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  • While tracking one warplane mystery, sleuths solve another

    While tracking one warplane mystery, sleuths solve another
    The mystery of Flight 19 remains unsolved. Yet, as a result of the quest to unravel that riddle, another bewildering aviation case has just been cracked. New evidence led two aviation sleuths to believe that a TBM Avenger found in the Everglades 25...
  • Search for Malaysia jet refocuses on drone scans of sea floor

    Search for Malaysia jet refocuses on drone scans of sea floor
    PERTH, Australia (Reuters) - Footage taken by a deep-sea drone should determine sooner than previously thought whether a remote stretch of the Indian Ocean is the final resting place of a missing Malaysian jetliner, Australian search authorities said on...
  • No serious injuries in Tavares seaplane crash

    No serious injuries in Tavares seaplane crash
    The pilot of a seaplane was not seriously injured last week after crashing the aircraft at Lake Idamere Park just outside of Tavares city limits. Lake County sheriff's dispatch received a call about 11 a.m. April 10 of a plane crash near Lake Idamere...
  • Malaysia plane search undersea could take 2 months

    Malaysia plane search undersea could take 2 months
    A U.S. Navy underwater drone sent to search for a missing Malaysian jetliner on the floor of the Indian Ocean could take up to two months to scour a 230-square-mile area where the plane is believed to have sunk, U.S. search authorities said Tuesday. The...
  • Faster Wi-Fi on flights leads to battle in the sky

    NEW YORK/HAMBURG (Reuters) - Wi-Fi in the sky is taking off, promising much better connections for travelers and a bonanza for the companies that sell the systems. With satellite-based Wi-Fi, Internet speeds on jetliners are getting lightning fast. And...
  • Missing Malaysia plane: co-pilot tried to make cell phone call, report says

    The search for a missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner resumed on Saturday, five weeks after the plane disappeared from radar screens, amid fears that batteries powering signals from the black box recorder on board may have died. Australian Prime Minister...
  • Malaysia Airlines plane search goes underwater

    BEIJING — Investigators looking for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 have put away their towed pinger locator and are about to call off searches for surface debris. Now, it's all up to a little yellow robotic submarine to find the missing Boeing 777...
  • Undersea drone hunt for Malaysian plane foiled by depth

    A U.S. Navy underwater drone sent to search for a missing Malaysian jetliner on the floor of the Indian Ocean had its first mission cut short after exceeding its 4.5 km (2.8 mile) depth limit, Australian search authorities said on Tuesday. The launch...
  • Seniors on the Go: Airline safety -- where are we?

    Seniors on the Go: Airline safety -- where are we?
    "How safe is air travel?" The relentless media obsession with the mystery of Malaysia Airlines flight 370 again focuses attention on the broad question of airline safety. And despite the apparent tragic fate of the flight 370 passengers, last week's...
  • Zombie characters look on in horror as plane crashes, killing two people

    Zombie characters look on in horror as plane crashes, killing two people
    It was almost a wrap. The sweeping aerial shot of dozens of scary-looking zombies from a single-engine plane was to be the final scene from a low-budget movie being filmed in Marion County. "It was an airplane-into-the-sunset type scene," Bronson...
  • Sounds detected might be from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

    Sounds detected might be from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370
    BEIJING -- An Australian ship towing a U.S. Navy "pinger" locator has twice picked up sustained signals that may be from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370’s "black boxes," and searchers are likely to deploy an underwater exploratory vehicle...