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 ...

Singapore navy finds fuselage of AirAsia plane in Java Sea

Jan 15, 2015

Singapore navy finds fuselage of AirAsia plane in Java Sea

A Singaporean navy ship has found the crashed AirAsia plane’s fuselage, a 30-meter-long section with a wing attached, in the Java Sea, authorities said Wednesday. Images taken by a remote-controlled vehicle from the ship showed parts of the plane’s wing and words on the ...

Washington subway system hobbled after fatal accident

Jan 14, 2015

Washington subway system hobbled after fatal accident

The transit network in the U.S. capital remained hobbled Tuesday morning following an electrical malfunction that filled a busy subway station with smoke, killing one woman and sending dozens of people to hospitals. The National Transportation Safety Board was investigating the accident, which happened ...

Airbus to fit floating black boxes to its long-haul jets

Jan 13, 2015

Airbus to fit floating black boxes to its long-haul jets

Long-haul Airbus A350 and A380 passengers jets will soon come equipped with ejectable black boxes that can float, making them easier to find in an air crash at sea, aviation sources said Monday. “At the end of last year Airbus got the green light ...

Divers find both black boxes from AirAsia jet

Jan 12, 2015

Divers find both black boxes from AirAsia jet

Divers retrieved one black box Monday and located the other from the AirAsia plane that crashed more than two weeks ago, a key development that should help investigators unravel what caused the aircraft to plummet into the Java Sea. The cockpit voice recorder was ...