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WASHINGTON — Do you know the way to San Jose? Quite a few airline pilots apparently don't.
SAN FRANCISCO - Investigators trying to understand why Asiana Airlines Flight 214 crash landed focused Monday on decisions made in the cockpit of the giant jet, where an experienced pilot was learning his way around a new aircraft and fellow pilots were supposed to be monitoring his actions.
SAN FRANCISCO — An Asiana Airlines flight packed with more than 300 people slammed onto the runway while landing at San Francisco airport Saturday and caught fire, forcing many to escape by sliding down the emergency inflatable slides and into a trail of metal debris as flames tore through the plane.
Shortly before flames engulfed his comrades, the Hotshot firefighters' lookout radioed his team that the blaze had shifted direction with the wind and that he was fleeing for safety.
PRESCOTT — Investigators from across the U.S. poured into the mountain town of Yarnell on Tuesday to figure out why 19 elite firefighters perished in an out-of-control wildfire and whether human error played a role in the tragedy.
Two small planes collided and then crashed in the desert on Friday, killing all four people aboard the two aircraft, officials said.
PRESCOTT — A lot of pilots have never learned how to ditch their aircraft in water. Especially in Arizona, the "lesson" on that topic is usually a couple of paragraphs in a textbook and a checklist, and that lack of practical knowledge can be deadly.
A small plane made a rough landing on Friday night at Stellar Airpark in Chandler.
WASHINGTON - The battery that caught fire in a Japan Airlines Boeing 787 in Boston earlier this month was not overcharged, but government investigators said there could still be problems with wiring or other charging components.
On April 17, 2000, a United Airlines jet struck a turkey vulture on approach to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and landed with $50,000 worth of damage to a wing.
A small plane that belonged to an Arizona flight school was found crashed in a canyon in the mountains east of Phoenix on Saturday, and all three men on board were confirmed dead.
The Exchange Club and City of Tempe will be keeping up a tradition of remembering victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks at Tempe Beach Park.
ROMULUS, Mich. — Family members of those who died in a plane crash near Detroit Metropolitan Airport 25 years ago held a memorial Thursday night at the crash site.
A flight from Las Vegas to Mesa landed safely Tuesday in the Valley suburb after the plane's pilot shut down one engine.
Mesa police are investigating the death of a man who died after he was struck by a water tanker truck at the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport early Saturday.
Federal authorities are investigating a plane crash in east Mesa that left two people dead seconds after the aircraft took off from Falcon Field on Tuesday morning.
Boarding an airplane has never been safer in the U.S., but there are still some corners of the world where flying is risky, including Russia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Somalia.
WASHINGTON — Federal safety investigators said Wednesday the pilots of two Phoenix news helicopters had so many distractions they lost track of each other, resulting in a midair crash that killed four.
A new lawsuit is raising serious questions about the safety of helicopters made in Mesa and used by law enforcement agencies around the world, including on patrols along the U.S. border.
MANILA, Philippines - The 346 passengers were cruising at 29,000 feet Friday when an explosive bang shook the Qantas jumbo jet. The plane descended rapidly. Oxygen masks dropped from the ceiling as debris flew through the cabin from a hole that had suddenly appeared in the floor.
WASHINGTON - Two airborne planes - one landing and the other taking off - came within a half-mile of colliding at John F. Kennedy International Airport on Friday in the second such incident at the airport in a week, the Federal Aviation Administration said.
The employer of a man who was one of two people killed in a plane crash Friday afternoon released his name Sunday.
Three Marines and one Navy sailor are dead and one Marine is injured after a helicopter from the Yuma Marine base crashed 20 miles north of Yuma near the Colorado River, according to a military official.
The Valley lost four television newsmen Friday night — men who were remembered for their passion for broadcast news and flight, and their dedication to their jobs.