Latest Air traffic control News

Authorities ID 3rd person killed in San Antonio plane crash

Dec. 4, 2019 2:18 PM EST

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A 71-year-old woman from a Houston suburb was the third person killed when a single-engine plane crashed into a commercial part of San Antonio, authorities said Wednesday. Maureen Garrow, of Spring, was flying with 38-year-old pilot Robert Tyson Womble and 22-year-old college student...

Whistleblower raises safety alarm about air traffic control

Nov. 20, 2019 8:25 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A whistle-blowing flight controller says changes in air traffic control procedures at a major center in Florida raise the risk of a midair collision, but the Federal Aviation Administration disputes the claim. The U.S. Office of Special Counsel said Wednesday that it notified the White...

Small plane crashes, leaving pilot dead, houses ablaze

Oct. 29, 2019 9:28 PM EDT

WOODBRIDGE, N.J. (AP) — A small plane crashed through the roof of a home Tuesday, killing the pilot and causing an explosion that set two houses ablaze in a New Jersey suburb of New York City. No one was in the home that the Cessna 414 crashed into, but flames spread to another house, where a woman escaped...

The Latest: Feds say pilot suddenly lost touch before crash

Oct. 29, 2019 6:41 PM EDT

WOODBRIDGE, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on a small plane crash in New Jersey (all times local): 6:30 p.m. Federal investigators say the pilot of a small plane who died when his plane crashed into New Jersey home was cleared to land before suddenly losing contact with air traffic controllers. National...

Search for small plane missing near North Carolina airport

Oct. 21, 2019 7:17 AM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A search for a small plane continues in a densely forested state park near Raleigh-Durham International Airport, where air traffic controllers lost contact with the aircraft as it prepared to land. A statement posted on the airport's website Monday said a North Carolina highway patrol...