Indonesia military pulls out of AirAsia recovery effort

Jan 27, 2015

Indonesia military pulls out of AirAsia recovery effort

Indonesia’s military on Tuesday withdrew from search and recovery efforts a month after an AirAsia passenger jet crashed, navy officials said. The Airbus A320 vanished from radar screens during bad weather on Dec. 28, less than half way into a two-hour flight from Surabaya, ...

Stricken plane parachutes safely into sea off Hawaii

Jan 27, 2015

Stricken plane parachutes safely into sea off Hawaii

Video from a U.S. Coast Guard aircraft released Monday captured the drama of a single-engine airplane and its pilot splashing safely onto the Pacific Ocean thanks to a parachute inside its fuselage. The factory-new Cirrus SR22 was en route to Hawaii Sunday afternoon on ...

Jan 22, 2015

Two sunken 1800s canal boats found in Lake Ontario

The wrecks of two 19th-century canal boats have been found on the bottom of Lake Ontario, an unusual discovery because such vessels typically weren’t used on open water, a team of New York shipwreck hunters said Wednesday. The three-member team from the Rochester area ...

Jan 20, 2015

AirAsia jet climbed fast then stalled: minister

An AirAsia plane that crashed into the Java Sea last month with 162 people on board climbed at a faster than normal speed and then stalled, the Indonesian transport minister said Tuesday. Flight QZ8501 went down on Dec. 28 in stormy weather during what ...

Bad, drunk or speeding cyclists face new penalties

Jan 20, 2015

Bad, drunk or speeding cyclists face new penalties

Careless cyclists may have to undergo retraining if they cause accidents or even if they merely violate road rules, under a legal revision scheduled to take effect June 1. An apparent rise in collisions and other incidents resulting in injury or even death led ...

Avalanches claim four on slopes of Nagano, Niigata

Jan 19, 2015

Avalanches claim four on slopes of Nagano, Niigata

A series of avalanches claimed the lives of four skiers and snowboaders over the weekend on mountain slopes in Nagano and Niigata prefectures. An avalanche Sunday off the designated run at Ryuoo Ski Park in Yamanouchi, Nagano Prefecture, killed two Argentine nationals. One of ...

Freezing rain makes Northeast U.S. roads slick; four killed

Jan 19, 2015

Freezing rain makes Northeast U.S. roads slick; four killed

Rain “flash-freezing” on roads, sidewalks and commuter train platforms has made travel hazardous in the Northeastern U.S., leading to several highway closures and accidents that claimed at least four lives. State police in Philadelphia say a crash involving 30 to 50 vehicles on an ...

21 confirmed dead after Chinese tugboat sinks on trial voyage

Jan 17, 2015

21 confirmed dead after Chinese tugboat sinks on trial voyage

Twenty-one people have been confirmed dead after a tugboat sank on a trial voyage on the Yangtze, China’s longest river, state media reported Saturday. The vessel was raised Saturday, 40 hours after it sank while undergoing testing with 25 people, including eight foreigners, aboard ...

Jan 16, 2015

Osaka pilot dies in plane crash off Florida

A Japanese pilot trying to accrue flight hours was killed when she crashed off Florida’s east coast on Tuesday night, authorities announced Thursday. Mihoko Tabata, 38, was flying alone in a single-engine Cessna off New Smyrna Beach in thick fog when she told air ...