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Southwest to share $125M from Boeing settlement with workers

Dec. 12, 2019 3:18 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines will share about $125 million with its employees after reaching a partial settlement with Boeing over damages from the grounding of the airplane maker's 737 Max. But the president of the pilots union at Southwest says that the amount doesn't fairly compensate employees for...

NTSB releases early report on Alaska air ambulance crash

Dec. 11, 2019 4:30 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An ambulance airplane flying from Anchorage to Seward last month circled for no apparent reason before crashing into a mountain, according to a preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board. The Security Aviation flight crashed Nov. 29, killing a pilot, paramedic...

FAA analysis predicted many more Max crashes without a fix

Dec. 11, 2019 4:27 PM EST

After the first crash of a Boeing 737 Max last year, federal safety officials estimated that there could be 15 more fatal crashes of the Max over the next few decades if Boeing didn’t fix a critical automated flight-control system. Yet the Federal Aviation Administration did not ground the plane until a...

Small plane crashes on Phoenix street on approach to airport

Dec. 11, 2019 12:27 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A two-engine plane with two people aboard crash-landed on a Phoenix street Wednesday while on final approach to a nearby airport after the pilot declared an emergency, authorities said. Fire Capt. Nicole Minnick said there were no injuries and that both people on the plane initially declined...

Remembrance ceremony planned at relocated Gander Memorial

Dec. 11, 2019 4:36 AM EST

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) — The 101st Airborne Division will host its first remembrance service at the recently relocated Gander Memorial. The ceremony for 248 soldiers and eight crew members killed 34 years ago in a plane crash will be held Thursday at the U.S. Army post on the Kentucky-Tennessee line,...

Pilot killed when small cargo plane crashes in Texas

Dec. 10, 2019 10:04 AM EST

VICTORIA, Texas (AP) — One person was killed in the crash of a small cargo airplane in south Texas, authorities said. Air traffic controllers lost radio contact with the single-engine Cessna 208 shortly after 8 p.m. Monday near Victoria, about 125 miles (200 kilometers) southwest of Houston, according to...

Families of crash passengers want wider review of Boeing Max

Dec. 9, 2019 6:54 PM EST

The head of the Federal Aviation Administration will face questions about whether the agency is too cozy with Boeing when he testifies this week before a congressional panel. The chairman of the House Transportation Committee says he plans to ask FAA Administrator Stephen Dickson about Boeing's influence over the...

Report: Plane stalled before crash into California home

Dec. 9, 2019 12:02 PM EST

UPLAND, Calif. (AP) — A small airplane that crashed into an Southern California home and burned last month was getting ready to land at a nearby airport when its wing dipped and the plane stalled, according to a preliminary report by the National Transportation Safety Board. The pilot was killed in the...

NTSB releases report on plane crash near Roy that injured 2

Dec. 8, 2019 11:51 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The National Transportation and Safety Board has released a preliminary report outlining the facts surrounding a plane crash last month near Roy that seriously injured the two people aboard. The crash occurred Nov. 17 and injured a commercial pilot and a student pilot. According to...

Updated list in Alaska shows 1,239 missing people since 1960

Dec. 6, 2019 7:18 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska's list of missing people has been updated and now contains 1,239 names, public safety officials said Friday. The Missing Person Clearinghouse produced by the Alaska Department of Public Safety lists people missing from 1960 through Dec. 1. The online registry is the...