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Harbor Drive approaching the AirportSan Diego International  AirportJoel Siegfried lives near San Diego International Airport and has a lifelong fascination and passion for flying. During college he worked at the International Arrivals Building at JFK in New York, while also logging time for his private pilot's license. He has flown on personal business over 75,000 miles a year. Joel has written articles on travel and tourism, air transport and airport operations, public art acquisitions, music and dance performances at the airport, and noise mitigation efforts. These have been published in the U.S., U.K. and the Netherlands.


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Monday, June 24th, 2013 -
The crash of a Boeing IB75A Stearman aerobatic biplane, tail number N450JW, during a performance for the Vectren Dayton Air Show at Dayton International Airport (DAY) in Vandalia, Ohio on Saturday, June 22, 2013 while maneuvering at about 1 p...

Cessna Golden Eagle crashes and burns into Calif. mountain (Video)

Cessna Golden Eagle crashes and burns into Calif. mountain (Video)
Friday, May 17th, 2013 -
A twin-engine Cessna 421C Golden Eagle operated by Tri-Wings LCC of Reno, Nev., tail number N421W, crashed and burned northeast of Truckee, Calif. 10 miles west of Verdi Peak, near Boca Reservoir in Sierra County, Calif. on Thursday...

Cartoons satirize North Korea's military threats (Video)

Cartoons satirize North Korea's military threats (Video)
Thursday, April 4th, 2013 -
The San Jose Mercury News has published a portfolio of editorial cartoons on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 which satirize the continuing and escalating threats made by North Korea's 30-year-old leader Kim Jong-un.Other media sources...

Massive sign crushes child and injures others at Birmingham, Ala. airport (Video)

Massive sign crushes child and injures others at Birmingham, Ala. airport (Video)
Sunday, March 24th, 2013 -
A digital flight information panel at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport (BHM) in Alabama fell over, killing a 10-year-old boy and critically injuring his mother, as reported on Saturday, March 23, 2013 by ABC News, The Independent, The Topeka...

US Airways passenger arrested for allegedly impersonating a pilot (Video)

US Airways passenger arrested for allegedly impersonating a pilot (Video)
Saturday, March 23rd, 2013 -
Philippe Jernnard, a 61-year-old retired winemaker from La Rochelle, France was arrested at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) after attempting to travel as a jump seat passenger in the cockpit of a US Airways Airbus A319, operating as flight...

Doctor claims Botox injections can relieve depression (Video)

Doctor claims Botox injections can relieve depression (Video)
Sunday, March 17th, 2013 -
Doctor Eric Finzi, a respected Maryland dermatologist, has found a controversial application for the neurotoxin known as Botox as a treatment for depression, according to reports broadcast on Friday, March 15, 2013 by National Public Radio's Here &...
Fiery crash of Piper Cheyenne kills three in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (Video)

Fiery crash of Piper Cheyenne kills three in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (Video)
Saturday, March 16th, 2013 -
A Piper PA-31T Cheyenne crashed into a parking lot on Friday, March 15, 2013 at 4:20 p.m. EDT shortly after taking off from Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport in Florida killing three people...
Boeing 787 Dreamliner grounded by multiple aviation authorities (Video)

Boeing 787 Dreamliner grounded by multiple aviation authorities (Video)
Thursday, January 17th, 2013 -
All 50 Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners have been ordered grounded as of January 16, 2013 by various global aviation authorities including the FAA, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), Chile's DGAC, the Japanese Transport Ministry, and the Director...
Solar powered plane plans to fly around the world (Video)

Solar powered plane plans to fly around the world (Video)
Tuesday, December 4th, 2012 -
A solar powered electric aircraft called Solar Impulse was featured on the CBS television program 60 Minutes on Sunday, December 2, 2012.The Swiss-made 4-engine all electric plane, tail number HB-SIA, was built using ultra lightweight composite...
Paralyzed Marine Corps vet sues United Airlines after falling out of wheelchair (Video)

Paralyzed Marine Corps vet sues United Airlines after falling out of wheelchair (Video)
Thursday, November 15th, 2012 -
A former Marine Corps veteran, Sgt. Joseph Smith of Thomasville, N.C., who was paralyzed from injuries while serving in Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom, has filed a lawsuit against United Airlines and Air Serv Corporation for injuries he allegedly...
Petraeus extramarital affair with Paula Broadwell has wider political effects (Video)

Petraeus extramarital affair with Paula Broadwell has wider political effects (Video)
Monday, November 12th, 2012 -
The resignation of CIA Director David Petraeus on Friday, November 9, 2012 over an extramarital affair with his biographer Paula Broadwell has implications far beyond national security and more private issues of personal morality and ethics, according to reports published...
SpaceX Dragon capsule completes first successful Space Station resupply mission (Video)

SpaceX Dragon capsule completes first successful Space Station resupply mission (Video)
Monday, October 29th, 2012 -
A reusable SpaceX Dragon cargo capsule splashed down in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Baja California on Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 12:22 p.m. PDT, successfully completing the first resupply mission to the International Space Station...
Third debate had few foreign policy differences, but Obama edged Romney in polls (Video)

Third debate had few foreign policy differences, but Obama edged Romney in polls (Video)
Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012 -
The third and final presidential candidates debate for the 2012 election, held at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla. on Monday evening, October 22 focused on foreign policy, but was muted compared to the high energy clashes of just under...
TSA fires 25 screeners at Newark, N.J. airport and suspends 19 others (Video)

TSA fires 25 screeners at Newark, N.J. airport and suspends 19 others
Saturday, October 20th, 2012 -
The Transportation Security Administration announced on Friday, October 19, 2012 plans to fire 25 TSA screeners and 2-week suspensions without pay to 19 other workers at Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), as reported on that date by CBS News...
Felix Baumgartner sets high altitude skydiving and free fall records

Felix Baumgartner sets high altitude skydiving and free fall records
Tuesday, October 16th, 2012 -
Felix Baumgartner, a 43-year-old Austrian skydiver and member of the Red Bull Status project, jumped from a capsule suspended from a 55-story helium balloon on the edge of the stratosphere, at an altitude of 128,100 feet...
Former porn director Alan Roberts allegedly linked to anti-Muslim film

Former porn director Alan Roberts allegedly linked to anti-Muslim film
Saturday, September 15th, 2012 -
Alan Roberts, a 65-year-old film director with the registered business names of Alan Roberts Entertainment and Digital Movie Studios, both of Santa Monica, Calif., was listed on a casting notice as director of a movie called "Desert...
Anti-U.S. attacks spread from Libya over 'Innocence of Muslims' film

Anti-U.S. attacks spread from Libya over 'Innocence of Muslims' film
Friday, September 14th, 2012 -
A low-budget, satirical movie called "Innocence of Muslims" has apparently resulted in the murder of 4 U.S. diplomats in Libya, and riots by Muslim fundamentalists in some 20 countries, including Egypt, Iraq, Afghanistan, Tunisia, Yemen, and...
Possible airline stowaway found dead on London street under approach to Heathrow

Possible airline stowaway found dead on London street under approach to Heathrow
Monday, September 10th, 2012 -
The mangled body of a black man was found on Portman Avenue in an upscale district of Mortlake, part of East Sheen in southwest London on Sunday, September 9, 2012 at about 7:55 a.m. local time directly under...
Heart doctor dies after jumping from stunt plane over Borrego Springs, Calif.

Heart doctor dies after jumping from stunt plane over Borrego Springs, Calif.
Sunday, September 9th, 2012 -
A Del Mar, Calif. cardiologist, 58-year-old Dr. Reinaldo W. Beyer, died on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at about 12:40 p.m. PDT after bailing out of a 2009 MXS high performance stunt aircraft, tail number N21MX, over...
Retired Delta pilot dies in Winnsboro, La. crash of kit-built Lancair IV plane

Retired Delta pilot dies in Winnsboro, La. crash of kit-built Lancair IV plane
Saturday, September 8th, 2012 -
A 67-year-old retired Delta Air Lines pilot, Fairley Ray Gooch of Roswell, Ga., died on Thursday, September 6, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. when his experimental kit-built Lancair IV light aircraft, tail number N1126V, crashed while...
Police investigating East Los Angeles bank heist as copycat crime

Police investigating East Los Angeles bank heist as copycat crime
Friday, September 7th, 2012 -
The FBI and officers from the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department are searching for two men who allegedly kidnapped a female bank manager on Wednesday, September 5, 2012, tied a bogus explosive device to her chest, and forced the...
Falmouth, Mass. Cirrus SR22 fiery plane crash kills 1 and badly burns 2 others

Falmouth, Mass. Cirrus SR22 fiery plane crash kills 1 and badly burns 2 others
Tuesday, September 4th, 2012 -
The pilot of a 2008 Cirrus SR22 GTS G3, tail number N221DV, 24-year-old flight instructor Aaron Mentkowski from Wallingford, Conn., died on Saturday, September 1, 2012 at 11:15 a.m. EDT, after the aircraft crashed and burned...
Marine Corps pilot ejects from FA-18C Hornet over NAS Fallon, Nev.

Marine Corps pilot ejects from FA-18C Hornet over NAS Fallon, Nev.
Monday, September 3rd, 2012 -
An unnamed U.S. Marine Corps pilot safely ejected from a single-seat McDonnell Douglas F/A-18C Hornet on Saturday, September 1, 2012 at 3:15 p.m. PDT during a training flight over Naval Air Station Fallon located...
Pilot dies in fiery crash of L-39C Soviet-era jet at Iowa Quad-City Air Show

Pilot dies in fiery crash of L-39C Soviet-era jet at Iowa Quad-City Air Show
Sunday, September 2nd, 2012 -
The pilot of an Aero Vodochody L-39C Albatros privately owned jet, tail number N139GS, died in the fiery crash of the aircraft during the 26th Quad-City Air Show in Mt. Joy, Iowa on Saturday, September 1, 2012 at...
Woman dies in crash of vintage Aeronca airplane near Brighton, Mich.

Woman dies in crash of vintage Aeronca airplane near Brighton, Mich.
Saturday, September 1st, 2012 -
A vintage 1946 Aeronca 7AC Champion single-engine light aircraft, registration N82383, has crashed into a heavily wooded, swampy wetlands about half a mile from Brighton Airport in Livingston County, Mich. on Saturday, September 1, 2012 at 8:30 a...
Clint Eastwood brought star power and nervous laughter to RNC

Clint Eastwood brought star power and nervous laughter to RNC
Friday, August 31st, 2012 -
Iconic American minimalist actor Clint Eastwood brought his Hollywood celebrity status to the Republican National Convention on Thursday evening, August 30, 2012 in Tampa, Fla. An even bigger surprise was his unscripted 7-minute monologue, having an imaginary conversation with...
Two die in Canton, Mo. vintage Piper PA-23 plane crash

Two die in Canton, Mo. vintage Piper PA-23 plane crash
Thursday, August 30th, 2012 -
Two people have died in the crash of a twin-engine Piper PA-23-150 Apache aircraft, tail number N1486P, on Wednesday evening, August 29, 2012 at about 9:20 p.m. local time, 3-1/2 miles southwest of...
Lawsuit charges Victoria's Secret with false merchandising

Lawsuit charges Victoria's Secret with false merchandising
Wednesday, August 29th, 2012 -
A $15 million lawsuit by a N.J. hosiery retailer, Zephyrs, accuses Victoria’s Secret, based in Columbus, Ohio, with bait-and-switch marketing, substituting cheaper stockings for the supplier's quality Italian made products, as reported on...
NTSB finds causes of 2011 Reno Air Races crash

NTSB finds causes of 2011 Reno Air Races crash
Tuesday, August 28th, 2012 -
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released the results of their investigation on Monday, August 27, 2012 into the fatal Reno Air Races accident of Friday, September 16, 2011 at 4:25 p.m. PDT which killed 11 people and...
Neil Armstrong funeral to be private, like the American space legend himself

Neil Armstrong funeral to be private, like the American space legend himself
Monday, August 27th, 2012 -
Following calls that former astronaut Neil Alden Armstrong be given a state funeral to honor his being the first person to walk on the surface of the Moon, the family of the Ohio-born former test pilot has instead opted...
Deadly crash of Cessna 172 kills 4 near Waterloo, Canada

Deadly crash of Cessna 172 kills 4 near Waterloo, Canada
Sunday, August 26th, 2012 -
A Cessna 172S Skyhawk, Canadian registration C-FNET, carrying 4 persons crashed about 8:39 p.m. local time on Friday, August 24, 2012 into a 50-acre cornfield north of Conestogo Lake near Moorefield, in northwestern Waterloo, Ont., Canada...
Rare Bizzarrini Manta concept car fails to sell at auction

Rare Bizzarrini Manta concept car fails to sell at auction
Saturday, August 25th, 2012 -
A high bid of $850,000 for a rare custom-built 1968 Bizzarrini Manta concept car was rejected by the seller at a recent auction held by Gooding & Company in Monterey, Calif., as reported on Friday, August 24, 2012...
Fans and insiders crushed by mixed martial arts UFC 151 cancellation

Fans and insiders crushed by mixed martial arts UFC 151 cancellation
Friday, August 24th, 2012 -
Fans, promoters, pay-per-view audiences, and sports bookies are all disappointed by the announcement on Thursday, August 23, 2012 that the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight main event between current champion Jon Jones and former two-time champion...
Oakland pitcher Bartolo Colon is latest MLB player suspended for steroid use

Oakland pitcher Bartolo Colon is latest MLB player suspended for steroid use
Thursday, August 23rd, 2012 -
Pitcher Bartolo Colon, the veteran 39-year-old Major League Baseball hurler with the Oakland Athletics, is the latest player to be benched on a 50-game suspension after testing positive for high levels of testosterone, a banned performance enhancing...
Two killed in fiery Socata light plane crash on Long Island, N.Y.

Two killed in fiery Socata light plane crash on Long Island, N.Y.
Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012 -
Two people have died after a single-engine Socata TB-10 Tobago light plane, tail number N5542Z, crashed on Sunday, August 19, 2012 at about Noon on a quiet street near Helene Avenue in Shirley, N.Y., a community of...
Apple and Samsung conclude court case charging iPhone patent thefts

Apple and Samsung conclude court case charging iPhone patent thefts
Tuesday, August 21th, 2012 -
The legal case between technology rivals Apple, Inc. and Samsung Electronics over the design and features of their competing mobile phones, the iPhone 4 and the Samsung Galaxy S, wrapped up on Tuesday, August 21, 2012 in the U. S...
Director Tony Scott leaps to his death from San Pedro, Calif. bridge

Director Tony Scott leaps to his death from San Pedro, Calif. bridge
Monday, August 20th, 2012 -
British motion picture director Anthony David "Tony" Scott, noted for such action films as "Top Gun", "Crimson Tide", "Days of Thunder", and more than 20 other titles killed himself by jumping off the Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro, Calif...
31 die in Antonov plane crash near Talodi, Sudan

31 die in Antonov plane crash near Talodi, Sudan
Sunday, August 19th, 2012 -
A Russian-built Antonov An-24 or An-26 twin turboprop aircraft flown by Alfa Airlines, based in Cairo, Egypt, has crashed into the side of the Juba Mountains near Talodi, Sudan on Sunday, August 19, 2012 at about 8...
Three Russian feminists in punk band Pussy Riot jailed for 2 years

Three Russian feminists in punk band Pussy Riot jailed for 2 years
Saturday, August 18th, 2012 -
Three members of the Russian punk rock band Pussy Riot were sentenced in a Moscow courtroom on Friday, August 17, 2012 receiving 2-years in jail for being hooligans, as part of an ensemble performance at the altar of the...
Baseball fans despair as Giants lose Melky Cabrera for 50-day steroid suspension

Baseball fans despair as Giants lose Melky Cabrera for 50-day steroid suspension
Friday, August 17th, 2012 -
Melky Cabrera, the 28-year-old star outfielder with the San Francisco Giants, was given a 50-day suspension by Major League Baseball on Wednesday, August 16, 2012 after testing positive for high levels of testosterone, a banned performance-enhancing...
41-day marriage between Chad Johnson and Evelyn Lozada ends over condom fight

41-day marriage between Chad Johnson and Evelyn Lozada ends over condom fight
Thursday, August 16th, 2012 -
Basketball Wives star Evelyn Lozada has filed for divorce on Tuesday, August 14, 2011 from ex-Miami Dolphins wide receiver Chad Johnson, who was formerly known as Chad Ochocinco, after the number 85 on his football jersey.The 41-day...
Gulfstream jet and Beechcraft in dramatic collision at Nashville, Tenn. airport

Gulfstream jet and Beechcraft in dramatic collision at Nashville, Tenn. airport
Thursday, August 16th, 2012 -
A 2008 Gulfstream GV-SP (G550), N557H, and a 1992 Beechcraft King Air C90A, N928TT, collided with each other while the Gulfstream executive jet was being towed by Atlantic Aviation on the general aviation ramp of Nashville International Airport (BNA...
Air Force hypersonic X-51A WaveRider crashes during latest test flight

Air Force hypersonic X-51A WaveRider crashes during latest test flight
Wednesday, August 15th, 2012 -
The third test flight of Boeing's hypersonic X-51A WaveRider ended in failure on Tuesday, August 14, 2012 due to a problem with a control fin on the unmanned experimental demonstration aircraft, according to reports published on Wednesday...
Lottery players enticed as Powerball pot soars to near record

Lottery players enticed as Powerball pot soars to near record
Wednesday, August 15th, 2012 -
The Powerball jackpot has reached $320 million in a lottery game offered by 44 jurisdictions in the United States. It is the fourth highest pot offered by the lotto-type game of chance, according to reports published on Wednesday, August...
Jet ski intruder evades multi-million dollar JFK Airport security system

Jet ski intruder evades multi-million dollar JFK Airport security system
Tuesday, August 14th, 2012 -
Daniel Casillo, an intruder, managed to evade a $100 million security system at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport when he became stranded 3-miles offshore on the eastern edge of Jamaica Bay, after his jet ski...
Republican VP nominee Paul Ryan sparks opposition attacks on fiscal priorities

Republican VP nominee Paul Ryan sparks opposition attacks on fiscal priorities
Monday, August 13th, 2012 -
Presumptive Republican Vice Presidential candidate Paul Davis Ryan, chosen by Mitt Romney as his running mate on Saturday, August 11, 2012, has already found himself the target of attacks by President Barack Obama and other Democrats for his fiscal priorities...
U.S. captures most gold and total medals at 2012 Olympics

U.S. captures most gold and total medals at 2012 Olympics
Sunday, August 12th, 2012 -
The results of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games of the XXX Olympiad, which ended in London on Sunday, August 12, 2012, are now in the record books.For the host nation, Great Britain, and about 10,820 athletes from 204...
Two wide body jets collide at Shanghai Pudong Airport damaging both planes

Two wide body jets collide at Shanghai Pudong Airport damaging both planes
Saturday, August 11th, 2012 -
A runway incursion occurred at Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG) on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 4:28 p.m. local time between a China Eastern Airlines Airbus A340-600 operating as Flight MU-583 from Shanghai to Los Angeles...
Cessna 210 plane crashes and burns in West Los Angeles killing pilot

Cessna 210 plane crashes and burns in West Los Angeles killing pilot
Saturday, August 11th, 2012 -
The pilot of a single-engine Cessna 210 light plane died after crashing into trees and terrain in a Westwood, Calif. residential area of West Los Angeles about 3 miles from Santa Monica Municipal Airport (SMO) on Friday evening, August...
Vietnam airline fined for bikini incident on jet flight

Vietnam airline fined for bikini incident on jet flight
Saturday, August 11th, 2012 -
VietJet Air (VJ) a low-cost carrier in Vietnam has been fined by the country's Civil Aviation Administration for holding an unauthorized parade of bikini-clad beauty queens aloft.The incident happened on one of its Airbus A320...
Performer Randy Travis booked for DUI in Sherman, Texas

Performer Randy Travis booked for DUI in Sherman, Texas
Friday, August 10th, 2012 -
For the second time this year, country music singer, gospel performer, and actor Randy Travis has been arrested on alcohol-related charges by local Texas police. This latest encounter with the law happened on Tuesday, August 7, 2012 shortly before...
Ashton Eaton takes gold in men's decathlon at 2012 Olympics

Ashton Eaton takes gold in men's decathlon at 2012 Olympics
Thursday, August 9th, 2012 -
On Thursday, August 9, 2012, day-13 of the 2012 Olympics, Ashton James Eaton collected 8,869 points in the 2-day men's decathlon competition to edge out fellow American Trey Hardee by 198 points and win an...
Thief in Mali had his hand publicly amputated

Thief in Mali had his hand publicly amputated
Thursday, August 9th, 2012 -
A convicted thief who allegedly stole a motorbike had his hand publicly amputated on Wednesday, August 8, 2012 in the northern town of Ansongo in the Republic of Mali, a landlocked nation in Western Africa.The harsh sentence was carried...
Alaska Air jet forced to land in San Jose, Calif. after losing cabin pressure

Alaska Air jet forced to land in San Jose, Calif. after losing cabin pressure
Thursday, August 9th, 2012 -
An Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-490, tail number N797AS, operating as Flight AS-539 from Ontario International Airport (ONT) in Calif., to Seattle–Tacoma International Airport (SEA) in Wash. was forced to make an emergency landing in San Jose...
Qantas Airways pilot suspended due to suspected alcoholic impairment

Qantas Airways pilot suspended due to suspected alcoholic impairment
Wednesday, August 8th, 2012 -
The female captain of a Qantas Airways (QF) Boeing 767-300 twin-engine jet was removed from the cockpit of the plane shortly before she was scheduled to takeoff on a domestic flight from Sydney to Brisbane, Australia, according to...
Race for Olympic medal supremacy heats up

Race for Olympic medal supremacy heats up
Wednesday, August 8th, 2012 -
With just 4 days of competition remaining before the record books are closed on the 2012 Summer Olympic Games of the XXX Olympiad, the race for the most medals is of critical concern to many of the participants, as a...
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 threatens to erode iPad sales

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 threatens to erode iPad sales
Tuesday, August 7th, 2012 -
The latest version of the Samsung Galaxy Note tablet computer hybrid, which uses the Android Linux-based operating system, is expected to be available internationally on Wednesday, August 29, 2012, and may give smartphone and notepad buyers a competitive choice...
Pathologists call death of 6-y-o Max Shacknai in Coronado, Calif. a homicide

Pathologists calls death of 6-y-o Max Shacknai in Coronado, Calif. a homicide
Tuesday, August 7th, 2012 -
A 6-year-old boy, Max Shacknai, apparently fell from a second floor balcony in the $14 million dollar Spreckels beachfront mansion located in Coronado, Calif., on Monday, July 11, 2011, and died from his injuries in Rady Children'...
NASA Rover Curiosity phones home from Mars

NASA Rover Curiosity phones home from Mars
Monday, August 6th, 2012 -
The robotic space probe known as Curiosity, a 1,980 pound self-contained scientific laboratory which NASA launched into space on November 26, 2011 reached its intended destination early this morning, Monday, August 6, 2012 at 5:14 a.m...
Bee swarm holds back Delta Air Lines flight in Pittsburgh

Bee swarm holds back Delta Air Lines flight in Pittsburgh
Sunday, August 5th, 2012 -
A swarm of migrating honeybees gathered last Wednesday on the wing of a Delta Connection commuter jet from Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) to JFK in New York, operating as Flight DL-6202, causing about a 47 minute delay until the...
4 die in Piper PA-28 fiery crash near Coburg, Germany

4 die in Piper PA-28 fiery crash near Coburg, Germany
Sunday, August 5th, 2012 -
A 31-year-old female pilot and three passengers aboard a Piper PA-28-181 Archer II single-engine light aircraft, registration D-EKLT, died when their plane crashed and burned shortly after taking off from Coburg Steinrücken Airport...
Thieves arrested who allegedly stole rare 2005 Ford GT in San Diego, Calif.

