FAA Statements on Aviation Accidents and Incidents

The information below is preliminary and subject to change. Each statement will remain posted for approximately 10 days. News media with questions on other topics may contact us at pressoffice@faa.gov.

For General Aviation:

•    Contact local authorities for the names and medical conditions of anyone on board.   
•    A preliminary FAA report will be posted, usually on the next business day.
•    If known, the aircraft registration number (N-number) can be searched at the Aircraft Registry
•    If the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is also investigating, it will provide all updates. 

For Commercial Aviation:

•    Contact the airline for information about passengers and crew, flights and schedules.
•    If the National Transportation Safety Board is also investigating, it will provide all updates.

April 19, 2024

Commercial Aviation / St. Louis, Missouri

Southwest Airlines Flight 5907 returned and landed safely at St. Louis Lambert International Airport around 3:30 p.m. local time on Friday, April 19, after the crew reported an engine issue. The Boeing 737 was headed to Sacramento International Airport in California. The FAA will investigate. Contact the airline for more information. 

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General Aviation / Groveland, Florida

An unregistered experimental aircraft crashed near Groveland, Florida around 1:30 p.m. local time on Friday, April 19. Only the pilot was on board. The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will investigate. The NTSB will be in charge of the investigation and will provide any updates. 

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April 17, 2024

Commercial Aviation / Las Vegas, Nevada

United Airlines Flight 1781 aborted takeoff at Harry Reid International Airport in Las Vegas around 12:10 p.m. local time on Wednesday, April 17, due to an indicator light. The Boeing 757 was headed to Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey.  The FAA will investigate. Contact the airline for more information.

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General Aviation / Denton, Texas

A single-engine Piper PA-32 safely landed in a field after the pilot reported engine issues while departing Denton Enterprise Airport in Texas around 11:40 a.m. local time on Wednesday, April 17. Only the pilot was on board. The FAA will investigate.

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April 16, 2024

General Aviation / Honolulu, Hawaii

A single-engine Czech Sport Aircraft landed in Kapi'olani Regional Park in Honolulu, Hawaii, around 3 p.m. local time on Tuesday, April 16, after the pilot reported engine issues. Two people were on board. The FAA will investigate.

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General Aviation / Ashland, Missouri

A single-engine Piper PA-46 crashed near Ashland, Missouri, around 12:40 p.m. local time Tuesday, April 16. Only the pilot was on board. The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate. The NTSB will lead the investigation and provide any updates.

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General Aviation / Sussex, New Jersey

A single-engine Cessna 150 crashed at Sussex Airport in New Jersey around 11:45 a.m. local time on Tuesday, April 16. Only the pilot was on board. The FAA will investigate.

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Commercial Aviation / Kansas City, Missouri

Envoy Air Flight 3661 returned and landed safely at Kansas City International Airport around 6:30 a.m. local time on Tuesday, April 16, after the crew reported a possible lighting strike. The Embraer 170 was headed to Chicago O’Hare International Airport. The FAA will investigate. Please contact the airline for additional information.

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April 15, 2024

Commercial Aviation / Atlanta, Georgia

Delta Air Lines Flight 1413 returned safely to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport around 2:30 p.m. local time Monday, April 15, after the crew reported mechanical issues. the Boeing 757 was enroute to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. Contact the airline for more information. The FAA will investigate. 

General Aviation / Shelbyville, Tennessee 

A single-engine Cessna 172 flipped over after landing at Shelbyville Municipal Airport in Tennessee around 1 p.m. local time on Monday, April 15. Only the pilot was on board. The FAA will investigate. 

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General Aviation / Chino, California *Updated

A twin-engine Gulfstream AC95 crashed near Chino, California around 8:15 p.m. local time on Saturday, April 13. Only the pilot was on board. The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will investigate. The NTSB will be in charge of the investigation and will provide any updates.

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April 14, 2024

General Aviation / Rocky Mountain, North Carolina

A single-engine Cessna 172 crashed in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, around 9:30 p.m. local time on Sunday, April 14. Only the pilot was on board. The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board will investigate. The NTSB will be in charge of the investigation and will provide further updates.

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General Aviation / Rancho Palos Verdes, California

A single-engine Piper PA-32 crashed into the ocean off Rancho Palos Verdes, California, around 5:15 p.m. local time on Sunday, April 14, after the pilot reported engine issues. Only the pilot was on board. The FAA will investigate.

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General Aviation / Longmont, Colorado

The pilot of a single-engine Mooney M20C reported possible engine problems before landing on US Highway 287 near Longmont, Colorado around 3:45 p.m. local time, Sunday, April 14. Only the pilot was on board. The aircraft registration number is N6667U. The FAA will investigate. 

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Ultralight / Maricopa, Arizona

An ultralight crashed near Ak-Chin Regional Airport near Maricopa, Arizona, around 8:15 a.m. local time on Sunday, April 14. One person was on board. Local law enforcement will investigate. Please contact local authorities for the name and medical condition of that individual.

