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Lawsuits Over Missing Malaysia Plane Belong in Malaysia, Not U.S., Court Affirms

A U.S. appeals court on Friday upheld a lower court decision to dismiss nationwide litigation over the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in which victims’ families sought to hold the carrier, its insurer Allianz SE and Boeing Co. liable …

Update: Voice Recorder Found in Texas Plane Crash; Victims Identified

Federal investigators said that they have started analyzing the cockpit voice recorder from a small plane that struck a hangar after taking off from a suburban Dallas airport. Two crew members and eight passengers died when the Beechcraft BE-350 King …

FlyDubai CEO Defends Decision to Land Plane in Bad Weather Before Fatal Crash

FlyDubai’s top executive said conditions for landing were appropriate when one of its flights crashed at a windy airport in southern Russia, even though three other carriers rerouted flights to other destinations. “As far as the operation of the flight, …

Ukraine Air-Crash Probe Points to Missile Strike on Malaysia Jet

Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 crashed in eastern Ukraine after being hit by “a large number of high-energy objects,” the Dutch Safety Board said in findings that appear to point to a missile attack on the plane. The Boeing Co. 777 …

Hearing Into Birmingham UPS Crash to Probe Pilot ‘Fatigue and Fitness’

U.S. crash investigators are focusing on pilot fatigue, training and adherence to procedures in the fatal Aug. 14 crash of a United Parcel Service Inc. jet freighter in Birmingham, Alabama. The National Transportation Safety Board will hold a one- day …

IATA Reports World’s Airlines on Track for Safest Year

Global airlines are heading for the safest year on record with an average by the end of November of only one accident of any type for every 5.3 million flights, the international airline body IATA reported on Thursday. The Geneva-based …