Latest Federal Aviation Administration News

Airlines, consumer groups ready for fight over proposed bill

Aug. 7, 2018 9:25 AM EDT

As summer vacationers start to pack up and head home, Congress is considering a sweeping tally of proposals that could affect travelers, from dictating seat size and legroom to rolling back rules that require airlines to advertise the full price of a ticket. The current law authorizing operations of the Federal...

Airlines, consumer groups ready for fight over proposed bill

Aug. 7, 2018 6:11 AM EDT

As summer vacationers start to pack up and head home, Congress is considering a sweeping tally of proposals that could affect travelers, from dictating seat size and legroom to rolling back rules that require airlines to advertise the full price of a ticket. The Senate might call up its version of a major...

5 killed after plane nosedived into California parking lot

Aug. 6, 2018 6:40 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — On a breezy morning, Floria Hakimi smiled as her photo was snapped on the steps leading up to a small plane that was supposed to usher her to a workshop for real estate agents in Southern California. "Flying out to LA," she posted on her Instagram account with the photo of her...

The Latest: Pilot's emergency call didn't specify problem

Aug. 6, 2018 1:33 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a small plane crash in Southern California (all times local): 10:20 a.m. An investigator says the pilot declared an emergency but didn't state the nature of his problem before a Cessna nosedived into a Southern California parking lot, killing all five people on board....

5 killed when small plane crashes in California parking lot

Aug. 5, 2018 6:36 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Five people on board a small airplane were killed but nobody on the ground was hurt when the twin-engine Cessna crashed Sunday in a Southern California parking lot, authorities said. The pilot of the Cessna 414 declared an emergency before crashing about a mile (1.6 kilometers)...

Latest: 5 killed in plane crash in California parking lot

Aug. 5, 2018 4:52 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the crash of a small plane in Southern California (all times local): 1:50 p.m. Authorities say five people on board a small plane were killed but nobody on the ground was hurt when the Cessna crashed in a Southern California parking lot. Federal Aviation...

Authorities: 5 killed in small plane crash in north Oklahoma

Aug. 4, 2018 10:02 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says all five people on board were killed when a small passenger airplane crashed in northern Oklahoma on Saturday. The cause of the crash was not immediately known, said Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Lynn Lunsford. "A single-engine Extra EA-400...

The Latest: 5 die in Oklahoma small plane crash

Aug. 4, 2018 6:29 PM EDT

HUBBARD, Okla. (AP) — The Latest on a fatal plane crash in northern Oklahoma (all times local): 5:25 p.m. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says five people were killed when a small plane crashed in northern Oklahoma. A patrol report says the five died shortly before 11 a.m. Saturday when the single-engine plane...

FAA eyes report Atlanta used airport funds to pay lawyers

Aug. 2, 2018 9:46 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration is looking into a report that Atlanta used airport funds to pay legal expenses arising from a grand jury investigating City Hall corruption. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that FAA regulations require that airport funds be spent on airport...

Small plane crash near rural Maine airport leaves 3 dead

Jul. 30, 2018 5:34 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Police and federal authorities were investigating the crash of a small plane in rural Maine that killed three people on Monday after the aircraft departed from Canada. The twin-engine plane was traveling from Pembroke, Ontario, to Prince Edward Island in Canada. The plane crashed on...