April 13, 2024

General Aviation / Chino, California

A twin-engine Gulfstream AC95 crashed near Chino, California around 8:15 p.m. local time on Saturday, April 13. It is not yet known how many people were on board. The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will investigate. The NTSB will be in charge of the investigation and will provide any updates.

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General Aviation / Winter Haven, Florida

A single-engine Mooney M20 landed with its gear up at Winter Haven Regional Airport in Florida around 11 a.m. local time on Saturday, April 13. Only the pilot was on board. The FAA will investigate.

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April 12, 2024

General Aviation / Powell, Tennessee

A single-engine Piper PA-32 crashed in Powell, Tennessee around 4:30 p.m. local time on Friday, April 12. Two people were on board. The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will investigate. The NTSB will be in charge of the investigation and will provide any updates.

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April 11, 2024

General Aviation / W. Lafayette, Indiana

A single-engine Piper PA-28 crashed near Purdue University Airport in W. Lafayette, Indiana, on Thursday, April 11. The wreckage was discovered around 5:30 p.m. local time on Friday, April 12. It is not yet known how many people were on board. The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will investigate. The NTSB will be in charge of the investigation and will provide any updates.

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April 10, 2024

Commercial Aviation / Las Vegas, Nevada

United Airlines Flight 1960 landed safely at Harry Reid International Airport in Las Vegas around 9:45 p.m. local time on Wednesday, April 10. A post-landing airline inspection revealed an underwing panel was missing. The Boeing 737-800 departed from Los Angeles International Airport. The FAA will investigate. Please contact the airline for additional information.

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April 9, 2024

Commercial Aviation / New York, New York

American Airlines Flight 106 returned to the terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York around 8:15 p.m. local time on Tuesday, April 9, after the crew reported a medical issue in the cabin while taxiing for takeoff. The Boeing 777 was headed to Heathrow Airport in London. The FAA will investigate. Please contact the airline for additional information.

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General Aviation / South Kingstown, Rhode Island

A Robinson R-44 helicopter crashed into Worden Pond in South Kingstown, Rhode Island, around 9 a.m. local time on Tuesday, April 9. Two people were on board. The FAA will investigate.

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April 8, 2024

Commercial Aviation / Dallas, Texas

American Airlines Flight 1080 landed safely at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport around 7:40 p.m. local time on Monday, April 8, after the crew reported a possible hydraulic issue. The Boeing 737-800 departed from Costa Rica. The FAA will investigate. Please contact the airline for additional information. 

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April 7, 2024

Commercial Aviation / Denver, Colorado

Southwest Airlines Flight 3695 returned safely to Denver International airport around 8:15 a.m. local time on Sunday, April 7, after the crew reported the engine cowling fell off during takeoff and struck the wing flap. The Boeing 737-800 was towed to the gate. The aircraft was headed to William P. Hobby Airport in Houston. The FAA will investigate. Please contact the airline for additional information.

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General Aviation / Ellington, Connecticut

A single-engine Cessna 208 landed short of the runway at Ellington Airport in Connecticut, around 11:20 a.m. local time on Sunday, April 7. Seven people were on board. The FAA will investigate. 

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April 6, 2024

General Aviation / Key Biscayne, Florida

A Robinson R-44 helicopter crashed into the water near Key Biscayne, Florida, around 1:50 p.m. local time on Saturday, April 6, after the pilot reported engine issues.  Only the pilot was on board. The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will investigate. The NTSB will be in charge of the investigation and will provide any updates.

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General Aviation / Cleveland, Ohio

After landing at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, the nose wheel of a single-engine Beechcraft Bonanza detached and the engine caught on fire around 6 p.m. local time on Saturday, April 6. Two people were on board. The FAA will investigate.

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April 5, 2024

General Aviation / Sanford, North Carolina *Update*

A single-engine Lancair 360 landed on a highway near Raleigh Executive Jetport at Sanford-Lee County Airport in Sanford, North Carolina, around 4:20 p.m. local time on Thursday, April 4, after experiencing engine problems. The pilot was the only person on board. The FAA will investigate. 

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April 4, 2024

Commercial Aviation / Lubbock, Texas

Southwest Airlines Flight 1928 aborted takeoff and taxied back to the gate at Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport in Texas around 5:45 p.m. local time Thursday, April 4, after the crew reported engine issues. The Boeing 737 was en route to Harry Reid International Airport in Las Vegas. The FAA will investigate. Please contact the airline for additional information.

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General Aviation / Antlers, Oklahoma

A single-engine Foutz-Davis DA-3 crashed near Antlers, Oklahoma, around 4:30 p.m. local time on Thursday, April 4. Three people were on board. The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board will investigate. The NTSB will be in charge of the investigation and will provide further updates.

