Aug 27, 2015

FAA starts probe after Allegiant jet aborts out-of-control takeoff

U.S. air-safety investigators are looking into a mechanical failure that caused the nose of an Allegiant Airlines jet to rise off the ground prematurely before takeoff, defying the crew’s attempts to push it down. Pilots abruptly halted their roll on the runway at 138 ...

Midair collision of two small planes claims three near San Diego

Aug 17, 2015

Midair collision of two small planes claims three near San Diego

Two small planes collided in midair Sunday near an airport in southern San Diego County, killing three people, authorities said. The collision occurred around 11 a.m. in a remote area about 2 miles (3 km) northeast of Brown Field Municipal Airport, according to Federal ...

Harrison Ford plane suffered engine failure: investigators

Mar 11, 2015

Harrison Ford plane suffered engine failure: investigators

Harrison Ford’s airplane suffered engine failure shortly after takeoff, forcing him to perform a swift U-turn before hitting a tree and crashing onto a golf course, investigators said Tuesday. In a preliminary report into last week’s crash, the National Transportation Safety Board said the ...

Mar 5, 2015

U.S. may review 1959 airplane crash that killed Buddy Holly

U.S. transportation safety investigators said on Wednesday they are reviewing a request to reopen a probe into the 1959 airplane crash that killed musicians Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, J.P. Richardson, better known as “The Big Bopper,” and their pilot. The original investigation 56 years ...

New York rail safety in spotlight after deadly crash

Feb 5, 2015

New York rail safety in spotlight after deadly crash

Safety on one of America’s busiest commuter rail services was under the spotlight Wednesday after a packed passenger train slammed into a jeep, killing six people north of Manhattan. It was the worst of three deadly crashes in less than two years on the ...

Jan 23, 2015

NTSB: Planes should have technologies so they can be found

After incidents in which airliners vanished, U.S. accident investigators recommended Thursday that all passenger planes making long flights over water carry improved technology that will allow them to be found more readily in the event of a crash. Responding in part to the disappearance ...