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787 Engine Failure Prompts ANA to Ground Planes

9An All Nippon Airways (ANA) Boeing 787 Dreamliner jumbo jet was forced to make an emergency landing last week after experiencing engine failure. The incident marks the third time in the last seven months that an ANA flight has been forced to make an emergency landing following a 787 engine failure.

Alaskan Mid-air Plane Crash and Airport Crash Kill Six

This month in Alaska, two fatal plane crashes claimed the lives six people. On August 13, the pilot of a small plane was killed when his plane crashed near Birchwood Airport in Chugiak. Then weeks later on August 31, two small planes collided in western Alaska, killing five people. Investigators are piecing together what caused both crashes.

Is There an Air Traffic Control Crisis?

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) touts America's airspace system as the safest and most efficient in the world. It's true that the government will stop at nothing to protect us from threats like bombs, guns and terrorism before we board a commercial flight. But what about fixing the country's antiquated air traffic control system, which has been largely unchanged since the 1960s? By failing to address this serious aviation safety issue, are we looking at an air traffic control crisis?

Three Killed in Houston Plane Crash

A plane crash in Houston is one of several aviation accidents to occur around the country within the last few days. The Houston plane crash killed three members of a Moore, Oklahoma family on Thursday, June 9. The next day, an aviation accident in Hawthorne, California killed two people.

Fatal Anchorage Plane Crash the Second in Alaska This Month

Authorities are currently investigating two fatal plane crashes that occurred in the state of Alaska in recent days. The first crash happened on April 8, just south of Juneau. The second, an Anchorage plane crash, was just reported today.

Tennessee Helicopter Crash Kills Pilot, Four Tourists

A Tennessee helicopter crash killed five people on Monday afternoon. The fatal crash was reported at around 3:30 p.m. in the town of Pigeon Forge, which is perhaps best known for being the home of Dollywood theme park on the edge of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

French Officials Want More Oversight of Pilot Mental Health

French investigators looking into the circumstances that led to the Germanwings Flight 9525 crash last year have called for stricter policies concerning international monitoring of pilot mental health. On March 26, 2015, Germanwings 9525 co-pilot Andreas Lubitz deliberately crashed the Airbus A320 into a mountainside in the French Alps, killing himself and 149 others aboard the plane.

Pearl Harbor Helicopter Crash Leaves 16-Year-Old in Critical Condition

Tourists taking photos of Pearl Harbor on Thursday morning were shocked when a sightseeing helicopter crashed only 20 feet away from where they stood. The Pearl Harbor helicopter crash happened near the Arizona Memorial visitors center at around 10:15 a.m.

Detached Passenger Cabin - A Game Changer in Aviation Safety

Imagine being midway through a trans-Atlantic flight and the plane enters into a steep dive that the pilots cannot recover from. In this nightmarish scenario, every single person on the plane would give anything to somehow get back down safely to the ground.

FAA Too Slow in Adopting Helicopter Fuel Tank Crashworthiness Standards

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has long asked the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to change crashworthiness standards for helicopter fuel tanks because fuel-fed fires in the wake of helicopter crashes continue to happen, and they continue to needlessly claim lives.

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