Plane crashes

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 19, 2018 - 7:23 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines sought more time last year to inspect jet-engine fan blades like the one that snapped off during one of its flights Tuesday in an accident that left a passenger dead. The airline opposed a recommendation by the engine manufacturer to require ultrasonic inspections...
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In this Tuesday, April 17, 2018 photo, 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 18, 2018 - 10:25 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — U.S. airline regulators said Wednesday they will order inspections on engine fan blades like the one that snapped off and triggered a fatal accident on a Southwest Airlines jet. The move by the Federal Aviation Administration comes nearly a year after the engine manufacturer...
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File - In this May 9, 2013, file photo, two Allegiant Air jets taxi at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas. Shares of Allegiant Air’s parent company are tumbling in Monday, April 16, 2018, premarket trading following a “60 Minutes” investigation that expressed serious safety concerns about the airline. (AP Photo/David Becker, File)
April 16, 2018 - 5:39 pm
Allegiant Air is fighting to reassure travelers and protect its reputation after renewed questions about safety at the low-cost carrier. Safety experts say the numbers tell another story. There have been far too many aborted takeoffs, in-flight mechanical problems and emergency landings involving...
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FILE - This May 21, 1943, file photo shows Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, Commander-in-Chief of the Japanese combined fleet and the mastermind of the attack on Pearl Harbor. A group from the U.S. and Japan is trekking to a remote Pacific island jungle in Papua New Guinea to document what is considered one of the most important wreck sites of World War II: where American fighters shot Yamamoto down 75 years ago. (AP Photo, File)
April 16, 2018 - 9:03 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A group from the U.S. and Japan is trekking to a remote Pacific island jungle to document what is considered one of the most important wreck sites of World War II: where American fighters shot down a Japanese bomber carrying the mastermind of the Pearl Harbor attack. Three...
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Police tape cordon off an area near the site of a plane crash that killed several people Tuesday, April 10, 2018, in Scottsdale, Ariz. A National Transportation Safety Board investigator is at the scene of the deadly crash and authorities are working to identify the people killed in a Piper PA-24 Comanche that went down Monday night shortly after takeoff from the Scottsdale Airport. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
April 11, 2018 - 7:20 pm
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say they've identified the six people killed in the fiery crash of a small plane on a golf course in a Phoenix suburb shortly it took off from a nearby airport. Scottsdale police say the victims were 26-year-old Erik Valente, 28-year-old James Louis Pedroza, 23-...
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In this image dated Wednesday, April 11, 2018, and released by Algerian TV agency Ennahar TV, shows firefighters and civil security officer at the scene of a fatal military plane crash at Boufarik military airbase, near the Algerian capital, Algiers. An Algerian military plane carrying soldiers and their families crashed soon after takeoff Wednesday into a field in northern Algeria, killing 257 people in what appeared to be the North African nation's worst-ever plane crash. (Ennahar TV via AP)
April 11, 2018 - 6:27 pm
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — A hulking military transport plane crashed just after takeoff in Algeria Wednesday, killing 257 people in the worst aviation disaster in the North African nation's history and plunging the country into mourning. Soldiers, their family members and a group of 30 people...
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April 11, 2018 - 10:22 am
Good morning! Here's a look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up today. Some plans are subject to change; see the 2 p.m. News Digest for updates. You can find our contact info at the bottom of this advisory. All times EST. ------------- HIGHLIGHTING: ------------- RYAN (sent, developing...
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Michael Cohen, U.S. President Donald Trump's personal attorney, leaves a restaurant, Tuesday, April 10, 2018, in New York. FBI agents on Monday raided Cohen's home, hotel room and office, seizing records on topics including a $130,000 payment made to porn actress Stormy Daniels in exchange for her silence about an affair she said she had with Trump in 2006. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
April 11, 2018 - 9:02 am
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. TRUMP THREATENS TO USE MISSILES IN SYRIA Trump's threat drew a quick response from Russia, who said that missiles would destroy evidence of suspected chemical weapons attack. 2. HOUSE SPEAKER...
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April 11, 2018 - 7:32 am
Here are the AP's latest coverage plans, top stories and promotable content. All times EDT. -------------------------- NEW & DEVELOPING -------------------------- UNITED STATES-SYRIA — After Russia warns U.S. against military strikes in Syria, Trump says missiles "will be coming...
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Algerian soldiers watch the military plane after it crashed in Boufarik, near the Algerian capital, Algiers, Wednesday, April 11, 2018. Algerian emergency services say 181 people have been killed in a military plane crash and some survivors have been rescued. (AP Photo/Anis Belghoul)
April 11, 2018 - 7:24 am
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — The Latest on the crash of a military plane in Algeria (all times local): 12:20 p.m. Algeria's defense ministry says 257 people have died when a military plane carrying soldiers and their families crashed soon after takeoff in a farm field in northern Algeria. The ministry...
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