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General Aviation / Sanford, North Carolina 

A single-engine Lancair 360 landed on a highway near Raleigh Executive Jetport at Sanford-Lee County Airport in Sanford, North Carolina, around 4:20 p.m. local time on Thursday, April 4, after experiencing engine problems. It's not known at this time how many people were on board. The FAA will investigate. 

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General Aviation / Seffner, Florida

A single-engine Evektor Aerotechnik Harmony light sport aircraft crashed near a residence in Seffner, Florida, around 4:30 p.m. local time on Thursday, April 4. Two people were on board. The FAA will investigate. 

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April 3, 2024

General Aviation / Sacramento, California

A single-engine Piper PA-28 landed near Sacramento Executive Airport in California around 1 p.m. local time on Wednesday, April 3, after the pilot reported engine issues. Two people were on board. The FAA will investigate. 

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Commercial Aviation / Tampa, Florida

Southwest Airlines Flight 4273 landed safely at Tampa International Airport around 9 a.m. local time Wednesday, April 3, after the crew reported severe turbulence. The flight departed from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport and was headed to Orlando International Airport. The FAA will investigate. Please contact the airline for additional information.

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Commercial Aviation / Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Republic Airways Flight 5807 returned safely to Pittsburgh International Airport around 12:45 p.m. local time on Wednesday, April 3, due to a front door indicator light. The Embraer ERJ 175 was headed to John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. The FAA will investigate. Please contact the airline for more information.

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Commercial Aviation / Orlando, Florida

Southwest Airlines Flight 374 aborted takeoff and taxied back to the gate at Orlando International Airport in Florida around 11:30 a.m. local time on Wednesday, April 3. The Boeing 737 was headed to Chicago Midway International Airport. The FAA will investigate. Please contact the airline for more information.

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April 1, 2024

General Aviation / Muncie, Indiana

A single-engine Piper PA-28 crashed near Delaware County Regional Airport around 9:30 a.m. local time on Monday, April 1. Only the pilot was on board. The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will investigate. The NTSB will be in charge of the investigation and will provide any updates.

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March 31, 2024

Commercial Aviation / Newark, New Jersey

Swiss Airlines Flight 19 returned and landed safety at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey around 11 p.m. local time on Sunday, March 31, after the crew reported a passenger disturbance. The Airbus A330 was headed to Zurich Airport in Switzerland. The FAA will investigate. Please contact law enforcement and the airline for more information.

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Commercial Aviation / Chicago, Illinois

United Airlines Flight 262 landed safely at Chicago O’Hare International Airport around 11:30 p.m. local time on Sunday, March 31, after the crew reported a cracked windshield. The Boeing 787 departed Denver International Airport and was headed to Heathrow Airport in London. The FAA will investigate. Please contact the airline for more information. 

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March 30, 2024

Commercial Aviation / Honolulu, Hawaii

Alaska Airlines Flight 828 returned safely to Daniel K. Inouye International Airport in Honolulu around 12:35 a.m. local time on Saturday, March 30, due to an overflowing lavatory. The Boeing 737 was originally headed to Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport in Alaska. The FAA will investigate. Please contact the airline for more information.

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General Aviation / Truckee, California

A single-engine Socata TBM9 crashed on approach to Truckee Tahoe Airport in California around 6:40 p.m. local time on Saturday, March 30. Two people were on board. The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will investigate. The NTSB will be in charge of the investigation and will provide any updates.

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General Aviation / Fort Pierce, Florida 

A twin-engine Piper PA-44 crashed at Treasure Coast International Airport in Fort Pierce, Florida, around 1:15 p.m. local time on Saturday, March 30. Two people were on board. The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will investigate. The NTSB will be in charge of the investigation and will provide any updates.

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General Aviation / North Kingstown, Rhode Island 

A single-engine Piper PA-24 crashed into Narragansett Bay near Quonset State Airport in Rhode Island around 3 p.m. local time on Saturday, March 30. Two people were on board. The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will investigate. The NTSB will be in charge of the investigation and will provide any updates.

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March 29, 2024

Commercial Aviation / New Windsor, New York

United Airlines Flight 85 landed safely at New York Stewart International Airport around 6:45 p.m. local time on Friday, March 29, after the crew reported a passenger medical emergency. The Boeing 787 departed from Tel Aviv and was en route to Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey. The FAA will investigate. Please contact the airline for additional information. 

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Commercial Aviation / Houston, Texas

Mesa Airlines Flight 6130 landed safely at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston around 8:30 a.m. local time on Friday, March 29, after the crew reported a possible passenger door indicator issue. The Bombardier CRJ900 was headed to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. The FAA will investigate. Please contact the airline for additional information.

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General Aviation / Jasper, Georgia

A single-engine Vans RV9A  landed in a field near Jasper, Georgia, around 11:30 a.m. local time on Friday, March 29, after the pilot reported engine issues. The aircraft’s wing struck a light pole. Only the pilot was on board. The FAA and the NTSB will investigate. The NTSB will be in charge of the investigation and will provide any updates.

