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  • Melanoma risk is higher for flight crews that work at 40,000 feet

    Attention pilots and flight attendants: For your safety, please fasten your seat belts, note the location of the aircraft’s emergency exits -- and be sure to apply plenty of sunscreen to reduce your risk of melanoma. When it comes to the risks...
  • F-16s dispatched for unresponsive pilot of small plane near D.C.

    (Reuters) - Two F-16 fighter jets were dispatched to check on a small plane that entered restricted airspace around Washington, D.C., on Saturday, and the fighter pilots observed the person at the controls to be unconscious before the plane ran out 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...
  • Ukrainian cargo plane with seven on board crashes in Algeria: ministry

    ALGIERS (Reuters) - A cargo plane with six Ukrainians and one Russian on board crashed in Algeria's far south early on Saturday, an Algerian transport ministry official said. The Ukrainian Antonov-12 plane en route to Equatorial Guinea could have crashed...
  • Pentagon identifies F-15 pilot killed in Virginia crash

    Pentagon identifies F-15 pilot killed in Virginia crash
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon on Friday identified the pilot killed in the crash of an F-15C fighter in Virginia as Lieutenant Colonel Morris "Moose" Fontenot Jr., a U.S. Air Force veteran. Fontenot, an F-15 instructor and combat veteran, was...
  • Fighter jet pilot in western Virginia crash confirmed dead

    Fighter jet pilot in western Virginia crash confirmed dead
    THURSDAY UPDATE: The pilot of an F-15C Eagle fighter jet was confirmed dead Thursday night after a crash near Deerfield the day before that led to a search by officials with various local, state and federal agencies. The name of the pilot will not be...
  • Pilot killed in F-15 crash identified as Lt. Col. Fontenot Jr.

    Pilot killed in F-15 crash identified as Lt. Col. Fontenot Jr.
    Military officials have identified the Massachusetts Air National Guard pilot who was killed when his F-15 jet crashed in the mountains of western Virginia as Lt. Col. Morris “Moose” Fontenot Jr. Officials did not release his age. After...
  • Pilot's body recovered after F-15 jet crashes in Virginia

    The remains of an Air National Guard pilot whose F-15 jet crashed in the Virginia mountains were found Thursday. The crash happened about 9:05 a.m. Wednesday when the F-15C went down in a remote area near Deerfield Valley, according to a news release...
  • Pilots' union, UPS barred from probe of 2013 U.S. crash

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board told United Parcel Service Inc and its pilots union on Monday that they can no longer take part in the investigation of a 2013 crash that killed two UPS pilots. The agency said in a...
  • Judge dismisses lawsuit over U.S. businessman's Bahamas copter crash

    MIAMI, Aug 25 (Reuters) - A U.S. judge dismissed a federal lawsuit on Monday that was filed against Florida businessman Jeffrey Soffer over a 2012 helicopter accident in the Bahamas that killed an American lawyer and injured four people. Soffer,...
  • Lawsuit: Airline didn't do enough to help Pekin man who died after midflight chest pains

    Lawsuit: Airline didn't do enough to help Pekin man who died after midflight chest pains
    A Pekin, Ill., man died in 2012 shortly after landing at O'Hare International Airport despite having informed airline staff midflight that he had chest pains, according to a lawsuit filed this week in Cook County court. The lawsuit filed by Kevin...