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Small Plane Crash Kills Five in Colorado

Erie, Colorado -- A 67-year-old pilot, his girlfriend and her three children were killed on Sunday afternoon in a small plane crash north of Denver, Colorado. The fatal crash happened at around 11:50 a.m. near Erie Municipal Airport. Officials say the six-seater Piper PA-46 plane departed from Centennial Airport and [...]

By |2018-08-30T14:12:24-07:00August 31st, 2014|Aviation News|

Bell Helicopter Crash Claims the Life of Veteran Pilot

Longtime helicopter pilot Kenneth E. Squires died on Sunday morning after the Bell 47 helicopter he was flying went down near a field outside of Jeanerette, Louisiana. The fatal helicopter crash happened at around 10:20 a.m. just north of U.S. Route 90 and West of Hubertville Road. Authorities say Squires [...]

By |2018-08-30T14:12:31-07:00August 10th, 2014|Aviation News|

Returning MH17 Victims Home

In an effort to ensure the return of all remains of victims from the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash, the Netherlands has sent 40 unarmed military police officers to the site. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, in talks with President Vladimir Putin, also proposed deploying over a 100 armed Australian [...]

By |2018-08-30T14:12:46-07:00July 25th, 2014|Aviation News|

Aircraft Evacuation Slide Opens Mid-Air

United Airlines Flight 1463 was forced make an emergency landing early Sunday night when an evacuation slide inflated in the back of the cabin. The plane was traveling from Chicago to Santa Ana when it was diverted to Wichita after the incident. The evacuation slide would normally be deployed outside [...]

By |2018-08-30T14:12:56-07:00June 30th, 2014|Aviation News|

NTSB Finds Boeing Partly to Blame for Asiana SFO Crash

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has released a synopsis of its findings and probable cause report regarding the July 6, 2013 crash of Asiana Flight 214, Boeing 777-200ER, at San Francisco International Airport. The plane crashed during final approach at SFO when it struck a seawall at the end of [...]

By |2020-04-16T20:01:52-07:00June 24th, 2014|Aviation News, A. Ilyas Akbari|

If the NTSB Does Not Fight for the Truth, Who Will?

A recent publication from USA Today highlights many egregious safety problems related to small aircraft, including the NTSB’s lack of thorough investigations. I recently commented on the fact that, all too often, the truth about what caused or contributed to the causes of aviation accidents is not uncovered until lawyers willing [...]

By |2016-10-17T11:50:03-07:00June 23rd, 2014|Blog, Aviation News, Rons Rants|

Are NTSB Investigations of Private Airplane Crashes Designed to Ferret Out Truth or Protect Corporations?

USA Today’s reports on the concealed safety issues related to small plane crashes and the shortcomings of the NTSB’s follow up after an accident. Often, a lawsuit is the only way to reveal the true cause. In a hard hitting three part series, USA Today has exposed a system of investigation [...]

By |2016-10-17T11:50:10-07:00June 20th, 2014|Blog, Aviation News, Rons Rants|