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Air Transportation Disasters

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  • After Alps crash, Turkish Air CEO urges pilots to marry

    Turkish Airlines' CEO has one possible solution to avoid another case like last month's Germanwings crash: have pilots get married. Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz had suffered from depression before he deliberately flew the Airbus A320 into a French...
  • German president: Germanwings crash an 'unbelievable horror'

    The Germanwings crash last month was an "unbelievable horror" for the families of those killed, compounded by the apparent senselessness of the co-pilot's actions in bringing down the plane, German President Joachim Gauck told hundreds of victims'...
  • Plane, helicopter collide at Van Nuys Airport

    Plane, helicopter collide at Van Nuys Airport
    A small airplane and a helicopter collided Thursday afternoon at Van Nuys Airport while both aircraft were on the ground, authorities said. No one was injured in the incident. The small airplane, an Aero Commander 685, was repositioning at the airport...
  • Americans face harrowing escapes from Yemen, says US envoy in Djibouti

    GENEVA American citizens escaping Yemen, including small children and some frail elderly, are arriving exhausted in Djibouti after harrowing journeys from the besieged country, where a U.S.-supported Saudi Arabian bombing campaign is entering its fourth...
  • Volunteers to plant 22,000 seedlings at Flight 93 memorial

    Hundreds of volunteers are joining state forestry officials in a massive tree-planting project at the Flight 93 National Memorial. About 22,000 seedlings will be planted Friday and Saturday in western Pennsylvania, according to the Department of...
  • Police confirm identities of 4 killed in plane crash

    Police confirm identities of 4 killed in plane crash
    Police on Thursday released the names of four family members who died in a fiery plane crash near Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport over the weekend. Dental records and DNA testing confirmed that John Patrick Van Ommeren, 51, Monique Van Ommeren, 49,...
  • No link between antidepressants and violence

    No link between antidepressants and violence
    I was disappointed that The Sun printed Patrick D. Hahn's commentary on the role antidepressants may have played in the crash of Germanwings Flight 9525 ("Antidepressants: a deadly treatment?" April 11). There is nothing wrong with asking questions...
  • NTSB: Plane climbed, turned from runway before Bloomington crash

    NTSB: Plane climbed, turned from runway before Bloomington crash
    The plane that crashed near Bloomington last week, killing seven people, climbed away from the runway, turned and began a short series of descents and climbs before crashing into a farm field, according to a preliminary report from the National...
  • Marine helicopter is forced to land on California beach

    A huge Marine Corps helicopter made an emergency landing on a Southern California beach on Wednesday, bringing no damages or injuries but leaving an unforgettable spectacle for surrounding swimmers and sunbathers. The CH-53E Super Stallion landed on...
  • Identities of 4 killed in plane crash not yet confirmed

    Identities of 4 killed in plane crash not yet confirmed
    As federal investigators piece together what remains of a plane that crashed Sunday near Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, local authorities are struggling to identify the pilot and three passengers who all perished in the fiery wreckage. The Broward...
  • Watch Falcon 9 landing attempt on ocean barge

    Watch Falcon 9 landing attempt on ocean barge
    SpaceX released the full video of the Falcon 9 rocket booster landing attempt off the east coast of Florida Wednesday. The video shows the rocket as it glides down to the droneship named "Just Read the Instructions." The rocket touches down, tips and...