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Airplane Crash

CNN and Diana Christensen

Robert Slayton | Posted 03.24.2014 | 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 03.14.2014 | 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 03.12.2014 | 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
SmarterTravel

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

wkyt.com | 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?

AIRBUS A330 AIRCRAFT Altitude And Speed Indicator Investigation Underway

The Post Chronicle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

U.S. aviation safety investigators are looking into possible anomalies with air speed and altitude indicators on two Airbus A330 jetliners, officials ...

Flight Check: What Are the Chances I'll Die on My Next Plane Trip?

Ben Sherwood | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ben Sherwood

In the US, you could fly every day for the next 164,000 years on average before you would perish in a crash.

The Wrong (and Right) Lessons of the Continental Plane Crash

Ben Sherwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ben Sherwood

After listening to the news from Buffalo, we're likely to conclude there's nothing we can do in a plane crash so even why bother trying. That's understandable, but potentially fatal.

The Difference Between First Class And Coach

Huffington Post | Alex Leo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

When a US Airways jetliner crashed into the Hudson River last month, everyone survived. More than 150 passengers and crew members got into boats befor...

Danziger Cartoons: Hudson River Crash

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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Hudson River Plane Crash: Video Of Other Plane Crashes, Photos, Map

The Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A US Airways jetliner crashed into the Hudson River on Thursday afternoon after a flock of birds apparently disabled both its engines. Rescuers pulled...