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Air Transportation Disasters

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  • Families of Malaysia Airlines victims unlikely to receive compensation

    WASHINGTON The accusations that Russia bears the blame for the downing of a Malaysia Airlines plane by a surface-to-air missile over eastern Ukraine two weeks ago leaves a key question still hanging: Will the already-troubled investigation produce any...
  • Parking lot plane crash: San Diego witnesses describe close call

    Parking lot plane crash: San Diego witnesses describe close call
    Witnesses on the ground described close calls and their shock when a small airplane crashed and burst into flames Wednesday in the parking lot of a Costco in San Diego. “It was pretty nuts. I was just minding my own business and then a plane falls...
  • Malaysian PM: Report leaves 'strong suspicion' missile downed MH17

    Malaysian PM: Report leaves 'strong suspicion' missile downed MH17
    AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said on Tuesday that preliminary findings by Dutch investigators into the crash of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 in July suggested a missile downed the plane. The crash over territory held by...
  • 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,"...
  • Pilot killed at Reno Air Races, scene of 2011 crash

    (Reuters) - A veteran pilot died when he crashed during qualifying for the National Championship Air Races, official said on Tuesday in Reno, where 11 people were killed in 2011 when a World War Two-era plane slammed into the ground near the grandstand....
  • Drug use up among U.S. pilots killed in crashes: government study

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Tests on pilots killed in plane crashes in the United States since 1990 have found a four-fold increase in the use of legal and illegal drugs, according to a study released on Tuesday by the National Transportation Safety Board. Of...
  • 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,...
  • Calgary struggles with late summer snowfall

    Calgary struggles with late summer snowfall
    The Canadian city of Calgary, Alberta, home to much of the country's oil and gas industry, suffered through a late-summer snowfall on Wednesday that snarled traffic, downed trees and cut power to dozens of neighborhoods. Nestled in the foothills of...
  • 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...
  • Unresponsive, private U.S. plane crashes off coast of Jamaica

    KINGSTON (Reuters) - 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....