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FAA and Santa Monica Settlement

Saturday, January 28, 2017
By George Hatcher
FAA and Santa Monica Settlement

WASHINGTON–The Federal Aviation Administration and Santa Monica, California agreed on the future of Santa Monica Airport.The city agrees to maintain continuous and stable operation of the airport until December 31, 2028. After that date, Santa Monica has the right to close the airport.Santa Monica can shorten the airport’s single runway from 4,973 to 3,500... »

#MH17 Public Statements

Thursday, July 17, 2014
By George Hatcher

FROM THE FAA: On the evening of July 17, the Federal Aviation Administration issued a Notice to Airman (NOTAM) prohibiting U.S. flight operations until further notice, in the airspace over eastern Ukraine, due to recent events and the potential for continued hazardous activities. The restricted area includes the entire Simferopol and Dnepropetrovsk flight information... »

$325,000 Civil Penalty Against Alfa Chemistry

Tuesday, April 1, 2014
By George Hatcher

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is proposing a $325,000 civil penalty against Alfa Chemistry of Stony Brook, New York, for allegedly violating U.S. Department of Transportation Hazardous Materials Regulations. The FAA alleges that on two separate FedEx cargo flights, Alfa Chemistry shipped undeclared hazardous material that DOT regulations prohibit from... »

Rx for Safe Flying

Thursday, July 18, 2013
By George Hatcher
Rx for Safe Flying

Smart general aviation pilots won’t fly if they are taking a prescription that says Do not drive or operate machinery while taking this medication. But sometimes it’s not that clear cut. Other prescription drugs and even some over-the-counter medicines can affect a pilot’s performance. That’s why Administrator Huerta and the heads of 11 aviation... »

Release: NTSB Urges Changes

Sunday, September 16, 2012
By George Hatcher
Release: NTSB Urges Changes

The National Transportation Safety Board today issued two urgent safety recommendations to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regarding two recent occurrences in which the fan midshaft on General Electric GEnx-1B engines fractured or exhibited crack indications; and a GEnx -2B incident that appears similar in nature. The recommendations are: (1) Issue an airworthiness directive... »

RSS Plane Crash News

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  • Pilot recovering but unable to move legs after plane crash in Longmont
    LONGMONT, Colo. – A pilot involved in a plane crash in Longmont last week has a long road to recovery ahead of him. On Friday, Jay Davis was flying his newly purchased two-seat airplane when his tail rudder reportedly malfunctioned on landing. The aircraft flipped upside-down pinning Davis ...
  • Report sheds light on 2016 plane crash that killed USU student
    A makeshift memorial for Utah State University student Frank M. de Leon Compres is seen outside the USU Aviation Technology terminal at the Logan-Cache Airport on July 19, 2016. John Zsiray/Herald Journal · Facebook · Twitter · Email; Print; Save. A preliminary report released Tuesday by the ...
  • Public memorial services set for Winnetka family killed in Agua Dulce plane crash
    A Winnetka pilot and three members of his family who died in a plane crash on Feb. 11 in Agua Dulce will have services open to the public on Saturday, while a GoFundMe account has been set up for donations, a family member said. The services are set for 2 p.m. at St. Joseph the […]
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  • 65 Confirmed Dead in Iranian Plane Crash
    Rescue teams in Iran have located the wreckage of a missing plane that crashed Feb. 18 with 65 people on board; there were no survivors.
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    An LDS husband and wife, William and Michelle Patterson, were killed in a small plane crash near Evanston, Wyoming, on Sunday. At around 3 p.m. the plane, a SOCATA TBM, crashed near the Bear River from unknown causes, according to KSL. The plane caught fire as it began to plummet and ...
  • Authorities ID man who died in plane crash near Carson City
    Authorities have identified the person who died Monday in a plane crash in northern Douglas County. Stephen Filice, 64, of Minden, was confirmed dead in the crash of the twin-engine Piper PA-34 Seneca, according to a news release from the Douglas County Sheriff's Office. More: 2 arrested after ...

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