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Air Transportation Disasters

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  • Hot air balloon proposal off San Diego ends in the water

    The groom-to-be was looking for a memorable ride. He got what he paid for. As the sun was slipping down toward the Pacific on Sunday evening, the man and his girlfriend were floating over the coast at Cardiff-By-The-Sea, north of San Diego, in a hot...
  • No indication of arson found at Flight 93 memorial

    No indication of arson or foul play has been found in the fire that broke out last week at the Flight 93 National Memorial headquarters in Pennsylvania, destroying artifacts that had been saved after the Sept. 11, 2001, hijacking and plane crash, the...
  • Three die when plane crashes in field in Palos Hills

    Three die when plane crashes in field in Palos Hills
    Three people died when a small plane crashed near a neighborhood in Palos Hills moments after taking off from Midway Airport, authorities said. The twin-engine Beechcraft Baron was headed to Lawrence, Kan. when it crashed around 10:40 p.m. Sunday in a...
  • Fire at Flight 93 memorial damages some Sept. 11 artifacts

    A fire broke out near the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pa., on Friday afternoon, seriously damaging a building that housed at least 10% of the artifacts that were saved after the plane crashed in a field on Sept. 11, 2001, officials said....
  • Military firms likely to benefit from airstrikes in Iraq, Syria

    Three days after U.S. warships fired 47 cruise missiles at Sunni militant targets in northern Syria last week, the Pentagon signed a $251-million deal to buy more Tomahawks from Raytheon Co., a windfall for the military giant and its many subcontractors....
  • No mandatory retirement age, but pilots must pass FAA review every 2 years

     No mandatory retirement age, but pilots must pass FAA review every 2 years
    The death of an 80-year-old pilot in the crash of a private plane in Kendall County may have some people wondering: Is there an age limit on pilots' licenses? The cause of Sunday evening's crash, in which Elgin attorney John Juergensmeyer died after his...
  • ODU prepares for Conference USA favorite Marshall

    NORFOLK — One of Old Dominion coach and movie hound Bobby Wilder's favorite flicks is "We Are Marshall," the story of the aftermath of the 1970 plane crash that killed 37 players and 70 members of the Thundering Herd football and athletic family....
  • Deputies: Physician's assistant blocked chopper from landing at fatal crash scene

    Deputies: Physician's assistant blocked chopper from landing at fatal crash scene
    The good news: There's a physician's assistant on the scene of the crash. The bad news: Instead of rendering medical attention to victims, he apparantly became the center of attention. A certified physician’s assistant,┬áJames Allen, allegedly...
  • Pilot in Virgin Galactic crash thrown from plane while strapped in seat

    Pilot in Virgin Galactic crash thrown from plane while strapped in seat
    The pilot who survived the Virgin Galactic crash in the Mojave Desert last month was thrown from SpaceShipTwo still strapped in his seat as the plane broke apart in midair, federal investigators reported. Pilot Peter Siebold told investigators that he...
  • NTSB: Deadly East Haven Plane Crash Caused By Pilot Error

    NTSB: Deadly East Haven Plane Crash Caused By Pilot Error
    Pilot error was the probable cause of a crash in August 2013 in which a plane hit two homes in East Haven, killing the pilot and three other people, the National Transportation Safety Board said. The report, released last month, points to the pilot's...
  • No-fly zones over Disney have cynical Mickey-haters smelling a rat

    No-fly zones over Disney have cynical Mickey-haters smelling a rat
    Somewhere in Washington, there are committees of bureaucrats assigned to assess which American icons are most likely to be attacked by terrorists. At the Federal Aviation Administration, there is such a task force that looks at national landmarks to guess...