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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 ...

Solar plane soars over Mojave bound for sun-drenched Phoenix

May 3, 2016

Solar plane soars over Mojave bound for sun-drenched Phoenix

A solar-powered airplane took off from California for Arizona early Monday to continue its journey around the world using only energy from the sun. The Swiss-made Solar Impulse 2 flew from Mountain View south of San Francisco shortly after 5 a.m. Monday for an ...