Pilot Ejects from Fighter Jet Prior to Wisconsin Crash

June 8th, 2011 | Other accidents

June 8, 2011 A Wisconsin National Guard airplane crashed into an empty house in the Township of New Chester yesterday but its pilot managed to safely eject from the plane just prior to the crash. The pilot, who is a member of the Madison-based 115th Fighter Wing of the Wisconsin Air National Guard, ejected from… Read More

A New Look at The President’s Doomsday Plane

June 7th, 2011 | Aviation articles

June 7, 2011 A new report from ABC News takes an inside look at the virtually infallible “Doomsday Plane” that would transport and protect the president, secretary of defense, Joints Chiefs of Staff, and others, in the event of nuclear war, catastrophic natural disaster, or other unknown emergency. On board the plane with Secretary of… Read More

Air France Crash Proves More Pilot Training Needed

June 3rd, 2011 | Aviation articles

June 3, 2011 Answers about the cause of Air France Flight 447’s June 2009 crash have surfaced right along with the plane’s wreckage. Though the plane’s speed sensors iced over, French investigators say the pilots made things worse–causing the plane to enter an aerodynamic stall by jerking the nose of the plane upward instead of… Read More

4 Perish in Utah Plane Crash

June 2nd, 2011 | Other accidents

June 2, 2011 A single-engine plane crashed along the Utah-Nevada border on Wednesday afternoon, killing all four people on board. The crash occurred at 2:45 p.m. near a Wendover, Utah, airport. Though the cause of the crash hasn’t been determined, the plane went down during extreme wind conditions, says Tooele County Emergency Management spokesman Wade… Read More

3 Die in Cessna Crash Near Reno

June 1st, 2011 | Other accidents

June 1, 2011 Seventy-two hours after a Cessna 172 and its three passengers were reported missing, authorities discovered the plane’s wreckage in the steep terrain of the Peterson Mountain Range at the California/Nevada border. First responders found two men and one woman dead inside the plane. The plane departed on Saturday from a Roseburg, Oregon,… Read More