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Airbus pilots fell asleep at same time, says incident report

Both pilots on a Airbus passenger plane were asleep at the same time with the UK-operated aircraft flying on autopilot, in an incident reported last month.<p>One of the pilots indicated in a report to the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) that the pair nodded off after both had only five hours' sleep in …

Airline tarmac delays increase in July

Airline passengers on 13 domestic flights and three international flights were stuck for lengthy delays on airport tarmacs in July, according to new data released by the U.S. Department of Transportation on Thursday.<p>Of the 13 domestic delays, 12 involved flights leaving New York's LaGuardia Airport …

US Air Force nuclear missile unit fails safety test

<b>The US Air Force unit that oversees a remote Cold War-era nuclear missile installation has failed a safety test, the Air Force has said.</b><p>The 341st Missile Wing at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Montana made "tactical-level errors" in an exercise, it said.<p>The exercise concluded on Tuesday was meant to …

Pilot, co-pilot killed in fiery UPS cargo plane crash at Alabama airport

A large UPS cargo plane crashed early Wednesday morning near the airport in Birmingham, Ala., killing the pilot and co-pilot.<p>Investigators on the scene are now assessing the conditions of the aircraft, officials said.<p>“We are just at the very, very beginning stages of our investigation,” Robert …

Why the Government Can't Allow U.S. Airways and American Airlines to Merge

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The Justice Department (with the help of several states) is attempting to block a merger that would …

Two dead in fiery UPS plane crash in Alabama

A UPS cargo plane slammed into a field and burst into flames near an Alabama airport Wednesday, killing the pilot and co-pilot and strewing debris for hundreds of yards, authorities said.<p>The plane, an Airbus A300-600F, was en route from Louisville when it crashed on approach to …

The Government Now Admits There's an 'Area 51'

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Newly declassified documents, obtained by George Washington University's National Security Archive, …

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'A big hoax': Experts say North Korea showing off missiles that can't fly

PYONGYANG, North Korea -- Missiles paraded through the streets of Pyongyang in recent displays of North Korean military might -- said to be capable of hitting targets throughout Asia and even in the U.S. -- are incapable of flight and are almost certainly nothing more than fakes, according to U.S. …

Fears Over Al Qaeda 'Breast Implant Bomb' Causing Long Lines At London's Heathrow Airport

Body scanners can detect items that people are carrying with them, but they aren't able to catch devices that are inside of the body.<p>Heathrow Airport is reportedly concerned about women suicide bombers who conceal explosive materials inside breast implants.<p>Explosives specialists told The Mirror …

Why Jobs Go Unfilled Even in Times of High Unemployment

Skills for Amer­ica’s Fu­ture, a policy ini­ti­at­ive run out of the As­pen In­sti­tute, was cre­ated in 2010 as a spin-off of Pres­id­ent Obama’s …

Probe: UPS pilots warned about descending too fast

Federal investigators say the pilots of a UPS cargo plane that crashed in Alabama on Wednesday were warned their descent was too steep, but that air-traffic controllers didn't receive a similar warning.<p>Robert Sumwalt, a member of the National Transportation Safety Board, said Friday that a cockpit …

Florida Keys turns to drones in battle against mosquitos

To the casual observer, it will look like a group of grown men and women playing with model aeroplanes. But in a carefully planned mission next week, a small airshow in the Florida Keys will mark a dramatic escalation in the war on the state's army of mosquitoes.<p>Officials responsible for curtailing …

No problem with controls in deadly UPS crash at Alabama airport, investigators say

Federal investigators said Saturday they have not discovered any issues with the controls in the large UPS cargo jet that crashed Wednesday while attempting to land in Alabama, killing the pilot and co-pilot.<p>National Transportation Safety Board member Robert Sumwalt said that the cockpit controls …