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Large Cargo Plane Crashes Near Birmingham Airport

Large Cargo Plane Crashes Near Birmingham AirportJoseph Devenney/Getty Images(BIRMINGHAM, Ala.) -- A large cargo plane crashed outside the Birmingham, Ala. airport on Wednesday morning.Flames were reported at the scene where a UPS jet crashed near the Birmingham International Airport, killing the pil...

Amelia Earhart Plane Wreckage Possibly Spotted in Sonar Image

Amelia Earhart Plane Wreckage Possibly Spotted in Sonar ImagePhoto by New York Times Co./Getty Images(WILMINGTON, Del.) -- A team of historical sleuths believe they have found a clue to what happened to famed aviator Amelia Earhart, claiming sonar may have picked up an image of her wrecked plane off an underwate...

Plane Makes Belly Landing at Newark Airport

Plane Makes Belly Landing at Newark AirportABC News(NEWARK, N.J.) -- A U.S. Airways official confirmed that a turboprop plane carrying 31 passengers and three crew members was forced to make a belly landing in Newark, N.J., early Saturday morning due to a problem with the jet's landing gear.The...

Plane Carrying Missoni, Italian Fashion Boss, Reported Missing

Plane Carrying Missoni, Italian Fashion Boss, Reported MissingMedioimages/Photodisc/Thinkstock(CARACAS,Venezuela) -- Vittorio Missoni and his wife are reported missing, who were last seen on board a flight from the archipelago of Los Roques heading towards Maiquetia Airport in Caracas, according to the BBC.The ai...

Hoping to Avoid Baggage Fees, Flyer Wears 70 Pieces of Clothing

Hoping to Avoid Baggage Fees, Flyer Wears 70 Pieces of ClothingiStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A budget-minded passenger in China was willing to put a little sweat equity into saving some money on airline baggage fees on a recent flight to Kenya. According to Guangzhou Daily, when the unidentified man discover...

Private jet Carrying Regional Mexican Superstar Jenni Rivera Disappears

Private jet Carrying Regional Mexican Superstar Jenni Rivera DisappearsiStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Mexican officials have confirmed the disappearance of a private jet carrying regional Mexican music superstar Jenni Rivera that took off from the northern Mexican city of Monterrey at 3:15 a.m. local time on Sunday a...

Cloud Seeders Help Make It Rain over Drought-Stricken Texas

Cloud Seeders Help Make It Rain over Drought-Stricken TexasHemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Craig Funke's job is to fly a small plane to the edge of violent thunderstorms and back. The former commercial pilot is not some adrenaline junkie courting danger. He is a cloud seeder in Pleasanton, Texas, chasing menaci...

Puckish Russian Offers Romney a Plane Whose Windows Open

Puckish Russian Offers Romney a Plane Whose Windows OpeniStockphoto/Thinkstock(MOSCOW) -- After Mitt Romney joked that “the windows don’t open” on Ann Romney’s plane, which filled with smoke last Friday, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitri Rogozin offered to send her a replacement: ...

Ann Romney’s Plane Forced to Make Emergency Landing

Ann Romney’s Plane Forced to Make Emergency LandingABC News(DENVER) -- Ann Romney’s plane made an emergency landing Friday in Colorado after smoke filled the cabin because of an apparent electrical fire.Romney, wife of the Republican presidential nominee, Mitt Romney, was not harmed in the incide...

Plane Hoax Witness Said Ending Was ‘Like Seal Team Six’

Plane Hoax Witness Said Ending Was ‘Like Seal Team Six’USAir.com(PHILADELPHIA) -- "It was like Seal Team Six. The SWAT Team from Philly, they were pretty awesome," said Kurt Weber, a passenger on the Dallas-bound US Air flight that returned to Philadelphia Thursday because of a bomb hoax.Weber, who was sit...

Rubio’s Plane Makes Emergency Landing

Rubio’s Plane Makes Emergency LandingJoe Raedle/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Sen. Marco Rubio’s plane made an emergency landing due to mechanical problems as it was en route to a Mitt Romney campaign event in Des Moines, Iowa.The Florida senator, who is considered to be a top contend...

United Passengers Revolt After Stranded for Days in China

United Passengers Revolt After Stranded for Days in ChinaUnited Continental Holdings(NEW YORK) -- A United Airlines flight from Shanghai, China, to New Jersey should have taken just 13 hours, but it took some folks three days to make that trip, after a firestorm of protests, threats and even violence. United...

Chinese Passengers, Crew Thwart Attempted Plane Hijacking

Chinese Passengers, Crew Thwart Attempted Plane HijackingMedioimages/Photodisc/Thinkstock(BEIJING) -- An attempted hijacking of a Chinese passenger plane was thwarted on Friday by crew members and passengers in the skies above the restive western Chinese province of Xinjiang.Tianjin Airlines Flight 7554 was ...

NATO Condemns Syria for Downing Turkish Plane

NATO Condemns Syria for Downing Turkish PlaneNATO(BRUSSELS) -- NATO condemned Syria on Tuesday for downing a Turkish fighter jet last Friday.After holding an emergency session on the incident in Brussels, the North Atlantic Council issued a statement saying, "We consider this act to be unacceptab...

Wreckage of Russian Commercial Jet Found in Indonesia

Wreckage of Russian Commercial Jet Found in IndonesiaiStockphoto/Thinkstock(JAKARTA, Indonesia) -- Russia's struggling aviation industry was delivered a severe setback on Wednesday when its new Sukhoi Superjet-100 disappeared on a test flight over the mountains in western Indonesia.Wreckage of the plane ...

Russian Jet Missing After Falling Off Radar in Indonesia

Russian Jet Missing After Falling Off Radar in IndonesiaiStockphoto/Thinkstock(MOSCOW) -- Authorities fear a Russian passenger jet has crashed in Indonesia after it fell off radar screens while it was on a test flight near Jakarta.The Sukhoi Superjet-100 was carrying at least 44 people and vanished from det...

FAA Scolds iPad Bird-Strike Videographer

FAA Scolds iPad Bird-Strike VideographerFile photo. Tom Brakefield/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Even if you don’t remember the name Grant Cardone, surely you remember his video. Cardone was on the recent Delta flight hit by birds shortly after takeoff at New York’s John F. Kennedy ...

Bird Strike Cripples Plane Carrying Joe Biden

Bird Strike Cripples Plane Carrying Joe BideniStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Air Force Two, a modified Boeing 757 government airplane carrying Vice President Joe Biden, struck birds Thursday night as it was landing at Santa Barbara Airport in California, an administration official told ABC ...

Sleepy Pilot Mistakes Planet for Oncoming Plane, Aircraft Nosedives

Sleepy Pilot Mistakes Planet for Oncoming Plane, Aircraft NosedivesHemera/Thinkstock(TORONTO) -- A sleepy pilot who mistook the planet Venus for an oncoming plane sent his Air Canada jet into a steep dive that bounced passengers off the ceiling, injuring 16, and nearly caused a collision with a real plane flying 1,000...

Lauren Scruggs Rejects $200K Settlement in Propeller Accident

Lauren Scruggs Rejects $200K Settlement in Propeller AccidentABC News(DALLAS) -- Injured model and fashion editor Lauren Scruggs, who is recovering from a Dec. 3 plane propeller accident in which she lost her left hand and left eye, rejected a $200,000 settlement offer from the plane’s insurance company an...
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