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Senator Urges FAA Mandate Data Recorders in Helicopters

The Senate’s top Democrat called on the Federal Aviation Administration Sunday to heed warnings from federal safety investigators and require all helicopters be equipped with flight data recorders, commonly known as a “black box.” Sen. Charles Schumer’s call for action …

Recording Indicates Amazon Cargo Jet Crew Lost Control Seconds Before Crash

Recorded conversations by pilots on a cargo jet carrying packages for Amazon.com Inc. that crashed last month near Houston reveal they began losing control of the aircraft about 18 seconds before it slammed into a shallow bay, investigators said Tuesday. …

Federal Safety Agencies Investigating 2 Fatal Tesla Crashes in Florida

U.S. authorities are investigating a fatal Tesla Inc. Model S crash in Florida last Sunday that killed the driver and caused a massive fire, the second fatal Tesla crash in the state this week being probed, the National Highway Traffic …

Texas Hot Air Balloon Pilot on More Than 10 Meds Before Fatal Flight

The pilot of a hot air balloon that crashed in Texas in July, killing 16 people, was taking medications that should have precluded him from flying, medical experts testified at a federal hearing on Friday. Experts also testified that Alfred …

Pilots’ Fatigue Cited in Probe of Fatal UPS Plane Crash

Fatigued United Parcel Service Inc. pilots committed multiple errors before their airplane slammed into a hillside last year in Alabama, investigators said. An improper landing approach was deemed today to be the cause of the crash as a National Transportation …

Gulfstream Jet Design Warning Sheds Light on Katz Crash

Gulfstream jet pilots received notice from the company that a safety device designed to prevent accidents like the one that killed sports-franchise mogul Lewis Katz can be foiled in some circumstances. The system is supposed to keep pilots from setting …