Aviation accidents and incidents

September 17, 2019 - 5:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials say an Air China jet bound for Beijing has made an emergency return to Dulles International Airport after reporting an engine fire. In a statement, the Federal Aviation Administration says that the Air China flight landed safely Tuesday in Washington after reporting an...
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September 11, 2019 - 1:02 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norwegian authorities said Wednesday the manufacturer of the helicopter that crashed last month in Arctic Norway killing six people is calling for "immediate visual inspection" of recently delivered choppers of the same type following preliminary findings. Norway's...
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Beza Alemu, left, from Ethiopia, along with other demonstrators, holds pictures of his brother Mulusew Alemu, who died in the plane crash, during a vigil on the six-month anniversary of the crash of a Boeing 737 Max 8, killing 157 people, in Ethiopia on March 10, which has resulted in the grounding hundreds of the planes worldwide, outside of the Department of Transportation, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019 in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
September 10, 2019 - 4:07 pm
Families of the passengers who died in one of the Boeing 737 Max crashes lobbied Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao on Tuesday to slow what they consider a rush to let the plane fly again. Two of the relatives who took part in the two-hour meeting in Washington said Chao promised that the...
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FILE- This April 11, 2018 photo shows Air France planes parked on the tarmac at Paris Charles de Gaulle airport, in Roissy, near Paris. A French association of victims says investigating magistrates dropped the case against Air France and Airbus in the 2009 crash of a flight from Rio de Janeiro to Paris that killed all 228 people aboard. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)
September 06, 2019 - 9:15 am
PARIS (AP) — The Paris prosecutor has appealed the decision to drop a decade-long investigation over the 2009 crash of Air France Flight 447 from Rio de Janeiro to Paris. Air France and Airbus were charged with manslaughter over the crash in the Atlantic Ocean, which killed all 228 people aboard...
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FILE- This April 11, 2018 photo shows Air France planes parked on the tarmac at Paris Charles de Gaulle airport, in Roissy, near Paris. A French association of victims says investigating magistrates dropped the case against Air France and Airbus in the 2009 crash of a flight from Rio de Janeiro to Paris that killed all 228 people aboard. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)
September 05, 2019 - 4:39 am
PARIS (AP) — French judges have dropped a legal case against Air France and planemaker Airbus over the crash in 2009 of a flight from Rio de Janeiro to Paris, officials said Thursday. A victims' association reported the ruling, which was confirmed by a French judicial official, who spoke only on...
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September 03, 2019 - 3:03 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch prosecutors investigating the downing five years ago of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine want to speak to a man being held by Ukrainian authorities, calling him a "person of interest" in their probe, a spokeswoman said Tuesday. The fate of...
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September 02, 2019 - 2:25 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Authorities in Norway say bad weather is hampering investigators trying to determine the cause of a helicopter crash in a remote Arctic area of the country in which six people were killed. Kaare Halvorsen of the Norwegian Accident Investigation Board said Monday getting...
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Dale Earnhardt Jr gets in his car before qualifying for the NASCAR Xfinity Series auto race at Darlington Raceway on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, in Darlington, S.C.. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)
August 31, 2019 - 2:55 pm
DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — A joyful Dale Earnhardt Jr. returned the racetrack Saturday, finishing sixth in the Xfinity event at Darlington Raceway two weeks after he and his family escaped a plane in flames in Tennessee. The race was a welcome relief from thinking about the crash for Earnhardt and his...
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FILE - In this July 20, 2014, file photo, United Airlines flight 232 Capt. Al Haynes, right, smiles as he visits with survivors and family members following a remembrance service held in conjunction with the 25th Anniversary of the United Airlines flight 232 crash in Sioux City, Iowa. Haynes, a pilot credited for saving the lives of nearly 200 people by guiding the damaged passenger jet into a crash landing at an Iowa airport in 1989, has died. Haynes died Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019 at age 87 in a Seattle-area hospital, said Gary Brown, an emergency services director for Woodbury County, Iowa. (AP Photo/The Sioux City Journal, Dawn J. Sagert, File)
August 26, 2019 - 3:38 pm
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Al Haynes, a pilot credited for saving the lives of nearly 200 people by guiding a damaged passenger jet into a crash landing at an Iowa airport in 1989, has died. Haynes died Sunday at age 87 in a Seattle-area hospital, said Gary Brown, an emergency services director for...
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This photo provided by Incendios f.Baleares shows wreckage on a path near Inca in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, Sunday Aug. 25, 2019. Authorities in Mallorca say at least 5 people have died in a collision between a helicopter and a light plane on the Spanish island. (Incendios f.Baleares via AP)
August 25, 2019 - 8:46 am
MADRID (AP) — A mid-air collision between a sightseeing helicopter and a small plane on the Spanish island of Mallorca killed seven people Sunday, authorities said. The victims included three adults and two children on the helicopter and two local men on the light plane, the regional government of...
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