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Air Transportation Disasters

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  • Plane crash kills 9, including church leader, on Grand Bahama

    Plane crash kills 9, including church leader, on Grand Bahama
    A private jet struck a construction crane on approach to Grand Bahama International Airport on Sunday and crashed, killing all nine people aboard, including the leader of the Bahamas Faith Ministries, police and civil aviation officials said. Pastor...
  • Private jet strikes crane near airport in Bahamas, killing 9

    Private jet strikes crane near airport in Bahamas, killing 9
    NASSAU Bahamas (Reuters) - A private jet struck a construction crane on approach to Grand Bahama International Airport on Sunday and crashed, killing all nine people aboard, including the leader of the Bahamas Faith Ministries, police and civil aviation...
  • Midway safety system will bring jets to grinding halt

    Midway safety system will bring jets to grinding halt
    Midway Airport is the first airport in the world to install a bed of lightweight glass rocks beyond the end of a runway that in an emergency crumbles to bring a landing jet traveling at 80 mph to a halt, according to aviation officials. The technology...
  • Amelia Earhart still a major mystery despite group's claim

    Amelia Earhart still a major mystery despite group's claim
    As is the case with many aviation tragedies, weather likely played a big role in the disappearance of Amelia Earhart in July 1937. Or, perhaps more to the point, her demise. For starters, she had to buck strong headwinds when she attempted to fly 2,...
  • Small-plane crash in Northern California kills both occupants

    Small-plane crash in Northern California kills both occupants
    Authorities were working over the weekend to recover wreckage from a small-plane crash that killed two people near Gilroy. The Cessna 140 crashed Saturday evening "under unknown circumstances" about four miles northwest of Hollister, sustaining...
  • Toll soars as Ukraine-Russia fight resumes; more MH-17 remains found

    Toll soars as Ukraine-Russia fight resumes; more MH-17 remains found
    Ukrainian authorities claimed Friday that government forces killed as many as 200 pro-Russia gunmen in the previous 24 hours and that Moscow had sent in an armored column including 32 tanks and 30 truckloads of fighters. The reported fatalities, which...
  • 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...
  • Plane crashes into Big Bear Lake picnic area, killing pilot

    Plane crashes into Big Bear Lake picnic area, killing pilot
    The pilot of a small plane was killed Monday morning after it crashed in a picnic area on the north shore of Big Bear Lake, fire officials said. The San Bernardino County Fire Department reported the pilot, who was the plane's only occupant, was dead by...
  • Skeletal remains, wreckage found months after pilot, plane vanished

    Skeletal remains, wreckage found months after pilot, plane vanished
    Skeletal remains and aircraft wreckage found in Marion County have been linked to a Zephyrhills pilot who vanished in April. Pilot Theodore Weiss, 74, departed from Dunnellon/Marion County Airport and never arrived at his destination in Zephyrhills, a...
  • Victims of plane crash ID'd as 3 Kansas doctors: 'They had the American dream'

    Victims of plane crash ID'd as 3 Kansas doctors: 'They had the American dream'
    The three people killed when their plane crashed near homes in Palos Hills were physicians from Kansas who had flown to Chicago for the day, police and relatives said. Tausif Rehman, 34, a neurosurgeon at Stormont-Vail HealthCare in Topeka, Kan., was...
  • 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...