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Air Transportation Disasters

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  • German police help passport-less Vonn travel to Bulgaria

    German police say they helped American skier Lindsey Vonn get to Bulgaria for a World Cup event after she forgot her passport in Austria. Munich airport police say Vonn realized after arriving Wednesday for a flight to Sofia that she had left her...
  • Wisconsin men's basketball team had plane trouble after loss to Terps

    Wisconsin men's basketball team had plane trouble after loss to Terps
    The Wisconsin basketball team had one tough night. The No. 5 Badgers returned to Madison on Wednesday after getting stuck in Pittsburgh following a 59-53 loss on Tuesday night at Maryland. The plane flying the team home had to make an emergency...
  • 9/11 victim's son gives inflight aid to stricken attorney of attack's alleged planner

    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba When an attorney for the alleged mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks suddenly collapsed on a recent war court airplane shuttle, only one passenger was equipped to offer emergency care a young man whose father was...
  • Companies increasingly turn to tech to keep drones out of no-fly zones

    Low-cost hobby drones are making the power of flight accessible to anyone with a few hundred bucks to spare. But a combination of technology and safety laws could take the controls out of users' hands. When a DJI Phantom 2 quadcopter drone crashed at the...
  • Pilot shortage means business for flight schools

    Pilot shortage means business for flight schools
    An imminent pilot shortage has enrollment taking off at Florida flight schools. About 35,000 pilots are expected to retire within the next six years, the result of captains and first officers facing mandatory retirement at 65. Regional airlines...
  • 2 Turkish reconnaissance planes crash; 4 pilots killed

    Turkey's military says two of its RF-4E reconnaissance planes have crashed in central Turkey, killing all four pilots on board. The military says the aircraft disappeared off the radar Tuesday evening about an hour after taking off from the Malatya...
  • No fatalities in military plane crash in south Georgia

    A military plane flying from a South Carolina base crashed in south Georgia. The Valdosta Daily Times (http://bit.ly/1FNGnBL) reports the F-18 jet crashed at 2:53 p.m. Sunday. Military authorities at the scene say it was flying from Beaufort Marine Corps...
  • Remnants of deadly 1947 crash remain in Georgia forest

    In the woods east of the Robins runway are remnants of a tragedy that happened 68 years ago. On Feb. 13, 1947, a twin-engine C-45 took off with seven people on board. They were headed to Wright Field, now called Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio....
  • Bahamas cites poor decisions by crew as cause of plane crash

    Investigators looking into a small plane crash that killed a prominent Christian minister and eight others last year have found it was likely caused by bad decisions by the crew during stormy weather, the islands' civil aviation department said Sunday. A...
  • After deadly avalanche, sherpas must decide whether to climb again

    After deadly avalanche, sherpas must decide whether to climb again
    The low boom, like thunder, didn't startle Galden Sherpa at first. At Mt. Everest base camp, climbers often heard the loud rumble of ice fracturing as the first sunlight struck the mountainside above. Then word came over the radio: A massive glacier had...
  • USAF report: Pilot error caused midair collision in Kansas

    An F-16 crashed in a southeastern Kansas field in October after a student pilot failed to maintain visual contact with his instructor's jet, resulting in a midair collision that caused the instructor to lose control and eject, the Air Force said Friday....