Thieves arrested who allegedly stole rare 2005 Ford GT in San Diego, Calif.
Saturday, August 4th, 2012 -
Two ex-convicts who were on parole for prior felony convictions have been arrested in connection with the theft in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. this past July of a rare 2005 Ford GT classic muscle car valued at $250,000...
iPhone 5 leaks show subtle refinements

iPhone 5 leaks show subtle refinements
Saturday, August 4th, 2012 -
The iconic iPhone is continuing to evolve in subtle ways according to leaked design specifications of the new iPhone 5  model published on Saturday, August 4, 2012 by Product-Reviews, Gismodo Australia, BGR, CNET UK, India Today, and other...
Six-year-old boy blamed for aircraft belly landing in Fallbrook, Calif.

Six-year-old boy blamed for aircraft belly landing in Fallbrook, Calif.
Friday, August 3rd, 2012 -
A six-year-old child is being blamed for the extensive damage caused to a 1969 Beechcraft D55 Baron, tail number N554LR, which made a hard wheels up belly landing on runway 18 of Fallbrook Community Airpark (L18), on Wednesday...
Swimmer Michael Phelps stands alone in Olympic medal success

Swimmer Michael Phelps stands alone in Olympic medal success
Thursday, August 2nd, 2012 -
Michael Phelps, the 27-year-old swimmer from Baltimore, Md., has assured himself a place in Olympic history after winning gold in the 800 freestyle relay and silver in the 200 meter butterfly races in the London Summer Games on...
Trio of US Airways jets avoid midair pile up over Washington, D.C.

Trio of US Airways jets avoid midair pile up over Washington, D.C.
Thursday, August 2nd, 2012 -
Human error by air traffic controllers at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) put the lives of 192 passengers and crew in jeopardy on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at about 2 p.m. who were aboard three separate US Airways...
Sewing needle in sandwich injures Air Canada passenger raising security alarms

Sewing needle in sandwich injures Air Canada passenger raising security alarms
Wednesday, August 1st, 2012 -
A passenger traveling on an Embraer 190, operating as Air Canada Flight AC-1192 on Monday, July 30, 2012 from Victoria International Airport (YYJ) to Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) discovered a sewing needle inside the prepackaged sandwich served during...
Cirrus SR22 GTS crashes on takeoff near Lakeview, Ark.

Cirrus SR22 GTS crashes on takeoff near Lakeview, Ark.
Monday, July 30th, 2012 -
A 2008 Cirrus SR22 GTS single-engine private aircraft, registration N462CP, carrying a pilot and two passengers crashed shortly after taking off from Runway 24 on a private airfield at Gaston's Resort along the White River near Lakeview...
Scholars say winning Olympic medals are based on population and wealth

Scholars say winning Olympic medals are based on population and wealth
Monday, July 30th, 2012 -
University scholars and economists believe they can predict what countries will win the most Olympic medals based on such factors as a nation's population and wealth, as reported on Monday, July 30, 2012 by BBC News, The Philadelphia...
British court throws out airport bomb threat tweet conviction

British court throws out airport bomb threat tweet conviction
Sunday, July 29th, 2012 -
Paul Chambers, a 28-year-old Yorkshire resident, had his conviction for making a "menacing electronic communication" to blow up Robin Hood Airport (DSA) near Doncaster, U.K., thrown out by London's High Court on Friday...
Eight die in Beechcraft King Air crash in Brazil

Eight die in Beechcraft King Air crash in Brazil
Saturday, July 28th, 2012 -
A 2009 Beechcraft B200 King Air, tail number PR-DOC, owned by the Vilma Alimentos Company crashed in a remote wooded area while attempting to land in severe fog at Juiz de Fora Airport (JDF) in the Zona da Mata...
Rare 2005 Ford GT snatched in San Diego is found chopped and stripped

Rare 2005 Ford GT snatched in San Diego is found chopped and stripped
Saturday, July 28th, 2012 -
A classic 2005 Ford GT valued at $250,000, stolen from a Rancho San Diego storage facility on July 10, 2012, has been located by San Diego Police in a Vista, Calif. warehouse chopped up for parts and stripped of...
Olympic runner Pat Porter and 2 others die in Beechcraft crash at Sedona Airport

Olympic runner Pat Porter and 2 others die in Beechcraft crash at Sedona Airport
Friday, July 27th, 2012 -
A 1979 Beech B-60 Duke aircraft, registration N880LY, crashed and burned while attempting to takeoff from Sedona Airport (SDX) in Arizona on Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 8:30 a.m. local time, killing 53-year-old Patrick Ralph...
Felix Baumgartner skydives from over 18 miles above New Mexico

Felix Baumgartner skydives from over 18 miles above New Mexico
Thursday, July 26th, 2012 -
Felix Baumgartner, a 43-year-old Austrian skydiver jumped from a capsule attached to a helium-filled balloon at an altitude of 96,640 feet on Wednesday, July 25, 2012, executing a free fall of 3 minutes and 48 seconds...
11-year-old Brit flies to Rome without ticket, passport, or boarding pass

11-year-old Brit flies to Rome without ticket, passport, or boarding pass
Wednesday, July 25th, 2012 -
Liam Corcoran, an 11-year-old British schoolboy outsmarted airport security and airline employees by boarding Jet2.com Limited Flight LS 791, a Boeing 737-300, from Manchester Airport (MAN) in Great Britain to Rome's Leonardo da Vinci...
Parachute saves 4 lives in South Carolina Cirrus plane crash

Parachute saves 4 lives in South Carolina Cirrus plane crash
Wednesday, July 25th, 2012 -
A pilot and 3 passengers survived the crash of a 2009 Cirrus SR22 single-engine plane about 1-1/2-miles from Pickens County Airport (LQK) near Pickens, S.C. on Sunday, July 22, 2012 at 4:45 p.m...
Exclusive information on fiery Norfolk Southern Ohio train derailment

Exclusive information on fiery Norfolk Southern Ohio train derailment
Tuesday, July 24th, 2012 -
A retired Investigator-in-Charge with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), 66-years-old James M. Remines of Baltimore, Md. has devoted much of his life to railroad safety, and believes, as he puts it, "that Congress has...
Another light aircraft makes emergency California freeway landing

Another light aircraft makes emergency California freeway landing
Monday, July 23rd, 2012 -
A 1968 Piper PA-28R-180 Cherokee single-engine aircraft with four persons on board made an emergency landing on southbound Interstate I-15 between Escondido, Calif., and El Norte Parkway on Sunday evening, July 22, 2012 at 11:25...
Let L-410 Turbolet makes hard landing in Russia injuring both pilots

Let L-410 Turbolet makes hard landing in Russia injuring both pilots
Monday, July 23rd, 2012 -
A Czech-built 1987 Let L-410UVP-E3 Turbolet twin-engine short-range transport aircraft, registration RF-00138, sustained substantial damage after making a hard landing at Bolshoe Gryzlovo Airport in Russia near the city of Pushchino on Sunday, July...
Pilot lands experimental plane on busy San Diego County highway

Pilot lands experimental plane on busy San Diego County highway
Sunday, July 22nd, 2012 -
The pilot of an experimental light plane, a Europa XS Monowheel, registration N951EU, made an emergency landing on Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 10:04 a.m. on California State Highway 67, near the Riverford Road off ramp in Santee...
Terrorist dressed like an American kills 6 Israeli tourists in Bulgaria

Terrorist dressed like an American kills 6 Israeli tourists in Bulgaria
Friday, July 20th, 2012 -
A suicide bomber appearing to be an American student, blew up a bus filled with 42 Israeli tourists outside Burgas International Airport (BOJ) in Bulgaria, killing himself, the bus driver and 6 other people who were on holiday, and critically...
Fugitive pilot kills himself after attempting to steal jet in St. George, Utah

Fugitive pilot kills himself after attempting to steal jet in St. George, Utah
Thursday, July 19th, 2012 -
Brian Joseph Hedglin, a 40-year-old SkyWest Airlines pilot since 2005, attempted to commandeer a 2001 Bombardier CRJ200-ER regional jet, registration N865AS, on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at about 1:05 a.m. local time, which was parked...
Aviation and legal experts weigh in on Gulfstream G-IV crash in France

Aviation and legal experts weigh in on Gulfstream G-IV crash in France
Wednesday, July 18th, 2012 -
The chief pilot for an executive jet charter service, and a London-based aviation attorney, himself a helicopter pilot, have offered their views on the Universal Jet Aviation Gulfstream G-IV accident, which crashed while attempting to land at Le...
Former Universal Jet Aviation mechanic speaks out about Gulfstream G-IV crash

Singapore Airlines suites provide ultimate travel luxury
Monday, July 16th, 2012 -
Donald Eric Cogbill, a 52-year-old aircraft maintenance technician with 33-years of airframe and powerplant experience in Gulfstream and other executive jets began working in July 2003 for Universal Jet Aviation at their Part 145 repair station in...
Fiery Columbus Ohio train derailment causes massive evacuation

Fiery Columbus Ohio train derailment causes massive evacuation
Friday, July 13th, 2012 -
Piper Cherokee plane crash kills three in Mississippi

Piper Cherokee plane crash kills three in Mississippi
Wednesday, July 11th, 2012 -
Pilot of Lancair experimental plane killed in crash near Rockford, Ill.

Pilot of Lancair experimental plane killed in crash near Rockford, Ill.
Wednesday, June 27th, 2012 -
An amateur-built Lancair 235 experimental light aircraft, registration N18TN, crashed into a corn field about 5 miles from Chicago Rockford International Airport (RFD), near Monroe Center, Ill. killing the pilot on Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at about 8:05...

Woman charged with groping TSA supervisor in Fort Myers, Fla.

Woman charged with groping TSA supervisor in Fort Myers, Fla.
Wednesday, June 20th, 2012 -
Carol Jean Price, a former TSA screener, was arrested for misdemeanor battery at Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) for allegedly groping a TSA supervisor after complaining and demonstrating how an agent groped her genitals during a security inspection, as reported...

Pilot of single-engine Remos GX plane dies in Maryland crash

Pilot of single-engine Remos GX plane dies in Maryland crash
Saturday, June 16th, 2012 -
Henry Judkins suffered fatal injuries in the crash of a single-engine Remos GX light aircraft at 10:25 a.m. local time on Friday, June 15, 2012 while attempting to land at Carroll County Regional Airport, Md. as reported...

JetBlue passengers sue airline over bizarre pilot outburst

JetBlue passengers sue airline over bizarre pilot outburst
Wednesday, June 13th, 2012 -
A group of ten passengers have filed a lawsuit against JetBlue Airways in New York State Supreme Court on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 claiming the airline was grossly negligent for allowing Captain Clayton Osbon to fly for the carrier, as...


British Prime Minister Cameron leaves 8-year-old daughter at pub

British Prime Minister Cameron leaves 8-year-old daughter at pub
Tuesday, June 12th, 2012 -
British Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha mistakenly left their eight-year-old daughter Nancy at the Plough Inn, in Cadsden, Buckinghamshire on Sunday, June 10, 2012 after a round of lunchtime drinks, according to reports published on...

Kenya helicopter crash kills six government officials

Kenya helicopter crash kills six government officials
Monday, June 11th, 2012 -
A Eurocopter AS 350B3e Ecureuil operated by the Kenya Police Air Wing, 5Y-CDT, crashed on Sunday, Jane 10, 2012 at 8:30 a.m. local time, in the Ngong Hills, above Nairobi, Kenya killing 2 government ministers and 4...

Five killed in crash of Ukraine skydiving plane

Five killed in crash of Ukraine skydiving plane
Sunday, June 10th, 2012 -
At least five people have died and 15 others were injured in the crash of a 1981 Let L410UVP Turbolet, UK-SKD, near Borodyanka Airfield, Ukraine on Sunday, June 10, 2012 at 10:40 a.m. local time, as reported...

Six family members killed in Polk County, Fla. Pilatus plane crash

Six family members killed in Polk County, Fla. Pilatus plane crash
Friday, June 8th, 2012 -
Six members of a Kansas family were all killed in the crash of their 2006 Pilatus PC-12 single-engine light aircraft, N950KA, which went down into the Tiger Creek Preserve near Lake Weohyakapka in central Fla. on Thursday, June...

Colorado mom who allegedly secured gas can in tot's car seat defends herself

Colorado mom who allegedly secured gas can in tot's car seat defends herself
Thursday, June 7th, 2012 -
Sandra Ramirez, a mother from Aurora, Colo. who was ticketed for seat belt violations by the Aurora Police Department for allegedly strapping a gas can into her 2-year-old son Christian's car seat claims that the photo...

Dana Air MD-83 jet crashes in Lagos, Nigeria with at least 163 known dead

Dana Air MD-83 jet crashes in Lagos, Nigeria with at least 163 known dead
Monday, June 4th, 2012 -
A Dana Air Boeing MD-83, operating as flight 9J-992, crashed into a busy commercial area of Lagos, Nigeria on Sunday, June 3, 2012 at about 4 p.m. local time, killing all 153 people aboard the aircraft and...

Alaska Airlines unveils Bombardier Q400 in SDSU livery at San Diego Airport

Alaska Airlines unveils Bombardier Q400 in SDSU livery at San Diego Airport
Sunday, June 3rd, 2012 -
Alaska Airlines (AS) continues painting its aircraft to depict and honor college sports teams, unveiling a Bombardier Q400 owned by its subsidiary Horizon Air (QX) in SDSU livery at San Diego International Airport (SAN), as reported on Friday, June 1...

Experimental plane crashes and burns in Salinas, Calif., killing the pilot

Experimental plane crashes and burns in Salinas, Calif., killing the pilot
Saturday, June 2nd, 2012 -
A 2007 kit-built Prowler Jaguar single engine private aircraft, N125CW, registered to 73-year-old Charles Russell Westcott of Carmel, Calif., crashed during takeoff from the Salinas Municipal Airport (SNS) on Friday, June 1, 2012 at 10:55 a...

Student bitten by rattlesnake in La Jolla, Calif. gets $143K hospital bill

Student bitten by rattlesnake in La Jolla, Calif. gets $143K hospital bill
Friday, June 1st, 2012 -
Dag-Are Trydal, a 23-year-old exchange student from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology studying cybernetics at UCSD in La Jolla, Calif., was bitten by a baby western diamondback rattlesnake in the campus parking lot. While his...


Ex-con avoids TSA and sneaks on flight at San Diego Airport without ticket

Ex-con avoids TSA and sneaks on flight at San Diego Airport without ticket
Thursday, May 31st, 2012 -
Marc Rory Duncan, a 38-year-old just released ex-convict avoided TSA security at San Diego International Airport (SAN) and walked aboard a United Express commuter flight to LAX without a boarding pass or ticket on Tuesday, May 29...

Pilots working for FAA and NTSB involved in fatal mid-air Virginia collision

Pilots working for FAA and NTSB involved in fatal mid-air Virginia collision
Wednesday, May 30th, 2012 -
Two private aircraft collided mid-air on Monday, May 28, 2012 at 4:02 p.m. local time five miles south of the Warrenton-Fauquier Airport (KHWY) in Sumerduck, Va. killing 2 and injuring another, as reported on Tuesday, May...

Air Canada Boeing 777 aborts flight and returns to Toronto after engine fails

Air Canada Boeing 777 aborts flight and returns to Toronto after engine fails
Tuesday, May 29th, 2012 -
An Air Canada Boeing 777-300ER operating as flight AC-001, experienced a right engine failure on Monday, May 28, 2012 at about 2:25 p.m. local time, which caused the aircraft to return to Toronto Pearson International Airport...

Banner towing Cessna pilot and copilot survive plunge into San Diego Bay

Banner towing Cessna pilot and copilot survive plunge into San Diego Bay
Monday, May 28th, 2012 -
A single-engine Cessna 152 light aircraft owned by Aerial Advertising Company of El Cajon, Calif., made an emergency ditching on San Diego Bay on Saturday, May 26, 2012 at 4:20 p.m. local time, as reported on Monday...

Fear of bomb implanted in passenger diverts US Airways flight to Bangor, Maine

Fear of bomb implanted in passenger diverts US Airways flight to Bangor, Maine
Thursday, May 24th, 2012 -
A US Airways passenger jet diverted to Bangor, Maine on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 after a passenger aboard the Boeing 767 claimed to have an unspecified device implanted inside her body.Flight US-787 was intercepted by two F-15...

Grandmother, 74, held for shooting her grandson, 17, in West Bloomfield, Mich.

Pilot and passenger safe after Mooney light plane lands on busy Florida street
Monday, May 21th, 2012 -
Police in West Bloomfield Township, Mich. are holding a 74-year-old grandmother in the fatal multiple shooting of her grandson, 17-year-old Jonathan Hoffman which took place on Friday, May 18, 2012 at 5:27 p.m. local...

Pilot and passenger safe after Mooney light plane lands on busy Florida street

Pilot and passenger safe after Mooney light plane lands on busy Florida street
Sunday, May 20th, 2012 -
A 1965 Mooney M20C Ranger, registration N2610W, owned by William R. McConnell of Clarksville, Ga. made a near perfect emergency landing in Cooper City, Fla. on busy Sheridan Street near the intersection of Pine Island Road, after encountering engine problems...

Violent stabbing in Cleveland leaves two dead and house demolished

Violent stabbing in Cleveland leaves two dead and house demolished
Saturday, May 19th, 2012 -
An argument outside a Cleveland home on Thursday, May 16, 2012 at 9:15 p.m. local time between two best friends resulted in the violent stabbing of 29-year-old Sharice Swain.The dying Ohio woman then tried to...

