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US Board Says Boeing Max Likely Hit a Bird Before 2019 Crash

U.S. accident investigators disagree with Ethiopian authorities over the cause of a sensor malfunction that preceded the March 2019 crash of a Boeing 737 Max shortly after takeoff from Addis Ababa. The National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday that it …

Families Seek Truth as Airbus, Air France Face Crash Trial

PARIS (AP) — Nicolas Toulliou had just proposed marriage to his girlfriend. Nelson Marinho Jr. was heading off on a new oil exploration job. Eric Lamy was about to celebrate his 38th birthday. They were among 228 people killed in …

China Searches for Survivors From Plane Crash with Cause Still Unclear

WUZHOU, China –– Rescuers in southern China searched for survivors from a China Eastern Airlines 600115.SS jet on Tuesday after it crashed with 132 people on board and authorities said severe damage to the aircraft would make it difficult to …

Chinese Boeing Jet Crashes in Mountains With 132 on Board, No Sign of Survivors

BEIJING –– A China Eastern Airlines 600115.SS Boeing 737-800 with 132 people on board crashed in mountains in southern China on a domestic flight on Monday after a sudden descent from cruising altitude. Media said there were no signs of …

NTSB: Plane Hit Power Lines Before Crash That Killed 4

EL CAJON, Calif. (AP)–A medical transport plane struck power lines in cloudy weather before it crashed last month near San Diego, killing two flight nurses and two pilots, federal investigators said Tuesday. The Learjet 35A crashed on Dec. 27 while …

Series of Errors Led to Fatal 2019 Airplane Crash in Alaska

The airliner headed from Anchorage to a small Alaska island didn’t stand a chance. A maintenance error had severely impaired the PenAir plane’s brakes, the pilot wasn’t qualified to land at the airport, the plane model shouldn’t have been allowed …

Pilot Failed to Control Plane in Texas Crash That Killed 10

ADDISON, Texas (AP) — A pilot’s failure to control a small airplane when it lost thrust in one of two engines seconds after takeoff in suburban Dallas led to a 2019 crash that killed all 10 people aboard, federal officials …

‘Totally Destroyed’ Indonesia Jet Makes Search Almost Impossible

Bayu Wardoyo tends to skip the 6 a.m. breakfast of Indonesian fried rice served to divers on the ship searching for wreckage of the Sriwijaya Air passenger jet that crashed in the Java Sea on Jan. 9. He prefers coffee, …

Divers Recover Crashed Indonesian Plane’s Data Recorder

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian navy divers searching the ocean floor on Tuesday recovered the flight data recorder from a Sriwijaya Air jet that crashed into the Java Sea with 62 people on board. The device is expected to help …

NTSB Urged to Send Staffer to Prominent Attorney Crash Site

CORFU, N.Y. — Two members of Congress from New York called on the National Transportation Safety Board to reverse its decision not to send an investigator to the scene of a small plane crash that killed a prominent attorney and …