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In this photo provided by the National Transportation Safety Board NTSB senior air safety investigator Bob Gretz, back to camera, confers with emergency responders on the scene of Friday Aug. 9, 2013 morning's crash of a Rockwell 960B airplane into a neighbohood in East Haven, Conn. (AP Photo/National Transportation Safety Board)

Pilot in deadly Conn. wreck survived earlier crash

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The plane accident that killed four people in a Connecticut neighborhood was not the first crash for the pilot, a former Microsoft executive who was taking his teenage son on a […]

08/10/2013

Site of Boeing 777 Asiana Airlines flight 214 that crashed while landing at the San Francisco International Airport. (National Transportation Security Board / AP Photo)

Suit cites seatbelts in San Francisco plane crash

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Three San Francisco Bay Area families have sued Boeing over the deadly crash of Asiana Airlines Flight 214, alleging that coach passengers suffered more serious injuries than business class travelers because […]

08/09/2013

A firefighter surveys the scene of a small plane crash, Friday, Aug. 9, 2013, in East Haven, Conn.  (AP Photo/Fred Beckham)

Plane approaching Conn. airport crashes into homes

EAST HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A small plane crashed in a working-class neighborhood near an airport Friday and engulfed two houses in flames, leaving the pilot and two children on the ground missing and feared […]

08/09/2013

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Five dead, including child, in Pennsylvania helicopter crash

NOXEN, Pa. (AP) – A helicopter crash in a rugged, wooded area of northeastern Pennsylvania claimed the lives of five people, including one child, officials said Sunday. The crash happened Saturday night after the pilot […]

07/28/2013

Drone

FAA certifies first 2 drones for domestic flight

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators say they have certified two types of unmanned aircraft for civilian use, a milestone expected to lead to the first approved commercial drone operations later this summer. The Federal Aviation […]

07/26/2013

Fire burns at a home after a small plane crashed into it Thursday, July 25, 2013, in Columbus, Ind. (AP Photo/Roger Johnson)

Small plane crashes into house in central Indiana

COLUMBUS, Ind. (AP) — A small, home-built plane piloted by an 81-year-old man crashed into a house Thursday in central Indiana, injuring the pilot and his passenger while a woman inside the home escaped unscathed […]

07/25/2013

July 24, 2013 photo released by the U.S. Coast Guard, abatement efforts underway near Hercules 265 Rig where fire has caused collapse of the drill floor and derrick following an explosion. (AP Photo/U.S. Coast Guard)

Sediment clogs wild natural gas well in the Gulf

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Natural gas has stopped flowing from a well that has been ablaze in the Gulf of Mexico and remaining small flames are from gas still in the pipe, regulators said Thursday. […]

07/25/2013

In this July 6, 2013, aerial file photo, a firefighter stands by a tarpaulin sheet covering a body near the wreckage of the Asiana Flight 214 airplane after it crashed at the San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco, Saturday, July 6, 2013.  (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Report: Fire rig had no heat-sensing equipment

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A fire rig that ran over and killed a 16-year-old Asiana Airlines crash survivor was not equipped with heat-sensing equipment that might have detected her in its path, a newspaper reported […]

07/22/2013

General view of the Air Ethiopian Boeing 787 Dreamliner 'Queen of Sheba' aeroplane, on the runway near Terminal 3, at Heathrow Airport, London, Friday July 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)

FAA wants Dreamliner transmitters inspected

WASHINGTON (AP) — Airlines should inspect the emergency locator transmitters of all Boeing 787 “Dreamliners,” the Federal Aviation Administration urged Friday following a fire earlier in the week aboard one of the airliners while parked […]

07/21/2013

FAA warns public against shooting guns at drones

WASHINGTON (AP) — People who fire guns at drones are endangering the public and property and could be prosecuted or fined, the Federal Aviation Administration warned Friday. The FAA released a statement in response to […]

07/19/2013

Boeing 787

Japan Airlines Dreamliner safely returns to Boston

BOSTON (AP) — A Japan Airlines flight to Tokyo’s Narita Airport returned to Boston’s Logan Airport on Thursday because of a possible fuel pump issue on the Boeing 787 aircraft. It’s the latest trouble for […]

07/18/2013

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FAA to expand airline first officer qualifications

WASHINGTON (AP) — The amount and type of flying experience first officers — also known as co-pilots — must have to qualify to fly for an airline will be significantly increased and expanded under new […]

07/10/2013

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