Aug 27, 2015

FAA starts probe after Allegiant jet aborts out-of-control takeoff

U.S. air-safety investigators are looking into a mechanical failure that caused the nose of an Allegiant Airlines jet to rise off the ground prematurely before takeoff, defying the crew’s attempts to push it down. Pilots abruptly halted their roll on the runway at 138 ...

Midair collision of two small planes claims three near San Diego

Aug 17, 2015

Midair collision of two small planes claims three near San Diego

Two small planes collided in midair Sunday near an airport in southern San Diego County, killing three people, authorities said. The collision occurred around 11 a.m. in a remote area about 2 miles (3 km) northeast of Brown Field Municipal Airport, according to Federal ...

Jul 29, 2015

FAA probing case of jetliner that nearly ran out of fuel

Federal officials are investigating why an Allegiant Air passenger jet nearly ran out of fuel before landing at an airport that was temporarily closed to most traffic. Allegiant said Tuesday it is cooperating with the Federal Aviation Administration’s investigation of the incident. The Allegiant ...

Glitch grounds United flights, snarls airports

Jul 9, 2015

Glitch grounds United flights, snarls airports

Hundreds of United Airlines flights were delayed Wednesday after the airline experienced computer problems for the second time in just over a month. A White House spokesman said President Barack Obama was briefed on the glitch and that it appeared unrelated to an outage ...

SkyWest cabin pressure emergency spurs FAA probe

Apr 23, 2015

SkyWest cabin pressure emergency spurs FAA probe

U.S. investigators are looking into why a SkyWest Inc. airplane with 75 passengers was forced to make an emergency landing in Buffalo, New York, on Wednesday. The Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement that the flight crew reported a pressurization problem and declared ...

Mar 25, 2015

Amazon blasts U.S. agency for slowness on drone regulation

E-commerce power Amazon.com blasted federal regulators on Tuesday for being slow to approve commercial drone testing, saying the United States is falling behind other countries in the potentially lucrative area of unmanned aviation technology. Less than a week after the Federal Aviation Administration gave ...