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Alaska air carrier suspends operations after 2nd crash

May. 21, 2019 9:59 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska air carrier involved in two deadly floatplane crashes in a week has voluntarily suspended operations, federal officials said Tuesday. The halt of flightseeing and commuter flights is in place indefinitely, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. The action comes...

3 rescued after plane crashes in Alaska

May. 21, 2019 9:52 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Coast Guard says a plane has crashed in Alaska's Prince William Sound. Officials say all three people on board the Cessna A185F Skywagon were picked up Tuesday by good Samaritans following the crash. Two of the people were being flown by helicopter to an Anchorage hospital. The...

The Latest: Official says plane cartwheeled in Alaska crash

May. 21, 2019 9:30 PM EDT

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on a second fatal Alaska floatplane crash in a week (all times local): 4:50 p.m. Witnesses told U.S. investigators that one of the two floats on a plane in a deadly commuter crash Monday dug into water during landing, causing the right wing to hit the water and then...

New lawsuit claims Boeing Max suffered from faulty design

May. 21, 2019 6:33 PM EDT

A new lawsuit says Boeing's design of the 737 Max was faulty and the company was able to rush the plane into production because it faced little oversight from regulators. The lawsuit says the plane could crash if a single part malfunctioned, that Boeing concealed problems and refused to ground the plane on its...

Marine Corps Harrier jet crashes in North Carolina

May. 20, 2019 8:51 PM EDT

CHERRY POINT, N.C. (AP) — Officials say a Marine jet has crashed in a wooded area in North Carolina, but the pilot ejected from the aircraft and was taken to a hospital. A statement posted to Facebook from the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point says the AV-8B Harrier crashed...

4 Americans, 1 Canadian die in small plane crash in Honduras

May. 19, 2019 3:30 PM EDT

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Four Americans and a Canadian pilot were killed when a small plane went down off the coast of Roatan island in Honduras, officials said Sunday. Armed Forces spokesman Jose Domingo Meza confirmed the nationalities of those who died in Saturday's crash. The Piper Cherokee Six...

Ammo from crashed F-16 safely destroyed

May. 17, 2019 10:09 PM EDT

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Live ammunition from an F-16 fighter jet that crashed through the roof of a Southern California warehouse was safely destroyed Friday afternoon and miles of closed freeway were reopened. KABC-TV video showed the ordnance blowing up in huge clouds of dirt after being buried in...

The Latest: Ammo from crashed F-16 safely destroyed

May. 17, 2019 9:51 PM EDT

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on an F-16 fighter jet that crashed into a Southern California warehouse (all times local): 6:50 p.m. Authorities have safely blown up live ammo from an F-16 fighter jet that crashed into a Southern California warehouse. KABC-TV video shows the ordnance blowing up in...

Report: Brakes unused on fiery Russian plane that killed 41

May. 17, 2019 2:12 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian state news agency says a report from the country's civil aviation authority indicates that the crew of an airliner that caught fire while making an emergency landing, killing 41 people, had not deployed the plane's air brakes. The report Friday indicated that human error could be an...

The Latest: Ordnance team on scene of California F-16 crash

May. 17, 2019 12:06 PM EDT

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the crash of an F-16 fighter jet in Southern California (all times local): 9:05 a.m. A military official says an explosive ordnance disposal detail is on the scene of an F-16 fighter jet crash in Southern California but he will not say whether any armaments were...