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Air Transportation Disasters

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  • FAA investigating after near-midair collision between 2 planes by airport north of NYC

    The FAA is investigating a near-midair collision between two planes by an airport north of New York City. WABC reports that JetBlue Flight 94 had begun its descent into Westchester County Airport on Sunday afternoon when its collision-warning system...
  • Chinese MH370 relatives reject Malaysian conclusion that passengers of missing plane are dead

    About 100 Chinese families of passengers on the missing Malaysian airliner demanded Friday that Malaysian officials retract their statement that all aboard died, saying that without hard evidence they don't want to start compensation claims. Malaysia's...
  • Malaysia declares missing Flight 370 an accident to allow compensation; families want evidence

    Malaysia's government formally declared still-missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 an accident on Thursday and said all those on board were presumed dead, paving the way for compensation claims but angering victims' families still waiting for evidence...
  • NASA astronaut memorial stirs memories for shuttle veteran

    Each year around this time, NASA honors fallen astronauts, including the 17 men and women killed in three separate wintertime accidents in the sky and on the earth. For Robert "Hoot" Gibson, it's a time to remember lost friends and some of their stunts,...
  • Pilot not 'signed off' for solo flight before fatal crash in New Smyrna Beach, NTSB says

    Pilot not 'signed off' for solo flight before fatal crash in New Smyrna Beach, NTSB says
    The pilot killed in a New Smyrna Beach plane crash earlier this month was not "signed off" for a solo flight, crash investigators said in a new report. Mihoko Tabata, 38, a Japanese citizen, somehow obtained the keys for the plane and was flying it...
  • Malaysia declares loss of Flight MH370 an accident to help families

    Malaysia's government on Thursday officially declared the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which went missing last March, an accident. The official declaration by the country's Department of Civil Aviation should clear the way for the...
  • United jet makes emergency landing in Ontario; passengers report smoke

    United jet makes emergency landing in Ontario; passengers report smoke
    A United Airlines jet headed from LAX to Virginia safely made an emergency landing at Ontario International Airport on Thursday, officials said. The decision to divert the plane was made after its crew reported an emergency. Passengers on board said...
  • Indonesian investigators say AirAsia jetliner flown by co-pilot when it crashed into Java Sea

    Indonesian investigators announced Thursday the co-pilot of the crashed AirAsia jet was in control when he struggled to recover the aircraft as stall warnings sounded. The Airbus A320-200 crashed into the Java Sea Dec. 28, halfway from Indonesia's city...
  • Malaysia declares MH370 crash an accident to clear compensation

    Malaysia declares MH370 crash an accident to clear compensation
    Malaysia's government declared Thursday the crash of Flight 370 an accident to pave the way for compensation claims, angering victims' families still waiting for evidence while officials said the search for wreckage will go on. Civil aviation chief...
  • Malaysia formally declares dead all people aboard MH370

    KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia on Thursday officially declared dead the 239 people aboard Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 that disappeared in March, allowing the bereaved to claim compensation. After 327 days and based on all available data, it was highly unlikely...
  • Malaysia declares MH370 flight disappearance an accident

    KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia on Thursday declared the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 as an accident and said all the 239 people aboard are presumed dead, paving the way for compensation claims. The plane disappeared an hour after taking off...