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Airplane Crash

REPORT: EgyptAir Voice Recorder Indicates Attempt To Put Out Fire Before Crash

Reuters | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 07.05.2016 | Home

CAIRO (Reuters) - Audio from the flight deck voice recorder of EgyptAir MS804 indicates an attempt to put out a fire on board the jet before it crashe...

5 Die In Crash Of Skydiving Plane In Hawaii

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 05.23.2016 | Crime

HONOLULU -- A skydiving tour plane crashed and caught fire shortly after takeoff from the Hawaiian island of Kauai on Monday, killing all five on boar...

French Investigators: Smoke Reported On EgyptAir Jet Before Crash

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 05.21.2016 | Home

PARIS/CAIRO, May 21 (Reuters) - The EgyptAir jet which crashed in the Mediterranean on Thursday sent a series of warnings indicating that smoke had be...

Lost and Confounded Until HIker Finds Missing Plane

Christine Negroni | Posted 06.16.2016 | Science
Christine Negroni

What forces of fate allow thousands of people to cross the same terrain without seeing the crashed airplane that John Weisheit discovered on May 20th?

Every Question You've Ever Had About Flying, Answered By A Pilot

Supercompressor | Posted 10.20.2015 | Travel

Let's just put it right out there: flying is a king-sized pain in the ass. The cramped seats, the recycled air, the turbulence, the mysterious noises. Determined to conquer my own personal fear, I sought out Tom Bunn -- an experienced airline captain and licensed therapist.

Prosecutor: Germanwings Co-Pilot Appears To Have Crashed Plane Deliberately

Reuters | Tim Hepher and Jean-Francois Rosnoblet | Posted 03.26.2015 | Home

PARIS/SEYNE-LES-ALPES, March 26 (Reuters) - A young German co-pilot locked himself alone in the cockpit of Germanwings flight 9525 and set it on cours...

Overcome Fear of Flying and Go Have an Adventure

Jodi Aman | Posted 04.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Jodi Aman

Missing planes, crashes, dysfunctional equipment, oh my! The fear of flying is a pretty common fear, but to me, it was my dirty little secret. I loo...

Why Won't the Big Powers Allow Global Monitoring of Flights Like MH370?

Kishore Mahbubani | Posted 10.20.2014 | Home
Kishore Mahbubani

There is no doubt that all the great powers, especially the five permanent members of the UN Security Council, will oppose any move for global tracking of flights. They have had a long track record of weakening, rather than strengthening, global multilateral institutions. They have even weakened multilateral institutions like the World Health Organization and the International Atomic Energy Agency, even though we have a global interest in strengthening them to prevent pandemics like Ebola and nuclear proliferation.

Malaysia Airlines Crash May Become Seventh Deadliest Disaster In Aviation History

Patrick Smith | Posted 09.17.2014 | Home
Patrick Smith

This is not the first time a civilian jetliner has been shot down -- accidentally or otherwise. There have been several such incidents over the years.

Malaysian Passenger Plane Crashes In Ukraine

Reuters | Anton Zverev | Posted 07.17.2014 | Home

By Anton Zverev GRABOVO, Ukraine, July 17 (Reuters) - A Malaysian airliner was shot down over eastern Ukraine by pro-Russian militants on Thursday,...

CNN and Diana Christensen

Robert Slayton | Posted 05.20.2014 | Media
Robert Slayton

Last night, both CNN and MSNBC spent hours on how a satellite had spotted something in the Indian Ocean. That was it. Just that. But it sufficed as a rationale for ignoring Crimea, Affordable Health Care, Rand Paul and Chris Christie.

The Continuing Mystery of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

Patrick Smith | Posted 05.14.2014 | Business
Patrick Smith

It's fascinating how this story has moved from being one about a presumed airplane crash to, really, a mystery story. It's the very missing-ness of the plane that the public finds so captivating.

How Air Catastrophes Affect Flight Crews

Sarah Steegar | Posted 05.12.2014 | Business
Sarah Steegar

Generally I approach accidents like a surgeon to her patients. Cool detachment. "Minor" incidents are a piece of cake. They are proof of our procedures working, every day. The major incidents are like old relationships -- you feel differently about each one. And for some reason, the missing Malaysian Airlines jet sticks out.

How to Survive a Plane Crash

SmarterTravel | Posted 04.20.2014 | Travel

While you may think there's nothing you can do to live through one, many airplane accidents are survivable.

WATCH: 7 Movies To Avoid Before Flying

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 01.13.2013 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

With Denzel Washington's new movie Flight in theaters, we've been thinking about scary airplane movies and crash scenes.

Even More About Those AA Seats

Christine Negroni | Posted 12.04.2012 | Travel
Christine Negroni

Passengers think of airline seats mostly in terms of space and comfort (most often noticing the absence of both) but the news that American Airlines has grounded eight of the Boeing 757s in its fleet after some seats shifted in flight is all about safety.

The Sniff of Politics on Flight 447

Wil Hylton | Posted 09.05.2012 | Travel
Wil Hylton

The French government owns a substantial share of both Air France and Airbus, totaling more than $4 billion, and many experts believe it is questionable for a government to investigate a company it owns.

How Panic Doomed Air France Flight 447

Jeff Wise | Posted 02.07.2012 | Travel
Jeff Wise

How, in the age of satellite navigation and instantaneous global communication, could a state-of-the art airliner simply vanish?

Father's Book Survives Plane Crash, Son Opens Bookstore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

"Everyday could be your last day, accidents happen and it is kind of a wake up call to stop screwing around and stop talking about what you want to do...

Sole Survivor: How Often Does Only One Person Survive a Plane Crash?

Ben Sherwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ben Sherwood

An eight year old Dutch boy appears to have been the sole survivor of a deadly plane crash this morning at Tripoli Airport in Libya. How often is there a sole survivor?

AIRBUS A330 AIRCRAFT Altitude And Speed Indicator Investigation Underway

The Post Chronicle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

U.S. aviation safety investigators are looking into possible anomalies with air speed and altitude indicators on two Airbus A330 jetliners, officials ...

Flight Check: What Are the Chances I'll Die on My Next Plane Trip?

Ben Sherwood | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ben Sherwood

In the US, you could fly every day for the next 164,000 years on average before you would perish in a crash.

The Wrong (and Right) Lessons of the Continental Plane Crash

Ben Sherwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ben Sherwood

After listening to the news from Buffalo, we're likely to conclude there's nothing we can do in a plane crash so even why bother trying. That's understandable, but potentially fatal.

The Difference Between First Class And Coach

Huffington Post | Alex Leo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

When a US Airways jetliner crashed into the Hudson River last month, everyone survived. More than 150 passengers and crew members got into boats befor...

Danziger Cartoons: Hudson River Crash

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger