Posts Tagged ‘mid-air collisions’


Near Misses and Close Calls in the Air

With more planes flying than ever before, the number of incidents has risen. Should nervous passengers be worried?
by Patrick Smith

The vertical stabilizer of American Airlines Flight 587 is lifted out of Jamaica Bay. (Photo by NTSB)

American Airlines Flight 587 Crash: November 12 in Aviation History

American Airlines Flight 587 crashes in New York, Saudi Arabian and Kazakh jets collide, Delta orders 60 Boeing 757s, and more...
by NYCAviation Staff

Indian Air Force Mil Mi-17-IV helicopter seen at Mumbai in 2008. (Photo by Sean D'Silva, via Wikimedia Commons)

Mid-Air Collision of Two Indian Air Force Helicopters Kills 9

Two Indian Air Force Mil Mi-17 helicopters collided in mid-air, killing all nine people on board both aircraft, defense officials said on Friday.
by BNO News



Pilot Fought to Avoid Houses After Mid-air Crash Over England

The pilot of a small aircraft died in southern England following a mid-air collision on Monday.
by BNO News

This is the Piper PA-32 Cherokee Six (N71MC) that collided with a helicopter over the Hudson. (Photo by Paul Kanagie)

Harrowing Accident Exposes Hudson River Corridor’s Flaws—and Beauty

A pilot explores the history of aviation accidents over the Hudson River corridor and the rarity of mid-air collisions.
by Brian Futterman