Report: Pilot Error Caused Fatal Plane Crash in Maine Last Year

October 21st, 2011 | Other accidents

October 21, 2011 Pilot error is to blame for a 2010 float plane crash in Rockwood, Maine, that killed the founder of Telford Aviation Services, according to The National Transportation Safety Board, which released their findings today. WMTW reports that the crash occurred on August 1, 2010, when the 64-year-old male pilot failed to retract… Read More

North Carolina Man Killed in Small Plane Crash

September 30th, 2011 | Aviation accident

September 30, 2011 An Apex, North Carolina, man was killed on Sunday after his small plane went down in a wooded area near Raleigh Executive Jetport in Lee County. The 43-year-old was piloting a 1996 Velocity RG plane, which crashed around 12:45 p.m.—minutes after the pilot radioed to air traffic control that he was departing.… Read More

2 Americans Among the 19 Dead in Nepal Plane Crash

September 26th, 2011 | Aviation accident

September 26, 2011 A small plane taking tourists to have a look at Mt. Everest crashed in Kotdanda, Nepal, early on Sunday, September 25, killing 19 people—including two Americans, 10 Indians, three Nepalis, and one Japanese. The Los Angeles Times reports that the crash occurred at 7:35 a.m. as the plane—a Beechcraft 1900D—tried to land… Read More

Sullivan County plane crashes in Ohio leaving no survivors

August 10th, 2011 | Other accidents

A plane that took off from Sullivan County Airport crashes leaving three people dead. Read More

Alaska Airlines replaces pilot manuals with iPads

June 9th, 2011 | Aviation accident

June 9, 2011 LOS ANGELES — As part of his daily routine for the last 15 years, Alaska Airlines pilot Randy Kleiger hauled his 40-pound airline manuals onto his jet, using them to check everything from routing information and company policies to airport parking. But the 1,000-plus pages of paper are soon to be history,… Read More