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Air Transportation Disasters

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  • River rafters discover wreckage of aircraft in Grand Canyon

    A group of river rafters in search of old mining equipment on a hike at the Grand Canyon came across something unexpected during a recent trip: the wreckage of a small aircraft with bones scattered nearby. John Weisheit was with several people who...
  • The horror of American Airlines Flight 191

    The horror of American Airlines Flight 191
    Cory Franklin’s chilling account of the crash of American Airlines Flight 191 on May 25, 1979, brought back memories — painful memories. I was a producer at WGN Radio at the time. I had left work on that Friday afternoon and was on my way home...
  • Small plane crashes while attempting to land in Pennsylvania

    A pilot is recovering after the single-propeller plane he was trying to land in northeastern Pennsylvania crashed into a swampy area near the runway. Authorities say wind picked up as the man was trying to land at the Cherry Ridge Airport near...
  • Police: 3 kids hurt when waterspout uproots bounce house

    A waterspout uprooted an inflatable bounce house with three children inside it on a South Florida beach Monday, but the youngsters were tossed to the sand before it flew above palm trees and over four lanes of traffic, police said. All three children...
  • Aurora remembers its heroes on Memorial Day

    Aurora remembers its heroes on Memorial Day
    Memorial Day is more than a moment of solemn reflection in Aurora. The City of Lights has shed its share of tears for those in the military killed while serving their country. That rang true again Monday as Aurora honored and remembered fallen members...
  • 2 teenagers dead, 1 injured in single-car crash

    New York State Police say two teenagers were killed and a third was injured after their car rolled over on Interstate Highway 81 in a town 23 miles south of Syracuse. Troopers said that 17-year-old Andrea Czimmer was behind the wheel Friday night when...
  • Navy says pilot safely ejected when plane went off runway

    A Navy pilot safely ejected into San Diego Bay on Friday when a training jet went off the end of a runway after landing at Naval Air Station North Island. Boaters rescued the pilot from the bay that separates the Navy base in Coronado from downtown San...
  • Correction: Air Force Station-Crash story

    In a story May 20 about the death of a second Marine during a training exercise in Hawaii, The Associated Press, relying on information from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, erroneously reported the hometown of Lance Cpt. Matthew Determan. He was...
  • Lufthansa to propose unannounced drug checks for pilots

    The chief executive of German airline Lufthansa says unannounced tests to check pilots for prescription drugs might help improve air safety. Carsten Spohr made the comments in an interview with the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, published Friday —...
  • Overbooked flight leads to under-dressed traveler at airport

    After dressing down a gate agent about an overbooked flight, an angry would-be passenger apparently decided he would get undressed. WBTV in Charlotte reports (http://bit.ly/1HkAYxZ ) one witness says the unidentified man was trying to board a US...
  • Macedonian premier's plane makes emergency landing

    Macedonian officials say a government jet carrying Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski back from talks in Strasbourg has made an emergency landing in Zurich after suffering decompression in the air. Government spokesman Aleksandar Gjorgjiev told The...