Pilot in Deadly Albuquerque Balloon Crash had Drugs in System, F.A.A. Says

The hot-air balloon piloted by Nicholas Meleski crashed into power lines on June 26 in Albuquerque, killing him and all four of his passengers.

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Military Jet Crashes in Texas Backyard, Injuring 2 Pilots

Three homes were damaged and three residents treated for minor injuries, the Fort Worth Fire Department said. “It could have been a lot worse,” a police chief said.

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After the 9/11 Attacks, Boston Found a Focus for Its Anger

Terrorists boarded two planes in Boston and flew them into the World Trade Center. Massachusetts zeroed in on its top airport official, who has never quite recovered.

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Airplane Travel After 9/11: Just Get Through It

Before the terrorist attacks, airplane passengers weren’t seen as security risks, and flying was an enjoyable extension of the vacation experience — not something merely to anxiously endure.

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9/11 Changed Us

People of my generation will never know again the innocence that my children’s generation only tasted.

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Navy Helicopter Vibrated Before Falling Into the Sea, Report Says

The MH-60S Seahawk’s main rotor struck the deck of the U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln before the helicopter fell overboard near San Diego and killed five sailors, according to a Navy safety report.

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5 Sailors Declared Dead After Navy Helicopter Crash

The sailors had been missing since Tuesday after the helicopter, an MH-60S, crashed into the sea near San Diego, the Navy said.

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Five Missing After Navy Helicopter Crash Near San Diego

One person was rescued after the helicopter crashed into the sea, the Navy said.

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United Asks Flight Attendants Not to Tape Passengers to Seats

Their union called the memo a publicity stunt. But plans by the F.A.A. to fine passengers suggest that the skies remain unruly, as does American Airlines’ extension of its alcohol ban.

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Body Parts Found in Landing Gear of Flight From Kabul, Officials Say

Harrowing video of the chaos, recorded by Afghan media, have circulated around the world. The Air Force said the incident is under investigation.

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Plane Crash in Alaska Kills 6 People

Five of the six people on the small aircraft had been traveling on a Holland America Line cruise, the company said in a statement.

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It Was His Day Off. Then the Space Station Went for a Spin.

Zebulon Scoville and others at NASA’s mission control in Houston spent Thursday righting the International Space Station after a new Russian module unexpectedly fired its thrusters.

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Plane Crash Complicates HBO Max Documentary on Diet-Inspired Church

The finishing touches were being put on a critical series examining Remnant Fellowship Church. Then the church’s founder was killed in an accident.

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Plane Crash in Sweden Kills 9, Including 8 Sky Divers

The incident was the second to affect a parachutists’ flight after a similar disaster in the country in 2019.

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Pilots Who Landed Boeing 737 in Waters Off Hawaii Are Rescued

The crew members of a cargo plane reported engine trouble early Friday morning, just before they made an emergency landing in the water.

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Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon Crash Kills 4, Police Say

One person was in critical condition after the balloon crashed into power lines near a pharmacy, the Albuquerque police said.

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The Biologist Who Fell to Earth

At 17, Juliane Diller was the sole survivor of a plane crash in the Amazon. Fifty years later she still runs Panguana, a research station founded by her parents in Peru.

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Off-Duty Flight Attendant Is Detained After an In-Flight Struggle, Delta Says

Video from the flight showed a violent confrontation involving several people wrestling a man to the floor as someone said: “Get him down. Keep him down.”

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Tennessee Plane Crash: 7 Are Presumed Dead, Officials Say

The authorities said operations had shifted from rescue to recovery for those aboard a plane that crashed into Percy Priest Lake near Smyrna, Tenn., on Saturday.

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2 Airlines Will Postpone Serving Alcohol Amid Surge of In-Flight Violence

American and Southwest announced the policies after the latest assault was captured on a widely watched video that showed a woman punching a flight attendant in the face.

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Helicopter Crash Near Florida Airport Kills 4, Officials Say

The aircraft, a firefighting helicopter, was conducting a test flight for “a new bucket water release system,” an official said.

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FAA Fines Passengers Who Clashed Over Mask Rules

Dozens of people face fines of up to $35,000 for assaulting and interfering with flight attendants under a zero-tolerance policy introduced by the F.A.A. this year.

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‘It’s Not Quite Like Riding a Bike’: Pilots Get Ready to Fly Again

As airlines ramp up service, pilots who have been furloughed or laid off need to be retrained in everything from dealing with the control tower to “volcanic ash” scenarios.

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Vanessa Bryant Uses Her Platform to Battle the Powerful

Through social media and a lawsuit, she is trying to hold law enforcement to account in ways that are uncommon for women, and especially for women of color.

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Boeing Tells Airlines to Stop Flying Some 737 Max Planes

The action comes just months after airlines resumed flying the jet, which had been grounded for nearly two years because of a pair of accidents that killed nearly 350 people.

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Cockpit Recorder From Indonesian Crash Is Finally Recovered

After months of searching, Indonesian officials say they have found the crucial memory unit from Sriwijaya Air Flight 182. Investigators hope it will help explain why the plane crashed in January.

