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June 4, 2024 at 12:00 AM

3 injured after hot air balloon strikes power lines: FAA

Three people were seriously injured when their hot air balloon struck power lines and caught on fire before crashing into a field in Indiana, authorities said.
June 4, 2024 at 12:00 AM
Three people were seriously injured when their hot air balloon struck power lines and caught on fire before crashing into a field in Indiana, authorities said.
2 months ago

FAA probing close call between plane and air tower

The FAA is investigating after a Southwest flight veered off course and came extremely close to the control tower as it made its second attempt to land at LaGuardia Airport.
2 months ago
VIDEO: FAA probing close call between plane and air tower
2 months ago

Total solar eclipse could cause air travel delays: FAA

A total solar eclipse set to deliver a stunning display in the sky on April 8 could be trouble for air travelers and pilots due to possible flight delays, the FAA said.
2 months ago
A man takes a picture of a partial solar eclipse in San Salvador.
3 months ago

FAA to evaluate United Airlines safety

The Federal Aviation Administration is stepping up its oversight of United Airlines after a string of incidents.
3 months ago
VIDEO: FAA to evaluate United Airlines safety
3 months ago

FAA uncovers safety concerns with Boeing: Report

The New York Times reported Boeing failed 33 of the 89 audits conducted by the Federal Aviation Administration.
3 months ago
VIDEO: FAA uncovers safety concerns with Boeing: Report
4 months ago

FAA investigating Jet Blue collision at Boston airport

The wing of one JetBlue plane clipped the tail of another JetBlue plane while on the de-icing pad, officials said.
4 months ago
VIDEO: FAA investigating Jet Blue collision at Boston airport
5 months ago

FAA recommends Boeing door plugs inspections after Alaska Airlines incident

The Federal Aviation Administration is recommending carriers operating the Boeing 737-900ER model "visually inspect mid-exit door plugs to ensure the door is properly secured."
5 months ago
VIDEO: FAA recommends Boeing door plugs inspections after Alaska Airlines incident
5 months ago

FAA recommends airlines inspect door plugs on another Boeing model

Weeks after a mid-cabin door plug fell off during the ascent of an Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 Max 9, the FAA is recommending flight operators check another model.
5 months ago
In this file photo, Alaska Airlines planes are shown parked at gates at sunrise, March 1, 2021, at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle, Washington.
5 months ago

'Softball size hole' found above Boeing cargo plane engine after emergency landing

Federal officials are investigating after an Atlas Air Boeing 747 cargo plane experienced an engine failure soon after departing from Miami International Airport.
5 months ago
This image taken from video provided by Melanie Adaros shows sparks shooting from a cargo plane before making an emergency landing at Miami International Airport, Jan. 18, 2024, in Miami.
5 months ago

FAA to increase oversight of Boeing production

The FAA is promising tighter oversight of Boeing production following the in-flight blowout of a door plug on that Alaska Airlines flight a week ago.
5 months ago
VIDEO: FAA to increase oversight of Boeing production
5 months ago

FAA investigating Alaska Airlines plane after in-air incident

The FAA is grounding some 737 Max 9 Jets after a door plug blew out of a flight Friday night.
5 months ago
VIDEO: FAA investigating Alaska Airlines plane after in-air incident
6 months ago

FAA to reexamine rules on mental health treatment in aviation industry

Pilots, flight attendants and experts met during a summit to discuss challenges and barriers that aviation professionals face to receiving care for mental health issues.
6 months ago
VIDEO: FAA to reexamine rules on mental health treatment in aviation industry
6 months ago

FAA looks to require black boxes record 25 hours of data

The U.S. will move to require new planes to be equipped with cockpit voice recorders to capture 25 hours of information.
6 months ago
The U.S. will move to require new planes to be equipped with cockpit voice recorders to capture 25 hours of information.
6 months ago

FAA looks to require black boxes record 25 hours of data

The U.S. will move to require new planes to be equipped with cockpit voice recorders to capture 25 hours of information.
6 months ago
In this Sept. 7, 2018, file photo, flight recorders at the laboratory at the headquarters of the Office of Investigation and Analysis in Le Bourget, north of Paris.
7 months ago

NTSB and FAA investigate plane crash in Plano, Texas

The 87-year-old pilot was killed when the plane slammed into a shopping center.
7 months ago
VIDEO: NTSB and FAA investigate plane crash in Plano, Texas
8 months ago

FAA investigating dangerous close call between 2 passenger jets over Oregon

The dangerous close call in midair is now under investigation by the FAA after two passenger jets came within several hundred feet of each other.
8 months ago
VIDEO: FAA investigating dangerous close call between 2 passenger jets over Oregon
8 months ago

