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NTSB: Pilot Error Likely Caused Vintage Bomber’s Fatal Crash

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Pilot error probably caused the 2019 crash of a World War II-era bomber in Connecticut that killed seven people and wounded six others, the National Transportation Safety Board said in a report released Tuesday. It cited …

Rusty Pilots Making Flying Errors Is Next Aviation Headache

On Sept. 15, an Indonesian flight carrying 307 passengers and 11 crew to the northern city of Medan momentarily veered off the runway after landing, sparking an investigation by the country’s transport safety regulator. It found the pilot had flown …

NTSB Says Bad Decisions Likely Caused Deadly Plane Crash

The pilot of a light plane that crashed into a forested cliff face shrouded in clouds and mist wasn’t certified to fly in the poor weather conditions and didn’t heed another pilot’s advice to drive instead of fly across eastern …

Final San Francisco Plane Crash Suit Settled

A California dentist who was aboard an Asiana Airlines plane that crashed in San Francisco four years ago – killing three girls and injuring roughly 200 others – reached a settlement Thursday with the airline, ending what her attorney said …

2015 Fatal Alaska Crash Blamed on Pilot, Company Culture

Pilot error, an air company’s culture and its lack of a formal safety program were behind a fatal crash that killed nine people two years ago on sightseeing flight in Alaska, the National Transportation Safety Board determined Tuesday. A pilot …

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 …

NTSB Says Virgina Galactic Spaceship Crash Caused by Human Error

The National Transportation Safety Board concluded Tuesday that the developer of a commercial spacecraft that broke apart over the Mojave Desert last year failed to protect against the possibility of human error, specifically the co-pilot’s premature unlocking of a braking …

Pilot Error Blamed in Fatal Connecticut Plane Crash

Federal investigators say pilot error in windy conditions caused a plane to crash into two Connecticut houses last year, killing four people. The National Transportation Safety Board report last month says former Microsoft executive Bill Henningsgaard, of Medina, Washington, caused …

Pilot Error, Fatigue Caused Deadly Georgia Jet Crash

Federal investigators say a pilot failed to follow procedures during landing, and that fatigue from lack of sleep contributed to a fiery jet crash that killed a Georgia vascular surgeon and four colleagues from a vein care practice. In a …

Pilot in Deadly Texas Plane Crash Not Certified for Bad Weather

Investigators say the pilot who died in a 2013 Texas Panhandle crash during heavy fog was not certified to fly in such weather. The National Transportation Safety Board has released a preliminary report on the crash that killed pilot William …