Airplane crashes
Botswana air crash kills European tourists
Thursday, 20 October 2011 11:58

Botswana plane crashSeven European tourists have died in a plane crash in the Okavango Delta region of Botswana, officials say.

The Cessna 208 came down shortly after take off on Friday from the Xakanaxa airfield, in a nature reserve in the north of the country, said the country's Civil Aviation Authority.

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Flying Chariot of the Wealthy, Noisy Bane of the Earthbound
Thursday, 06 October 2011 14:31

The 1977 accident on the Pan Am BuildingFluttering off their waterfront launching pads, the whirring helicopters dance through the city’s skies. They whisk in corporate executives and hurry travelers to the airports (those agreeable to a $1,750 minimum charge). They escort tourists on speedy sightseeing trips, go up to report the news and how traffic isn’t moving. They carry time-sensitive documents to Wall Street.

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Airline pilot pushes wrong button, nearly flipping plane
Friday, 30 September 2011 10:42

Who among us hasn't once pushed a wrong button, leading to embarrassment, pain or a very damp shirt at 7-Eleven? However, who among us has been an airline pilot?

This question shivers through what remain of my timbers after discovering, thanks to the flighty crew at Gizmodo, that a Japanese pilot made such a vast error that he managed to nearly flip his Boeing 737-700. The plane was flying 117 passengers at the time.

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10 dead in US air crash shared love of aviation
Tuesday, 20 September 2011 09:17

George and Wendy HewittRENO, Nevada - They came from every corner of the United States to the Nevada desert to watch the nation's premier air race, a daring competition between speed-hungry pilots that pushed the limits of safety. They all had one thing in common: a deep affection for aviation.

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