Latest Federal Aviation Administration News

Crews rescue 2 from plane caught in power lines in Maryland

Nov. 28, 2022 07:42 AM EST

GAITHERSBURG, Md. (AP) — Two people were rescued early Monday more than six hours after their small plane crashed into live power lines, causing widespread outages in Montgomery County, Maryland. Montgomery County Fire Chief Scott Goldstein said the plane got stuck in the lines...

Mexico's domestic airline industry in shambles

Nov. 25, 2022 16:02 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s domestic airline industry is in shambles, plagued by safety problems, a ratings downgrade by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, and vandalism. This week alone, passengers missed connections because thieves cut the fiber optic cables leading...

Thanksgiving travel rush is back with some new habits

Nov. 23, 2022 18:53 PM EST

The Thanksgiving travel rush was back on this year, as people caught planes in numbers not seen in years, setting aside inflation concerns to reunite with loved ones and enjoy some normalcy after two holiday seasons marked by COVID-19 restrictions. Changing habits around work and...

Thanksgiving travel rush is back with some new habits

Nov. 22, 2022 16:46 PM EST

The Thanksgiving travel rush was back on this year, as people caught planes in numbers not seen in years, setting aside inflation concerns to reunite with loved ones and enjoy some normalcy after two holiday seasons marked by COVID-19 restrictions. Changing habits around work and...

FAA: Construction can start on new O'Hare terminals

Nov. 21, 2022 14:13 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Construction can begin on new passenger terminals at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport following the completion of an environmental review, the Federal Aviation Administration said. U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg met Monday at the airport with...

2 dead after small plane crashes in North Carolina

Nov. 20, 2022 10:15 AM EST

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A small plane crashed in Winston-Salem on Saturday, killing two people, authorities said. Winston-Salem Police Department spokeswoman Kira Boyd told the Winston-Salem Journa l that two people died in the crash of the small plane in a residential area on...

4 die outside Seattle after Alaska company's plane crashes

Nov. 19, 2022 19:05 PM EST

SNOHOMISH, Wash. (AP) — Four people were killed in a fiery plane crash Friday morning northeast of Seattle, authorities said Saturday. The single-engine Cessna 208B crashed in a field, the Federal Aviation Administration said, not too far from a small airport near Snohomish. The...

2 killed in small plane crash northeast of Seattle

Nov. 18, 2022 18:45 PM EST

SNOHOMISH, Wash. (AP) — Two people died Friday in the fiery crash of a small plane northeast of Seattle between Snohomish and Monroe. The Federal Aviation Administration said that a single-engine Textron 208B crashed in a field at around 9:30 a.m. Friday. Snohomish Fire District 4...

US will require hot air balloon pilots to pass medical exam

Nov. 16, 2022 15:11 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators are requiring pilots of hot air balloons carrying paying passengers to pass an annual medical exam, similar to the requirement for pilots of commercial planes and helicopters. The Federal Aviation Administration adopted a long-delayed final rule...

Experts: Dallas air show crash may lead to more safety rules

Nov. 14, 2022 18:33 PM EST

While the cause of a deadly collision between two vintage military aircraft at a Dallas air show to commemorate Veterans Day remains unknown, experts said Monday that the accident will likely renew discussion over whether additional safety rules are needed for such events. Safety...