Mogadishu pilot says blast fatal if higher altitude

Feb 8, 2016

Mogadishu pilot says blast fatal if higher altitude

The Serb pilot who landed a jetliner in Somalia with a gaping hole in its fuselage said Sunday he never doubted that it was caused by a bomb and described the security surrounding the airplane at Mogadishu Airport as “zero.” A suicide bomber is ...

Oct 6, 2015

American Airlines captain falls ill in flight, dies

An American Airlines Group Inc. captain died after falling ill during a Phoenix-to-Boston flight, forcing the first officer to divert the plane to Syracuse, New York. A nurse on board attempted to revive the pilot, who suffered from an unknown illness, American spokesman Ross ...

Mar 18, 2015

Ethiopian Airlines pilot found guilty of hijacking plane

An Ethiopian Airlines pilot who last year diverted a plane to Geneva so he could seek asylum, was on Monday convicted in absentia of hijacking the aircraft by a court in Addis Ababa, local radio reported. The pilot, 32-year-old Ethiopian Hailemedehin Abera Tagegn, was ...

Jan 16, 2015

Osaka pilot dies in plane crash off Florida

A Japanese pilot trying to accrue flight hours was killed when she crashed off Florida’s east coast on Tuesday night, authorities announced Thursday. Mihoko Tabata, 38, was flying alone in a single-engine Cessna off New Smyrna Beach in thick fog when she told air ...

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 ...