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Working Through the Crash Landing in San Francisco

Lisa Wade | Posted 09.09.2013 | San Francisco
Lisa Wade

I don't know what the flight attendants on this plane did or didn't do to minimize injuries or save lives, but I would like to know.

Asiana Airlines Flight 214 and the Breaching of Stabilized Approach Criteria

Michael Kay | Posted 09.09.2013 | World
Michael Kay

Having personally experienced the tsunami of information that a Board of Inquiry has to consider in my previous career, balanced with the unrelenting appetite of the media, Chairwoman Hersman and her investigation team's efforts are commendable.

Did Glide Slope Problems Contribute To Asiana Plane Crash?

WABC | Posted 07.09.2013 | San Francisco

Experts Eyewitness News has spoken to say this instrument landing system could have been especially helpful to this pilot landing this type of jet for...

San Francisco Plane Crash Kills 2, Injures Dozens

Reuters | Posted 09.05.2013 | San Francisco

By Sarah McBride and Alistair Barr SAN FRANCISCO, July 6 (Reuters) - An Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 with more than 300 people on board ...

Could It Be From A Plane Crash?

Posted 05.29.2013 | Miami

Florida wildlife officials may not consider February's Python Challenge a resounding success; only 68 of an estimated 150,000 invasive snakes were har...

Ten Horrible Pilots We Hope We Never Fly With

George Hobica | Posted 06.22.2013 | Travel
George Hobica

There are plenty of instances where pilots have misbehaved throughout history -- some of them almost hilariously. Here is a look back at some very memorable misfeasance. After all, they're only human.

Air Ambulance Pilot Texting Leads to Disaster

Christine Negroni | Posted 06.10.2013 | Crime
Christine Negroni

The pilot of an emergency medical helicopter was text messaging before and during the flight that ended in disaster near an airport in Mosby, Mo. in 2011.

The One Person Who Is Not 'Shocked'

Shannon Sutherland | Posted 06.01.2013 | Sports
Shannon Sutherland

My father is a proud and unwavering fan of everything Wichita State. He believes they have the best tennis team, business school, basketball team, theater program and cafeteria food. I, on the other hand, am not.

'It Exploded': 3 Killed In Fiery Plane Crash Into Florida Parking Lot

Posted 05.15.2013 | Miami

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL -- A twin-engine plane crashed into a warehouse parking lot near the Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport Friday afternoon, exploding...

Young Girl Survives Jet Crash In Alps

Reuters | Posted 05.04.2013 | World

LYON (Reuters) - A small passenger jet crashed in a residential area in the French Alps shortly after takeoff on Monday, killing two people on board a...

What if CNN Could Cover a Plane Crash.... the CNN Way?

MP Nunan | Posted 04.18.2013 | Media
MP Nunan


Hope for the Holidays: Still "Alive" 40 Years Later

Nando Parrado | Posted 12.12.2012 | World
Nando Parrado

When I was at the top of an 18,000-foot peak with Roberto Canessa, looking at the vast scenery of snowy peaks surrounding us, we knew we were going to die. There was absolutely no way out.

Be Proud To Be Wrong

Ben Thomas | Posted 01.30.2013 | TED Weekends
Ben Thomas

Being right feels good; there's no doubt about that. But isn't learning an actual truth more important than defending an ego?

Brooklyn Baker Rescues Hamptons Plane Crash Victims (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 08.28.2012 | Impact

Run barefoot into the woods toward a crashed plane on fire? Scale a 12- to 14-foot fence? Pull a woman out of the wreckage before it explodes? No p...

Pilot And Jet Share Survival Story

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 08.23.2012 | World

Ex-Navy pilot Bob Besal survived a mid-air jet collision in 1974 and later became a decorated war hero. Last week, the 62-year-old discovered (h/t CNN...

Plane Crash in Kenya Kills Two German Tourists

Reuters | Posted 10.22.2012 | World

NAIROBI, Aug 22 (Reuters) - Two German tourists and two Kenyan pilots were killed when a plane carrying safari tourists crashed in Kenya's Maasai Ma...

64 Years Later, Dead Undocumented Immigrants Are Still Nameless in the New York Times

Peter Dreier | Posted 09.24.2012 | Politics
Peter Dreier

The 1948 plane crash in California, last Sunday's truck crash in Texas, and the reporting of each incident by the New York Times, are eerily similar. Woody Guthrie's words written 64 years ago "They chase us like outlaws, like rustlers, like thieves" -- are hardly outdated.

Investigators Reveal Official Cause Of Air France 447 Crash

Posted 07.05.2012 | Travel

A French government investigation into the crash of Air France Flight 447 has found that pilot errors in the wake of technical problems were responsib...

Homemade Plane Crashes, Kills Man, Injures Daughter

Posted 05.31.2012 | Denver

A 65-year-old Wiggins, Colorado, man was killed Monday when his homemade plane crashed at the Fort Morgan Airport. His 42-year-old daughter, a passeng...

The Day a Plane Crashed on Our Street

Wendy Fontaine | Posted 07.29.2012 | Los Angeles
Wendy Fontaine

It is a house like any other on our street. Small and neat, with a few tidy shrubs in the yard. The only sign that disaster occurred there is a patch of flattened sod near the sidewalk. Where the plane crashed.

LOOK: Crashed WWII Plane Found After 70 Years In Desert

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 05.31.2012 | World

A World War II airplane belonging to Britain's Royal Air Force (RAF) has been found in the Sahara Desert nearly 70 years after it crash landed, Metro ...

Details Released On 'Spanish Fly' Host Plane Crash

Posted 04.26.2012 | Miami

The National Transportation Safety Board released the preliminary report on the crash that killed "Spanish Fly" host Jose Wejebe, who was flying an "e...

'World’s Scariest Plane Landings'

Posted 04.24.2012 | TV

Discovery Channel's one-hour special, "World’s Scariest Plane Landings" (Mon., 10 p.m. ET on Discovery), was not for the faint-hearted or those with...

Plane Carrying 43 Passengers Crashes In Siberia

Reuters | Posted 06.01.2012 | World

(Reuters) - A passenger plane crashed and burst into flames after takeoff in Siberia on Monday, killing 31 people and putting the spotlight on Russia'...

Small Plane Crash Leaves 2 Dead

Reuters | Posted 02.24.2012 | Travel

Dec 24 (Reuters) - Two people were killed and one was injured when their private plane crashed on Saturday in southeastern Ohio, authorities said. ...