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  • Russia accuses Poland of holding up 2010 crash investigation

    Russian investigators say they are unable to reach a final conclusion about what caused the 2010 plane crash that killed Polish President Lech Kaczynski and 95 others because Poland has not responded to requests for certain information. In a statement...
  • Helicopter crash survivor sues, claiming pilot was using FaceTime

     
    The survivor of a December helicopter crash is suing the deceased pilot's estate and the flight school, claiming the pilot was using a video-calling app on his cellphone while at the controls of the aircraft....
  • Cockpit transcripts show locked tail elevators before crash that killed Inquirer co-owner

    PHILADELPHIA Cockpit transcripts of the last moments before a Gulfstream jet crashed last year in Massachusetts, killing Philadelphia Inquirer co-owner Lewis Katz and six others, show the pilots suddenly realizing they were trying to take off with their...
  • Illinois State players, coaches mourn 7 plane crash victims

    As Illinois State University mourned Wednesday over the deaths of an assistant basketball coach, a school administrator and five fans killed in a plane crash, investigators focused on one of the many questions they'll have to answer: Why the aircraft made...
  • NTSB: Plane climbed, turned in unexpectedly before crash

    A National Transportation Safety Board investigator says a private plane that crashed in central Illinois early Tuesday, killing seven, climbed and turned in an unexpected direction before plunging into a farm field. Investigator Todd Fox said...
  • NTSB: Full flight checks rare for pilots in crash killing 7

    Documents made public by a federal agency show the pilots in a plane crash last year in Massachusetts that killed seven people rarely conducted full preflight checks. The documents released by the National Transportation Safety Board on Wednesday also...
  • NTSB releases cockpit transcript in plane crash that killed Inquirer co-owner

    NTSB releases cockpit transcript in plane crash that killed Inquirer co-owner
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pilots employed by Philadelphia Inquirer co-owner Lewis Katz rarely conducted full preflight checks before taking off in his private jet, and didn't do so the night it crashed and killed seven people, according to documents...
  • Airline official: Germanwings probe shouldn't set precedent

    The Germanwings air crash investigation shouldn't set a precedent for future investigations because it sought to assign blame before the probe was complete, which could jeopardize airline cooperation if it became the practice, the head of a trade...
  • EU was looking into airline regulations before Alps crash

    European Union authorities were looking into German airline safety procedures on "a number of issues" well ahead of the March 24 Germanwings crash after a standard inspection by its aviation safety agency questioned some procedures, an official told The...
  • Illinois State Basketball Players, Coaches Mourn Victims Of Plane Crash

    Illinois State Basketball Players, Coaches Mourn Victims Of Plane Crash
    NORMAL, Ill. — A news conference at Illinois State University to discuss the seven school officials and fans who died in a plane crash while returning from the NCAA Tournament became a tearful, moving memorial Wednesday. The National...
  • 7 die in plane crash returning from NCAA final

    7 die in plane crash returning from NCAA final
    The journey that led to the deaths of seven friends in a plane crash in downstate Bloomington began with a phone call and a once in a lifetime chance to see Monday's NCAA final game. Scott Bittner, 42, was at the company he runs with his father when...