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Air Transportation Disasters

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  • S.E. Cupp: Preventing the last disaster, accomplishing not much

    As a species, human beings are nothing if not predictable. After every horrific disaster, whether man-made or natural, accidental or deliberate, we come together to collectively decide what we can do to prevent the next one, and in the case of the...
  • Germanwings co-pilot accelerated plane before crash, officials say

    PARIS The second black box recovered from the wreckage of Germanwings flight 4U9525 shows that co-pilot Andreas Lubitz accelerated the aircraft as it descended into the Alps, French aviation officials said on Friday. French aviation authority BEA also...
  • Germanwings crash: Copilot accelerated plane as it dropped, investigators say

    Germanwings crash: Copilot accelerated plane as it dropped, investigators say
    The copilot of the Germanwings plane that plowed into a mountain, killing all 150 people on board, repeatedly increased the aircraft's speed as it descended, French air accident investigators said Friday. Information from the aircraft's second "black...
  • Plane lands safely at W.Va. airport after smoke in cabin

    Yeager Airport says a United Express flight landed safely after smoke in the cabin prompted the pilot to declare an emergency. Yeager says the Dash 8B was heading to the Charleston airport from Dulles International Airport on Friday when the emergency...
  • Witnesses saw smoke or exhaust before Va. plane crash

    A preliminary report says two witnesses reported seeing a thin trail of smoke or exhaust from the engine before a small plane crashed in Orange County. The report by the National Transportation Safety Board says the witnesses also told investigators that...
  • Germanwings co-pilot studied suicide methods online, officials say

    BERLIN Andreas Lubitz, the co-pilot alleged to have intentionally downed Germanwings flight 4U9525 killing himself and 149 others on board, researched suicide methods and cockpit door security mechanism on the internet, German prosecutors said Thursday....
  • Prosecutors: Germanwings co-pilot researched suicide methods, cockpit security

    Prosecutors: Germanwings co-pilot researched suicide methods, cockpit security
    Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz spent time online researching suicide methods and cockpit door security in the week before crashing Flight 9525, prosecutors said Thursday — the first evidence that it may have been a premeditated act. As the...
  • Bradley Briefly Closed After Plane Declares Emergency

    WINDSOR LOCKS — Bradley International Airport was briefly closed on Thursday night after a plane was diverted to the airport, officials said. The diversion came after the pilot declared an emergency. It was quickly reopened, officials said....
  • Alps crash: Bodies recovered, but families must wait months

    Just over a week after a Germanwings plane crashed into the French Alps, investigators have finished retrieving human remains from the crash site and are now trying to match them with DNA profiles from the 150 people killed — an arduous task that...
  • Pilot dies in small plane crash in St. Lucie neighborhood

    A pilot is dead after his single-engine plane crashed in a St. Lucie County neighborhood. The Bedecrop BD-22 went down just before 11 a.m. Wednesday in St. Lucie Village, less than a mile from the St. Lucie County International Airport. The wreck caused...
  • Pilot identified: Fatal plane crash missed homes 'only by the grace of God,' sheriff says

    Pilot identified: Fatal plane crash missed homes 'only by the grace of God,' sheriff says
    ST. LUCIE VILLAGE — A pilot is dead after his single-engine plane crashed in a St. Lucie County neighborhood. The Bedecrop BD-22 went down just before 11 a.m. Wednesday in St. Lucie Village, less than a mile from the St. Lucie County...