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  • Dangerously high wind scraps SpaceX observatory launch, rocket landing test at sea

    Dangerously high winds kept a deep-space observatory grounded Tuesday and put off a radically new landing test of the booster rocket. SpaceX called off its sunset launch with just 12 minutes remaining in the countdown because of gusts of 115 mph...
  • US Airways flight from Philadelphia makes emergency landing in Houston

    HOUSTON (AP) — Officials say a U.S. Airways flight was forced to make an emergency landing at a Houston airport after a problem with its nose gear. Local media outlets report the plane landed Monday night without its nose gear being deployed at the...
  • USAF report: Pilot error caused midair collision in Kansas

    An F-16 crashed in a southeastern Kansas field in October after a student pilot failed to maintain visual contact with his instructor's jet, resulting in a midair collision that caused the instructor to lose control and eject, the Air Force said Friday....
  • Taiwan's TransAsia Airways, operator of crashed plane, part of Asia's aviation boom

    TransAsia Airways, Taiwan's third biggest airline by fleet size, is reeling from its second major accident in less than a year. The two disasters in quick succession come as the up-and-coming carrier is expanding to become a more formidable rival to its...
  • Taiwan plane crashes into river after takeoff, killing 31

    TAIPEI, Taiwan A Taiwanese passenger plane hurtled into a river after hitting a bridge shortly after taking off from a Taipei airport on Wednesday, killing at least 31 people. TransAsia Airways flight 235 with 53 passengers and five crew members on board...
  • Passenger plane crashes into river in Taiwan

    TAIPEI A passenger plane crashed into a river with 58 people aboard after hitting a bridge in Taiwan's capital Wednesday, state-run media reported. Local television images showed police and firemen trying to rescue passengers from the Keelung River in...
  • Flight carrying 53 passengers clips bridge, crashes into river in Taiwan

    Flight carrying 53 passengers clips bridge, crashes into river in Taiwan
    A Taiwanese commercial flight with 53 passengers aboard clipped a bridge shortly after takeoff and crashed into a river in Taipei on Wednesday. Taiwan's Central News Agency said 10 people were awaiting rescue after the incident. It did not immediately...
  • Fatalities reported as plane crashes in Taiwan capital

    TAIPEI A passenger plane with 58 people on board crashed into a river after hitting a bridge in the Taiwanese capital Taipei Wednesday, leaving at least eight people dead. Twenty-eight passengers of TransAsia Airways flight GE235 were sent to hospital,...
  • Jordan vows revenge after Islamic State burns alive captured pilot

    IRBIL, Iraq The Islamic State group executed Jordanian pilot Muath Al-Kaseasbeh by burning him alive in a steel cage, according to a video released Tuesday on Internet forums associated with the jihadist group. If verified, the brutal video marks a new...
  • Selfies likely factor in fatal Colorado plane crash, investigators say

    Selfies likely factor in fatal Colorado plane crash, investigators say
    A pilot taking selfies may have contributed to the deadly crash of a small plane in Colorado last year, federal investigators said. The pilot, Amritpal Singh, 29, and his passenger, Jatinder Singh, 31, were killed May 31 when the two-seat Cessna...
  • Lauderhill police identify drivers in serious crash

    Lauderhill police identify drivers in serious crash
    A motorcyclist injured in a Lauderhill crash has improved to stable condition after being airlifted from the wreck on Saturday, police said. Christian Omar Cruz, 24, of Coral Springs, was traveling east at 7100 West Commercial Boulevard at 9:28 a.m....