SEATTLE (AP) — A 58-year-old Pacific, Washington man faces up to three years in prison after he was convicted on 14 counts of aiding and abetting the filing of false tax returns.
A federal jury found Jean Mpouli guilty on Wednesday, Acting U.S.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The rate of unruly passengers on airline flights is down sharply from early this year but is mostly unchanged over the past three months and remains more than twice the level seen in late 2020, according to government figures.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A report from the Federal Aviation Administration shows the pilot of a hot air balloon that crashed in New Mexico in June had marijuana and cocaine in his system.
Pilot Nicholas Meleski died along with his four passengers after the balloon descended in the sky above Albuquerque, hit power lines and crashed into a busy intersection.
NEW YORK (AP) — United Airlines suffered a brief system outage early Friday and the Federal Aviation Administration issued a ground stop of less than an hour for all United flights.
FOWLERVILLE, Mich. (AP) — A pilot safely landed his single-engine aircraft in a field after encountering mechanical trouble Thursday afternoon, Michigan State Police said.
The 33-year-old pilot was able to land the plane with no damage or injuries in Handy Township in Livingston County, southeast of Lansing, police said.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Transportation Department said Thursday it will give rights for several afternoon and evening flights in Newark, New Jersey, to a budget airline to drive down fares.
The coveted takeoff and landing rights were previously used by Southwest Airlines, which pulled out of Newark Liberty International Airport in 2019 and consolidated its New York City-area operations at LaGuardia Airport.
RHINE, Ga. (AP) — The pilot of small plane that crashed in Middle Georgia has been identified as a local crop duster.
Jake Boney, 30, died when the plane crashed late Sunday near Highway 280 just outside the town of Rhine, Dodge County Sheriff Brian Robinson said.
LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. (AP) — At least one person has died after a small airplane crashed at the Lake Havasu City Airport and burst into flames.
Lake Havasu City officials say police first received reports of a crash around 4:10 p.m.
RHINE, Ga. (AP) — The pilot of small plane died when it crashed in Middle Georgia over the weekend.
The crash happened late Sunday near Highway 280 just outside the town of Rhine, WMAZ-TV reported.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration said Thursday that Virgin Galactic cannot launch anyone into space again until an investigation is complete into a mishap that occurred during July's flight with founder Richard Branson.
ONTARIO, Calif. (AP) — The pilot escaped with minor injuries after a small plane made an emergency landing in a Southern California field on Wednesday, authorities said.
TV news footage from the scene showed the single-engine Cessna stopped with its left wing in the grass near a main road in Ontario, about 40 miles (64 kilometers) east of downtown Los Angeles.
A small group of Boeing engineers who perform key safety tasks are raising concerns about their ability to work free of pressure from supervisors, and their comments are prompting federal regulators to take a broader look into the company’s safety culture.
WADESBORO, N.C. (AP) — Two people are dead after a small airplane crashed and burst into flames shortly after taking off from a North Carolina airport, authorities said Friday.
The Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement that a Piper PA-24 crashed around 10:20 a.m.
Rowdy airline passengers have now racked up a record $1 million in potential fines this year, a toll of the tumult in the sky as travelers have returned after most were grounded by the pandemic in 2020.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A $2 billion project to replace Newark Liberty International Airport’s aging and problem-plagued monorail has received environmental approval from the Federal Aviation Administration.
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The National Park Service is pushing back after a U.S. government report recommended approval of a launch pad for commercial rockets on the Georgia coast, saying a chance of explosive misfires over a federally protected island popular with tourists and campers poses an “unacceptable risk.”
WEST FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Authorities have identified an Omaha, Nebraska man who was seriously hurt when he crashed a small plane west of Fargo Tuesday afternoon.
The North Dakota Highway Patrol says Jeffrey Koloster had just left the West Fargo Municipal Airport when the plane struck treetops and crashed into a soybean field.
STRASBURG, N.D. (AP) — A small airplane spraying crops struck a high voltage transmission line and crashed in south central North Dakota Tuesday, killing the pilot, according to authorities.
The single-engine plane went down in a field near Strasburg in Emmons County about 7:30 a.m., the North Dakota Highway Patrol said.
VICTORIA, Minn. (AP) — A relative has identified three people killed in the fiery crash of a small plane in southeastern Minnesota as a surgeon from Omaha, Nebraska, and two of his family members from Wyoming.
VICTORIA, Minn. (AP) — A single-engine plane crashed into a Minnesota home Saturday evening, officials said.
The Federal Aviation Administration said the plane was en route from Alexandria Municipal Airport to Eden Prairie’s Flying Cloud Airport when it crashed before 6 p.m., according to KARE-TV.
The nation's top aviation regulator is suggesting that local police around the country should file charges more often against unruly airline passengers and that airports should clamp down on alcohol sales.
COLUSA, Calif. (AP) — Four people aboard a helicopter were killed when it crashed Sunday in a remote area of Northern California, the Colusa County Sheriff's Department said.
The department confirmed the deaths to the KXTV station.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The FBI is investigating what one commercial airline pilot said might have been an airborne person with a jetpack, high in the busy skies near Los Angeles International Airport.
The Los Angeles Times reported that the Boeing 747 pilot radioed to report “a possible jetpack man in sight” at around 6:12 p.m.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The pilot of a small plane that crash-landed Wednesday on the median of a southern Nevada highway was uninjured and got out before the aircraft burned, authorities said.
TRUCKEE, Calif. (AP) — Four people were on a twin-engine jet that crashed and burned near a golf course in the Lake Tahoe area, killing all aboard, authorities said Tuesday.
