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Airplane Crash

Lost and Confounded Until HIker Finds Missing Plane

Christine Negroni | Posted 06.16.2015 | 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 | World

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 l...

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

Kishore Mahbubani | Posted 10.20.2014 | World
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 | World
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 | World

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

Vintage Biplane Crashes At California Air Show

AP | Posted 07.04.2014 | Crime

FAIRFIELD, Calif. (AP) — A 77-year-old pilot was killed when his vintage biplane crashed on a runway Sunday while he was performing an upside down s...

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.

Plane Crashes At Colorado Airport

AP | THOMAS PEIPERT | Posted 03.07.2014 | Denver

DENVER (AP) — A fiery plane crash at the Aspen airport Sunday afternoon killed one person and injured two others, one severely, Colorado authorities...

American Tourists Among 45 Killed In Laos Plane Crash

AP | JERRY HARMER | Posted 10.17.2013 | World

PAKSE, Laos -- PAKSE, Laos (AP) — Rescuers in fishing boats pulled bodies from the muddy Mekong River on Thursday as officials in Laos ruled out fin...

Plane Crashes Into Connecticut Home

AP | JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN | Posted 10.09.2013 | Travel

EAST HAVEN, Conn. — A small plane crashed in a working-class neighborhood near an airport on Friday and engulfed two houses in flames, likely ki...

Pilots Relied On Automated Equipment To Control Doomed Jet's Speed

AP | MARTHA MENDOZA and JOAN LOWY | Posted 09.08.2013 | San Francisco

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — The pilots of Asiana Flight 214 relied on automated cockpit equipment to control the jetliner's speed as they land...

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.

Off-Duty Pilot Who Helped Crippled Jet Make Impossible Landing Dies

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 05.10.2012 | Travel

CHICAGO -- Airline pilot Denny Fitch was hitching a ride home on a DC-10 in 1989 when heard an explosion somewhere in the back of the jet. He soon mad...

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?

Plane Crash Over Argentina's Patagonia Leaves No Survivors

AP | MICHAEL WARREN | Posted 07.18.2011 | World

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — A turboprop plane carrying 22 people crashed and exploded in Argentina's southern Patagonia region, killing all on boa...

Park Slope Airplane Disaster 50 Years Later

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Fifty years ago, two commercial airliners collided one mile above New York City, raining down destruction on a busy Brooklyn neighbor...

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

"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 | World
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?