An FAA spokesperson said: "The FAA has found no evidence such an event occurred."
Quick Take A Senate-approved $1 trillion infrastructure bill would create a voluntary pilot program aimed at studying per-mile user fees for motor vehicles to fund the Highway Trust Fund. The bill does not include a “driving tax,” as some s
Did a Delta pilot, who had recently received the second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, die suddenly during a flight? Did this cause the plane to make an emergency landing at another unspecified airport sometime in the first 10 days of Octobe
Southwest Airlines canceled a large number of flights, but not for the reason some claimed.
Is the Biden administration implementing a per-mile "driving tax" that would charge U.S. drivers an estimated eight cents per mile? No, that's not true: The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which has not passed at the time of writi
Did 27 U.S. Air Force pilots resign their commissions after the announcement of the implementation of a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for all U.S. active duty and National Guard service members? No, that's not true: Lead Stories found no evide
The U.S. government has opened a formal investigation into Tesla's Autopilot partially automated driving system after a series of collisions with parked emergency vehicles.
Does a video implying that five JetBlue pilots died after getting the COVID-19 vaccine show evidence to back that up? No, it does not. Of the five people named in the video, one was not a pilot, but an inflight crew member for JetBlue. On
“The Government has indicated that we could be part of a trial whereby daily tests would replace the need for self-isolation. We are still waiting for formal notification from them that we are part of this trial.” Transport for London, 18
The claim echoed a similar, baseless claim about British Airways pilots.
SciCheck Digest Following the deaths of four British Airways pilots and five Air India pilots, social media posts claimed without proof that the pilots died as a result of receiving COVID-19 vaccines. Air India said its pilots died from COVID-19. Briti
Are thousands of flights being canceled as vaccinated pilots fall ill or die? No, there's no evidence that's happening. The claim is made without offering proof pilots who have been vaccinated are either getting sick or dying, forcing can
Do "leaked" airline documents reveal horrific details about vaccinated pilots? No, that's not true: The so-called leaked documents consist entirely of an informational brief from United Master Executive Council, a pilots' union. The memo
A post on Facebook claims that British Airways has released a statement telling their pilots that they don’t need to have a Covid-19 vaccine, and other airlines are not allowing people to fly who have had a vaccine. Like other posts we&rsqu
Did four British Airways pilots die in one week after getting the COVID-19 vaccine? No, that's not true. Four pilots for the airline did pass away but they did not all die within one week, and there is no proof they died from a COVID-19 v
Unscrupulous conspiracy theorists cynically, and without solid evidence, seized upon a series of tragic deaths during the summer of 2021.
We’ve been asked by our readers to check claims made by a number of websites and social media posts that three British Airways pilots have died from the Covid-19 vaccine and that the company is in crisis talks with the UK government because of th
Collins was part of the three-man Apollo 11 crew that effectively ended the space race between the United States and Russia and fulfilled President John F. Kennedy’s challenge to reach the moon by the end of the 1960s.
Were Los Angeles Police Department pilots caught talking about dumping gas and lighting it on fire on protesters and homeless people? No, there's no evidence the people speaking in a recording posted on social media were staff of the Los
The helicopter pilot went against his training and violated flight rules by flying into thick clouds.
Robert Anderson, who died in 2008, is accused of molesting hundreds of young men over decades.
But the drawing wasn't exactly visible in the sky.
A video has been viewed tens of thousands of times in multiple posts on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Weibo and Sina alongside a claim it shows a 102-year-old American operating a helicopter he built himself. The claim is false; the video actually shows
The test pilot who took aviation to the doorstep of space by becoming the first person to break the sound barrier has died.
A Turkish court sentenced hundreds of military and civilian personnel to life prison sentences Thursday, proclaiming them guilty of involvement in the 2016 failed coup attempt against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government.
Multiple posts shared repeatedly on Facebook and Twitter in September 2020 claim the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), a specialised agency of the United Nations, barred the Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (PCAA) from issuing licences
A driver who set his Tesla car to autopilot and broke the speed limit on a Canadian highway has been charged with dangerous driving.
Harrison Ford was piloting a plane that wrongly crossed a runway where another plane was landing, and federal authorities are investigating, officials and a representative for the actor said.
The pilot's decision to proceed in deteriorating visibility has experts and fellow pilots wondering if he flew beyond the boundaries of good judgment.
The company contends that Teslas with Autopilot are safer than vehicles without it, but cautions that the system does not prevent all crashes.
The shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola by a Saudi Arabian aviation student put a spotlight on the federal government’s long-standing practice of having foreign nationals train with the United States military. Ahmed Mohammed al-Shamrani, a Ro
In December 2019, myriad Facebook posts shared an article claiming that a “drunk crop duster” pilot spread four tons of manure across Kansas: El Dorado, Kansas | An agricultural airplane pilot made a serious mistake this morning while oper
Investigators told reporters that nine critical problems were responsible for the tragedy.
The whales are believed to have swum ashore at the same time and died of dehydration.
The crash happened in steady rain and clouds that obscured the roof of the tower, the AXA Equitable building.
Maj. Perry Covington, director of public affairs at the base, says the pilot ejected before the crash and was not hurt.
A piece of the plane's propeller and one of its wheels had fallen to the ground, but the rest of the plane was intact, suspended in the tree.
Ethiopian investigators are expected to release their preliminary findings tomorrow.
Does this video show the moment the pilot of the Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET302 Boeing that crashed on Sunday? No, that's not true: the footage is from a different crash in Afghanistan in 2013. An example of the video was published on Instagr