Aviation safety and security

National Transportation Safety Committee investigator Nurcahyo Utomo holds a model of an airplane during a press conference on the committee's preliminary findings on their investigation on the crash of Lion Air flight 610, in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018. Black box data collected from their crashed Boeing 737 MAX 8 show Lion Air pilots struggled to maintain control as the aircraft's automatic safety system repeatedly pushed the plane's nose down, according to a preliminary investigation into last month's disaster. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)
November 29, 2018 - 5:02 pm
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Investigators of the Oct. 29 crash of a Lion Air flight into the Java Sea say the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft was deemed airworthy when it made its final takeoff from Jakarta. The officials summoned reporters Thursday to clarify comments made at a news conference the day...
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National Transportation Safety Committee investigator Nurcahyo Utomo holds a model of an airplane during a press conference on the committee's preliminary findings on their investigation on the crash of Lion Air flight 610, in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018. Black box data collected from their crashed Boeing 737 MAX 8 show Lion Air pilots struggled to maintain control as the aircraft's automatic safety system repeatedly pushed the plane's nose down, according to a preliminary investigation into last month's disaster. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)
November 28, 2018 - 4:14 pm
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Pilots fought against an automated system that pitched a Boeing jetliner's nose down repeatedly because of a faulty sensor until they finally lost control and plunged into the Java Sea last month, Indonesian investigators said Wednesday. At a news conference, safety...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018, file photo, navy personnel carry the remains of a victim of Lion Air jet that crashed into the sea at the Tanjung Priok Port in Jakarta, Indonesia. Boeing Co. says it has issued a safety bulletin that reiterates guidelines on how pilots should respond to erroneous data from an "angle of attack" sensor following last week's crash of a Boeing plane in Indonesia that killed 189 people. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana, File)
November 07, 2018 - 9:14 pm
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration issued an emergency airworthiness directive on how to handle erroneous data from a sensor that investigators believe malfunctioned on a new Boeing jet that plunged into the sea in Indonesia, killing all 189 people on board. The...
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A relative of passengers prays as she and others wait for news on a Lion Air plane that crashed off Java Island at Depati Amir Airport in Pangkal Pinang, Indonesia Monday, Oct. 29, 2018. Indonesia disaster agency says that the Lion Air Boeing 737-800 plane crashed into sea shortly after it left Indonesia's capital Monday morning. (AP Photo/Hadi Sutrisno)
October 29, 2018 - 5:48 am
KARAWANG, Indonesia (AP) — A Lion Air plane crashed into the sea just minutes after taking off from Indonesia's capital on Monday, likely killing all 189 people on board, in a blow to the country's aviation safety record after the lifting of bans on its airlines by the European Union and U.S. The...
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Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi, left, attends a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018. (Sergei Ilnitsky/Pool Photo via AP)
October 16, 2018 - 12:32 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Egypt's president urged Russia on Tuesday to resume direct flights to Egyptian resorts as he discussed ways to bolster ties with Russian officials and lawmakers. Moscow suspended the flights after a bomb planted by the Islamic State group brought a Russian passenger plane down over...
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FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2107 file photo, the air traffic control tower is in sight as a plane takes off from San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco. Aviation-safety officials say a close call last year highlights the need for faster reporting of dangerous incidents before evidence is lost. The National Transportation Safety Board issued a final report Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018 on the July 2017 close call in which an Air Canada jet nearly crashed into planes lined up on the ground at San Francisco International Airport. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
October 11, 2018 - 6:26 pm
Aviation-safety officials say a close call last year points out the need for faster reporting of dangerous incidents before evidence is lost. The National Transportation Safety Board issued a final report Thursday on the incident in which an Air Canada jet nearly crashed into planes lined up on the...
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Passengers wait in a hall of terminal 1 of the Frankfurt, Germany, Airport, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018 after parts of a terminal were evaucated over concerns that at least one person may have entered the facility's security area unchecked. (Boris Roessler/dpa via AP)
August 07, 2018 - 10:38 am
BERLIN (AP) — Police evacuated part of a terminal at Germany's busiest airport Tuesday after a security official mistakenly allowed a French family that hadn't completed required security checks into a secure area. Federal police stopped flights from boarding and kept passengers out of area A of...
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August 01, 2018 - 7:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The TSA is considering ending screening of passengers at smaller airports across the country to focus security efforts at the largest airports. It is unclear how advanced the proposal is and whether it will ever be adopted. Still, aviation-security experts reacted with alarm,...
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