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Air Transportation Disasters

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  • Editorial: A plane crash, Gaza and 'The July Crises' of 2014

     Editorial: A plane crash, Gaza and 'The July Crises' of 2014
    In history's taut nomenclature it was "The July Crisis": One century ago this week, the mighty powers of Europe were deciding whether they would parlay the assassination of an Austro-Hungarian archduke into a massive regional conflict. From afar, the...
  • Ukraine troops nearing MH-17 crash site; U.N. opens war-crime probe

    Ukrainian government forces recaptured three towns from pro-Russia separatists and were pressing toward the Malaysia Airlines crash site in eastern Ukraine where the separatists accused of downing the plane have obstructed international disaster...
  • 298 killed after Malaysian plane 'blown out of the sky' over Ukraine

    298 killed after Malaysian plane 'blown out of the sky' over Ukraine
    At least 298 passengers were killed when a Malaysian airliner was apparently shot down by a surface-to-air missile in eastern Ukraine Thursday, according to early intelligence reports. The Boeing 777 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur was "blown out of...
  • Airlines avoiding Ukrainian airspace after Malaysia Airlines crash

    Airlines avoiding Ukrainian airspace after Malaysia Airlines crash
    Several international airlines said Thursday that they were rerouting flights around eastern Ukrainian airspace after a Malaysia Airlines jet carrying 298 people crashed near the city of Donetsk. Russian and Ukrainian media reported the plane may have...
  • F-35 fighter jets to resume flights after fire led to grounding

    F-35 fighter jets to resume flights after fire led to grounding
    A fleet of F-35 Joint Strike Fighter jets is expected to return to regular flight operations at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida after being grounded because of a fire this week. All F-35 flight operations for the Air Force at the base had been...
  • Charges could prompt film industry to take crew safety more seriously

    Criminal charges brought against producers of the independent film "Midnight Rider," which was shut down after a deadly train crash, could prompt the movie industry to take crew safety more seriously on risky location shoots, industry experts say. A...
  • Vintage fighter plane crashes in Durango, Colo., killing 2

    A vintage World War II fighter plane built in 1944 crashed Friday morning shortly after taking off in Durango, Colo., killing the two people aboard, authorities said. The victims' identities have not been released. Dan Bender, spokesman for the La...
  • Louis Zamperini and Memorial Day

    Prior to Memorial Day, 2011, Louis Zamperini visited Washington, D.C., where I had the pleasure of meeting and interviewing him. The man was as sharp as the proverbial tack. He inscribed Laura Hillenbrand's bestselling biography, "Unbroken" to me with "Be...
  • Asiana pilots failed to monitor airspeed and altitude, NTSB says

    Asiana pilots failed to monitor airspeed and altitude, NTSB says
    Asiana Airlines Flight 214 swooped over San Francisco Bay that summer day, its instruments indicating it was too high to start a safe landing. The pilots adjusted the altitude but inadvertently shut off the automatic throttle. That caused the Boeing 777...
  • The crash of American Airlines Flight 191 near O'Hare

    The crash of American Airlines Flight 191 near O'Hare
    As an American Airlines DC-10 jet roared into the sky over O'Hare International Airport on this Friday afternoon, its left engine fell off. Flight 191, bound for Los Angeles at the beginning of the Memorial Day weekend, rolled over in the air and...
  • Asiana pilots switched off system that might have averted crash: NTSB

    A federal safety panel on Tuesday concluded that the pilots flying the Asiana Airlines jet that crashed in San Francisco on July 6, 2013, mismanaged their landing approach and inadvertently shut off an automatic speed control system that might have...