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March 28, 2024

Commercial Aviation / Denver, Colorado

United Airlines Flight 990 landed safely at Denver International Airport around 10:55 p.m. local time on Thursday, March 28, after the crew reported a possible mechanical issue. The Boeing 777 departed from San Francisco International Airport and was headed to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport in France. The FAA will investigate. Contact the airline for additional information.

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Commercial Aviation / Minneapolis, Minnesota

Delta Air Lines Flight 1460 was taxiing when its wingtip struck Delta Air Lines Flight 1104, which was pushing back from its gate at Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport around 10:45 a.m. local time Thursday, March 28. Both Airbus A320s returned to their gates. The FAA will investigate. Please contact the airline for additional information. 

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Commercial Aviation / Charlotte, North Carolina

Passengers evacuated Frontier Airlines Flight 1759 while it was still parked at the gate at Charlotte Douglas International Airport around 1:30 a.m. local time on Thursday, March 28, after the crew reported the smell of smoke in the cabin. Passengers in the front of the plane exited through the jet bridge. Passengers in the rear of the plane exited using slides. The Airbus A321 was scheduled to travel to Orlando International Airport in Florida. The FAA will investigate. Please contact local authorities and the airline for additional information.

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March 27, 2024

General Aviation / Tullahoma, Tennessee

A Cessna Citation II business jet struck an unoccupied Diamond DA-42 while taxiing at Tullahoma Regional Airport in Tennessee around 11:30 a.m. local time on March 27. Six people were on board the Cessna. The FAA will investigate.

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March 26, 2024

Commercial Aviation / Newark, New Jersey

United Airlines Flight 963 landed safely at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey around 12:50 p.m. local time on Tuesday, March 26, after the crew reported a possible hydraulic issue. The Boeing 767 was traveling from Berlin, Germany. The FAA will investigate. 

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March 25, 2024

Commercial Aviation / Austin, Texas

Southwest Airlines Flight 4028 returned safely to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport in Texas around 6:25 p.m. local time on Monday, March 25, after the crew reported a possible engine issue. The Boeing 737 was headed to Tampa International Airport in Florida. The FAA will investigate.

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General Aviation / St. Augustine, Florida

A single-engine Mooney M20T crashed in a residential area around 12:10 p.m. local time on Monday, March 25 after departing from Northeast Regional Florida Airport in St. Augustine. Two people were on board. The FAA and the NTSB will investigate. The NTSB will be in charge of the investigation and will provide any updates.

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General Aviation / Knoxville, Tennessee

A single-engine Progressive Aerodyne SeaRey crashed in a river near Knoxville, Tennessee, around 8 p.m. local time on Monday, March 25. Only the pilot was on board. The FAA and the NTSB will investigate. The NTSB will be in charge of the investigation and will provide any updates.

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March 24, 2024

Commercial Aviation / Salt Lake City, Utah

Delta Air Lines Flight 56 returned safely to Salt Lake City International Airport around 7:55 p.m. local time on Sunday, March 24, after a panel behind an engine detached during takeoff. The Airbus A330 was headed to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol in the Netherlands. The FAA will investigate. Please contact the airline for more information.

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General Aviation / Tavernier, Florida

A MTO Sport helicopter crashed on a private air strip near Tavernier, Florida, around 2:10 p.m. local time on Sunday, March 24. Two people were on board. The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate.

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March 23, 2024

Commercial Aviation / San Francisco, California

United Airlines Flight 1003 returned safely to San Francisco International Airport around 6 a.m. on Saturday, March 23, after a reported bird strike. The Boeing 737 was headed to Denver International Airport. The FAA is investigating.

Commercial Aviation / New York, New York

An air traffic controller instructed the crew of Southwest Airlines Flight 147, which had veered off course due to inclement weather, to perform a go-around at LaGuardia Airport.  The flight diverted and landed safely at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. The incident occurred around 1 p.m. local time on Saturday, March 23. The FAA is investigating and will determine if the aircraft flew over the tower at LaGuardia.
 

March 22, 2024

Commercial Aviation / Chicago, Illinois

Southwest Airlines Flight 449 was diverted to and safely landed at Chicago-O’Hare International Airport around 8:10 p.m. local time on Friday, March 22 after the crew reported a flap issue. The Boeing 737 was flying from Reagan Washington National Airport to Chicago-Midway International Airport. The FAA will investigate.

Commercial Aviation / Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Southwest Airlines Flight 1575 safely returned to Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport around 7:50 p.m. on March 22 after the crew reported an engine issue. The Boeing 737-800 was flying to William P. Hobby Airport in Houston, Texas. The FAA will investigate. 

General Aviation / Acton, California

A single-engine Piper PA-28 crashed near Acton, California, after the pilot reported an engine issue around 6:30 p.m. local time on Friday, March 22. Two people were on board. The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate.

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March 20, 2024

General Aviation / Rochester, Minnesota 

A hot-air balloon crashed near Rochester, Minnesota, around 7 p.m. local time on Wednesday, March 20. Three people were on board. The FAA will investigate.

