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Air Transportation Disasters

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  • NTSB criticizes Asiana crew, Boeing, emergency response in San Francisco crash

    WASHINGTON As Asiana Airlines Flight 214 descended to its doom in the final minutes of its approach to San Francisco International Airport, its crew had several chances to avert disaster. But a tragic combination of the pilots' poor judgment, their...
  • 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...
  • Asiana Airlines crash caused by pilot 'mismanagement,' NTSB concludes

     Asiana Airlines crash caused by pilot 'mismanagement,' NTSB concludes
    U.S. investigators on Tuesday said Boeing should consider modifying flight controls on the 777 jetliner in response to an Asiana Airlines crash in San Francisco last July that killed three people and injured more than 180. The National Transportation...
  • 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...
  • Safety board to rule on last year's Asiana Airlines crash

    SAN FRANCISCO A federal safety board Tuesday is expected to officially determine the cause of the crash of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 at San Francisco International Airport last year, which raised troubling questions about pilot training and the...
  • Asiana crew confused by aircraft's technology; emergency response criticized, NTSB finds

    WASHINGTON The deadly crash of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 at San Francisco International Airport directly resulted from the crew's confusion over the plane's technology, federal officials said Tuesday, adding that emergency officials responding to the...
  • 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...
  • 'Scariest flight of all time': Emergency chute opens inside plane

    'Scariest flight of all time': Emergency chute opens inside plane
    Passengers of a United Airlines flight that was diverted to Kansas after an emergency slide inflated 38,000 feet in the air described a panicked scene inside the cabin as crew members rushed to contain the problem. Flight 1463 left O’Hare...
  • First jump: Skydiving pilot forced to ditch plane

    First jump: Skydiving pilot forced to ditch plane
    Shawn Kinmartin had been a pilot for a skydiving company for four years but had never jumped from an airplane. Until Saturday, when a skydiver damaged Kinmartin's Cessna on the way out and the 21-year-old had no choice but to bail. It was his fourth...
  • 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...