House Report Condemns Boeing and F.A.A. in 737 Max Disasters

A committee’s Democrats say two fatal crashes were a “horrific culmination” of engineering flaws, mismanagement and oversight lapses.

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3 Air National Guard Members Killed in Plane Crash in Tennessee

The crash, which occurred near an airport 70 miles southeast of Nashville, is being investigated by the F.A.A. and the National Transportation Safety Board.

#air-national-guard, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #deaths-fatalities, #jessica-wright, #scott-bumpus, #shelli-huether, #tennessee

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Boeing 787 Dreamliner Deliveries Slowed by Quality Concerns

The company said it was stepping up inspections, citing new manufacturing problems. Federal regulators are also looking into production flaws.

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A Gender-Reveal Celebration Is Blamed for a Wildfire. It Wasn’t the First Time.

The El Dorado fire in California ignited as a family was using a “pyrotechnic device” to announce the gender of a new baby, the authorities said.

#arizona, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #california, #deaths-fatalities, #fires-and-firefighters, #gender, #iowa, #parties-social, #social-media, #wildfires

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Jet Pack Sighting at 3,000 Feet Over Los Angeles Prompts Investigation

Two commercial pilots approaching the city’s main airport reported a man out for a high-altitude spin. The F.B.I. is looking into it.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #federal-aviation-administration, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #jetpacks, #los-angeles-calif

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Bald Eagle Sends Government Drone Into Lake Michigan

A Michigan state environmental agency, which is abbreviated E.G.L.E., lost a $950 drone in the aerial battle.

#aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #bald-eagles, #drones-pilotless-planes, #lake-michigan, #michigan-department-of-environment-great-lakes-and-energy, #upper-peninsula-mich

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Air Force Helicopter Hit by Gunfire Was Forced to Make Emergency Landing, F.B.I. Says

One crew member was treated at a hospital for injuries that were not life-threatening, according to the authorities, who said they were investigating the shooting.

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Storm, Runway and Perhaps Pilot Error Are Cited in India Air Crash

As investigators sought the cause of a jetliner accident that killed 18 people, blame began to fall on the pilot and the hilltop runway.

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Air India Plane With 180 Passengers Skids Off Runway and Cracks in Half

The plane had been returning from Dubai when it skidded off a rain-soaked airport runway in the state of Kerala in southern India. Images from Indian media showed the fuselage had split.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #india, #kerala-india

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Alaska Midair Collision Kills 7, Officials Say

Gary Knopp, a Republican member of the State House of Representatives, was among those killed. He was piloting one of the planes.

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Plane With Six Aboard Crashes Into Backyard in Utah City

Those on board and a person who was in a house were injured, an official said. There was no immediate word on fatalities.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #private-aircraft, #west-jordan-utah

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8 People Believed Dead After Planes Collide and Crash Into Idaho Lake

All 8 passengers and crew members on both planes are believed to have died, according to a statement from the Sheriff’s Office in Kootenai County.

#aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #coeur-dalene-idaho, #deaths-fatalities, #idaho

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Boeing 737 Max Test Flights to Begin

The flights, which could begin as soon as Monday, are a major step in getting the plane flying again.

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Before Crash That Killed Kobe Bryant, Helicopter Service Raised Weather Concerns

The pilot texted “weather looking OK” on the morning of the crash, which killed all nine people aboard the Sikorsky S-76B helicopter, according to newly released documents.

#aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #basketball, #bryant-kobe, #bryant-gianna-2006-20, #california, #helicopters, #national-transportation-safety-board, #sikorsky-aircraft-corp, #zobayan-ara

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U.S. Fighter Jet Crashes in Britain, With One Pilot Aboard

The British authorities were searching for the pilot, whose status American officials said was “unknown at this time.”

#aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #great-britain, #military-aircraft, #united-states-air-force

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Georgia Plane Crash Kills 5, Including Two Children

Two 6-year-old children were among the dead. The family was flying from Florida to a funeral in Indiana, the authorities said.

#aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #deaths-fatalities, #georgia

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Pakistanis Await Grim Word on IDs of Plane Crash Victims

Officials were using DNA samples to identify many of the 97 bodies pulled from rubble and smoldering wreckage after a flight went down in a congested neighborhood near Karachi.

#airports, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #deaths-fatalities, #jinnah-international-airport-karachi-pakistan, #karachi-pakistan, #pakistan, #pakistan-international-airlines, #rescues

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Plane Crashes in Pakistan With at Least 91 Aboard

The plane, an Airbus A320, crashed in a residential area near the Karachi airport, officials said.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #jinnah-international-airport-karachi-pakistan, #karachi-pakistan, #pakistan, #pakistan-international-airlines

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I’ve Been Sounding Taps Since My Ship Was Attacked in 1945

I played Taps for my fallen brothers-in-arms after a kamikaze pilot attacked our ship during World War II. I now play it every year on Memorial Day.

#aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #dover-nh, #memorial-day, #okinawa-and-other-ryukyu-islands-japan, #world-war-ii-1939-45

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Canadian Snowbirds Jet Crashes During Tribute to Coronavirus Workers

The jet crashed into a house in Kamloops, British Columbia. There was no immediate word on deaths or injuries.

#aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #british-columbia-canada, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #defense-and-military-forces, #military-aircraft, #snowbirds, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

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Kobe Bryant Autopsy Report Is Released After Helicopter Crash

The pilot of the helicopter that crashed in January, killing Mr. Bryant and eight others, didn’t have alcohol or drugs in his system. The victims all died from blunt trauma.

#aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #bryant-kobe, #deaths-fatalities, #helicopters, #los-angeles-county-calif

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Navy Reports Describe Encounters With Unexplained Flying Objects

While some of the encounters have been reported publicly before, the Navy records are an official accounting of the incidents, including descriptions from the pilots of what they saw.

#atlantic-ocean, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #defense-department, #freedom-of-information-act, #military-aircraft, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-navy, #virginia

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Coronanvirus Aid Plane That Crashed in Somalia May Have Been Shot Down, Report Says

The Kenyan-registered aircraft was delivering much-needed humanitarian supplies for the fight against the coronavirus when it crashed.

#african-union, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #bardale-somalia, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #defense-and-military-forces, #ethiopia, #kenya, #somalia

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Southwest Flight Hits and Kills Person on Austin Airport Runway

Flight 1392 landed at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport on Thursday night and tried to avoid the collision, the airline said. Medical teams said the person died at the scene.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airports, #austin-tex, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #federal-aviation-administration, #southwest-airlines-company

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Houston Police Helicopter Crash Kills 1 Officer and Injures Another

The officers were investigating a report of bodies in a bayou when the helicopter crashed near an apartment building, the authorities said.

#accidents-and-safety, #acevedo-art-houston-tex-police-chief, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #helicopters, #houston-tex, #police, #turner-sylvester

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Harrison Ford Strayed Onto an Active Runway in His Plane

The episode was being investigated by the Federal Aviation Administration, which ordered the actor to complete awareness training in 2017.

#air-traffic-control, #airlines-and-airplanes, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #california, #federal-aviation-administration, #ford-harrison, #hawthorne-calif, #los-angeles-calif, #pilots

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When Airplanes and Zeppelins Competed to Conquer the Skies

Alexander Rose’s “Empires of the Sky” recounts the race to dominate the air.

#airships, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #books-and-literature, #empires-of-the-sky-the-politics-contests-and-cartels-of-world-airlines-book, #hindenburg, #pan-american-world-airways, #rose-alexander-1971

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Boeing to Restart Production in Washington State With 27,000 Workers

The aerospace giant said employees in the Puget Sound area would begin manufacturing commercial planes by the end of next week.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #boeing-company, #factories-and-manufacturing, #production, #puget-sound

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Drugs and Stunts Cited in Plane Crash That Killed Roy Halladay

The Hall of Fame pitcher had high levels of amphetamine and other prescription drugs in his system when he crashed off the Florida coast in 2017, a federal report said.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #amphetamines, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #baseball, #clearwater-fla, #deaths-fatalities, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #halladay-roy, #national-transportation-safety-board

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