Two crew members and two passengers died when the Bombardier CL 600 crashed “under unknown circumstances" in Truckee, California, short of an airport runway Monday afternoon, according to a Federal Aviation Administration notice.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A small plane crashed Tuesday at an airport outside Tucson, killing one of two people aboard and critically injuring the second, authorities said.
The single-engine, two-seat crashed near a runway at Ryan Airfield, the Tucson Airport Authority said in a statement.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — A twin-engine jet crash near a golf course in the Lake Tahoe area killed everyone aboard and ignited a wildfire that was quickly contained before it threatened the town of Truckee, California, authorities said Monday.
BOSTON (AP) — Seaplanes will be taking off from Boston Harbor this summer after years of planning.
Tailwind Air says it will launch nonstop flights from Boston Harbor to New York City starting Aug.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration on Tuesday issued final approval for a monorail connecting trains from Manhattan to LaGuardia Airport, giving the go-ahead for the roughly $2 billion project to pursue federal funding.
A cargo airline whose plane ditched into the ocean off Hawaii has been grounded after investigators looked into the company's safety practices before the accident.
The Federal Aviation Administration said Friday that it will bar Rhoades Aviation of Honolulu from flying or doing maintenance inspections until it meets FAA regulations.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators will require more frequent testing of switches on Boeing 737s that trigger warnings to pilots about a dangerous loss of cabin pressure.
The Federal Aviation Administration said it acted after receiving reports of newly installed switches failing.
DINSMORE, Calif. (AP) — A small plane crashed Thursday in a wooded area of Northern California and two people were feared dead, authorities said.
The Humboldt County Sheriff's office said a fixed-wing single-engine plane with two people on board crashed near the Dinsmore Airport crashed and caught fire around 11:50 a.m.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A small plane crashed into a home in a gated community in the hills of Monterey County on Tuesday, starting a fire in the house that spread to nearby bushes. It is not yet known if people were inside the residence or how many people were on the plane, officials said.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Jeff Bezos’ rocket company has gotten government approval to launch people into space, himself included.
The Amazon founder will climb atop his New Shepard rocket next Tuesday in West Texas, joined by his brother, an 82-year-old female aviation pioneer and a $28 million auction winner.
Authorities have identified a man who died and another who was injured after their small plane crashed in New Hampshire.
The plane crashed Saturday in Charlestown. Police identified the man who died as Paul Harrison, 54, of Ryegate, Vermont.
CHARLESTOWN, N.H. (AP) — Authorities say one man is dead and another injured after their small plane crashed in New Hampshire.
WMUR-TV reports the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the incident, which occurred in Charlestown just after 5:30 p.m.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Two men from Albany, Oregon, were killed when a homebuilt trike aircraft they were in crashed near Millersburg on Friday night.
The Linn County Sheriff’s Office said the crash happened before 9 p.m.
CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) — A single-engine plane with four people aboard crashed and caught fire Saturday after taking off from Chandler Municipal Airport in metro Phoenix, officials said.
Four people were transported to hospitals for treatment of injuries that weren’t life-threatening, the Chandler Department said in a brief statement
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A man who refused to wear a mask on an Allegiant flight departing from Utah has been fined $10,500.
The passenger refused to wear a mask over his mouth and nose on the Feb.
Federal regulators said Thursday they now can better track rocket launches and space vehicles returning to Earth, which could cut the amount of time that airplanes must be routed around space operations.
LAMONI, Iowa (AP) — A well-known Omaha, Nebraska, businessman was one of two people killed in the crash of a small plane this week in south-central Iowa, according to the man’s brother.
BEL AIRE, Kan. (AP) — The pilot of a small plane suffered only minor injuries when he was forced to make a crash landing near the Wichita suburb of Bel Aire, authorities there said.
The single-engine plane was flying from Nebraska to Kansas when it suffered a mechanical failure, the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office said.
Federal regulators have indicated they likely won't certify Boeing's next airliner until 2023 because of questions about changes the aircraft manufacturer is making in software and hardware on a new version of the two-aisle 777 jet.
NORTH LOGAN, Utah (AP) — A small airplane crashed into an unoccupied house in northern Utah, killing the pilot, the Federal Aviation Administration said.
The crash happened at about 8:30 p.m. Saturday in North Logan, about 15 miles (24 kilometers) south of Utah's border with Idaho.
ALPINE, Ala. (AP) — An agricultural pilot was killed in Alabama when the helicopter he was flying crashed in an unincorporated community near Sylacauga, authorities said.
Zachary Warren Pourciau, 30, of Ventress, Louisiana, was spraying pesticides in the Town of Alpine when the Bell Helicopter OH-58A crashed about 6:15 p.m.
CLEBURNE, Texas (AP) — An U.S. Air Force Academy cadet was one of two people killed in the crash of a small plane south of Fort Worth, Texas, this week, a military official said.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Virgin Galactic finally has the federal government’s approval to start launching customers into space from New Mexico.
Richard Branson’s rocketship company announced the Federal Aviation Administration’s updated license on Friday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Airports around the country will share $8 billion in federal grants to help them recover from the pandemic, which caused a steep drop in air travel and a loss of revenue that airports expect from airlines and passengers.
Air travel can be difficult in the best of times, with cramped planes, screaming babies, flight delays and short tempers.
Throw in a pandemic, and the anxiety level can rise quickly.
That has led to confrontations with flight attendants and other unruly behavior, including occasional fights that get captured and replayed endlessly on social media.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Airlines, flight attendants and pilots are calling for the U.S. Justice Department to prosecute unruly and violent passengers.
In a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland Monday, the trade group Airlines for America and unions for pilots and flight crew cited a “substantial increase in and growing escalation of passengers’ unruly and disruptive behavior onboard aircraft, particularly toward crewmembers.