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Air Transportation Disasters

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  • Parents of Asiana crash victim file wrongful-death lawsuit

    The parents of a 16-year-old girl killed by an emergency vehicle responding to the Asiana Airlines crash in San Francisco last year have filed a lawsuit against city and county officials, saying her death was "tragic and avoidable." In the wrongful-...
  • Plane silent in landing that killed father, daughter on Florida beach

    TAMPA Fla. (Reuters) - A plane that crash-landed on a Florida beach last month, killing a 9-year-old girl and her father, had lost engine power and narrowly missed other people as it glided silently toward shore, the National Transportation Safety Board...
  • Brazil presidential candidate dies in plane crash

    Eduardo Campos, a candidate for president in Brazil's October elections, died Wednesday when a Cessna jet carrying him and his closest aides crashed in Santos, a port city in Sao Paulo state. He was 49. Campos' wife, his five children and his vice...
  • US advisers pay first visit to Sinjar mountains as plan begins for rescue

    IRBIL, Iraq The United States and its European, Iraqi and Kurdish allies stepped up planning Wednesday for an expanded mission to rescue thousands of refugees stranded in the mountains of northern Iraq in a development that could bring U.S. troops...
  • Tropical storm warning lifted for Hawaii

    A tropical storm warning has been lifted for all Hawaii, after the storm, Iselle, battered the state, said Ray Tanabe, acting director of the National Weather Service in the Pacific region. As Hawaii residents clean up from Tropical Storm Iselle, they...
  • Fatal helicopter crash in Iraq injures New York Times journalist

    Fatal helicopter crash in Iraq injures New York Times journalist
    The fatal crash of a helicopter that was delivering aid to stranded Yazidis in Iraq and evacuating some of the refugees from the Sinjar mountains injured a New York Times correspondent, among others. Alissa J. Rubin “apparently suffered a...
  • New York Times Journalist Injured In Iraq Helicopter Crash

    By Greg Gilman LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - A New York Times journalist was injured in a helicopter crash in which the pilot died and other passengers were also injured. The Times reported on Wednesday that Alissa J. Rubin, 56, suffered an apparent...
  • Iran embraces al-Maliki replacement as succession tensions ease in Baghdad

    BAGHDAD Iran joined the United States on Tuesday in embracing the appointment of Haider al-Abadi to be Iraq's next prime minister, denying support to defiant incumbent Nouri al-Maliki's bid to retain power. Iran Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khameni...
  • At least 38 killed in Iranian passenger plane crash

    TEHRAN (dpa) A passenger jet crash at Tehran's Mehrabad airport Sunday left 38 dead, including seven children, and 10 injured, according to TV reports. Earlier reports had put the death toll as high as 48. The small Antonov 140 passenger jet, bound...
  • 39 killed as passenger plane crashes in Iran

    39 killed as passenger plane crashes in Iran
    An Iranian passenger plane on a domestic route crashed into a Tehran suburb shortly after takeoff early Sunday, killing 39 and leaving nine injured, according to official accounts. There were unconfirmed reports that three survivors were being treated...
  • Think air travel is risky? Try driving a car

     
    Filed under: Safety It was a terrible stretch for aviation. In an eight-day span last month, three commercial plane crashes killed 462 people. By now the flight numbers and grim circumstances are familiar: Malaysia Airlines flight 17, downed by a...