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Both engines on the TransAsia flight lost power less than two minutes after take-off, aviation official says

One of the engines on TransAsia Airways Flight 235 went idle 37 seconds after takeoff, and the pilots may have shut off the remaining engine before attempting to restart them, but the plane crashed before that could happen, Taiwan’s top aviation safety official said Friday. 1,070 more words


Book Review ~ Calamity by Dana Griffin

Afraid of flying? I am. Always have been, always will be. And after reading Dana Griffin’s latest airline thriller, Calamity, I’ll be taking trains or ships from now on. 129 more words


Taiwan plane crash caught on camera, Trudeau deemed 'most able to survive in wilderness'

More the 20 people have died in Taipei, Taiwan, after a TransAsia Airways flight crashed into the Keelung River shortly after takeoff Wednesday. Although details are still coming in, the plane banked sharply and clipped a bridge before crashing into the river, video of which was caught on dashboard-mounted cameras from the bridge. 222 more words


Guest column: Who's flying the plane?

Capt. Matt Sheehy
Capt. Barry Sheehy

Pilots used to be in command of their airliners, but automation is taking over and we are seeing the results. 738 more words


AirAsia black boxes discovered by divers but only one retrieved from bottom of Java Sea

PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia — Divers retrieved one black box Monday and located the other from the AirAsia plane that crashed more than two weeks ago, key developments that should help investigators unravel what caused the aircraft to plummet into the Java Sea.


Fields of Broken Dreams

Fields of Broken Dreams

There has been much sadness in our world and nation of late.  Added to this, each of us has a network of loved ones weighed down in difficulties of their own.   326 more words