Latest Federal Aviation Administration News

FAA puts out a call for pilots to test changes in Boeing jet

Aug. 22, 2019 8:44 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Federal safety officials are recruiting pilots from airlines around the world to test changes that Boeing is making to the flight-control software on the grounded 737 Max jet, according to two people briefed on the situation. The Federal Aviation Administration is asking that some of the...

Jet catches fire in Northern California; 10 aboard unhurt

Aug. 22, 2019 2:48 AM EDT

OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — All 10 people aboard a small jet escaped injury Wednesday after the aircraft aborted its takeoff at a small Northern California airport, went off the runway and burst into flames, officials said. The pilot of the twin-engine Cessna Citation jet aborted its takeoff at Oroville...

Pilot says he had to bring down plane while cameras rolled

Aug. 21, 2019 7:24 PM EDT

A pilot and self-professed thrill seeker said Wednesday he was forced to bring his new plane down into the ocean off Northern California as it lost power, recording dramatic videos as he and his passenger treaded water in the chilly ocean awaiting rescue. Pilot David Lesh, a 34-year-old globe-trotting skier and...

FAA says a jet burst into flames after aborting takeoff at small Northern California airport; all 10 aboard uninjured

Aug. 21, 2019 4:39 PM EDT
OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — FAA says a jet burst into flames after aborting takeoff at small Northern California airport; all 10 aboard uninjured.

Names of 2 killed in southern Michigan plane crash released

Aug. 21, 2019 3:51 PM EDT

HOWELL, Mich. (AP) — Authorities have released the names of two men who were killed in a small plane crash in southeastern Michigan. The Livingston County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday that the men who were killed were 68-year-old James Tafralian, of Webberville, and 64-year-old Philip Henry Colmer, of...

FAA cites risk in damaging sensors linked to Boeing crashes

Aug. 21, 2019 1:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal safety officials are warning people who work on airplanes to avoid damaging the kind of sensors that misfired before crashes involving two Boeing 737 Max jets. A Federal Aviation Administration bulletin stresses the need to avoid damaging "angle of attack" or AOA sensors, which...

The Latest: 2 rescued after Northern California plane crash

Aug. 21, 2019 1:11 AM EDT

HALF MOON BAY, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a plane crash near San Francisco (all times local): 10:10 p.m. The pilot of a plane that crashed in the ocean and sank south of San Francisco says he'd only bought the aircraft only a few weeks ago. Authorities say the single-engine Beechcraft Bonanza went down...

2 die when small plane crashes at southeast Michigan airport

Aug. 20, 2019 4:20 PM EDT

HOWELL, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say two people died when a small plane crashed in southeastern Michigan. Livingston County Sheriff Mike Murphy said in a news release that the single-engine Aero Commander M200 aircraft was landing at Spencer J. Hardy Airport near Howell when it crashed Tuesday morning. The...

NASA testing urban drone safety over Corpus Christi

Aug. 20, 2019 3:53 PM EDT

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — NASA is flying drones over a southeast Texas city to test the safety of the unmanned devices in a dense urban environment. The tests this month in Corpus Christi are part of a four-year project with the Federal Aviation Administration to develop a national drone traffic...

Police release names of victims in Delaware plane crash

Aug. 19, 2019 12:03 PM EDT

NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP) — State police have released the names of two men who died in a small plane crash in northern Delaware. Authorities have identified the pilot of the plane as 52-year-old Terrence Daniels of Philadelphia. Also killed in Sunday's crash was 79-year-old instructor Albert Dohring of...