Could tractor-trailer rigs almost as long as Boeing 737s be driving on a highway near you? If a new transportation bill proposed by House Republicans passes, the answer is yes, and the safety ramifications would be astronomical, say congressional opponents of the bill and the AAA Auto Club.
Two American pilots involved in a plane collision over the Brazilian Amazon that resulted in the deaths of 154 people were sentenced to community service, a Brazilian judge ruled.
CNN's Jeanne Meserve reports on the widening investigation of the Southwest Airlines plane incident.
The strange thing about the hole that caused the emergency landing of Southwest's flight 812 on April 1 is that it occurred in a plane too young for that kind of problem. The plane is a Boeing 737-300, it's 15 years old, and Boeing says that model should withstand many more than the roughly 40,000 takeoffs and landings, or flight cycles, that this particular plane had completed.
The U.S. Air Force says the military versions of the Boeing 737 that are used for VIP flights have been re-inspected after part of the ceiling of a similar type of Southwest Airlines plane ripped off in flight, allowing passengers to see the sky and forcing the pilots to make an emergency landing.
The Federal Aviation Administration issued an emergency Airworthiness Directive Tuesday mandating operators of at least 80 older Boeing 737s to conduct inspections for wear and tear.
CNN's Ted Rowlands reports on the Southwest flight that made an emergency landing because of a hole in the fuselage.
Just days after a Boeing 737 flown by Southwest Airlines made an emergency landing with a hole in its fuselage, the Federal Aviation Administration said in a press release Monday that it will mandate operators of about 175 specific older Boeing 737s to conduct inspections for wear and tear.
The Federal Aviation Administration announced Monday it will require additional inspections of certain older model Boeing 737-series aircraft.
Investigators found "widespread cracking" on the skin of a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 that made an emergency landing in Arizona after a hole opened on top of the aircraft during flight Friday, a National Transportation Safety Board member said Sunday.
Southwest Airlines announced Saturday that it is grounding 79 planes for inspection after a 3- to 4-foot hole tore open in the fuselage of one of its planes, bringing a view of the blue sky and a white-knuckled emergency descent.
Southwest Airlines announced Saturday that it is grounding 81 planes for inspection following an incident in which one of its flights was forced to make an emergency landing after a 3-foot hole tore open in the fuselage of the plane.
A Continental flight departing Reagan National Airport near Washington for Houston, Texas, on Monday morning diverted to nearby Dulles airport after the crew reported that the plane struck birds, damaging its left engine.
Ever since an 18-foot chunk of fuselage ripped off an Aloha Airlines Boeing 737 in mid-flight, aircraft metal fatigue has been a worry in the aviation industry. A flight attendant died and eight passengers were injured in the incident, which occurred in April of 1988.
Authorities have recovered the data recorder from the charred wreckage of the Air India plane that crashed in the southern Indian city of Mangalore over the weekend, police said Tuesday.
The pilot of a Boeing 737 was in the cockpit, preparing to take off with 101 passengers, when police arrested him for flying with a fake pilot's license, investigators said.
The search continues for bodies and recorders from the Ethiopian airliner that crashed into the Mediterranean.
Searchers have found the flight data recorder from an Ethiopian Airlines plane that crashed Monday with 90 people aboard, the Lebanese army said Thursday.
Air traffic controllers in Lebanon were telling the pilot of an Ethiopian Airlines flight to change course shortly before it crashed into the sea, the country's transportation minister told CNN Tuesday.
Travelers returning from Kingston, Jamaica, tell what they saw as an American Airlines plane overshot the runway.
Ninety-one people were taken to a hospital Tuesday evening after an American Airlines plane overran a runway near Kingston, Jamaica, during bad weather and crashed into a fence, officials said.
CNN's Rick Sanchez watches events unfold as Mexican authorities take away suspects in an Aeromexico hijacking.
A mom describes trying to take care of her kids after a hole appeared in their plane.
A Boeing 737 with 69 people aboard landed safely Saturday after making an emergency landing at Moscow's Vnukovo airport, an airport spokeswoman and Russia's Interfax news agency said.
