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Air Transportation Disasters

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  • Germanwings crash could prompt remote override tech review

    The head of Germany's air traffic control agency says the crash of a Germanwings jet in France last month raises the question of whether technology should be put in place allowing authorities on the ground to take control of a plane and remotely land it....
  • Report: Plane changed course before deadly Illinois crash

    A preliminary report on the airplane crash that killed seven people near Bloomington confirms the pilot unexpectedly changed course as he approached the airport. Wednesday's National Transportation Safety Board report on the April 7 crash doesn't...
  • Correction: Airline Seat Health Risk story

    In a story April 14 about airline seats, The Associated Press reported erroneously on how the government tracks the percent of airline seats sold. The figure does include seats obtained through frequent flier miles. A corrected version of the story is...
  • Cameroon says remains of American pilot found

    Villagers in Cameroon stumbled across the remains of an American pilot nearly a year after his small anti-poaching plane disappeared over forested, mountainous terrain, authorities said. The pilot's family said the discovery brought some "closure" after...
  • Privacy woes at top of list of unmanned aerial vehicle concerns

    PITTSBURGH Amazon wants to use them to deliver orders. One hovered over a Pittsburgh Pirates baseball game last summer. And earlier this year, one crashed onto the White House lawn. Drones are not everywhere yet, but once the Federal Aviation...
  • Authorities identify helicopter pilot in Alabama crash

    Authorities have identified the pilot of a helicopter that crashed into the Tennessee River as a 55-year-old Texas man. Cherokee Fire Chief Chuck Lansdell tells the TimesDaily that the body of Abraham Bronn of Spring, Texas, was recovered Tuesday...
  • 3 injured when small plane crashes at Hilo airport

    Officials say three people were injured when their small plane crashed at Hilo's airport. Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor says the single-engine Cessna 172 crashed shortly after taking off around 1:50 p.m. Tuesday. The state...
  • Flight returns to Seattle after worker 'fell asleep' in cargo hold

    Flight returns to Seattle after worker 'fell asleep' in cargo hold
    An airport worker who fell asleep and found himself trapped in a plane's cargo hold forced a Los Angeles-bound Alaska Airlines flight to return to Seattle on Monday afternoon. Flight 448 had just taken off when the pilot and some first-class...
  • Alaska Airlines worker falls asleep in cargo hold, wakes up mid-flight

    Alaska Airlines worker falls asleep in cargo hold, wakes up mid-flight
    A terrifying moment occurred Monday for an Alaska Airlines contractor when he fell asleep in the cargo hold and woke up to discover the plane was in the air. After the plane took off at 2:39 p.m., the pilot of the Los Angeles-bound flight heard...
  • AP investigation details perimeter breaches at US airports

    Several hundred times over the last decade, intruders have hopped fences, slipped past guardhouses, crashed their cars through gates or otherwise breached perimeter security at the nation's busiest airports — sometimes even managing to climb...
  • Government questions safety of shrinking airlines

    Government questions safety of shrinking airlines
    The shrinking space on airplanes is surely uncomfortable, but it might also be dangerous for passengers' health and safety. Planes are filled with more passengers than ever before. Fliers are older and heavier. Flight attendants warn about an increase...