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March 19, 2024

Commercial Aviation / Tampa, Florida

Two passengers got into a physical altercation while boarding American Airlines Flight 2506 at Tampa International Airport on March 19. Due to the disturbance, the Airbus A321 departed about a half-hour late for Philadelphia International Airport. The FAA will investigate. Please contact local law enforcement and the airline for more information.

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March 18, 2024

Commercial Aviation / Newark, New Jersey

United Airlines Flight 14 returned safely to Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey around 9:40 p.m. local time on Monday, March 18, after the crew reported a possible landing gear issue. The Boeing 767 was headed to Heathrow Airport in London. The FAA will investigate. Please contact the airline for additional information.

General Aviation / Belleville, West Virginia

A Hughes 369D helicopter crashed near Belleville, West Virginia, around 5:30 p.m. local time on Monday, March 18. Only the pilot was on board. The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will investigate. The NTSB will be in charge of the investigation and will provide any updates.

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March 17, 2024

Commercial Aviation / Portland, Oregon

Alaska Airlines Flight 9 landed safely at Portland International Airport in Oregon around 9 p.m. local time on March 17 after the crew reported a cracked windshield. The Boeing 737 departed from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. The FAA will investigate. 

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Commercial Aviation / Chicago, Illinois

United Airlines Flight 623 landed safely at Chicago O’Hare International Airport around 10:30 a.m. local time on Sunday, March 17, after the crew reported an issue with the air data indication. The Boeing 737-800 departed from LaGuardia Airport in New York. The FAA will investigate. Contact the airline for additional information.

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General Aviation / Gila Bend, Arizona

An experimental aircraft crashed near Gila Bend, Arizona, around 9:40 a.m. local time on Sunday, March 17. Two people were on board. The FAA and the NTSB will investigate. The NTSB will be in charge of the investigation and will provide any updates.

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March 15, 2024

Commercial Aviation / Medford, Oregon 

United Airlines Flight 433 landed safely at Medford Airport in Oregon around 11:30 a.m. local time on Friday, March 15. A post landing airline inspection revealed a missing panel. The Boeing 737 departed from San Francisco International Airport. The FAA will investigate. Please contact the airline for more information. 


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Commercial Aviation / Boston, Massachusetts 

American Airlines Flight 1442 landed safely at Logan International Airport in Boston around 1:50 p.m. local time on March 15, after the crew reported a flap issue. The Boeing 737-800 was traveling from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport to Boston. The FAA will investigate. 

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March 14, 2024

Commercial Aviation / San Francisco, California

United Airlines Flight 1816 landed safely at San Francisco International Airport around 7:35 a.m. local time on Thursday, March 14, after the crew reported a possible hydraulic issue. The Airbus A320 departed from Dallas Fort Worth International Airport. Please contact the airline for more information. The FAA will investigate.

Commercial Aviation / Atlanta, Georgia

Delta Air Lines Flight 420 landed safely at Hartfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport around 3:20 p.m. on March 14, after the crew reported a passenger disturbance. The Airbus A220 was flying from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport to John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. The FAA will investigate. 

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General Aviation / Everett, Washington

A twin-engine Cessna 337 landed with its gear up at Paine Field in Everett, Washington, around 10:15 a.m. local time on Thursday, March 14, after the pilot reported a gear malfunction. Only the pilot was on board. The FAA will investigate.

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Commercial Space / Boca Chica, Texas

A mishap occurred during the SpaceX Starship OFT-3 mission that launched from Boca Chica, Texas, on March 14. The mishap involved both the Super Heavy booster and the Starship vehicle.

No public injuries or public property damage have been reported. The FAA is overseeing the SpaceX-led mishap investigation to ensure the company complies with its FAA-approved mishap investigation plan and other regulatory requirements. 

Background
  
A mishap investigation is designed to further enhance public safety, determine the root cause of the event, and identify corrective actions to avoid it from happening again. 
  
The FAA will be involved in every step of the mishap investigation process and must approve SpaceX’s final report, including any corrective actions. 

A return to flight is based on the FAA determining that any system, process, or procedure related to the mishap does not affect public safety. In addition, SpaceX may need to modify its license to incorporate any corrective actions and meet all other licensing requirements. 
 

March 13, 2024

Commercial Aviation / Los Angeles, California

American Airlines Flight 345 landed safely at Los Angeles International Airport around 8:45 p.m. local time on Wednesday, March 13, after the crew reported a flat tire on the aircraft. The Boeing 777 departed from Dallas Fort Worth International Airport. The FAA will investigate. Please contact the airline for additional information. 

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March 10, 2024

Commercial Aviation / Los Angeles, California

Delta Air Lines Flight 301 landed safely at Los Angeles International Airport around 10:30 p.m. local time on Sunday, March 10, after the crew reported a possible flight control issue. The Airbus A350 departed from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International airport. The FAA will investigate. Please contact the airline for additional information.

