Transportation safety

February 24, 2019 - 12:55 pm
HELSINKI (AP) — Sweden says it will summon Russia's ambassador on Monday to explain why a Russian fighter jet flew just 20 meters (66 feet) away from a Swedish reconnaissance plane in international airspace over the Baltic Sea earlier this week. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Diana Qudhaib told...
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FILE - This Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015 file photo, shows the reconstructed wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, put on display during a press conference in Gilze-Rijen, central Netherlands. Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 broke up high over Eastern Ukraine killing all 298 people on board. A Dutch safety watchdog says airlines around the world need more and better information to make risk assessments about flying over conflict zones. The Dutch Safety Board issued a report Thursday Feb. 21, 2019, following up on its publication in 2015 of a probe into the cause of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over war-ravaged eastern Ukraine on July 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)
February 21, 2019 - 6:23 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — More than four years after a Malaysian passenger jet was shot down over conflict-ravaged eastern Ukraine, airlines around the world still need more and better information to make risk assessments about flying over war zones, a Dutch safety watchdog said Thursday. The...
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FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2019, file photo, Southwest Airlines planes are loaded at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle. A high-ranking federal regulator is telling Southwest Airlines and its mechanics union that their bitter fight could hurt the airline's safety program. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
February 19, 2019 - 6:59 pm
Federal officials have told Southwest Airlines to fix the way it calculates the weight of luggage loaded on flights after finding frequent mistakes during a yearlong investigation. Southwest said Tuesday that it has made improvements in its methods for calculating the weight and balance of loads,...
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February 07, 2019 - 7:05 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norwegian Air says one of its planes bound for Nice, southern France was forced to return to Stockholm soon after taking off for security reasons after the airline received a bomb threat. Swedish police said 169 passengers were evacuated. They said that no explosives were...
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January 26, 2019 - 1:11 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Members of the Stanford University track team are safe after their charter bus caught fire in Seattle on Friday. The team was traveling to an invitational track meet at the University of Washington when some students noticed flames at the back of the bus as they traveled northbound...
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January 25, 2019 - 11:39 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on delays in U.S. air travel (all times local): 11:40 a.m. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says delays at East Coast airports amid a partial federal government shutdown are another symptom of the "federal madness" caused by Republican President Donald Trump. The Democrat says...
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FILE- In this Jan. 7, 2019, file photo a TSA agent, center, directs passengers through a security checkpoint at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport. The strain of a 34-day partial government shutdown is weighing on the nation's air-travel system, both the federal workers who make it go and the airlines that depend on them. Unions that represent air traffic controllers, flight attendants and pilots are growing concerned about safety with the shutdown well into its fifth week. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
January 24, 2019 - 3:56 pm
The strain of a 34-day partial government shutdown is weighing on the nation's air-travel system, both the federal workers who make it go and the airlines that depend on them. Air traffic controllers and airport security agents continue to work without pay — they will miss a second biweekly...
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January 21, 2019 - 11:34 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Ride hailing firm Uber is raising the minimum age of its drivers in the Netherlands and taking other measures to increase road safety after a recent series of fatal accidents involving Uber drivers. Uber Nederland General Manager Thijs Emondts says in a statement...
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FILE-In this March 15, 2015 file photo a Yemeni airport security official walks on the tarmac next to a plane from the Iranian private airline Mahan Air at the international airport in Sanaa, Yemen. Germany has banned Iran’s Mahan Air from landing in the country with immediate effect, citing security concerns and the airline’s involvement in Syria. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)
January 21, 2019 - 10:28 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany has banned Iran's Mahan Air from landing in the country with immediate effect, citing security concerns and the airline's involvement in Syria, officials said Monday. Mahan Air is on a U.S. sanctions list and Washington has long urged allies to ban the airline from their...
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FILE - In this Dec. 10, 2008 file photo, a Eurostar train heading to London enters the Channel tunnel to England in Coquelles, northern France. France's government is kicking off a 50 million-euro (about $57 million) plan to prepare for the increasingly likely possibility that Britain will leave the European Union on March 29 without a plan. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler, File)
January 17, 2019 - 10:00 am
PARIS (AP) — One by one, European Union nations are spending millions, hiring thousands of workers and issuing emergency decrees to cope with the increasingly likely possibility that Britain will leave the bloc on March 29 without a plan. A no-deal Brexit would shake up the rest of the continent in...
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