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Air Transportation Disasters

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  • Indonesian ships detect two large parts of AirAsia plane

    JAKARTA Indonesian ships have detected two large objects believed to be parts of the AirAsia plane that crashed off Borneo island with 162 people on board, the search chief said Saturday. "We managed to detect two large objects one three-dimensioned,...
  • Father of captured Jordanian pilot appeals to Islamic State group to treat his son well

    The father of the Jordanian pilot captured by the Islamic State group appealed Saturday to the militants to treat his son well and with respect. The pilot, 1st Lt. Mu'ath al-Kaseasbeh, was taken captive on Dec. 24 after his F-16 fighter jet crashed...
  • AirAsia's colorful chief executive built an empire on low-cost flights

    AirAsia's colorful chief executive built an empire on low-cost flights
    AirAsia’s colorful chief executive, Tony Fernandes, built an aviation empire on the dream of bringing low-cost air travel to millions of people in Asia. The disappearance of an AirAsia jet with 162 people aboard was, he said, his worst nightmare....
  • As weather pushes wreckage of crashed AirAsia plane, search area will shift slightly

    The search operation for AirAsia Flight 8501 will spread slightly eastward on Tuesday as the weather and currents drag wreckage in that direction, the head of Indonesia's rescue agency said. Bad weather has made it difficult to locate parts of the...
  • AirAsia search: Two large objects found on Java Sea floor

    AirAsia search: Two large objects found on Java Sea floor
    Search team members have located two large objects at the bottom of the Java Sea that officials said Saturday were part of the crashed AirAsia jet. UPDATE: Weather likely 'the trigger factor' in AirAsia crash, officials say The objects, one about 31...
  • 'Brave' girl survives plane crash that kills 4 in her family; aircraft departed from Fla.

    Bleeding and alone, 7-year-old Sailor Gutzler had just survived a plane crash that killed her family. She walked through about a mile of woods and thick briar patches, wearing only a short-sleeve shirt, shorts and no shoes in near-freezing temperatures...
  • Delta plane struck by lightning lands at Newport News airport "without incident"

    A Delta plane landed at the Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport Tuesday afternoon after being struck by lightning, a spokeswoman said. The plane was struck about 2:30 p.m., said airport spokeswoman Jessica Wharton. Delta  flight 5356 was...
  • Air Force jet forced to land in Newport News after losing canopy during takeoff

    An Air Force jet was forced to land at Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport Tuesday after it lost a canopy during takeoff, a spokesman said. The rear canopy came off a T-38 A assigned to the 1st Fighter Wing at Langley Air Force Base during a...
  • American Airlines plane headed to Dallas makes emergency landing in Tokyo

    American Airlines plane headed to Dallas makes emergency landing in Tokyo
    A U.S. bound-American Airlines flight was forced to make an emergency landing in Tokyo on Wednesday after hitting severe turbulence created by a strong winter storm, with several people taken to hospital for minor injuries. American Airlines Flight 280,...
  • What's still not known about AirAsia Flight 8501 and why it crashed with 162 people on board

    AirAsia Flight 8501 crashed into the Java Sea with 162 people on board, halfway into a Dec. 28 flight from Surabaya, Indonesia, to Singapore. Dozens of bodies have been recovered, and search teams have detected what is believed to be the plane's wreckage,...
  • Indonesia suspends officials after AirAsia crash; search resumes

    Indonesia suspends officials after AirAsia crash; search resumes
    The search for AirAsia flight wreckage continued Tuesday in the Java Sea, a day after Indonesian authorities levied the first punishments stemming from the plane crash by suspending officials connected to the airline's alleged flight schedule violation....