Hawker Hunter war games training jet crashes in Oxnard, Calif. killing the pilot

Hawker Hunter war games training jet crashes in Oxnard, Calif. killing the pilot
Saturday, May 19th, 2012 -
A Hawker Hunter military training jet owned by Airborne Tactical Advantage Company and flown by a civilian pilot, crashed into a plowed field near Naval Air Station Point Mugu in Camarillo, Calif. on Friday, May 18, 2012 at 12:15...

Flood of new documents in Trayvon Martin case may uphold both sides

Flood of new documents in Trayvon Martin case may uphold both sides
Friday, May 18th, 2012 -
The massive release of over 200 pages of documents, photographs, video and audio files by the State of Florida on Thursday, May 17, 2012 have given both supporters of the shooter, 28-year-old George Zimmerman, and the victim, 17...

Nepal plane crash kills 15 including Bollywood child actress

Nepal plane crash kills 15 including Bollywood child actress
Thursday, May 17th, 2012 -
Fifteen people have died on Monday, May 14, 2012 at about 9:30 a.m. local time in the crash of a 1997 German-built Dornier Do 228-212, passenger plane flown by Agni Air, registration 9N-AIG, which struck...

Canadian hang glider apologizes for death of woman in tandem flight

Canadian hang glider apologizes for death of woman in tandem flight
Wednesday, May 16th, 2012 -
William Jonathan Orders, a hang gliding instructor and pilot, apologized in a Vancouver, British Columbia courtroom on Monday, May 14, 2012 to the family of Lenami Godinez-Avila, the woman who was killed after falling out of the harness on...

Five killed as two planes collide over Saskatchewan, Canada

Five killed as two planes collide over Saskatchewan, Canada
Tuesday, May 15th, 2012 -
Five people were killed when the two small planes in which they were traveling collided in mid-air on Saturday, May 12, 2012 at 8:50 a.m. local time over Saskatchewan, Canada, as reported on Sunday, May 13 by...

Cessna 401 fiery crash near Chanute, Kan. kills 4 and injures 1 critically

Cessna 401 fiery crash near Chanute, Kan. kills 4 and injures 1 critically
Monday, May 14th, 2012 -
Four people have died and 1 remains critically injured following the crash of a Cessna 401 twin-engine light aircraft on Friday, May 11, 2012 at 4:36 p.m. local time on Thomas Road between the 1900 and 2000...

Experienced female paraglider crashes and dies in La Jolla, California

Experienced female paraglider crashes and dies in La Jolla, California
Sunday, May 13th, 2012 -
Harriet M. Hargett, an experienced paraglider from Inman, South Carolina, died after crashing into a cliff south of the Torrey Pines Gliderport above Black's Beach in La Jolla, California on Saturday, May 12, 2012 at about 12:05...

Vintage Curtiss P-40 Kittyhawk fighter found in Sahara desert of Egypt

Vintage Curtiss P-40 Kittyhawk fighter found in Sahara desert of Egypt
Sunday, May 13th, 2012 -
The well preserved remains of a World War II RAF Curtiss P-40 Kittyhawk war plane was found by Polish oil company worker Jakub Perka while exploring a remote region of the western Sahara desert in Egypt on Thursday, May...

Bodies recovered from Indonesian crash site wreckage of Russian Sukhoi Superjet

Bodies recovered from Indonesian crash site wreckage of Russian Sukhoi Superjet
Friday, May 11th, 2012 -
Authorities began the grim task on Thursday, May 10, 2012 of recovering bodies from the wreckage of a Russian Sukhoi Superjet 100 which crashed the previous day into the side of Mount Salek, an extinct volcano in West Java, Indonesia...

A Russian built Sukhoi Superjet 100-95 next generation commercial aircraft carrying 44 invited guests on a demonstration flight to potential buyers has disappeared from rader over a mountainous region of Indonesia on Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at 2:50...

Improved underwear bomb intercepted by CIA worries airline security experts

Improved underwear bomb intercepted by CIA worries airline security experts
Tuesday, May 8th, 2012 -
A day after two Yemeni members of al-Qaeda were killed by a missile strike on their car, the Obama administration announced on Monday, May 7, 2012 that the CIA had intercepted a plot to bring down a U.S...

Court gives 92-year-old California suicide kit maker probation for tax evasion

Court gives 92-year-old California suicide kit maker probation for tax evasion
Tuesday, May 8th, 2012 -
Sharlotte Hydorn, a 92-year-old woman from El Cajon, California, appeared in U.S. federal court in San Diego on Monday, May 7, 2012 for sentencing after pleading guilty to tax evasion from selling home-made suicide kits, as...

Woman called 'too fat to fly' sues Southwest Airlines on weight policy

Woman called 'too fat to fly' sues Southwest Airlines on weight policy
Monday, May 7th, 2012 -
Kenlie Tiggeman, the 32-year-old woman from Louisiana who was challenged by a Southwest Airlines gate agent at Love Field in Dallas one year ago, publicly calling her "too fat to fly", is suing the carrier over...

Pilot killed in Cessna 177 Pennsylvania crash

Pilot killed in Cessna 177 Pennsylvania crash
Sunday, May 6th, 2012 -
A 67-year-old pilot, Jeffrey S. Gilbert, died in the crash of his 1973 Cessna 177B Cardinal light plane at Cherry Ridge Airport located in Wayne County, Pennsylvania, 3 miles south of Honesdale, while performing touch-and-go landings...

Junior Seau joins other NFL players who have donated their brains to science

Junior Seau joins other NFL players who have donated their brains to science
Saturday, May 5th, 2012 -
The family of former NFL linebacker Junior Seau announced on Friday, May 4, 2012 that they had agreed to donate his brain to medical researchers to study the possible effects of injuries he sustained during his 19-year professional football...

Beechcraft Bonanza crash in Illinois kills two elderly pilots

Beechcraft Bonanza crash in Illinois kills two elderly pilots
Saturday, May 5th, 2012 -
A Beechcraft S35 Bonanza, registration N176Q, crashed on Thursday, May 3, 2012 at 3:15 p.m. CDT into a former gravel mine pit surrounded by marshland in Crystal Lake, Illinois killing the plane's owner, 82-year-old...

Oxygen problems are making some pilots decline to fly F-22 Raptor jet fighters

Oxygen problems are making some pilots decline to fly F-22 Raptor jet fighters
Friday, May 4th, 2012 -
An ongoing problem with the emergency oxygen system of the Lockheed Martin/Boeing F-22 Raptor has repeatedly grounded the stealth fighter aircraft, and prompted some pilots to opt out of flying the fifth generation warplane, as reported on Thursday...

Jailed and forgotten California student sues DEA for 20 million dollars

Jailed and forgotten California student sues DEA for 20 million dollars
Thursday, May 3rd, 2012 -
Daniel Chong, a UC San Diego engineering student who was arrested and jailed by the Drug Enforcement Agency last month, but overlooked in jail for 5 days, while confined without food, water, or use of a toilet, is suing the...

Former San Diego Chargers Junior Seau dead at age 43 from apparent suicide

Former San Diego Chargers Junior Seau dead at age 43 from apparent suicide
Thursday, May 3rd, 2012 -
Former San Diego Chargers star linebacker Junior Seau was found dead in his Oceanside, California home on Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at about 9:30 a.m. local time with an apparent self-inflicted single gunshot wound to his chest...

Boeing 727 deliberately crashes in Mexico during aviation safety experiment

Boeing 727 deliberately crashes in Mexico during aviation safety experiment
Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012 -
A 1977 Boeing 727-212 made a deliberate crash landing in a barren area of the Sonoran Desert of Mexico at Laguna Salada, west of the San Felipe-Mexicali Highway to collect aviation safety data as part of a scientific...

World Trade Center is again tallest New York City building

World Trade Center is again tallest New York City building
Tuesday, May 1st, 2012 -
Steel beams added to the new World Trade Center on Monday, April 30, 2012 have once again made it the tallest building in New York City, as reported on that date by The New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle...

Six die in Piper PA-32 plane crash in Switzerland

Six die in Piper PA-32 plane crash in Switzerland
Monday, April 30th, 2012 -
A Piper PA-32R-301 Saratoga single-engine light plane, tail number HB-PGA, crashed on Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. local time in the village of Chatel-St-Denis, near Tatroz, Switzerland killing all six...

Inquest probes bizarre death of British spy found bagged in bathtub

Inquest probes bizarre death of British spy found bagged in bathtub
Sunday, April 29th, 2012 -
An inquest currently under way at the Westminster Coroners' Court in London into the death of British spy Gareth Williams supports the belief that the former code breaker assigned to the British Secret Intelligence Service (SIS), known as MI6...

Pilot of Cirrus SR22 aircraft dies in fiery South Carolina crash

Pilot of Cirrus SR22 aircraft dies in fiery South Carolina crash
Saturday, April 28th, 2012 -
The pilot of a Cirrus SR22 GTS Turbo single-engine private aircraft was killed on Friday, April 27, 2012 at about 1:00 p.m. local time after his plane nose dived into the ground at Anderson Regional Airport in...

Delta flight to Chicago quarantined due to passenger with suspicious blister

Delta flight to Chicago quarantined due to passenger with suspicious blister
Friday, April 27th, 2012 -
All of the passengers aboard Delta Air Lines flight 3163 from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW) to Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW) were placed under quarantine for over two hours after landing on Thursday, April 26, 2012 at 3...

Bird strike forces JetBlue Airways flight to abort

Bird strike forces JetBlue Airways flight to abort
Thursday, April 26th, 2012 -
JetBlue Airways Flight 571 from Westchester County Airport (HPN) in New York to Palm Beach International Airport (PBI) in Florida, struck two Canadian geese seconds after takeoff on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at 6:45 p.m. EDT, as reported...

Former TSA chief Kip Hawley claims knives are not an air travel threat

Former TSA chief Kip Hawley claims knives are not an air travel threat
Wednesday, April 25th, 2012 -
In a new book critical of airport screening, former TSA administrator Kip Hawley claims that knives, shampoo, and liquids are no longer a threat to air travel, according to reports published on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 by CBS News and...

Person of interest in Brittany Killgore San Diego murder tied to kinky sex

Person of interest in Brittany Killgore San Diego murder tied to kinky sex
Tuesday, April 24th, 2012 -
The San Diego County Sheriff's Department is trying to sort out what role kinky sex had in the murder of 22-year-old Brittany Killgore of Fallbrook, California, as reported on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 by the New...

Cirrus SR22 light aircraft crashes in Ohio killing the pilot

Cirrus SR22 light aircraft crashes in Ohio killing the pilot
Monday, April 23rd, 2012 -
Dr. Emil P. Bisaccia, M.D., a 59-year-old dermatologist from Basking Ridge, New Jersey died in the crash of his Cirrus SR22 aircraft on Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 12:23 p.m. EDT in eastern Ohio, according...

Bhoja Air Boeing 737-200 crash kills 127 in Pakistan

Bhoja Air Boeing 737-200 crash kills 127 in Pakistan
Sunday, April 22nd, 2012 -
A Bhoja Air Boeing 737-236, operating as Flight B4-231, on a domestic route from Jinnah International Airport (KHI) in Karachi to Benazir Bhutto International Airport (ISB) which serves Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan, crashed while attempting to land...

Spanish jury convicts Antonio Gordillo of murdering American teacher Laura Cerna

Spanish jury convicts Antonio Gordillo of murdering American teacher Laura Cerna
Saturday, April 21st, 2012 -
A jury at the High Court in Seville, Spain convicted Antonio Gordillo of murdering American teacher Laura Cerna in a decision announced on Thursday, April 19, 2012 at about 2:30 p.m. local time, and reported on that date...

Bird strike aborts Delta Air Lines flight from JFK Airport in New York

Bird strike aborts Delta Air Lines flight from JFK Airport in New York
Friday, April 20th, 2012 -
A Delta Air Lines Boeing 757-200 operating as Flight DL-1063 on Thursday, April 19, 2012 from John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in Jamaica, New York to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) encountered a bird strike in the...

Portland, Oregon airport passenger arrested for nudity protesting TSA screening

Portland, Oregon airport passenger arrested for nudity protesting TSA screening
Thursday, April 19th, 2012 -
John E. Brennan, a 50-year-old man, was arrested at Portland International Airport (PDX) on Tuesday evening, April 17, 2012 after stripping naked while going through TSA security screening, as reported on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 by CNN, the...
Body of missing Brittany Killgore likely found in Riverside County, California

Body of missing Brittany Killgore likely found in Riverside County, California
Wednesday, April 18th, 2012 -
Following details left in an alleged suicide note written by 27-year-old Jessica Lynn Lopez, San Diego County Sheriff's Department (SDSO) investigators have located an unidentified body dumped by the side of a two lane road in...
Cabin smoke causes emergency landing of Virgin Atlantic UK flight

Cabin smoke causes emergency landing of Virgin Atlantic UK flight
Tuesday, April 17th, 2012 -
A Virgin Atlantic Airways Airbus A330-343X, registration G-VSXY, operating as Flight VS-027 from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Orlando International Airport (MCO) in Florida, made an emergency return landing after the crew detected smoke in the aircraft...
Search for missing Fallbrook, CA Marine Corps wife Brittany Killgore intensifies

Search for missing Fallbrook, CA Marine Corps wife Brittany Killgore intensifies
Tuesday, April 17th, 2012 -
Brittany Dawn Killgore, a 22-year-old woman who has been missing since Friday, April 13, 2012 from her residence at the La Galiana de Cortez Apartments, 519 Ammunition Road in Fallbrook, CA has been the subject of an intensive...
Family of murdered American Laura Cerna seek justice from Spanish court

Family of murdered American Laura Cerna seek justice from Spanish court
Monday, April 16th, 2012 -
Tom and Sandra Cerna, whose 49-year-old daughter Laura was allegedly brutally stabbed multiple times in her chest, kicked and beaten, then decapitated, dismembered into additional body parts, and placed into garbage bags that were then thrown into the...
Pilot dies in Kentucky crash of Lancair kit built plane

Pilot dies in Kentucky crash of Lancair kit built plane
Sunday, April 15th, 2012 -
Donald E. Klein, Jr., the owner and pilot of an experimental kit built 2006 Lancair 235 single engine aircraft, tail number N235MW, was killed when his plane crashed into a field in Breckinridge County, Kentucky on Saturday, April 14, 2012...
Lightning strike causes United Airlines jet to return to San Francisco

Lightning strike causes United Airlines jet to return to San Francisco
Saturday, April 14th, 2012 -
A United Airlines Boeing 777-222/ER, registration N788UA, operating as Flight UA-930, traveling from San Francisco International Airport (SFO) to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) was struck by lightning on Thursday, April 12, 2012 shortly after 8:00 p...
Infant found alive in Argentina morgue after doctors thought her dead

Infant found alive in Argentina morgue after doctors thought her dead
Friday, April 13th, 2012 -
Twelve hours after doctors at a hospital in Resistencia, Argentina had told the mother of a premature infant that her child was stillborn, the baby was discovered alive in a refrigerated morgue, according to reports published on Wednesday, April 11...
Korean Air Boeing 777 diverted to Vancouver Island by bomb threat

Korean Air Boeing 777 diverted to Vancouver Island by bomb threat
Thursday, April 12th, 2012 -
A Korean Air Boeing 777-2B5/ER, tail number HL7734, operating as Flight KE-72 from Vancouver, Canada to Seoul, South Korea was diverted to Canadian Forces Base Comox on Vancouver Island on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at 5:30...
Pioneer TV investigative journalist Mike Wallace dies at age 93

Pioneer TV investigative journalist Mike Wallace dies at age 93
Monday, April 9th, 2012 -
Myron Leon "Mike" Wallace, an iconic television personality and investigative journalist with CBS News, and a founding reporter for their weekly news magazine Sixty Minutes, died on Saturday, April 7, 2012 at 8:00 p.m. at the...
Terrafugia Transition and PAL-V One flying cars make first test flights

Terrafugia Transition and PAL-V One flying cars make first test flights
Sunday, April 8th, 2012 -
Two radically engineered machine competing to be the world's first flying cars just completed successful test flights in Europe and the United States according to reports published on Saturday, April 7, 2012 by Japan Today, the Los Angeles...
Navy F-18 jet destroys apartments in fiery Virginia Beach crash

Navy F-18 jet destroys apartments in fiery Virginia Beach crash
Saturday, April 7th, 2012 -
A pilot and his flight instructor were able to safely eject from a crippled Navy McDonnell Douglas F/A-18D Hornet flying a training mission from NAS Oceana on Friday, April 6, 2012 at 12:10 p.m. EDT while...
El Cajon, CA alleged Iraqi hate crime murder more typical of domestic violence

El Cajon, CA alleged Iraqi hate crime murder more typical of domestic violence
Friday, April 6th, 2012 -
New evidence points to possible domestic violence rather than an alleged random hate crime in the brutal bludgeoning murder of  Shaima Alawadi, an Iraqi woman in El Cajon, California, according to reports published on Thursday, April 5, 2012 by...
31 die in fiery Russian turboprop crash in Siberia

Monday, April 2nd, 2012 -
Thirty-one persons are known to have died in the crash of a UTair Aviation (UT) ATR-72-201 on Monday, April 2, 2012 at 7:33 a.m. local time after going down and bursting into flames shortly after...
JetBlue pilot could face 20 years in a federal prison

JetBlue pilot could face 20 years in a federal prison
Thursday, March 29th, 2012 -
U.S. Magistrate Judge Clinton E. Averitte in Amarillo, Texas signed a criminal complaint prepared by FBI Special Agent John Whitworth against 49-year-old Clayton Frederick Osbon on Wednesday, March 28, 2012 charging him with interfering with flight crew...
JetBlue flight diverts to Amarillo after captain ousted from flight deck

JetBlue flight diverts to Amarillo after captain ousted from flight deck
Wednesday, March 28th, 2012 -
A newly delivered JetBlue Airways (B6) Airbus A320-232, tail number N796JB, operating as Flight 191 from JFK International Airport in New York to McCarran International Airport (LAS) in Las Vegas, Nevada declared an emergency and diverted to Rick Husband...
Aussies nab alleged California drug trafficking bikini model Simone Farrow

Aussies nab alleged California drug trafficking bikini model Simone Farrow
Tuesday, March 20th, 2012 -
Simone Farrow, a 37-year-old former Penthouse Pet and bikini model who was a fugitive from justice for allegedly running an international drug ring from her posh Hollywood residence, was arrested by police in Queensland, Australia after evading authorities...
British woman wants hand amputated in favor of bionic limb

British woman wants hand amputated in favor of bionic limb
Monday, March 19th, 2012 -
Nicola Wilding, a 35-year-old housewife from Surrey, England whose right hand was paralyzed thirteen years ago from nerve injuries sustained in an automobile accident is trying to have her hand amputated and replaced with a bionic prosthetic limb...
Alleged shooter in Afghan massacre may claim post traumatic stress disorder

Alleged shooter in Afghan massacre may claim post traumatic stress disorder
Sunday, March 18th, 2012 -
Seattle Defense attorney John Henry Browne, who represents Staff Sergeant Robert Bales, the alleged perpetrator in the Panjwai shooting spree that is also known as the Kandahar massacre in Afghanistan in which nine children, four men, and three women, all...
Cessna Citation business jet destroyed in fiery North Carolina crash

Cessna Citation business jet destroyed in fiery North Carolina crash
Thursday, March 15th, 2012 -
Multiple people are reported to have died when a 1982 Cessna 501 Citation I/SP crashed on Thursday, March 15, 2012 about 1:45 p.m. EDT after attempting to land at Macon County Airport, FAA locator 1A5, 3 miles...
Delta Air Lines Boeing 737 rolls off taxiway during Atlanta engine test

Delta Air Lines Boeing 737 rolls off taxiway during Atlanta engine test
Tuesday, March 13th, 2012 -
A 2009 Delta Air Lines (DL) Boeing 737-732, registration N309DE, experienced braking problems while mechanics were performing a routine static test of the aircraft's two turbo fan CFM International CFM56 jet engines at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International...
Passengers subdue American Airlines flight attendant after bizarre DFW tirade

Passengers subdue American Airlines flight attendant after bizarre DFW tirade
Saturday, March 10th, 2012 -
A distraught public address system rant by an American Airlines cabin attendant on Friday, March 9, 2012 at 8:30 a.m. CST aboard Flight AA-2332 at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), which began after the McDonnell Douglas...
Piper Super Cub destroyed in Fort Collins Colorado crash

Piper Super Cub destroyed in Fort Collins Colorado crash
Friday, March 9th, 2012 -
A 1955 Piper PA-18-150 Super Cub, registration N2986P, flown by 69-year-old John H. Sample of Fort Collins, Colorado and Anchorage, Alaska, crashed while attempting to land on Thursday, March 8, 2012 at about 12:50 p...
Woman arrested over Southwest Airlines nail polish incident

