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Charter, Cargo Airlines Target Pilot Safety Rule

The Obama administration, facing fierce opposition from charter and cargo airlines and a leery Pentagon, has delayed new safety rules aimed at preventing airline pilots from becoming so exhausted that they could make dangerous mistakes. The Federal Aviation Administration was …

Tug Pilot Pleads Guilty in Philly Duck Boat Crash

A tug operator consumed by a family emergency pleaded guilty Monday to involuntary manslaughter for a fatal crash with a duck boat filled with tourists, an accident he acknowledged was caused largely by his continuous use of a cellphone and …

Feds Fault Pilot in 2009 Montana Crash that Killed 14

The pilot of a single-engine plane that crashed and killed 14 people in Butte in 2009 cut safety corners and then did not take the appropriate action after discovering a problem with his fuel system, the National Transportation Safety Board …