Airplane crashes
NTSB Probes Pilot's Use of Autothrottles in Asiana Crash
Monday, 16 December 2013 12:09

at San Francisco International AirportInvestigators with the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) focused on pilot training and knowledge of the Boeing 777-200ER autothrottle system during a day-long investigative hearing on December 11 into the crash of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 at San Francisco International Airport.

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Glasgow helicopter crash: 'Multiple injuries' at Clutha pub
Saturday, 30 November 2013 10:48

glasgow helicopterA police helicopter has crashed into a busy pub on the banks of the River Clyde in Glasgow.

It happened at The Clutha in Stockwell Street at 22:25 on Friday.

Police Scotland say there were three people on board the helicopter - two officers and a civilian pilot.

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Russian plane crash: dozens killed as 737 crashes at Kazan airport
Tuesday, 19 November 2013 10:44

Kazan airport plane crashAll 50 people on board Boeing 737 from Moscow Domodedovo airport die in explosion on runway at Kazan.

Fifty people have died after a Boeing 737 crashed while attempting to land at the international airport of Kazan, the capital of the republic of Tatarstan, 500 miles east of Moscow.

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Venezuela shoots down two 'hostile' planes
Monday, 28 October 2013 10:46

two light aircraft have been shot downVenezuela says two light aircraft have been shot down after entering the country's airspace over the weekend.

These were the first mid-air attacks by fighter jets since a bill authorising such action against illegal planes was approved earlier this month, the Bolivarian Armed Forces said. The aircraft were allegedly smuggling drugs from Central America and refused to follow the military pilots' orders.

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Were Asiana Pilots Caught In The FLCH ‘Trap’?
Wednesday, 31 July 2013 00:00

images/stories/were-asiana-pilots-caught-in-the-flch -trap.jpgHighly experienced Boeing widebody pilots have independently determined that an autoflight mode called Flight Level Change may explain why Asiana Flight 214 hit the sea wall ahead of Runway 28L at San Francisco International Airport July 6.

The experts, including a Boeing 777 fleet captain, tell Aviation Week that entry into

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Disabled man sues Delta after he was 'forced to crawl off flights' as crew members stood and watched
Monday, 29 July 2013 14:31

Delta Airlines is being sued after a disabled man claimed he was forced to crawl across the tarmac multiple times after the carrier refused to help him on and off the plane.

Baraka Kanaan, a former philosophy professor who now heads a not-for-profit, was scheduled to fly from his home in Hawaii to Nantucket Island in Massachusetts last July to

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UPS 747 Crash Highlights Lithium Battery Danger
Thursday, 25 July 2013 16:45

ups-747-crash-highlights-lithium-battery-dangerAccident investigators have traced a fire that destroyed a UPS Boeing 747 in the United Arab Emirates in 2010 to the lithium batteries being carried in the cargo hold. Unless something is done to prevent similar disasters, the FAA now says such crashes are all but inevitable in the future. 

A 322-page report issued by the UAE’s General Civil Aviation Authority determined that heat from the fire disabled the crew’s oxygen

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Asiana 214 Pilot realized too late plane was flying low
Thursday, 11 July 2013 00:00

asiana-214-pilot-realised-plane-flying-too-lowThe senior pilot in the cockpit of Asiana flight 214 realised the plane was too low when it was flying at only 500ft (152m), an official has said.

The Boeing 777 crash-landed at the San Francisco airport on Saturday, killing two passengers and injuring 180.

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Pilot of crashed Asiana plane was in 777 training
Tuesday, 09 July 2013 00:00

pilot-of-crashed-asiana-plane-was-in-trainingThe pilot of the crashed Asiana plane at San Francisco airport was still "in training" for the Boeing 777 when he attempted to land the aircraft under supervision on Saturday, the South Korean airline said. 

Lee Kang-kuk, whose anglicised name was released for the first time on Monday and differed slightly from earlier usage, was the second most junior pilot of four on board the Asiana Airlines aircraft.

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People die in air crash in Russia Sakha Republic
Friday, 05 July 2013 07:20


A transport helicopter has crashed into a hilltop in a polar region of Siberia with the loss of 21 lives, including children, Russian media report.

The Mi-8 helicopter came down, reportedly in strong winds, 66km (41 miles) from Deputatsky in the Sakha Republic (Yakutia).

Among the 28 people aboard were 11 children below the age of 12, three of them below the age of three.

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