Aviation accidents and incidents

August 15, 2019 - 5:21 am
LONDON (AP) — Shannon Airport in western Ireland shut down briefly Thursday after a Boeing 767-300 carrying U.S. military personnel caught fire while taxiing before takeoff. Passengers and crew were evacuated. There were no reports of serious injuries. Air traffic controllers spotted flames and...
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August 14, 2019 - 11:53 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian officials say a passenger jet has made an emergency landing in a field outside of one of Moscow's airports, injuring at least 23 people. The Ural Airlines A321 carrying 226 passengers and a crew of seven collided with a flock of birds while taking off Thursday from Moscow's...
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August 14, 2019 - 6:38 am
LONDON (AP) — British investigators say Argentine soccer player Emiliano Sala and his pilot were exposed to dangerous levels of carbon monoxide before their small plane crashed in the English Channel, killing them both. A single-engine Piper Malibu aircraft carrying Sala and pilot David Ibbotson...
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A private aircraft is recovered after it caught fire on landing at Aarhus Airport in Tirstrup, Denmark, Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019. Flying from Oslo in Norway, the plane was believed to be carrying the manager and crew of pop singer Pink, who had given a concert in Oslo. None of the passengers are thought to have been injured in the incident. (Photo: Bo Amstrup / Ritzau Scanpix via AP)
August 06, 2019 - 5:22 am
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Danish media are reporting that a small aircraft carrying the management team for the American singer Pink crash landed and burst into flames in Denmark. No one was hurt. Danish police on Tuesday confirmed that the incident took place Monday night, though they did not mention Pink...
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August 05, 2019 - 2:04 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Four people are believed to have been aboard a plane that crashed in Alaska with no survivors. National Transportation Safety Board Alaska chief Clint Johnson says reports indicate four people were aboard the plane when Piper PA-22 crashed Sunday outside Girdwood. Johnson...
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An RAF Chinook helicopter carrying sandbags arrive at the dam at Toddbrook reservoir near the village of Whaley Bridge, central England, Friday Aug. 2, 2019, after it was damaged by heavy rainfall. British police ordered the evacuation of the town of 6,500 people on Thursday over fears that the rain-damaged dam could collapse. (Yui Mok/PA via AP)
August 02, 2019 - 2:22 am
LONDON (AP) — A Royal Air Force helicopter and firefighters are shoring up a reservoir wall in northwest England amid fears that a rain-damaged dam could collapse. A Chinook is dumping bags of sand and gravel to reinforce a wall of the 19th-century Toddbrook Reservoir as emergency workers use pumps...
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This July 17, 2019, photo provided by the U.S. Air Force shows a Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet in flight after refueling over the Pacific Ocean near the coast of Brisbane, Australia. The Navy said Wednesday, July 31, that an F/A-18 Super Hornet jet similar to this one has crashed in the California desert and a search-and-rescue helicopter is en route to the scene, about 60 miles north of the Naval Air Weapons Station at China Lake. (Senior Airman Elora J. Martinez/U.S. Air Force via AP)
July 31, 2019 - 4:00 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A U.S. Navy fighter jet crashed Wednesday in Death Valley National Park, injuring seven people who were at a scenic overlook where aviation enthusiasts routinely watch military pilots speeding low through a chasm dubbed Star Wars Canyon, officials said. The crash sent dark smoke...
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Pakistan army soldier stands guard the site of a plane crash in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, Tuesday, July 30, 2019. A small Pakistani military plane crashed into a residential area near the garrison city of Rawalpindi before dawn, killing some people, officials said. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)
July 29, 2019 - 6:59 pm
RAWALPINDI, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani military plane on a training flight crashed into homes near the garrison city of Rawalpindi before dawn Tuesday, killing at least 17 people, most of them on the ground. Fires, damaged homes and debris were visible in Mora Kalu village on the outskirts of...
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July 24, 2019 - 8:39 am
A former Air Force pilot and Delta Air Lines executive was confirmed Wednesday by the Senate to lead the Federal Aviation Administration after overcoming Democratic opposition and claims he mistreated a whistleblower during his tenure a Delta. The 52-40 vote on Stephen Dickson broke along party...
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FILE - In this April 10, 2019, file photo a Boeing 737 MAX 8 airplane being built for India-based Jet Airways, top, lands following a test flight, Wednesday, April 10, 2019, at Boeing Field in Seattle. Boeing Co. reports earning on Wednesday, July 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
July 24, 2019 - 6:09 am
DALLAS (AP) — Boeing reported a second quarter loss of nearly $3 billion as it absorbed the financial damage caused by the grounding of its 737 Max airliner after two deadly crashes. The giant aircraft maker said Wednesday that revenue plunged 35% from a year earlier, as it was unable to deliver...
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