The Disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370

As the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 continues, experts and authorities of several countries are lost for words. There are many questions unanswered as to how a Boeing 777 vanishes, and is unable to be located. While the Boeing 777 travels at a speed of ten miles per minute, the search for this airplane has expanded to around 750 miles across the Andaman Sea, Gulf of Thailand and the South China Read More

$28M Punitive Damage Award in Plane Crash Suit Reinstated

An appeals court in Missouri has reinstated a $28 million punitive damage award in a lawsuit involving a plane crash that killed six people. The lawsuit was filed by the families of a pilot and four skydivers who were killed in a 2006 crash caused by a defective component part of the plane's engine. The trial judge struck down the $28 million punitive damage award from a jury verdict of $48 million because no Read More

$117M Helicopter Crash Case Goes to Jury

A $117 million lawsuit that involves a California helicopter crash that caused the death of nine firefighters in 2008 was turned over to a jury for deliberation on Thursday, according to court officials. The case was filed against General Electric by the estate of one of the victims and the surviving pilot of the Sikorsky S-61N helicopter, which crashed and burst into flames just after takeoff, killing nine Read More

Six Injured by Turbulence on International Flight

Six members of a flight crew suffered injuries on Sunday when an American Airlines flight en route to Miami from Brazil hit extreme turbulence, an airline official said. The incident occurred on Flight 980, when the plane was suddenly hit with rough turbulence that injured six crew members - sending five of them to the hospital. An emergency room doctor who was on board the plane helped treat the injured before Read More

Marine Jet Crash Victims Seek $56 Million

The family of four California residents who were killed when a Marine fighter jet crashed into their home in 2008 is seeking $56 million in compensation, the family's lawyers said on Wednesday. The family's attorneys said at the end of a three-day trial that the government should pay $56 million, which includes $2.5 million for lost wages and economic losses. Don Yoon testified that the deaths of his wife Read More

Four Passengers, Pilot Dead in Tour Helicopter Crash

The pilot and four passengers on a helicopter tour of the Hoover Dam and Lake Mead were killed in a crash on Wednesday in Nevada, a spokesman for the National Park Service said. A National Park Service search team, which found the crash site by helicopter Wednesday night, said there were no survivors. The team could not remove the bodies until daybreak on Thursday, however. The air tour, operated by Sundance Read More

Suit Blames Crash on Air Controllers

A lawsuit, filed this week by passengers on a 2008 flight that crashed in Denver, claims air traffic controllers violated Federal Aviation Administration rules by allowing the plane to take off in high winds. Continental Airlines Flight 1404 was bound for Houston when it veered 200 yards off the runway at Denver International Airport, losing an engine and landing gear before running into a ravine and catching Read More

No One Injured in Two-Plane Collision on Runway

No one was injured when a Delta Airlines jet crashed into another Delta plane while taxiing on a runway in Atlanta, airline officials said. Delta Airlines flight 552 was taxiing the runway after landing at the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport on Thursday, when it struck the tail of a stationary plane. No passengers or crew were injured on either plane. The National Transportation Safety Board is Read More

Settlement in NY Plane Crash Suit

At least 12 settlements have been reached by families of victims who died and one victim who was injured in a plane crash in upstate New York in February 2009, according to a plaintiff's lawyer. The plaintiffs who have settled include 11 families whose loved ones died when a Colgan Air plane crashed as it was approaching the Buffalo airport and one woman who sustained injury on the ground. An investigation into Read More

Sleep Deprivation Errors Common Among Air Controllers

Errors due to sleep deprivation among the nation's air traffic controllers are more common than you might think. A recent study revealed that more than 20 percent of air traffic controllers are required to work at least one overnight shift every two weeks, making safety errors relatively common, officials said. National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Debbie Hersman urged the FAA to change its scheduling Read More