Latest Federal Aviation Administration News

Crews find wreckage of small plane that crashed in Vermont

May. 21, 2018 7:22 PM EDT

BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Search crews have found the wreckage of a small plane that crashed into the woods on Bald Mountain in Vermont's Green Mountains, killing the pilot. The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday the pilot was the only person on board the twin-engine propeller plane. He's been...

1 dead, 2 hurt in helicopter crash in remote Louisiana woods

May. 20, 2018 9:41 PM EDT

BOUTTE, La. (AP) — Authorities say a helicopter has crashed in remote woods in south Louisiana, leaving one crewmember dead and two others with extensive injuries. Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Tony Molinaro says the Hughes 369 helicopter crashed Sunday morning about 10 miles (16 kilometers)...

'Excited and scared': Hawaii volcano spews huge cloud of ash

May. 18, 2018 1:23 AM EDT

VOLCANO, Hawaii (AP) — A volcano on Hawaii's Big Island erupted anew Thursday with little sound and only modest fury, spewing a steely gray plume of ash about 30,000 feet (9,100 meters) into the sky that began raining down on a nearby town. The explosion at the summit of Kilauea came shortly after 4 a.m....

The Latest: Residents say ash not bad near volcano summit

May. 17, 2018 10:58 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on the summit eruption of Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island (all times local): 4:45 p.m. A resident who lives several miles from the summit of a Hawaii volcano says ash fall from an explosive eruption hasn't been too bad. Joe Laceby lives in a town aptly called Volcano...

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...

2 Canadian men die in weekend Michigan crash

May. 7, 2018 12:44 PM EDT

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. (AP) — Two Canadians are dead after a small plane crashed at an airport in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The crash occurred Saturday at Sanderson Municipal Airport in Sault Ste. Marie. The Federal Aviation Administration says the plane stalled and went down. Photos show the nose...

Crash of small plane kills Jewish seminary's president

May. 6, 2018 1:05 PM EDT

WAWAYANDA, N.Y. (AP) — A small plane crashed just after taking off from an airport, killing the president of a seminary for Reform Judaism. Rabbi Aaron Panken died on Saturday, the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute said. An Aeronca 7AC aircraft had just taken off from Randall Airport in Middletown,...

The Latest: Experts: San Francisco airport challenges pilots

May. 2, 2018 6:58 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on investigations into several close call incidents at San Francisco International Airport (all times local): 4 p.m. Aviation experts say San Francisco International Airport is one of the more difficult airports to land planes. Longtime American Airlines pilot Chris Manno...

Agency: Pilots caused 3 San Francisco airport close-calls

May. 2, 2018 6:39 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pilot error was responsible for three of the five close-calls involving aircraft reported in the past 16 months at San Francisco International Airport, federal authorities said Wednesday, while another incident was blamed on an air traffic control problem. In most incidents, planes...

Mechanical issue forces Rome flight to return to Atlanta

May. 2, 2018 4:11 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Officials say a Delta Air Lines flight bound for Rome, Italy, from Atlanta had a mechanical problem and returned. The Federal Aviation Administration tells news outlets the plane landed safely at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on Tuesday around 10 p.m. The FAA says the...