May 3, 2016

Retired Japanese exec, 51, embarks on solo trans-Atlantic race

Hiroshi Kitada embarked from Plymouth for New York on Monday as the first-ever Japanese skipper to attempt the Transat, a 3,000 mile (5,650 km) solo trans-Atlantic race. The 51-year-old former company boss with a spirit of adventure is aboard a Class40 12-meter single hull, ...

No mayday sent before Airbus oil-rig copter crash in Norway

May 3, 2016

No mayday sent before Airbus oil-rig copter crash in Norway

The oil-rig helicopter that crashed in western Norway, killing 13 people, gave no mayday call or indicated it was in trouble, Norwegian investigators said Monday. Norway’s Accident Investigation Board said the process of retrieving data from the flight and cockpit recorders had been completed ...