Boeing Introduces Its First 787 ‘Dreamliner’ in Japan

September 28th, 2011 | Aviation accident

September 28, 2011 Around 500 aviation fans were on hand to welcome the first Boeing 787—dubbed the ‘Dreamliner’ by its manufacturer—as it touched down in Tokyo early on Wednesday as part of the All Nippon Airways fleet. Reuters reports that some people even camped out at Haneda Airport the night before to make sure they… Read More

Pilot Seriously Injured in Explosive Tahoe Plane Crash

September 23rd, 2011 | Aviation accident

September 23, 2011 A pilot was seriously injured when a twin-engine plane crashed and exploded on Wednesday, September 21, shortly after take-off from Truckee Tahoe Airport in Truckee, California. The Sacramento Bee reports that the crash occurred around 9:20 a.m. when the pilot’s Piper Aztec crashed into an airport parking lot and then burned. The… Read More

Father and Son Die When Kit-Built Plane Crashes in New Mexico

September 21st, 2011 | Aviation accident

September 21, 2011 An Arizona father and son died on Monday, September 19, when their small plane crashed in Socorro, New Mexico. The kit-built aircraft, a Radial Rocket, slammed into the ground and burst into flames at about 1:15 p.m. near Interstate 25’s south Socorro exit. The men were killed on impact, and both of… Read More

Memory Cards Found in Nevada Plane Crash Wreckage

September 19th, 2011 | Aviation accident

September 19, 2011 A World War II-era fighter plane crashed at an air race in Reno, Nevada, over the weekend, killing nine people. Amongst the wreckage of that devastating aviation accident, investigators now say they’ve recovered memory cards and pieces of a video camera that may be from the plane’s recording devices. “This is very… Read More

2 Purdue Students Die in Indiana Plane Crash

September 16th, 2011 | Other accidents

September 16, 2011 Two Purdue University engineering students died late on the afternoon of Thursday, September 15, when their small plane went down in a Noblesville, Indiana, golf course. The plane, which was registered to DB Aircraft in Lynwood, Illinois, took off from Purdue’s airport at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, and went down at Harbour Trees… Read More