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3 Killed in Amazon Cargo Plane Crash Near Houston

A widebody cargo plane hauling packages for Amazon abruptly plunged out of the sky and slammed into a bay on Saturday as it was preparing to land in Houston. All three people on board were killed. The Boeing Co. 767-300, …

U.S. Private Plane Fatal Crashes Lowest in 50 Years

The rate of fatal crashes on privately owned aircraft in the U.S. dropped to the lowest level in 50 years in 2016. The fatal-accident rate was less than 1 per 100,000 flight hours, the first time it has reached that …

Airlines Struggle to Identify Pilots with Mental Health Conditions

As investigators try to find out why a young German pilot deliberately crashed a passenger jet into the French Alps on Tuesday, pilots and psychologists warn it may be impossible to prevent similar incidents in the future. All 150 people …

Allianz is Lead Reinsurer for Missing AirAsia Plane

German insurer Allianz said on Monday it was the lead re-insurer to the AirAsia jet missing off the Indonesian coast with 162 people on board, making it the third major airline accident it has been involved in this year. The …

NTSB Statistics Reveal General Aviation Accidents Decreased in 2013

The National Transportation Safety Board released preliminary aviation accident statistics last week, which show an overall decline in the number of US registered civil aviation accidents. The number of civil aviation accidents fell from 1,539 in 2012 to 1,297 in …