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.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #boeing-737-max-groundings-and-safety-concerns-2019, #boeing-company, #southwest-airlines-company

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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.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #boeing-company, #deaths-fatalities, #engines, #indonesia, #jakarta-indonesia, #pilots, #recording-equipment, #sriwijaya-air, #sriwijaya-air-flight-182

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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.

#amazon-jungle, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #brazil, #pilots

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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.

#aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #cessna-182, #deaths-fatalities, #delnoce-dan-d-2021, #delnoce-matthew-d-2021, #flanders-courtney-d-2021, #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.

#aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #boeing-company, #colorado, #general-electric-company, #moscow-russia, #prattwhitney, #russia

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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.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #boeing-company, #long-island-ny, #national-transportation-safety-board, #trans-world-airlines-twa

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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.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #boeing-company, #engines, #federal-aviation-administration, #prattwhitney, #raytheon-company, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #united-airlines

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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.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #boeing-company, #engines, #federal-aviation-administration

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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.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #broomfield-colorado, #colorado, #denver-international-airport, #engines, #united-airlines

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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.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airports, #alabama, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #military-aircraft, #montgomery-ala

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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.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #boeing-company, #indonesia, #jakarta-indonesia, #java-indonesia, #sriwijaya-air-flight-182

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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.

#aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #deaths-fatalities, #idaho, #national-guard

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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.

#aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #basketball-college, #college-athletics, #colleges-and-universities, #deaths-fatalities, #journalism-schools, #newspapers, #oklahoma-state-university

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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.

#aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #deaths-fatalities, #helicopters, #mendon-ny, #national-guard, #reserves-military, #rochester-ny

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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.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #families-and-family-life, #funerals-and-memorials, #indonesia, #jakarta-indonesia, #sriwijaya-air, #sriwijaya-air-flight-182

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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.

#aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #defense-and-military-forces, #new-peoples-army, #philippines

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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.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #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.

#aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #indonesia, #recording-equipment, #sriwijaya-air-flight-182

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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.

#aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #indonesia, #recording-equipment, #sriwijaya-air-flight-182

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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.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #boats-and-boating, #borneo-indonesia, #indonesia, #jakarta-indonesia, #java-indonesia, #lion-air, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #ships-and-shipping, #sriwijaya-air, #sriwijaya-air-flight-182, #surabaya-indonesia

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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.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #boeing-737-max-groundings-and-safety-concerns-2019, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #indonesia, #jakarta-indonesia, #pilots, #sriwijaya-air, #sriwijaya-air-flight-182

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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.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #boeing-737-max-groundings-and-safety-concerns-2019, #boeing-company, #indonesia, #sriwijaya-air, #sriwijaya-air-flight-182

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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.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #boeing-737-max-groundings-and-safety-concerns-2019, #boeing-company, #indonesia, #sriwijaya-air, #sriwijaya-air-flight-182

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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.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #boeing-company, #indonesia, #jakarta-indonesia, #sriwijaya-air, #sriwijaya-air-flight-182

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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.

#aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #boeing-company, #indonesia

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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.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #american-airlines, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #boeing-737-max-groundings-and-safety-concerns-2019, #boeing-company, #federal-aviation-administration, #laguardia-airport-queens-ny, #miami-fla, #miami-international-airport, #united-states

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Lockerbie Bombing of 1988: US Unseals Charges Against New Suspect

Attorney General William P. Barr said that investigators had obtained a confession in 2012 from a bomb expert admitting his role in the terrorist attack on a jetliner over Scotland.

#attorneys-general, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #barr-william-p, #justice-department, #libya, #lockerbie-scotland, #masud-abu-agila-mohammad, #megrahi-abdelbaset-ali-mohmed-al, #pan-american-world-airways, #qaddafi-muammar-el, #scotland, #terrorism, #united-states-politics-and-government

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U.S. Unseals Charges Against New Suspect in 1988 Lockerbie Bombing

Attorney General William P. Barr said that investigators had obtained a confession in 2012 from a bomb expert admitting his role in the terrorist attack on a jetliner over Scotland.

#attorneys-general, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #barr-william-p, #justice-department, #libya, #lockerbie-scotland, #masud-abu-agila-mohammad, #megrahi-abdelbaset-ali-mohmed-al, #pan-american-world-airways, #qaddafi-muammar-el, #scotland, #terrorism, #united-states-politics-and-government

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United Helps to Contact Passengers After Possible Covid 19-Related Death on Flight

The flight, United 591 from Orlando to Los Angeles, was diverted to New Orleans on Monday after a passenger had a medical emergency on board.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #flight-attendants, #new-orleans-la, #united-airlines

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U.S. Said to Be Near Charges for Another Suspect in 1988 Lockerbie Bombing

The attack on Pan Am flight 103 killed 270 people, including 189 Americans.

#attorneys-general, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #barr-william-p, #justice-department, #libya, #lockerbie-scotland, #megrahi-abdelbaset-ali-mohmed-al, #mueller-robert-s-iii, #netherlands, #qaddafi-muammar-el, #senussi-abdullah-al, #terrorism, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Is It Safe to Fly During the Coronavirus Pandemic?

