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Air Transportation Disasters

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  • Dutch tourist fined for crashing drone in Yellowstone hot spring

    (Reuters) - A Dutch tourist has been ordered to pay penalites of more than $3,000 for crashing a drone aircraft into a famous hot spring at Yellowstone National Park, a park spokesman said on Thursday. Theodorus Van Vliet was trying to take aerial...
  • Los Cabos airport smacked by Hurricane Odile may reopen Oct. 8

    Los Cabos International Airport, battered by Hurricane Odile on Sept. 14, may open to commercial flights next month. The airport at the southern tip of Baja California, Mexico, had earlier opened only to planes bringing emergency supplies and evacuating...
  • People Express plane hit by truck, leaving Newport News-based company with one plane, delays

    People Express plane hit by truck, leaving Newport News-based company with one plane, delays
    Passengers have experienced a series of delays and cancellations by People Express after one of its planes was damaged by a vendor's truck -- leaving the company with only one plane. The accident occurred Sept. 19 in Newport News and has impacted...
  • Former Wichita State football player rides to remember friends who died in 1970 plane crash

    This will probably be the last time Rick Stephens attempts to bike across Kansas and Colorado to remember his friends who died in a plane crash on Oct. 2, 1970. He hopes his 550-mile journey will keep their memory alive. The people closest to the tragedy...
  • Tyler Dunne: Will Packers RB Eddie Lacy snap out of it?

    DETROIT Two plays are easy to remember. These two plays, Eddie Lacy knows precisely what went haywire. Four times, he was asked about the fumble to start the game. "I had the ball too low," Lacy said. Three times, he was asked about the safety. Lacy...
  • Bob Macauley's Compassion Infuses Spirit Of AmeriCares

    Bob Macauley's Compassion Infuses Spirit Of AmeriCares
    As South Vietnam spiraled toward collapse in April 1975, a plane carrying Vietnamese orphans to new homes in the U.S. crashed about 15 minutes after takeoff from Saigon. A cargo door on the U.S. Air Force C-5A blew out and control cables and hydraulic...
  • Virgin America flight diverted to Omaha after passenger 'became disruptive'

    (Reuters) - A Los Angeles-bound Virgin America Inc flight was diverted to Omaha on Monday after a passenger "became disruptive" and had to be restrained, an airport official said. Passengers reported the 28-year-old man tried to open an aircraft door...
  • Egypt: Explosion kills two senior police officers in Cairo

    A bomb blast outside Egypt’s Foreign Ministry killed at least two high-ranking police officers Sunday, breaking a nearly three-month lull in major attacks in the Egyptian capital. Two police lieutenant colonels were killed and six lower-level...
  • Disabled Southwest Airlines plane makes emergency landing at LAX

    A Southwest Airlines plane made an emergency landing Saturday at Los Angeles International Airport after the plane's flaps malfunctioned. Flight 1704, which took off from Sacramento, was supposed to land at Bob Hope Airport in Burbank but was diverted...
  • One person killed in plane crash in Anza-Borrego Desert

    A man has been killed in the crash of a small plane in a desolate part of the Anza-Borrego Desert, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department said Saturday. The plane, a single-engine Cessna, crashed Friday in a part of the desert known as the Borrego...
  • Aireon to offer satellite tracking free to help search for missing planes

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Aireon LLC, a provider of satellite-based aircraft monitoring, said on Monday it will offer its tracking data for free to help authorities search for future missing planes. The system will go live in 2017, when its parent company...