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Air Transportation Disasters

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  • New search zone designated for Malaysia Airlines jet in Indian Ocean

    Australian authorities said Thursday that a 23,000-square-mile area in the southern Indian Ocean had been designated as a new focus zone where searchers will look for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Analysts who helped define the area said in a...
  • Asiana pilots switched off system that might have averted crash: NTSB

    A federal safety panel on Tuesday concluded that the pilots flying the Asiana Airlines jet that crashed in San Francisco on July 6, 2013, mismanaged their landing approach and inadvertently shut off an automatic speed control system that might have...
  • Air Museum Presentation Sheds Light On Earhart Disappearance

    Air Museum Presentation Sheds Light On Earhart Disappearance
    Like the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, it's a mystery as to what happened to Amelia Earhart and her navigator Fred Noonan on July 2, 1937. Ric Gillespie talked about the research and theories regarding Earhart at two recent presentations,...
  • Asiana Airlines crash: NTSB video details plane's final moments

    Asiana Airlines crash: NTSB video details plane's final moments
    Federal investigators Tuesday revealed key moments in the final minutes of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 that caused the Boeing 777 to fly into San Francisco International Airport too low and slow, and ultimately crash. During a hearing in Washington, D.C....
  • Asiana Airlines says it's dealing with SFO crash problems

    Asiana Airlines says it's dealing with SFO crash problems
    Asiana Airlines said Tuesday it is also addressing problems cited by a federal safety panel investigating last year's jet crash in San Francisco. The panel found the Asiana pilots mismanaged their landing approach and inadvertently shut off an automatic...
  • Asiana Crew Confused By Aircraft's Technology, NTSB Finds In July 6 Crash

    WASHINGTON — The deadly crash of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 at San Francisco International Airport resulted directly from the crew's confusion over the plane's technology, federal officials said Tuesday, adding that emergency officials responding to...
  • 'Near midair collision' at Newark airport recounted by NTSB

    'Near midair collision' at Newark airport recounted by NTSB
    Two aircraft, one landing and the other taking off, came within just hundreds of yards of colliding with each other at New Jersey's Newark Liberty Airport last month, according to a preliminary federal report that describes a far more dire picture of...
  • 'The Last Illusion' inventively captures a feral boy's life in N.Y.

     'The Last Illusion' inventively captures a feral boy's life in N.Y.
    Zal Hendricks seems at first glance an unlikely hero for a coming-of-age story set against the backdrop of New York in the three years leading to the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center. Born in Iran to a woman who has lost her mind, Zal is raised...
  • Worst plane crash in U.S. history

     Worst plane crash in U.S. history
    Thirty-five years ago Sunday, in what remains the worst airline crash on U.S. soil, more than 270 people were killed near O'Hare International Airport when American Airlines Flight 191 lost its left engine on takeoff, rolled sickeningly and crashed near a...
  • Remembering the meaning of Memorial Day

    Remembering the meaning of Memorial Day
    The annual Memorial Day observance at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens, where officials, veterans and family members come together to honor the state's war dead, is traditionally a somber affair. This year's ceremony will maintain that tone, but carry...
  • Helicopter crashes on Hart-Miller Island in Essex

    Helicopter crashes on Hart-Miller Island in Essex
    Maryland State Police today released more details about Sunday's helicopter crash that left two people with minor injuries at Hart-Miller Island near Essex. The helicopter, a Brantley B-2B, experienced a mechanical problem Sunday afternoon, state...