Fate, police say, saved baby Grace from being tossed out with the trash.
An Indonesian passenger plane made an emergency landing Monday morning after its engine failed, an airport official said.
The Turkish Airlines plane that crashed this week in Amsterdam fell almost vertically to the ground, making only a short track in the muddy farmer's field where it went down, Dutch investigators said Friday.
Survivors of the Turkish Airlines crash return to Turkey just days after the accident. CNN's Ivan Watson reports.
The crash of a Turkish airliner in the Netherlands and the recent landing of a jet in the Hudson River in New York demonstrate how safe modern aircraft have become, according to safety experts.
Despite recent air accidents, flying is still among the safest ways to travel. CNN's Ayesha Durgahee reports.
Investigators are trying to determine what caused the crash of an airplane with a good safety record, flown by a well-respected airline, at one of the world's most modern airports.
CNN's Matthew Chance reports on the latest airline tragedy in Russia that has left 88 people dead.
A passenger jet caught fire early Sunday, exploded and crashed into railway tracks in the central Russian city of Perm, killing all 88 people on board.
Delta will become one of the first airlines to let passengers surf the Internet. CNN's Rusty Dornin reports.
American Airlines said it would cancel nearly 500 flights Tuesday as it again performs detailed inspections of a key aircraft model.
American Airlines said it canceled hundreds of flights amounting to more than 10% of its schedule for Wednesday as it performs more detailed inspections of a key aircraft model.
Southwest Airlines grounded 41 planes overnight in the wake of its recent admission that it had missed required inspections for structural cracks
Discount air carrier Southwest Airlines flew thousands of passengers on aircraft that federal inspectors said were "unsafe" as recently as last March, according to detailed congressional documents obtained by CNN.
Brendon Pelser said he saw pure terror in the faces of his fellow passengers after an engine fell from a wing as it took off from Cape Town, South Africa, Wednesday.
Federal investigators Tuesday blamed the pilot of a Southwest Airlines jet for causing the plane to skid off a runway at Chicago's Midway Airport in 2005, an accident that killed a 6-year-old boy.
Tim Cigelske was a baggage handler for a major airline in Milwaukee from 2005 to 2007.
The Dallas-based airline says it is making changes to its longtime open seating policy to assign a specific pecking order to travelers waiting to board their Boeing 737 jets.
Norwegian Air Shuttle AS on Thursday announced a deal to buy 42 new Boeing 737-800 airliners worth $3.1 billion (€2.3 billion), with an option to buy 42 more.
A Vatican-backed charter airline service made its inaugural flight Monday, aiming to carry pilgrims to such Catholic shrines as Lourdes, Fatima, Santiago de Compostela and the Holy Land.
The Federal Aviation Administration has ordered airlines to inspect wing slats on all newer Boeing 737 aircraft after an initial investigation said a loose part caused a fuel leak and subsequent fire that destroyed a China Airlines 737 last week in Japan.
Two airliners may have missed colliding by less than 40 feet on the runway at Los Angeles International Airport, and federal officials are investigating, the National Transportation Safety Board said Wednesday.
They made it out with just seconds to spare.
A Taiwanese jetliner burst into flames Monday morning shortly after landing at the Naha airport on the Japanese island of Okinawa, but 165 passengers and crew got off the plane safely, authorities said.
A China Airlines jetliner burst into flames Monday morning at the Naha airport on the Japanese island of Okinawa, and some crew members were reported missing.
Brazil blame game
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Fatigued air traffic controllers contributed to four aviation mishaps in recent years, and may have been a factor in last year's Comair crash that killed 49 people, according to federal accident investigators.
The main front left exit of an Indonesian plane that crashed and burst into flames this week failed to open, preventing some passengers from escaping, according to a leading crash investigator.
Reports on the number of dead are varying widely after a jet with 140 people onboard burst into flames upon landing at Yogyakarta airport in central Java Wednesday.
