Latest Federal Aviation Administration News

Small plane rolls off runway and onto NY road; no injuries

Oct. 20, 2018 4:46 PM EDT

EAST MORICHES, N.Y. (AP) — A small plane ended up on a Long Island road after running off a runway Saturday, leaving the aircraft damaged but no one injured, authorities said. After taking off from Republic Airport in Farmingdale, pilot Nedie Seidu flew about 40 miles east and tried to land at the small...

Toronto-to-Boston flight diverted to Albany, lands safely

Oct. 20, 2018 3:48 PM EDT

COLONIE, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a Canadian regional airline flight from Toronto to Boston has landed safely in Albany after reporting an air pressure problem in the cabin. The Federal Aviation Administration says Sky Regional Flight 7672 touched down around 1:35 p.m. Saturday at Albany International...

Skydiver killed when parachute fails to deploy

Oct. 15, 2018 10:38 AM EDT

LODI, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a skydiver fell to her death when her parachute failed to open over California's Centrall Valley. The Stockton Record reported Monday that the veteran jumper was using her own equipment and the plane carrying her took off from the Skydive Lodi Parachute Center on Sunday....

Authorities: Small, private plane crashes off the Hamptons

Oct. 13, 2018 8:56 PM EDT

WESTHAMPTON BEACH, N.Y. (AP) — A small private plane carrying three people crashed into the ocean off the coast of Long Island on Saturday, officials said. One body was recovered following the 11 a.m. crash of a twin-engine Piper PA-34 about a mile off of Quogue, in the Hamptons. Agencies including the...

FAA orders engine software upgrade after aborted takeoffs

Oct. 10, 2018 4:37 PM EDT

Safety regulators are ordering that engine software be replaced on some Airbus passenger jets because of a problem that has caused pilots to abort several takeoffs in cold weather. The order covers 82 engines on planes registered in the United States. The engines were built by CFM International, a joint venture...

Police reviewing use of helicopter over Penn St. tailgaters

Oct. 4, 2018 12:51 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania State Police say they regret any damage that occurred last weekend when one of their helicopters flew low over a tailgating crowd before the Penn State-Ohio State game, sending tents and other items flying. The agency released a statement Thursday that says it's...

Senate passes aviation bill with $1.7B in disaster aid

Oct. 3, 2018 2:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has passed legislation that would provide $1.7 billion to help residents of the Carolinas and elsewhere recover from recent natural disasters. Lawmakers described the aid for those affected by Hurricane Florence as a down payment and said billions of additional dollars probably...

Penn State halts helicopter use after pilot flew over crowd

Oct. 2, 2018 6:20 PM EDT

Penn State said Tuesday that it has stopped using helicopters to make announcements outside the football stadium after a state police chopper flew so low over an unruly tailgating crowd that it sent tents and other items flying. A university police spokeswoman said it won't resume having a helicopter make crowd...

Included in House FAA bill: Minimum size for airline seats

Sep. 26, 2018 7:51 PM EDT

The House voted Wednesday to direct the federal government to set a minimum size for airline seats, bar passengers from being kicked off overbooked planes, and consider whether to restrict animals on planes. Those and other passenger-related provisions were included in a bill to authorize Federal Aviation...

US House approves $1.7 billion in disaster aid for Carolinas

Sep. 26, 2018 7:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House on Wednesday overwhelmingly passed legislation that would provide $1.7 billion to help residents of the Carolinas and elsewhere recover from recent natural disasters. The aid was added to legislation to keep Federal Aviation Administration programs running beyond month's end....