Latest Federal Aviation Administration News

Planes in Florida close call were cleared to use same runway

Mar. 16, 2023 18:01 PM EDT

Federal investigators say an air traffic controller cleared a plane to take off from Sarasota, Florida, while an American Airlines jet was making its final approach to the same runway last month, leading the American pilots to abandon their landing. The National Transportation Safety...

FAA to investigate runway wrong turn at DC-area airport

Mar. 14, 2023 18:46 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Federal officials announced Tuesday that they're investigating after a taxiing airplane took a wrong turn at a Washington-area airport and crossed a runway where another plane was preparing to take off. The Federal Aviation Administration said it happened on...

FAA says technology will help avoid some dangerous landings

Mar. 08, 2023 20:06 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal officials said Wednesday they have completed outfitting 43 major U.S. airports with technology to warn when incoming planes are aimed at a taxiway instead of a runway. The Federal Aviation Administration said the system's software predicts when a plane is...

4 killed when 2 small planes collide over Florida lake

Mar. 08, 2023 12:19 PM EST

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (AP) — A pilot and and a 19-year-old student pilot were among four people killed when two small planes collided in midair over a central Florida lake, sheriff's officials said. A Piper J-3 Cub seaplane and a Cherokee Piper 161 fixed-wing plane collided around 2...

Officials: Planes collide over Florida lake, at least 1 dead

Mar. 07, 2023 19:56 PM EST

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (AP) — Two small planes collided in midair over a central Florida lake Tuesday afternoon, and at least one person was dead, authorities said. Rescue workers were continuing to search Lake Hartridge in Winter Haven for possible survivors Tuesday evening, Polk...

Deputies: 2 dead after small plane crash in South Florida

Mar. 06, 2023 18:14 PM EST

LANTANA, Fla. (AP) — Two men are dead following a small plane crash at a South Florida airport Sunday night, authorities said. The crash occurred at the Palm Beach County Park Airport in Lantana, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office. Lantana is located just south of...

Jet in deadly flight may have had 'trim issues': NTSB

Mar. 06, 2023 17:35 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A business jet may have experienced problems with its stability before encountering turbulence or some other roughness that caused the death of a passenger who served in prominent posts in two presidential administrations, officials said Monday. The National...

Police: Small plane crash on Long Island; 1 dead, 2 critical

Mar. 05, 2023 21:04 PM EST

LINDENHURST, N.Y. (AP) — A small plane trying to return to a suburban Long Island airport after the pilot reported smoke in the cockpit crashed on Sunday, killing one person and critically injuring the two others aboard, officials said. No injuries were reported on the ground. ...

1 killed when business jet encounters severe turbulence

Mar. 04, 2023 16:34 PM EST

WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. (AP) — A business jet was buffeted by severe turbulence over New England, causing a rare passenger death and forcing the aircraft to divert to Bradley International Airport in Connecticut, officials said Saturday. Five people were aboard the Bombardier...

Close call, turbulent flight add to aviation safety concerns

Mar. 02, 2023 18:12 PM EST

Federal officials have begun investigating a close call between planes in Boston, and they provided new details Thursday about a harrowing incident at an airport in Texas. The National Transportation Safety Board said it has not determined exactly how close a FedEx cargo plane passed...