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Air Transportation Disasters

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  • Asiana Airlines crash caused by pilot 'mismanagement,' NTSB concludes

     Asiana Airlines crash caused by pilot 'mismanagement,' NTSB concludes
    U.S. investigators on Tuesday said Boeing should consider modifying flight controls on the 777 jetliner in response to an Asiana Airlines crash in San Francisco last July that killed three people and injured more than 180. The National Transportation...
  • The crash of American Airlines Flight 191 near O'Hare

    The crash of American Airlines Flight 191 near O'Hare
    As an American Airlines DC-10 jet roared into the sky over O'Hare International Airport on this Friday afternoon, its left engine fell off. Flight 191, bound for Los Angeles at the beginning of the Memorial Day weekend, rolled over in the air and...
  • Safety board to rule on last year's Asiana Airlines crash

    SAN FRANCISCO A federal safety board Tuesday is expected to officially determine the cause of the crash of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 at San Francisco International Airport last year, which raised troubling questions about pilot training and the...
  • Asiana crew confused by aircraft's technology; emergency response criticized, NTSB finds

    WASHINGTON The deadly crash of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 at San Francisco International Airport directly resulted from the crew's confusion over the plane's technology, federal officials said Tuesday, adding that emergency officials responding to the...
  • 'Scariest flight of all time': Emergency chute opens inside plane

    'Scariest flight of all time': Emergency chute opens inside plane
    Passengers of a United Airlines flight that was diverted to Kansas after an emergency slide inflated 38,000 feet in the air described a panicked scene inside the cabin as crew members rushed to contain the problem. Flight 1463 left O’Hare...
  • First jump: Skydiving pilot forced to ditch plane

    First jump: Skydiving pilot forced to ditch plane
    Shawn Kinmartin had been a pilot for a skydiving company for four years but had never jumped from an airplane. Until Saturday, when a skydiver damaged Kinmartin's Cessna on the way out and the 21-year-old had no choice but to bail. It was his fourth...
  • Drone flies too close to NYPD chopper, police say; operators arrested

    Two New York men face felony charges after authorities said they flew a drone within 800 feet of a New York Police Department helicopter. The helicopter pilot spotted the small, unmanned aircraft near the George Washington Bridge early Monday, police...
  • Pilot, passengers rescued, taken to Dania Beach after plane makes emergency landing in Bahamas

    Pilot, passengers rescued, taken to Dania Beach after plane makes emergency landing in Bahamas
    Three Miami men were rescued by a cargo ship and taken to Dania Beach after a plane made an emergency landing in the waters off the Bahamas. Around 8:20 a.m. Monday, a Cessna 337 made an emergency landing about 15 miles off Bimini, said Mike Jachles,...
  • Watch these planes avoid a collision at the Barcelona airport

    Watch these planes avoid a collision at the Barcelona airport
    Two planes appear to have narrowly avoided disaster this weekend at Barcelona-El Prat Airport in Spain. A video posted by Miguel Angel Ramirez shows a Boeing 767 operated by the airline Russian UTair approaching and about to land as an Aerolineas...
  • Military jet crashes into neighborhood; second jet misses Navy carrier

    Officials say they are investigating what caused two military jets to crash Wednesday, one a Marine Harrier jet that went into a neighborhood in Imperial County, the other a Navy jet that crashed off the Southern California coast. Eight homes were...
  • '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...