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Air Transportation Disasters

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  • Passenger on flight from Philadelphia dies

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A passenger died after having a medical emergency on a flight from Philadelphia to Germany. An American Airlines spokeswoman tells Philly.com (http://bit.ly/1c6QVzd ) Flight 700 diverted to Newfoundland after the passenger...
  • Drug plane from Venezuela crashes off Colombia's coast

    A small plane en route from Venezuela with more than a ton of cocaine on board crashed into the Caribbean on Wednesday after being pursued by Colombia's air force. That's about the only point of agreement between authorities in Venezuela and Colombia,...
  • Hundreds saved from Boko Haram now in military custody

    All 275 women, girls and children rescued from Boko Haram and taken to the safety of a northeast Nigerian refugee camp have been taken into military custody amid suspicions that some are aiding the Islamic extremists, a camp official and a Nigerian...
  • Lion attacks mean no more going it alone in Zimbabwe park

     Lion attacks mean no more going it alone in Zimbabwe park
    Zimbabwe: National Parks and Wildlife Authority announced that tourists visiting Mana Pools National Park no longer will be allowed to walk freely in the park. Visitors will be required to hire an armed ranger to accompany them for $25, and anyone...
  • FAA: No survivors after Daytona Beach plane crashes in Virginia

    FAA: No survivors after Daytona Beach plane crashes in Virginia
    Police says the wreckage of a small airplane has been found in southwest Virginia, and there are no survivors. Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller said Tuesday that she did not yet know how many people were aboard the aircraft. The...
  • Authorities say Palo Alto pilot stole plane, goes missing at sea

    Authorities say Palo Alto pilot stole plane, goes missing at sea
    In the early hours of May 8, Palo Alto police say William James McAdams stole a plane. The 24-year-old flight instructor flew away in the G1000 SkyHawk and then disappeared. "Where did this plane go?” said Palo Alto police Sgt. Brian Philip....
  • Virginia State Police: Plane wreckage found; at least 2 dead

    Police say at least two people died when a small airplane crashed into a mountain in southwest Virginia. State Police Lt. Ed Murphy said Tuesday that there are conflicting reports on whether there were two or three people on the plane. Nobody survived....
  • Remains of all 150 Germanwings crash victims are identified

    The remains of all 150 victims of the Germanwings plane crash in the French Alps will be turned over to their families for burial now that investigators have completed the process of identifying them. Marseille Prosecutor Brice Robin said Tuesday that...
  • Deadly Hawaii crash raises concerns about Marines' new plane

    A military plane crash that killed a Marine and injured several other service members during a training exercise in Hawaii has renewed safety concerns about the Marine Corps' new airplane-and-helicopter hybrid. But the Marines say the MV-22 Osprey has...
  • Small plane lost over Baltic Sea found on seafloor

    Lithuania's Defense Ministry says the wreckage of a small plane that went missing three days ago over the Baltic Sea has been found on the seafloor. The ministry said search crews using remote-controlled underwater cameras spotted the Soviet-built An-2...
  • Airbus orders checks on A400M electronic systems

    The maker of the Airbus A400M military transport plane that crashed in Spain this month has warned air forces flying the plane to carry out checks on its electronic systems before the next flights. Ai& Space sent the so-called Alert Operator Transmission...