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Air Transportation Disasters

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  • Navy helicopter crash in Kuwait, local squadron

    The U.S. Navy is investigating a locally-based squadron's helicopter crash at Camp Buehring, Kuwait. All six crewmembers aboard the helicopter survived the crash and have been transported to nearby medical facilities for evaluation, according to a press...
  • Scottish prosecutor says no reason to doubt Lockerbie bomber's guilt

    No evidence has emerged that casts doubt on the conviction of a late Libyan intelligence officer for the Lockerbie airline bombing 26 years ago, says Scotland's top prosecutor. However, efforts to track down others behind the deadly attack have been...
  • Two more air-bag accidents on undelivered Boeing jets have workers concerned

    SEATTLE Two new seat-belt air-bag accidents on Boeing jets being prepared for delivery in Everett, the latest last Saturday, have raised safety concerns among workers. Last month, a passenger-seat air-bag inflator accidentally discharged during...
  • China jails captain for deadly plane crash

    A Chinese court has jailed for three years the captain of a plane that crashed four years ago killing 44 people after finding him guilty of negligence, state media reported on Friday. Qi Quanjun, in charge of the fatal Henan Airlines flight, was...
  • American Airlines plane diverted to Tokyo after being hit by winter storm, several hurt

    A U.S. bound-American Airlines flight was forced to make an emergency landing in Tokyo on Wednesday after hitting severe turbulence created by a strong winter storm, with several people taken to hospital for minor injuries. American Airlines Flight 280,...
  • Air Force jet forced to land in Newport News after losing canopy during takeoff

    An Air Force jet was forced to land at Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport Tuesday after it lost a canopy during takeoff, a spokesman said. The rear canopy came off a T-38 A assigned to the 1st Fighter Wing at Langley Air Force Base during a...
  • Delta plane struck by lightning lands at Newport News airport "without incident"

    A Delta plane landed at the Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport Tuesday afternoon after being struck by lightning, a spokeswoman said. The plane was struck about 2:30 p.m., said airport spokeswoman Jessica Wharton. Delta  flight 5356 was...
  • Pilot dies in crash of small plane in rural Virginia

    The pilot of a small plane died in a crash in rural Virginia west of Washington, D.C., on Sunday, police said. Benjamin J. Hummel, 33, of Woodbridge, Virginia, died at the crash site in Catlett, 45 miles west of Washington, Virginia State Police...
  • Airliner lands safely at BWI after hitting bird

    Airliner lands safely at BWI after hitting bird
    A Southwest passenger flight made an emergency landing at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport Friday night after hitting a bird, the airline reported. The pilot in command of Flight 3118 from San Antonio declared an emergency as the plane approached the...
  • E-cigarette sparks in-flight emergency for BWI-bound plane

    E-cigarette sparks in-flight emergency for BWI-bound plane
    The pilot of a Southwest Airlines flight from Fort Lauderdale, Fla. declared an in-flight emergency before landing at Baltimore-Washington Thurgood Marshall International Airport Wednesday night, the airline said. An airline spokesperson said a...
  • Two killed as helicopter crashes into unoccupied building in Utah

    Two killed as helicopter crashes into unoccupied building in Utah
    Two men died when their helicopter crashed through the roof of an unoccupied building north of Salt Lake City on Tuesday, a fire official said. The helicopter struck the two-story building of a company called Wimpole Street Creations in North Salt Lake...