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Lurking Behind the Germanwings Cockpit Door

Posted March 26, 2015 by Erika Armstrong

In light of the tragic news earlier today, Columnist Erika Armstrong explores the culture of those who fly professionally and the ultimate betrayal among their ranks.

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DEVELOPING: Germanwings Flight 9525 Intentionally Crashed In The French Alps

Posted March 24, 2015 by Ben Granucci

A Germanwings aircraft flying between Barcelona and Dusseldorf has crashed in the French Alps Northwest of Nice. The aircraft was reported to be an Airbus A320. Initial reports from the French Government are that no survivors of the 150 on board are expected. The aircraft involved is reported to have been registered D-AIPX, operating Germanwings Flight […]

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Developing: Harrison Ford Injured in Plane Crash

Posted March 5, 2015 by David Lynn

Actor and pilot Harrison Ford was injured Thursday afternoon when the aircraft he was flying crashed just short of Santa Monica Airport.

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The 3 Plane Crashes You’ve Never Heard Of: Aviation’s Sacrificial Lambs

Posted March 2, 2015 by Phil Derner Jr.

There are more than a few crashes from the last decade that you probably have never heard of, but your safety could benefit from their lessons. Why the lack of media coverage?

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PK-AXC, the missing Indonesia AirAsia A320. Photo courtesy Aero Icarus, via Wikimedia Commons. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license.
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Developing: Indonesia AirAsia Flight 8501 Crashes South of Borneo

Posted December 27, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

Indonesia AirAsia Flight 8501, an Airbus A320, has crashed in the Java Sea, southwest of Borneo.

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Updated: Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo Crashes During Test Flight

Posted November 1, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

Continuing coverage of the breakup and crash of Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo in California’a Mojave Desert.

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The Disaster That Wasn’t: Saving Eastern Air Lines Flight 902

Posted October 7, 2014 by David J. Williams and Phil Derner

Every accident is scrutinized and evaluated. Eastern Flight 902 is the one exceptional case of what can be learned from an airplane that did not crash but safely flew away.

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Private Aircraft Becomes Unresponsive Over US, Crashes Near Jamaica

Posted September 5, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

A private aircraft that departed Rochester, New York, intending to land in Naples, Florida, crashes off of the coast of Jamaica after becoming unresponsive to air traffic control.

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DEVELOPING: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Crashes In The Desert of Mali

Posted July 24, 2014 by Ben Granucci

Contact has been lost with an Air Algerie flight between Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (OUA) and Algiers, Algeria (ALG). Flight 5017 was an MD-83 that was being flown by Spanish carrier Swiftair on behalf of the Algerian airline. The aircraft had 110 passengers and 6 crew members onboard. Air traffic controllers lost contact with the plane […]

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Photo of Malaysian Airlines 777-200 9M-MRD, the actual aircraft said to be involved in the accident. The aircraft had been repainted back into normal colors prior to the crash.
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DEVELOPING: Malaysia Airlines 777 Reportedly Shot Down Over Ukraine

Posted July 23, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

A Malaysia Airlines 777-200ER traveling from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur crashed in the Ukraine on Thursday after a presumed surface-to-air missile strike.

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EXCLUSIVE: How Malaysia Airlines Can Survive Beyond 2014

Posted July 21, 2014 by Eric McKirdy

Despite years of financial losses and two Boeing 777 crashes, Malaysia Airlines could choose to rebound as a stronger company.

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United Flight 232: Surviving the Unthinkable

Posted July 18, 2014 by Gabe Andino

On July 19, 1989 an engine explosion left United 232 with no hydraulics and no controls, leading to a crash landing where many of the passengers survived. Now 25 years later we look back at this extraordinary accident and examine what went wrong, and what went right.

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Rockefeller Son Dies in Westchester County Plane Crash

Posted June 13, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

Police in Westchester, New York are responding to reports of a small plane crash just outside of Westchester County Airport on the campus of SUNY Purchase.

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WE GAAN: The Horror and Absurdity of History’s Worst Plane Crash

Posted March 27, 2014 by Patrick Smith

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.

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Five Years Later, Still a Miracle

Posted January 15, 2014 by Stephen Weisbrot

On January 15th, 2009, US Airways flight 1549 ditched into the Hudson River after striking a flock of birds. Today, it is still a miracle.

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This Tatarstan Air Boeing 737-500, tail registration VQ-BBN, was involved in a deadly crash at Kazan, Russia. (Photo courtesy of Planespotters.net)
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Video: Tatarstan Airlines Boeing 737 Crashes at Kazan; All Aboard Perish

Posted November 18, 2013 by Eric McKirdy

NYCAviation has learned that at approximately 10:30 AM EST, Tatarstan Airlines flight U9-363/2B-363 from Moscow Domodedovo to Kazan Russia crashed after attempting a go-around from its second aborted landing attempt, instead impacting the ground and killing all 44 passengers and six crew aboard.

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NTSB Issues an Interim Update on Asiana Flight 214

Posted October 25, 2013 by Ben Granucci

The NTSB on Friday morning announced that an investigative hearing will be conducted in December regarding the crash of Asiana Flight 214. They also provided an update on the progress of the investigation.

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UPS Airbus A300 Crashes On Approach To Birmingham-Shuttlesworth Int’l

Posted August 14, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

UPDATE- 8/16/13 5:45pm The NTSB on Friday afternoon held their third press conference into the crash of UPS 1354, starting with a bit of good news. Despite considerable cosmetic damage, the flight data and cockpit voice recorders did not sustain internal damage. “The recorders did their job. We have good data from both the cockpit […]

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Photos: Lion Air 737 Overruns Runway, Strikes Cow

Posted August 6, 2013 by Phil Derner Jr.

A Lion Air 737 overran a runway in Indonesia, striking a cow, as their second accident in just 4 months.

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UPDATED: Southwest 737 Nose Gear Collapse at LGA

Posted July 24, 2013 by NYCAviation Staff

UPDATE: Friday 7-26-13 New video has surfaced on YouTube today from the inside of Southwest 345 as the Boeing 737 landed at LaGuardia. The video clearly shows that the aircraft did not flare at all, and impact with the runway was quite forceful. Shortly after coming to a stop, a passenger is heard saying “there’s […]

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