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Air Transportation Disasters

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  • US advisers pay first visit to Sinjar mountains as plan begins for rescue

    IRBIL, Iraq The United States and its European, Iraqi and Kurdish allies stepped up planning Wednesday for an expanded mission to rescue thousands of refugees stranded in the mountains of northern Iraq in a development that could bring U.S. troops...
  • Fatal helicopter crash in Iraq injures New York Times journalist

    Fatal helicopter crash in Iraq injures New York Times journalist
    The fatal crash of a helicopter that was delivering aid to stranded Yazidis in Iraq and evacuating some of the refugees from the Sinjar mountains injured a New York Times correspondent, among others. Alissa J. Rubin “apparently suffered a...
  • Brazil's Socialists to decide on Silva candidacy next week

    BRASILIA (Reuters) - The party of the presidential candidate killed in a plane crash will meet on Wednesday to choose a replacement to run in the Oct. 5 election, most likely his running mate, Marina Silva, the leader of a party backing the ticket said on...
  • New York Times Journalist Injured In Iraq Helicopter Crash

    By Greg Gilman LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - A New York Times journalist was injured in a helicopter crash in which the pilot died and other passengers were also injured. The Times reported on Wednesday that Alissa J. Rubin, 56, suffered an apparent...
  • Parents of Asiana crash victim file wrongful-death lawsuit

    The parents of a 16-year-old girl killed by an emergency vehicle responding to the Asiana Airlines crash in San Francisco last year have filed a lawsuit against city and county officials, saying her death was "tragic and avoidable." In the wrongful-...
  • Plane silent in landing that killed father, daughter on Florida beach

    TAMPA Fla. (Reuters) - A plane that crash-landed on a Florida beach last month, killing a 9-year-old girl and her father, had lost engine power and narrowly missed other people as it glided silently toward shore, the National Transportation Safety Board...
  • Brazil presidential candidate dies in plane crash

    Eduardo Campos, a candidate for president in Brazil's October elections, died Wednesday when a Cessna jet carrying him and his closest aides crashed in Santos, a port city in Sao Paulo state. He was 49. Campos' wife, his five children and his vice...
  • At least 38 killed in Iranian passenger plane crash

    TEHRAN (dpa) A passenger jet crash at Tehran's Mehrabad airport Sunday left 38 dead, including seven children, and 10 injured, according to TV reports. Earlier reports had put the death toll as high as 48. The small Antonov 140 passenger jet, bound...
  • 39 killed as passenger plane crashes in Iran

    39 killed as passenger plane crashes in Iran
    An Iranian passenger plane on a domestic route crashed into a Tehran suburb shortly after takeoff early Sunday, killing 39 and leaving nine injured, according to official accounts. There were unconfirmed reports that three survivors were being treated...
  • Think air travel is risky? Try driving a car

     
    Filed under: Safety It was a terrible stretch for aviation. In an eight-day span last month, three commercial plane crashes killed 462 people. By now the flight numbers and grim circumstances are familiar: Malaysia Airlines flight 17, downed by a...
  • If not for twist of fate, Bobby Bowden, Perry Moss might have perished in Marshall plane crash

     If not for twist of fate, Bobby Bowden, Perry Moss might have perished in Marshall plane crash
    "You never know. "You just never know." Perry Moss uttered those words a few years ago when discussing how our lives can be determined in the most fateful — and fatal — ways. Moss, whose 50 years in the coaching business included stops...