Latest Plane crashes News

FAA analysis predicted many more Max crashes without a fix

Dec. 11, 2019 2:52 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...

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...

Boeing tries to reassure airline industry leaders about Max

Dec. 5, 2019 5:02 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Boeing is reassuring airline industry leaders about the safety of the grounded 737 Max as it continues working to get the plane back in service. The aircraft maker invited about 30 union officials, safety experts and others to the Seattle area for two days of meetings with Boeing executives...

Authorities ID 3rd person killed in San Antonio plane crash

Dec. 4, 2019 2:18 PM EST

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A 71-year-old woman from a Houston suburb was the third person killed when a single-engine plane crashed into a commercial part of San Antonio, authorities said Wednesday. Maureen Garrow, of Spring, was flying with 38-year-old pilot Robert Tyson Womble and 22-year-old college student...

Student, businessman among 3 dead in San Antonio plane crash

Dec. 3, 2019 11:59 AM EST

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A 22-year-old college senior and 38-year-old businessman were among three people killed when a single-engine plane crashed into a commercial part of San Antonio. The San Antonio Express-News reports that finance major Eric Naranjo and the director of an Austin company that owned the...

Idaho community mourns 9 relatives killed in plane crash

Dec. 2, 2019 9:04 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — When Jim Hansen boarded his company’s single-engine aircraft for a pheasant-hunting trip to South Dakota, he brought along the same people he trusted with his business: his family. Three generations of Hansen’s clan ran a petroleum distribution business in Idaho...

Officials: 3 dead after small plane crash in San Antonio

Dec. 2, 2019 7:00 PM EST

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Officials say three people were killed when a single-engine plane crashed while attempting to land at San Antonio International Airport. San Antonio Fire Chief Charles Hood says the plane went down around 6:30 p.m. Sunday in a commercial district about a mile west of the airport. Hood...

Correction: Plane Crash-South Dakota story

Dec. 2, 2019 3:09 PM EST

In a story Dec. 1 about a South Dakota plane crash that killed nine people, The Associated Press reported the wrong last name for one of the victims. He is Kyle Naylor, not Kyle Taylor. A corrected version of the story is below: South Dakota airplane crash kills 9 in extended family A plane crash on a snowy...

Prosecutors say Russia let MH17 suspect leave the country

Dec. 2, 2019 10:01 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Russia deliberately allowed a suspect in the 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 to leave the country, Dutch prosecutors said Monday, calling it a breach of a European extradition treaty. Prosecutors announced that Volodymyr Tsemakh is considered a suspect in the...