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Air Transportation Disasters

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  • Officials thought seaplane landing was accident, turns out to be film production

    Officials thought seaplane landing was accident, turns out to be film production
    Palm Beach County officials got a call about a seaplane in the Intracoastal that could've possibly been an emergency situation, however officials later learned it was part of a film production. Palm Beach County Fire Rescue got the call at about 6:30 p....
  • Germanwings co-pilot practiced slow descent hours before crash

    Germanwings co-pilot practiced slow descent hours before crash
    The co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525 appears to have practiced sending the jetliner into a deadly descent on another flight, just two hours before he intentionally crashed it into the French Alps, investigators said Wednesday. The revelation appeared...
  • Judge tosses widow's lawsuit in Alaska military plane crash

    A judge has granted the state's request to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the widow of one of four men killed when a military cargo plane crashed in 2010 while training for a popular Alaska air show. U.S. District Court Judge John Sedwick said the flight was...
  • Germanwings crash copilot tried descent on earlier flight, report says

    Germanwings crash copilot tried descent on earlier flight, report says
    The copilot accused of deliberately crashing a Germanwings passenger plane, killing all 150 people on board, practiced adjusting the aircraft’s altitude downward on its outbound flight the same day, according to French accident investigators. As...
  • Flight returns to Seattle after worker 'fell asleep' in cargo hold

    Flight returns to Seattle after worker 'fell asleep' in cargo hold
    An airport worker who fell asleep and found himself trapped in a plane's cargo hold forced a Los Angeles-bound Alaska Airlines flight to return to Seattle on Monday afternoon. Flight 448 had just taken off when the pilot and some first-class...
  • Texas air ambulance resumes after nurse falls to her death

    A Texas air ambulance service is returning to the air more than a week after one of its flight nurses fell to her death from a helicopter hoist. STAR Flight program director Casey Ping said its aircraft will resume emergency medical service flights at...
  • Annapolis man critically injured in Arnold crash

    Annapolis man critically injured in Arnold crash
    A 25-year-old Annapolis man sustained life-threatening injuries in a single-vehicle crash early Tuesday morning in Arnold, police said. Eric Angelo Tyler, Jr., was driving a 1996 Mercedes E-320 north on Shore Acres Road when it left the roadway at...
  • Nurse dies in fall from hoist on Texas medical helicopter

    Nurse dies in fall from hoist on Texas medical helicopter
    A nurse died after falling from a hoist on a medical helicopter while rescuing a woman from a hiking trail in Austin, emergency personnel said Tuesday. Kristin McLain, 46, became detached from the hoist Monday night as the rescued hiker was lifted to the...
  • Lufthansa's operating loss narrows on lower fuel costs

    German airline Lufthansa, still coping with the aftermath of the crash of Germanwings Flight 9525, saw its operating losses narrow in the first quarter as fuel costs fell in the wake of lower oil prices. Its operating loss of 167 million euros ($185...
  • Small plane loses power, lands on Indiana highway

    Sheriff's officials in Huntington County say a single-engine private plane lost power and the pilot had to land on U.S. 224, striking a truck stopped at a traffic light. Officials say the pilot wasn't hurt and the driver suffered non-life threatening...
  • Nepal shuts airport to big jets; more bodies found

    Runway damage forced Nepalese authorities to close the main airport Sunday to large aircraft delivering aid to millions of people following the massive earthquake, but U.N. officials said the overall logistics situation was improving. The death toll...