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  • Aggression, not just depression, led copilot to crash plane, experts say

    Aggression, not just depression, led copilot to crash plane, experts say
    Mental health experts say that it was aggression — not just depression — that would have driven 27-year-old Andreas Lubitz to deliberately crash a Germanwings airliner into a mountainside, the copilot breathing evenly as passengers screamed...
  • Pilot reported smoke in cockpit before crash that killed 4

    Pilot reported smoke in cockpit before crash that killed 4
    The twin-engine Piper Cheyenne was about two miles from landing at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport when the pilot made a distress call, reporting smoke in the cockpit on Sunday afternoon. "He was given clearance to land, any runway he chose, because he...
  • Police: 4 dead in small plane crash near Fort Lauderdale

    Police say four passengers aboard a small plane have died after it crashed into the woods near the Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport. Federal Aviation Administration officials said the Piper PA-31 aircraft was trying to land around 4:30 p.m. Sunday when...
  • Four killed in plane crash near Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport

    Four killed in plane crash near Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport
    FORT LAUDERDALE — Four people were killed Sunday when a plane crashed and burst into flames in the woods north of Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport. The twin-engine Piper Navajo was flying into the airport when it crashed into a nature preserve...
  • Route 309 shut down after crash

    Route 309 shut down after crash
    SELLERSVILLE — At least two people were injured Saturday in a crash that forced the closure of the Route 309 bypass for more than an hour. At about 11 a.m., two vehicles in the northbound lanes collided and one reportedly ended up down an...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...