Woman arrested over Southwest Airlines nail polish incident
Thursday, March 8th, 2012 -
A confrontation aboard Southwest Airlines flight WN-1536 from McCarran International Airport (LAS) in Las Vegas, Nevada to William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) serving Houston, Texas between 49-year-old Jeanie Daniels of Burbank, CA and a flight attendant, arising...
Knives replace handguns in UK as weapon of choice

Knives replace handguns in UK as weapon of choice
Wednesday, March 7th, 2012 -
Knives are the weapon of choice for criminals in Great Britain due to the fact that handguns are not as readily available as in the United States.Headlines in the British press commonly report stabbings and armed robberies at knife...
Two pilots survive dramatic Arizona Cobra helicopter crash

Two pilots survive dramatic Arizona Cobra helicopter crash
Tuesday, March 6th, 2012 -
Two pilots flying a Vietnam War era Bell AH-1 Cobra helicopter over Coolidge, Arizona on Saturday, March 3, 2012 during the filming of the Korean version of the BBC television series Top Gear walked away uninjured from a dramatic...
Experimental plane crashes into hanger at Fallbrook California airport

Experimental plane crashes into hanger at Fallbrook California airport
Monday, March 5th, 2012 -
An experimental aircraft flown by an Oceanside, California man who apparently lost control during takeoff, veered from its flight path and crashed nose first into a hanger at Fallbrook Airpark in northern San Diego County on Sunday, March 4, 2012...
A tribute to Douglas MacFarlane and the sweetness of life

A tribute to Douglas MacFarlane and the sweetness of life
Thursday, March 1st, 2012 -
Douglas MacFarlane was dead. The reality of his passing was like an unwelcome guest had crashed a private party.All that physically remained in tribute to his vibrant life was a small memorial behind a glass cabinet along a wall...
Airbus A380 wing inspections ordered over stress cracks

Airbus A380 wing inspections ordered over stress cracks
Friday, February 10th, 2012 -
Following reports of stress fractures in the support brackets which connect the composite wings skins of the super jumbo Airbus A380-800 passenger jet, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has ordered inspections of all 69 aircraft currently in service...
TSA agent arrested for alleged theft from passenger at New Jersey airport

TSA agent arrested for alleged theft from passenger at New Jersey airport
Sunday, February 5th, 2012 -
Alexandra Schmid, a TSA agent was arrested at Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) on Wednesday evening, February 1, 2012 after she allegedly stole $5,000 in cash from a passenger's jacket during a security screening process, according to...
Dead woman wrapped in blanket found near posh San Diego Welk Resort

Dead woman wrapped in blanket found near posh San Diego Welk Resort
Thursday, February 2nd, 2012 -
The body of a fully clothed woman lying face down on a dirt embankment was discovered on Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at about 1:50 p.m. PST by a passing cyclist riding a mountain bike. The unidentified remains was...
Tourists denied entry by Homeland Security at LAX over Twitter comments

Tourists denied entry by Homeland Security at LAX over Twitter comments
Wednesday, February 1st, 2012 -
Leigh Van Bryan, a 26-year-old Irish citizen who manages a bar in Coventry, and his British girlfriend 24-year-old Emily Banting from Birmingham, England were arrested, handcuffed, and detained after arriving at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX...
San Diego pilot killed hand cranking propeller

San Diego pilot killed hand cranking propeller
Tuesday, January 31st, 2012 -
Gordon Trygve Mylo Woodard of Lakeside, CA, a soil testing engineer and private pilot, was killed on Monday, January 30, 2012 at about 8:30 a.m. PST when he was gravely injured by the propeller of his 1974 Piper...
Canadian jury convicts family for killing wife and three daughters

Canadian jury convicts family for killing wife and three daughters
Monday, January 30th, 2012 -
A jury in Kingston, Ontario, Canada on Sunday, January 29, 2012 convicted three members of an Afghan family living in Montreal, Quebec in the drowning deaths of their three daughters and a woman who was part of a polygamous marriage...
Navy Seals extract hostages from Somalia

Navy Seals extract hostages from Somalia
Thursday, January 26th, 2012 -
A group of special forces from the elite Navy SEAL Team Six (ST6) parachuted into a drop zone close to Haradheere, Somalia at about 2:00 a.m. EAT on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 and rescued two hostages, that had...
Senator Rand Paul detained after refusing TSA pat-down at Nashville Airport

Senator Rand Paul detained after refusing TSA pat-down at Nashville Airport
Wednesday, January 25th, 2012 -
Senator Randal Howard "Rand" Paul was detained by TSA screeners after refusing a full body pat-down when an alarm sounded in a body scanner he had passed through at Nashville International Airport (BNA) on Monday morning, January...
Producers of ABC show The Bachelor threaten blogger for revealing the ending

Producers of ABC show The Bachelor threaten blogger for revealing the ending
Monday, January 23rd, 2012 -
The producers of the ABC television reality show The Bachelor have threatened to file a lawsuit against blogger Steve Carbone, who is based in Dallas, Texas and better known as "Reality Steve" for providing spoilers which disclose the...
TSA bikini protestor Corinne Theile promises further airport appearances

TSA bikini protestor Corinne Theile promises further airport appearances
Monday, January 23rd, 2012 -
Corinne C. Theile of Los Angeles, CA has promised her 2,276 followers on Twitter that she intends to continue to wear a bikini whenever she travels by air to avoid TSA full body security scanners. The 32-year-old...
Fiery crash of Cessna 177 in Indiana kills two people

Fiery crash of Cessna 177 in Indiana kills two people
Monday, January 23rd, 2012 -
Two people died when their 1968 Cessna 177 Cardinal, registration N3435T, crashed in a wooded field a few hundred yards south of County Road 600 South in Jennings County, IN and about nine miles northwest of Madison Municipal Airport (MDN...
Texas woman recovering after losing hand and eye from walking into propeller

Texas woman recovering after losing hand and eye from walking into propeller
Saturday, January 21st, 2012 -
Fashion model and LOLO Magazine founder Lauren Scruggs, who lost her left eye and arm after she was maimed by the propeller of a sightseeing flight, was seen publicly for the first time earlier this week leaving Parkland Memorial Hospital...
Passenger with gun evades TSA at DFW airport

Passenger with gun evades TSA at DFW airport
Saturday, January 21st, 2012 -
Judith P. Kenney, a 65-year-old lawyer from Little Elm, Texas was arrested at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at 8:00 a.m. CST after TSA agents in Terminal D initially missed...
Former Navy Top Gun pilot dies in Mississippi Aerostar crash

Former Navy Top Gun pilot dies in Mississippi Aerostar crash
Friday, January 20th, 2012 -
A highly decorated Gulf War fighter pilot who had trained at the elite United States Navy Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor program (SFTI) popularly known as TOPGUN, died when his 1977 twin-engine Ted Smith Aerostar 601P light aircraft, registration N700PS...
Report on Ethiopian Airlines Flight 409 Lebanon crash finds pilot error

Report on Ethiopian Airlines Flight 409 Lebanon crash finds pilot error
Thursday, January 19th, 2012 -
On Tuesday, January 17, 2012, the Minister of Public Works & Transportation for Lebanon, Mr. Ghazi El-Aridi, released the final report of the investigation into the crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET-409, which plunged into the Mediterranean Sea...
Airline passenger disappears after LAX sex drug bust

Airline passenger disappears after LAX sex drug bust
Tuesday, January 17th, 2012 -
An unnamed 40-year-old South Korean citizen who arrived at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on January 6, 2012 with two carry-on bags containing pharmaceutical ingredients for the erectile dysfunction (ED) drug Cialis cannot be located by U...
Passengers blame Carnival Corporation for Costa Concordia wreck

Passengers blame Carnival Corporation for Costa Concordia wreck
Monday, January 16th, 2012 -
Former passengers who were stranded aboard the Carnival Splendor after a November 8, 2010 engine room fire crippled the vessel for three days off the coast of Baja California, Mexico, causing it to be towed to San Diego, spoke out...
Van der Sloot gets 28 years for killing Stephany Flores in Peru

Van der Sloot gets 28 years for killing Stephany Flores in Peru
Saturday, January 14th, 2012 -
Joran Van der Sloot was given a 28 year prison sentence on Friday, January 13, 2012 by a 3 judge panel in Lima, Peru for the premeditated murder and robbery of 21-year-old Stephany Flores who he hit in...
Marines urinating on Taliban corpses likely to be disciplined

Marines urinating on Taliban corpses likely to be disciplined
Friday, January 13th, 2012 -
The four United States Marines seen on a YouTube video relieving themselves on the corpses of three alleged Taliban fighters in Afghanistan, which raised a fire storm of condemnation after it appeared and went viral on Wednesday, January 11, 2012...
Suspect in Natalee Holloway case pleads guilty in Peru murder trial

Suspect in Natalee Holloway case pleads guilty in Peru murder trial
Wednesday, January 11th, 2012 -
Dutch citizen Joran Van der Sloot pleaded guilty on Wednesday, January 11, 2012 in a Lima, Peru courtroom to the May 30, 1010 murder of 21-year-old Stephany Tatiana Flores Ramírez according to press reports published on this...
Army sergeant arrested at Texas airport free on bail

Army sergeant arrested at Texas airport free on bail
Tuesday, January 10th, 2012 -
Army Sergeant Trey Scott Atwater, who was arrested on December 31, 2011 at Midland International Airport (MAF) after TSA inspectors discovered C-4 plastic explosives in a military wrapper among his carry-on luggage, has been released from federal custody...
Police name victims of fiery New Zealand hot air balloon crash

Police name victims of fiery New Zealand hot air balloon crash
Sunday, January 8th, 2012 -
The names of the 11 people who died in a fiery hot air balloon crash in Carterton on the North Island of New Zealand on Saturday, January 7, 2012 have been released by the Wairarapa district police in dispatches published...
Heidi Fleiss helps design Nevada Area 51 outer space brothel

Heidi Fleiss helps design Nevada Area 51 outer space brothel
Saturday, January 7th, 2012 -
Former "Hollywood Madam" 46-year-old Heidi Fleiss, who severed almost three years in a Federal prison and subsequent halfway house for prostitution, tax evasion, and money laundering, has been hired by Nevada brothel owner Dennis Hof to...
Eleven die in New Zealand freak hot air balloon disaster

Eleven die in New Zealand freak hot air balloon disaster
Friday, January 6th, 2012 -
A Cameron A-210 hot air balloon owned and flown by Lance Hopping, the managing director of Ballooning New Zealand, Ltd. carrying 10 passengers and himself, crashed on Saturday morning, January 7, 2012 at 7:26 a.m. NZDT, onto...
Details emerge on Navy pilot and Coronado shooter John Robert Reeves

Details emerge on Navy pilot and Coronado shooter John Robert Reeves
Thursday, January 5th, 2012 -
New facts are emerging about 25-year-old Lieutenant John Robert Reeves, a U.S. Navy pilot who was in training to fly the supersonic McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet, but is alleged to have killed three people and...
Navy pilot allegedly kills three in Coronado shootings before committing suicide

Navy pilot allegedly kills three in Coronado shootings before committing suicide
Wednesday, January 4th, 2012 -
The San Diego County Sheriff's Department has just released findings by the County's Medical Examiner into the four shooting deaths which occurred at a 3-bedroom condominium located at 1020 Park Place, in Coronado, CA on...
Piper aircraft towing banner crashes in Florida

Piper aircraft towing banner crashes in Florida
Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012 -
A 1965 single engine Piper PA-25-235 Pawnee B, registration N7408Z, owned by Flying Weaners and used for towing advertising banners, crashed on Saturday, December 31, 2011 at 11:15 a.m. EST shortly after taking off from Craig...
Afghan vet arrested at Texas airport with plastic explosives

Afghan vet arrested at Texas airport with plastic explosives
Monday, January 2nd, 2012 -
A 30-year-old U.S. Army sergeant, Trey Scott Atwater of Hope Mills, North Carolina was arrested at the Midland International Airport (MAF) on Saturday morning December 31, 2011 at about 8:45 a.m. CST, when TSA airport...
Boeing makes $30 billion F-15 warplane sale to Saudi Arabia

Boeing makes $30 billion F-15 warplane sale to Saudi Arabia
Friday, December 30th, 2011 -
The sale of 84 new Boeing F-15 Eagle supersonic jet fighters to Saudi Arabia and upgrades to 70 other Royal Saudi Air Force warplanes totaling $30 billion dollars was announced on Thursday, December 29, 2011 by President Obama from...
Woman enters elephant pen at LA Zoo to pet the animals

Woman enters elephant pen at LA Zoo to pet the animals
Thursday, December 29th, 2011 -
An unnamed woman, described by police as mentally ill, climbed through two protective steel barriers and across an open ditch into the Elephants of Asia enclosure at the Los Angeles Zoo on Tuesday afternoon, December 27, 2011 as reported on...
TSA confiscates cupcake as potential security threat

TSA confiscates cupcake as potential security threat
Wednesday, December 28th, 2011 -
Robert Epps, a TSA supervisor at McCarran International Airport (LAS) in Las Vegas, Nevada, confiscated a cupcake from a passenger traveling during the peak Christmas holiday because he considered it a potential security threat, as reported on Tuesday, December 27...
Barra Airport wins top votes for most extreme airport approach

Barra Airport wins top votes for most extreme airport approach
Tuesday, December 27th, 2011 -
Named as the airport with the most extreme approach by PrivateFly, a booking network, in a global poll to determine the most scenic airport landings, Barra Airport (BRR) located in a shallow bay called Traigh Mhor at the north tip...
Organ transplant helicopter mission crashes in Florida killing three

Organ transplant helicopter mission crashes in Florida killing three
Tuesday, December 27th, 2011 -
Three people died, including a heart surgeon and medical technician from the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, FL, along with the pilot, in the crash of a 1976 Bell 206B JetRanger III helicopter, registration N95SK, in a heavily wooded pine forest...
Five killed in Socata private aircraft crash on NJ Interstate

Five killed in Socata private aircraft crash on NJ Interstate
Thursday, December 22nd, 2011 -
A single engine Socata TBM700 light aircraft, registration N731CA enroute from Teterboro Airport (TEB), New Jersey to DeKalb Peachtree Airport (PKD), Atlanta, Georgia has crashed into Interstate 287 near Harding, NJ on Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at 10:15 a...
No clues in Maine search for missing tot Ayla Reynolds

No clues in Maine search for missing tot Ayla Reynolds
Wednesday, December 21st, 2011 -
An intensive search by multiple law enforcement agencies for 20-month-old Ayla Bell Reynolds, who was reported missing from a bedroom at her father's home in Waterville, Maine on Saturday, December 17, 2011 at 8:00 a...
Piper PA-32 Cherokee crash near Waco kills five

Piper PA-32 Cherokee crash near Waco kills five
Tuesday, December 20th, 2011 -
Five people have died in the crash of a 1973 Piper PA-32-260 Cherokee, registration N3590T, which went down in stormy weather on Monday, December 19, 2011 at about 10:00 p.m. CST  10 miles West of...
Woman incinerated by killer in Brooklyn elevator

Woman incinerated by killer in Brooklyn elevator
Monday, December 19th, 2011 -
Doris Gillespie, a 73-year-old U.S. postal worker, was burned to death as she attempted to exit an elevator on the fifth floor of her apartment building at 203 Underhill Avenue in the Prospect Heights section Brooklyn, NY...
Florida teacher becomes porn star after being fired for bikini pictures

Florida teacher becomes porn star after being fired for bikini pictures
Sunday, December 18th, 2011 -
Tiffany Lea Shepherd of Okeechobee, Florida claims that she was fired from her 4-year classroom position as a biology and science teacher at Port St. Lucie High School because of her second job serving drinks on a charter fishing...
Death of drum major Robert Champion at Florida A&M ruled a homicide

Death of drum major Robert Champion at Florida A&M ruled a homicide
Saturday, December 17th, 2011 -
The District 9 Florida State Medical Examiner ruled on Thursday, December 15, 2011 that Florida A&M University (FAMU) Marching 100 band drum major Robert Champion was beaten to death during a hazing incident following the Florida Classic football...
Family seeks $56 million for Marine Corps jet crash in San Diego

Family seeks $56 million for Marine Corps jet crash in San Diego
Thursday, December 15th, 2011 -
Don Yoon, of South Korean heritage, whose wife and two small children along with their grandmother were killed in the fiery blaze that resulted when a McDonnell Douglas F/A-18D Hornet jet fighter flown by a U.S. Marine...
Four die in two chopper crashes at Northwest Army base

Four die in two chopper crashes at Northwest Army base
Wednesday, December 14th, 2011 -
Four U.S. Army airmen are dead from the crash of two Bell OH-58D Kiowa Warrior light observation helicopters in a training area on Monday, December 12, 2011 just after 8:00 p.m. PST near Tacoma, WA on...
Tebowing phenomenon extends far beyond the football field

Tebowing phenomenon extends far beyond the football field
Tuesday, December 13th, 2011 -
The phenomenon known as "Tebowing" attributed to Denver Broncos quarterback Timothy Richard "Tim" Tebow extends far beyond the football field, according to feature segments on such diverse television programs as Inside Edition and ABC News Nightline...
United jet forced to make emergency landing in Colorado

United jet forced to make emergency landing in Colorado
Monday, December 12th, 2011 -
A United Airlines Boeing 757-200 from Denver International Airport (DEN) to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), operating at Flight UA-321 on Sunday, December 11, 2011 was forced to make an emergency landing at Grand Junction Regional Airport (GJT...
Zynga and Greyhound may benefit from Alec Baldwin tiff with American Airlines

Zynga and Greyhound may benefit from Alec Baldwin tiff with American Airlines
Saturday, December 10th, 2011 -
The removal of actor Alec Baldwin from American Airlines Flight AA-4 from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) on Tuesday, December 6, 2011 for refusing to stop playing Words With Friends, a Scrabble...
Police confirm no connection between Virginia Tech shooter and victim

Police confirm no connection between Virginia Tech shooter and victim
Friday, December 9th, 2011 -
Deriek W. Crouse, a 39-year-old Virginia Tech police officer and father of five from Christiansburg, VA was shot and killed at close range while on duty at the University on Thursday, December 8, 2011 at 12:15 p...
Five killed in Las Vegas sunset helicopter crash

Five killed in Las Vegas sunset helicopter crash
Thursday, December 8th, 2011 -
Four passengers and the pilot of a Eurocopter AS 350B-2 Ecureuil helicopter died after their aircraft crashed into a mountainside between Lake Mead and Henderson, NV, 16 miles east of Las Vegas, on Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at 4...
Iranian capture of U.S. stealth drone causes strategic concerns

Iranian capture of U.S. stealth drone causes strategic concerns
Wednesday, December 7th, 2011 -
The capture of a Lockheed Martin RQ-170 Sentinel unmanned drone operated by the United States Air Force (USAF) by Iran on Monday, December 5, 2011 has brought mixed reactions from U.S. military officials and a wide range of...
New Lyingair bikini calendar competes with Ryanair

New Lyingair bikini calendar competes with Ryanair
Sunday, December 4th, 2011 -
An alleged start up carrier calling itself Lyingair, may never receive an airworthiness certificate from the FAA or any other government agency, but it nevertheless hopes to compete in the lucrative bikini and lingerie calendar market, according to Twitter posts...
California woman wears bikini to find lost dog

California woman wears bikini to find lost dog
Sunday, December 4th, 2011 -
Arlene Mossa Corona, a 20-year-old student at University of California, San Diego (UCSD) stood at a busy La Jolla intersection in chilly 50-degree temperatures dressed only in a bikini to alert others that Chispeta, her pet Chihuahua...
Elderly grandmother allegedly injured by TSA strip search at JFK Airport

Elderly grandmother allegedly injured by TSA strip search at JFK Airport
Saturday, December 3rd, 2011 -
Lenore Zimmerman, an 84-year-old grandmother from Long Beach, NY, intends to sue the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) over injuries she allegedly received as a result of a strip search by the agency at John F. Kennedy International Airport...
Gary Giordano proclaims on GMA that he did not murder Robyn Gardner

Gary Giordano proclaims on GMA that he did not murder Robyn Gardner
Friday, December 2nd, 2011 -
Gary Giordano, who was held as the prime suspect for almost 4 months by authorities on Aruba in the disappearance of his companion, Robyn Gardner, who vanished on the afternoon of August 2, 2011, proclaimed to a national TV audience...
Apple iPhone spews smoke on Australian airline flight

Apple iPhone spews smoke on Australian airline flight
Tuesday, November 29th, 2011 -
An Apple iPhone spontaneously began to heat up, glow red hot, and spew smoke aboard a Saab 340B Australian commuter plane operated as Flight ZL-319 by Regional Express Airlines, also called Rex, from Lismore Airport (LSY) in Northern New...
San Diego gay couple allege United Airlines agent in Denver was disrespectful

