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Report on Arizona Plane Crash That Killed 6 Cites Weight, Drugs

An investigation into a 2018 plane crash that killed all six people aboard found that one of two pilots aboard the aircraft had drugs in his system and that the plane exceeded its weight limit according to a federal report. …

NTSB Report Shows No Cause Yet of Deadly Plane Crash Near Arizona

A preliminary report by the National Transportation Safety Board doesn’t list a possible cause for a small plane crash near Payson, Ariz., that killed one person aboard and injured two others last month. The report released earlier this week says …

Helicopter Pilot in Kobe Bryant Crash Had FAA Violation in 2015

The pilot of a helicopter that crashed into a Southern California hillside, killing Kobe Bryant and eight others, was reprimanded five years ago for flying into airspace that had reduced visibility without permission, according to a Federal Aviation Administration enforcement …

U.S. Law Firms ‘Hounded’ Relatives of Ethiopian Airlines’ Crash Victims

Days after the March 10 crash of a Kenya-bound Ethiopian Airlines’ Boeing jet that killed all 157 people on board, strangers began calling or visiting bereaved families, saying they represented U.S. law firms. They showed up uninvited at memorials and …

Boeing Settles More Than 60 Wrongful Death Cases Filed After Lion Air Crash

A Boeing Co. lawyer said the aircraft maker has reached settlements in more than 60 wrongful death cases filed after a 737 Max 8 plane flown by Lion Air crashed in Indonesia last year, killing all 189 people aboard. Attorney …

Rate of Fatal Plane Crashes in Alaska Tops National Average

The rate of fatal airplane crashes in Alaska is higher than the national average, according to the National Transportation Safety Board. The NTSB has preliminary reports for 10 fatal plane wrecks in Alaska for the 2019 calendar year. The figure …

Fire Destroys Planes at Small Airport in North Texas

Emergency officials say several airplanes have been destroyed in a hangar fire at a small airport in North Texas. Fire officials say no one was hurt in a blaze at Caddo Mills Municipal Airport, about 35 miles (56.32 kilometers) northeast …

Tarling Joins Marsh in Chicago as Senior Aviation Adviser

Global insurance broker and risk adviser, Marsh, has appointed Michael Tarling as senior adviser in the Aviation Practice of Marsh JLT Specialty. He is based in Chicago. In this newly created role, Tarling will deliver senior client engagement and risk …

Feds Probing Repairs Made on Plane in Hawaii Crash

Federal investigators will review repair and inspection records on the skydiving plane that became inverted before crashing shortly after takeoff on Oahu’s North Shore, killing all 11 people on board in the deadliest civil aviation accident since 2011. The same …

3 Killed in Amazon Cargo Plane Crash Near Houston

A widebody cargo plane hauling packages for Amazon abruptly plunged out of the sky and slammed into a bay on Saturday as it was preparing to land in Houston. All three people on board were killed. The Boeing Co. 767-300, …