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March 15, 2018 2:30 PM United Airlines to issue special pet carrier tags as prosecutors launch probe into dog’s death in overhead bin

Flight attendant who ordered the passenger to put her pet carrier in the overhead bin on the flight didn’t know there was a dog inside, the airline said. Late Wednesday, the Harris County, Texas, district attorney’s office said its animal cruelty division is working with the county’s animal cruelty task force on a criminal investigation about what happened 11

March 14, 2018 12:45 PM Survivors of Nepal plane crash: ‘It is a miracle that I am alive’

KATHMANDU, Nepal—Survivors of this week’s plane crash at Nepal’s main airport said Wednesday that it was a miracle they survived an accident that killed 49 of the 71 people on board. Shorna Huggain of Bangladesh, who was a passenger on the US-Bangla Airlines flight when it crashed Monday while attempting to land at Kathmandu’s airport, said her husband 14

March 13, 2018 11:48 AM Recording from Nepal crash shows apparent confusion between pilot, control tower over plane’s path

In the recording, the pilot and the tower shifted back and forth about whether the pilot should approach the runway from the north or the south. KATHMANDU, Nepal—“I say again, turn!” the air traffic controller called over the radio, his voice rising, as the flight from Bangladesh swerved low over the runway at Kathmandu’s small airport. Seconds later 11

March 12, 2018 11:16 AM Passenger plane with 71 aboard crashes, catches fire in Nepal

US-Bangla Airlines plane from Bangladesh was landing in Kathmandu when it went down Police in Nepal say at least 38 people were killed and 23 injured after a passenger plane crashed and burst into flames as it landed in Kathmandu on Monday. Witnesses say the US-Bangla Airlines plane swerved before it crashed and broke into several pieces. Dozens of firefighters 34

March 10, 2018 5:13 PM Porter flight makes emergency landing in New Brunswick after electrical problems

The Halifax-to-Montreal flight was diverted Fredericton International Airport after the crew reported electrical sparking. The airline says all 72 passengers and four crew members made it safely off the plane. FREDERICTON—Airline officials say no one was injured as a flight from Halifax to Montreal was forced to make an emergency landing in New Brunswick 10

February 19, 2018 2:19 PM Iranian search and rescue teams reach wreckage from deadly plane crash

The crash, which killed all 65 people on board the plane, was yet another fatal aviation disaster for Iran. TEHRAN, IRAN—Iranian search and rescue teams on Monday reached the site of a plane crash that authorities say killed all 65 people on board, Iran’s Press TV reported. The Aseman Airlines ATR-72, a twin-engine turboprop used for short-distance regional 20

February 18, 2018 8:17 AM Dozens feared dead after plane crashes in Iran

Country has seen a spate of deadly aviation accidents in recent years An Iranian commercial airplane brought back into service only months ago after being grounded for seven years crashed on Sunday in a foggy, mountainous region of southern Iran, and officials said they feared all 65 people on board were killed. The crash of the Aseman Airlines ATR-72 marks 49

February 11, 2018 2:01 PM Russian plane carrying 71 crashes near Moscow

Regional jet had disappeared from radar screens shortly after takeoff A Russian passenger plane believed to be carrying 71 people crashed Sunday afternoon near Moscow, shortly after takeoff from one of the city's airports. No survivors were immediately reported. The An-148 regional jet disappeared from radar screens a few minutes after departing from Domodedovo 35

February 9, 2018 5:42 PM WestJet pilots’ union files complaint over airline’s recruitment for discount carrier Swoop

The Air Line Pilots Association, International alleges WestJet Airlines Ltd. violated provisions of the Canada Labour Code by directly negotiating with pilots instead of the union over employment at Swoop, WestJet’s new ultra-low-cost carrier slated to begin flying in June. CALGARY—The union that represents WestJet and WestJet Encore pilots says it has filed 15

January 8, 2018 8:43 PM American Airlines to require de-escalation training for employees

The airline had been discussing such training for months but prioritized it after a fight broke out in April between a flight attendant and passenger over a baby stroller. Arguments, fights and meltdowns have been a part of commercial airline service for decades, but airborne conflicts have become viral internet sensations in the past few years, now that nearly 15