Latest Federal Aviation Administration News

Ex-chairwoman of Grant County GOP dies in small plane crash

Oct. 17, 2021 11:22 AM EDT

SILVER CITY, N.M. (AP) — Authorities have identified a Silver City woman who died in the crash of a small plane in Gila National Forest. New Mexico State Police said 74-year-old Linda Pecotte was pronounced dead at the scene of Friday’s crash south of Reserve. ...

US agency releases report aimed at Alaska aviation safety

Oct. 15, 2021 14:39 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A federal report aimed at improving aviation safety in Alaska recommends improvements in providing weather information to pilots and continued work to update maps with information on mountain passes, among other steps. The Federal Aviation...

Former Boeing pilot involved in Max testing indicted

Oct. 14, 2021 23:47 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A former Boeing pilot was indicted Thursday by a federal grand jury on charges of deceiving safety regulators about the 737 Max jetliner, which was later involved in two deadly crashes. The indictment charges Mark A. Forkner with giving the Federal...

4 hospitalized with burns in Northern California plane crash

Oct. 14, 2021 22:33 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Four people are in critical condition with burns after they were pulled from an airplane that went down Thursday afternoon near a private airstrip in Sacramento County, fire officials said. The plane landed between trees in the large front yard...

Unsupported ‘sickout’ claims take flight amid Southwest woes

Oct. 13, 2021 17:04 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — When Southwest Airlines canceled more than 2,000 flights over the weekend, citing bad weather and air traffic control issues, unsupported claims blaming vaccine mandates began taking off. Conservative politicians and pundits, including Republican Sen. Ted...

Rail link to LaGuardia Airport put on hold after criticism

Oct. 12, 2021 18:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A $2 billion project to build a rail link connecting New York City to LaGuardia Airport was officially put on hold Tuesday, after weeks of criticism from public officials and a lawsuit from neighborhood and environmental groups. In a news release, the...

2 killed in small plane crash in wooded area near Waukesha

Oct. 12, 2021 18:21 PM EDT

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — Two people were killed Tuesday when a small plane crashed in a wooded area near a suburban Milwaukee neighborhood, authorities said. The National Transportation Safety Board tweeted about 12:30 p.m. that a GlaStar crashed near Waukesha. The...

Police: One dead after helicopter crash in New York town

Oct. 10, 2021 21:16 PM EDT

CORNWALL, N.Y. (AP) — One person was killed after a helicopter crashed near Storm King Mountain on Sunday afternoon, New York State Police said. The Robinson R44 helicopter crashed nearby Route 218 in Cornwall, WABC-TV reported. According to the...

Official: Small plane crash at Atlanta area airport, 4 dead

Oct. 08, 2021 23:00 PM EDT

CHAMBLEE, Ga. (AP) — A small plane crashed just after takeoff Friday afternoon from a suburban airport in a northeast suburb of Atlanta, killing all four people aboard, authorities said. The Federal Aviation Administration said the single-engine Cessna 210 crashed about...

Authorities ID 2 killed in Chandler chopper-plane collision

Oct. 07, 2021 19:13 PM EDT

CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities have identified the two people killed last week when a helicopter collided mid-air with a single-engine airplane outside a suburban Phoenix airport. Chandler police Sgt. Jason McClimans said Thursday that 34-year-old Michael Papendick...