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Texas Rep. Doggett urges legislation aimed to better hot air balloon operation safety

Texas Rep. Doggett urges legislation aimed to better hot air balloon operation safety

AUSTIN, Texas — Congressman Lloyd Doggett, D-Texas, hopes to prevent tragedies like the 2016 Lockhart hot air balloon crash from ever happening again. On Capitol Hill Wednesday, Doggett detailed an… Read more »

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Doggett Introduces Federal Legislation In Response To Lockhart Balloon Crash

Doggett Introduces Federal Legislation In Response To Lockhart Balloon Crash

U.S. congressman Lloyd Doggett introduced an amendment to a Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Bill that aims to improve safety on all commercial balloon flights, including ensuring pilots’ physical health. “The… Read more »

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Two dead after civilian-owned plane crashes at Naval Air Station Kingsville

Two dead after civilian-owned plane crashes at Naval Air Station Kingsville

Officials of the National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration were on the way to conduct an investigation into the crash, Clarke said in the video. The two… Read more »

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Passerby rescued helicopter pilot in Orleans County crash

Passerby rescued helicopter pilot in Orleans County crash

Orleans County sheriff’s deputies have released new details on a helicopter crash that injured a pilot Tuesday afternoon. The pilot, Alan Heard, 64, of Waterport, was rescued from the wreckage… Read more »

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Deadly Engine Blast Came Just as Jet Maker Mapped Safety Checks

Deadly Engine Blast Came Just as Jet Maker Mapped Safety Checks

Those recommendations were the basis of the emergency inspections ordered last Friday by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration. The company’s recommendations “had been in the works for weeks before the… Read more »

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Man hospitalized after homebuilt helicopter crashed in Western NY

Man hospitalized after homebuilt helicopter crashed in Western NY

A pilot who was operating a homebuilt helicopter is hospitalized following a crash in Oleans County. According to the Democrat & Chronicle, police were called Tuesday afternoon to the scene… Read more »

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Retailers roll out electric charging stations

Retailers roll out electric charging stations

The Dallas-based carrier canceled 40 flights over the weekend as it moved to conduct the inspections of the fan blades on all of its CFM56 engines over the next 30… Read more »

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Southwest Flight Social Feeds Remind Airlines Tragedies Are Public in Real Time Now

Southwest Flight Social Feeds Remind Airlines Tragedies Are Public in Real Time Now

But the Federal Aviation Administration, which oversees the use of mobile and other electronic devices on planes, said it didn’t plan any changes in light of the Southwest accident. “Our… Read more »

No one injured after plane makes emergency landing near Batesland

No one injured after plane makes emergency landing near Batesland

The plane was scheduled to land at the Pine Ridge Airport. “Appears pilot was pretty darn good at landing under stress,” the fire department said in a tweet. The Federal… Read more »

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Engine maker: Before Southwest Flight 1380 malfunction, inspection proposal was ‘in the works’

Engine maker: Before Southwest Flight 1380 malfunction, inspection proposal was ‘in the works’

The manufacturer of the engine that blew up last week on a Southwest Airlines jet was preparing before the incident to recommend inspections that would have included the one that… Read more »

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