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What Investigators are Searching for in Germanwings Crash
Airlines & Airports / CBS News / Plane Crashes

What Investigators are Searching for in Germanwings Crash

On Tuesday morning, Germanwings Flight 9525 crashed in the French Alps en route from Spain to Germany. Prior to the incident, the plane reached a cruising altitude of 38,000 feet—but… Read More…

Germanwings Flight 9525 Crash: What We Know Right Now
Airlines & Airports / CBS News / Plane Crashes

Germanwings Flight 9525 Crash: What We Know Right Now

Germanwings Flight 9525, which was flying from Barcelona to Düsseldorf, crashed in the French Alps Tuesday morning. There were 150 people on board, comprised of 144 passengers and 6 crew members…. Read More…

Flight Anxiety After 2014 Air Disasters: One Pilot’s Opinion
Plane Crashes / Travel Safety

Flight Anxiety After 2014 Air Disasters: One Pilot’s Opinion

Flying can be a rather stressful activity. You’re boxed in a tight, closed space for several hours on end with people who may or may not have a cold, the… Read More…

Travel Detective Blog: Will MH370 Change Airline Flight Tracking?
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Travel Detective Blog: Will MH370 Change Airline Flight Tracking?

The latest on MH370 is that we may well be going into a long, quiet period of no new developments. The sad story here is that we may never know what… Read More…

The Travel Detective Update on Malaysia Airlines Crash
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The Travel Detective Update on Malaysia Airlines Crash

With each passing hour, the mystery surrounding the disappearance and presumed loss of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 gets more strange…and speculation is rampant. The Vietnamese Navy is reporting that the… Read More…

Do You Know the Most Dangerous Airports in the US?
Plane Crashes

Do You Know the Most Dangerous Airports in the US?

Did you watch the devastating footage of the jet crash at Aspen-Pitkin County yesterday?  The airport captivated national attention after a private plane crash landed, flipped over and was soon… Read More…

25 Years After Pan Am Flight 103, Questions Linger
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25 Years After Pan Am Flight 103, Questions Linger

It seems impossible to think 25 years have passed since the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103, which exploded and crashed in the tiny town of Lockerbie, Scotland. It was… Read More…

Afraid to Speak Up? Cockpit Politics & Asiana 214 Crash
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Afraid to Speak Up? Cockpit Politics & Asiana 214 Crash

While it will take over a year for the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) to conclude its formal report regarding the Asiana 214 crash, investigators have found no evidence of… Read More…

Know the Real Risks: How Safe Is Travel Today?
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Know the Real Risks: How Safe Is Travel Today?

Don’t let fear impact the way you travel.  It’s time to look at the numbers to understand what’s actually dangerous and what’s just perceived as being dangerous.  Comparing recent data… Read More…

Aviation Safety: Are New Pilot Safety Requirements Enough?
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Aviation Safety: Are New Pilot Safety Requirements Enough?

The Colgan Air crash in 2009 was a wake up call for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that it was time to look into pilot training and regulations not just… Read More…

Reduce Your Risk: What You Can Do to Survive a Plane Crash
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Reduce Your Risk: What You Can Do to Survive a Plane Crash

Even though plane crashes are statistically uncommon, they are widely feared. Take comfort in the numbers: The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) reports that only 1 in 1.2 million flights… Read More…