Aviation accidents and incidents

Ten killed in Alaska plane crash

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – An air taxi crashed Sunday at an Alaska airport, killing all 10 people aboard, a National Transportation Safety Board investigator said. The accident happened around 11:20 a.m. and sent the fixed-wing […]

07/07/2013

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NTSB: Pilot’s texting contributed to copter crash

WASHINGTON (AP) — Texting by the pilot of a medical helicopter contributed to a crash that killed four people, federal accident investigators declared, and they approved a safety alert cautioning all pilots against using cellphones or other distracting devices during critical operations.

04/09/2013

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FAA delays closing of airport control towers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The closings of control towers at 149 small airports, due to begin this weekend because of government-wide spending cuts, are being delayed until June 15, federal regulators announced Friday.

04/05/2013

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SoCal man stages April Fool’s plane joke

YUCAIPA, Calif. (AP) — It’s the plane crash that wasn’t in Southern California. The Riverside Press-Enterprise reports a Yucaipa businessman staged an elaborate April Fool’s joke on Monday.

04/02/2013

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Mom: Boy didn’t steal plane in crash

JASPER, Ala. (AP) — The mother of a teen killed along with two friends in an Alabama plane crash says her son had his own key to the plane and had flown it many times.

01/02/2013