Powering Down in the Air

March 27th, 2012 | Featured articles

Spring has arrived and with it comes a heavy travel period for college students and families looking to escape the cold winter months (which haven’t been so cold of late). While airline passengers may be tempted to use their iPhones, iPads and other electronic devices once the cabin door is closed, it is important for… Read More

Plane Crash-Lands on Florida Turnpike

October 12th, 2011 | Aviation accident

October 12, 2011 A plane crash-landed on Florida’s Turnpike on Wednesday afternoon after it suffered an engine failure. Two men — the pilot and a passenger — were injured. The plane, a six or seven-seat TBM 700 turboprop, took off from North Perry Airport at about 1:35 p.m. and headed toward nearby Opa-Locka Executive Airport… Read More

Helicopter Crashes into New York’s East River, Killing 1

October 7th, 2011 | Aviation accident

October 7, 2011 A sightseeing helicopter plunged into New York City’s East River this past Tuesday, killing a 40-year-old British woman who lived in Sydney, Australia, and badly injuring three more people. The helicopter, a Bell 206, had taken off from a Manhattan riverside heliport located near the United Nations headquarters, according to The Wall… Read More

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

4 Dead After 2 Planes Collide in Alaska

August 1st, 2011 | Other accidents

August 1, 2011 An Anchorage, Alaska, family of four died on Sunday, July 31, when their single-engine plane collided with another small plane 80 miles north of Anchorage. The crash occurred around Amber Lake near Trapper Creek when two floatplanes collided. One of these planes crashed and burned. The plane pilot by the 41-year-old pilot… Read More