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Airline Captain: Don't Lose Faith in Pilots

Though it has happened only once in recent years, once is all it takes to destroy trust. In aviation, we know failures are possible. Safety depends …

Asiana Airlines reaches settlement with 72 passengers over 2013 crash

More than 70 passengers aboard an Asiana Airlines flight that crashed in San Francisco two years ago have reached a settlement in their lawsuits against the airline, attorneys for the passengers and airline said in a court filing Tuesday.<p>The settlement with 72 passengers who filed personal injury …

Delta Airlines Plane Skids Off Runway at LaGuardia Airport in New York

A plane skidded off an icy runway into a fence at New York’s LaGuardia Airport today while landing during a winter storm, shutting down the airport's …

Why Are Asia’s Planes Crashing All Over?

Everyone who has died flying commercial in the past year was flying aboard airlines from the East. Safety may not be able to keep up with demand.<p>The …

Prosecutor: German co-pilot hid illness from employer

The co-pilot blamed for deliberately crashing a German airliner into the Alps had concealed an illness from his employers and tore up a doctor's note that called for him to go on medical leave on the day of the tragedy, according to a statement from German prosecutors.<p>Police found the medical …

Airplanes

Alps plane crash: Lufthansa puts $300m aside for costs

<b>An additional $300m (€280m; £200m) has been put aside by Lufthansa to cover possible costs arising from last week's Germanwings plane crash.</b><p>Lufthansa, which owns Germanwings, said the money would cover "all costs arising in connection with the case".<p>Meanwhile, French President Francois Hollande …

Plane leaves Seattle with napping airport worker stuck in cargo | Reuters

SEATTLE (Reuters) - A Los Angeles-bound Alaska Airlines flight made an emergency landing at a Seattle-area airport on Monday afternoon after it took off with a worker trapped in a cargo area under the cabin where he had fallen asleep, the U.S. carrier said.<p>The pilot of Alaska Airlines flight 448 …

Searchers Find Pilot's Body, Wreckage of Plane Missing for Week

Search dogs have detected the body of a missing Indiana pilot in the wreckage of his small airplane, which was found Sunday morning — more than a week after the plane dropped off of radar, according to authorities.<p>The Yak-52 airplane belonging to Glenn Foy, 59, was found in Boone County at 8:40 …

The Airline Toilet That Is Set to Revolutionize In-Flight Relief

In a surprise move in the high-altitude game of thrones, Zodiac Aerospace has developed the Swiss Army Knife of aircraft toilets–destined to forever …