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Air Transportation Disasters

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  • 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...
  • Marines investigating military jet crash in California neighborhood

    Marines are using heavy equipment to clear the debris and wreckage caused when a military jet crashed into an Imperial Valley neighborhood the day earlier, the Marine Corps said Thursday. Two homes were destroyed and a third heavily damaged but none...
  • Navy plan for carrier-based drones takes flak from lawmakers

    Navy plan for carrier-based drones takes flak from lawmakers
    A U.S. Navy plan for aircraft carrier-based drones has launched a dogfight in Washington over the role of the robotic planes in combat. The Navy has asked contractors for reconnaissance drones — essentially spy planes, with only limited ability to...
  • Pilot and passenger killed in plane crash near Paso Robles

    Pilot and passenger killed in plane crash near Paso Robles
    A small plane smashed into a field near Paso Robles Saturday killing the pilot and his passenger. Soon after the Piper Cub single-engine plane took off around 10 a.m., witnesses watched it veer to the right, spiral and then barrel into the ground,...
  • Taliban attacks Pakistan airport, 27 killed

    Taliban attacks Pakistan airport, 27 killed
    Taliban militants disguised as security forces stormed Pakistan's busiest airport Sunday and at least 27 people were killed in a dramatic nightlong battle at one of the country's most high-profile targets. The assault on Jinnah International Airport in...
  • Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 families try to raise $5-million reward

    Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 families try to raise $5-million reward
    Relatives of some of the passengers who went missing on Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 have launched a campaign to raise a $5-million reward in the hopes of enticing someone to come forward with information about the jet’s disappearance three months...
  • Conspiracies and Devious Doings Dominating Drama Series

    I started to get a little paranoid last month while sitting through the major networks' upfront presentations in Gotham. One after the other, the nets rolled out new dramas rooted in the high-intensity conspiracy/mystery/post-apocalypse/everything-you-...
  • 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...
  • Competency, controls to be likely topics at Asiana jet crash meeting

    Pilot competency and automated throttle controls will be major topics of discussion when federal safety officials convene Tuesday to determine the likely cause of last July's Asiana Airlines crash in San Francisco that killed three people and injured more...
  • Military's pricey F-35 fighter jet catches fire during takeoff in Florida

    Military's pricey F-35 fighter jet catches fire during takeoff in Florida
    A fire broke out on a F-35 Joint Strike Fighter after an attempted takeoff at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida. The radar-evading, supersonic fighter jet, a nearly $400-billion weapons program under development for more than a decade, experienced 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...