General Aviation / Madras, Oregon

Officials discovered the wreckage of a single-engine Piper PA-32 that crashed near Madras, Oregon, around 7:45 p.m. local time on Sunday, March 10. The number of people on board is unknown at this time. The FAA and NTSB will investigate. The NTSB will be in charge of the investigation and will provide further updates.

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General Aviation / Hot Springs, Virginia

A twin-engine IAI Astra 1125 crashed near Ingalls Field Airport in Hot Springs, Virginia, around 3 p.m. local time on Sunday, March 10. Five people were on board. The FAA and NTSB will investigate. The NTSB will be in charge of the investigation and will provide further updates.

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March 9, 2024

Commercial Aviation / Chicago, Illinois

United Airlines Flight 2137 returned safely to Chicago O’Hare International Airport around 11 a.m. local time on Saturday, March 9, after the crew reported a possible oil warning light issue. The Airbus A320 was headed to Salt Lake City International Airport in Utah. The FAA will investigate. Please contact the airline for additional information.

General Aviation / Redland, Florida

A single-engine Cessna 172 crashed in a field in Redland, Florida, around 6 p.m. local time on Saturday, March 9. It is not yet known how many people are on board. The FAA will investigate.

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March 8, 2024

Commercial Aviation / Boston, Massachusetts

The flight crew of Delta Air Lines Flight 643, a Boeing 737-900, reported being illuminated by a green laser at an altitude of 2,000 feet approximately 6 miles southwest of Boston Logan International Airport around 7 p.m. local time on Friday, March 8. No injuries were reported. The FAA notified the Massachusetts State Police and will investigate.

Commercial Aviation / Los Angeles, California

United Airlines Flight 821 landed safely at Los Angeles International Airport around 4:30 p.m. local time on Friday, March 8, after the crew reported a hydraulics issue. The Airbus A320 departed from San Francisco International Airport and was headed to Mexico City International Airport. The FAA will investigate. 

Commercial Aviation / Houston, Texas

After landing at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, United Airlines Flight 2477 rolled onto the grass when exiting onto the taxiway around 8 a.m. local time on Friday, March 8. The passengers deplaned on the taxiway and were bused to the terminal. The Boeing 737 departed from Memphis International Airport. Please contact the airline for additional information. The FAA will investigate. 

General Aviation / White Horn, California

A single-engine Cirrus SR22 crashed near White Horn, California, around 1 p.m. local time on Friday, March 8. The pilot deployed the aircraft’s emergency parachute. The plane was headed to Charles M Schulz - Sonoma County Airport in Santa Rosa. Three people were on board. The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will investigate. The NTSB will be in charge of the investigation and will provide further updates.

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March 7, 2024

Commercial Aviation / Miami, Florida

American Airlines flight 929 struck the tail of Frontier Airlines flight 2675, an Airbus A321, while pushing back from the gate at Miami International Airport around 8:25 p.m. local time on Thursday, March 7. The American Airlines flight, a Boeing 777, was heading to Guarulhos International Airport in Brazil. Please contact the airlines for more information. 

Commercial Aviation / Los Angeles, California

United Airlines Flight 35 landed safely at Los Angeles International Airport around 1:30 p.m. local time on March 7 after the crew reported a landing gear issue. The Boeing 777 departed from San Francisco International Airport and was headed to Osaka International Airport in Japan. The FAA will investigate. 

General Aviation / Hendersonville, North Carolina

An unregistered ultralight crashed near Hendersonville Airport in North Carolina around 4:45 p.m. local time on Thursday, March 7. Only the pilot was on board. The FAA will investigate. 

General Aviation / Las Vegas, Nevada

A single-engine Diamond DA40 landed safely at North Las Vegas Airport around 9:20 a.m. local time on Thursday, March 7, after the pilot reported losing the left rear passenger door. Two people were on board. The FAA will investigate.

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March 6, 2024

Commercial Aviation / Portland, Oregon

Alaska Airlines Flight 646 returned safely to Portland International Airport in Oregon around 6:30 p.m. local time on Wednesday, March 6, after the crew reported a burning smell in the rear of the aircraft. The Boeing 737 was headed to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. The FAA will investigate. 

March 5, 2024

General Aviation / Bellevue, Washington

A single-engine Cirrus SR22 crashed in Bellevue, Washington around 5 p.m. local time on Tuesday, March 5. Two people were on board. The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will investigate. The NTSB will be in charge of the investigation and will provide further updates. 

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General Aviation / Ft. Morgan, Colorado

A single-engine Eurocopter AS350 landed near Ft. Morgan, Colorado around 2:30 p.m. local time on Tuesday, March 5, after the crew reported a bird strike. Three people were on board. The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will investigate. The NTSB will be in charge of the investigation and will provide further updates. 