San Diego gay couple allege United Airlines agent in Denver was disrespectful
Tuesday, November 29th, 2011 -
Michael Harbron and Billy Canu, a gay couple from San Diego, CA claim that a United Airlines (UA) customer service manager at Denver International Airport (DEN) responded to them in a condescending and disrespectful, manner in an incident which allegedly...
Four die in Illinois Cirrus crash

Four die in Illinois Cirrus crash
Monday, November 28th, 2011 -
A father, his two daughters, and a family friend all died in the crash of a single engine Cirrus SR20 private aircraft, registration N223CD, on Saturday, November 26, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. CST, which violently went down nose...
Delta passenger arrested for allegedly watching child porn during flight

Delta passenger arrested for allegedly watching child porn during flight
Sunday, November 27th, 2011 -
Grant Smith, a passenger aboard a Delta Air Lines Boeing 757-200, operating as Flight DL-270 from Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) to Logan International Airport (BOS) in Boston, MA was arrested on Saturday, November 26, 2011 shortly...
Suspect in Robyn Gardner disappearance may soon be freed from jail

Suspect in Robyn Gardner disappearance may soon be freed from jail
Saturday, November 26th, 2011 -
On Friday morning, November 25, a judge in Aruba refused a request by prosecutors to extend the detention of Gary Giordano for an additional 30 days while investigators continue to search for Robyn Gardner, his companion who went missing on...
Six dead in fiery Arizona plane crash

Six dead in fiery Arizona plane crash
Friday, November 25th, 2011 -
According to rescue workers, six persons died instantly when their 1976 Aero Commander 690A, registration N690SM, crashed into the peak of Superstition Mountain, east of Phoenix, AZ, near Apache Junction, at about 6:31 p.m. MST on Wednesday, November...
Doctor Maurice Godwin says Rebecca Zahau was murdered

Doctor Maurice Godwin says Rebecca Zahau was murdered
Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011 -
Doctor Maurice Godwin, Ph.D., a former police officer, respected forensics expert, criminologist, and profiler has discovered shoe print impressions on a courtyard balcony of the beachfront mansion in Coronado, CA owned at the time by pharmaceutical CEO Jonah Shacknai...
Doctor handcuffed on London to San Diego flight after bizarre behavior

Doctor handcuffed on London to San Diego flight after bizarre behavior
Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011 -
Doctor Paul Andrew Frohna, M.D., Ph.D., a 48-year-old internal medicine physician and Chief Medical Officer at ProFibrix, Inc., a Dutch biotech company, was alleged by others aboard British Airways Flight BA-273 from London Heathrow Airport...
Teacher suspended for alleged porn site activities

Teacher suspended for alleged porn site activities
Monday, November 21st, 2011 -
Heidi Kaeslin, a 35-year-old special education teacher at Lincoln High School in Stockton, California has been placed on paid leave after charges that the woman had created and was featured in several alleged pornographic websites, according to reports...
Stranded Comtel Air passengers forced to buy jet fuel

Stranded Comtel Air passengers forced to buy jet fuel
Sunday, November 20th, 2011 -
The 180 passengers aboard a charter flight operated by Comtel Air from Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport (ATQ) in Amritar, India to Birmingham Airport (BHX), West Midlands, England were literally held for fuel ransom after their Boeing 757...
Pilot trapped in toilet causes flight scare

Pilot trapped in toilet causes flight scare
Saturday, November 19th, 2011 -
The pilot of a Delta Connection Embraer ERJ 145 regional jet, operating as flight DL-6132 by Chautauqua Airlines (RP) on Wednesday, November 16, 2011 from Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) in North Carolina to La Guardia Airport (LGA) was trapped...
Ryanair offers 2012 bikini and lingerie charity calendar

Ryanair offers 2012 bikini and lingerie charity calendar
Wednesday, November 16th, 2011 -
For four straight years each November, low fare Irish carrier Ryanair (FR) has offered travelers a way to donate to a worthy cause, while looking over a collection of nearly naked flight attendants displayed in the annual Ryanair Cabin Crew...
Doctor Phil airs raw Zahau family emotions and new forensic facts

Doctor Phil airs raw Zahau family emotions and new forensic facts
Tuesday, November 15th, 2011 -
For two days and over 90-minutes of content on November 14-15, 2011 the Doctor Phil Show presented a national audience with the raw emotional turmoil of a grieving family still mourning the death of 32-year-old Rebecca...
Eight dead in Mexican presidential helicopter crash

Eight dead in Mexican presidential helicopter crash
Sunday, November 13th, 2011 -
Eight persons are dead, including high ranking government officials, as a result of the crash near Santa Catarina Atoyzingo, Mexico of a 1984 Aérospatiale AS 332L1 Super Puma helicopter (XC-UHM) operated by the Mexican Air Force as a...
Facts surface despite wall of silence in Moremi Air Botswana Cessna crash

Facts surface despite wall of silence in Moremi Air Botswana Cessna crash
Saturday, November 12th, 2011 -
Almost one month after a 15-seat Moremi Air Services 1996 Cessna 208B Grand Caravan registration A2-AKD, serial number 208B-0582, went down about 1:55 p.m. Central Africa Time (CAT) on Friday, October 14, 2011 while on...
Nina Romano talks about the deaths of Rebecca Zahau and her nephew Max Shacknai

Nina Romano talks about the deaths of Rebecca Zahau and her nephew Max Shacknai
Wednesday, November 9th, 2011 -
For the first time since the naked, bound body of Rebecca Zahau was allegedly found hanging from a second floor balcony at the historic Spreckels mansion in Coronado, CA just two days after the 6-year-old child she was...
Some words about remembering Andy Rooney

Some words about remembering Andy Rooney
Monday, November 7th, 2011 -
Andrew Aitken Rooney, better known as "Andy", who came into millions of homes each Sunday night with an often quirky commentary ending the 60 Minutes news magazine broadcast on CBS Television died last Friday, November 4, 2011 at...
Engine issue forces Qantas Airbus A380 to divert to Dubai

Engine issue forces Qantas Airbus A380 to divert to Dubai
Sunday, November 6th, 2011 -
A Qantas Airways super jumbo Airbus A380-800, registration VH-OQC, named the "Paul McGinness", after an Australian flying ace of the First World War, operating as Flight QF-31 from Singapore Changi Airport (SIN) to London Heathrow...
Boeing 767 makes wheels up landing in Poland

Boeing 767 makes wheels up landing in Poland
Friday, November 4th, 2011 -
A LOT Polish Airlines jet, operating as Flight LO-016 from Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) to Warsaw Frederic Chopin Airport (WAW) was forced to make an emergency wheels up landing on Tuesday, November 1 at 2:35 p.m...
TV reenactment questions Rebecca Zahau suicide finding

TV reenactment questions Rebecca Zahau suicide finding
Friday, November 4th, 2011 -
Two months after the San Diego County Sheriff's Department announced that the violent death of Rebecca Zahau at the Coronado, CA home she shared with pharmaceutical executive Jonah Shacknai was officially being ruled a suicide, David Gotfredson, a...
Some outraged over high school lesbians chosen as homecoming king and queen

Some outraged over high school lesbians chosen as homecoming king and queen
Thursday, November 3rd, 2011 -
Students at Patrick Henry High School in San Diego, CA have chosen a lesbian couple, seniors Rebeca Arellano as their homecoming king, and her girlfriend, Haileigh Adams to share the honor as queen, as reported on Monday, October 31, 2011...
Three killed in Tijuana Aerostar plane crash

Three killed in Tijuana Aerostar plane crash
Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011 -
Three people have died after a U.S. registered 1976 Ted Smith Aerostar 601P twin-engine, turbocharged high performance light aircraft, tail number N76VK, crashed into an auto repair garage about 1,000 feet from General Abelardo L. Rodríguez...
Coronado mansion where Rebecca Zahau died sold to investors

Coronado mansion where Rebecca Zahau died sold to investors
Tuesday, November 1st, 2011 -
Jonah Shacknai, the CEO of Medicis Pharmaceutical Corporation, who bought the prestigious 27-room 1907 Spreckels Mansion located at 1043 Ocean Boulevard in Coronado, CA in 2007 for $12.7 million has sold the property where both his 6-year...
JetBlue strands passengers for 7 hours as freak snowstorm causes havoc

JetBlue strands passengers for 7 hours as freak snowstorm causes havoc
Monday, October 31th, 2011 -
A JetBlue Airways Airbus A320 operating as Flight B6-504 from Fort Lauderdale – Hollywood International Airport (FLL) to Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) left passengers stranded on the tarmac for over 7 hours on Saturday, October 29, 2011 after...
Airlines push sex while some travelers behave badly

Airlines push sex while some travelers behave badly
Saturday, October 29th, 2011 -
According to an article published in the Australian newspaper The Age on Saturday, October 29, 2011, airlines around the world are using marketing promotions which objectify their flight attendants as sexual decorations with the same attitudes that prevailed some fifty...
Cyril Wecht performs new Rebecca Zahau autopsy amidst Doctor Phil controversy

Cyril Wecht performs new Rebecca Zahau autopsy amidst Doctor Phil controversy
Friday, October 28th, 2011 -
A second autopsy was performed on the remains of Rebecca Zahau on Friday, October 28, 2011 in Pittsburgh, PA by forensic pathologist Doctor Cyril Wecht, according to reports published on this date by The Washington Post, ABC News, KGTV 10News...
Witness claims Robyn Gardner was buried alive in Aruba

Witness claims Robyn Gardner was buried alive in Aruba
Thursday, October 27th, 2011 -
Citing an article published in the National Enquirer, the British newspaper Daily Mail, as well as Fox News have reported on Wednesday, October 26, 2011 that Robyn Gardner, the American woman from Frederick, MD, who went missing on the Caribbean...
Dreamliner carries first paying passengers as Boeing stock soars

Dreamliner carries first paying passengers as Boeing stock soars
Wednesday, October 26th, 2011 -
On a flight that lasted just over 4 hours, but was more than 3 years behind schedule, a Boeing 787 Dreamliner operated by All Nippon Airways (NH), the launch carrier and the biggest customers for the new plane with a...
Antonov transport plane crash in Yemen kills 4

Antonov transport plane crash in Yemen kills 4
Tuesday, October 25th, 2011 -
An Antonov An-26 military transport operated by the Yemeni Air Force en route from San'a-Al Dalaimi Air Base (SAH) crashed while landing 155 miles to the southeast at Al-Anad Air Base in Lahej provence, Yemen...
TV host Doctor Phil funds new forensic analysis of Rebecca Zahau body

TV host Doctor Phil funds new forensic analysis of Rebecca Zahau body
Tuesday, October 25th, 2011 -
Television host Phillip Calvin McGraw, better known to his millions of viewers as "Dr. Phil" on a syndicated program produced by Harpo Studios, owned by Oprah Winfrey, allegedly has agreed to sponsor and fund the exhumation and forensic...
Hundreds die from earthquake in eastern Turkey

Hundreds die from earthquake in eastern Turkey
Monday, October 24th, 2011 -
A 7.2 earthquake on the Richter magnitude scale stuck eastern Turkey on Sunday, October 23, 2011 at 1:41 p.m. local time causing massive destruction to over 100 buildings, centered about 9 miles northeast of the city of...
Pakistan Airlines aborts crowded 747 flight

Pakistan Airlines aborts crowded 747 flight
Saturday, October 22nd, 2011 -
A Boeing 747-300 operated by Pakistan International Airlines as Flight PK-3539 and carrying 493 pilgrims and 15 crew members from Multan International Airport (MUX) serving Multan in the Punjab Province of Pakistan to King Abdulaziz International Airport (JED...
Exclusive new details on Moremi Air Cessna crash

Exclusive new details on Moremi Air Cessna crash
Wednesday, October 19th, 2011 -
A total of 8 persons are now confirmed dead in the crash of a 15-seat Moremi Air Services 1996 Cessna 208B Grand Caravan, registration A2-AKD, serial number 208B-0582, which went down about 1:55 p.m. local...
Boeing expects more 787 Dreamliner order cancellations

Boeing expects more 787 Dreamliner order cancellations
Tuesday, October 18th, 2011 -
The order cancellation of 24 Boeing 787 Dreamliner passenger aircraft, each priced at around $185 million, by China Eastern Airlines (MU) on Monday, October 17, 2011 may be an indication of similar future actions by other Asian carriers, according to...
Engine issue forces Qantas flight back to Bangkok

Engine issue forces Qantas flight back to Bangkok
Monday, October 17th, 2011 -
A Qantas Airways Boeing 747-438, registration VH-OJS, operating as Flight QF-002 from Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) in Bangkok, Thailand to Kingsford-Smith Airport (SYD) in Sydney, Australia on Sunday, October 16, 2011 was forced to abort its flight...
Seven die in Moremi Air Cessna 208B Grand Caravan crash

Seven die in Moremi Air Cessna 208B Grand Caravan crash
Sunday, October 16th, 2011 -
The crash of a Moremi Air Cessna 208B Grand Caravan on Friday, October 14, 2011 in the Okavango Delta region of Botswana, in Southern Africa, has left 7 persons dead and 4 others in critical but stable condition according to...
Seal Beach shootings leaves community grieving

Seal Beach shootings leaves community grieving
Sunday, October 16th, 2011 -
The shootings at the Salon Meritage in Seal Beach, CA on Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at about 1:21 p.m. PDT which killed 8 people, also shattered the lives of many others and impacted the sense of security enjoyed...
Papua New Guinea plane crash kills 28

Airlines can ban passengers on dress and moral issues
Friday, October 14th, 2011 -
A total of 28 persons were killed in the crash of a Bombardier Dash 8-100 aircraft, registration P2-MCJ, serial number 125, flown by Airlines PNG, operating as Flight CG-1600, on Thursday, October 13, 2011 at 5:42...
Airlines can ban passengers on dress and moral issues

Airlines can ban passengers on dress and moral issues
Wednesday, October 12th, 2011 -
The list of unacceptable dress and conduct for airline passengers is ever shifting and expanding according to an article published in The New York Times on Tuesday, October 11, 2011 by aviation journalist Christine Negroni, and has sparked a public...
Governor Brown signs California handgun open carry ban

Governor Brown signs California handgun open carry ban
Tuesday, October 11th, 2011 -
California Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill  AB 144 into law on Sunday, October 8, 2011 which bans the unloaded open carry (UOC) of handguns, according to reports published on Monday, October 10, 2011 by the San Francisco Chronicle...
Antonov biplane destroyed in Russian accident

Antonov biplane destroyed in Russian accident
Sunday, October 9th, 2011 -
A post World War II era Antonov An-2R biplane, registration RA-81514, used primarily for agricultural crop spraying was destroyed in an accident on Sunday, October 9, 2011 at 12:00 Noon local time near the village of Zasovkaya...
Police release second review of Rebecca Zahau cell phone records

Police release second review of Rebecca Zahau cell phone records
Saturday, October 8th, 2011 -
The San Diego County Sheriff's Department Homicide Task Force has completed a second and allegedly more detailed review on Wednesday, October 5, 2011 of a cell phone belonging to Rebecca Zahau, the 32-year-old woman whose nude...
Two killed in Northwest Territories crash of Cessna 208B Caravan

Two killed in Northwest Territories crash of Cessna 208B Caravan
Thursday, October 6th, 2011 -
Two persons were killed on Tuesday, October 4, 2011 at about 11:47 a.m. local time when a Cessna 208B Grand Caravan (C-GATV) operating as Flight 8T-200 by Air Tindi traveling from Yellowknife Airport (YZF) to Lutselk...
Amanda Knox home in Seattle after Italian prison release

Amanda Knox home in Seattle after Italian prison release
Tuesday, October 4th, 2011 -
Presiding Judge Claudio Pratillo Hellmann announced late on Monday, October 3, 2011 the verdict by an 8 member jury at the 15th century Court of Appeals building in Perugia, Italy.That decision overturned the December 4, 2009 murder conviction by...
Free Miramar Air Show draws huge crowds

Free Miramar Air Show draws huge crowds
Friday, September 30th, 2011 -
The 2011 Miramar Air Show opened on Friday, September 30, 2011 at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar (NKX) for a free, three-day event that runs from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. PDT daily through Sunday...
FBI makes arrest in plot to bomb Washington using model planes

FBI makes arrest in plot to bomb Washington using model planes
Thursday, September 29th, 2011 -
The FBI arrested Rezwan Ferdaus of Ashland, MA on Wednesday, September 28, 2011 and charged the 26-year-old United States citizen who holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from Northeastern University with multiple counts of attempting to...
Decision expected soon in appeals trial of Amanda Knox

Decision expected soon in appeals trial of Amanda Knox
Wednesday, September 28th, 2011 -
An underground, medieval courtroom in Perugia, Italy has been the setting for the appeals trial of 24-year-old Amanda Knox and her former boyfriend 27-year-old Raffaele Sollecito that began in December 2010 and has lasted for 9...
Beechcraft 1900D crash in Nepal kills 19

Beechcraft 1900D crash in Nepal kills 19
Tuesday, September 27th, 2011 -
A 1997 Beechcraft 1900D, registration 9N-AEK, operated by Buddha Air (U4) and carrying 16 passengers, including 2 Americans and a crew of 3 crashed on Sunday, September 25, 2011 at 7:51 a.m. NPT in heavy rain and...
Details emerge on violent past of woman charged with killing Michelle Le

Details emerge on violent past of woman charged with killing Michelle Le
Monday, September 26th, 2011 -
According to court records, Giselle Diwag Esteban, the 27-year-old woman from Union City, CA charged with the murder of nursing student Michelle Hoang Thi Le had a violent past that included a toxic relationship with Scott Marasigan, who...
California AG rejects Shacknai request to review suicide findings

California AG rejects Shacknai request to review suicide findings
Sunday, September 25th, 2011 -
In a swift response to a request made by 54-year-old Jonah Shacknai, the founder and CEO of Scottsdale, Arizona based Medicis Pharmaceuticals, asking California Attorney General (AG) Kamala Harris on Monday, September 19, 2011 to review the findings...
Pan Am TV series reveals Cold War secrets

Pan Am TV series reveals Cold War secrets
Saturday, September 24th, 2011 -
Depicting a romanticized bygone era when flying was actually fun, carriers pampered their passengers, and becoming a stewardess was a way in which women with the "girl next door" persona got to see the world, and in the...
NTSB issues first findings in Reno Air Races crash

NTSB issues first findings in Reno Air Races crash
Friday, September 23rd, 2011 -
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released a 3-page preliminary report, WPR11MA454, on Friday, September 23, 2011 at 11:18 a.m. EDT, with a narrative description of the events of Friday, September 16 at 4:26 p.m...
Zahau family lawyer asks California AG for a full independent investigation

Zahau family lawyer asks California AG for a full independent investigation
Thursday, September 22nd, 2011 -
Responding to a letter sent on Tuesday, September 20, 2011 by Jonah Shacknai to Kamala Harris, the California Attorney General (AG) asking for a review of findings made on September 2, 2011 by the San Diego County Sheriff's...
Aruba Police try to re-create final hours in life of Robyn Gardner

Aruba Police try to re-create final hours in life of Robyn Gardner
Thursday, September 22th, 2011 -
Police in Aruba, with the help of look alike actors on Monday, September 19, 2011, staged a re-creation of the last two hours of Robyn Gardner's life, before the 35-year-old woman from Frederick, MD went...
Jonah Shacknai asks California AG to reopen Rebecca Zahau investigation

Jonah Shacknai asks California AG to reopen Rebecca Zahau investigation
Tuesday, September 20th, 2011 -
Jonah Shacknai has asked California Attorney General Kamala Harris to reopen the investigation into the suspicious death of 32-year-old Rebecca Zahau, his former live in companion, according to reports published on Tuesday, September 20, 2011 by ABC News...
Decomposed body positively identified as Michelle Le

Decomposed body positively identified as Michelle Le
Tuesday, September 20th, 2011 -
The badly decomposed body discovered by searchers on Saturday, September 17, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. PDT in an area of underbrush near Pleasanton Sunol Road and Verona Road in the Alameda County backcountry of Sunol Canyon in Northern...
Rebecca Zahau cell phone log shows calls during her last hours

Rebecca Zahau cell phone log shows calls during her last hours
Monday, September 19th, 2011 -
According to an AT&T cell phone log obtained by KFMB News8 San Diego, the CBS network affiliate, Rebecca Zahau made or received at least 15 calls or text messages from 4:50 p.m. PDT on Tuesday, July...
Fatal crash of T-28 aircraft halts West Virginia air show

Fatal crash of T-28 aircraft halts West Virginia air show
Sunday, September 18th, 2011 -
A North American T-28C Trojan single engine aircraft (N688GR), part of the Trojan Horsemen Warbird Formation Acrobatic Team, flown by John W. Mangan, who was also known as "Jack Flash", of Concord, NC crashed on Saturday, September...
Searchers may have found decomposed body of Michelle Le

