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Air Transportation Disasters

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  • Reports explain environmental impacts, cause of Antares rocket explosion

    Reports explain environmental impacts, cause of Antares rocket explosion
    Nearly six months after an Antares rocket exploded just after lift-off from Virginia's spaceport, a state environmental study is finally complete and a separate company-led investigation into the cause of the disaster is close to identifying an official...
  • Small plane crash in eastern Dominican Republic kills 7

    A small plane crashed shortly after takeoff Monday from a resort area on the eastern tip of the Dominican Republic, killing all seven people on board, officials said. The pilot of the single-engine Piper PA-32 had taken off from Punta Cana and was...
  • Body pulled from plane wreck identified as Indianapolis man

    A central Indiana coroner has confirmed the body of a man found in the wreckage of a plane a week ago was a 58-year-old Indianapolis man. Boone County Coroner Shon Hough said Sunday that he had used dental records to identify the remains of pilot Glenn...
  • Lawsuit: Southwest failed to respond to medical emergency

    A woman filed a wrongful-death lawsuit Monday against Southwest Airlines, claiming crew members mistook her husband's medical emergency for unruly behavior aboard a California flight and didn't assist him. Richard Ilczyszyn, 46, was found unconscious...
  • Behind the lens of 5 iconic AP photos of the BP oil spill

    Coverage of the BP oil spill back in 2010 began as a sprint, trying to find out who had been killed and wounded in the explosion aboard the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig, and how bad the leak might get. It turned into a marathon as at least 134...
  • Blame the depression, not the treatment

    Blame the depression, not the treatment
    I was most disappointed in The Baltimore Sun's decision to print "Antidepressants: a deadly treatment?" (April 11). To take the horrible tragedy of Germanwings flight 9525 perpetrated by a tormented, complex individual and boil it down to it being...
  • Officials say pilot unhurt when small plane goes off runway

    Officials say a pilot escaped without injuries when his small plane ran off the end of the runway and overturned at Newport State Airport. Fire officials said the single-engine plane's nosewheel dug into the grass and there was damage to its landing...
  • Family from Suriname identified as plane crash victims

    Authorities have identified a family of four from Suriname as the victims of a small plane crash near Fort Lauderdale. Police say 51-year-old John Patrick Van Ommeren, 49-year-old Monique Van Ommeren, 15-year-old Sacha Van Ommeren and 13-year-old...
  • After Alps crash, some experts ponder flights without pilots

    To improve airline safety, maybe we need to remove the pilots. That radical idea is decades away, if it ever becomes a reality. But following the intentional crashing of Germanwings Flight 9525 by the co-pilot, a long-running debate over autonomous jets...
  • Business Highlights

    ___ After Alps crash, some experts ponder flights without pilots To improve airline safety, maybe we need to remove the pilots. That radical idea is decades away, if it ever becomes a reality. But following the intentional crashing of Germanwings...
  • Republic of Suriname thanks South Florida investigators for help with plane crash investigation

    Republic of Suriname thanks South Florida investigators for help with plane crash investigation
    The pilot and three passengers who perished April 12 in a Fort Lauderdale plane crash turned out to be citizens of Suriname. The South American country's embassy in Washington, DC sent along a statement about the crash. In addition to naming the victims...