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Deadly airplane crashes in Southern Utah claim eight lives

A single-engine airplane en route to Utah’s Bryce Canyon National Park from a Las Vegas airport crashed in a remote mountainous region Tuesday, killing four people. The crash was the second deadly aviation accident to occur in Southern Utah in less than a week. According to authorities in Kane County Utah, the airplane, registered to Hunt Aviation LLC of Las Vegas, crashed about 3 p.m. A U.S. Air Force rescue coordination center in Florida contacted the Civil Air Patrol in southern Utah after picking up a distress signal from an emergency transmitter beacon emitted by the plane. Hunt Aviation also ... Read More

Mechanical problems, plane modifications eyed in Reno air show crash

The violent crash of a 1940s-model airplane near a crowd of spectators at an air show in Reno, Nevada, Friday killed 10 people and injured dozens more. Federal investigators say they are focusing their investigation of the deadly crash on a control-related component that appears to have fallen off the plane just before it spun out of control, and other sources indicate the airplane may have been unsafely modified before the race. The crash occurred when Hollywood stunt pilot and airplane racer pilot Jimmy Leeward, 71, lost control of his P-51 Mustang while racing the plane just a few hundred ... Read More

FAA fines show companies routinely ignore hazmat shipping regulations

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has been cracking down on shipments of hazardous materials and has published a notice of civil penalties issued against 11 companies. The FAA issued the fines in response to improperly packaged, marked, classed, described, or labeled hazardous materials. The penalties total $720,000 and range from $54,000 to $91,000. Hazardous cargo that is shipped in violation of federal rules and regulations poses a grave risk of injury and death to anyone in the vicinity of the package. Most of the packages were discovered by shipping company staff, customs officials, and airport personnel because they were leaking. ... Read More

Investigators focus on pilot competency in Buffalo plane crash

Serious questions have arisen about the competency and training of the pilot who was in charge of flying the Colgan Air commuter plane when it crashed last February in Buffalo, New York. The crash claimed the lives of all 49 people aboard and one person on the ground. Investigators will announce their findings tomorrow in the case. Transcripts of the cockpit conversation revealed that Captain Marvin Renslow and first officer Rebecca Shaw were likely not adequately trained and experienced to handle the particular flying conditions they faced. Moreover, the crew may have violated the cockpit rule of refraining from “irrelevant ... Read More