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Air Transportation Disasters

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  • 'Captain America' and 'Thor' race to the rescue of man who fell off cliff

    MODESTO, Calif. Their families have dubbed them "Captain America" and "Thor." Without pausing to consider the danger to their own lives, a pair of Modesto friends sprang to the aid of a stranger who fell off a 70-foot cliff into the ocean at Point...
  • Delta Air Lines accident is latest at New York's LaGuardia

    A Delta Air Lines jet skidded off a runway and crashed through a fence after landing Thursday at New York's LaGuardia Airport. Here are some other accidents involving planes taking off from or landing at the airport, which is tucked along the East...
  • Passengers: Plane slid the moment it landed at LaGuardia

    Sarah Candeto was traveling with co-worker Amber Reid from Atlanta to New York for some routine business meetings. Their day was anything but routine. Both women say their plane began to slide the moment it landed Thursday at LaGuardia. Candeto says...
  • Continuing Mystery Of Missing Flight 370

    Continuing Mystery Of Missing Flight 370
    Glib use of the word globalization leads us to believe that humans have overrun the whole planet. We haven't. Vast areas remain unexplored and inaccessible. Chief among these are dark abyssal plains beneath sunlit seas. And of these plains, the most...
  • Deal with 72 Asiana passengers leaves many cases unresolved

    While 72 passengers have settled their personal-injury claims stemming from the crash of an Asiana Airlines flight in San Francisco two years ago, other people are continuing their legal fight with the airliner and others involved in the accident that...
  • Small plane crashes in botanical garden in Virginia; 3 dead

    A small airplane approaching a runway in heavy fog crashed into an adjacent botanical garden, killing three people inside the plane early Wednesday. The airplane's owner, James Beauchamp of Corapeake, North Carolina, said the 1975 Mooney aircraft was...
  • Transportation board considering reopening Buddy Holly crash

    Transportation board considering reopening Buddy Holly crash
    The National Transportation Safety Board is looking into a request to reopen the investigation of the Iowa plane crash that killed musicians Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson. The Civil Aeronautics Board ruled in 1959 that...
  • Harrison Ford's plane crash comes during busy period for iconic actor

    Harrison Ford's plane crash comes during busy period for iconic actor
    Harrison Ford was piloting a small vintage plane that crashed on an L.A. golf course Thursday afternoon, an accident that has left the actor in the hospital — and left his legions of fans around the world concerned as they await further...
  • Passenger: Wing of plane that skidded off runway got torn up

    A passenger aboard a flight from Atlanta that skidded off a runway at LaGuardia amid driving snow says one wing of the plane got "pretty torn up." Georgia marketing executive Malcolm Duckett was seated near the left wing of Flight 1086 on Thursday. He...
  • Police: 2 plane crash victims from New York, 1 from Va.

    Virginia State Police on Thursday identified the three friends who died when the small plane they were in crashed into a botanical garden in southeast Virginia. Police said the victims were pilot Michael Buxton, 61, of Portsmouth, Virginia, and...
  • Plane skids off runway at LaGuardia, crashes through fence

    A Delta plane from Atlanta skidded off a LaGuardia Airport runway while landing during a snowstorm on Thursday and crashed through a chain-link fence, its nose coming to rest perilously close to the icy waters of a bay. The nose was leaning on a berm...