Oct 24, 2016

Plane crashes on takeoff at Malta airport, five aboard killed

Officials say a light plane has crashed after takeoff from Malta International Airport, killing all five people on board. The five victims were all French, according to an airport source. It was not immediately clear if they were military or civilian. The twin-prop Metroliner ...

Lithium batteries should not travel as airline cargo, U.N. panel decrees

Feb 23, 2016

Lithium batteries should not travel as airline cargo, U.N. panel decrees

A U.N. panel on Monday approved a temporary ban on shipments of rechargeable lithium batteries aboard passenger planes because they can burst into flames. The decision by the Montreal-based International Civil Aviation Organization’s top-level governing council is not binding, but most countries follow the ...

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 ...