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.

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

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Travel Workers Despair a Year Lost to Covid-19

Six travel workers, from a cruise ship crewmember in Manila to a tour bus driver in East Jerusalem, share how the prolonged shutdown has upended their lives.

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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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Chuck Yeager, Test Pilot Who Broke the Sound Barrier, Is Dead at 97

A World War II fighter ace and Air Force general, he was, according to Tom Wolfe, “the most righteous of all the possessors of the right stuff.”

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He Escaped Death as a Kamikaze Pilot. 70 Years Later, He Told His Story.

Kazuo Odachi is one of the last living members of a group never meant to survive. He wants to remind Japan that before its modern success came the sacrifices of the young pilots who gave their lives.

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Hit First by the Coronavirus Pandemic, Arline Workers Seek New Paths

Pilots, flight attendants and other staff are retiring early or taking buyouts and leaves of absence in anticipation of a slow recovery.

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The Runway Lights Failed, So Villagers Used Their Headlights to Aid an Airlift

A child was waiting to be flown to Anchorage, but the pilot of a LifeMed Alaska flight could not see the runway at the airport in Igiugig, Alaska, officials said.

#airlifts, #airlines-and-airplanes, #airports, #all-terrain-vehicles-atv, #anchorage-alaska, #pilots, #rural-areas

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Pilots Were Once in Short Supply. Now They’re Losing Their Jobs.

Before the pandemic, airlines worried about not being able to replace retiring baby boomers. Eager recruits expect to bear the brunt of layoffs.

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Overlooked No More: Roberta Cowell, Trans Trailblazer, Pilot and Auto Racer

Cowell is said to be the first woman known to undergo sex reassignment surgery in Britain. But after a splash in the 1950s, she withdrew from public life and died in obscurity.

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Overlooked No More: When Hazel Ying Lee and Maggie Gee Soared the Skies

Lee and Gee never met, but as the only two Chinese-American women pilots during the war, their lives ran a strikingly similar course, and both thwarted layers of prejudice.

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Jerzy Glowczewski, Polish Ace in a Spitfire, Dies at 97

He fled Warsaw when the Nazis invaded, flew 100 combat missions, and made a life as an architect in Poland, Egypt and the United States. He died of the coronavirus in New York.

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Who Should Wear Masks on Planes? More Airlines Say Everyone.

Major carriers are requiring masks on their flight crews. Delta and American Airlines decided that passengers must cover their faces, too.

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Harrison Ford Strayed Onto an Active Runway in His Plane

The episode was being investigated by the Federal Aviation Administration, which ordered the actor to complete awareness training in 2017.

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