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March 4, 2024

General Aviation / Nashville, Tennessee

A single-engine airplane crashed along I-40 southeast near John C. Tune Airport in Nashville, Tennessee, around 8 p.m. local time Monday, March 4. Five people were on board. The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board will investigate. The NTSB will be in charge of the investigation and will provide any updates. 

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Commercial Aviation / Houston, Texas

United Airlines Flight 1118 safely returned to George H. Bush Intercontinental Houston Airport after the crew reported an engine issue around 6:55 p.m. Monday, March 4. The Boeing 737-900 was headed to Southwest Florida International Airport in Fort Myers. The FAA will investigate. Contact the airline for additional information.

Commercial Aviation / Chicago, Illinois

United Airlines Flight 1980 landed safely at Chicago O'Hare International Airport around 4:30 p.m. on Monday, March 4, after the crew reported a gear issue. The Boeing 737 departed from Pensacola International Airport in Florida. The FAA will investigate. Please contact the airline for more information.

March 3, 2024

Commercial Aviation / Dulles, Virginia

Alaska Airlines Flight 322 landed safety at Washington Dulles International Airport in Virginia around 3:30 p.m. local time on Sunday, March 3, after the crew reported a passenger disturbance. The Boeing 737 departed from San Diego International Airport. The FAA will investigate. Please contact law enforcement and the airline for more information.

General Aviation / Fort Myers, Florida

A single-engine American Legend AL11 slid off the runway at Page Field Airport in Fort Myers, Florida around 2 p.m. local time on Sunday, Mar. 3. Only the pilot was on board. The FAA will investigate. 

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March 2, 2024

Commercial Aviation / Saint Lucia

The crew of jetBlue Flight 1681 reported scraping the tail on the runway before performing a go-around at Hewanorra International Airport in Saint Lucia. The flight landed safely around 2:35 p.m. local time on Saturday, March 2. The Airbus A321 departed from John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. Contact the airline and the Saint Lucia Civil Aviation Authority for more information. 

General Aviation / Afton, Minnesota

A single-engine Globe GC-1B crashed in a residential area in Afton, Minnesota around 10 a.m. local time on Saturday, Mar. 2. Two people were on board. The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board will investigate. The NTSB will be in charge of the investigation and will provide any updates.

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March 1, 2024

Commercial Aviation / Bangor, Maine

United Airlines Flight 883 landed safely at Bangor International Airport in Maine around 10 a.m. on Friday, March 1 after the crew reported a passenger disturbance. The Boeing 767 departed from Heathrow Airport in London and was headed to Newark Liberty International Airport. Please contact law enforcement for more information.

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Commercial Aviation / Albuquerque, New Mexico

Breeze Airways Flight 555, an Airbus A220-300, landed safely at around 3:30 p.m. local time on Friday, March 1, at Albuquerque International Sunport due to smoke in the cabin from a laptop lithium battery fire. The flight had departed from Los Angeles International Airport enroute to Pittsburgh International Airport. The FAA will investigate. Please contact the airline for more details.

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General Aviation / Key Largo, Florida

A single-engine Cirrus SR20 crashed on a golf course near Ocean Reef Club Airport in North Key Largo, Florida around 12:50 p.m. local time Friday, March 1, 2024. Only the pilot was on board. The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board will investigate. The NTSB will be in charge of the investigation and will provide any updates.

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February 29, 2024

General Aviation / Van Nuys, California

A twin-engine Gulfstream IV landed safely at Van Nuys Airport in California around 9 p.m. local time on Thursday, Feb. 29 after the pilot reported smoke in the cockpit. The flight departed from Hollywood Burbank Airport and was headed to El Salvador International Airport. The FAA will investigate. 

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Commercial Aviation / New York, New York

American Airlines Flight 2084 landed safely at LaGuardia Airport in New York around 9:30 a.m. local time on Thursday, Feb. 29 after the crew reported smoke in the cabin. The Airbus A319 departed from O'Hare International Airport in Chicago. The FAA will investigate. Please contact the carrier for more information.

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February 28, 2024

Commercial Aviation / Syracuse, New York

Delta Air Lines Flight 86 landed safely at Syracuse Hancock International Airport in New York around 7:20 p.m. local time on Tuesday, Feb. 27, after the crew reported an engine issue. The Airbus A330 departed from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport and was headed to Frankfurt, Germany. The FAA will investigate.

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Commercial Aviation / Boston, Massachusetts

American Airlines Flight 94, a Boeing 777, landed safely at 10 p.m. local time on Wednesday, February 28 at Boston Logan International Airport after reporting a cracked windshield. The aircraft had departed from John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, enroute to Madrid, Spain. The FAA will investigate.
 
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General Aviation / Sacramento, California

A single-engine Nanchang CJ-6A landed with its gear up at the Sacramento Executive Airport in California around 10:50 a.m. local time Wednesday, Feb. 28. Only the pilot was on board. The FAA will investigate.

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General Aviation / West Chicago, Illinois

A twin-engine Piper PA-44 landed safely at DuPage Airport in West Chicago, Illinois, around 6:50 p.m. local time on Wednesday, Feb. 28, after reporting a landing gear issue. The FAA will investigate.

