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  • US Airways crash last year likely due to pilot error

    PHILADELPHIA New information on a US Airways jetliner crash March 13 in Philadelphia indicates that the accident was caused by pilot error, according to federal documents cited on an aviation news website. Initial reports were that Flight 1702, bound for...
  • Tetra Tech to zero in on its engineering and consulting services

    Tetra Tech Inc., a consulting and engineering services firm, has landed contracts in Afghanistan, developing countries around the world and southern U.S. states. And that was just in the last two months. The Pasadena company's employees have designed...
  • Unanswered question about Aurora air traffic facility fire

    The disruption of air traffic triggered by the intentional destruction of equipment at the air traffic facility in Aurora, for many, generated thoughts about 9/11 and its aftermath. I vividly recall how, as a federal employee, things instantly changed on...
  • Beneath Nik Wallenda's Tightrope, Discovery and NBC News Face Balancing Act

    Nik Wallenda isn't the only person who will have to totter precariously on a tightrope this Sunday. As the daredevil attempts two different high-wire challenges over Chicago this weekend, his efforts will be televised by Discovery Channel. But the task...
  • This FedEx project debate wasn't much of one

    This FedEx project debate wasn't much of one
    In the same vein as the story of the tree falling in the woods comes the question: If they hold a public meeting and the public doesn't come, is it still a public meeting? One thing that's certain is that it doesn't make much of a sound. That's what a...
  • Fighter jet from Newport News-based company crashes in California, pilot killed

    Fighter jet from Newport News-based company crashes in California, pilot killed
    A fighter jet owned by a Newport News-based company that provides training for the Navy crashed in Ventura County, Calif., on Wednesday and the pilot was killed, according to officials and media reports. The Hawker Hunter MK-58 was approaching Naval...
  • 4 dead, 5 injured as small plane crashes into Kansas building

    A twin-engine plane crashed into a building shortly after takeoff from Mid-Continent Airport in Wichita, Kan., on Thursday, killing four people, injuring five and touching off what one official described as a horrific fire that partially collapsed the...
  • Airport Board: Staff didn't have training to tranquilize bears

    When a helicopter pilot spotted a family of black bears on the grounds of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport last week, officials said staff had no choice but to remove the potential threat. Airport staff shot and killed a 275-pound sow...
  • Kissimmee-based cargo plane crashes, killing 1

    Kissimmee-based cargo plane crashes, killing 1
    Reuters — A Kissimmee-based cargo plane crashed off the Dutch Caribbean island of St. Maarten on Wednesday, killing at least one of two people on board, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration confirmed on Thursday. The Skyway Enterprises twin-...
  • Aviation chief: O'Hare noise problems won't go away

    Aviation chief: O'Hare noise problems won't go away
    Aldermen pressing for a firm commitment from the city to reduce noise from jets at O'Hare International Airport were told Friday by the outgoing aviation commissioner that "airplanes do create noise." Regarding the record number of O'Hare noise...
  • Space tourism set back by accident, industry still sees lift off

    Space tourism set back by accident, industry still sees lift off
    The wait for paying passengers to see Earth from the vantage point of space looked a lot longer on Friday, following the fatal crash of Virgin Galactic's first spaceship, but aspiring space tourists did not appear to be lining up for refunds. About...