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The last few months have been, to say the least, unsettling for air travelers. Statistically, we know that it’s the safest. It’s something airlines don’t like to talk about, yet passengers oft wonder, but scarcely admit to pondering.

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'Amateur built' plane crashes on Vancouver Island golf course, killing two

Two people have been killed in a small plane crash near Nanaimo on Vancouver Island.

Transportation Safety Board spokesman Bill Yearwood says the plane, an “amateur built” Avid amphibious aircraft, crashed on takeoff from the Nanaimo Airport in Cassidy Saturday evening. 112 more words

Canada

2 killed in crash of small amphibious plane near Nanaimo on Vancouver Island

NANAIMO, B.C. — Two people have been killed in a small plane crash near Nanaimo on Vancouver Island.

Transportation Safety Board spokesman Bill Yearwood says the plane, an “amateur built” Avid amphibious aircraft, crashed on takeoff from the Nanaimo Airport in Cassidy Saturday evening. 112 more words

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Second black box from downed Air Algerie flight found

BAMAKO, Mali — The U.N. peacekeeping mission in Mali says its experts have found the second black box of the Air Algerie flight that fell from the sky and disintegrated in remote northern Mali, killing all 118 people onboard. 128 more words

News

Fear of Flying Amplified by Flurry of Air Disasters

(NEW YORK) — The recent flurry of air disasters does little to comfort nervous fliers, who suffer from what some experts call a “perfect storm” of fears. 353 more words

ABC Health News

In age of technology, how can airliners simply vanish?

Big passenger jets and air traffic controllers are equipped with increasingly sophisticated tracking and communication technology. Some of the world’s most advanced systems have been developed in Canada to oversee our vast airspace. 678 more words

National

The Demise of Flight 232


My eyes moisten at the thought of what happened about 77 miles to the northeast of my home one Summer afternoon 25 years ago.  United Airlines Flight 232 was midway through an unremarkable trip from Denver, Colorado to Chicago, Illinois. 1,056 more words

History