World 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 miles ...

World 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 ago ...

Rocket plane's tail activated prematurely in fatal crash

World Nov 4, 2014

Rocket plane's tail activated prematurely in fatal crash

A team investigating the fatal test-flight crash of a Virgin Galactic passenger spaceship found that its rotating tail, designed to ease re-entry into the atmosphere, was activated prematurely, and said pilot error could not be ruled out. The preliminary findings of the National Transportation Safety ...