National Oct 31, 2018

ANA apologizes for flight delays due to pilot's boozy night out

All Nippon Airways Co. apologized Wednesday for flight delays in Okinawa last week caused by a pilot who called in sick after a night out drinking. Five domestic flights departing and arriving in Japan's southern island prefecture were delayed for up to 58 minutes until ...

World 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 Feinstein ...

National 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 traffic ...

Taiwanese kamikaze looks back

National 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 dramatic ...