Aviation accidents and incidents

April 25, 2019 - 12:13 pm
MCCALL, Idaho (AP) — Officials say a small plane crash landed on top of a tree in Idaho and a firefighter with tree removal experience climbed up the tree to rescue the pilot. The fire department in the resort town of McCall said pilot John Gregory was not hurt in the Monday night crash. McCall...
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April 23, 2019 - 1:24 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Three crewmen aboard a helicopter that crashed off the New Zealand coast while on a rescue mission were found alive on a remote island Tuesday after they were missing overnight. Rescue Coordination Centre spokesman Mark Dittmer said the men were found shortly before...
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Authorities investigate at the crash scene of a twin-engine Beechcraft BE58, Monday, April 22, 2019, near Kerrville, Texas. The pilot and the five other people aboard the plane were all killed, said Sgt. Orlando Moreno, a spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety. (William Luther/The San Antonio Express-News via AP)
April 22, 2019 - 11:17 pm
KERRVILLE, Texas (AP) — A man regularly volunteered to fly sick people in remote parts of the country to hospitals in Houston and Dallas was at the controls of a twin-engine airplane that crashed Monday in the Hill Country of central Texas, killing all six aboard. Jeffrey C. Weiss, 65, was a senior...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, April 10, 2019 file photo, a Boeing 737 MAX 8 airplane being built for India-based Jet Airways, takes off on a test flight at Boeing Field in Seattle. A global team of experts next week will begin reviewing how the Boeing 737 Max's flight control system was approved by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration. The FAA says experts from nine international civil aviation authorities have confirmed participation in a technical review promised by the agency. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
April 19, 2019 - 6:12 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A global team of experts next week will begin reviewing how the Boeing 737 Max's flight control system was approved by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration. The FAA says experts from nine international civil aviation authorities have confirmed participation in a technical review...
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People stand by flowers placed at the spot where a tourist bus veered off the road crashing into a house, seen below, killing 29 people in Funchal, the capital of Portugal's Madeira Island, Friday April 19, 2019. A German plane is expected to arrive Friday in Madeira to take home survivors from the bus accident that killed 29 tourists after it veered off the road and plunged down a slope. All the deceased were German. The bus carried 55 people, including a Portuguese driver and guide. Sixteen people remain hospitalized, but authorities said all of them are out of danger. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)
April 19, 2019 - 8:56 am
FUNCHAL, Portugal (AP) — A German plane is expected to arrive on the Portuguese island of Madeira on Friday to take home survivors from a bus crash that killed 29 German tourists. Sixteen people remain hospitalized, including a Portuguese driver and a guide who were on the bus with 53 tourists on...
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FILE - In this April 8, 2019, file photo, Boeing 737 Max model aircraft are parked at the airport adjacent to a Boeing Co. production facility in Renton, Wash. A group that advises the FAA says airline pilots won't need new training on flight simulators to master the anti-stall system on Boeing's troubled new jet. The group says computer and classroom instruction should be adequate before flights resume on the Boeing 737 Max. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
April 16, 2019 - 8:55 pm
A group of technical experts appointed by federal aviation regulators says pilots won't need new training on flight simulators to learn how to operate the Boeing plane that was grounded after two deadly crashes involving a new anti-stall system. The group says there should be computer and classroom...
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FILE - In a March 13, 2019 file photo, an American Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 sits at a boarding gate at LaGuardia Airport in New York. American Airlines is canceling 115 flights per day through mid-August because of ongoing problems with the Boeing 737 Max aircraft. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
April 14, 2019 - 2:49 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — American Airlines announced Sunday that it was canceling 115 flights per day through mid-August because of ongoing problems with the Boeing 737 Max aircraft. The announcement made American the second major carrier to cancel Max flights through the busy summer season. Southwest...
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FILE - In this March 23, 2019 file photo a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 Max aircraft lands at the Southern California Logistics Airport in the high desert town of Victorville, Calif. Southwest is removing flights with the troubled Boeing 737 Max aircraft from its schedule through Aug. 5, a period that includes the peak of the airline's busy summer travel season. The company did not specify how many flights would be cancelled because of the new schedule. (AP Photo/Matt Hartman, File)
April 12, 2019 - 9:06 am
Southwest is removing flights with the troubled Boeing 737 Max aircraft from its schedule through Aug. 5, a period that includes the peak of the airline's busy summer travel season. The company did not specify how many flights would be cancelled because of the new schedule. It removed all 34 of its...
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Dennis Muilenburg, chief executive officer of Boeing, speaks at the Forum on Leadership at the George, W. Bush Presidential Center on Thursday, April 11, 2019, in Dallas. (Smiley N. Pool/The Dallas Morning News via AP)
April 11, 2019 - 9:08 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Boeing's CEO says crews have made 96 flights to test a software update for its troubled 737 Max jet and will make more in coming weeks as the company attempts to convince regulators to let the plane fly again. Dennis Muilenburg also said Thursday that the company has met with pilots...
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This June, 2017, photo shows Japan Air Self-Defense Force's F-35A stealth jet at a factory of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, in Toyoyama, central Japan. A search was underway for the Japanese fighter jet Tuesday, April 9, 2019, after it disappeared from radar during a flight exercise in northern Japan, defense officials said. The F-35A stealth jet, seen in the photo, went missing while flying off the eastern coast of Aomori, the Air Self-Defense Force said.(Kyodo News via AP)
April 10, 2019 - 12:55 am
TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese air force F-35 stealth fighter crashed into the Pacific Ocean during a night training flight and parts of the jet were recovered, the defense ministry said Wednesday. The pilot is still missing. The F-35A stealth jet disappeared from radar while flying off the eastern coast...
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