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Air Transportation Disasters

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  • 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...
  • Three killed when plane crashes into cliff of Santa Ana Mountains

    Three killed when plane crashes into cliff of Santa Ana Mountains
    Federal Aviation Administration officials are investigating the crash of a small plane near Lake Elsinore on Sunday that killed three people and started a small brush fire. Firefighters were called to an area in the Santa Ana Mountains off Ortega...
  • 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...
  • Federal agencies investigate fatal Lake Elsinore plane crash

    Federal agencies investigate fatal Lake Elsinore plane crash
    The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating a plane crash near Lake Elsinore that killed three people and started a small brush fire. The plane appeared to have crashed into a hillside, said...
  • State Police: Afternoon plane crash in Topping kills passenger, pilot

    State Police: Afternoon plane crash in Topping kills passenger, pilot
    Monday 2:30 p.m. UPDATE: The female passenger of the plane, Misty Dawn McIntyre, 48, of Newport in Giles County, has died as a result of her injuries, according to the Virginia State Police. McIntyre is the second victim of a plane crash in the...
  • Watch these planes avoid a collision at the Barcelona airport

    Watch these planes avoid a collision at the Barcelona airport
    Two planes appear to have narrowly avoided disaster this weekend at Barcelona-El Prat Airport in Spain. A video posted by Miguel Angel Ramirez shows a Boeing 767 operated by the airline Russian UTair approaching and about to land as an Aerolineas...
  • Pilot, passengers rescued, taken to Dania Beach after plane makes emergency landing in Bahamas

    Pilot, passengers rescued, taken to Dania Beach after plane makes emergency landing in Bahamas
    Three Miami men were rescued by a cargo ship and taken to Dania Beach after a plane made an emergency landing in the waters off the Bahamas. Around 8:20 a.m. Monday, a Cessna 337 made an emergency landing about 15 miles off Bimini, said Mike Jachles,...
  • Drone flies too close to NYPD chopper, police say; operators arrested

    Two New York men face felony charges after authorities said they flew a drone within 800 feet of a New York Police Department helicopter. The helicopter pilot spotted the small, unmanned aircraft near the George Washington Bridge early Monday, police...
  • '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...
  • Competency, controls to be likely topics at Asiana jet crash meeting

    Pilot competency and automated throttle controls will be major topics of discussion when federal safety officials convene Tuesday to determine the likely cause of last July's Asiana Airlines crash in San Francisco that killed three people and injured more...
  • Military's pricey F-35 fighter jet catches fire during takeoff in Florida

    Military's pricey F-35 fighter jet catches fire during takeoff in Florida
    A fire broke out on a F-35 Joint Strike Fighter after an attempted takeoff at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida. The radar-evading, supersonic fighter jet, a nearly $400-billion weapons program under development for more than a decade, experienced the...