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Air Transportation Disasters

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  • Witness tells NTSB that neither pilot veered before mid-air small plane crash near Wasilla

    Two small airplanes made no attempts to veer away from each other before a Jan. 31 midair collision near Wasilla, a witness told investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board. The two Piper PA-18 Super Cubs hit at right angles, according to...
  • Plane crash kills 4 near Kendall, Fla., airport

    MIAMI A small plane crashed into trees, broke apart and burst into flames, killing at least four people Wednesday afternoon in Southwest Miami-Dade County. Responding fire crews foamed down the smoking wreckage near Miami Executive Airport in Kendall,...
  • 4 dead in plane crash in rural part of Miami-Dade County; pilot reported engine trouble

    Authorities say four people are dead after a twin-engine propeller plane crashed in a rural part of Miami-Dade County shortly after taking off from a local airport. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue spokesman Lt. Arnold Piedrahita said the pilot reported engine...
  • Remnants of deadly 1947 crash remain in Georgia forest

    In the woods east of the Robins runway are remnants of a tragedy that happened 68 years ago. On Feb. 13, 1947, a twin-engine C-45 took off with seven people on board. They were headed to Wright Field, now called Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio....
  • Bahamas cites poor decisions by crew as cause of plane crash

    Investigators looking into a small plane crash that killed a prominent Christian minister and eight others last year have found it was likely caused by bad decisions by the crew during stormy weather, the islands' civil aviation department said Sunday. A...
  • European plane maker ATR in focus again after 2nd Taiwan air disaster since July

    European aircraft maker ATR is in the spotlight again after the dramatic crash Wednesday of a TransAsia Airways turboprop into a river in Taiwan. It's the second time in seven months that a TransAsia ATR has been involved in a fatal accident. THE...
  • Bodies of pilot, co-pilot found after Taiwan crash

    TAIPEI The bodies of the pilot and co-pilot were retrieved from the wreckage of a plane that crashed into a river in Taiwan killing at least 31 people, media reports said Thursday. TransAsia Airways flight GE235 was en route from Taipei's Songshan...
  • Mayday call issued before Taiwan plane crash that killed 31, with 12 missing

    The pilot in TransAsia Airways Flight 235 said "mayday, mayday, engine flameout" moments before the propjet banked sharply and crashed into a river, aviation officials said Thursday, but they declined comment on a possible cause for the accident. Video...
  • The quick growth of Asian airlines creates challenge: how to train enough pilots

    The deadly crash of a TransAsia plane into a river in Taiwan is again focusing the world's attention on the safety challenges facing fast-growing Asian airlines. TransAsia has been adding new routes rapidly since the Taiwanese carrier went public in...
  • Taiwan plane crashes into river after takeoff, killing 23

    TAIPEI, Taiwan A Taiwanese passenger plane hurtled into a river after hitting a bridge shortly upon takeoff from a Taipei airport on Wednesday, killing at least 23 people. TransAsia Airways flight GE235 with 53 passengers and five crew members on board...
  • Taiwan's TransAsia Airways, operator of crashed plane, part of Asia's aviation boom

    TransAsia Airways, Taiwan's third biggest airline by fleet size, is reeling from its second major accident in less than a year. The two disasters in quick succession come as the up-and-coming carrier is expanding to become a more formidable rival to its...