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NTSB: Pilots Failed to See Runway Before 2019 Plane Mishap

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine (AP) — The pilots of a regional jet that missed a runway in northern Maine failed to visually determine the location of the landing strip while relying on faulty electronic location data, federal investigators said. Several other …

Airlines Fight Calif. Law That Expands Breaks for Employees

DALLAS (AP) — The airline industry is escalating its campaign against a California law that gives pilots and flight attendants who are based there more rest and meal breaks than they are guaranteed under federal regulations. A study commissioned by …

Two Planes Collide Midair Above Denver, No One Injured

DENVER (AP) — Two small airplanes collided in midair Wednesday near Denver, leaving one aircraft nearly ripped in half and forcing the pilot of the other to deploy a parachute attached to the plane to land safely. Remarkably, no one …

Updated FAA Rules May Expand Insurer Use of Drones to Survey Damage

New Federal Aviation Administration rules are expected to clear the way for expanded commercial use of drones, which are increasingly being used by insurers to assess property damage. The updated Operations Over People rules, which took effect on April 21, …

Indonesia Finds Sriwijaya Air Jet’s Cockpit Voice Recorder

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian navy divers have recovered the cockpit voice recorder of a Sriwijaya Air jet that crashed into the Java Sea in January, killing all 62 people on board, officials said Wednesday. Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi …

Why Did Boeing’s Warning on 737 Max Fail to Stop Second Crash?

Eight days after a Boeing Co. 737 Max went down in the Java Sea, killing all aboard, the planemaker issued a worldwide warning to pilots identifying the malfunction that triggered the crash. The bulletin, which was followed almost immediately by …

Boeing Hit With Proposed $19.7 Million Fine for 737 Lapses

Federal regulators hit Boeing Co. with proposed fines totaling $19.7 million for allegedly installing unapproved cockpit equipment in hundreds of 737 Max and Next-Generation aircraft. The company put the devices into a total of 791 planes even though the aircraft …

FAA Tells Boeing More Training For 737 Max Pilots May Be Needed

U.S. regulators have told Boeing Co. that pilots may require additional training to properly respond to emergencies on the 737 Max after airline crews failed to perform proper procedures in simulator tests. In a Feb. 19 letter to Boeing reviewed …

Boeing Backs Simulator Training It Once Resisted for Max Pilots

Boeing Co. is recommending that airlines put pilots through simulator training before they fly the 737 Max — a stunning reversal that is intended to reassure the flying public of the grounded jetliner’s safety after two deadly crashes. The shift …

Rate of Alaska Fatal Plane Crashes Tops National Average

JUNEAU, Alaska — The rate of fatal airplane crashes in Alaska is higher than the national average, according to the National Transportation Safety Board. The NTSB has preliminary reports for 10 fatal plane wrecks in Alaska for the 2019 calendar …