Latest Federal Aviation Administration News

Small plane crashes into woods at Connecticut Boy Scout camp

Jul. 05, 2022 17:43 PM EDT

TERRYVILLE, Conn. (AP) — A single-engine plane trying to reach Waterbury Airport in Plymouth crashed Tuesday into a Boy Scout camp in Terryville, landing in woods, about a quarter of a mile from campers, according to the Connecticut Rivers Council of the Boy Scouts of America. No...

Small plane crashes near Boulder City airport; pilot killed

Jul. 03, 2022 15:13 PM EDT

BOULDER CITY, Nev. (AP) — A pilot has died after a small plane crashed Sunday morning in Boulder City, according to authorities. A spokesman with the Federal Aviation Administration says the single-engine Extra EA-300 crashed about three miles southwest of Boulder City Municipal...

High court declines to take up fight over airline crew rest

Jun. 30, 2022 20:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court declined Thursday to take up a case involving a state law that gives California-based flight crews more generous meal and rest breaks than required by federal rules. Several Virgin America flight attendants sued to be included under the law,...

All eyes on airlines as July Fourth holiday weekend nears

Jun. 30, 2022 15:03 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Airlines that have stumbled badly over the last two holidays face their biggest test yet of whether they can handle big crowds when July Fourth travelers mob the nation's airports this weekend. Problems were popping up well before the weekend, with some disruptions...

Pilot killed in small-plane crash, fire in southwest WA

Jun. 28, 2022 15:42 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — A pilot died in a fiery crash on a runway Tuesday in Vancouver, Washington, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. The single-engine Beechcraft V35B ended up upside down and ablaze at Pearson Field at around 7:30 a.m., The Oregonian/OregonLive...

Pilot hospitalized after plane crash in suburban Will County

Jun. 24, 2022 20:32 PM EDT

PEOTONE, Ill. (AP) — A pilot was hospitalized Friday after his small plane crashed in rural south suburban Will County. The plane appeared to have gone down at a steep angle into a wooded area next to a creek, WBBM-TV reported. The engine had come loose from the firewall, and it...

Airlines aim to shift blame for flight problems to FAA

Jun. 24, 2022 19:54 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Airlines under scrutiny for widespread flight disruptions are renewing their criticism of the government agency that manages the nation’s airspace, saying that understaffing at the Federal Aviation Administration is “crippling” traffic along the East Coast. ...

6 die in crash of Vietnam-era helicopter in West Virginia

Jun. 23, 2022 19:16 PM EDT

LOGAN, W.Va. (AP) — A Vietnam-era helicopter showcased in action movies crashed on a rural West Virginia road, killing all six people on board, during an annual reunion for helicopter enthusiasts. The Federal Aviation Administration said the Bell UH-1B “Huey” helicopter crashed...

20 S. Carolina airports to share nearly $19M in FAA grants

Jun. 20, 2022 14:02 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Twenty airports in South Carolina will received a share of nearly $19 million in federal grants to help pay for terminal upgrades, runway repairs and other improvement projects. More than two-thirds of the money will go to the state's four largest airports,...

Buckeye police identify men who died in crash of small plane

Jun. 19, 2022 12:08 PM EDT

BUCKEYE, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities have released the names of two men who died in the crash of a small plane in Buckeye. Federal Aviation Administration officials said the Cessna crashed around 7 a.m. Saturday in a desert area near the municipal airport in Buckeye, located about 35...