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Cops: Guy Swiped Plane in Vegas, Went for a Ride

Police say suspect landed stolen private aircraft on road outside California airport, then ran

(Newser) - An Idaho man was arrested after allegedly stealing a plane from a North Las Vegas hangar, flying it over 100 miles into southern California, and eventually landing on a road outside the Barstow airport and running into a desert area after officers inquired about the aircraft, the AP reports. The...

Air Force: We've Found Wreckage of Downed Osprey

Divers discover aircraft debris, crew remains off southwestern Japan after crash last week

(Newser) - US and Japanese divers have discovered wreckage and remains of crew members from a US Air Force Osprey aircraft that crashed last week off southwestern Japan, the Air Force announced Monday. The CV-22 Osprey carrying eight American personnel crashed Wednesday off Yakushima island during a training mission. The body of...

Another Osprey Has Gone Down, This Time Off Japan

At least one is dead, 5 missing after US military aircraft crashes near Yakushima Island

(Newser) - A US Osprey has crashed off the coast of Japan, killing at least one of the six people on board. Per CNN , the Japanese coast guard first received word of the aircraft's accident, which took place near Yakushima Island in the southern Kagoshima prefecture, shortly before 3pm local time...

Marines Aircraft That Went Down in Australia Has Crash History

8 US troops remain in Aussie hospital after weekend accident that killed 3 of their colleagues

(Newser) - Eight US Marines remained in a hospital in the Australian north coast city of Darwin on Monday after they were injured in a fiery crash of a tilt-rotor aircraft that killed three of their colleagues on an island. All 20 survivors were flown from Melville Island, 50 miles south, to...

Pilot Thought Dead Co-Pilot Was Joking

Instructor had heart attack soon after take-off

(Newser) - A pilot in England whose co-pilot died shortly after take-off thought the man was joking and didn't realize the truth until after landing, investigators say. According to a report from the UK’s Air Accidents Investigation Branch, the pilot had planned to fly a Piper PA-28 light aircraft from...

Pentagon Intros Secret New Bomber: 'Won't Really See It'

B-21 Raider is first US stealth warplane of its kind in more than 30 years, meant to combat China

(Newser) - America's newest nuclear stealth bomber is making its public debut after years of secret development and as part of the Pentagon's answer to rising concerns over a future conflict with China. The B-21 Raider is the first new American bomber aircraft in more than 30 years, per the...

All-Electric Plane 'Makes Aviation History'

Prototype 'flew and handled wonderfully,' test pilot says

(Newser) - A prototype, all-electric airplane took its first flight Tuesday morning in central Washington state. If the Federal Aviation Administration eventually certifies the small airplane to carry passengers, it could become the first all-electric commercial airplane, the Seattle Times reports. The plane, built by startup Eviation, was built to carry nine...

4 Marines Die in Crash in California
Another Osprey Crash
Takes Lives of 5 Marines

Another Osprey Crash Takes Lives of 5 Marines

MV-22B Osprey went down in California desert

(Newser) - (This summary has been updated to reflect the death of the fifth Marine.) Five Marines were killed after an Osprey aircraft crashed in the Southern California desert, a military official said Thursday, one day after the accident. The MV-22B Osprey was carrying the five Marines when it went down...

Ryanair CEO Has Some (Bleeped) Words for Boeing

Michael O'Leary is fed up with delays

(Newser) - It might be a bit of an understatement to say Ryanair is not happy about the delays it's experiencing with the planes it's ordered from Boeing. In what CNN describes as a "scathing," "expletive-ridden," "obscenity-laden" tirade Monday, the discount airline's CEO, Michael...

Boeing 737 Max Test Pilot Indicted on Fraud Charges
Boeing 737 Max Test Pilot
Found Not Guilty 

Boeing 737 Max Test Pilot Found Not Guilty

Prosecutors accused Mark Forkner of withholding 'critical information' from FAA

(Newser) - Update: Mark A. Forkner, a former Boeing test pilot, was acquitted Wednesday of four counts of wire fraud by a Texas jury, the AP reports. Prosecutors said Forkner, the chief technical pilot for the development of the 737 Max, lied to the FAA about how much pilot training would be...

