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January 16, 2020, 1:36 PM

Flames apparently shooting from engine force jet to return to Newark

A cross-country flight was forced to return to Newark Airport minutes after takeoff due to a mechanical problem that appeared to result in flames shooting from an engine.
January 16, 2020, 1:36 PM
Flames apparently shooting from engine force jet to return to Newark
January 13, 2020, 3:04 PM

Unruly passenger attacks flight attendant, injured 6 police officers: Authorities

Matthew Dingley, 28, allegedly attacked an attendant on a CommutAir flight from Washington to Newark.
January 13, 2020, 3:04 PM
Passenger attacks flight attendant, injures 6 officers: Authorities
January 12, 2020, 5:11 AM

Chaos in the cockpit at JFK Airport

A departing Delta Airlines flight narrowly avoided colliding with another 757 jet landing on the same runway.
January 12, 2020, 5:11 AM
Chaos in the cockpit at JFK Airport
January 10, 2020, 12:51 AM

Parent company of British Airways, Iberia to get new CEO

The parent company of British Airways and Iberia says its longtime CEO Willie Walsh is retiring
January 10, 2020, 12:51 AM
Parent company of British Airways, Iberia to get new CEO
January 9, 2020, 12:34 PM

Boeing 737-800 carrying at least 170 crashes in Iran after takeoff with no survivors

A Boeing 737 passenger plane with at least 170 passengers and crew members aboard crashed in Iran shortly after takeoff, according to Iranian news agencies.
January 9, 2020, 12:34 PM
Questions remain over plane crash in Iran hours after missile barrage
January 9, 2020, 5:11 AM

Canadian citizens were on board Ukrainian flight that crashed

All 176 people aboard were killed shortly after the plane took off from Tehran.
January 9, 2020, 5:11 AM
Canadian citizens were on board Ukrainian flight that crashed
January 9, 2020, 4:18 AM

Commercial airlines reroute flights amid US-Iran tensions

Longer routes mean that aircraft will have to carry fewer passengers.
January 9, 2020, 4:18 AM
Some commercial airlines reroute flights amid Mideast risks
January 9, 2020, 12:52 AM

Ukrainian jet crash kills 176, sets off mourning in Canada

The crash of a Ukrainian jetliner that killed 176 people in Iran has touched off mourning in both Ukraine and Canada _ where many of the victims were from or were headed _ and raised a host of questions about what went wrong
January 9, 2020, 12:52 AM
Ukrainian airplane crashes near Tehran: Iran state TV
January 6, 2020, 12:08 PM

Wheel falls off passenger plane upon take-off

Wheel falls off passenger plane upon take-off
January 6, 2020, 12:08 PM
Wheel falls off passenger plane upon take-off
January 6, 2020, 5:11 AM

Plane loses tire during takeoff

Right after departure on an Air Canada flight, a passenger captured on video the moment a tire detached from the landing gear.
January 6, 2020, 5:11 AM
Plane loses tire during takeoff
January 4, 2020, 9:59 PM

Delta plane slides off taxiway at Green Bay airport

A Delta Air Lines plane has slid off a taxiway amid icy conditions.
January 4, 2020, 9:59 PM
December 30, 2019, 1:25 PM

Kansas basketball team's plane makes emergency landing after engine fails midflight

The Kansas Jayhawks are ranked No. 5 in the nation.
December 30, 2019, 1:25 PM
Basketball team's plane makes emergency landing after engine failure
December 29, 2019, 5:03 PM

Eurowings cancels more than 170 flights due to 3-day strike

The flight attendants' union called the strike in dispute over part-time work.
December 29, 2019, 5:03 PM
December 27, 2019, 7:02 PM

12 dead after plane carrying 98 people crashes seconds after takeoff from Kazakhstan airport

Twelve people were killed early Friday morning when a commercial airplane carrying 98 people crashed seconds after takeoff from an airport in Kazakhstan.
December 27, 2019, 7:02 PM
12 dead after plane crashes seconds after takeoff from Kazakhstan airport
December 27, 2019, 8:25 AM

Plane crashes during takeoff from Kazakhstan airport

At least 14 people were killed after a plane carrying 98 people crashed during takeoff in Kazakhstan, authorities say.
December 27, 2019, 8:25 AM
Plane crashes during takeoff from Kazakhstan airport
December 26, 2019, 6:14 PM

Court: Airline's workers can't sue as class in pay dispute

A federal appeals court has ruled American Airlines workers at Newark's airport who claim they've been shorted on overtime pay can't sue as a class
December 26, 2019, 6:14 PM
Airline's workers can't sue as class in pay dispute: Court
1 month ago

