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Air Transportation Disasters

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  • US officials: We still don't know who shot down Malaysian airliner

    WASHINGTON The United States is confident that the Malaysian Airlines plane that crashed in eastern Ukraine was downed by an SA-11 missile likely fired by pro-Russian separatists most plausibly by mistake but there still is no hard evidence tying the...
  • U.S. official: Russia supplied missile launchers to separatists

    U.S. official: Russia supplied missile launchers to separatists
    The United States has confirmed that Russia supplied sophisticated missile launchers to separatists in eastern Ukraine and that attempts were made to move them back across the Russian border after the Thursday shoot-down of a Malaysian jet liner, a U.S....
  • Editorial: A plane crash, Gaza and 'The July Crises' of 2014

     Editorial: A plane crash, Gaza and 'The July Crises' of 2014
    In history's taut nomenclature it was "The July Crisis": One century ago this week, the mighty powers of Europe were deciding whether they would parlay the assassination of an Austro-Hungarian archduke into a massive regional conflict. From afar, the...
  • France sends troops to secure crash site of Air Algerie plane

    France sends troops to secure crash site of Air Algerie plane
    Authorities said on Thursday they located the wreckage of an Air Algerie flight after it crashed in northern Mali carrying 116 passengers and crew, nearly half of them French, en route from Burkina Faso to Algeria. Regional aviation officials said they...
  • Malaysia jet most likely on autopilot when it crashed, Australia says

    Malaysia jet most likely on autopilot when it crashed, Australia says
    Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 was most likely on autopilot when it crashed into the Indian Ocean further south than previously thought, Australian officials said on Thursday, as they charted the next phase of a so far fruitless search. The passengers and...
  • Indiana University student among those killed in Malaysia airline crash

    Indiana University student among those killed in Malaysia airline crash
    An Indiana University student from Amsterdam was among those killed when Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashed in Ukraine, killing all on board, the school said in a statement. Karlijn Keijzer, 25, was a doctoral student in the chemistry department of the...
  • 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...
  • Bad weather seen as probable cause of Air Algerie crash

    Bad weather seen as probable cause of Air Algerie crash
    Poor weather was the most likely cause of the crash of an Air Algerie flight in the West African country of Mali that killed all 118 people on board, French officials said on Friday. Investigators at the scene of the crash in northern Mali concluded...
  • How to fix Malaysia's credibility gap

    How to fix Malaysia's credibility gap
    There's nothing funny about Malaysia Airlines losing two Boeing 777s and more than 500 lives in the space of four months. That hasn't kept the humor mills from churning out dark humor and lighting up cyberspace. Actor Jason Biggs, for example, got in...
  • World leaders offer help after Malaysian plane goes down in Ukraine

    World leaders offer help after Malaysian plane goes down in Ukraine
    After a Malaysia Airlines jet carrying 298 people went down in eastern Ukraine on Thursday, officials scrambled to offer condolences and to figure out who was aboard the plane and whether it was shot down. In the United States, President Obama said...
  • You can join a trip that aims to solve the Amelia Earhart mystery

    You can join a trip that aims to solve the Amelia Earhart mystery
    Only rarely does a group tour come along that makes the most fiercely independent traveler’s heart beat faster -- a journey so complex that you couldn’t pull it off alone, and so unusual that you can’t help yearning to go. An...