Survivor of Chapecoense air crash dies after heart attack

Sports 03/27/19, 11:37

A journalist who was one of the six survivors of the Chapecoense soccer team air crash died Tuesday night after a heart attack.Rafael Henzel, who was 45, died in the southern Brazilian city of Chapeco. Radio Oeste Capital, where he worked, said the journalist died in a local hospital after ...

5 questions Congress will have for Boeing, FAA this week

Business 03/25/19, 12:18

The relationship between Boeing and the Federal Aviation Administration, which has set the global standard in aviation safety for decades, will come under unprecedented scrutiny this week after two deadly airline crashes. Both accidents involved a Boeing jet green-lighted by the U.S. regulator, which relied heavily on safety assessments made by ...

FAA to look at Boeing’s fixes for 737 Max jets next week

Business 03/23/19, 17:59

Boeing on Saturday confirmed the flight-control software fixes that it plans to make for its grounded 737 Max 8, the plane involved in two fatal accidents within five months.The company is tweaking the system designed to prevent an aerodynamic stall if sensors detect that the plane's nose is pointed too ...

Ethiopian Airlines chief questions Max training requirements

Africa 03/23/19, 08:09

The chief of Ethiopian Airlines says the warning and training requirements set for the now-grounded 737 Max aircraft may not have been enough following the Ethiopian plane crash that killed 157 people.Tewolde Gebremariam told The Associated Press in an interview Saturday that after the Lion Air crash off Indonesia in ...

Death toll in China chemical plant explosion rises to 44

World 03/21/19, 21:29

The death toll in an explosion at a chemical plant in eastern China has risen to 44, with another 90 people seriously injured, the local government reported Friday. Thursday's blast at the Tianjiayi Chemical plant in the city of Yancheng is China's worst industrial accident in years. Nearly 1,000 area residents ...

River ferry sinks in Tigris near Iraq’s Mosul, killing 71

World 03/21/19, 11:51

A ferry overloaded with people celebrating the Kurdish new year and Mother's Day capsized in the Tigris River near the Iraqi city of Mosul on Thursday, killing at least 71 people, officials said.Many of the dead were women and children who could be seen struggling to swim against a strong ...

Nominee to lead FAA will face challenge on Boeing oversight

Business 03/19/19, 17:40

President Donald Trump has tapped a former Delta Air Lines executive to lead the Federal Aviation Administration as the regulator deals with questions about its approval of a Boeing airliner involved in two deadly crashes within five months. The White House said Tuesday that Trump will nominate Stephen Dickson to head ...

Feds release files on GOP train crash ahead of final report

U.S. 03/19/19, 16:55

Federal investigators released nearly 100 documents Tuesday that detail last year's fatal accident between a trash truck and an Amtrak train that was carrying Republican lawmakers in rural Virginia.Photos, witness accounts and other information were made public ahead of a final report that will be released sometime soon, said Keith ...

Update: Survivor: Bus ‘swerved like a roller coaster’

U.S. 03/19/19, 15:28

The Latest on a fatal bus crash in Virginia (all times local): 4:30 p.m. A woman who survived a bus crash on a Virginia interstate exit says the commercial bus "swerved like a roller coaster" and then "tumbled five or six times." Monique Berry, of Harlem, New York, told news outlets the bus ...

Kentucky school bus driver charged with DUI after wreck

U.S. 03/17/19, 15:07

Police in Kentucky have charged a bus driver with drunken driving after a bus with 33 elementary school students on board crashed. No one was injured.News outlets report 54-year-old Lesley Harvey was charged Friday with operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, failure to report an accident, leaving the ...

5 things to know about Boeing’s problems over new airplane

U.S. 03/16/19, 11:40

Investigators at a lab in France and a field in Ethiopia are looking for clues into the second deadly accident involving Boeing's newest jetliner, while DNA testing has started to identify the remains of victims.As the investigation proceeds, more details have emerged suggesting similarities between Sunday's crash of an Ethiopian ...

Investigators start studying Ethiopian jet’s voice recorder

World 03/16/19, 08:11

Investigators have started studying the cockpit voice recorder of the crashed Ethiopian Airlines jet.The French air accident investigation agency BEA tweeted that technical work on the recorder began Saturday. The BEA also said work resumed on the flight's data recorders.The recorders, also known as black boxes, were sent to France ...

Update: Ethiopian Airlines: Probe of recorders begins

Africa 03/15/19, 03:06

The Latest on Ethiopian Airlines crash (all times local):11:05 a.m.Ethiopian Airlines says the investigation in France has begun into the flight data and voice recorders of the plane that crashed on Sunday, killing all 157 on board.Ethiopian relatives of crash victims mourn and grieve at the scene where the Ethiopian ...

Reputed Gambino crime boss shot to death in New York City

New York 03/14/19, 17:24

The reputed boss of New York's Gambino crime family was shot to death in front of his home by a gunman who may have staged a car accident to lure him outside, dying a virtual unknown compared with his swaggering 1980s-era predecessor, John Gotti. Police said Thursday they were reviewing surveillance-camera ...

Why France is analyzing Ethiopian jet’s black boxes

Europe 03/14/19, 07:46

France doesn't see an unusually large number of aviation disasters, but its plane crash investigators are world famous.The French air accident investigation authority, known by its French acronym BEA, is now handling the analysis of the flight recorders from the Ethiopian Airlines jet that crashed after takeoff earlier this week, ...

Tel Aviv deploys ‘zombie lights’ for mobile-obsessed walkers

Asia & Pacific 03/14/19, 07:29

Tel Aviv has taken a small step toward protecting the lives of "smartphone zombies."The municipality has installed special LED sidewalk lights at a busy crosswalk to alert distracted pedestrians staring at their phones when they can walk and when they should stop.Tomer Dror, head of the traffic management division at ...

Update: French investigators analyzing black boxes

Europe 03/14/19, 02:47

The Latest on the Ethiopian Airlines crash (all times local): 10:40 a.m. The French air accident investigation authority, known by its French acronym BEA, says it will handle the analysis of the black boxes retrieved from the crash site of the Ethiopian Airlines jet that left 157 people dead. In this image from ...

Experts doubt turbulence caused crash of cargo jet in Texas

U.S. 03/13/19, 16:48

Aviation experts say they doubt turbulence could have brought down a cargo jet that crashed into a Texas bay in February, speculating that human error or a massive malfunction are more likely culprits.The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating why Atlas Air Flight 3591 suddenly dropped as it approached a ...

Boeing jet grounded in much of world after Ethiopia crash

Africa 03/13/19, 05:47

Much of the world, including the entire European Union, grounded the Boeing jetliner involved in the Ethiopian Airlines crash or banned it from their airspace, leaving the United States as one of the few remaining operators of the plane involved in two deadly accidents in five months. The European Aviation Safety ...

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