Airlines are trading watch towers for virtual screens to control taxiway traffic

Ramp control towers may soon be traded for virtual towers, where operators in a screen-filled airport room away from the tarmac can direct traffic on the taxiway.
1 month ago
Airlines are trading watch towers for virtual screens to control taxiway traffic
1 month ago

Airlines are trading watch towers for virtual screens to control taxiway traffic

In Houston, United Airlines has launched its own virtual ramp control tower to quickly move passengers aboard their planes to and from the taxiway.
1 month ago
Airlines are trading watch towers for virtual screens to control taxiway traffic
1 month ago

Police: Elderly passenger dies aboard Atlanta-bound flight

Police say an elderly passenger died aboard a Spirit Airlines flight traveling from Las Vegas to Atlanta on Christmas Eve
1 month ago
Police: Elderly passenger dies aboard Atlanta-bound flight
1 month ago

American Airlines now offering non-binary booking options for passengers

American Airlines is now the second U.S. carrier to offer non-binary gender options to passengers during the booking process.
1 month ago
American Airlines now offering non-binary booking options for passengers
1 month ago

Class action lawsuit claims Frontier Airlines mishandled cases of in-flight sexual assault

Class action lawsuit filed against Frontier Airlines for mishandling cases of in-flight sexual assault.
1 month ago
Lawsuit claims Frontier Airlines mishandled in-flight sexual assault
1 month ago

Qantas aircraft evacuated in Sydney after smoke fills cabin

Passengers on a Qantas flight from Sydney to Perth have used slides to evacuate the Airbus A330 after it was forced to return as the cabin filled with smoke
1 month ago
1 month ago

How an ugly holiday sweater can get passengers priority boarding on this airline

Alaska Airlines announced it will give travelers wearing a holiday sweater priority boarding on Dec. 20 for one day only.
1 month ago
How an ugly holiday sweater can get passengers priority boarding
1 month ago

Restaurant serving only in-flight meals opens in Asia

Have you ever had airline food that was so good that you just wished you could get it any time you wanted? Well, now you can.
1 month ago
Airline opens restaurant serving only in-flight meals
2 months ago

Plane forced to land after Florida woman allegedly fakes medical issue to get bigger seat

A flight from Pensacola, Florida to Miami was forced to land after a woman allegedly faked a medical emergency mid-flight in an attempt to get a bigger seat.
2 months ago
Plane forced to land after woman allegedly fakes medical issue to get bigger seat
2 months ago

Plane makes scary landing in Colombia

Sparks flew after of a passenger jet’s landing gear collapsed on the runway, tilting the plane to one side. No injuries were reported.
2 months ago
Plane makes scary landing in Colombia
2 months ago

Passenger jet seen spewing fire after takeoff

The flight from Los Angeles to the Philippines was forced to make an emergency landing shortly after takeoff as flames shot out of an engine.
2 months ago
Passenger jet seen spewing fire after takeoff
2 months ago

Philippine Airlines' Boeing jet reports engine failure

Flight 113 landed safely after the aircraft was seen spewing flames from one its engines shortly after takeoff in Los Angeles.
2 months ago
Philippine Airlines' Boeing jet reports engine failure
2 months ago

New report on midair tragedy aboard Southwest flight

Federal safety officials are recommending Boeing redesign thousands of jets after a woman was partially sucked out a window in 2018.
2 months ago
New report on midair tragedy aboard Southwest flight
2 months ago

Smoking luggage causes scare as passengers board Southwest flight

Flight attendants put the back, which had been carrying some type of electronics, into a fire-containment bag; passengers were put on another plane.
2 months ago
Smoking luggage causes scare as passengers board Southwest flight
2 months ago

Airbus nails $30B in new plane orders at Dubai Airshow

Airbus nails down $30 billion in new plane orders on 2nd day of Dubai Airshow after previous rounds saw Boeing take lion’s share of deals
2 months ago
Emirates announces order for 50 Airbus A350s worth $16B
2 months ago

2 private jets tangled up at Texas airport

A source told ABC News that the second aircraft had just arrived from San Jose, California, and was taxiing on the ramp when it accidentally thrusted and hit a parked plane.
2 months ago
2 private jets tangled up at Texas airport
2 months ago

US small plane crash fatalities increased in 2018, NTSB says

The number of people killed in plane crashes in the U.S. increased by about 13% in 2018, according to data released by the National Transportation Safety Board.
2 months ago
US small plane crash fatalities increased in 2018, NTSB says
2 months ago

