Apr 16, 2015

Search area for Flight 370 to be doubled if plane not found

The search area for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 will be expanded by another 60,000 square kilometers (23,000 square miles) in the Indian Ocean if the jetliner is not found by May, officials said Thursday, affirming their commitment to not give up until ...

U.S. report warns hackers might tunnel into planes' avionics

Apr 16, 2015

U.S. report warns hackers might tunnel into planes' avionics

Hackers could exploit in-flight entertainment systems to fatally sabotage the cockpit electronics of a new generation of airliners connected to the Internet, a U.S. government report warns. It comes weeks after a co-pilot crashed his Germanwings Airbus A320 in the French Alps, killing all ...

Apr 14, 2015

Asiana Airlines plane skids off runway at Hiroshima airport

An Asiana Airlines jet from Seoul ran out of runway soon after a rough landing at Hiroshima airport Tuesday, the transport ministry and Hiroshima Prefectural Government said Tuesday. Of the roughly 80 people on board, including the crew, 23 passengers sustained minor injuries, the ...

Apr 9, 2015

Tourists escape Thai ferry blaze, 1 dead

Scores of foreign tourists endured a dramatic sea rescue after a blaze devoured a ferry traveling between two resort hotspots in southern Thailand, police said Wednesday. One 12-year-old Israeli girl was found dead, Thai authorities later said. Speedboats raced to evacuate 117 passengers from ...

Apr 9, 2015

30,000 evacuated in China chemical plant fire

Almost 30,000 people living near a chemical plant in China where a huge fire blazed for nearly 50 hours were evacuated before the flames were finally extinguished Thursday, media said. The fire at the factory producing paraxylene — a chemical commonly known as PX ...

Sea Shepherd touts dramatic rescue of 'poachers'

Apr 7, 2015

Sea Shepherd touts dramatic rescue of 'poachers'

Environmental activist group Sea Shepherd said it rescued 40 crew members from a sinking ship of “poachers” it was pursuing for months for alleged illegally fishing in the Southern Ocean, but described the ship’s capsize as suspicious. Sea Shepherd said its ships Bob Barker ...