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Air Transportation Disasters

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  • China's military secrecy justifies surveillance flights: U.S. official

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is justified in carrying out surveillance flights in East Asia, in spite of Chinese objections, given a lack of transparency in China's military buildup, a senior U.S. official said on Friday. Beijing called...
  • Pilot Survives Watertown Plane Crash

    Pilot Survives Watertown Plane Crash
    WATERTOWN — A pilot lost control of a small plane and crashed in the back yard of a home on Tuesday morning, a police official said. The man had no obvious injuries, said Robert Desena, deputy police chief. "He walked away from the plane,"...
  • College commemoration offers lessons of 9/11

    College commemoration offers lessons of 9/11
    Josh McKinsey stood in the entryway to the Irvine Valley College Performing Arts Center with his eyes fixed on 13-year-old television footage from Sept. 11, 2001. The 23-year-old student watched as two Boeing 767s slammed into the north and south towers...
  • Leonid Bershidsky: Flight MH17 crash report answers one question

    At first glance, the preliminary report on the July 17 crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine is pretty thin gruel. It does, however, rule out most explanations except the one that involves a ground-to air-missile. At the same time,...
  • Drug use up among U.S. pilots killed in crashes: government study

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Tests on pilots killed in plane crashes in the United States since 1990 have found a four-fold increase in the use of legal and illegal drugs, according to a study released on Tuesday by the National Transportation Safety Board. Of...
  • U.S. airstrike targets leader of Somali terror group

    WASHINGTON American military planes destroyed a suspected terrorist camp in Somalia during airstrikes targeting the head of the al-Shabab network, the Pentagon said Tuesday. U.S. special operations forces using manned aircraft and drones carried out...
  • Pilot killed at Reno Air Races, scene of 2011 crash

    (Reuters) - A veteran pilot died when he crashed during qualifying for the National Championship Air Races, official said on Tuesday in Reno, where 11 people were killed in 2011 when a World War Two-era plane slammed into the ground near the grandstand....
  • In-flight dispute involving Boca woman is latest example of 'air rage'

    In-flight dispute involving Boca woman is latest example of 'air rage'
    Amy Fine had to be brought back down to earth, according to police. The 32-year-old Boca Raton woman became the latest angry airline traveler to force the emergency landing of a plane over a dispute involving reclining seats. That's according to...
  • Malaysian PM: Report leaves 'strong suspicion' missile downed MH17

    Malaysian PM: Report leaves 'strong suspicion' missile downed MH17
    AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said on Tuesday that preliminary findings by Dutch investigators into the crash of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 in July suggested a missile downed the plane. The crash over territory held by...
  • Dutch report: Malaysia jet downed in Ukraine by 'high-energy objects'

    Dutch report: Malaysia jet downed in Ukraine by 'high-energy objects'
    A preliminary report on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 appears to confirm initial assertions that the passenger plane was hit by a surface-to-air-missile in mid-flight July 17 before crashing in Ukraine. “The pattern of damage observed on the forward...
  • 2 deaths confirmed in crash of unresponsive plane off Jamaica

    2 deaths confirmed in crash of unresponsive plane off Jamaica
    A small U.S. private plane with an unresponsive pilot crashed off the east coast of Jamaica on Friday after veering far off its course toward southwest Florida and triggering a U.S. security alert that prompted a fighter jet escort. A New York county...