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Air Transportation Disasters

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • New York-area airports grapple with snowy owl threat

    NEW YORK — First terrapin turtles. Now snowy owls. Humans are not the only species flocking to airports this holiday season. At least five times in the last two weeks, airliners at John F. Kennedy, LaGuardia and Newark Liberty airports have been...
  • U.S. Air Force helicopter crashes on Britain's eastern coast; 4 dead

    U.S. Air Force helicopter crashes on Britain's eastern coast; 4 dead
    LONDON -- A U.S. Air Force helicopter on a training mission out of an eastern British base crashed in a bird sanctuary Tuesday night, killing all four U.S. crew members on board, British and U.S. military sources reported. The HH-60G Pave Hawk...
  • One pilot dead, 2 injured after small jet crashes on Aspen runway

    The Thompson family was sitting in Aspen's airport early Sunday afternoon, waiting for their flight back to Houston, when 13-year-old Will heard shouting outside his earphones. Outside the window, a small private jet had just crash-landed at the...
  • Small jet crashes at Aspen, Colo., airport; casualties feared

    A small private jet crashed and burst into flames as it landed in Aspen, Colo., on Sunday, witnesses and authorities said. An Aspen-Pitkin County Airport official, speaking with the Los Angeles Times, confirmed the crash and said the airport was...
  • Engine failure forced plane into water near Catalina Island

    Engine failure forced a single-engine plane into the water near Santa Catalina Island on Saturday afternoon, but the two people on board were unharmed and rescued by a nearby boat, authorities said. The plane went down about 1:15 p.m. about six miles...
  • 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...
  • Three injured as plane lands on New York expressway

    Three people suffered minor injuries after a small plane made an emergency landing on a New York City expressway Saturday afternoon, emergency officials said. The plane, a Piper Cherokee Aircraft, had departed from Danbury, Conn., to go on a tour of the...
  • 818 Roundup: Plane crash in Pacoima, runaway horse in Burbank, and a pricy home in La Cañada

    818 Roundup: Plane crash in Pacoima, runaway horse in Burbank, and a pricy home in La Cañada
    Good morning readers! Today is Monday, Dec. 30, the penultimate day of 2013. As you wake up from that long winter's nap, check out these headlines.  The Los Angeles Police Department is asking anyone finding jewelry that made by Assemblyman Mike Gatto's...