FAA to Pilots Around Las Vegas: ‘Your GPS Won’t Work Here’

May 19th, 2011 | Aviation accident

May 19, 2011 The Federal Aviation Administration has issued a warning to pilots that GPS navigation systems used within a 350-mile radius of Las Vegas, Nevada, will likely be “unreliable or unavailable” late at night because a company called LightSquared is field testing a nationwide wireless broadband network of 40,000 transmitters and cell towers southeast… Read More

2 Die in Hang Glider Crash in Hawaii

May 18th, 2011 | Other accidents

May 18, 2011 A light sport aircraft went down in the water off Kauai, Hawaii’s Honopu Beach yesterday, killing both the pilot and his male passenger. The crash occurred around 11 a.m. near Na Pali Coast State Park when a powered hang glider reportedly banked off a cliff and crashed into the ocean at what… Read More

Hospital CEO Crashes Single-Engine Plane Near Pittsburgh

May 13th, 2011 | Other accidents

May 13, 2011 A 43-year-old CEO of a surgical hospital crash-landed his single-engine Beechcraft Bonanza in a Washington County, Pennsylvania, field on Thursday afternoon. The man was airlifted about 30 miles away to a Pittsburgh hospital, where he is being treated for head injuries. The pilot had taken off around 1:30 p.m. from Washington County… Read More

Retrieval of Air France Black Boxes Expected to Lead to Liability Claims

May 5th, 2011 | Aviation accident

May 5, 2011 After 700 days, five searches, and $135 million spent in recovery efforts, both black boxes belonging to Air France Flight 447 were finally recovered on the seafloor off Brazil’s northeast coast earlier this week. Family members of victims now hope for answers they’ve been denied since the plane crashed into the Atlantic… Read More