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  • Two jets from West Coast-based aircraft carrier crash in western Pacific

    The Navy has safely recovered one pilot and is searching for the second after two F/A-18 Hornets from the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson crashed Friday in the western Pacific Ocean, the Navy said. The jets are from Carrier Air Wing 17 and assigned...
  • Two Navy fighter jets crash in western Pacific; 1 pilot missing

    Two Navy fighter jets crash in western Pacific; 1 pilot missing
    Two Navy F/A-18 fighter jets crashed after taking off from the aircraft carrier Carl Vinson while operating at sea in the western Pacific Ocean. One of the pilots was quickly located and brought aboard the carrier for medical attention. Search efforts...
  • Wreckage of New York couple's plane found, Jamaican officials say

    Wreckage of New York couple's plane found, Jamaican officials say
    Jamaican officials believe they have found the wreckage of a small plane that crashed into the Atlantic Ocean on Friday after its pilot, a well-known New York real-estate magnate, apparently lost consciousness at the helm of the aircraft. A rescue...
  • Possible wreckage of small plane spotted off Jamaica

    Possible wreckage of small plane spotted off Jamaica
    Rescuers were searching on Saturday for the wreckage of a small U.S. private plane that crashed off the east coast of Jamaica, after the Jamaican military said debris from the aircraft had likely been spotted. The plane, with an unresponsive pilot,...
  • Owner: Banner-plane pilot avoided sunbathers in Miami Beach ocean crash

    When a banner plane lost power over Miami Beach, the pilot steered clear of the sand and ditched in the water, the company's owner said Sunday. At 500 feet in the air, the plane's engine stopped, giving the pilot just a few seconds to decide on a course...
  • Dutch report: Malaysia jet downed in Ukraine by 'high-energy objects'

    Dutch report: Malaysia jet downed in Ukraine by 'high-energy objects'
    A preliminary report on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 appears to confirm initial assertions that the passenger plane was hit by a surface-to-air-missile in mid-flight July 17 before crashing in Ukraine. “The pattern of damage observed on the forward...
  • Pilot Survives Watertown Plane Crash

    Pilot Survives Watertown Plane Crash
    WATERTOWN — A pilot lost control of a small plane and crashed in the back yard of a home on Tuesday morning, a police official said. The man had no obvious injuries, said Robert Desena, deputy police chief. "He walked away from the plane,"...
  • Leonid Bershidsky: Flight MH17 crash report answers one question

    At first glance, the preliminary report on the July 17 crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine is pretty thin gruel. It does, however, rule out most explanations except the one that involves a ground-to air-missile. At the same time,...
  • Melanoma risk is higher for flight crews that work at 40,000 feet

    Attention pilots and flight attendants: For your safety, please fasten your seat belts, note the location of the aircraft’s emergency exits -- and be sure to apply plenty of sunscreen to reduce your risk of melanoma. When it comes to the risks...
  • 2 deaths confirmed in crash of unresponsive plane off Jamaica

    2 deaths confirmed in crash of unresponsive plane off Jamaica
    A small U.S. private plane with an unresponsive pilot crashed off the east coast of Jamaica on Friday after veering far off its course toward southwest Florida and triggering a U.S. security alert that prompted a fighter jet escort. A New York county...
  • Flight makes emergency landing at BWI

    Flight makes emergency landing at BWI
    A flight from Atlanta to Providence was forced to make an emergency landing at Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport Friday night for mechanical trouble. Delta flight 772 safely made the emergency landing around 10:30 p.m. and no...