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Air Transportation Disasters

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  • Pilot of missing helicopter in Nepal earthquake from Kansas

    The father of the Kansas man who was flying a helicopter missing in Nepal said Wednesday he is confident his son will be found OK as the search continues for the missing aircraft. Ronald Norgren said his 31-year-old son, Capt. Chris Norgren, was flying...
  • Texas nurse died when harness detached from helicopter cable

    An incident report says a Texas flight nurse died after falling about 100 feet from a medical helicopter when her harness became detached from a hoisting cable. STAR Flight's chief medical supervisor, Chris Postiglione (pohs-tig-lee-OH'-nee), signed...
  • Searchers looking for MH370 find shipwreck, expand zone of activity

    Searchers looking for MH370 find shipwreck, expand zone of activity
    Searchers looking for missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370 said Wednesday they had discovered a shipwreck while looking for the jet but had yet to find any sign of the plane. With 75% of the 23,000-square-mile high probability search area explored,...
  • Clooney, astronauts mark 45th anniversary of Apollo 13

    George Clooney has joined astronauts Jim Lovell, Tom Stafford and Eugene "Gene" Cernan at a gala in Texas to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 13 mission. The event took place Tuesday night at an airport hangar in the Houston suburb of Sugar...
  • Investigators: Germanwings co-pilot tested descent on earlier flight

    PARIS The co-pilot suspected of deliberately downing a Germanwings jet in March tested the controls of the plane during an earlier flight the same morning, French investigators said Wednesday. On March 24, co-pilot Andreas Lubitz is believed to have...
  • US Marine helicopter missing in Nepal earthquake aid mission

    A U.S. military helicopter carrying six Marines and two Nepalese Army soldiers went missing during a mission in Nepal delivering aid to earthquake victims, U.S. defense officials said Tuesday, but so far there have been no indications that the aircraft...
  • Thousands spend night outdoors as death toll rises in Nepal

    Thousands of fear-stricken people spent the night outdoors after a new earthquake killed dozens of people and spread more misery in Nepal, which is still reeling from a devastating quake that killed more than 8,000 nearly three weeks ago. A U.S. Marine...
  • Carnett: A new reason to down high-octane java

    A cup of morning joe is to this writer what a bottle of oxygen must have been to a U-2 jet jockey. A lifesaver. Anyone remember the U-2 incident in May 1960, when an American pilot, Francis Gary Powers, was shot out of the skies over the Soviet Union?...
  • American Airlines hopes customers won't notice reservation system change

    American Airlines hopes customers won't notice reservation system change
    American Airlines' merger with US Airways is near the start of combining its passenger reservation system, a delicate task that went so wrong for Chicago-based United Airlines in 2012 that the carrier saw mass customer defections and damaged profits....
  • American, US Airways merging reservations over 90 days

    To avoid the glitches that followed other airline mergers, American Airlines is taking extra time to combine its reservation system with US Airways. Once the 90-day transition is completed as early as October, the US Airways reservation system and...
  • Hawaiian Airlines plane makes emergency landing on Maui

    A Hawaiian Airlines plane heading to Kailua-Kona from Honolulu made an emergency landing on Maui. Hawaiian Airlines says in a statement the plane developed a problem in its left engine after taking off at 6:55 a.m. Tuesday. The flight crew diverted to...