Plane crashes

Report: Texas plane crash was due to a gender reveal party

A gender reveal stunt in September went south when a plane crashed while dumping 350 gallons of pink water in Texas, according to a report from the National Transportation Safety Board.

The big picture: A variety of gender unveilings have gone awry as people try to go beyond conventional colored-cake parties.

Boeing exec exits as 737 MAX crisis continues

McAllister himself.
Kevin McAllister. Photo: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images.

Boeing executive Kevin McAllister, who served as the company's commercial airplanes CEO and president, is leaving amid an ongoing crisis with the manufacturer's 737 MAX jets, the New York Times reports.

The big picture: McAllister has been under fire for his handling of the division and his leadership during attempts to fix the automated system at least partially responsible for 2 crashes. The 737s have been grounded since March, costing the company at least $8 billion to date, the Times notes.