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Air Transportation Disasters

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  • Idaho Army National Guard helicopter crashes, killing two pilots

    Idaho Army National Guard helicopter crashes, killing two pilots
    (Reuters) - An Idaho Army National Guard helicopter crashed in a field just south of the Boise Airport on Thursday evening, killing both pilots, a military official said. The pilots were conducting a training mission in the AH-64D Apache helicopter...
  • 2 killed as Idaho National Guard chopper crashes near Boise Airport

    2 killed as Idaho National Guard chopper crashes near Boise Airport
    An Idaho National Guard Apache helicopter crashed Thursday night just south of Boise Airport, killing two, according to Boise Fire Department officials. The helicopter went down about 7:50 p.m. local time, said Tammy Barry, spokeswoman for the...
  • Pilot blamed in fatal 2013 crash near Executive Airport

    Pilot blamed in fatal 2013 crash near Executive Airport
    The National Transportation Safety Board has blamed the pilot of a twin-engine plane that crashed shortly after takeoff from Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport in March 2013, saying he failed to control the aircraft after it apparently lost power. The...
  • Virgin Galactic pilot defied the odds to survive crash

    Virgin Galactic pilot defied the odds to survive crash
    The Virgin Galactic rocket plane had just broken the sound barrier and was shooting toward the heavens when it began disintegrating, battered by powerful aerodynamic forces. The pilots were strapped into their seats as entire pieces were torn from...
  • FAA studying military-style air-traffic backup system, Sen. Kirk says

     FAA studying military-style air-traffic backup system, Sen. Kirk says
    Fifteen key air traffic control facilities would take over airplane guidance during emergencies in which part or all of the primary control system is knocked offline, according to a $65 million proposal that Sen. Mark Kirk said Tuesday is under federal...
  • Elderly couple survive when plane crashes into home: 'Not a scratch on them'

    Elderly couple survive when plane crashes into home: 'Not a scratch on them'
    Luz Cazares woke Tuesday morning to a loud crash and the sight of a plane's tail sticking out from the home of her neighbors, a couple in their 80s, just blocks from Midway Airport. "A big part of the airplane was in their living room," said Cazares, 62....
  • Small plane crashes into home near Midway Airport

     
    A small two-engine plane crashed into a home on the Southwest Side blocks from Midway Airport early Tuesday morning....
  • Fuel truck driver at LAX becomes trapped in crash with airplane

    Fuel truck driver at LAX becomes trapped in crash with airplane
    The driver of a fuel truck became trapped when his vehicle crashed into an unoccupied airplane at Los Angeles International Airport, fire authorities said. The crash occurred about 4:15 p.m. at Terminal 4, said Erik Scott, spokesman for the Los...
  • Australia continues deep-sea search for Malaysia Airlines flight

    Somewhere off the coast of this western Australian city, most likely deep on the Indian Ocean seabed, may lie answers to the mysterious disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Eight months after the Boeing 777 vanished, the international...
  • Snow scholarship fund looks to the future

    With a $100,000 initial donation, president Tim Snow announced the new Snow Education Endowment to grow the George Snow Scholarship Fund and keep it going for posterity. Snow chose Nov. 12, the exact day 34 years ago that his developer father George...
  • Plane Crashes in Clinton, Pilot Walks Away

    Plane Crashes in Clinton, Pilot Walks Away
    CLINTON — A pilot walked away with only minor injuries after her plane lost power and crashed into trees in Clinton on Saturday afternoon, police said. The 1975 Beech F33A Bonanza, flown by Shirley Onacilla, 62, of Jersey City, N.J., was on the...