Searchers may have found decomposed body of Michelle Le
Saturday, September 17th, 2011 -
Volunteers organized by the family of Michelle Le, conducting a search in a very remote area of Alameda County, in Northern California, have discovered the remains of a badly decomposed body on Saturday, September 17, 2011 at 10:30 a...
Reno air show crash of P-51 Mustang kills 9 and causes massive injuries

Reno air show crash of P-51 Mustang kills 9 and causes massive injuries
Saturday, September 17th, 2011 -
The crash of a World War II era vintage North American P-51D Mustang (N79111), called the "Galloping Ghost", flown by Jimmy Leeward of Ocala, Florida on Friday, September 16, 2011 at 4:30 p.m. PDT during...
Bloomington bar cited by police for drinking violations in Lauren Spierer case

Bloomington bar cited by police for drinking violations in Lauren Spierer case
Friday, September 16th, 2011 -
Kilroy's Sports Bar in Bloomington, IN was one of the last public places that 20-year-old Indiana University fashion design and marketing student Lauren Spierer visited in the early hours of Friday, June 3, 2011 before vanishing...
Study shows watching SpongeBob SquarePants may harm development of tots

Study shows watching SpongeBob SquarePants may harm development of tots
Thursday, September 15th, 2011 -
The hugely popular children's animated television program SpongeBob SquarePants is being blamed as harmful to a 4-year-old's learning process, attention, ability to reason, intelligence, and eventual child development following a study  called "...
Robbery suspect in Gumby outfit surrenders

Robbery suspect in Gumby outfit surrenders
Thursday, September 15th, 2011 -
Jacob Kiss, a 19-year-old man who allegedly tried to rob a 7-Eleven convenience store, located at 9701 Carmel Mountain Road in Rancho Penasquitos, a northeastern San Diego, CA neighborhood, shortly after midnight on Tuesday, September 5, ...
TSA will soon end child airport pat downs

TSA will soon end child airport pat downs
Wednesday, September 14th, 2011 -
Janet Napolitano, the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), announced at a United States Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs hearing on Tuesday, September 13, 2011 that agents of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will no...
Jonah Shacknai doubted Rebecca Zahau committed suicide

Jonah Shacknai doubted Rebecca Zahau committed suicide
Tuesday, September 13th, 2011 -
According to a report by Radar Online, and KGTV 10News San Diego, both published on Monday, September 12, 2011, Jonah Shacknai told a friend of Rebecca Zahau at the funeral of his former 32-year-old girlfriend near Saint Joseph...
FBI detains couple in alleged toilet tryst on Frontier Airlines flight

FBI detains couple in alleged toilet tryst on Frontier Airlines flight
Monday, September 12th, 2011 -
The FBI detained a couple who were allegedly having a romantic encounter in the forward toilet of a Frontier Airlines jet, operating as Flight F9-623 from Denver International Airport (DEN) to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW) on Sunday...
Gary Giordano raised suspicions claiming death benefits for Robyn Gardner

Gary Giordano raised suspicions claiming death benefits for Robyn Gardner
Sunday, September 11th, 2011 -
Gary V. Giordano, the 50-year-old businessman from Gaithersburg, Maryland currently under detention on the Caribbean island of Aruba, while authorities investigate the mysterious disappearance of his traveling companion Robyn Gardner, who went missing on the afternoon of Friday...
Michelle Le murder suspect given more time to enter a plea

Michelle Le murder suspect given more time to enter a plea
Saturday, September 10th, 2011 -
Giselle Diwag Esteban, the 27-year-old woman charged by the Alameda County District Attorney's Office with the murder of Michelle Hoang Thi Le, missing since May 27, 2011, was arraigned a Hayward, CA, courtroom on, Friday, September...
Southern California power blackout impacts air travel

Southern California power blackout impacts air travel
Friday, September 9th, 2011 -
A massive electrical blackout which struck San Diego County on Thursday, September 8, 2011 at 3:38 p.m. PDT and extended north into parts of Riverside and Orange Counties, eastward into El Centro, Imperial County, and areas of Arizona...
43 die in Russian hockey team plane crash

43 die in Russian hockey team plane crash
Thursday, September 8th, 2011 -
A 1993 Yakovlev Yak-42D carrying 37 passengers and a crew of 8, operated by Yak Service (AKY), registration RA-42434, serial number 4520424305017, carrying the entire main roster of the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl ice hockey team  of the Kontinental...
A personal journal remembering September 11

A personal journal remembering September 11
Wednesday, September 7th, 2011 -
A decade has passed since almost 3,000 lives were destroyed on a flawlessly clear day of September 11, 2001, yet for most of us, those iconic scenes are etched in memory like frozen timeless images we can never forget...
One dead after two dating pilots collide over Alaska

One dead after two dating pilots collide over Alaska
Wednesday, September 7th, 2011 -
The NTSB is investigating a bizarre mid-air collision 6.3 milers north of the village of Nightmute, and southwest of Bethel, Alaska on Friday, September 2, 2011 at 1:35 p.m. AKDT between two pilots who knew each...
Medical Examiner releases new facts about Rebecca Zahau suicide finding

Medical Examiner releases new facts about Rebecca Zahau suicide finding
Wednesday, September 7th, 2011 -
In a surprise and unusual move to explain conflicting information highlighted by various news outlets, including our own Examiner reports, over findings by the San Diego County's Sheriff's Department (SDSO) holding the death of Rebecca Zahau...
Cessna crash kills two causing massive California wildfire

Cessna crash kills two causing massive California wildfire
Monday, September 5th, 2011 -
A massive wildfire erupted on Sunday, September 4, 2011 at 11:30 a.m. PDT, resulting from the crash of a Cessna 210 Centurion single engine aircraft which went down in Blackburn Canyon, in the mountains near Tehachapi, CA located...
Startling evidence in Rebecca Zahau case not consistent with suicide

Startling evidence in Rebecca Zahau case not consistent with suicide
Monday, September 5th, 2011 -
Adding fuel to the controversy and sharp criticism by the family of Rebecca Zahau, their attorney Anne Bremner, prominent forensic pathologist Cyril Wecht, some in the media, and the public at large, were the facts disclosed in the official autopsy...
Chile mourns 21 killed in CASA C-212 Aviocar plane crash

Chile mourns 21 killed in CASA C-212 Aviocar plane crash
Sunday, September 4th, 2011 -
The government of Chile has declared two days of official mourning following the crash of a Spanish built EADS CASA C-212 Aviocar 300DF, which went down on approach to Isla Robinson Crusoe Airport (ZOS), located on one of the...
Interview with Anne Bremner - Zahau family attorney debunks suicide findings

Interview with Anne Bremner - Zahau family attorney debunks suicide findings
Saturday, September 3rd, 2011 -
In order to better understand the legal merits of the evidence and conclusions presented by San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore, the Homicide Detail, and the County Medical Examiner (ME), who announced their finding on Friday, September 2, 2011 that...
Detailed report on suicide findings in death of Rebecca Zahau

Detailed report on suicide findings in death of Rebecca Zahau
Saturday, September 3rd, 2011 -
San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore, along with members of his team investigating the fall of 6-year-old Maxfield Shacknai, which eventually caused his death, and the demise of 32-year-old Rebecca Zahau, after her nude body was...
Family rejects suicide finding in Coronado death of Rebecca Zahau

Family rejects suicide finding in Coronado death of Rebecca Zahau
Friday, September 2nd, 2011 -
Mary Zahau-Loehner, the sister of Rebecca Zahau, the 32-year-old mistress of 54-year-old pharma CEO, Jonah Shacknai, whose naked body was found bound and hanging from an inside balcony of the Spreckels Mansion at 1043 Ocean...
Judge in Aruba extends custody hold on Robyn Gardner suspect

Judge in Aruba extends custody hold on Robyn Gardner suspect
Thursday, September 1st, 2011 -
A judge on the Caribbean island of Aruba, one of the four constituent countries that form the Kingdom of the Netherlands, has continued the detention of Gary V. Giordano, the prime suspect in the suspicious disappearance of 35-year-old...
Exclusive interview with 75 year old pilot of Cessna 170 Idaho crash

Exclusive interview with 75 year old pilot of Cessna 170 Idaho crash
Wednesday, August 31st, 2011 -
John Bokk, a 75-year-old man from Winthrop, WA, a seasoned private pilot who has been flying since 1964, is grateful to be alive after his burning Cessna 170 engulfed him in flames, and crashed into trees on Sunday...
Two NATO jets collide in Baltic training flight

Two NATO jets collide in Baltic training flight
Tuesday, August 30th, 2011 -
Two Lithuanian Air Force (LAF) pilots ejected from their Aero L-39C Albatros jet trainer aircraft after a midair collision with a NATO Dassault Mirage 2000C jet fighter in a training exercise over northern Lithuania on Tuesday, August 30, 2011...
Pilot suspended for refusing to yield in Shanghai Mayday emergency

Pilot suspended for refusing to yield in Shanghai Mayday emergency
Tuesday, August 30th, 2011 -
The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) announced on Tuesday, August 30, 2011 that it had suspended all flying privileges within China for the Korean pilot of a Juneyao Airlines (HO) Airbus A320-200, operating as Flight HO-1168, arriving...
Suspicious facts mount in Aruba case of missing Robyn Gardner

Suspicious facts mount in Aruba case of missing Robyn Gardner
Monday, August 29th, 2011 -
There is mounting evidence of foul play rather than accidental drowning in the disappearance of 35-year-old Robyn Gardner who went missing on Friday, August 2, 2011 on the Caribbean Lesser Antilles island of Aruba, and was allegedly last...
Ceremony held for Michelle Le, now missing for 3 months

Ceremony held for Michelle Le, now missing for 3 months
Sunday, August 28th, 2011 -
The release of about 100 teal balloons carrying personal messages, at Mt. Eden Park at 2451 West Tennyson in Hayward, CA on Saturday, August 27, 2011 marked the three month anniversary since 26-year-old San Mateo, CA nursing student...
Hurricane Irene grounds east coast flights

Hurricane Irene grounds east coast flights
Saturday, August 27th, 2011 -
Airlines have canceled more than 8,000 flights up and down the East Coast of the United States throughout the path of Hurricane Irene, downgraded to a Category One storm, the first hurricane of the 2011 season which made landfall...
Over 50 burned alive in Monterrey Mexico drug cartel casino attack

Over 50 burned alive in Monterrey Mexico drug cartel casino attack
Friday, August 26th, 2011 -
Over 50 people are dead from a fire at the Casino Royale at San Jerónimo, No. 205, Colonia San Jeronimo, in Monterrey, Mexico, after at least six or more gunmen burst into the building on Thursday afternoon, August 25...
Three die in separate air show accidents

Three die in separate air show accidents
Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011 -
Three separate air show accidents over the weekend of August 20-21, 2011 witnessed by large crowds in Missouri, Michigan, and Bournemouth, Dorset, in South West England have shocked spectators, and claimed the lives of 2 pilots and an experienced...
Twelve die in First Air Boeing 737 Canadian Arctic crash

Twelve die in First Air Boeing 737 Canadian Arctic crash
Sunday, August 21st, 2011 -
Twelve persons of the 11 passengers and 4 crew on board a Boeing 737-210C operating as First Air charter flight 7F-6560, registration C-GNWN, ship 414, serial number 21067, were killed on Saturday, August 20, 2011 at about...
Police still reviewing hanging death of naked Coronado woman

Police still reviewing hanging death of naked Coronado woman
Saturday, August 20th, 2011 -
The cause of the violent July 13, 2011 death of Rebecca Zahau, in the Coronado, CA estate known as the Spreckels Mansion owned by wealthy Medicis Pharmaceutical founder Jonah Shacknai is still under investigation by police and has not been...
Third Phoenix summer dust storm delays Arizona flights

Third Phoenix summer dust storm delays Arizona flights
Friday, August 19th, 2011 -
A thousand foot high wall of dust, known as a haboob, played havoc on air traffic and ground transportation in Phoenix, Arizona on Thursday evening August 18, 2011 for the third time in the past six weeks as reported on...
Police solicit leads in Celina Cass case

Police solicit leads in Celina Cass case
Thursday, August 18th, 2011 -
Authorities investigating the suspicious death of Celina Cass, an 11-year-old child who went missing from her West Stewartstown, NH home on July 26, 2011 and was discovered by New Hampshire Fish and Game Department divers a week later...
Indiana landfill search for Lauren Spierer now under way

Indiana landfill search for Lauren Spierer now under way
Tuesday, August 16th, 2011 -
A search is now under way by the Bloomington Police Department, who are looking for evidence at the Sycamore Ridge Landfill related to the disappearance of Lauren Spierer, the 20-year-old junior fashion marketing student at Indiana University Bloomington...
Olympic ski team drops Robert Vietze for peeing on girl during JetBlue flight

Olympic ski team drops Robert Vietze for peeing on girl during JetBlue flight
Saturday, August 13th, 2011 -
Robert Sandy Vietze, an 18-year-old who is a member of the U.S. Ski Team's development squad was expelled from the team after an incident on an overnight JetBlue Airways Flight B6-166 from Portland International...
Robyn Gardner is latest American woman to go missing in Aruba

Robyn Gardner is latest American woman to go missing in Aruba
Friday, August 12th, 2011 -
Robyn L. Colson Gardner, from Frederick, MD, who was vacationing on the Caribbean island of Aruba with Gary Vincent Giordano, a 50-years-old man she met on the Internet dating site Match.com and had been seeing for about...
Dougherty gang of bank robbing stripper and brothers captured in Colorado

Dougherty gang of bank robbing stripper and brothers captured in Colorado
Wednesday, August 10th, 2011 -
The FBI has launched a nationwide manhunt for a Cocoa Beach, Florida stripper who worked at Cheaters Gentlemen's Club, Lee Grace Dougherty, age 29, and her two brothers, Ryan Dougherty, 21, and half-brother Dylan Dougherty Stanley, 26...
Taliban empowered by Chinook helicopter shot down in Afghanistan + SEAL tribute

Taliban empowered by Chinook helicopter shot down in Afghanistan + SEAL tribute
Monday, August 8th, 2011 -
The attack on a Boeing CH-47 Chinook helicopter taking part in a NATO coalition forces night raid operation on Saturday, August 6, 2011 in the Tangi Valley southwest of Kabul, part of Wardak Province in Afghanistan has given a...
Disturbing new facts emerge in Celina Cass suspicious death

Disturbing new facts emerge in Celina Cass suspicious death
Sunday, August 7th, 2011 -
New information is emerging about past arrests and convictions of family members and others in the disappearance and death of 11-year-old Celina Cass, who went missing from her West Stewartstown, NH home, on Monday, July 25 as reported...
First Boeing 787 Dreamliner ready for delivery to All Nippon Airways

First Boeing 787 Dreamliner ready for delivery to All Nippon Airways
Sunday, August 7th, 2011 -
The first Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner, registration JA801A, painted in special All Nippon Airways (NH) blue and white livery, was shown on Saturday, August 6, 2011 at Boeing Commercial Airplanes (BCA) Everett, Washington plant for inspection by the launch carrier...
CH-47D Chinook helicopter crash kills 31 American military in Afghanistan

CH-47D Chinook helicopter crash kills 31 American military in Afghanistan
Saturday, August 6th, 2011 -
A Boeing CH-47D Chinook twin-engine, tandem rotor heavy-lift helicopter taking part in a NATO night raid operation on Saturday, August 6, 2011 was shot down, probably using a shoulder-fired rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) by Taliban insurgency...
Police to search Indiana landfill for Lauren Spierer

Police to search Indiana landfill for Lauren Spierer
Friday, August 5th, 2011 -
The FBI and the Bloomington Indiana Police Department have been in discussions with Republic Services, Inc., the operator of the Sycamore Ridge Landfill, located at 5621 East Cottom Drive, in Pimento, IN in preparation to conduct a search of the...
Polygamist Warren Jeffs found guilty of sex with a 12 year old girl

Congress at odds with FAA over labor issues
Thursday, August 4th, 2011 -
A jury found Fundamentalist Latter Day Saints (FLDS) church leader Warren Jeffs guilty on two counts of child sexual abuse after a 9 day trial at the Tom Green County Courthouse in San Angelo, TX on Thursday, August 4, 2011...
Congress at odds with FAA over labor issues

Congress at odds with FAA over labor issues
Thursday, August 4th, 2011 -
By going on summer recess for the next five weeks, until September 5, the United States Congress in its battle with the FAA over $24 million dollars in funding for subsidized airline service to low traffic rural airports stands to...
Missing registered sex offender may be linked to Holly Bobo abduction

Missing registered sex offender may be linked to Holly Bobo abduction
Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011 -
The Perry County Sheriff's Department is trying to locate a registered sex offender named Victor George Wall in connection with the disappearance of Holly Bobo, a 20-year-old nursing student, who was last seen leaving her Parsons...
Mother fights Nashville airport arrest for refusing TSA pat down

Mother fights Nashville airport arrest for refusing TSA pat down
Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011 -
Andrea Fornella Abbott, the mother of a teenage daughter who was arrested for disorderly conduct last month at Nashville International Airport for vigorously protesting what she alleged to be an intrusive pat down search by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA...
FBI targets new suspect as airline hijacker D. B. Cooper

FBI targets new suspect as airline hijacker D. B. Cooper
Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011 -
FBI Special Agent Fred Gutt revealed on Monday, August 1, 2011 that his agency has a new and credible lead into the identity of the man known as D. B. Cooper, who hijacked a Northwest Airlines Boeing 727-100, registration...
Body of Celina Cass found in river

Body of Celina Cass found in river
Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011 -
The search for Celina Cass who had been missing since Monday, July 25, ended yesterday, Monday, August 1, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. EDT when her body was discovered by divers on the bottom of the Connecticut River close...
Arrest pending in Michelle Le disappearance

Arrest pending in Michelle Le disappearance
Monday, August 1st, 2011 -
Just over two months since 26-year-old nursing student Michelle Hoang Thi Le went missing from a Kaiser Permanente medical facility in Hayward, CA on Friday, May 27, 2011 at about 7:00 p.m. PDT, the Hayward Police...
Harley bikers ride in support of Lauren Spierer

Harley bikers ride in support of Lauren Spierer
Sunday, July 31th, 2011 -
A thundering group of Harley-Davidson motorcycle riders took part in a 45 mile ride on Saturday, July 30, 2011 through the rolling green hills of Indiana to distribute missing persons flyers and raise awareness aimed at prompting information about...
FBI puts up 25K reward for missing Celina Cass

FBI puts up 25K reward for missing Celina Cass
Sunday, July 31th, 2011 -
The FBI announced on Saturday, July 30, 2011 that it is offering a $25,000 reward for information about the whereabouts of 11-year-old Celina Cass, who was last seen on Monday, July 25, at about 9:00 EDT...
Passengers survive Caribbean Airlines runway overrun in Guyana

Passengers survive Caribbean Airlines runway overrun in Guyana
Saturday, July 30th, 2011 -
A Caribbean Airlines Boeing 737-800 operating as Flight BW-523, registration 9Y-PBM, overshot the runway by 328 feet at Cheddi Jagan International Airport (GEO), outside of Georgetown, Guyana, and broke apart just behind the first class section of...
San Diego man charged with stealing 200K in ATM identity theft scheme

San Diego man charged with stealing 200K in ATM identity theft scheme
Saturday, July 30th, 2011 -
A 49-year-old San Diego County resident, Daniel Axinte, was arraigned in San Diego Superior Court on Wednesday, July 27, 2011 on 45 charges of identity theft and felony burglary using scanning equipment and customer surveillance video cameras at...
Galley fire on Thomson Airways jet causes panic

Galley fire on Thomson Airways jet causes panic
Friday, July 29th, 2011 -
A Thomson Airways Boeing 737-800 operating as Flight BY-2508 from Pula Airport (PUY) in western Croatia to Gatwick Airport (LGW) outside London, encountered a galley microwave fire after reaching 3,000 feet altitude, shortly after takeoff on Tuesday...
Loss of cabin pressure forces Ryanair flight to divert

Loss of cabin pressure forces Ryanair flight to divert
Thursday, July 28th, 2011 -
A Boeing 737-800 operated by Ryanair as Flight FR-9336 experienced a loss of pressurization late on Monday evening, July 25, 2011 while traveling at 34,000 feet on a route from Bristol Airport (BRS) in South West England...
British jet catches fire on Spanish holiday flight

British jet catches fire on Spanish holiday flight
Thursday, July 28th, 2011 -
A Boeing 737-800 operated by British low cost airline Jet2.com as Flight LS-170 encountered a fire coming from its right engine shortly after taking off from Ibiza Airport (IBZ) in the Spanish Balearic Islands on a trip...
Jeopardy TV host Alex Trebek injured running after a burglar

