Aviation accidents and incidents

FILE - In this Jan. 13, 1935, file photo, American aviatrix Amelia Earhart climbs from the cockpit of her plane at Los Angeles, Calif., after a flight from Oakland to visit her mother. Robert Ballard, who discovered the Titanic, and a National Geographic expedition will search for Earhart's plane in August 2019 near a Pacific Ocean atoll named Nikumaroro, part of the Phoenix Islands. (AP Photo, File)
July 23, 2019 - 7:48 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The deep-sea explorer who discovered the wrecked Titanic is tackling an aviation mystery: Amelia Earhart's disappearance. Robert Ballard and a National Geographic expedition will search for her plane next month near a Pacific Ocean atoll that's part of the Phoenix...
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The logo for Boeing appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, July 22, 2019. The company is scheduled to release its second quarter earnings Wednesday. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
July 22, 2019 - 4:09 pm
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The new president of the American Airlines pilots' union says his group will help assure the public that the Boeing 737 Max is safe when it is cleared to fly again. But Eric Ferguson also says Boeing needs to fully explain how the Max differs from previous versions of the...
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July 22, 2019 - 4:05 am
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — A private Tunisian radio station says that a Libyan training fighter aircraft has made an emergency landing in the southeastern Tunisian city of Medenine, on a route to Libya. Radio Mosaique FM reported that there were two pilots aboard the aircraft. It said security was being...
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Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif addresses the High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, at United Nations headquarters, Wednesday, July 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
July 19, 2019 - 9:56 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on developments related to tensions between the U.S and Iran (all times local): 9:25 p.m. Iran's Revolutionary Guard has released video images it claims proves that a U.S. warship did not destroy an Iranian drone near the Persian Gulf. Iranian state TV shows video it...
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July 19, 2019 - 12:38 am
BERLIN (AP) — Austrian authorities say three people have been killed in a small airplane crash in the Alps near the German border. Austrian police told the dpa news agency Friday that the identity of those killed in the Thursday evening crash was still not clear. The plane went down at about 5:30 p...
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July 18, 2019 - 2:50 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Boeing says it will take a $4.9 billion charge to cover possible compensation to airlines whose Max jets remain grounded after two deadly accidents. Boeing said Thursday that the calculation was based on an assumption that regulatory approval for the plane's return to flying will...
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July 17, 2019 - 10:29 am
PARIS (AP) — A judicial official says French prosecutors want Air France to stand trial for manslaughter in the 2009 crash of a flight from Rio de Janeiro to Paris that killed all 228 people aboard. The official said Wednesday that prosecutors also asked to drop the case against Airbus, maker of...
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July 17, 2019 - 8:10 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A man whose family was killed in the crash of a Boeing 737 Max jet in Ethiopia accused the company of wrongful conduct and told a U.S. House subcommittee that the process to approve aircraft must be strengthened. Paul Njoroge (Nih-JOR-Gay) says Wednesday that Boeing was left to...
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FILE - In this March 11, 2019, file photo, rescuers work at the scene of an Ethiopian Airlines flight crash near Bishoftu, or Debre Zeit, south of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Paul Njoroge, who lost his wife and three young children in the March 10 crash of an Ethiopian Airlines' Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft, believes Boeing should scrap the 737 Max, and he wants the company’s top executives to resign and face criminal charges for not grounding the plane after a deadly accident last October. On Wednesday, July 17, Njoroge will be the first relative of any of the 346 passengers who died in those crashes to testify before Congress. (AP Photo/Mulugeta Ayene)
July 16, 2019 - 12:17 am
Paul Njoroge says he believes Boeing should scrap the 737 Max, and he wants the company's top executives to resign and face criminal charges for not grounding the plane after a deadly accident last October. Five months after that crash, Njoroge's wife and three young children were killed when...
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July 14, 2019 - 8:08 am
HELSINKI (AP) — Swedish officials say a small plane carrying parachutists crashed in northern Sweden soon after takeoff and all nine of the people on board were killed. The accident took place soon after 2 p.m. local time Sunday off Storsandskar, an island near the airport of Umea, a town in...
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