Regional Airline Fined $153,000 For Fatal Crash

March 2nd, 2012 | Personal injury

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recommended today that Colgan Air, Inc., the regional airline responsible for the February 2009 fatal commuter jet crash outside Buffalo, New York, be fined $153,000 for not giving flight crews their required time-off between shifts in the time frame surrounding the crash. Read More

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

3 Hurt in Ohio Plane Crash

May 11th, 2011 | Other accidents

May 11, 2011 A small, single-engine plane struck a tree and crash-landed in a field in Ravenna, Ohio, early Tuesday evening, injuring three people. Ohio State Highway Patrol say that the 1994 Mooney plane experienced engine trouble and went down at 6 p.m. near North Chestnut Street and Route 14. The pilot reportedly looked for… Read More