Jeopardy TV host Alex Trebek injured running after a burglar
Thursday, July 28th, 2011 -
Alex Trebek, the Canadian born television personality who has hosted the syndicated game show "Jeopardy!" since 1984, was injured on Wednesday, July 27, 2011 at about 2:30 a.m. PDT in the hallway of the San Francisco...
American Airlines clashes with FAA over facts of DFW emergency landing

American Airlines clashes with FAA over facts of DFW emergency landing
Wednesday, July 27th, 2011 -
An American Airlines Boeing 777-200ER, registration N780AN, operating as Flight AA-963 from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) to São Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport (GRU) in São Paulo, Brazil, was forced to dump fuel shortly after...
Accounts emerge of how teens survived mauling by grizzly bear

Accounts emerge of how teens survived mauling by grizzly bear
Wednesday, July 27th, 2011 -
Seven teenagers who were attacked by a female grizzly bear last Saturday night while on a wilderness training course near Talkeetna, Alaska, are starting to tell the harrowing details of their experiences, as reported by the Associated Press, Alaska Dispatch...
Search ends for California man who vanished on Alaskan cruise

Search ends for California man who vanished on Alaskan cruise
Tuesday, July 26th, 2011 -
The search for Blake Kempley, a 20-year-old Fallbrook, CA man who went missing from the Holland America Line cruise ship MS Oosterdam on Friday, July 22, 2011 has officially been called off by the U.S. Coast Guard...
Southwest Airlines plane makes emergency landing in Greensboro

Motive of Norwegian terrorist was ethnic purity
Tuesday, July 26th, 2011 -
A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-3H4, registration N325SW, operating as Flight WN-999 from Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport (BHM) in Birmingham, Alabama to Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) was forced to divert to Piedmont Triad International Airport (GSO...
Motive of Norwegian terrorist was ethnic purity

Motive of Norwegian terrorist was ethnic purity
Monday, July 25th, 2011 -
While freely admitting to setting off explosives near government buildings and shooting those attending a Workers' Youth League (AUF) political youth camp outside of Oslo, Norway on Utøya Island, 32-year-old Anders Behring Breivik pleaded "Not...
Two perish in Cirrus SR22 aircraft Florida crash

Two perish in Cirrus SR22 aircraft Florida crash
Monday, July 25th, 2011 -
A pilot and one passenger have died from injuries they suffered when their Cirrus SR22 single engine aircraft, registration N122HB, serial number 0517, crashed on Saturday, July 23, 2011 at 12:30 p.m. EDT in a grassy area of...
Video disputes claim Lauren Spierer helped a friend home

Video disputes claim Lauren Spierer helped a friend home
Sunday, July 24th, 2011 -
Fifty days have passed since 20-year-old Indiana University student Lauren Spierer went missing on Friday, June 3, 2011 at 4:15 a.m. CDT. An unnamed witness has come forward stating that a security camera video showing Ms...
Amy Winehouse discovered dead at age 27

Amy Winehouse discovered dead at age 27
Saturday, July 23rd, 2011 -
The lifeless body of 27-year-old British rhythm and blues (R&B), soul, and jazz diva Amy Jade Winehouse was found in her North London home on Saturday, July 23, 2011 at 3:54 p.m. local time...
Death toll mounts from terrorist attacks in Norway

Death toll mounts from terrorist attacks in Norway
Saturday, July 23rd, 2011 -
The death toll from a two pronged terrorist attack on Friday, July 22, 2011 which began about 3:26 p.m. local time in Oslo, Norway and soon afterward at a nearby Utøya Island youth camp is fast approaching...
Last Space Shuttle lands as private companies compete to replace it

Last Space Shuttle lands as private companies compete to replace it
Friday, July 22nd, 2011 -
Space Shuttle Atlantis (OV-104), the last U.S. Space Shuttle, on mission STS-135, made a pre-dawn touch down on runway 15 at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) Shuttle Landing Facility (TTS) on Thursday, July 21, 2011 in...
Fake Apple stores in China are new twist on brand piracy

Fake Apple stores in China are new twist on brand piracy
Thursday, July 21st, 2011 -
Visitors to Kunming, a city of almost 6 million people in southern Yunnan province, People's Republic of China, were recently surprised to discover three Apple Stores that turned out were not authorized retailers listed on Apple's...
American Airlines announces record aircraft order

American Airlines announces record aircraft order
Thursday, July 21st, 2011 -
AMR Corporation, the parent company of American Airlines (AA) announced on Monday, July 20, 2011 the largest order in aviation history of new aircraft, amounting to $35 billion dollars to purchase 460 narrow-body jets between 2013 and 2022 from...
San Diego woman with large knife is latest TSA lapse

San Diego woman with large knife is latest TSA lapse
Wednesday, July 20th, 2011 -
Jennifer Morgan from San Diego, CA was able to accidentally carry a switch blade knife with a four inch folding blade in a zippered purse compartment through a TSA security inspection at San Diego International Airport (SAN) with being detected...
Second massive dust storm disrupts flights in Phoenix

Second massive dust storm disrupts flights in Phoenix
Tuesday, July 19th, 2011 -
A dust storm, also known as a haboob, combined with a low pressure area, high temperatures, monsoon rains, and wind gusts to 40 mph blanketed the Phoenix, AZ region on Monday, July 18, 2011 at about 5:30 p.m...
Private plane may have taken Casey Anthony to secret location

Private plane may have taken Casey Anthony to secret location
Tuesday, July 19th, 2011 -
A private Pilatus PC-12/47 turboprop aircraft, registration N950KA, owned by 48-year-old Todd Edward Macaluso, a San Diego based attorney, lifted off from Orlando Executive Airport (ORL) in Orlando, FL early on Sunday morning, July 17, 2011...
Son of millionaire is second to die in Coronado mansion

Son of millionaire is second to die in Coronado mansion
Monday, July 18th, 2011 -
Jonah Shacknai, founder and CEO of Scottsdale, AZ based Medicis Pharmaceutical, and his ex-wife, child psychologist Doctor Dina Marie Shacknai confirmed in an email message on Sunday, July 17, 2011 that their 6-year-old son Max, affectionately called...
New details emerge as investigators probe UK air show crash

New details emerge as investigators probe UK air show crash
Sunday, July 17th, 2011 -
Investigators from the Air Accident Investigation Branch (AAIB) of the British Department for Transport (DfT) have begun an inquiry into the midair crash last Sunday, July 10, 2011 just after 5:00 p.m. local time of two vintage U...
Coronado police probe mysterious death of nude woman

Coronado police probe mysterious death of nude woman
Saturday, July 16th, 2011 -
Police in Coronado, CA are trying to determine if the suspicious death of Rebecca Nalepa should be treated as a suicide or a murder, as seen in the attached slide show and video clip which accompany this report. The 32...
Two Delta flights collide at Boston Logan Airport

Two Delta flights collide at Boston Logan Airport
Friday, July 15th, 2011 -
The winglet of a Delta Air Lines Boeing 767 operating as Flight DL-266 clipped the vertical tail and horizontal stabilizer of an Atlantic Southeast Airlines (EV) Bombardier CRJ 900 commuter plane operating as Delta Connection Flight DL-4904 (EV...
Suspicious odor forces American Airlines runway evacuation

Suspicious odor forces American Airlines runway evacuation
Friday, July 15th, 2011 -
An American Airlines McDonnell Douglas MD-80, operating as Flight AA-1116, from San Diego International Airport (SAN) to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) decided to discharge its 140 passengers and 5 crew members directly on the west runway...
F-22 jet faces oxygen issues and budget cuts

F-22 jet faces oxygen issues and budget cuts
Thursday, July 14th, 2011 -
The current U.S. fiscal crisis, combined with technical problem related to an onboard oxygen generating system (OBOGS), which grounded the Air Force's cutting edge Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor stealth fighter for over two months, since May...
E-smoker arrested for throwing peanuts on Southwest Airlines flight

E-smoker arrested for throwing peanuts on Southwest Airlines flight
Wednesday, July 13th, 2011 -
A Sandy, Utah man aboard Southwest Airlines Flight WN-188 from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) on Monday evening, July 11, 2011 at about 7:00 p.m. PDT became abusive after a...
Michelle Le reward jumps to 100K

Michelle Le reward jumps to 100K
Wednesday, July 13th, 2011 -
Forty-five days after 26-year-old nursing student Michelle Hoang Thi Le disappeared from a medical center in Hayward, CA on Friday, May 27, 2011 at about 7:00 p.m. PDT, the missing woman's family announced...
Russian plane crash kills 6 in Siberia

Russian plane crash kills 6 in Siberia
Tuesday, July 12th, 2011 -
A Russian built Antonov An-24 twin engine turboprop aircraft, registration RA-47302, built in 1975 and operated by Angara Airlines (IK), made an emergency water ditching crash landing on Monday, July 11, 2011 at about 9:00 a.m...
Survey picks top 5 sexiest cabin crews

Survey picks top 5 sexiest cabin crews
Monday, July 11th, 2011 -
In a highly subjective, politically incorrect, and what some might even consider controversial survey of 1000 predominately British citizens by the Business Travel and Meetings Show (BTMS), held at Earls Court, London during February each year, which ranked the top...
Jaycee Dugard tells gripping tale of survival

Jaycee Dugard tells gripping tale of survival
Monday, July 11th, 2011 -
The ABC News interview of Jaycee Lee Dugard by Diane Sawyer on Sunday, July 10, 2011 provided a shocking, first hand account of a young girl's abduction, imprisonment, abuse, and rape, that was also compelling and uplifting, showing...
Air France asks passengers to help clean their planes

Air France asks passengers to help clean their planes
Sunday, July 10th, 2011 -
As part of a strategy to compete against budget European airlines, Air France (AF) cabin crews have started asking deplaning passengers to collect trash from their seating area and place them in terminal bins after they leave the aircraft, as...
Air New Zealand crews strip naked for sexy safety video

Air New Zealand crews strip naked for sexy safety video
Saturday, July 9th, 2011 -
In case you missed these creative efforts when they were first  reported in 2009, here's a reminder of how Air New Zealand (NZ) faced the challenge of getting passengers to watch their pre-flight safety instructions with...
Fatal baseball catch kills fan

Fatal baseball catch kills fan
Friday, July 8th, 2011 -
Shannon Stone, a 39-year-old decorated firefighter from Brownwood, TX and the father of a 6-year-old-son, Cooper, died from injuries he suffered after attempting to catch a baseball during a Texas Rangers game in Arlington, TX...
Investigators probe fatal Marine helicopter crash

Investigators probe fatal Marine helicopter crash
Friday, July 8th, 2011 -
An Accident Mishap Board is investigating the crash of a Bell UH-1Y Venom helicopter which went down on a training flight, Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at 11:40 a.m. PDT in an isolated, mountainous area of Marine Corps...
TSA claims belly bombs are next air travel security threat

TSA claims belly bombs are next air travel security threat
Thursday, July 7th, 2011 -
TSA administrator John Pistole reacted yesterday to media reports that al-Qaeda terrorists had developed a surgically implanted so-called "belly bomb" that would not be able to be detected by current airport screening devices, saying "We...
Massive sand storm delays flights at Phoenix airport

Massive sand storm delays flights at Phoenix airport
Wednesday, July 6th, 2011 -
A huge sandstorm which turned daylight into near zero visibility, combined with winds exceeding 69 miles an hours caused the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to impose a ground hold of one and a quarter hours at Phoenix Sky Harbor International...
Public outraged by Casey Anthony not guilty verdict

Public outraged by Casey Anthony not guilty verdict
Wednesday, July 6th, 2011 -
A jury of seven women and five men at the Orange County Courthouse, in Orlando, Florida returned verdicts of not guilty to charges of first-degree murder, aggravated manslaughter, and aggravated child abuse on Tuesday, July 5, 2011 at 2...
JFK runway mishap recalls 5 worst aviation disasters

JFK runway mishap recalls 5 worst aviation disasters
Monday, July 4th, 2011 -
Almost two weeks ago at John F. Kennedy International Airport in Queens, New York, on the evening of Monday, June 20th 2011 at about 6:20 p.m. EDT, a Lufthansa Airbus A340-600 operating as Flight LH-411 bound...
DNA evidence may clear Amanda Knox

DNA evidence may clear Amanda Knox
Sunday, July 3rd, 2011 -
An independent review of DNA evidence disclosed on Wednesday, June 29, 2011, may help to overturn a 26-year prison sentence imposed on American exchange student Amanda Knox by an Italian court on December 4, 2009, as reported by The...
Rape case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn crumbles

Rape case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn crumbles
Saturday, July 2nd, 2011 -
Dominique Gaston André Strauss-Kahn, often simply called DSK, the former International Monetary Fund (IMF) managing director, facing felony charges for attempted rape and assault of a chambermaid at the Sofitel in Midtown Manhattan last May 14, 2011, was released...
Man with 10 fake boarding passes outwits TSA

Man with 10 fake boarding passes outwits TSA
Saturday, July 2nd, 2011 -
A 24-year-old man with U.S. and Nigerian multiple citizenship, Olajide Oluwaseun Noibi, who describes himself as a "storyteller", was able to pass through the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screening at John F. Kennedy International Airport...
Southwest Airlines pilot makes formal apology for cockpit rant

Southwest Airlines pilot makes formal apology for cockpit rant
Thursday, June 30th, 2011 -
Captain James Fritzen Taylor, the previously unidentified Southwest Airlines (WN) pilot who made disparaging and vulgar comments against gays, overweight, and older flight attendants to his first officer on March 25, 2011, which were overhead by FAA air traffic controllers...
Passenger peed in aircraft aisle during flight

Passenger peed in aircraft aisle during flight
Thursday, June 30th, 2011 -
A New Zealand passenger who had consumed too much alcohol relieved himself in full public view in the coach section aisle of a Jetstar Asia Airways (3K) Airbus A330-200 operating as Flight 3K-402 from Auckland Airport (AKL) to...
Turtle migration delays JFK flights

Turtle migration delays JFK flights
Thursday, June 30th, 2011 -
Some of the slowest creatures on the planet, the diamondback terrapin species of turtles at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), near Jamaica Bay in Queens, NY, early in the morning of Wednesday, June 29, 2011 were able to slow...
Lauren Spierer disappearance similar to Holly Bobo case

Lauren Spierer disappearance similar to Holly Bobo case
Wednesday, June 29th, 2011 -
Although they are unique incidents, separated by hundreds of miles and almost two months in time, journalists and crime scene observers are pointing to similarities in the disappearance of Indiana University Bloomington sophomore student Lauren Spierer and University of Tennessee...
Controversy surrounds new American Airlines boarding process

Controversy surrounds new American Airlines boarding process
Wednesday, June 29th, 2011 -
Not everyone agrees with the new boarding process which American Airlines (AA) implemented in May 2011, changing from filling seats from back to front of the aircraft, to a random method based on the order in which passengers check in...
Continental Airlines engine problem forces emergency landing

Continental Airlines engine problem forces emergency landing
Tuesday, June 28th, 2011 -
A Continental Airlines Boeing 737-824 operating as Flight CO 409, which took off from George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) in Houston, Texas on Sunday, June 26, 2011 at 11:30 a.m. CDT headed to San Diego International Airport...
Violations by trucking firm and driver surface in Amtrak crash

Violations by trucking firm and driver surface in Amtrak crash
Tuesday, June 28th, 2011 -
A series of safety violations, a past traffic accident, and multiple speeding citations have been disclosed about John Davis Trucking of Battle Mountain, Nevada and the driver who crashed a semi-trailer truck into a passenger train operated by Amtrak...
TSA forces 95 year old woman to remove her adult diaper

TSA forces 95 year old woman to remove her adult diaper
Sunday, June 26th, 2011 -
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has come under fire for requiring that a 95-year-old grandmother weighing 105 pounds and seated in a wheelchair who is suffering from leukemia, remove her soiled Depend adult diaper, so that they could...
Deaths mount from Russian Tupolev Tu-134 plane crash

Deaths mount from Russian Tupolev Tu-134 plane crash
Sunday, June 26th, 2011 -
The death toll from the crash of a Russian built Tupolev Tu-134A-3 twin engine jet aircraft operated by RusAir as Flight 9605, on Monday, June 20, 2011 at 11:40 p.m. local time, has climbed to 47...
Death toll rises in truck crash with Amtrak train

Death toll rises in truck crash with Amtrak train
Sunday, June 26th, 2011 -
Six people are dead and 28 others are still missing as a result of a collision involving the California Zephyr, a passenger train operated by Amtrak connecting Chicago, Illinois and Emeryville, California, which was stuck at a road crossing by...
Airbus outsells Boeing at 2011 Paris Air Show

Airbus outsells Boeing at 2011 Paris Air Show
Friday, June 24th, 2011 -
Driven by concerns over operating efficiencies and rising fuel costs, Airbus, the aircraft manufacturing subsidiary of the European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (EADS), has outsold Chicago based The Boeing Company with orders and commitments almost 4 times greater at...
Cockpit rant gets Southwest Airlines pilot suspended

Cockpit rant gets Southwest Airlines pilot suspended
Thursday, June 23rd, 2011 -
A tirade of foul language bashing gay, elderly, and unattractive flight attendants on an open microphone that was picked up by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) air traffic controllers has resulted in the suspension of a Southwest Airlines (WN) Boeing 737...
Man in baggy pants bumped while cross dresser in lingerie flies on US Airways

Man in baggy pants bumped while cross dresser in lingerie flies on US Airways
Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011 -
Deshon Marman, a 20-year-old student and football player at the University of New Mexico was bumped from a US Airways flight at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) on June 16, 2011 and later arrested over allegations he refused...
Supersonic business jet revealed at Paris Air Show

Supersonic business jet revealed at Paris Air Show
Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011 -
A supersonic business jet known as the SonicStar, capable of achieving speeds up to Mach 3.5, equivalent to 2,664 miles per hour was shown to the media on Monday, June 20, 2011 at the Paris Air Show, as...
Engine fire forces Delta Air Lines jet to make emergency landing

Engine fire forces Delta Air Lines jet to make emergency landing
Tuesday, June 21st, 2011 -
Delta Air Lines Flight DL 1323 from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) was forced to make an emergency return landing on Tuesday, June 21, 2011 at 12:11 a.m. EDT about 20...
Bomb threat causes search of US Airways jet

Bomb threat causes search of US Airways jet
Monday, June 20th, 2011 -
US Airways Flight US 2596 from James Cox Dayton International Airport (DAY) to Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA) in Washington, D.C. after landing on Sunday, June 19, 2011 at 12:56 p.m. EDT was subjected to isolation and...
Stunt pilot dies in Polish air show crash

Stunt pilot dies in Polish air show crash
Sunday, June 19th, 2011 -
A commercial airline pilot for LOT Polish Airlines (LO) died on Saturday, June 18, 2011 in Plock, central Poland, while flying a biplane and doing acrobatic maneuvers at an air show, after his aircraft plunged into the Vistula River, according...
Family organizes massive search for Michelle Le

Family organizes massive search for Michelle Le
Saturday, June 18th, 2011 -
The family of Michelle Hoang Thi Le, the 26-year-old nursing student and resident of San Mateo, California who went missing on Friday evening, May 27, 2011 at about 7:00 p.m. PDT from the Kaiser Permanente Hayward...
American Airlines tests iPad electronic maps in cockpit

American Airlines tests iPad electronic maps in cockpit
Friday, June 17th, 2011 -
The Allied Pilots Association (APA), representing 11,000 American Airlines (AA) pilots, announced on Thursday, June 16, 2011 that the airline has begun final testing of Apple iPad tablet computers equipped with electronic navigation charts, following Federal Aviation Administration (FAA...
Singer Joss Stone is target of criminal attack

Singer Joss Stone is target of criminal attack
Friday, June 17th, 2011 -
British soul singer Josh Stone was the target of a home invasion robbery, that may also have included plans to kidnap or murder the 24-year-old actress and singer-songwriter, according to reports published by the Chicago Tribune, The...
Police believe Holly Bobo may still be alive

Police believe Holly Bobo may still be alive
Thursday, June 16th, 2011 -
Two months after Tennessee nursing student Holly Bobo was last seen leaving her rural Decatur County home with an unknown person dressed in camouflage gear on Wednesday, April 13, 2011, investigators are holding out hope that the 20-year-old...
US Airways probes employee stowaway incident

US Airways probes employee stowaway incident
Wednesday, June 15th, 2011 -
US Airways is conducting an internal investigation into one of its employees who stowed away in a tail section of a Boeing 737-400 operating as Flight US 908 from Tampa International Airport (TPA) to Charlotte/Douglas International Airport (CLT...
Airbus unveils 2050 concept plane

Airbus unveils 2050 concept plane
Wednesday, June 15th, 2011 -
The European aerospace company, Airbus SAS, released a computer generated graphic on Tuesday, June 14, 2011 in London showing a concept design for an aircraft planned for 2050, as reported by Air Transport World, TNT Magazine, MSNBC, Australian Business Traveler...
Boeing defends labor complaint over South Carolina 787 Dreamliner plant