FAA, NTSB investigating Utah plane crash that killed North Dakota senator

The single-engine Piper PA-23 crashed around 8:20 p.m. PT on Sunday shortly after taking off from Canyonlands Regional Airport, according to the FAA.
8 months ago
Photo taken August 18, 2013 shows the state Capitol building of North Dakota at Bismarck.
8 months ago

FAA, NTSB investigating Utah plane crash that killed state senator

North Dakota state Sen. Doug Larsen and members of his family were killed in the crash.
8 months ago
North Dakota state Sen. Doug Larsen and members of his family were killed in the crash.
9 months ago

Buttigieg: Shutdown would hamper efforts to address air traffic controller shortage

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg says a government shutdown would come at the "wrong moment" as the FAA works to train new controllers.
9 months ago
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg says a government shutdown would come at the "wrong moment" as the FAA works to train new controllers.
1 year ago

Thousands of flights canceled, United CEO partially blames FAA again

Airlines have canceled more than 5,400 flights since Saturday in the U.S.
1 year ago
A United Airlines plane takes off from San Francisco International Airport (SFO) in San Francisco, June 21, 2023.
1 year ago

FAA investigating Minneapolis runway close call

The agency said an American Airlines flight was ordered to abort its landing, because a Delta plane was still on the runway.
1 year ago
VIDEO: FAA investigating Minneapolis runway close call
1 year ago

ABC News exclusive: FAA giving airports more than $100M to prevent runway incursions

More than $100 million will go to airports across the country to reduce potential runway incursions, the FAA said Monday
1 year ago
1 year ago

FAA flags growing number of bird strike attacks

Four bird strikes involving passenger jets have taken place in the last 24 hours in Texas.
1 year ago
VIDEO: FAA flags growing number of bird strike attacks
1 year ago

FAA issues warning to airlines in wake of close calls

The FAA is urging “continued vigilance” from all airline and airport employees on the heels of at least seven reported close calls at American airports.
1 year ago
VIDEO: FAA issues warning to airlines in wake of close calls
1 year ago

After close calls, FAA to consider requiring airplane black boxes to record 25 hours

The Federal Aviation Administration says it will work to require all cockpit voice recorders (CVRs), often called black boxes, to capture 25 hours of information
1 year ago
1 year ago

Acting FAA chief testifies on safety, concerns about close calls

ABC News’ Jay O’Brien and Sam Sweeney break down testimony from Acting Federal Aviation Administration Administrator Billy Nolen, after high-profile close calls and unruly passengers.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Acting FAA chief testifies on safety, concerns about close calls
1 year ago

Acting head of FAA set to testify before Congress

He will address the recent string of recent near-misses on runways.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Acting head of FAA set to testify before Congress
1 year ago

FAA investigating another close call between jets

A Learjet took off without clearance from air traffic control in Boston just as a JetBlue flight was preparing to land on an intersecting runway.
1 year ago
VIDEO: FAA investigating another close call between jets
1 year ago

FAA investigating close call at Burbank Airport

Authorities say a Mesa Airlines flight had to break off its landing after an air traffic controller cleared a Sky West plane for takeoff on the same runway at the same time.
1 year ago
VIDEO: FAA investigating close call at Burbank Airport
1 year ago

FAA launches review after recent airline close calls

The head of the Federal Aviation Administration told Congress that the nation's aviation system can "absolutely" be better.
1 year ago
VIDEO: FAA launches review after recent airline close calls
1 year ago

FAA launches safety review as acting chief faces lawmakers over recent incidents

The hearing comes after several close calls involving U.S. jetliners.
1 year ago
The hearing comes after several close calls involving U.S. jetliners.
1 year ago

FAA launches safety review as acting chief faces lawmakers over recent problems

Federal Aviation Administration Acting Administrator Billy Nolen faced the Senate Commerce Committee Wednesday about recent aviation problems.
1 year ago
Billy Nolen, acting administrator, Federal Aviation Administration, testifies before a Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee hearing in Washington, Feb. 15, 2023.
1 year ago

FAA says 'unintentionally deleted files' led to nationwide ground stop

Last week's computer system outage appears to have been the result of "unintentionally deleted files," the FAA said Thursday.
1 year ago
A traveler looks at a flight information board at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Arlington, Virginia, on Jan. 11, 2023, as thousands of flights were cancelled or delayed due to an issue with the Federal Aviation Administration's Notice to Air Missions (NOTAM) system.
1 year ago

FAA investigating near collision at JFK Airport

A Delta airline pilot slammed the brakes as the jet sped down the runway after an American Airlines plane crossed its path.
1 year ago
VIDEO: FAA investigating near collision at JFK Airport
1 year ago

