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Alaska Floatplanes Collided at 3,300 Feet Before Crashing

About the photo: Emergency responders assist a passenger injured in a crash of a Taquan Air plane in mountainous terrain on Prince of Wales Island Tuesday, July 10, 2018, in Ketchikan, Alaska. All nearly a dozen passengers on board survived …

Fatal Plane Crash in Southern California Prison Yard Kills One

NORCO, Calif. — A one-of-its-kind flying wing aircraft crashed and burst into flames in the exercise yard of a Southern California prison on Monday, killing at least one person, authorities said. The Northrop N-9M crashed around midday “under unknown circumstance” …

Congress Revisits Role It Gave Boeing to Certify 737 Jet Safety

U.S. lawmakers have turned a critical eye on whether regulators gave Boeing Co. too much sway over the certification of its latest 737 jetliner, which was grounded following two fatal crashes in less than five months. Yet it was Congress …

Clue Linking Mysterious Boeing 737 Max Disasters Came From Space

The first concrete evidence of a possible link between two deadly Boeing 737 Max crashes came from space. A new satellite network capable of tracking planes in high fidelity across the globe captured the flight path of the Boeing Co. …

Jury Sides With Alabama Firm in Suit Over Plane Crash

An Alabama jury has decided that Mobile-based Continental Motors is not responsible for an airplane crash that killed a Louisville, Ky., man four years ago. The Press-Register reports that jurors reached the decision Tuesday in Mobile after more than two …

Arkansas Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Over Plane Crash

A Washington County, Ark., judge has dismissed a lawsuit over an airplane crash in Springdale on procedural grounds. The Northwest Arkansas Times reports Circuit Court Judge Joanna Taylor threw out the case on Thursday, saying plaintiff Barry Gilbow’s attorneys didn’t …

Report Suggests Pilot Error in South Dakota Crash

A preliminary report suggests a student pilot who died in a crash at the Sturgis airport in western South Dakota apparently lost control of the Cessna single-engine plane. Fifty-seven-year-old Charlie Palmer of Dyersberg, Tenn., was practicing touch-and-go landings on Nov. …