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Airplane Safety

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.

FAA, NTSB Investigate Near-Collision Over Hawaii

AP | JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER | Posted 07.16.2014 | Hawaii

HONOLULU (AP) — Federal officials are investigating how two passenger jetliners got on potentially dangerous paths toward each other near Hawaii at ...

5 Crazy Things Not Even Pilots Will Not Tell You About Airplane 'Safety'

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 05.28.2014 | Travel
Jon Hotchkiss

There's quite a few things pilots won't tell you about airplane safety. Things that you'd actually want to know. Things that could save your life. Things that could mean the difference between staying alive... and dying. So, here now: five crazy ass things pilots will not tell you about airplane "safety."

The World's Safest Airlines

Dane Steele Green | Posted 11.06.2013 | Travel
Dane Steele Green

No airline is accident-free. Every single one has had something go wrong at one point, even if it is a flat tire. Nevertheless, there are several airlines out there that have particularly sterling reputations when it comes to safety.

The Truth Behind The Famous Landing, From Captain Sully Sullenberger (WATCH)

Posted 08.13.2013 | MarloThomas

Can someone ever be prepared to land a plane on a river? Captain Sully Sullenberger shared his experience of his famous Hudson River landing when he j...

An Easy Trick To Get Over Fear Of Turbulence, From Captain Sully Sullenberger (WATCH)

Posted 08.13.2013 | MarloThomas

Many people are so afraid to fly, and turbulence can really send a lot of us into a state of panic. Thankfully, Captain Sully Sullenberger told me tha...

Flying With Children Should Not Be Such An Ordeal

Chris VanDijk | Posted 11.14.2012 | Parents
Chris VanDijk

Ah, flying. Going to the airport and seeing the flight attendants in their pill box hats and the pilots with their air of nonchalant cool. For some reason, this is still the image we have in our heads. An image completely divorced from reality.

WATCH: How Flight Attendants Prepare For Airplane Emergencies

Posted 02.29.2012 | Travel

Flight attendants are supposed to be the picture of calm, cool and collected -- especially in the event of an emergency. But, have you ever wondered h...

Safety Agency Calls For A380 Wing Checks

AP | By GEIR MOULSON | Posted 01.20.2012 | Travel

BERLIN -- Europe's air safety authority told airlines Friday to inspect nearly a third of the world's A380 superjumbo jets within about six weeks afte...

Pilot Tried To Warn Lauren Scruggs Of Plane Propeller

Posted 01.17.2012 | Travel

A report released by the National Transportation Safety Board showed that a pilot warned model Lauren Scruggs to be careful of the plane's spinning pr...

California Man Arrested For Causing A Ruckus On Flight

AP | Posted 12.18.2011 | Los Angeles

AMARILLO, Texas -- A man was arrested Tuesday after his unruly behavior aboard a Southwest Airlines flight from Los Angeles to Kansas City compelled t...

If You Thought You Could Get Away Without Buying Your Baby a Plane Seat, Think Again

Eileen Ogintz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Eileen Ogintz

A flight attendant once told me that babies are the only thing not required to be strapped in for take off and landing. You would have to purchase a seat, but wouldn't you pay any amount to keep your baby safe?

American Airlines Jet Flies From Dallas To Paris With Exposed Belly

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Federal regulators said Thursday they are investigating how an American Airlines jet lost a panel from its belly shortly after taking off from Dallas-...