Studies suggest that flying is a relatively lower-risk activity, and millions are traveling by plane over the holidays. But the picture is not complete. Here’s what the science says about mitigating exposure.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns

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Boeing’s 737 Max Is a Saga of Capitalism Gone Awry

A corporate culture that privileged profits over safety had terrible consequences.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #boeing-737-max-groundings-and-safety-concerns-2019, #boeing-company, #federal-aviation-administration

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Boeing’s 737 Max Will Be Flying Again. Here’s What You Need to Know

It will take weeks, if not months, for American, United and Southwest to get the plane back into service — and reassure travelers about its safety.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #american-airlines, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #boeing-737-max-groundings-and-safety-concerns-2019, #boeing-company, #delta-air-lines-inc, #federal-aviation-administration, #southwest-airlines-company, #travel-and-vacations, #united-airlines

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Boeing 737 Max Is Cleared by F.A.A. to Resume Flights

The U.S. agency said changes in software, design and training had made the plane safe to operate after two fatal crashes and 20 months out of service.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #boeing-737-max-groundings-and-safety-concerns-2019, #boeing-company, #design, #federal-aviation-administration, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #travel-and-vacations

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Helicopter Crash in Egypt Kills 8 Sinai Peacekeepers

Six Americans are among the dead. The Multinational Force and Observers said there was nothing to suggest the crash was anything but an accident.

#aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #czech-republic, #deaths-fatalities, #france, #helicopters, #multinational-force-and-observers, #sinai-peninsula-egypt, #united-states

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The Sunday Read: ‘Lost in the Deep’

The epic hunt for a lost World War II aircraft carrier.

#aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #submarines-and-submersibles, #world-war-ii-1939-45

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Navy Plane Crashes in Alabama, Killing Crew

The plane crashed into a residential area. No civilians on the ground were injured, the authorities said.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #deaths-fatalities, #defense-department, #fires-and-firefighters, #foley-ala, #united-states-navy

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Jetpack Sighted Again Above Los Angeles, This Time at 6,000 Feet

Federal officials are looking into the second such sighting in just six weeks. Two airline pilots previously spotted a man in a jetpack at an altitude of 3,000 feet.

#aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #china-airlines, #federal-aviation-administration, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #jetpacks, #los-angeles-calif

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Europe Can Impose Tariffs on U.S. in Long-Running Aircraft Battle

The World Trade Organization gave the European Union permission to tax up to $4 billion of American products annually in return for subsidies given to Boeing

#airbus-industrie, #airlines-and-airplanes, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #boeing-737-max-groundings-and-safety-concerns-2019, #boeing-company, #customs-tariff, #international-trade-and-world-market

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Stephen Barnes, Partner in Law Firm With Cellino, Dies at 61

A jingle helped them transform a two-partner practice in Buffalo into a 50-lawyer personal injury behemoth in New York State and California. Mr. Barnes died in a plane crash.

#advertising-and-marketing, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #barnes-stephen-e, #cellino-ross-m-jr, #cellinobarnes-pc, #deaths-obituaries, #suits-and-litigation-civil

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Queens Seaplane Crash Kills One and Seriously Injures Two

The plane, “traveling rather fast along the water, skipped twice and hit the pier,” the New York fire commissioner said.

#aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #fire-department-nyc, #whitestone-queens-ny

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Steve Barnes, of Cellino & Barnes Law Firm, Dies in Plane Crash

Mr. Barnes, one half of the personal injury firm known for its infectious jingle, was flying a small plane when it crashed in upstate New York, killing him and a passenger.

#aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #barnes-stephen-e

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Bipartisan House Bill Aims to Fix Boeing 737 Max Safety Lapses

The measure seeks to strengthen the Federal Aviation Administration and impose tougher penalties on corporate executives who undermine regulators.

#accidents-and-safety, #airlines-and-airplanes, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #boeing-737-max-groundings-and-safety-concerns-2019, #boeing-company, #defazio-peter-a, #federal-aviation-administration, #graves-sam, #house-committee-on-transportation, #larsen-rick, #law-and-legislation, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Kobe Bryant’s Widow Sues L.A. County Sheriff Over Crash Site Photos

Vanessa Bryant’s lawsuit alleges that at least eight deputies took and shared graphic photographs of the victims.

#aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #bryant-kobe, #bryant-vanessa, #california, #los-angeles-county-sheriffs-department, #suits-and-litigation-civil

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House Report Condemns Boeing and F.A.A. in 737 Max Disasters

A committee’s Democrats say two fatal crashes were a “horrific culmination” of engineering flaws, mismanagement and oversight lapses.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #boeing-737-max-groundings-and-safety-concerns-2019, #boeing-company, #federal-aviation-administration, #house-of-representatives, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry

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3 Air National Guard Members Killed in Plane Crash in Tennessee

The crash, which occurred near an airport 70 miles southeast of Nashville, is being investigated by the F.A.A. and the National Transportation Safety Board.

#air-national-guard, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #deaths-fatalities, #jessica-wright, #scott-bumpus, #shelli-huether, #tennessee

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Boeing 787 Dreamliner Deliveries Slowed by Quality Concerns

The company said it was stepping up inspections, citing new manufacturing problems. Federal regulators are also looking into production flaws.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #boeing-737-max-groundings-and-safety-concerns-2019, #boeing-company, #defective-products, #factories-and-manufacturing, #federal-aviation-administration, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry

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A Gender-Reveal Celebration Is Blamed for a Wildfire. It Wasn’t the First Time.

The El Dorado fire in California ignited as a family was using a “pyrotechnic device” to announce the gender of a new baby, the authorities said.

#arizona, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #california, #deaths-fatalities, #fires-and-firefighters, #gender, #iowa, #parties-social, #social-media, #wildfires

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Jet Pack Sighting at 3,000 Feet Over Los Angeles Prompts Investigation

Two commercial pilots approaching the city’s main airport reported a man out for a high-altitude spin. The F.B.I. is looking into it.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #federal-aviation-administration, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #jetpacks, #los-angeles-calif

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