Aviation accidents and incidents

Merdian Agustin family of a victim of the Lion Air jet that crashed into the Java Sea talks to journalists during a press conference in Jakarta, Monday, April 8, 2019. More families of victims of the Lion Air crash in Indonesia are suing Boeing Co. after its chief executive apologized last week and said a software update for the MAX 8 jet would prevent further disasters. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)
April 08, 2019 - 8:38 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — More families of victims of the Lion Air crash in Indonesia are suing Boeing Co. after its chief executive apologized and said a software update for the MAX 8 jet would prevent further disasters. Family members and lawyers said Monday that CEO Dennis Muilenburg's comment...
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FILE - In this March 11, 2019, file photo, wreckage is piled at the crash scene of an Ethiopian Airlines flight crash near Bishoftu, Ethiopia. Pilots of the Ethiopian Airlines flight encountered problems with their new Boeing jetliner from nearly the moment they roared down the runway and took off. A preliminary report on Thursday, April 4, 2019, by Ethiopian investigators reveals a minute-by-minute narrative of the gripping and confusing scene in the cockpit. (AP Photo/Mulugeta Ayene, File)
April 05, 2019 - 2:35 pm
From nearly the moment they roared down the runway and took off in their new Boeing jetliner, the pilots of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 encountered problems with the plane. Almost immediately, a device called a stick shaker began vibrating the captain's control column, warning him that the plane...
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FILE - In this Friday May 13, 1994 file photo a boy who survived a massacre at the Rwandan village of Karubamba rests on his crutches on at a hospital in nearby Gahini, Rwanda. The boy's leg was injured by a machete during the April massacre in Karubamba. Nobody lives here anymore. Not the expectant mothers huddled outside the maternity clinic, not the families squeezed into the church, not the man who lies rotting in a schoolroom beneath a chalkboard map of Africa. (AP Photo/Jean-Marc Bouju, File)
April 05, 2019 - 7:23 am
KARUBAMBA, Rwanda (AP) — This story was first published on May 13, 1994 when AP journalist Mark Fritz reported on the Rwandan genocide, for which he won a Pulitzer prize. We are reprinting the story now to mark the 25th anniversary of the plane crash on April 6 that triggered the genocide. ___...
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FILE - In this Wednesday March 13, 2019 file photo, a family member reacts at the scene where the Ethiopian Airlines jet crashed near Bishoftu, in Ethiopia, just after taking off from Addis Ababa on March 10, killing all 157 on board. A preliminary report finds that the crew of the Ethiopian Airlines jet that crashed last month performed all the procedures recommended by Boeing but could not control the plane. (AP Photo/Mulugeta Ayene, File)
April 04, 2019 - 3:52 pm
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The Latest on the reactions to the preliminary report issued by the Ethiopian government on the March 10 crash of the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8 jet shortly after takeoff which killed all 157 people on board. (all times local): ___ 11:45 p.m. Boeing's stock...
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FILE - In this Wednesday March 13, 2019 file photo, a grieving relative who lost his wife in the plane crash is helped by a member of security forces and others near Bishoftu, in Ethiopia, at the scene where the Ethiopian Airlines jet crashed just after taking off from Addis Ababa on March 10, killing all 157 on board. A preliminary report finds that the crew of the Ethiopian Airlines jet that crashed last month performed all the procedures recommended by Boeing but could not control the plane. (AP Photo/Mulugeta Ayene, File)
April 04, 2019 - 9:04 am
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The pilots of a doomed Ethiopian Airlines jet followed all of Boeing's recommended procedures when the plane started to nose dive but still couldn't save it, according to findings from a preliminary report released Thursday by the Ethiopian government. The plane crashed...
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FILE - In this March 11, 2019, file photo, rescuers work at the scene of an Ethiopian Airlines flight crash near Bishoftu, Ethiopia. A published report says pilots of an Ethiopian airliner that crashed followed Boeing’s emergency steps for dealing with a sudden nose-down turn but couldn’t regain control. (AP Photo/Mulugeta Ayene, File)
April 03, 2019 - 4:42 pm
Pilots of an airliner that crashed last month in Ethiopia initially followed Boeing's emergency steps by disconnecting a system that can force the nose of the plane down, but they could not regain control. Data from the plane indicates that the pilots then broke from Boeing recommendations by...
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FILE - In this March 14, 2019, file photo, a worker walks next to a Boeing 737 MAX 8 airplane parked at Boeing Field in Seattle. U.S. aviation regulators said Monday, April 1, Boeing needs more time to finish changes in a flight-control system suspected of playing a role in two deadly crashes. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
April 01, 2019 - 7:44 pm
Boeing and U.S. aviation regulators say the company needs more time to finish changes in a flight-control system suspected of playing a role in two deadly crashes. The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday it anticipates Boeing's final software improvements for 737 Max airliners "in the...
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The propellor and other debris of a small plane lies in an asparagus field in the village Erzhausen near Frankfurt, Germany, Monday, April 1, 2019. Russian airline S7 Group said co-owner Natalia Fileva was aboard the single-engine, six-seat Epic LT aircraft that crashed and burned on Sunday, March 31, 2019, in a field as it approached the small airport at Egelsbach near Frankfurt. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
April 01, 2019 - 10:00 am
BERLIN (AP) — German authorities on Monday recovered the bodies of three people, including one of Russia's richest women, who were killed in a small plane crash near Frankfurt a day earlier. Russian airline S7 Group said co-owner Natalia Fileva was aboard the single-engine, six-seat Epic LT...
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In this April 17, 2017 photo released by U.S. Marine Corps, an AH-1Z Viper prepares to land at the Chocolate Mountain Aerial Gunnery Range, Calif. A statement from the Marine Corps Air Station posted on Facebook Saturday, March 31, 2019, says two pilots have died on an AH-1Z Viper helicopter crash, while conducting a routine training mission near Yuma, Ariz. The accident occurred at about 8:45 p.m. Saaturday. (Cpl. Harley Robinson/U.S. Marine Corps via AP)
March 31, 2019 - 6:44 pm
YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — U.S. Marine Corps officials are investigating after two pilots died in a helicopter crash during a training mission in southwestern Arizona. A statement from the Marine Corps Air Station says the crash of the AH-1Z Viper occurred at about 8:45 p.m. Saturday. A spokesman for the...
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March 31, 2019 - 5:08 pm
U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer wants Boeing to be removed from a Federal Aviation Administration rulemaking committee as investigations deepen into both the company and regulator's role in two deadline airline crashes. Senate Democratic Leader Schumer said that Boeing should be suspended from the...
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