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  • Drug use up among U.S. pilots killed in crashes: government study

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Tests on pilots killed in plane crashes in the United States since 1990 have found a four-fold increase in the use of legal and illegal drugs, according to a study released on Tuesday by the National Transportation Safety Board. Of...
  • U.S. Navy identifies pilot presumed dead in Pacific Ocean crash

    U.S. Navy identifies pilot presumed dead in Pacific Ocean crash
    (Reuters) - The U.S. Navy on Sunday identified a fighter jet pilot who is presumed dead following a mid-air collision with another jet over the western Pacific Ocean. The missing pilot is Lieutenant Nathan Poloski, 26, of Lake Arrowhead, Calif., a 2009...
  • Two Navy fighter jets crash in western Pacific; 1 pilot missing

    Two Navy fighter jets crash in western Pacific; 1 pilot missing
    Two Navy F/A-18 fighter jets crashed after taking off from the aircraft carrier Carl Vinson while operating at sea in the western Pacific Ocean. One of the pilots was quickly located and brought aboard the carrier for medical attention. Search efforts...
  • Navy report: Mechanical failure caused Sea Dragon crash off Virginia coast

    Navy report: Mechanical failure caused Sea Dragon crash off Virginia coast
    NORFOLK — It was a mechanical malfunction that caused a fire in the cabin of a MH-53 Sea Dragon helicopter that crashed off the coast of Virginia on Jan. 8, killing three of the five crew members, according to a Navy report released Thursday....
  • Pilot killed at Reno Air Races, scene of 2011 crash

    (Reuters) - A veteran pilot died when he crashed during qualifying for the National Championship Air Races, official said on Tuesday in Reno, where 11 people were killed in 2011 when a World War Two-era plane slammed into the ground near the grandstand....
  • Dutch report: Malaysia jet downed in Ukraine by 'high-energy objects'

    Dutch report: Malaysia jet downed in Ukraine by 'high-energy objects'
    A preliminary report on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 appears to confirm initial assertions that the passenger plane was hit by a surface-to-air-missile in mid-flight July 17 before crashing in Ukraine. “The pattern of damage observed on the forward...
  • Local communities commemorate 9/11

    Local communities commemorate 9/11
    David Zakaryan, 12, stood on the sidewalk outside Rosemont Middle School in La Crescenta Thursday morning, holding a miniature American flag in his hands. David wasn’t alive when the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks brought the nation to a...
  • Obama leads U.S. in remembrance of September 11 victims

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Led by President Barack Obama, Americans commemorated the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on Thursday by observing moments of silence for the thousands killed that day at New York City's World Trade Center, the...
  • Obama on 13th anniversary of 9/11: 'America stands tall'

    President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and Vice President Joe Biden marked the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks Thursday with a moment of silence on the South Lawn of the White House under a partly cloudy sky. The...
  • Pilot, passenger OK after crash at Spruce Creek in Port Orange

    Pilot, passenger OK after crash at Spruce Creek in Port Orange
    A pilot and passenger are OK after a plane crash at Spruce Creek Fly-in on Wednesday night, officials said. The accident happened around 8:30 p.m. when the plane landed in some trees, dispatchers said. The two suffered only minor injuries and did...
  • Delta flight makes emergency landing in Austin, no injuries reported

    AUSTIN Texas (Reuters) - A regional jet carrier operating a flight for Delta Air Lines made an emergency landing in Austin, Texas, on Wednesday after experiencing cabin pressure problems but there were no reported injuries, an airport official said....