Like most other aviation calamities, the 583 people killed in 1977 when a KLM 747 struck a Pan Am 747 at Tenerife resulted not from a single error or failure, but from a chain of improbable errors and failures, together with a stroke or two of really bad luck.
Despite what many young Americans seem to think, aircraft sabotage did not begin with the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. It has been with us for decades. Following is a list of some of the worst air-related terrorist acts of the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s.
People keep asking “how can a plane simply disappear?” It’s an idea that doesn’t seem to compute in an age of instant and total connectivity.
For a whole host of reasons, airports are often bewildering, maddening places. Here are 15 things no airport terminal should be without.
As the pundits have it, our airlines are running out of pilots. But is this true?
As the public understands it, Sully saved 155 lives through nerves of steel and superhuman flying skills. The truth isn’t quite so romantic.