Deborah Hersman

Asiana Airlines Flight 214 "Black Box." (AP Photo)

Asiana flight tried to abort landing

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – A federal safety official said Sunday the cockpit voice recorder from Asiana Flight 214 showed the jetliner received a warning that it could stall because it was flying too slowly and […]

07/07/2013

(AP Photo)

Safety advances boost plane crash survival odds

Passengers in plane crashes today, such as the one in San Francisco involving Asiana Airlines Flight 214, are more likely to survive than in past disasters. Saturday’s crash was the latest where a big commercial […]

07/07/2013

Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 jet burns after crashing on landing at San Francisco International Airport, California (AP Photo).

Survivor could see runway through hole in tail

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Police officers threw utility knives up to crew members inside the burning wreckage of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 so they could cut away passengers’ seat belts. Passengers jumped down emergency slides, […]

07/07/2013

(AP Photo)

Tougher drunken driving threshold weighed

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal accident investigators were weighing a recommendation Tuesday that states reduce their threshold for drunken driving from the current .08 blood alcohol content to .05, a standard that has been shown to […]

05/14/2013

Distracted flying

NTSB: Pilot’s texting contributed to copter crash

WASHINGTON (AP) — Texting by the pilot of a medical helicopter contributed to a crash that killed four people, federal accident investigators declared, and they approved a safety alert cautioning all pilots against using cellphones or other distracting devices during critical operations.

04/09/2013

previous