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Air Transportation Disasters

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  • Small plane crashes in Pompano Beach; two fliers unhurt

    Small plane crashes in Pompano Beach; two fliers unhurt
    Federal authorities are investigating the crash of a small plane at Pompano Beach Airpark. The plane's two occupants were uninjured Tuesday night when the single-engine Alpha Trainer fixed-wing aircraft lost power, hit some trees and struck a...
  • Quinn Lucas Schansman first American identified as Malaysia jet victim

    Quinn Lucas Schansman first American identified as Malaysia jet victim
    President Obama on Friday identified the first, and so far only, known American citizen aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, which crashed in eastern Ukraine on Thursday. Quinn Lucas Schansman had dual Dutch and American citizenship, Jen Psaki, a...
  • Obama: Pro-Russia separatist missile downed Malaysian airliner

    WASHINGTON A sophisticated surface-to-air missile fired from a part of Ukraine controlled by Russian separatists downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, according to available evidence, President Barack Obama said Friday. He confirmed that one American,...
  • Malaysia struggles to cope with second air tragedy

    Malaysia struggles to cope with second air tragedy
    Malaysia reeled Friday from its second commercial air disaster this year as family members mourned passengers of a downed jetliner and investors sold off shares of a once-admired national carrier that has become a byword for calamity. The crash of...
  • Malaysia Airlines jet crash insurance may be complex, lengthy

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Insurance on the Malaysian airliner brought down over Ukraine is likely to pay out relatively quickly if the cause of the crash is determined, but observers say insurance for the loss of 298 lives and other liability could be...
  • Ukraine rescuers recover 181 bodies at Malaysian plane crash site

    KIEV (Reuters) - Rescuers have recovered as many as 181 bodies so far at the site of the Malaysian airliner crash in eastern Ukraine, an official at Kiev's Foreign Ministry told a briefing on Friday. The Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 was downed near...
  • Factbox: Top 5 deadliest attacks on commercial airliners

    Factbox: Top 5 deadliest attacks on commercial airliners
    LONDON (Reuters) - A Malaysian airliner was brought down over eastern Ukraine on Thursday, killing all 295 people aboard and sharply raising the stakes in a conflict between Kiev and pro-Moscow rebels in which Russia and the West back opposing sides....
  • Final Facebook post of passenger of downed Malaysian flight goes viral

    Final Facebook post of passenger of downed Malaysian flight goes viral
    Shortly after the crash of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 Thursday, one reported passenger's final Facebook post went viral -- and it might give you chills. According to the Huffington Post, Dutch passenger Cor Pan reportedly posted a photo of the ...
  • Malaysia's airplane nightmare repeats in Ukraine

    Malaysia's airplane nightmare repeats in Ukraine
    News of the crash of Flight MH17 first reached Malaysia through social media around 11:30 p.m. on Thursday, and the first reaction of many was simple and predictable: how could this happen again? After all, it’s only been four months since...
  • Editorial: A plane crash, Gaza and 'The July Crises' of 2014

     Editorial: A plane crash, Gaza and 'The July Crises' of 2014
    In history's taut nomenclature it was "The July Crisis": One century ago this week, the mighty powers of Europe were deciding whether they would parlay the assassination of an Austro-Hungarian archduke into a massive regional conflict. From afar, the...
  • World leaders demand answers after airliner downed over Ukraine with 298 dead

    HRABOVE Ukraine (Reuters) - World leaders demanded an international investigation into the shooting down of a Malaysian airliner with 298 people on board over eastern Ukraine in a tragedy that could mark a pivotal moment in the worst crisis between Russia...