record. Sichuan Airlines flight 8633 was en route from Chongqing, China, to...

Australia upgrading airport security after alleged bomb plot

May. 15, 2018 6:47 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's government said Tuesday that it will upgrade airport security around the country and increase police powers in response to an alleged attempt to smuggle an improvised explosive device aboard a flight out of Sydney last year. The government will spend 294 million...

Pilots warn of weak taxiways at Bangkok's busy airport

May. 11, 2018 7:25 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A pilots' organization is warning that soft ground conditions at Bangkok's main international airport, a major regional hub, can cause its taxiways and aircraft parking positions to buckle or otherwise fail. The warning issued this week by the International Federation of Air Line Pilots'...

Canadian minister asked to take off turban at US airport

May. 10, 2018 5:03 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — A Canadian Cabinet minister said Thursday he was subject to a discriminatory security check at Detroit's airport that caused Canada to complain to U.S. government officials. Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Navdeep Bains he was asked to remove his turban at Detroit...

US watchdog will review FAA safety oversight of airlines

May. 10, 2018 12:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Transportation Department is reviewing federal oversight of maintenance at Allegiant Air and American Airlines. The department's inspector general is narrowing a 2017 review of Federal Aviation Administration oversight of all airlines to focus on just two. The agency says it's...

Medical helicopter was inspected day before fatal crash

May. 9, 2018 1:13 PM EDT

HAZELHURST, Wis. (AP) — A preliminary report by the National Transportation Safety Board says a medical helicopter that crashed in northern Wisconsin had been inspected the day before. Three crew members died when the helicopter crashed on April 26 in Hazelhurst. The NTSB released its preliminary report...

Safety of medical helicopters draws scrutiny after crash

Apr. 28, 2018 4:17 PM EDT

The safety of helicopter ambulances is under scrutiny after three crew members were killed in a crash in a wooded area of northern Wisconsin this week. The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating, and the cause of the crash Thursday is not yet known. However, the conditions — late at night in...