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February 27, 2024

General Aviation / Kauai, Hawaii

The pilot of a McDonnell Douglas 500 helicopter made a forced landing on the northwest shore of Kauai, Hawaii, on Tuesday, Feb. 27 around 1:30 p.m. local time. Five people were on board. The FAA will investigate.

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General Aviation / Sanford, Florida

A single-engine Cirrus SR20 crashed and struck a parked Piper PA-28 while landing at Orlando Sanford International Airport in Florida around 6:30 p.m. local time on Tuesday, Feb. 27. Two people were on board. Nobody was on board the Piper. The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will investigate. The NTSB will be in charge of the investigation and will provide further updates. 

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February 26, 2024

General Aviation / Fort Myers, Florida

A twin-engine Cessna 340 struck a light pole while taxiing at Page Field Airport in Fort Myers, Florida, around 8:25 a.m. local time on Monday, Feb. 26. One person was on board. The FAA will investigate. 

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February 25, 2024

General Aviation / Moultonborough, New Hampshire

A single-engine Taylorcraft BC12 crashed into the woods shortly after landing at Moultonborough Airport in New Hampshire around 5:30 p.m. local time on Sunday, Feb. 25. Two people were on board. The FAA will investigate.

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General Aviation / Barstow, California

The pilot of a single-engine Cessna made an emergency landing on a dry lake-bed in the Mojave Desert near Barstow, California, around 6 p.m. local time on Sunday, Feb. 25. It is not yet known how many people were on board. The FAA is investigating.

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February 24, 2024

General Aviation / Cape Coral, Florida

A single-engine Bellanca 17-30A landed in a residential neighborhood in Cape Coral, Florida, around 10 a.m. local time on Saturday, Feb. 24 after the pilot reported a possible engine failure. Only the pilot was on board. The FAA will investigate.

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General Aviation / Jackson, Ohio

A single-engine Piper PA-32 crashed near James A. Rhodes Airport in Jackson, Ohio, around 1:30 p.m. local time on Saturday, Feb. 24. Three people were on board. The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will investigate. The NTSB will be in charge of the investigation and will provide further updates.  

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February 23, 2024

Commercial Aviation / Houston, Texas

Southwest Airlines Flight 1510 landed safety at William P. Hobby Airport in Houston around 12:35 p.m. local time Friday, Feb. 23, after the crew reported a medical emergency.  The Boeing 737 departed Chicago-O'Hare International Airport and was flying to Cancun, Mexico. Contact the airline for additional information. 

General Aviation / Miami, Florida

A single-engine Cessna 208 seaplane overturned while landing at the Miami Seaplane Base around 1:40 p.m. local time Friday, Feb. 23. Seven people were on board.

The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate. 

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February 22, 2024

General Aviation / New Hogan Reservoir, California

A single-engine Aeronca Model 7 Champion crashed near New Hogan Reservoir, California, around 4:15 p.m. local time on Thursday, Feb. 22. Only the pilot was on board. 

The FAA will investigate.

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Commercial Aviation / Boston, Massachusetts

The flight crew of jetBlue Flight 188, an Airbus A321, reported being illuminated by a green laser at an altitude of 3,000 feet approximately 13 miles northeast of Boston Logan International Airport around 9:10 p.m. local time on Thursday, February 22. No injuries were reported. The FAA notified the Massachusetts State Police.

The FAA will investigate.

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February 21, 2024

Commercial Aviation / Chicago, Illinois

United Airlines Flight 1533 landed safely at Chicago O'Hare International Airport around 7:40 a.m. local time on Wednesday, Feb. 21 after the crew reported a security issue. The Boeing 787 departed from Newark Liberty International Airport and was headed to Los Angeles International Airport. Contact law enforcement for additional information.

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February 20, 2024

Commercial Aviation / Denver, Colorado

United Airlines Flight 237 landed safely at Denver International Airport after the crew reported blowing a tire upon departure from Colorado Springs Airport. The Boeing 737-800 landed around 4:15 p.m. local time on Tuesday, Feb. 20. The FAA is investigating. Please contact the airline for additional information.

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Commercial Aviation / Albuquerque, New Mexico

American Airlines Flight 1219 returned safely to Albuquerque International Sunport Airport in New Mexico around 2:40 p.m. local time on Tuesday, Feb. 20 after the crew reported a passenger disturbance. The Boeing 737 was headed to Chicago O'Hare International Airport. The FAA will investigate. Please contact the airline and local authorities for additional information.

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General Aviation / Farmingdale, New York

A single-engine Piper PA-28 landed on Southern State Parkway after the pilot reported engine failure while on approach to Republic Airport in Farmingdale, New York, around 11:40 a.m. local time on Tuesday, Feb. 20. Two people were on board.

The FAA will investigate. 

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Last updated: Friday, April 19, 2024