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Air Transportation Disasters

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  • American crash victims: US government contractor, daughter

    Three Americans were presumed dead in the plane crash in the southern French Alps, including a U.S. government contractor and her daughter, the State Department said Wednesday. Identified victims were Yvonne Selke of Nokesville, Virginia, an employee for...
  • Cops release 911 calls in deadly Orlando helicopter crash

    Cops release 911 calls in deadly Orlando helicopter crash
    Calm 911 callers reported seeing a quickly descending helicopter followed by a "boom" and black smoke from a "blazing" fire in the moments after it crashed into the guest house of a College Park home on Sunday afternoon. Three people – pilot Bruce...
  • Germanwings cockpit recording to be analyzed for alarms, voices before crash

    Germanwings cockpit recording to be analyzed for alarms, voices before crash
    French air accident investigators said Wednesday that they had extracted an audio file from the cockpit voice recorder of the Germanwings Airbus that crashed in the Alps with 150 people aboard. U.S. officials confirmed that three Americans were among...
  • Drone flying restricted in Delaware state parks

    Natural resources officials are reminding Delaware residents that flying drone is restricted in state parks. The Division of Parks & Recreation said in a news release on Wednesday that that the use of drones on all park lands is restricted and...
  • Santa Monica City Council revises lease terms for airport tenants

    Santa Monica City Council revises lease terms for airport tenants
    In the wake of actor Harrison Ford's crash landing near Santa Monica Airport this month, the Santa Monica City Council on Tuesday established new leasing policies for tenants of its embattled airport, but declined to discuss exhaust limits that were...
  • Burbank Airport emergency drill puts rescuers, makeup artists to the test

    Burbank Airport emergency drill puts rescuers, makeup artists to the test
    Staging a major airport disaster drill takes months of planning. You need volunteers. You need emergency teams primed to converge on the scene. So if the timing of a simulated crash at Burbank Bob Hope Airport seemed unfortunate Tuesday given the news...
  • How investigators will determine why Germanwings jet crashed

    Cockpit voice recordings and, hopefully, flight data will provide the main clues to investigators trying to understand what caused Germanwings Flight 9525 to crash. But that is just the beginning. Drawing on decades of experience with crashes around...
  • No one hurt when de-icing truck hits plane at Denver airport

    No injuries have been reported after a de-icing truck hit a Delta Air Lines plane at Denver International Airport. Airport spokesman Heath Montgomery says Delta Flight 1780 was getting ready to take off to Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport...
  • Marine killed in plane crash was escorting construction crew

    A U.S. Marine who was killed when a civilian plane struck his government truck was serving as an escort to a construction crew when the crash happened at an Arizona military base, federal investigators say. The construction crew was working near a runway...
  • Virginia woman, daughter among European plane crash victims; 3rd victim confirmed

    Virginia woman, daughter among European plane crash victims; 3rd victim confirmed
    UPDATE: The U.S. State Department says a third American has been identified as a victim of the plane crash in France that killed a total of 150 people. The department said it is in contact with the victim's next of kin but is not releasing the name...
  • FAA investigating after small plane skidded off runway

    Federal aviation officials are investigating after an incident involving a small plane at the Kennebec Airfield near Angier. WTVD of Durham reported Friday (http://abc11.tv/1FSVl8s) that a pilot in his early 20s was flying from Sanford to Kennebec around...