Undated selfie of Richard Russell. Photograph: Social Media/AFP)

The family of an airline employee who stole and later crashed a plane near Seattle have said they are “stunned and heartbroken”, as authorities invest(...)

The US Federal Aviation Administration said it is set to issue new guidelines to inspect jet engines like the one that ruptured during a recent Southwest Airlines flight. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

US and European airline regulators on Friday ordered emergency inspections within 20 days of nearly 700 aircraft engines similar to the one involved i(...)

The  British Airways flight in Las Vegas was bound for London Gatwick. Photograph Steve Parsons/PA Wire

An Irishman who was on board an aircraft that caught fire on a runway in Las Vegas earlier this month has said he feared for his life during the incid(...)

US National Transportation Safety Board officials  examine flight recorders from the British Airways flight 2276, a Boeing 777, which caught fire during take-off at McCarran International Airport at Las Vegas.  Photograph:  NTSB/PA Wire.

The engine of a British Airways plane which burst into flames during take-off at a Las Vegas airport was found to have “multiple breaches” in its casi(...)

A policeman and a gendarme stand next to a piece of debris from an unidentified aircraft found in the coastal area of Saint-Andre de la Reunion, in the east of the French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion. Photograph:  Getty Images

Malaysia is “almost certain” that plane debris found on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean is from a Boeing 777, the deputy transport minister said o(...)

Investigators and first responders work near the wreckage of an Amtrak Northeast Regional Train in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on May 13th, 2015. Photograph: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images

The Amtrak train that derailed along one of the the busiest US tracks on Wednesday, killing eight and injuring more than 200, may have been struck by (...)

Experts agree that the final resting point for Malaysia Airline MH370 is in the ‘7th arc’ search area. Photograph: Australian Transport Safety Bureau

Australia is working on drift modelling to expand the area in which wreckage from Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 may come ashore.Initial analysis had(...)

Billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson today rejected suggestions that he had ignored safety warnings about his Virgin Galactic spaceship before it crashed during a test flight. Photograph: Shannon Stapleton/Files/Reuters.

Billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson today rejected suggestions that he had ignored safety warnings about his Virgin Galactic spaceship before it (...)

Debris from SpaceShipTwo lies on the road in Mojave, California. The Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo crashed  during a test flight, killing one pilot and seriously injuring another. Photograph: Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images

Investigators looking into what caused the crash of a Virgin Galactic prototype spacecraft that killed one of two test pilots said an 8km path of debr(...)

File image of Ryanair jets lands at Stansted airport. Photograph:  Ian Waldie/Getty Images

A Ryanair jet suffered “significant damage’ while parked at a Portuguese airport but it wasn’t detected until the crew experienced control problems du(...)

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