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A person takes a picture of the site where a small plane crashed the night before into a wooded area off of Lincoln Highway, just west of Interstate 394 in Ford Heights, Ill., on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. Authorities say a suburban Chicago man who was seriously injured when the plane he was piloting crashed along the highway Tuesday later died from his injuries. (Zbigniew Bzdak/Chicago Tribune via AP)

Suburban Chicago man dies after plane crashes near highway

Oct. 21, 2020 12:03 PM EDT

FORD HEIGHTS, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago man who was seriously injured when the plane he was piloting crashed Tuesday night near a highway later died from his injuries, authorities said. Lawrence Jagmin, 70, was pronounced dead at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, the Cook County medical examiner’s office...

FILE- In this Oct. 15, 2020, file photo, passenger Cari Driggs, right, from Provo, Utah, waits to board a United Airlines flight to Hawaii for vacation at San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco. The CDC is strongly recommending that passengers on planes, trains and buses wear masks, but it's still stopping short of requiring face coverings to prevent spreading COVID-19. All leading U.S. airlines require passengers other than small children to wear masks during flights, but enforcement can be spotty. The Federal Aviation Administration has declined to require masks. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

CDC: 'Strong recommendation' but no rule for masks on planes

Oct. 20, 2020 1:31 PM EDT

The government’s top public health agency is raising the importance of wearing face masks on planes, trains and buses, although the Trump administration has resisted making masks mandatory for travelers. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new interim guidelines for travelers, including a...

FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2020 file photo, a Boeing 737 Max jet, piloted by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) chief Steve Dickson, prepares to land at Boeing Field following a test flight in Seattle. The Boeing 737 Max might be flying over the East Coast before year end. All Max jets around the world have been grounded since early 2019 after two deadly crashes. American Airlines says it plans to operate one Max flight a day from Dec. 29 through Jan. 4, 2021 between Miami and New York. The airline says it will begin selling the flights on Friday, Oct. 23.  (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

American plans flights with Boeing 737 Max by year-end

Oct. 19, 2020 11:49 AM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Before long, American Airlines might find out how many travelers are reluctant to fly on the Boeing 737 Max. American plans to put the plane back in its schedule by the end of the year, assuming that federal regulators soon approve changes Boeing made after two crashes of Max jets...

2 killed in Louisiana plane crash

Oct. 17, 2020 12:59 PM EDT

HOUMA, La. (AP) — The bodies of two people were pulled from the wreckage after a single-engine, fixed-wing plane went down in south Louisiana. The Cessna 182 crashed around noon Friday near Lake Hatch in Terrebonne Parish, news outlets reported. The bodies were released to the Terrebonne Parish Coroner's...

Person arrested after patrol aircraft hit with laser light

Oct. 17, 2020 12:12 PM EDT

TUMWATER, Wash. (AP) — A person is in jail after a Washington State Patrol aircraft was hit with a laser light over Tumwater. KING-TV reports the aircraft was helping locate an elderly man Thursday who had wandered away from caregivers when it happened. That man was found Friday morning, according to...

Airline crew reports jetpack flier near Los Angeles airport

Oct. 14, 2020 8:22 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Officials are investigating a report from an airline crew member that someone was flying in a jetpack as the plane approached Los Angeles International Airport to land on Wednesday — the second such report in about six weeks. The Federal Aviation Administration said the latest...

3 West Virginia airports draw federal funds for improvements

Oct. 13, 2020 4:28 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Three West Virginia airports are in line to receive federal grants for improvements, officials said. Yeager Airport in Charleston will receive $1.2 million from the U.S. Economic Development Administration, the airport announced along with U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore...

FILE - This March 12, 2013, file photo shows the air traffic control tower at Chicago's Midway International Airport. Federal regulators have not taken adequate steps to protect computer systems on airliners from hackers, a government watchdog agency reported on Friday, Oct. 9, 2020. The agency said the Federal Aviation Administration has not developed a training program for cybersecurity or test airplane computer systems that could be vulnerable to attack. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

Watchdog urges more action to protect planes from hackers

Oct. 9, 2020 2:22 PM EDT

Federal regulators have not taken adequate steps to protect computer systems on airliners from hackers, a government watchdog agency reported on Friday. The agency said the Federal Aviation Administration has not developed a training program for cybersecurity or test airplane computer systems that could be...

2 men die in ultralight aircraft crash near Evansville

Oct. 6, 2020 6:28 PM EDT

MOUNT VERNON, Ind. (AP) — Two men were killed when an ultralight aircraft crashed Tuesday in southwestern Indiana, according to authorities. The Posey County coroner's office identifies the victims as William Rohland, 75, of Garden Grove, California, and Michael Schlichtman, 57, of Steamboat Springs,...

2 Wyoming residents injured in small plane crash in Colorado

Oct. 6, 2020 1:55 PM EDT

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — Authorities in Colorado have identified the pilot and passenger who were injured in a small airplane crash and fire over the weekend. The Delta County sheriff’s office said Tyler Beyer, 35, was flying the Cessna twin-seater airplane with his spouse Jessica Beyer, 33 on...