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Stricken United plane captain dies in Boise

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A United Airlines captain suffered an apparent heart attack while piloting a plane from Houston to Seattle and passengers stepped in to help with a doctor performing CPR and an off-duty […]

09/27/2013

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Panel backs easing electronic device use on planes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Industry officials say an advisory committee is urging the Federal Aviation Administration to relax its restrictions on airline passenger use of smartphones and other personal electronic devices during takeoffs and landings. Officials […]

09/26/2013

A small Draganflyer X6 drone during a test flight in Mesa County, Colo., with a Forward Looking Infer Red payload. (AP Photo/Mesa County Sheriff's Unmanned Operations Team)

Justice Department spent nearly $5M on drones

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI has been using drones to support its law enforcement operations since 2006 and has spent more than $3 million on the unmanned aircraft, the Justice Department’s internal watchdog said Thursday. […]

09/26/2013

Colton Charleston, 4, competes in the Muttonbusting sheep riding event during the annual rodeo in Deer Trail, Colo., Aug. 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Colorado town mulls drone hunts to decry spying

DEER TRAIL, Colo. (AP) — This tiny plains town an hour east of Denver doesn’t have much to offer visitors — a gas station, a bar and a small-time rodeo one weekend a year. But […]

08/22/2013

Debris burns as a UPS cargo plane lies on a hill at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport after crashing on approach, Wednesday, Aug. 14,  2013, in Birmingham, Ala. (AP Photo/Hal Yeager)

Officials: UPS cargo jet crashes in Ala.; 2 killed

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A UPS cargo plane crashed and burned Wednesday morning on the outskirts of an Alabama airport, killing two crew members and scattering boxes and charred debris across a grassy field, officials […]

08/14/2013

Debris burns as a UPS cargo plane lies on a hill at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport after crashing on approach, Wednesday, Aug. 14,  2013, in Birmingham, Ala. (AP Photo/Hal Yeager)

UPS cargo jet crashes in Birmingham, Ala.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A UPS cargo plane crashed Wednesday morning in an open field just outside an airport in Birmingham, Ala. There were no homes in the immediate area of the crash, said Toni […]

08/14/2013

In this photo provided by the National Transportation Safety Board NTSB senior air safety investigator Bob Gretz, back to camera, confers with emergency responders on the scene of Friday Aug. 9, 2013 morning's crash of a Rockwell 960B airplane into a neighbohood in East Haven, Conn. (AP Photo/National Transportation Safety Board)

Pilot in deadly Conn. wreck survived earlier crash

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The plane accident that killed four people in a Connecticut neighborhood was not the first crash for the pilot, a former Microsoft executive who was taking his teenage son on a […]

08/10/2013

Site of Boeing 777 Asiana Airlines flight 214 that crashed while landing at the San Francisco International Airport. (National Transportation Security Board / AP Photo)

Suit cites seatbelts in San Francisco plane crash

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Three San Francisco Bay Area families have sued Boeing over the deadly crash of Asiana Airlines Flight 214, alleging that coach passengers suffered more serious injuries than business class travelers because […]

08/09/2013

A firefighter surveys the scene of a small plane crash, Friday, Aug. 9, 2013, in East Haven, Conn.  (AP Photo/Fred Beckham)

Plane approaching Conn. airport crashes into homes

EAST HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A small plane crashed in a working-class neighborhood near an airport Friday and engulfed two houses in flames, leaving the pilot and two children on the ground missing and feared […]

08/09/2013

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Five dead, including child, in Pennsylvania helicopter crash

NOXEN, Pa. (AP) – A helicopter crash in a rugged, wooded area of northeastern Pennsylvania claimed the lives of five people, including one child, officials said Sunday. The crash happened Saturday night after the pilot […]

07/28/2013

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