Islamic State downs warplane in Syria, captures Jordanian pilot

Dec 25, 2014

Islamic State downs warplane in Syria, captures Jordanian pilot

The Islamic State group captured a Jordanian pilot after shooting down his warplane over Syria, Jordan said Wednesday, in the extremists’ first successful downing of an aircraft from the international coalition waging an air campaign against the extremists. The show of the extremists’ capabilities ...

NTSB: Surviving pilot thrown free as spaceship broke apart

Nov 13, 2014

NTSB: Surviving pilot thrown free as spaceship broke apart

The surviving pilot of the Virgin Galactic spaceship that tore apart over the Mojave Desert was thrown clear of the disintegrating craft and did not know his co-pilot had prematurely unlocked the re-entry braking system, federal investigators said Wednesday. In its update on the ...

Pilot's fate unknown in U.S. fighter jet crash in Virginia moutains

Aug 28, 2014

Pilot's fate unknown in U.S. fighter jet crash in Virginia moutains

An experienced pilot on a standard maintenance mission was missing Wednesday after his fighter jet crashed in the mountains of Virginia, shaking residents but causing no injuries on the ground, military and law enforcement officials said. The pilot of the single-seat F-15C reported an ...

Aug 15, 2014

Pilot's artificial arm detaches while landing

A British air accident report has recounted how a pilot briefly lost control of a passenger plane after his artificial arm became detached from the control yoke during landing. The report, published Thursday, said the incident took place as the Flybe flight from Birmingham, ...

Taiwanese kamikaze looks back

May 15, 2014

Taiwanese kamikaze looks back

by Ko Shu-Ling

Toward the end of World War II, following a series of military defeats, and faced with a rapidly deteriorating ability to defend the homeland, Japan began launching aerial suicide attacks on Allied forces in the Pacific. These were called kamikaze attacks, which had a ...