Aviation accidents and incidents

March 31, 2018 - 8:31 pm
GARDINER, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a small plane carrying seven skydivers suffered engine malfunction and made an emergency landing in a backyard in upstate New York. The Poughkeepsie Journal reports that the plane landed behind a house in Gardiner at about 4:30 p.m. Saturday. The seven people...
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March 28, 2018 - 6:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The family of one of the victims of a deadly New York City helicopter crash has added several new defendants to its lawsuit following the National Transportation Safety Board's preliminary report. The amended complaint filed Wednesday claims Airbus Helicopters and Dart Aerospace...
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March 28, 2018 - 6:45 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The family of one of the victims in the crash of a helicopter into New York City's East River has added several new defendants to their lawsuit following the National Transportation Safety Board's preliminary report. The amended complaint filed Wednesday claims Airbus Helicopters...
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March 27, 2018 - 11:29 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A top Emirati aviation official accused Qatar on Tuesday of allowing its military fighter jets to come dangerously close to a large airplane and a helicopter, allegations immediately denied by Doha amid an Arab boycott of the energy-rich Gulf nation. Speaking to...
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March 26, 2018 - 4:36 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The pilot of a helicopter that crashed into New York City's East River told federal investigators that he believed the aircraft's fuel was cut off when a passenger's restraint tether tangled with an emergency fuel cutoff switch. The pilot told the National Transportation Safety...
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March 26, 2018 - 4:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The pilot of a helicopter that crashed into New York City's East River told federal investigators that he believed the aircraft's fuel was cut off when a passenger's restraint tether tangled with an emergency fuel cutoff shift. The pilot told the National Transportation Safety Board...
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March 19, 2018 - 6:01 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's deadly helicopter crash has prompted the National Transportation Safety Board to call on federal regulators to prohibit commercial flights that use passenger harness systems that do not allow for easy release. The NTSB's recommendation on Monday comes after last week...
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March 19, 2018 - 10:27 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Flags at state office buildings across New York are being flown at half-staff to honor the four New Yorkers who were among the seven U.S. service members killed when their helicopter crashed in Iraq. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo ordered that flags be lowered Monday, four days...
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FILE - In this March 12, 2018 file photo, a helicopter is hoisted by crane from the East River onto a barge in New York after a Sunday night crash. The crash is prompting regulators to temporarily ground “doors off” flights using tight restraints that could trap people in an emergency. The Federal Aviation Administration ordered the ban on Friday amid concerns such harnesses prevented passengers from escaping. Five people were killed. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
March 18, 2018 - 9:52 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A deadly helicopter crash has prompted New York's senators to call for an investigation into how the Federal Aviation Administration ever approved open-door helicopter sightseeing flights and tight harness systems. Democratic U.S. Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand (KEER'-...
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Rescuers sift through the debris following a crash upon takeoff of a Piper PA-23 Apache six-seater twin-engine light aircraft Saturday, March 17, 2018, on a residential area in Plaridel township, Bulacan province north of Manila, Philippines. The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) confirmed that the plane, operated by Lite Air Express, crash-landed on take off, killing six people on board and three more on the ground. (AP Photo)
March 17, 2018 - 6:11 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A small passenger plane carrying five people crashed into a house shortly after takeoff north of Manila on Saturday, killing all those onboard and five people on the ground, officials said. The Piper-23 Apache plane took off from the airport in Plaridel town in Bulacan...
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