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Air Transportation Disasters

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  • Officials say pilot unhurt when small plane goes off runway

    Officials say a pilot escaped without injuries when his small plane ran off the end of the runway and overturned at Newport State Airport. Fire officials said the single-engine plane's nosewheel dug into the grass and there was damage to its landing...
  • Family from Suriname identified as plane crash victims

    Authorities have identified a family of four from Suriname as the victims of a small plane crash near Fort Lauderdale. Police say 51-year-old John Patrick Van Ommeren, 49-year-old Monique Van Ommeren, 15-year-old Sacha Van Ommeren and 13-year-old...
  • After Alps crash, some experts ponder flights without pilots

    To improve airline safety, maybe we need to remove the pilots. That radical idea is decades away, if it ever becomes a reality. But following the intentional crashing of Germanwings Flight 9525 by the co-pilot, a long-running debate over autonomous jets...
  • Business Highlights

    ___ After Alps crash, some experts ponder flights without pilots To improve airline safety, maybe we need to remove the pilots. That radical idea is decades away, if it ever becomes a reality. But following the intentional crashing of Germanwings...
  • Republic of Suriname thanks South Florida investigators for help with plane crash investigation

    Republic of Suriname thanks South Florida investigators for help with plane crash investigation
    The pilot and three passengers who perished April 12 in a Fort Lauderdale plane crash turned out to be citizens of Suriname. The South American country's embassy in Washington, DC sent along a statement about the crash. In addition to naming the victims...
  • After Alps crash, Turkish Air CEO urges pilots to marry

    Turkish Airlines' CEO has one possible solution to avoid another case like last month's Germanwings crash: have pilots get married. Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz had suffered from depression before he deliberately flew the Airbus A320 into a French...
  • German president: Germanwings crash an 'unbelievable horror'

    The Germanwings crash last month was an "unbelievable horror" for the families of those killed, compounded by the apparent senselessness of the co-pilot's actions in bringing down the plane, German President Joachim Gauck told hundreds of victims'...
  • Plane, helicopter collide at Van Nuys Airport

    Plane, helicopter collide at Van Nuys Airport
    A small airplane and a helicopter collided Thursday afternoon at Van Nuys Airport while both aircraft were on the ground, authorities said. No one was injured in the incident. The small airplane, an Aero Commander 685, was repositioning at the airport...
  • Americans face harrowing escapes from Yemen, says US envoy in Djibouti

    GENEVA American citizens escaping Yemen, including small children and some frail elderly, are arriving exhausted in Djibouti after harrowing journeys from the besieged country, where a U.S.-supported Saudi Arabian bombing campaign is entering its fourth...
  • Volunteers to plant 22,000 seedlings at Flight 93 memorial

    Hundreds of volunteers are joining state forestry officials in a massive tree-planting project at the Flight 93 National Memorial. About 22,000 seedlings will be planted Friday and Saturday in western Pennsylvania, according to the Department of...
  • Police confirm identities of 4 killed in plane crash

    Police confirm identities of 4 killed in plane crash
    Police on Thursday released the names of four family members who died in a fiery plane crash near Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport over the weekend. Dental records and DNA testing confirmed that John Patrick Van Ommeren, 51, Monique Van Ommeren, 49,...