Plane crashes

In this photo taken Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, Yonas Yeshanew, who resigned as Ethiopian Airline's chief engineer this summer and is seeking asylum in the U.S., listens to a reporter's question during an interview in Seattle area. Yeshanew says in a whistleblower complaint filed with regulators that the carrier went into the maintenance records on a Boeing 737 Max jet a day after it crashed this year, a breach he contends was part of a pattern of corruption that included fabricating documents, signing off on shoddy repairs and even beating those who got out of line. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
October 07, 2019 - 8:34 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Ethiopian Airlines' former chief engineer says in a whistleblower complaint filed with regulators that the carrier went into the maintenance records on a Boeing 737 Max jet a day after it crashed this year, a breach he contends was part of a pattern of corruption that included...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, May 8, 2019 file photo, workers stand near a Boeing 737 MAX 8 jetliner being built for American Airlines prior to a test flight in Renton, Wash. The union representing Southwest Airlines pilots is suing Boeing and calling the grounded 737 Max unsafe. The Southwest Airlines Pilots Association said on Monday, Oct. 7, 2019 it filed a lawsuit against Boeing that Boeing rushed the plane into service and misled pilots by saying it was little different than previous versions of the 737. The union says those claims turned out to be false. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
October 07, 2019 - 4:05 pm
DALLAS (AP) — The union representing Southwest Airlines pilots is suing Boeing, saying its pilots are losing money because the company rushed an unsafe plane into service only to have the 737 Max grounded after two deadly crashes. The Southwest Airlines Pilots Association said in the lawsuit filed...
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FILE - In this March 11, 2019, file photo, rescuers work at the scene of an Ethiopian Airlines flight crash outside of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Ethiopian Airlines’ former chief engineer Yonas Yeshanew, who is seeking asylum in the U.S., says in a whistleblower complaint filed with regulators that the carrier went into maintenance records on a Boeing 737 Max jet after it crashed this year, a breach he contends was part of a pattern of corruption that included routinely signing off on shoddy repairs. (AP Photo/Mulugeta Ayene, File)
October 07, 2019 - 2:24 pm
Key takeaways from The Associated Press' exclusive story on a former top engineer at Ethiopian Airlines who filed a whistleblower complaint that the carrier went into maintenance records on a Boeing 737 Max jet a day after it crashed this year: — Yonas Yeshanew said in his complaint filed with...
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FILE - In this April 2, 2002, file photo, the Nine-O-Nine, a Collings Foundation B-17 Flying Fortress, flies over Thomasville, Ala., during its journey from Decatur, Ala., to Mobile, Ala. A B-17 vintage World War II-era bomber plane crashed Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, just outside New England's second-busiest airport, and a fire-and-rescue operation was underway, official said. Airport officials said the plane was associated with the Collings Foundation, an educational group that brought its "Wings of Freedom" vintage aircraft display to Bradley International Airport this week. (John David Mercer/Press-Register via AP, File)
October 04, 2019 - 6:37 pm
The roar of its four engines, the plexiglass nose, the bristling machine guns — for history buffs and aviation enthusiasts, few thrills compare with that of a flight aboard aircraft like the B-17 Flying Fortress, the World War II bomber that helped smash the Nazi war machine. "It made you feel like...
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Jennifer Homendy of the National Transportation Safety Board speaks during a news conference Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, about Wednesday's crash of a World War II-era bomber plane that crashed at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Conn. (AP Photo/Chris Ehrmann)
October 03, 2019 - 2:17 pm
WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. (AP) — The Latest on the crash of a World War II-era bomber in Connecticut (all times local): 4:50 p.m. An official from the National Transportation Safety Board says the pilot in a deadly Connecticut plane crash had more than 7,000 hours’ experience flying B-17s. The pilot,...
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In this aerial image taken from video, emergency crews respond to where a World War II-era bomber B-17 plane crashed at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Conn., Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. (WFXT Boston 25 News via AP)
October 03, 2019 - 1:02 pm
WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. (AP) — The two pilots of a B-17 bomber that crashed at a Connecticut airport were among seven people killed in the fiery wreck, officials said Thursday. The pilot was Ernest McCauley, 75, of Long Beach, California, and the co-pilot was Michael Foster, 71, of Jacksonville,...
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A Delta commercial airline plane taxis to take-off behind investigators at the wreckage of World War II-era bomber plane that crashed at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Conn., Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
October 02, 2019 - 6:35 pm
WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. (AP) — A World War II-era plane with 13 people aboard crashed and burned at the Hartford airport after encountering mechanical trouble on takeoff Wednesday, killing seven of them. The four-engine, propeller-driven B-17 bomber struggled to get into the air and slammed into a...
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In this aerial image taken from video, emergency crews respond to where a World War II-era bomber B-17 plane crashed at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Conn., Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. (WFXT Boston 25 News via AP)
October 02, 2019 - 2:34 pm
WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. (AP) — The Latest on a World War II-era bomber plane crashing outside of Bradley International Airport (all times local): 5:30 p.m. A Connecticut state official says seven people have died in the crash of a World War II-era airplane. The official was not authorized to discuss...
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File-This March 27, 2019, file photo shows Rep. David Price, D-N.C., speaking as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo appears before a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing on budget on Capitol Hill, in Washington. A key lawmaker is calling on U.S. regulators to make sure improvements in Boeing’s grounded airplane are made considering the skill of pilots around the world, not just in the United States. Rep. Price,, also said Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019, he wants assurances that the Federal Aviation Administration is reviewing its practice of delegating some work to employees of aircraft manufacturers. Price chairs a House subcommittee that approves FAA funding. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
September 25, 2019 - 4:47 pm
A key lawmaker is calling on U.S. regulators to take into consideration the skill level of pilots around the world and not just the United States when making improvements to Boeing's grounded airplane. Rep. David Price, D-N.C., also said Wednesday that he wants assurances that the Federal Aviation...
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September 18, 2019 - 4:26 am
MADRID (AP) — Spain's air force says that a student pilot and her instructor have both died when their plane crashed into the Mediterranean Sea. The air force said Wednesday that the plane was a small, two-seat propeller plane belonging to a military training academy. The crash occurred in waters...
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