Initial Investigation Shows MH17 Was Asked To Fly Higher

Dutch aviation investigators have released their initial findings on the Malaysia Airlines flight 17 crash, which occurred on July 17th and claimed 298 lives. The report confirmed the plane was shot down, but it also showed the pilots were asked to climb to 35,000 feet and denied the request from Air Traffic Control. » 9/10/14 12:34pm 9/10/14 12:34pm

Unresponsive Crashed Plane Was The World's First Delivered TBM 900

It was only five weeks ago that I was in Oshkosh, Wisconsin at EAA Airventure 2014, watching a press conference by Daher Socata as they introduced the TBM 900. Now, sadly, the first one ever delivered to a customer has crashed into the sea near Jamaica, resulting in two fatalities. » 9/06/14 3:23am 9/06/14 3:23am

Bedtime Argument Saves Child From Plane That Crashed Into His Room

"It pays to be indulgent sometimes," said Sabrina Ertell after her son's bedroom was hit by a plane, in a crash which killed all 5 on board. Her 11 year-old son, Augusto had argued to be allowed to sleep with his parents that night, and likely would have been killed in his own bed if the parents had not relented their… » 8/07/14 1:19pm 8/07/14 1:19pm

Cessna Pilot Missing After Midair Collision With Air Racing Plane

Sunday afternoon, a Cessna 210 was being used as an aerial photography plane to shoot a Hawker Sea Fury racing plane. Somehow, the two planes collided, sending the Cessna into San Pablo Bay, north of San Francisco. The pilot is still unaccounted for, while the Sea Fury was able to land safely. Little about the… » 4/28/14 3:06pm 4/28/14 3:06pm

Grand Canyon Plane Crash Site Is Now A National Landmark

The National Park Service has designated the site of a devastating 1956 plane crash as a National Historic Landmark. On June 30th of that year, a Trans World Airlines (TWA) Lockheed Super Constellation and a United Airlines DC-7 collided at 21,000 feet over the Grand Canyon. It was the deadliest civilian air crash to… » 4/27/14 10:29pm 4/27/14 10:29pm