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Plane crash-lands on US beach, killing father

This Sunday, July 27, 2014, photo provided by the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office shows emergency personnel at the scene of a small plane crash in Caspersen Beach in Venice, Fla. AP

A small plane crash-landed on a beach in the US state of Florida Sunday, killing a father and critically injuring his young daughter, authorities said Sunday.

Posted: July 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

French president: No survivors in Air Algerie crash

An arrival information screen shows the delayed Air Algerie flight 5017 (top) at the Houari Boumediene airport near Algiers, Algeria, Thursday, July 24, 2014. An Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria's capital disappeared from radar early Thursday over northern Mali and "probably crashed" according to the plane's owner and government officials in France and Burkina Faso. AP/Sidali Djarboub

French soldiers on Friday secured one of the black boxes from the Air Algerie plane that went down in restive northern Mali with the loss of at least 116 people, French President Francois Hollande said Friday. Terrorism has not been ruled out as a cause, although officials say the most likely cause is bad weather.

Posted: July 25th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Taiwan plane survivor crawls out, phones dad

Emergency workers watch an engine lifted from the TransAsia Airways Flight GE222 crash site on the outlying Taiwan island of Penghu, Friday, July 25, 2014. Investigators on Friday were examining wreckage and flight data recorders for clues into a plane crash on the Taiwanese island that killed 48 people. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)

The 10 survivors of Taiwan’s worst air disaster in more than a decade include a 34-year-old woman who called her father after scrambling from the wreckage and seeking help at a nearby home.

Posted: July 25th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Taiwan airline sorry for crash as relatives blast chairman

Rescue workers survey the wreckage of TransAsia Airways flight GE222 which crashed while attempting to land in stormy weather on the Taiwanese island of Penghu, late Wednesday, July 23, 2014.  AP PHOTO/WONG YAO-WEN

Taiwan’s TransAsia Airways ran an apology on the front pages of five major newspapers Friday, pledging to shoulder the “utmost responsibility” after 48 people died when one of its planes crashed in stormy weather.

Posted: July 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Very bad week: Airline disasters come in a cluster

Human remains are seen amongst aircraft parts as emergency workers look for bodies at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 near the village of Hrabove, eastern Ukraine, Saturday, July 19, 2014. AP

Nearly 300 passengers were killed when their plane was shot out of the sky over eastern Ukraine. Airlines suspended flights to Israel’s largest airport after rocket attacks. Two airliners crashed during storms, and yet another disappeared in West Africa. Aviation has suffered one of its worst weeks in memory.

Posted: July 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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