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Air Transportation Disasters

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  • Pilot tried to return to runway in Wellington crash

    Pilot tried to return to runway in Wellington crash
    The pilot of a homebuilt aircraft apparently lost power and tried to return to the runway, only to crash into a pond at the Wellington Aero Club last week, the National Transportation Safety Board said in a preliminary report Tuesday. Just before the...
  • NTSB weighs role of fatigue, pilot error in Alabama UPS plane crash

    The pilots of a UPS cargo jet killed in a crash in August had complained about the company's work schedules but also made mistakes shortly before the plane flew into a hillside and burst into flames, a National Transportation Safety Board investigative...
  • Homeland Security warns airlines of possible shoe bomb threat

    WASHINGTON -- The Department of Homeland Security warned airlines Wednesday to watch for explosives hidden in the shoes of passengers flying into the United States from overseas, officials said. The alert was based on new intelligence indicating that...
  • San Francisco firefighter files defamation claim in Asiana crash case

    San Francisco firefighter files defamation claim in Asiana crash case
    A San Francisco firefighter who responded to the July 6 crash landing of an Asiana Airlines jetliner has filed a legal claim saying the city's fire department falsely identified her to the media as the person who killed a teenage crash survivor. Elyse...
  • Four Egyptian soldiers killed in Sinai in suspected militant attack

    CAIRO -- Suspected militants attacked a bus carrying Egyptian soldiers in the northern Sinai peninsula on Sunday, killing four of the conscripts and injuring 13 others, state media reported. The attack brought the military’s two-day death toll...
  • PASSINGS: Shulamit Aloni, Billy Ross

    Shulamit Aloni Israeli champion of civil rights Shulamit Aloni, an Israeli legislator who championed civil rights and was fiercely critical of Israel's treatment of Palestinians, died Friday at her home in a Tel Aviv suburb. Meretz, the party she...
  • NTSB urges fix on Robinson helicopter fuel tanks after fatalities

    NTSB urges fix on Robinson helicopter fuel tanks after fatalities
    Federal safety experts are recommending that owners of Robinson Helicopter Co.’s four-seat R44 choppers replace the aircraft’s fuel tanks after crash investigators found accidents resulted in deaths that could have been avoided. The National...
  • Hurricane satellites help save South Florida boaters

    Hurricane satellites help save South Florida boaters
    They're sort of like guardian angels — 22,000 miles above the Earth. The same weather satellites that track hurricanes also helped rescue more than 20 people on sinking or disabled boats in the vicinity of South Florida last year, according to a...
  • Boys' basketball: Austin Hatch returns to the court in 'miracle' comeback

     Three years after surviving a plane crash as a 16-year-old and vowing to one day return to the basketball court, Austin Hatch did just that on Wednesday night, making a three-pointer on his first shot in the fourth quarter that caused his Loyola High...
  • State loses FAA drone testing competition, still expects research role

    State loses FAA drone testing competition, still expects research role
    Maryland has lost its bid to be a Federal Aviation Administration test site for drones, but officials still expect the state to be involved in federal research into how the unmanned aircraft may safely be flown in U.S. airspace. Virginia was one of six...
  • Arizona State Coach Todd Graham had a very scary plane ride

    Arizona State Coach Todd Graham had a very scary plane ride
    Winning the Pac 12 South, or this week's game at Utah, suddenly didn't seem so important. Last Friday, Arizona State Coach Todd Graham and son Bo thought they might die in a plane crash. A night after defeating Washington State, Graham and his son...