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His Plane Crashed in the Amazon. Then Came the Hard Part.

A Brazilian pilot working for wildcat miners escaped death when his plane went down in a remote area. He walked through the jungle for 36 days before being rescued.

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Plane Crash in Gainesville, Ga., Kills Three

Officials said the plane, which was headed to Daytona Beach, Fla., crashed into a ravine in Gainesville, Ga.

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Boeing 777 Makes an Emergency Landing in Moscow After Engine Warning

Pilots diverted to an airport in Moscow after an indicator warned of a possible engine failure on the airplane, a week after engines failed on two other Boeing jets.

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Wreckage of T.W.A. Flight 800 to Be Destroyed Years After Explosion

The National Transportation Safety Board said it no longer needed to use a reconstruction of the plane brought down in one of the deadliest crashes in U.S. history.

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Pratt & Whitney Engines Scrutinized After Boeing Jet Mishaps

Regulators are investigating episodes involving Pratt & Whitney equipment that rained debris from planes and forced emergency landings.

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F.A.A. Orders Inspections on Boeing 777 Jets After Engine Failure

A plane that shed debris over Colorado brings new scrutiny to a troubled company.

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United Flight Sheds Debris Over Colorado After Engine Failure

The airplane, a Boeing 777-200 that had 331 people on board, scattered debris across several neighborhoods outside Boulder, Colo., before landing safely in Denver, according to officials.

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Air Force Training Jet Crashes in Alabama, Killing 2

The T-38 was assigned to the 14th Flying Training Wing at Columbus Air Force Base in Mississippi and went down in a wooded area near the Montgomery Regional Airport, officials said.

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What Made the Indonesian Plane Crash? New Report Sheds Light

In a preliminary report on Sriwijaya Air Flight 182, investigators said the crash might have been caused by several factors, including a problem controlling the engines’ thrust.

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3 National Guard Pilots Are Killed in a Helicopter Crash in Idaho

The pilots were on a training mission when their aircraft went down Tuesday night, the Idaho Army National Guard said. Their bodies were discovered on Wednesday.

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‘Thinking of You Today’: The Texts That Helped Me Mourn the Oklahoma State Crash

Reflecting on the 2001 plane crash that killed 10 people, including two players and six others associated with the men’s basketball program.

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3 Die in National Guard Helicopter Crash Near Rochester

The helicopter, which was on a routine training mission, crashed in a field. The cause of the accident is under investigation.

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Families of Indonesia Plane Crash Victims Begin Their Anguished Goodbyes

The authorities continue to piece together what happened aboard Sriwijaya Air Flight 182. For many victims’ families, the uncertainty has added to immeasurable grief.

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Philippines Helicopter Crash Leaves 7 Soldiers Dead

The helicopter had been on a supply run to troops in a remote, mountainous region where a hunt for communist rebels was taking place, the military said.

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Experts Say Boeing Plane’s Pandemic Hiatus is a Possible Factor in Crash

The mothballing adds another possible factor in the crash of the 26-year-old Boeing 737-500, which killed 62 people on Sriwijaya Air Flight 182.

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Data Recorder Recovered From Indonesian Plane Crash

The recovery of the so-called black box will help officials understand why Sriwijaya Air Flight 182 plummeted into the Java Sea on Saturday.

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‘Black Box’ From Indonesia Plane Crash Is Recovered

The recovery of the so-called black box will help officials understand why Sriwijaya Air Flight 182 plummeted into the Java Sea on Saturday.

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Indonesia Plane Crash Shakes Small Fishing Village

A sleepy island has become a base for the aircraft search and recovery operation after Sriwijaya Air Flight 182 fell from the sky. “I’m lucky it didn’t hit me,” said one fisherman.

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Indonesia Crash Thwarts Push to Rehabilitate Country’s Airlines

The loss of Sriwijaya Air Flight 182 on Saturday was a grim start to the year in a sprawling archipelago nation where barely a year goes by without an air disaster.

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Indonesia Crash: What to Know About the Boeing Plane

The 737-500 that crashed near Jakarta was a 26-year-old workhorse without the new technology that plagued the 737 Max.

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What to Know About the Boeing 737-500 Sriwijaya Air Plane Crash

The 737-500 that crashed near Jakarta was a 26-year-old workhorse without the new technology that plagued the 737 Max.

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Indonesia Boeing Plane Crashes Into Sea: The Latest Updates

The Boeing 737-524, a Sriwijaya Air flight, had taken off from Jakarta. Officials said they believed they found part of the wreckage.

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Indonesia Loses Contact With Plane Over Java Sea

More than 50 people were believed to be aboard the Boeing 737-524, a Sriwijaya Air flight that had taken off from Jakarta.

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Boeing 737 Max to Resume Flying U.S. Passengers on Tuesday

American Airlines will use the plane, which has been grounded for nearly two years, on a flight from Miami to New York.

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