Rescue boats and airplanes searched for survivors north of Jakarta after an Indonesian ferry with 350 passengers onboard caught fire, killing at least seven people, an Indonesian navy spokesman said.
A man armed with two pistols hijacked an Air Mauritania flight Thursday but was subdued by two passengers, a Spanish official said.
A fisherman has discovered a piece of a jetliner missing for more than 10 days in northwest Indonesia, a military official for the country told CNN Thursday.
Rescue teams resumed searching Wednesday for a missing jetliner over northern Indonesia, a day after authorities erroneously reported the Boeing 737's wreckage had been found and that a dozen people may have survived.
Flight recorders from a Brazilian corporate jet confirm reports of a mid-air collision with a larger airliner that crashed Friday in the Amazon jungle, killing all 155 aboard, authorities said.
All 118 passengers and crew were evacuated safely Thursday when a fire broke out in the left wheel well of US Airways Flight 431, officials said.
A mechanic standing near a Boeing 737 at El Paso International Airport in Texas was sucked into one of the engines and killed Monday, officials said.
Authorities issued the initial findings Friday of their investigation into what caused a Southwest jet to skid off a snow-covered runway and into a nearby intersection, killing a young boy in a passing car.
Investigators are probing an accident involving a Southwest Airlines jet that skidded off a runway at Chicago's Midway Airport, plowed into an intersection and killed a boy.
Authorities believe a plane crash in Peru that killed at least 31 passengers was possibly caused by a sudden change in wind speed or direction, a phenomenon known as wind shear, according to the airline.
Scores of victims' relatives arrived in Venezuela on Friday from the French Caribbean island of Martinique, seeking answers about the crash of a chartered jet that killed all 160 aboard.
A text message reportedly sent to a relative by a "freezing" passenger onboard the Cypriot airliner that crashed in Greece, killing all 121 people onboard, was a hoax and the sender has been arrested, the airline says.
The flight recorders from the Cypriot airliner that crashed near Athens will be sent to France for examination to determine why it went down, possibly with all 121 people on board already dead.
A threat against a Southwest Airlines flight prompted the evacuation of the 141 people onboard at Hobby Airport in Houston, Texas, an airline spokeswoman said.
Stocks staged a late-session rally Thursday, led by technology, as investors shook off the morning's inertia and scooped up a variety of shares.
The U.S.'s National Transportation Safety Board says it has sent a team to Afghanistan to aid the investigation of last week's plane crash southwest of Kabul.
Rescue teams have located the wreckage of an Afghan passenger jet that crashed two days ago with 104 people aboard, but severe weather and mountainous terrain have prevented rescuers from reaching the site.
A remote-controlled French mini sub retrieved the voice cockpit recorder of an Egyptian charter plane that crashed January 3 killing all aboard, the head of the Egyptian investigating team said.
An unmanned French Navy "Scorpio" submarine has recovered the flight data recorder from the wreckage of an Egyptian airliner about 1,000 meters under the Red Sea, Egyptian officials said Saturday.
Memorial services have been held for the victims of last weekend's crash of an Egyptian charter jet that went down in the Red Sea.
French naval teams have located the second flight data recorder from the wreckage of an Egyptian airliner in the Red Sea.
A French admiral says the flight data recorder from a charter jet that crashed last weekend is believed to be located deeper than searchers can dive.
A robotic submarine from the French navy is scouring the waters of the Red Sea, looking for debris and bodies at the site of a weekend charter plane crash that killed 148 people.
Flash Airlines, which operated a chartered Boeing 737 that crashed in the Red Sea off Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, was banned by Switzerland in 2002 over technical worries, the country's office of aviation said Sunday.
France's deputy minister of foreign affairs has tossed flowers into the Red Sea over the site of a deadly charter plane crash that killed at least 148 people.
Distraught family members gathered at Charles de Gaulle airport outside Paris for word on the fate of their loved ones aboard a Boeing 737 that crashed into the Red Sea off Egypt.
Officials said they expected to find no survivors among the 148 people who were aboard a charter plane that crashed Saturday in the deep waters of the Red Sea off the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh.
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