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‘I Like What I Saw,’ FAA Chief on Boeing 737 Max Test Flight

SEATTLE/WASHINGTON — Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Chief Steve Dickson conducted a nearly two-hour evaluation flight at the controls of a Boeing 737 MAX on Wednesday, a milestone for the jet to win approval to resume flying after two fatal crashes. …

Safety Board Cites Cockpit Crew Failures in Atlas Air Fatal Crash

WASHINGTON — The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) cited cockpit mistakes by the first officer and pilot in a February 2019 fatal crash of an Atlas Air cargo plane. The Atlas Air Boeing 767 jet transporting cargo for Amazon.com …

Poor Condition of Wreckage Will Slow Plane Crash Probe

The lack of a distress call and flight data recorder coupled with mangled and charred wreckage will make finding the cause of a fiery airplane crash in Louisiana extremely challenging, federal officials said Sunday. National Transportation Safety Board Vice Chairman …

Pilot in Fatal Atlas Crash Had Repeated Flight-Test Failures

A pilot on a jet carrying Amazon.com Inc. packages that crashed near Houston in February had a record of repeatedly flunking flight tests and may have become disoriented in clouds, according to newly released documents. The pilot mistakenly thought the …

Pilot Who Struck California’s Bay Bridge Had 3 Prior Accidents

The pilot of an empty oil tanker that crashed into the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge was involved in three previous accidents, records obtained Tuesday show. Pilot Guy Kleess was held responsible for two of the accidents and ordered to undergo …

Pilot Lands OK After Confusing Arizona Road With Airport

Arizona authorities say a pilot landed safely on a highway near the Grand Canyon after mistaking the roadway for part of a nearby airport. Department of Public Safety officials say the small plane landed Sunday on Highway 64 near Grand …

Pilot Tried to Warn Texas Fashion Editor Away From Prop

A pilot has told investigators that he warned a Dallas-area woman away from the front of the small plane before she walked into the propeller. The National Transportation Safety Board on Monday released a preliminary report on the Dec. 3 …

Hearing Begins in Alaska Over Fatal Coast Guard Crash

The defense took aim at a Coast Guard investigator’s contention that the co-pilot of a helicopter that crashed, killing three, was “not actively navigating.” An attorney for Lt. Lance Leone, John Smith, referred to the transcript of the cockpit voice …

Controllers, Pilot Blamed for New Jersey Midair Close Call

Errors by air traffic controllers and a jet pilot led to three planes nearly entering into one another’s flight paths over Teterboro Airport last fall, according to a new federal report. The close call on Oct. 20 involved a corporate …

Honda Recalls 310,773 Pilots in the US

Honda Motor Co. says it is recalling 310,773 Pilot vehicles in the U.S. to inspect and potentially replace the front seat belts due to problems with the belts’ stitching. Honda said Friday it is voluntarily recalling Pilots from the 2009 …