FAA Brings in Smoother Landings at 42 Airports

New procedure cuts noise, emissions

(Newser) - Passengers at 42 American airports, including Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and Miami International Airport, might have noticed smoother landings in 2021. The Federal Aviation Administration has altered how planes land at those airports and it plans to bring the change to other airports, including New York's LaGuardia, in 2022....

Electric Plane Crosses Strait for First Time

New Zealand pilot had power left over

(Newser) - As he made history by becoming the first person to fly across New Zealand's Cook Strait in an electric plane, Gary Freedman thought it only fitting that the first thing he saw when approaching the Wellington coastline was the rotating blade of a wind turbine producing renewable energy. Freedman'...

Cops: Suicidal Teen Tried to Crash Alaska Plane
Teen Asked If He Could Fly the
Plane, Then Tried to Crash It
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Teen Asked If He Could Fly the Plane, Then Tried to Crash It

State troopers say Jaden Lake-Kameroff grabbed yoke, sent plane into nosedive

(Newser) - State troopers in Alaska say a teenager on a flight Wednesday afternoon asked the pilot if he could fly the small plane—and minutes after the bizarre request was rejected, he tried to crash it. Troopers say 18-year-old Jaden Lake-Kameroff grabbed the yoke of the Cessna Caravan, sending it into...

Boeing Slashes 12K Jobs
Boeing Slashes 12K Jobs

Boeing Slashes 12K Jobs

CEO cites pandemic's 'devastating effect on the airline industry'

(Newser) - Boeing is cutting more than 12,000 jobs through layoffs and buyouts as the coronavirus pandemic seizes the travel industry. And the aircraft maker says more cuts are coming. The company, one of the nation's biggest manufacturers, said Wednesday that it will lay off 6,770 US employees this...

Plane Carrying 38 Disappears on Way to Antarctica

Chile lost contact with military aircraft

(Newser) - Chile's air force said it lost radio contact with a transport plane carrying 38 people on a flight Monday evening to one of the country's bases in Antarctica. It said the military had declared an alert and activated search and rescue teams. The C-130 Hercules carried 17 crew...

It's Supposed to Fly in Nuclear War. A Bird Took It Down
It's Supposed to Fly in Nuclear
War. A Bird Took It Down
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It's Supposed to Fly in Nuclear War. A Bird Took It Down

'Hulking' E-6B Mercury aircraft temporarily grounded after bird gets sucked into engine

(Newser) - A military "doomsday" aircraft that's supposed to serve as a command post during nuclear war got brought down by something much simpler than a nuke earlier this month: a bird. Per the Navy Times , an E-6B Mercury was trying to land at Maryland's Naval Air Station Patuxent...

At Least 7 Confirmed Dead After Crash of WWII Bomber

It was one of Connecticut's worst air disasters

(Newser) - Seven people have been confirmed dead in the crash of a World War II-era bomber in Connecticut Wednesday morning, making it one of the worst air disasters in the state's history. State public safety commissioner James Rovella says six of the 13 people on the Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress...

American Airlines Mechanic Accused of Sabotaging Plane

Feds say he did it to get more overtime

(Newser) - An American Airlines mechanic is accused of sabotaging a flight over stalled union contract negotiations. According to a criminal complaint affidavit filed in federal court, Abdul-Majeed Marouf Ahmed Alani admitted during an interview Thursday that he tampered with a navigation system on the plane so that he could collect overtime...

Fighter Jet Display Team Flies Over Wrong Festival

The yodellers were surprised but pleased

(Newser) - Visitors to a yodelling festival in Switzerland were treated to an unexpected fly-by from the country's fighter jet display team—who were flying over the wrong town. The Patrouille Suisse, the equivalent of the US Navy's Blue Angels, were supposed to be flying over a town four miles...

Pilot Safely Lands Jet With No Front Wheels
Somehow, This Plane
Landed Safely

Somehow, This Plane Landed Safely

Passenger jet in Myanmar comes down with no front wheels

(Newser) - With a less capable pilot, Flight UB103 could have been a disaster. Instead, all 89 passengers and crew escaped without injury Sunday after the Myanmar National Airlines pilot managed to land the aircraft despite a front landing gear malfunction, ABC reports. The airline says that after the front landing gear...

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