Russian Metrojet Airliner Crashes On The Sinai Peninsula With 224 On Board (Updated)

Kogalymavia Flight 9268, belonging to a Russian airline known as Metrojet, was an Airbus A321 beginning its route from Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt to St. Petersburg, Russia when it went missing just 23 minutes after departure. The aircraft was flying at 31,000 feet. The weather in the area was clear at the time. »10/31/15 9:51am10/31/15 9:51am


Two Dead After AW609 Civilian Tilt-Rotor Crashes In Northern Italy

Agusta Westland’s AW-609 tilt-rotor crashed in northern Italy
today, killing both pilots onboard. The crash occurred about 30 miles from the company’s airfield in Cascina Costa. The cause of the crash remains unknown at this time. The aircraft involved was the second AW-609 prototype built back in the early 2000s.
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Annihilated Barrier Repaired With Duct Tape During Russian Grand Prix

There’s good reason why cheap fix enthusiast Red Green wasn’t appointed as a Formula One safety expert on the multi-year run of The Red Green Show. Cheap fixes aren’t always the safest, which is why repairing a barrier hit by Romain Grosjean with duct tape is the worst idea I’ve seen during a grand prix yet.
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How Jimmie Johnson Permanently Crashed out of Baja

Today Jimmie Johnson is known as one of the most talented and most accomplished drivers in NASCAR, having won six of the last nine Cup titles. Back up two decades, though, and he was competing in a completely different arena, proving himself to be a powerhouse in stadium truck racing, and an emerging talent in desert… »9/01/15 12:44pm9/01/15 12:44pm

Justin Wilson's Fatal IndyCar Crash Re-Ignites The Closed Cockpit Debate

With any tragedy in motor racing, there are always calls to improve safety. Now one of the biggest debates in racing has been reignited by the death of IndyCar driver Justin Wilson: whether to phase out the open cockpit race cars found in Formula One, IndyCar and similar series in favor of cars with closed cockpits.… »8/26/15 10:04am8/26/15 10:04am

U.K. Restricts Vintage Jet Air Show Displays After Shoreham Crash

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) in the U.K. has announced “a series of immediate restrictions and changes to UK civil air displays” in light of the fatal crash at Shoreham Airshow on Saturday August 22nd. At least 11 people are feared dead in the accident that occurred when a vintage Hawker Hunter fighter jet… »8/24/15 6:16pm8/24/15 6:16pm

Two Aerobatic Planes Collide At Swiss Air Show, One Pilot Reported Dead

On the heels of yesterday’s horrific crash at the Shoreham Airshow, two Ikarus C42 aircraft belonging to the GrassHoppers aerobatic team from Germany collided in mid-air while performing at an airshow in Dittingen, Switzerland. According to reports, one pilot was thrown from the plane during the impact and parachuted… »8/23/15 2:32pm8/23/15 2:32pm

Hawker Hunter Crashes At Shoreham Airshow, Seven Reported Dead

A crash involving a Hawker Hunter aircraft at the Shoreham Airshow in the U.K. with officials reporting 11 suspected deaths. The jet was performing when it slammed into the busy A27 motorway, impacting several vehicles. An explosion and a column of black smoke could be seen from several miles away following the impact. »8/22/15 12:42pm8/22/15 12:42pm

Faulty Inspection Leads To Manslaughter Charge For Vermont Mechanic

Steven Jalbert’s a mechanic at A.J.’s Sunoco in Barre, Vermont. Last year he put an inspection sticker on Donald Ibey’s 1992 Chevy Corsica. Two months later the car was involved in a crash that killed Ibey’s wife Elizabeth. As a result Jalbert’s been brought up on charges of manslaughter and reckless endangerment and… »8/18/15 9:31am8/18/15 9:31am