Statistically, flying is the safest way to travel and you practically have nothing to worry about, but here’s what happens when that flies out the window. Buckle up.
It’s been nearly a year and a half since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared and investigators finally have their first big lead in the search. A piece of an aircraft’s wing—a flaperon, to be specific—washed up on Réunion Island, east of Madagascar, some 3000 miles away from where investigators were looking. But…
We've all moaned and groaned over flights cancelled due to weather. It's maddening to miss your connection (or even your whole trip) because of bad weather, but incidents like today's crash of Delta 1086 in a snowy New York City are exactly why they make that tough call that can affect millions of travelers.
Last night's insane crash in Taipei got me wondering what it'd be like to experience such an event. So I talked to legendary adventurer Robert Young Pelton, who survived a very similar experience. Here's his story and advice on living through it.
After the tragic crash of Malaysia Airlines flight 17 on Thursday, and amid the wall-to-wall news coverage, I began to wonder about something we don't typically see on the news — How do these incidents affect pilots? I reached out to my pilot friend, Mike to find out.
In 1956 two planes collided over the Arizona desert, killing all 128 people on board and scattering the debris deep inside the Grand Canyon. This week, the National Park Service designated the crash site a National Historic Landmark—even though they don't actually want you to go visit it.
Planes are very safe, and chances are you've been told as much. "You're more likely to die on your drive to the airport than you are in the sky," and all that. But do you know why planes are so safe? It's not just because plane crashes are rare (though they most definitely are). It's also because even if you do…
According to reports, the unconscious pilot who crashed into the the Gulf of Mexico earlier today was Dr. Peter Hertzak, 65, an OB-GYN and plastic surgeon from Slidell, Louisiana. The Coast Guard watched the plane sink, so it's all but certain that the pilot died.
The FAA lost contact with a Cessna 421 shortly before 9AM this morning. The pilot, it turns out, was unconscious, and the plane ultimately slammed into the Gulf of Mexico 135 miles off the coast of Florida. The pilot has been identified as Dr. Peter Hertzak.
A 21-year-old Redditor named Devin says that her house was destroyed by the horrific F-18 plane crash on Friday. That circled wreckage above? Her crib. She took it upon herself to start an Ask Me Anything thread on Reddit to share her crazy and disturbing story.
A Navy F-18 fighter just went down smack in the middle of a Virginia Beach apartment complex, demolishing buildings and leaving others ablaze after multiple explosions—the jet itself is an enormous flaming heap of jet wreckage.
Everyone who drives a car eventually comes into close encounter with a light pole. Backing up, trying to parallel park, hey, it happens to all of us. And that's totally okay. What's NOT okay is if you're a pilot and you crash your freaking plane into a light pole. How does that even happen?
Just a day after an air show crash took the lives of
nine people in Reno, Nevada, another plane went down during yet another air show. This crash took place during the Thunder Over the Blue Ridge show in Martinsburg, WV.
This vintage World War II B-17 bomber crashed this morning causing explosions with fireballs shooting 50 feet in the air. Amazingly, all seven people on board survived the crash without serious injury. The pictures from WGN-TV are absolutely stunning.
A routine flight in the Democratic Republic of Congo turned deadly when a crocodile escaped from a passenger's duffle bag. According to the flight's sole human survivor, panicking passengers fled into the cockpit and caused the pilot to lose control.
No, we're not tripping through time with Desmond. The derelict and overgrown plane found in Lost has become a prevalent symbol for a deserted island that's anything but. It also seems to be just as prevalent in the real world.
Last February a Turkish Airways jet crashed in Amsterdam killing nine people and injuring 121 others. Passenger Sefer Baris and his MacBook Air survived the crash—but both were a little worse for wear.