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NTSB Takes Colgan Air to the Woodshed

Robert Davey | Posted 01.15.2012 | Politics
Robert Davey

The National Transportation Safety Board sent a letter Nov. 9 to Pinnacle Airlines, parent company of Colgan Air, regarding the recent discovery of em...

What's Safe Above Applies Below Lessons from Aviation to Mining

Christine Negroni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christine Negroni

The public fascination with aviation disasters keeps pressure on the F.A.A. to constantly refine an already high level of safety. That's clearly not the case in mine safety.

Pilot Texting on Fatal Colgan Air Flight

Christine Negroni | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Christine Negroni

When the NTSB meets on Tuesday to determine what caused the fatal crash of Continental Connection flight 3407, it will hear how the first officer on the flight sent two text messages from the cockpit.

Flash! FAA Requires More Data Points on Airbus A330. Volunteers, Anyone?

Gerald Sindell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Gerald Sindell

Every air accident is the result of someone failing to imagine or anticipate a combination of circumstances that should have been anticipated by someone. And I'll be you dollars to donuts that someone, or maybe even a whole lot of someones that worked on the design of the Airbus A330 has a pretty good idea of what went wrong.

FAA Inspector Predicted Problems With Airline Year Before Buffalo Crash

AP | JOAN LOWY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON — A federal safety inspector assigned to the airline involved in an air crash that killed 50 people in upstate New York in February w...

Buffalo Plane Crash First Officer Rebecca Shaw Paid $16,000 To $20,000 A Year

Fox News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Federal investigators hammered Colgan Air executives about the pay of their pilots -- in 24-year-old Shaw's case, she made between $16,000 and $20,000...

Buffalo Plane Crash: NTSB Member Says Pilots May Have Rejected Federal Safety Recommendations


CLARENCE, N.Y. — Investigators have located key components that might help reveal what the pilot did to try to save Flight 3407 during its final...

Continental Crew Noted Significant Ice Build Up On Plane Right Before Crash

AP | CAROLYN THOMPSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The crew of the commuter plane that fell on a house, killing all 49 people aboard and one person on the ground, noticed signific...

BEVERLY ECKERT, Continental Flight Victim, Was 9/11 Widow (VIDEO, SLIDESHOW)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

SCROLL DOWN TO SEE A SLIDESHOW OF ECKERT ***UPDATE: 10:40am EST*** President Obama spoke about Eckert before his remarks on the economy this mornin...

Continental Plane Crash Press Conference: Live Video

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Click the video below for the press conference: .msnbcLinks {font-size:11px; font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #999; margin-top: 5px;...

BUFFALO PLANE CRASH: Continental Connection Flight 3407 Crashes Into House, Kills 50 (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEOS AND SLIDESHOW This is a breaking story - check AP for updates here. A Continental commuter plane coming in for a landing nos...