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September 2014 Archives

San Francisco International Airport Holds Plane Crash Readiness Training

In the wake of the Asiana Flight 214 crash at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) last year, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recommended that the airport make improvements to their emergency response. The July 6, 2013 crash injured over 180 people and led to the tragic deaths of three Chinese students, one of which was struck and killed by a San Francisco Fire Department vehicle.

NTSB: More and More Pilots in Fatal Aircraft Crashes Using Drugs That Impair Flying Ability

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released a study last week that looked at fatal crashes involving pilots who tested positive for at least one drug that could impair their flying abilities. On the whole, the NTSB looked at 6,000 private pilots who died in aviation accidents between 1990 and 2012. The drugs that could impair flying performance included everything from antihistamines for allergies (the most common drug detected in the study), over-the-counter medications, prescription cardiovascular medications, pain medications, antidepressants, anti-seizure medications and even illicit substances like marijuana.

Laurence Glazer and His Wife Jane Dead in Private Plane Crash

A prominent real estate developer and his wife were killed on Friday when the private plane they were in crashed off the coast of Jamaica. Laurence Glazer was known throughout his hometown of Rochester, New York as having an "uncanny instinct" for bringing crumbling buildings in the area back to life. His impact on the community was "incalculable."

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