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Air Transportation Disasters

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  • Pilot dies in crash of ultralight plane in Eagle Point

    Chippewa County authorities say a man has died in the crash of a single-engine ultralight plane in the town of Eagle Point. Chief Deputy Chad Holum tells the Eau Claire Leader-Telegram (http://bit.ly/1GWYZ1k ) the pilot was a man in his 70s. The crash...
  • AP investigation details perimeter breaches at US airports

    Several hundred times over the last decade, intruders have hopped fences, slipped past guardhouses, crashed their cars through gates or otherwise breached perimeter security at the nation's busiest airports — sometimes even managing to climb...
  • Venezuela may chill drama of Cuba-U.S. relations at Summit of Americas

    Venezuela may chill drama of Cuba-U.S. relations at Summit of Americas
    The White House expected to bask in good wishes at the two-day Summit of the Americas for its historic opening to Cuba, but President Obama will face a problem: Venezuela. Angered by a White House order that identified his country as a threat to U.S....
  • UN asks Saudi Arabia for more time to unload aid, evacuate foreigners in Yemen

    GENEVA The United Nations is pressing Saudi Arabia to ease its restrictions on flights in and out of Yemen's capital, Sanaa, saying the tight limitations have delayed the arrival of life-saving aid and frustrated the evacuation of thousands of stranded...
  • Poland marks 5th anniversary of presidential plane disaster

    Poland is marking the fifth anniversary of the plane crash that killed President Lech Kaczynski and 95 members of his presidential entourage on a visit to Russia, the worst catastrophe to strike the Polish state since World War II and an event that...
  • Remains of a Vietnam veteran return to NC 45 years later

    The remains of an Army veteran killed 45 years ago in Cambodia have returned to North Carolina. The Gaston Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/1HWOVUH ) the remains of U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Bunyan Price Jr. arrived Thursday at the Charlotte airport. His...
  • Weather force flight cancellations at Chicago airports

    The severe weather sweeping across the Midwest has forced the cancellation of about 735 flights at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport and flight delays of 90 minutes. The Chicago Department of Aviation on Thursday is also reporting 30 cancellations...
  • AP probe details 4 Newark airport perimeter breaches

    Intruders got past security fencing or gates at least four times at Newark Liberty International Airport over the past decade. On Christmas Day 2013, a 24-year-old man on a date ran out of gas on the New Jersey Turnpike and scaled a perimeter security...
  • NTSB: Robinson helicopter crashes have killed 19, injured 41 in Florida since 2000

    NTSB: Robinson helicopter crashes have killed 19, injured 41 in Florida since 2000
    The cause behind Central Florida's deadliest helicopter crash two weeks ago likely awaits a yearlong investigation to figure out what went tragically wrong in the last minutes of the three victims' lives. Recreational pilot Bruce Teitelbaum became so...
  • Philly airport had 25 perimeter breaches over 11 years

    Philly airport had 25 perimeter breaches over 11 years
    PHILADELPHIA — The security fences and gates that protect Philadelphia International Airport were breached 25 times from January 2004 through January 2015, according to an Associated Press investigation. Few of the breaches have been publicly...
  • AP probe details 12 Phoenix airport perimeter breaches

    A dozen times in the past decade, people have breached the perimeter security fences or gates at Phoenix's international airport, including a woman who drove her car onto the runway and a man who banged on the side of a jet. The 12 are among the 268...