On Friday night, something bizarre and very nearly catastrophic happened: an Air Canada flight, descending into San Francisco International Airport, tried to land on the taxiway instead of on the runway, where four other fully loaded planes sat.
A small plane carrying two passengers has crashed onto the busy 405 freeway by Irvine, CA earlier today, severely injuring the two passengers of the plane and shutting down southbound traffic on the freeway.
A Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet fighter crashed into the ocean and the pilot ejected unharmed while on approach to land on the USS Carl Vinson, the aircraft carrier that was briefly confused to have been off the coast of the Korean Peninsula during North Korea’s failed missile test last weekend, but wasn’t.
U.S. and Canadian authorities are rightfully spooked following a plane crash in Ontario, Canada on Wednesday night. What’s got them shook? There’s absolutely no trace than anybody actually went down with the plane, sparking one of the weirdest mysteries of the year so far.
A regional jet struck a very unlucky deer during takeoff out of Charlotte, NC, springing a fuel leak in the right wing and forcing the plane to return for an emergency landing. Birds? That makes sense. But a deer?
An airplane on which the Brazilian first-division soccer team Chapecoense was flying crashed near the end of its flight from Bolivia to Colombia last night, reportedly killing nearly everyone onboard in one of the worst air disasters in sports history.
A Cirrus SR20 small plane crashed into a parked car near Houston’s Hobby Airport, leaving 3 people dead. All 3 of the deceased were onboard the plane when it crashed, and no other injuries were reported.
Statistically, flying is the safest way to travel and you practically have nothing to worry about, but here’s what happens when that flies out the window. Buckle up.
It’s been nearly a year and a half since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared and investigators finally have their first big lead in the search. A piece of an aircraft’s wing—a flaperon, to be specific—washed up on Réunion Island, east of Madagascar, some 3000 miles away from where investigators were looking. But…
Last night's insane crash in Taipei got me wondering what it'd be like to experience such an event. So I talked to legendary adventurer Robert Young Pelton, who survived a very similar experience. Here's his story and advice on living through it.
Accident investigators at the site of the Air Asia 8501 crash site say they have discovered tell-tale "pings" believed to be coming from the flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorders of the downed Airbus A320. And while they have been tracing the pings for a couple of days now, the boxes have not been located.
People who are too wimpy to skydive will often invoke a defensive phrase that goes something like, "Why would I want to jump out of a perfectly good airplane?" But in New Zealand on Wednesday, one of those skydiving planes was not good at all, and forced all of its occupants to bail out in a moment of despair.
The pilot of a downed Mooney M20 was lucky his bad day was met by a troop of scouts who lived up to their motto to always be prepared. Shortly after takeoff engine trouble required the pilot to ditch in the nearby Congaree River near Columbia, S.C.
Hugh and Hazel Armstrong were flying from Portland, Oregon to Seattle, Washington one day in 1959, when for unknown reasons, their plane went down in a forest in Centralia, Washington. Though both passengers died, Hazel's wedding ring was found and recently returned to her family.
If you've ever asked a pilot about his or her landing, or had the nerve to actually judge it yourself, you were probably given this response: "A good landing is one that you can walk away from." Well, one Connecticut pilot is now fortunate enough to have survived two such "good landings."
Bahamas police are investigating the posting of photos of victims from the site of a recent business jet crash to social media. The Learjet 36 hit a crane at the Grand Bahama Shipyard while flying in bad weather on Sunday, November 9th, and killed 9 people.
Winter weather is hitting hard and fast in parts of the country right now. Sub-zero temperatures, snow and ice means that planes have to be de-iced before taking flight, so here's an explainer of aircraft deicing, why it's done, and the the different methods used.
A 19-by-23 inch piece of aluminum found in 1991 has now been identified as a piece of Amelia Earhart's Lockheed Electra, "with a high degree of certainty." The famous aviatrix disappeared on July 2, 1937. The incident became one of aviation's greatest mysteries, prior to the loss of Malaysia Airlines flight 370 this…
The CEO of France's Total Oil company, was killed in Moscow on Monday night, when his private jet hit a snowplow on the runway. The Russian operator of the snowplow was allegedly intoxicated.
The crash of a Cal Fire tanker plane on Tuesday afternoon has added to the tragedy of this year's wildfires in Yosemite National Park. The Grumman S-2T went down while fighting the Dog Rock fire, near Arch Rock, killing the pilot.