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Air Transportation Disasters

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  • 1944 plane crash off coast of New Point in Mathews County remains a mystery 70 years later

    1944 plane crash off coast of New Point in Mathews County remains a mystery 70 years later
    Seventy years ago, on the morning of Oct. 3, 1944, an Army Air Forces B-24J took off from Langley Field on a training mission. Roughly 30 minutes later, the plane crashed into the Chesapeake Bay off the coast of New Point in Mathews County....
  • NTSB begins probe into plane crash near Big Bear airport

    NTSB begins probe into plane crash near Big Bear airport
    Federal transportation officials are headed to San Bernardino National Forest to investigate a plane crash near Big Bear airport Thursday afternoon. Investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board are expected to begin surveying the wreckage...
  • Cabin walls break mid-flight on American Airlines plane

    Cabin walls break mid-flight on American Airlines plane
    An American Airlines plane on its way from San Francisco to Dallas was forced to make an emergency landing when panels on the cabin walls and ceiling started to break mid-flight, according to USA Today. A possible blown air duct was to blame for the...
  • American Airlines flight makes emergency landing in San Francisco

    Officials said an American Airlines flight on Monday made an emergency landing at San Francisco International Airport because of a pressurization problem after several interior panels shook loose and fell. Flight 2293, heading from San Francisco to...
  • Boeing Dreamliner resumes flight to Poland after emergency landing

    Boeing Dreamliner resumes flight to Poland after emergency landing
    A Boeing Dreamliner traveling from Chicago to Poland resumed its flight Friday after making an emergency landing at Glasgow, Scotland, to check an alert from the fire protection system in the baggage hold. The plane, owned by Polish state airline LOT,...
  • Two survive small plane crash in Boca Raton

    Two survive small plane crash in Boca Raton
    Two people walked away Sunday afternoon after a single-engine plane crashed at a construction site and flipped over about three miles northwest of the Boca Raton Airport, according to federal officials. No injuries were reported when the Cessna 180...
  • California's air tanker fleet grounded after deadly Yosemite crash

    All of California's 22 S-2T air tankers have been grounded after one of the aircraft crashed while fighting a wildfire in Yosemite National Park, killing the sole pilot. Most of the tankers haven't been in use recently, as the large wildfires that raced...
  • Warning light prompts pilot to divert Southwest flight to LAX

    The pilot of a jet bound for Burbank on Sunday afternoon opted to divert the plane to LAX after a warning light indicated a possible mechanical problem. Southwest Airlines flight 1429 took off from Sacramento shortly after 4 p.m. and was heading...
  • 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...
  • 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....