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Air Transportation Disasters

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  • Spain: Death count rises to 11 in crash of Greek F-16 at military base during NATO exercise

    The death toll from the crash of a Greek F-16 fighter jet at a Spanish military base during an elite NATO pilot training program rose to 11 Tuesday after a French airman who suffered serious burns died, Spain's Defense Ministry said. The death came as...
  • 2 small planes run out of fuel, crash-land off Hawaii; 5 survive after dramatic rescues

    Two small planes ran out of fuel and crash-landed into the Pacific Ocean off Hawaii on the same day, with one briefly nose-diving before leveling out and drifting down to the water beneath a massive parachute. The five people aboard the planes survived...
  • 1 dies, 2 survive when plane crashes in central Wisconsin

     1 dies, 2 survive when plane crashes in central Wisconsin
    Weather appears to have been a factor in a single-engine plane crash in central Wisconsin that killed one person and injured two others Monday, the Clark County sheriff's office said. The victim was a passenger in a four-seat Cessna 182 that was...
  • Secret Service investigates drone crash at White House

    WASHINGTON A small unmanned helicopter drone crashed onto the grounds of the White House early Monday morning, posing no threat but triggering an immediate lockdown at the executive mansion, which has been the subject of recent security breaches. It also...
  • Man tells police drone crash at White House was accidental

    A two-foot-long drone apparently flown by a hobbyist crashed on the White House grounds Monday in an extraordinary, if unintended, breach that raised fresh questions about the president's security — and a growing threat from the sky. A man later...
  • SkyMall's crash landing: Structural defect or pilot error?

    SkyMall's crash landing: Structural defect or pilot error?
    SkyMall wasn't all life-size Yeti statues, John McCain gargoyle sculptures and motorized, voice-controlled Star Wars R2-D2 toys. My daughter sleeps on a bed my wife picked out of the SkyMall catalog at 30,000 feet. That's also where we found the shelves...
  • Malaysia Airlines website hacked, some customer data posted online

    Hackers defaced the website of Malaysia Airlines on Monday and threatened to dump stolen information online after posting a glimpse of customer data obtained in the attack. The airline's site was down for at least seven hours, replaced by a message...
  • 2 small planes crash-land off Hawaii; all aboard survive

    2 small planes crash-land off Hawaii; all aboard survive
    Two small planes ran out of fuel and crash-landed into the Pacific Ocean off Hawaii, but the five people aboard both aircraft survived, authorities said. The Coast Guard says the separate incidents Sunday involved a single-engine plane carrying a solo...
  • Marine pilots from Pennsylvania, Kentucky named as victims in deadly California chopper crash

    Two Marine Corps officers killed when their helicopter crashed during a training exercise in the Southern California desert were remembered Sunday as talented pilots. Capt. Elizabeth Kealey and 1st Lt. Adam Satterfield died from injuries in the crash...
  • Two Marines killed in helicopter crash are identified

    Two Marines killed in helicopter crash are identified
    The two Marines killed in a helicopter crash during a training mission at Twentynine Palms were from a squadron based at Camp Pendleton, the Marine Corps said Sunday. Capt. Elizabeth Kealey and 1st Lt. Adam Satterfield were the only Marines aboard a UH-...
  • FBI: Agents continue pursuit of suspect after bomb threats involving 2 Atlanta-bound jets

    An FBI agent says law officers are continuing to pursue a suspect after someone made bomb threats targeting two jets bound for Atlanta, prompting F-16 fighter jets to escort the planes. Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent Stephen Emmett told...