FAA meltdown

The agency is blaming a corrupt file for forcing the grounding of hundreds of domestic flights. ABC News’ Justin Finch has more on the fallout.
1 year ago
VIDEO:  FAA meltdown
1 year ago

Airports in chaos as computer glitch shuts flights down

The FAA ordered a temporary nationwide pause on all domestic departures following a computer failure that impacted flights around the country.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Airports in chaos as computer glitch shuts flights down
1 year ago

FAA computer outage triggers nationwide travel nightmare

ABC News transportation correspondent Gio Benitez and former pilot John Nance explain what sparked the FAA computer issue, why it failed and how passengers can get refunded.
1 year ago
VIDEO: FAA computer outage triggers nationwide travel nightmare
2 years ago

FAA investigating aborted Blue Origin launch

The FAA said it is looking into what caused a Blue Origin launch to trigger the capsule escape system a minute into the flight. No humans were aboard the rocket during the incident.
2 years ago
VIDEO: FAA investigating aborted Blue Origin launch
2 years ago

FAA investigating after 2 planes have close call

The FAA is investigating after two planes had a close call over one of the busiest airports in the country.
2 years ago
Control tower of the Orlando International Airport, on June 27, 2017.
2 years ago

FAA gets more than 57,000 applicants for air traffic control jobs

The agency says it has received 57,956 applications for this year's 1,500 open air traffic controller positions, but some critics say the agency isn't hiring fast enough.
2 years ago
In this Jan. 12, 2019, file photo, an airplane flies past the tower where air traffic controllers work at Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C.
2 years ago

FAA seeks feedback on airplane seat sizes

The FAA will then use the comments to create a new standard minimum for airplane seat sizes, it said.
2 years ago
Seats in the emergency exit row of a airplane are seen in an undated stock photo.
2 years ago

FAA asks for the public’s help deciding new minimum seat requirement

The federal government is asking for feedback as it gets ready to update its standards.
2 years ago
VIDEO: FAA asks for the public’s help deciding new minimum seat requirement
2 years ago

FAA revokes certificates for pilots in failed Red Bull plane swap: 'Reckless'

The Federal Aviation Administration revoked pilot certificates for Luke Aikins and Andy Farrington after a Red Bull-sponsored plane swap and crash in Arizona.
2 years ago
Pilot Luke Aikins is seen successfully entering the silver plane, during the Red Bull Plane Swap in Eloy, Ariz., on April 24, 2022.
2 years ago

FAA makes 'zero tolerance' policy for unruly passengers permanent

While the mask mandate on public transportation has been lifted, the FAA's zero-tolerance policy against unruly passengers is here to stay.
2 years ago
Travelers with and without face masks navigate through the domestic terminal of the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport after Biden's administration announced that it will no longer enforce a U.S. mask mandate on public transportation, following a Florida court ruling, in Atlanta, April 19, 2022.
2 years ago

FAA issued ground stop for several West coast airports

The ground stop only lasted less than 15 minutes, but some said it could have been related to a reported missile launch by North Korea.
2 years ago
VIDEO: FAA issued ground stop for several West coast airports
3 years ago

FAA mandates inspections of Boeing 737 switches that could pose safety risk

FAA mandates inspections of Boeing 737 switches that could pose safety risk.
3 years ago
A Boeing 737-800 Nextgen is pictured after landing at Don Muang International Airport in Bangkok, Sep. 10, 2018.
3 years ago

NTSB speaks out after airplane engine failure

The agency's preliminary investigation from the incident shows evidence of metal fatigue, while the U.K. announces it will ban 777s with a Pratt and Whitney engine from flying into its airspace.
3 years ago
VIDEO: NTSB speaks out after airplane engine failure
3 years ago

FAA takes action after airplane's engine falls apart mid-flight

Passengers aboard United Flight 328 are speaking out after the terrifying incident aboard a Boeing 777 over the weekend, triggering an NTSB investigation and leading to more grounded planes.
3 years ago
VIDEO: FAA takes action after airplane's engine falls apart mid-flight
4 years ago

FAA issues emergency inspections of 737 planes

Boeing 737 aircrafts parked more than a week, including nearly 2,000 planes, will be inspected due to reports of engines shutting down.
4 years ago
VIDEO: FAA issues emergency inspections of 737 planes
5 years ago

FAA conducting tests on airplane evacuations

The tests are looking into whether the amount of legroom on an airplane affects how quickly passengers can evacuate during an emergency.
5 years ago
VIDEO: FAA conducting tests on airplane evacuations