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Air Transportation Disasters

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  • US officials: We still don't know who shot down Malaysian airliner

    WASHINGTON The United States is confident that the Malaysian Airlines plane that crashed in eastern Ukraine was downed by an SA-11 missile likely fired by pro-Russian separatists most plausibly by mistake but there still is no hard evidence tying the...
  • 'Sixties: The Space Race' postponed

    'Sixties: The Space Race' postponed
    CNN will delay the premiere of "The Sixties: The Space Race" for coverage tonight of the Malaysia Airlines crash in Ukraine. "The Sixties" episode explains how the United States fell behind the Soviet Union in space exploration, then caught up and first...
  • Plane crash-lands, killing man walking on beach

    Plane crash-lands, killing man walking on beach
    A man walking with his daughter on Caspersen Beach south of Venice Beach this afternoon was killed when a small plane crash-landed there, said Sarasota County Sheriff's officials, reports the (Sarasota) Herald-Tribune. The girl, thought to be about 10...
  • 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 ...
  • Think air travel is risky? Try driving a car

     
    Filed under: Safety It was a terrible stretch for aviation. In an eight-day span last month, three commercial plane crashes killed 462 people. By now the flight numbers and grim circumstances are familiar: Malaysia Airlines flight 17, downed by a...
  • Hawaii braces for two hurricanes

    Hawaii braces for two hurricanes
    Hawaii braced for a one-two punch from a pair of major storms barreling toward the archipelago on Thursday, with Hurricane Iselle leading the way bringing high winds and heavy surf as Hurricane Julio gathered steam behind it, U.S. officials said. Wind...
  • Malaysia Airline's shares suspended pending announcement

    KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia Airline System Bhd (MAS) said on Friday that it had halted trading in its shares pending an announcement, confirming an earlier report by Reuters. The airline said trading of its shares would be suspended from 9 a.m....
  • Cockpit voice recorder in crashed Air Algerie jet unintelligible

    Cockpit voice recorder in crashed Air Algerie jet unintelligible
    The cockpit voice recorder from the Air Algerie flight that crashed last month in northern Mali, killing all 116 passengers and crew, is unintelligible, investigators said on Thursday. The McDonnell Douglas MD-83 aircraft, en route to Algiers, smashed...
  • Train derails in Belcamp; 2 killed in Bel Air fire; new islands eyed [50 years ago]

    As taken from the pages of The Aegis dated Thursday, Aug. 6, 1964: Three diesel engines and 30 box cars of a northbound B&O freight train headed for Jersey City derailed in Belcamp. The crash occurred when one of the cars was derailed about three...
  • 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...
  • Turbulence hits Allegiant flight from Fort Lauderdale

    An Allegiant Air flight departing Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport Monday afternoon en route to Asheville, N.C. was forced to make an emergency landing at St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport. The MD-80 aircraft with 144 passengers...