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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Dynamic Airways Flight 405 catches fire in Ft. Lauderdale, injuring 21 people...British Airways Flight 2276 catches fire in Las Vegas, injuring 15...Cathay Pacific Flight CX170 catches fire mid-flight, forcing pilots to make an emergency landing in Indonesia.
If you didn't already know, we are living in a brave new world where computers fly planes and pilots act as failsafes that make sure these highly intelligent computer systems don't malfunction. But is watching over a computer system something that pilots, or even human beings, for that matter, are good at? Is it something that they should be tasked with doing?
In the world of aviation news, there are some weeks that pass by without much fanfare. Then you have a week like this one where there are multiple news headlines that catch your attention.