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Lawsuit Filed Against Charter Firm Over Fatal Crash of WWII-Era Plane

A lawsuit has been filed against the owners and operators of a World War II-era airplane that crashed at a Connecticut airport last October, killing seven people. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in state Superior Court by survivors of the crash …

Poor Condition of Wreckage Will Slow Plane Crash Probe

The lack of a distress call and flight data recorder coupled with mangled and charred wreckage will make finding the cause of a fiery airplane crash in Louisiana extremely challenging, federal officials said Sunday. National Transportation Safety Board Vice Chairman …

NTSB Launches Probe Into Plane Crash That Killed Former Massachusetts Mayor

The National Transportation Safety Board will look into the “man, the machine and the environment” as it investigates a plane crash that killed a former mayor and left the tail of the aircraft poking out of the roof of a …

Safety Push Continues for New York Plane Crash Victims’ Families

Nearly six years after Continental Flight 3407 crashed into a home near Buffalo, relatives of the 50 people killed continue to push for improved aviation safety. A contingent of passengers’ relatives plans another trip to Washington Wednesday to try to …

Oklahoma Sen. Inhofe’s Family Sues Plane Maker Over Son’s Death

The family of a U.S. senator whose son was killed in a plane crash is seeking damages in a lawsuit that alleges negligence against the aircraft’s manufacturers. The Tulsa World reports the suit was filed in Tulsa County District Court. …

Authorities Blame Idaho Plane Crash on Drunken Pilot

A pilot who crashed his twin-engine plane at the airport in Sandpoint was flying under the influence of alcohol, according to authorities in the north Idaho resort town. Nobody was injured Monday when the plane left the runway and smashed …

Feds Review Asiana’s Post-Crash Plan

In the first investigation of its kind, federal transportation officials are reviewing whether Asiana Airlines failed to meet legal obligations to help the families of passengers after one of its planes crashed at San Francisco International Airport. Three people died …

Pilot and Homeowners Sue Over 2011 Maine Crash

The family of a North Yarmouth, Maine, man who died when his plane crashed into a Biddeford home, as well as the owners of the house that was destroyed, are jointly suing the companies that maintained and inspected the aircraft. …

Indiana Woman Coping With Aftermath of Plane Crash

A South Bend woman whose home was destroyed when a private jet crashed into it last month is trying to rebuild her life. Diana McKeown, 62, is dealing with bills, insurance companies and emotional trauma, she told WSBT-TV. A small …

Most Allowed Back in Homes Near Indiana Plane Crash

Most residents of a South Bend, Ind., neighborhood where a small private jet crashed into three houses are being allowed back into their homes. South Bend officials say the three homes that were hit, a house next door and four …