Aviation accidents and incidents

FILE - In this Thursday, July 11, 2019 photo provided by Tim Tricky of the band Hurricane Fall, emergency workers treat a passenger on an Air Canada flight to Australia that was diverted and landed at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport in Honolulu. The flight from Vancouver to Sydney encountered "un-forecasted and sudden turbulence," about two hours past Hawaii when the plane diverted to Honolulu, Air Canada spokeswoman Angela Mah said in a statement. Clear-air turbulence happens most often in or near the high-altitude rivers of air called jet streams. The culprit is wind shear, which is basically when two huge air masses close to each other are moving at different speeds. If the difference in speed is big enough, the atmosphere can’t handle the strain, and it breaks into turbulent patterns like eddies in water. (Tim Tricky/Hurricane Fall via AP)
July 12, 2019 - 11:41 am
NEW YORK (AP) — They literally don't see it coming. "Clear-air turbulence," which evidently jolted an Air Canada flight Thursday over the Pacific Ocean, strikes almost literally out of the blue, with no visible warning in the sky ahead. An aircraft's radar can't spot it coming either. But...
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In this photo provided by Hurricane Fall, responders treat a passenger on an Air Canada flight to Australia that was diverted and landed at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport in Honolulu on Thursday, July 11, 2019. The flight from Vancouver to Sydney encountered "un-forecasted and sudden turbulence," about two hours past Hawaii when the plane diverted to Honolulu, Air Canada spokeswoman Angela Mah said in a statement. (Tim Tricky/Hurricane Fall via AP)
July 11, 2019 - 10:59 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — Dozens of people were violently slammed off the ceiling of a jetliner that encountered unexpected and intense turbulence over the Pacific Ocean Thursday. An Air Canada flight to Australia made an emergency landing in Honolulu after 37 people were injured, nine seriously, during the...
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July 11, 2019 - 12:01 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — Sudden turbulence forced an Air Canada flight flying to Australia to land in Hawaii on Thursday with dozens of injured people. The flight from Vancouver to Sydney encountered "un-forecasted and sudden turbulence," about two hours past Hawaii when the plane diverted to Honolulu, Air...
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FILE - This Sunday, June 23, 2019 file photo released by the National Transportation Safety Board shows NTSB investigator Eliott Simpson briefing NTSB Board Member Jennifer Homendy at the scene of the Hawaii skydiving crash near Waialua, Hawaii on Oahu's North Shore. The National Transportation Safety Board says a witness to the crash that killed 11 people reported the plane's engines sounded normal before takeoff, but shortly after the plane left the ground it became inverted and crashed nose down. The NTSB's preliminary report was released Tuesday, July 9, 2019. No cause for the crash was given, which is typical for preliminary reports. (National Transportation Safety Board via AP, File)
July 09, 2019 - 2:14 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board says two skydivers made a last-minute decision to board the Hawaii plane that crashed and killed 11 people last month. The NTSB's preliminary report was released Tuesday. No cause for the crash was given, which is typical for preliminary...
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FILE - This Dec. 7, 2015, file photo shows the second Boeing 737 MAX airplane being built on the assembly line in Renton, Wash. A new computer problem has been found in the troubled Boeing 737 Max that will further delay the plane's return to flying after two deadly crashes, according to two people familiar with the matter. The latest flaw in the plane's computer system was discovered by Federal Aviation Administration pilots who were testing an update to critical software in a flight simulator in the fourth week of June 2019 at a Boeing facility near Seattle, the people said. Both spoke on condition of anonymity because the development has not been made public. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
July 08, 2019 - 5:21 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Saudi budget carrier says it is ordering 30 Airbus planes in a deal that replaces a $6 billion agreement it had with Boeing for its troubled 737 MAX jets, which are grounded around the world after two crashes. Flyadeal, operated by Saudi Arabian Airlines Corp.,...
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In this undated provided by Kim Searson, Brittney Searson poses at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, La. Searson was among those killed when a helicopter carrying billionaire coal entrepreneur Chris Cline crashed in the Bahamas on Thursday, July 4, 2019. (Kim Searson via AP)
July 06, 2019 - 1:31 pm
NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Accident investigators in the Bahamas are going well below the surface of the water to try to figure out what went wrong in the moments before a helicopter crashed after takeoff and killed seven people, including West Virginia coal magnate Chris Cline. The Air Accident...
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July 05, 2019 - 8:55 am
NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — The Latest on a helicopter crash that killed seven people in the Bahamas (all times local): 11:45 a.m. Leaders of industry, government and academics in West Virginia are describing billionaire Chris Cline as a coal industry visionary and a generous giver. Police in the...
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July 05, 2019 - 7:51 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Fifteen Kenyan families of people killed in a plane crash in Ethiopia in March on Friday rejected a proposal by Boeing to compensate them, saying they will pursue their claims in court. "So far our clients have rejected negotiations outside court," Lawyer Irungu Kangata said...
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July 04, 2019 - 8:30 pm
NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — A helicopter carrying seven Americans to Fort Lauderdale, Florida crashed Thursday off Grand Cay island in the Bahamas, killing everyone on aboard, Bahamian police said. A statement from the Royal Bahamas Police Force said the helicopter went missing shortly after leaving Big...
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July 03, 2019 - 8:47 am
Boeing says it's providing $100 million over several years to help families and communities affected by two crashes of its 737 Max plane that killed 346 people. The company said Wednesday that some of the money will go toward living expenses and to cover hardship suffered by the families of dead...
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