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Defective Army Helicopter Blamed for Deaths

The families of two National Guard Army pilots have filed an aviation wrongful death lawsuit against the manufacturers of a helicopter that crashed last year near Mosul, Iraq. Billie Jean Grinder, 25, and Marcus R. Alford Sr, 28, both died …

Latest Plaintiffs File Wrongful Death Lawsuit over Fatal Crash

John and Marilyn Kausner became the latest family members to file an aviation wrongful death lawsuit over the catastrophic crash of Colgan Air flight 3407. The Buffalo-bound flight crashed into a private residence near the airport on Feb. 12, 2009, …

New Pilot Crashes, 3 Die

A man who had had his pilot’s license for only 3 months died when his plane crashed into a mountain.  Andrey Pasechnikov, 38, was piloting a Cessna 182K when it crashed into the abruptly rising hills on the west side …

Private Plane Crashes into RV Park

Kenneth Thode, 62, was practicing touch and go landings near the resort city of North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, when he lost control of his private plane and crashed into an RV park. The plane hit a tree and plowed …

Fatal Training Flight Crash Kills Four

A plane from an aviation school crashed into a runway at Palm Beach International Airport, killing a flight instructor, another licensed pilot and two passengers. The group was heading back to the aviation school in Melbourne, Florida after stopping in …

Family Dies in Private Plane Crash Over Wyoming

A father and three of his sons died in a private plane crash on Oct. 25, 2010 after hitting a Wyoming mountain. The pilot, Luke Bucklin, 40, was the founder and CEO of Sierra Bravo, a small tech company. His …

Pilot Loses Control of Plane, Wreckage Recovered Days Later

A plane that crashed on Oct. 25, 2010 was finally recovered after heavy snow fall prevented rescuers and investigators from reaching the site for several days. They found the remains of the three victims of the aviation accident. The plane …

Helicopter Crash Sparks Concern Over EMS Safety Procedures

An emergency medical services helicopter crashed into a field near Brownsville, Tennessee killing all aboard, which included the pilot and two nurses. They were on a return trip after delivering a patient. There were severe thunderstorms in the area, and …

Brazil Plane Crash May Have Been Caused by Human Error

Miscommunication among air traffic controllers is likely to be the cause of the most devastating plane crash in the history of Brazil that took the lives of 155 passengers last week. GOL Airline flight 1907 (a Boeing 737-800) collided into …

FAA Cracks Down on Air Traffic Controllers Napping During Breaks

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration announced they will be cracking down on air controllers who doze off during their downtime, a guideline that will overrule standard policies in several control centers. This new action was taken the week after the …

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