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Airplane Accidents

Unfit for Publication: How USA Today Got Everything Wrong

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 06.18.2014 | Media
Jeff Schweitzer

USA Today splashed across its June 18, 2014, front page the breathless headline, "Unfit for Flight" to dramatize the deadly enterprise of flying general aviation aircraft (small airplanes). There is only one problem: Nearly every inference about aviation in the article is wrong.

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.

Airline Blocks Out Logo After Plane Skids Off Runway

AP | THANYARAT DOKSONE | Posted 11.09.2013 | Business

BANGKOK -- A Thai Airways Airbus 330-300 skidded off the runway while landing at Bangkok's main airport after its landing gear malfunctioned, the airl...

Air Canada Plane Wanders Off Runway, Gets Stuck In Grass

AOL Travel News | Posted 10.05.2011 | Travel

A Frankfurt-bound Air Canada jet drove off the runway at Toronto International on Thursday evening and got stuck in the grass. The Toronto Star rep...

The Three Myths About Plane Crashes

Ben Sherwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ben Sherwood

How can you survive a plane crash? After going through the FAA's plane crash survival school in Oklahoma City and interviewing many experts and survivors of plane crashes, here are four key tips.