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Air Transportation Disasters

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  • First jump: Skydiving pilot forced to ditch plane

    First jump: Skydiving pilot forced to ditch plane
    Shawn Kinmartin had been a pilot for a skydiving company for four years but had never jumped from an airplane. Until Saturday, when a skydiver damaged Kinmartin's Cessna on the way out and the 21-year-old had no choice but to bail. It was his fourth...
  • Child injured in plane crash dies; pilot killed was LAFD veteran

    Child injured in plane crash dies; pilot killed was LAFD veteran
    An 8-year-old boy who was seriously hurt in a San Bernardino County plane crash that killed a Los Angeles firefighter died of his injuries on Friday, officials said. Sebastian Gerwal, of Frazier Lake, suffered trauma to his head and upper body in the...
  • Flaps locked during takeoff of doomed Katz plane, NTSB says

    PHILADELPHIA Pilot error appears to have contributed to the cause of the jet crash that killed businessman and philanthropist Lewis Katz and six others last month, a preliminary report released Friday by the National Transportation Safety Board suggests....
  • Rockefeller Heir Dies In Westchester Plane Crash

    The great grandson of business magnate and philanthropist John D. Rockefeller was at the controls of an airplane that crashed shortly after takeoff from Westchester County Airport Friday morning. Richard Rockefeller, an experienced pilot and owner of...
  • Pilot error eyed in crash killing Philly businessman

    Pilot error eyed in crash killing Philly businessman
    PHILADELPHIA — Pilot error appears to have contributed to the cause of the jet crash that killed businessman and philanthropist Lewis Katz and six others last month, a preliminary report released Friday by the National Transportation Safety Board...
  • Lawsuit discussion connected to plane crash postponed

    Lawsuit discussion connected to plane crash postponed
    City officials postponed this week a closed-door discussion by City Council about a roughly $91,800 lawsuit the city filed against a man who crashed a single-engine plane into a Glendale neighborhood two years ago, and a new meeting date is yet to be set....
  • Boy, 8, critically injured in plane crash that killed LAFD paramedic

    Boy, 8, critically injured in plane crash that killed LAFD paramedic
    An 8-year-old boy was in critical condition Wednesday after being injured in a plane crash that killed a veteran Los Angeles Fire Department paramedic. Sebastian Joshua Grewal underwent a second surgery Tuesday to relieve pressure on his brain, the...
  • Small plane makes emergency landing at Torrey Pines Golf Course

    A private plane made an emergency landing at Torrey Pines Golf Course shortly before noon Tuesday. The pilot and his two passengers were not injured as the restored biplane made a powerless landing on the fairway of the par-four 4th hole on the north...
  • 2 plane crashes minutes apart kill 4 in Florida

    2 plane crashes minutes apart kill 4 in Florida
    Test flights claimed the lives of four Florida residents in two separate plane crashes about 90 minutes apart. One plane crashed near Daytona International Airport on Monday night, killing two people, according to the Volusia County Sheriff's Office....
  • San Bernardino plane crash kills L.A. firefighter, injures child

    San Bernardino plane crash kills L.A. firefighter, injures child
    A Los Angeles Fire Department pilot was killed in a single-engine plane crashed Monday at El Mirage Dry Lake in San Bernardino County. Fire officials identified the pilot as Brian Lee, 47. A child passenger was also hurt. Lee, who was a helicopter...
  • Claude L. Callegary, presidential adviser

    Claude L. Callegary, presidential adviser
    Claude L. Callegary, a retired Baltimore lawyer and World War II veteran who advised five U.S. presidents on veterans' affairs, died June 3 of respiratory failure at the Loch Raven Veterans Administration Living and Rehabilitation Center. He was 92....