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Air Transportation Disasters

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  • Fuel truck driver at LAX becomes trapped in crash with airplane

    Fuel truck driver at LAX becomes trapped in crash with airplane
    The driver of a fuel truck became trapped when his vehicle crashed into an unoccupied airplane at Los Angeles International Airport, fire authorities said. The crash occurred about 4:15 p.m. at Terminal 4, said Erik Scott, spokesman for the Los...
  • Crash, pilot's death hit home for commercial space industry

    Crash, pilot's death hit home for commercial space industry
    At first glance, this dusty desert town hardly looks like a 21st century hub of technology and innovation. Besides a Denny's and a couple of fast food spots, there are dozens of boarded-up businesses, a few cheap hotels and a liquor store whose sign...
  • Richard Branson says Virgin Galactic team 'in shock' after crash

    Richard Branson says Virgin Galactic team 'in shock' after crash
    Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson flew overnight to Mojave, where his SpaceShipTwo rocket plane crashed into the desert on Friday while testing a new motor and fuel mixture for the first time. In a statement on his website, Branson described his...
  • Malaysia Airlines sees first lawsuit in missing Flight MH370

    Two children of a passenger on Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 have sued the company and the Malaysian government for damages, the first lawsuit to be filed over the aircraft which disappeared in March. The two Malaysian boys, aged 13 and 14, filed...
  • Kissimmee-based cargo plane crashes, killing 1

    Kissimmee-based cargo plane crashes, killing 1
    Reuters — A Kissimmee-based cargo plane crashed off the Dutch Caribbean island of St. Maarten on Wednesday, killing at least one of two people on board, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration confirmed on Thursday. The Skyway Enterprises twin-...
  • Settlement reached with family whose home was destroyed in Buffalo, NY, plane crash

    BUFFALO, NY — The only lawsuit to go to trial in the fatal crash of Continental Connection Flight 3407 was settled Thursday morning in State Supreme Court. The family of Douglas Wielinski, who died when the turboprop twin-engine plane crashed...
  • 4 dead, 5 injured as small plane crashes into Kansas building

    A twin-engine plane crashed into a building shortly after takeoff from Mid-Continent Airport in Wichita, Kan., on Thursday, killing four people, injuring five and touching off what one official described as a horrific fire that partially collapsed the...
  • 4 dead, 5 injured after plane crashes at Kansas airport, sets off explosion

    4 dead, 5 injured after plane crashes at Kansas airport, sets off explosion
    Four people were killed, including the pilot, and five injured when a small airplane crashed into a building at Mid-Continent Airport in Wichita, Kansas, on Thursday, setting off an explosion and huge ball of fire, officials said. Authorities said they...
  • Fighter jet from Newport News-based company crashes in California, pilot killed

    Fighter jet from Newport News-based company crashes in California, pilot killed
    A fighter jet owned by a Newport News-based company that provides training for the Navy crashed in Ventura County, Calif., on Wednesday and the pilot was killed, according to officials and media reports. The Hawker Hunter MK-58 was approaching Naval...
  • Pilot dead after fighter plane crashes near Port Hueneme in Ventura County

    Pilot dead after fighter plane crashes near Port Hueneme in Ventura County
    The pilot of a commercially owned military jet died Wednesday after his plane crashed just east of Pacific Coast Highway in Port Hueneme, officials said. The Hawker Hunter MK-58 was operated by Airborne Tactical Advantage Co., a Navy contractor that...
  • Terror To Take Miami's Jungle Island

    Terror To Take Miami's Jungle Island
    The Mexican government has discovered mutated animals and zombie-like Aztec Indians on Jungle Island during a search for a plane that disappeared more than two years ago. Investigators believe the plane, which was leaving a research lab in Mexico, emitted...