Hawaiian Airlines celebrates its 90th anniversary with a flight back in time

The footage of the original flight is incredible.
2 months ago
Hawaiian Airlines celebrates its 90th anniversary with a flight back in time
3 months ago

Thai Airways chairman resigns as company struggles

Thai Airways' chairman resigns following departure of other top executives, worries over financial crisis
3 months ago
3 months ago

Southwest denies pilots livestreamed aircraft lavatory, calling it 'inappropriate' attempt at humor

Renee Steinaker is suing Southwest Airlines, saying she was told to be quiet about two pilots livestreaming a plane lavatory.
3 months ago
Camera in plane lavatory 'inappropriate' attempt at humor: Southwest
3 months ago

Southwest denies camera in plane lavatory amid lawsuit

A flight attendant is suing the airline and accusing two pilots of invading her privacy and the privacy of the aircraft’s passengers in 2017.
3 months ago
Southwest denies camera in plane lavatory amid lawsuit
3 months ago

Southwest Airlines denies allegation that pilots hid a camera in an airplane restroom

Flight attendant Renee Steinaker is filing a lawsuit claiming she made the discovery when she went into the cockpit during a 2017 flight from Pittsburgh to Phoenix.
3 months ago
Southwest Airlines denies allegation that pilots hid a camera in an airplane restroom
3 months ago

Flight attendant files lawsuit against airline alleging retaliation

She claims in her lawsuit that the airline retaliated against her when she complained about pilots allegedly streaming video of passengers using the bathroom.
3 months ago
Flight attendant files lawsuit against airline alleging retaliation
3 months ago

Lawsuit: Southwest pilots streamed video from bathroom cam

Southwest flight attendant alleges pilots had in-cockpit iPad streaming video.
3 months ago
Pilots sued for hidden bathroom cam on airplane
3 months ago

Indonesian aviation authority releases report on the Lion Air crash, citing defective sensors

Indonesia's National Transportation Safety Committee released a report Friday on the causes of the Oct. 29, 2018, crash that left 189 people on board dead.
3 months ago
Indonesian aviation authority releases report on the Lion Air crash
3 months ago

4 American Airlines flight attendants arrested for money laundering

The flight attendants face money laundering charges after at least three of them were allegedly caught by customs officials smuggling more than $20,000 into the United States.
3 months ago
4 American Airlines flight attendants arrested for money laundering
3 months ago

2 crew members, passenger overcome by fumes on flight

A pilot aboard the American Airlines plane flying from London to Philadelphia radioed that a cleaning product had spilled and the fumes were too strong for some.
3 months ago
2 crew members, passenger overcome by fumes on flight
3 months ago

Alaska Airlines flight overshoots runway

The twin-engine Alaska Airlines flight stopped just short of plunging into the waters of Unalaska Bay.
3 months ago
Alaska Airlines flight overshoots runway
3 months ago

Retiring pilot, on his last flight, gives his wings to toddler traveling internationally for 1st time

American Airlines Captain Joe Weis gave his pilot's wings pin to 2-year-old Ki Klitenick during Weis' final flight from Madrid to Miami.
3 months ago
Pilot on last flight of his career gives flight wings to 2-year-old
3 months ago

Union calls on Lufthansa cabin crew to strike on Sunday

A union is calling on cabin crew at German airline Lufthansa to walk off the job for five hours next weekend in a long-running dispute over pay and the union's status
3 months ago
Union calls on Lufthansa cabin crew to strike on Sunday
3 months ago

Southwest grounds 2 planes after finding cracks in key part

Southwest has grounded two Boeing jets after finding cracks in a part that connects wings to the fuselage
3 months ago
Airline grounds 2 planes after finding cracks in key part
3 months ago

Flight attendant may have exposed passengers on several flights to Hepatitis A: CDC

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed that a flight attendant had hepatitis A, exposing passengers on several flights to the disease.
3 months ago
Flight attendant may have exposed passengers to Hepatitis A: CDC
3 months ago

Airline employees fired, arrested after punches thrown on jetway

A man and woman employed by Republic Airways who got into a fight at Denver International Airport in September have both been charged with assault.
3 months ago
Airline employees fired, arrested after punches thrown on jetway
3 months ago

2 airline crew members seen fighting on airport surveillance

Republic Airways said the man and the woman seen on footage from the Denver airport had been fired. Both also were arrested.
3 months ago
2 airline crew members seen fighting on airport surveillance