Aug 27, 2015

System eyed to direct planes for landing after major earthquakes

A transport ministry panel decided Wednesday to develop a system to automatically select airports where planes in flight will be allowed to make emergency landings if their original destinations inaccessible due to an earthquake. The system will go into operation in April 2016, according ...

MH370 likely glided, not crashed, into sea

Aug 6, 2015

MH370 likely glided, not crashed, into sea

How hard did Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 hit the water after it ran out of fuel and plummeted from cruising altitude? Not as hard as you might think, accident experts say. The relatively intact condition of the wing piece that washed up on Reunion ...

'MH370 wreckage' brings emotional turmoil

Jul 30, 2015

'MH370 wreckage' brings emotional turmoil

Relatives of passengers and crew lost with Malaysia Airlines MH370 spoke of their emotional turmoil and agonizing wait for news Thursday after reports emerged that a piece of the missing jet may have been found. Aviation investigators were heading to the French island of ...

Jul 30, 2015

Russia vetoes U.N. Security Council proposal on MH17 tribunal

Russia on Wednesday vetoed a U.N. Security Council resolution that would set up an international criminal court to prosecute those responsible for shooting down a Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine a year ago. The foreign ministers of the Netherlands, Australia and Ukraine attended a ...

As Japan's transportation has evolved, so have accident investigations

Jul 24, 2015

As Japan's transportation has evolved, so have accident investigations

Japan’s public transportation has seen dramatic postwar advances ranging from jetliners to bullet trains — and also dramatic accidents in connection with the use of such technology. Every major disaster has been followed by intense probes into its cause and the development of countermeasures ...