Plane crashes

May 03, 2018 - 6:01 pm
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — In a story May 2 about the crash of a military cargo plane, The Associated Press erroneously reported the age of the plane based on information from Puerto Rico's National Guard. The plane was about 40 years old, not more than 60 years old. A corrected version of the story is...
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May 03, 2018 - 5:58 pm
PORT WENTWORTH, Ga. (AP) — In a story May 2 about the crash of a military cargo plane, The Associated Press erroneously reported the age of the plane based on information from Puerto Rico's National Guard. The plane was about 40 years old, not more than 60 years old. A corrected version of the...
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Flames and smoke rise from an Air National Guard C-130 cargo plane after it crashed near Savannah, Ga., Wednesday, May 2, 2018. (James Lavine via AP)
May 03, 2018 - 4:10 pm
PORT WENTWORTH, Ga. (AP) — Military investigators began the arduous task Thursday of answering why a C-130 Hercules cargo plane being flown into retirement by an experienced crew plunged onto a Georgia highway. Families and friends of the nine airmen, meanwhile, grieved and took note of the fact...
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April 29, 2018 - 1:41 pm
BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Libya's oil agency says a transport plane has crashed just outside one of the country's largest oil fields, killing three crew members. A statement by the National Oil Corporation said Sunday one other person was injured in the crash, about 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) southwest...
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In this April 13, 2018, photo, a Southwest Airlines plane taxis at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle. Southwest Airlines Co. reports earns on Thursday, April 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
April 26, 2018 - 10:47 am
DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines says bookings are down since the fatal accident on one of its planes last week. The company said Thursday that it expects revenue per mile, which tracks average prices, will drop between 1 percent and 3 percent in the April-through-June quarter. It said that 1 to 2...
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FILE - In this April 4, 2011 file photo, a Southwest Airlines plane sits in a remote area of the Yuma International Airport, after the plane had a section of fuselage tear from the plane during a flight in Yuma, Ariz. Over the years, the Dallas-based carrier has paid millions of dollars to settle safety violations, including multiple fines for flying planes that didn’t have required repairs. Twice in the last nine years, the roofs have peeled off Southwest planes during flight. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
April 24, 2018 - 9:53 am
DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines runs its planes hard. They make many short hops and more trips per day than other U.S. airliners, which adds to wear and tear on parts, including the engines. As the investigation into last week's deadly engine failure continues, Southwest CEO Gary Kelly could face...
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April 22, 2018 - 9:49 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on the memorial service for woman who died after an in-flight accident on a Southwest Airlines (all times local): 7:30 p.m. New Mexico Lt. Gov. John Sanchez speaking at a memorial service for the Albuquerque woman who died after an in-flight accident on a...
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In this Tuesday, April 17, 2018 frame from video, a National Transportation Safety Board investigator examines damage to the engine of the Southwest Airlines plane that made an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport in Philadelphia. A preliminary examination of the blown jet engine of the Southwest Airlines plane that set off a terrifying chain of events and left a businesswoman hanging half outside a shattered window showed evidence of "metal fatigue," according to the National Transportation Safety Board. (NTSB via AP)
April 21, 2018 - 5:29 am
BERLIN (AP) — The European Aviation Safety Agency has tightened a nearly month-old directive ordering inspections of some fan blades in engines like those used on a Southwest Airlines jet involved in a fatal accident. A directive published by EASA late Friday called for inspections within 20 days...
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National Transportation Safety Board investigators examine damage to the engine of the Southwest Airlines plane that made an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport in Philadelphia on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. The Southwest Airlines jet blew the engine at 32,000 feet and got hit by shrapnel that smashed a window, setting off a desperate scramble by passengers to save a woman from getting sucked out. She later died, and seven others were injured. (NTSB via AP)
April 20, 2018 - 7:00 pm
The Federal Aviation Administration on Friday ordered ultrasound inspections of hundreds of jet engines like the one that blew apart at 32,000 feet in a deadly accident aboard a Southwest Airlines plane. The agency said the directive affects 352 engines on new-generation Boeing 737s, a twin-engine...
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April 20, 2018 - 4:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Southwest is sending a letter of apology, a $5,000 check and a $1,000 travel voucher to passengers who were on a flight that made an emergency landing in Philadelphia following an engine explosion. Chairman Gary Kelly says in the letter that the money is to help cover any "...
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