Boeing defends labor complaint over South Carolina 787 Dreamliner plant
Tuesday, June 14th, 2011 -
The Chicago based Boeing Company will defend charges of alleged retaliation against the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) union brought by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) resulting from a second Boeing 787 Dreamliner assembly plant in...
Family fined after Virgin Atlantic brawl

Family fined after Virgin Atlantic brawl
Sunday, June 12th, 2011 -
Three members of a British family were arrested by police in Barbados after they engaged in a prolonged fight aboard Virgin Atlantic Airways Flight VS 29 on Thursday, June 9, 2011 from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Grantley Adams International...
American Airlines flight diverts for woman with labor pains

American Airlines flight diverts for woman with labor pains
Friday, June 10th, 2011 -
A pregnant passenger on American Airlines Flight AA 2079 from Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) to San Diego International Airport (SAN) on Thursday, June 9, 2011 began having labor pains about halfway into the 4 hour flight, causing...
Hayward police declare Michelle Le case a homicide

Hayward police declare Michelle Le case a homicide
Thursday, June 9th, 2011 -
The San Francisco Bay Area Haywood Police Department stated on Monday evening, June 6, 2011 that the case of missing nursing student Michelle Le has been reclassified from a missing persons investigation to a homicide, which now includes efforts to...
Boy flies solo in hot air balloon

Boy flies solo in hot air balloon
Sunday, June 5th, 2011 -
Bobby Bradley, age 9, became the youngest trained balloonist to ascend in a hot air balloon on Saturday, June 4, 2011 shortly before 7:00 a.m. MDT.His 26 minute solo flight in the skies over Tome-Adelino, New...
Hamburg model airport delights visitors

Hamburg model airport delights visitors
Saturday, June 4th, 2011 -
The largest miniature model airport in the world has recently opened on May 4, 2011 in Hamburg, Germany, as reported by CNN International, USA Today, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, the Daily Mail, Metro UK, and other media sources. Known as...
Suicide doctor dies

Suicide doctor dies
Friday, June 3rd, 2011 -
Doctor Jacob "Jack" Kevorkian, who was often called as "Doctor Death" for assisting at least 130 terminally ill patients to commit suicide, passed away on Friday, June 3, 2011, at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak...
Massachusetts digs out from tornado blitz

Massachusetts digs out from tornado blitz
Thursday, June 2nd, 2011 -
At least seven tornadoes swept through urban areas of central and western Massachusetts on Wednesday, June 1, 2011, hitting some 20 communities, leaving at least 4 persons dead and injuring about 200 others, with extensive damage to cars, homes, and...
Search ramps up for missing CA nursing student

Search ramps up for missing CA nursing student
Wednesday, June 1st, 2011 -
Efforts have intensified to locate Michelle Hoang Thi Le, a 26-year-old nursing student and resident of San Mateo, California who went missing on Friday evening, May 27, 2011 at about 7:00 p.m. PDT from the Kaiser...
Delta jet diverts after bizarre pickup incident

Delta jet diverts after bizarre pickup incident
Tuesday, May 31th, 2011 -
A Delta Air Lines McDonnell Douglas MD-88, operating as Flight DL 2060 from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) to Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) diverted to Memphis International Airport (MEM) to remove a passenger who was...
Fire erupts on Delta jet

Fire erupts on Delta jet
Monday, May 30th, 2011 -
A Delta Air Lines McDonnell Douglas MD-88 operating as Flight DL 2284 from Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) to Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) caught fire in a right rear section of the aircraft after landing on Saturday...
Safety concerns shake up Blue Angels

Safety concerns shake up Blue Angels
Sunday, May 29th, 2011 -
The Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, known as the Blue Angels, have been restricted to their home base at Naval Air Station Pensacola (NPA), for more training and air show demonstration practice, as the result of a low maneuver considered dangerous...
Flight attendants learn Kung Fu skills

Flight attendants learn Kung Fu skills
Saturday, May 28th, 2011 -
Flight attendants at Hong Kong Airlines (HX) are required to take mandatory training in Wing Chun, a form of Kung Fu martial arts practiced by Bruce Lee, Michelle Yeoh, and other fighting Asian film stars, as reported by AOL Travel...
FBI raids suicide kit supplier

FBI raids suicide kit supplier
Friday, May 27th, 2011 -
A dozen special agents from the FBI and U.S. Postal Inspection Service wearing flak jackets and bullet proof vests raided the El Cajon, California home of 91-year-old Sharlotte Hydorn on Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 7:00...
Critics praise film about airline hijacker

Critics praise film about airline hijacker
Thursday, May 26th, 2011 -
The true story of Porfirio Ramirez, a wheelchair bound 55-year-old paraplegic who hijacked a Colombian airliner in 2005, has won praise from critics at the Cannes International Film Festival, according to reports published by National Public Radio...
European flights delayed by Grimsvotn volcano

European flights delayed by Grimsvotn volcano
Tuesday, May 24th, 2011 -
Air travelers in the United Kingdom and elsewhere in Northern Europe on Tuesday, May 24, 2011 are being impacted by volcanic ash spewing 12 miles into the air from the eruption of Grimsvotn volcano in Iceland some 1,174 miles...
Fierce twister causes havoc in Joplin Missouri

Fierce twister causes havoc in Joplin Missouri
Monday, May 23rd, 2011 -
A massive tornado packing extremely high winds left a path of destruction through southern Missouri on Sunday, May 22, 2011 at 5:40 p.m. CDT.The city of Joplin, with a population of 50,500 was especially hard hit...
Woman beheaded while fleeing stalker

Woman beheaded while fleeing stalker
Friday, May 20th, 2011 -
A 60-year-old British grandmother, Jennifer Mills-Westley from Norwich, England was brutally attacked, and stabbed at least 14 times in the neck, before her head was severed, and carried off by a former psychiatric patient, a 28-year...
Mother of murdered Laura Cerna warns others

Mother of murdered Laura Cerna warns others
Wednesday, May 18th, 2011 -
This is the final part of an exclusive interview with Sandra Cerna, in a telephone conversation which lasted almost three hours on Saturday, May 14, 2011 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. PDT. Sandra's...
Mother wants justice for daughter murdered in Spain

Mother wants justice for daughter murdered in Spain
Wednesday, May 18th, 2011 -
Laura Cerna, a 49-year-old single mother and teacher, was murdered on Monday, August 30, 2010 while living in Seville, a city with a population of over 700,000 people in the south of Spain, in Andalusia, about 340...
Exclusive interview on murder of Laura Cerna in Spain

Exclusive interview on murder of Laura Cerna in Spain
Tuesday, May 17th, 2011 -
How do parents cope with the death of an only son or daughter? We discussed such a terrible loss in previous reports into the disappearance and death of Austin Bice, an exchange student from San Diego State University (SDSU), who...
IMF chief charged in sexual attack

IMF chief charged in sexual attack
Tuesday, May 17th, 2011 -
Dominique Gaston André Strauss-Kahn, who was Managing Director of the Washington, D.C. based International Monetary Fund (IMF), was arrested on Saturday, May 14, 2011 at 4:40 p.m. EDT in the first class cabin of Air France...
Southwest sorry for humiliating large women

Southwest sorry for humiliating large women
Sunday, May 15th, 2011 -
A confrontation with a Southwest Airlines (WN) gate attendant over the carrier's "Customer of Size" policy caused embarrassment to a mother and daughter, attracted controversy when it was posted on YouTube, and made headlines from Boston...
Holly Bobo abduction anniversary brings conflicting news

Holly Bobo abduction anniversary brings conflicting news
Sunday, May 15th, 2011 -
Just over one month has elapsed since 20-year-old nursing student Holly Bobo went missing from her Parsons, TN home on April 13, 2011 at 7:30 a.m. CDT. That somber anniversary has been marked with a fund...
Exotic pets stashed in airline baggage

Exotic pets stashed in airline baggage
Saturday, May 14th, 2011 -
Police in Bangkok, Thailand arrested a 36-year-old man on Friday, May 13, 2011 who was traveling first class on a flight from Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) to Dubai International Airport (DXB) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and had...
Delevigne sisters turn heads

Delevigne sisters turn heads
Friday, May 13th, 2011 -
They're the flavor of the week, and some say the hottest siblings to hit the catwalks from across the pond, according to reports published in The Daily Mail, The Telegraph, Ghana Nation, Business Buzz 123, Models.com, Zimbio...
Man charged in Delta exit door incident

Man charged in Delta exit door incident
Thursday, May 12th, 2011 -
Robert J. Hersey, a 43-year-old resident of Arlington, MA, six miles northwest of Boston, has been charged with "interfering with the operation of an aircraft" for attempting to open the emergency exit door of Delta Air...
Northrop Grumman shows Firebird spy plane

Northrop Grumman shows Firebird spy plane
Wednesday, May 11th, 2011 -
A multi function advanced aircraft called the Northrop Grumman Firebird developed in San Diego, CA was unveiled by the Los Angeles based aerospace and defense technology company on Monday, May 9, 2011 according to reports published by CNET, Aviation Week...
Details emerge on American Airlines cockpit assault

Details emerge on American Airlines cockpit assault
Wednesday, May 11th, 2011 -
New information is emerging about Rageh Ahmed Mohammed Al-Murisi, the 28-year-old Yemeni man who tried to storm the cockpit of an American Airlines Boeing 737-800, operating as flight AA 1561, from Chicago O'Hare International...
Passenger tries to jump from Continental jet

Passenger tries to jump from Continental jet
Monday, May 9th, 2011 -
A passenger aboard a Boeing 737-800 aircraft operating as Continental Airlines flight CO 546 from George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) in Houston, TX to Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) tried to open the front boarding door of...
Bomb hoax diverts Delta flight

Bomb hoax diverts Delta flight
Monday, May 9th, 2011 -
A Delta Air Lines plane operating as flight DL 1706 from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW) to San Diego International Airport (SAN) was diverted to Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ) in New Mexico, landing there on Sunday, May 8, 2011...
Delta flight bumps Muslim clerics

Delta flight bumps Muslim clerics
Sunday, May 8th, 2011 -
Two Islamic religious leaders on their way to attend a conference in Charlotte, NC on Islamophobia and prejudice against American Muslims were removed from Atlantic Southeast Airlines flight EV 5452 at Memphis International Airport (MEM) on Friday, May 6, 2011...
Extortion charges against naval officer dropped

Extortion charges against naval officer dropped
Saturday, May 7th, 2011 -
Federal prosecutors at the United States District Court in St. Paul, MN have dropped extortion charges against 40-year-old Navy Lieutenant commander (LCDR) David Rosetter on Thursday, May 5, 2011 in a scheme which bilked his parents out of...
Bodies of Air France victims recovered

Bodies of Air France victims recovered
Saturday, May 7th, 2011 -
Two bodies have been recovered on May 5-6, 2011 from the remains of Air France Flight AF 447, registration F-GZCP, which crashed into the South Atlantic Ocean on June 1, 2009 killing all 228 persons on board, as...
Regional impact of Southwest-AirTran merger

Regional impact of Southwest-AirTran merger
Friday, May 6th, 2011 -
The $1.42 billion merger of Texas-based Southwest Airlines (WN) with AirTran Airways (FL), headquartered in Orlando, FL was completed on Monday, May 2, 2011 amidst celebrations and ceremonies by both companies at hubs in Dallas and Atlanta, as...
Florida Beechcraft crash kills pilot

Florida Beechcraft crash kills pilot
Thursday, May 5th, 2011 -
A vintage 1957 twin-engine Beechcraft E18S aircraft, registration N18R, crashed on Monday, May 2, 2011 shortly after 8:00 a.m. EDT in a residential neighborhood of Miami Gardens, located in Dade County, FL, killing the pilot, and destroying...
Stealth choppers used in bin Laden raid

Stealth choppers used in bin Laden raid
Thursday, May 5th, 2011 -
Top secret stealth modified Sikorsky MH-60 Black Hawk helicopters were used to carry teams of special forces U.S. Navy SEALs on their mission Sunday, May 1, 2011 to storm a fortified compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan and assassinate Al...
Father of Austin Bice cautions others

Father of Austin Bice cautions others
Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011 -
Previously, we reported on an exclusive, extended telephone interview on Monday, May 2, 2011 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. PDT with Larry Bice, the father of Austin Bice, an American exchange student who died mysteriously...
Father of Austin Bice speaks out

Father of Austin Bice speaks out
Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011 -
Many questions remain nearly two months after the water logged corpse of San Diego State University (SDSU) exchange student Austin Bice was pulled from the Manzanaras River in southeast Madrid, Spain on Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at about 9:00...
President proclaims bin Laden dead

President proclaims bin Laden dead
Monday, May 2nd, 2011 -
Barack Obama appeared on national television on Sunday, May 1,  2011 at 11:40 p.m. EDT to announce that al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, age 54, had been killed in an independent, covert U.S. military operation...
Jury gives $48 million in air crash verdict

Jury gives $48 million in air crash verdict
Sunday, May 1st, 2011 -
Late on Thursday, April 28, 2011 a jury in Franklin County, Missouri near St. Louis awarded $48 million in legal liability and punitive damages in an aircraft accident trial which resulted from a crash on July 29, 2006 at 1...
Suicide kit sparks controversy

Suicide kit sparks controversy
Saturday, April 30th, 2011 -
A 91-year-old San Diego County, California woman named Sharlotte Hydorn is at the center of a legal and ethical controversy for selling a do-it-yourself mail order suicide kit designed to assist the terminally ill in ending...
Fierce April storms leave hundreds dead

Fierce April storms leave hundreds dead
Friday, April 29th, 2011 -
A series of Spring tornadoes have left a wake of destruction throughout the Southeastern United States, most severe in Alabama, but also causing catastrophic damage in Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. As of early Friday morning, April 29...
NTSB reports on Southwest flight 812

NTSB reports on Southwest flight 812
Thursday, April 28th, 2011 -
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued preliminary findings on Monday, April 25, 2011 into their investigation into the fuselage rupture of a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-3H4, registration N632SW, operating as Flight 812 from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport...
Severe weather impairs Holly Bobo search

Severe weather impairs Holly Bobo search
Thursday, April 28th, 2011 -
Severe weather, causing high winds, rain, downed power lines, fallen trees, and tornadoes claiming the lives of at least 69 residents in neighboring Alabama and Mississippi, and 1 person in the Memphis, TN area, have not stopped police in Decatur...
Southwest flight skids off Chicago runway

Southwest flight skids off Chicago runway
Wednesday, April 27th, 2011 -
A Southwest Airlines (WN) Boeing 737-700, registration N799SW, operating as Flight 1919 inbound from Denver International Airport (DEN) overran Runway 19C at Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW) after landing on Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at 1:33 p.m...
From homeless to Royal Wedding guest

From homeless to Royal Wedding guest
Tuesday, April 26th, 2011 -
A formerly homeless 20-year-old woman named Shozna, whom the media has dubbed "the other Cinderella" is among the guests who have been invited to attend the Royal Wedding of Prince William of Wales and Catherine Elizabeth...
Millions mourn death of Sai Baba

Millions mourn death of Sai Baba
Tuesday, April 26th, 2011 -
Sri Sathya Sai Baba, an 84-year-old charismatic and beloved ecumenical Indian spiritual leader succumbed to organ failure, and died in the village of Puttaparthi, about 120 miles northeast of Bangalore, India on Sunday, April 24, 2011 as reported...
New tips propel Holly Bobo search

New tips propel Holly Bobo search
Monday, April 25th, 2011 -
A dedicated group of volunteers searched the rural terrain of northern Decatur County, Tennessee, coping with heat, high humidity, and bugs on Easter Sunday, April 24, 2011. They were looking for clues that might lead them to Holly Lynn Bobo...
Journalists killed in Libya remembered

Journalists killed in Libya remembered
Sunday, April 24th, 2011 -
Two award winning photojournalists, Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros, were killed last Wednesday, April 20, 2011 in the western Libyan city of Misrata when government forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi, attacked insurgents whom the reporters were covering, as described by...
Faulty rivets may have caused Southwest air scare

Faulty rivets may have caused Southwest air scare
Sunday, April 24th, 2011 -
According to a report on ABC World News on Friday, April 22, 2011 the fuselage rupture at 34,000 feet on April 1, 2011, aboard Southwest Airlines Flight 812, a Boeing 737-3H4 produced in 1996, registration N632SW, was not...
Tornado shuts Saint Louis airport

Tornado shuts Saint Louis airport
Saturday, April 23th, 2011 -
A funnel-shaped storm front packing winds in excess of 80 mph clobbered Lambert-Saint Louis International Airport (STL) on Friday, April 22, 2011 beginning at about 9:00 p.m. CDT, according to the National Weather Service reporting station...
Holly Bobo search efforts escalate

Holly Bobo search efforts escalate
Friday, April 22th, 2011 -
Search efforts continue to intensify for Holly Bobo, a missing 20-year-old woman who was abducted from her Parsons, TN rural home on Wednesday, April 13, 2011 at 7:30 a.m. CDT, according to reports in the Knoxville...
CHP arrest alleged San Diego freeway sniper

CHP arrest alleged San Diego freeway sniper
Friday, April 22th, 2011 -
The California Highway Patrol (CHP) announced on Thursday, April 21, 2011 that they had apprehended and arrested 58-year-old Stephen Joseph Dragasits, the person allegedly responsible for two shootings at motorists along California State Route (SR) 163, the scenic...
VIP plane carrying First Lady forced to abort landing

VIP plane carrying First Lady forced to abort landing
Wednesday, April 20th, 2011 -
In what is being described as a "close call", a Boeing C-40 Clipper Air National Guard (ANG) VIP aircraft, the military version of the Boeing 737-700C, sometimes used as Air Force Two, carrying First Lady Michelle...
Dramatic photos capture Pulitzer Prize

Dramatic photos capture Pulitzer Prize
Tuesday, April 19th, 2011 -
The 95th annual Pulitzer Prizes were announced on Monday, April 18, 2011 by Columbia University in twenty-one categories, as reported by the Huffington Post, MSNBC, the Pulitzer website, and a number of other media sources. In two of those...
Pilot crashes Piper on New Orleans street

Pilot crashes Piper on New Orleans street
Monday, April 18th, 2011 -
A single engine 1960 Piper PA-22-160 Tri-Pacer, registration N3621Z, was forced to make an emergency landing in the Lakeview area of New Orleans on Saturday, April 16, 2011 at 2:15 p.m. EDT, according to an...
Miami FAA controller reported for dozing off

Miami FAA controller reported for dozing off
Sunday, April 17th, 2011 -
An air traffic controller (ATC) at an FAA facility in Miami which handles high altitude flights fell asleep early on Saturday morning, April 16, 2011. There were at least 11 other controllers on duty at the busy facility, and the...
Houston upset over losing Space Shuttle

Houston upset over losing Space Shuttle
Friday, April 15th, 2011 -
The announcement by NASA on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 which awarded the four remaining Space Shuttles to New York City, Los Angeles, the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, and the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, an annex of the Smithsonian...
Another FAA controller falls asleep on the job

Another FAA controller falls asleep on the job
Thursday, April 14th, 2011 -
The Federal Aviation Administration announced on Wednesday, April 13, 2011 that it has suspended another air traffic controller for falling asleep for at least 16 minutes while on duty early Wednesday morning at Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO). At the...
Top 5 ways to survive a plane crash

Top 5 ways to survive a plane crash
Wednesday, April 13th, 2011 -
Those who suffer from aerophobia or fear of flying, may benefit from a report on ABC News Radio broadcast on Wednesday, April 13, 2011 which provides advice on ways to survive a plane crash. This topic has also been reported...
Air France and Delta jets collide at JFK

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011 -
An Air France superjumbo Airbus A380-861 (F-HPJD), operating as Flight AF 7 and preparing to depart for Paris-Charles De Gaulle Airport (CDG) from John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) collided with a Comair Bombardier CRJ-700 (N641CA...
48 Hours Mystery covers Canada's worst crime

Sunday, April 10th, 2011 -
On Saturday, April 9, 2011 the CBS television documentary crime series 48 Hours Mystery reported on what some call the worst crime ever committed in the history of Canada. They ironically called their program, "Name, Rank, and Serial Killer...
Boeing 737 gets global inspections for cracks

Saturday, April 9th, 2011 -
After the explosive decompression of Southwest Airlines Flight WN812, a Boeing 737-3H4, N632SW, at 34,000 feet over Arizona, which resulted in an emergency landing at Yuma International Airport (YUM) on Friday, April 1, 2011, the Federal Aviation Administration...
Computer glitch may have caused UAL emergency landing

Friday, April 8th, 2011 -
A preliminary report by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released on Thursday, April 7, 2011 has indicated that there was no actual smoke or fire aboard United Airlines Flight 497, which caused the Airbus 320-232, registration N409UA, to...