Federal Aviation Administration
If you like to use your wireless devices to stay connected while you fly, the skies are about to become a little more friendly.
Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor said search crews on Thursday found the wreckage of a Piper PA28 in the Sierra Nevada mountains about 35 miles north-northeast of Fresno.
The Bellanca Citabria took off from a San Jose airport just before 8 a.m., but the pilot soon notified air traffic controllers that he needed to go back, Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Laura Brown said.
The pilot at the controls of an Asiana plane that crash landed was guiding a Boeing 777 into the San Francisco airport for the first time, and tried but failed to abort the landing after coming in too slow to set down safely, aviation and airline officials said Sunday.
San Francisco International Airport, with its tightly spaced runways that extend right up to the water, requires more skill for landing than most of the nation’s big airports, experienced airline pilots say.
Additional staff was brought in to help accommodate the more than 1,000 passengers that were diverted to Sacramento International Airport after the plane crash in San Francisco.
The crash of an Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 in San Francisco on Saturday is only the second major accident for the twin-engine, wide-bodied jet in the 18 years the model has been in service, aviation safety expert said.
An Asiana Airlines flight crashed while landing at San Francisco International Airport on Saturday, killing at least two people, injuring dozens of others and forcing passengers to jump down the emergency inflatable slides to safety as flames tore through the plane.
An Asiana Airlines flight from Seoul, South Korea, crashed while landing at San Francisco International Airport on Saturday, forcing passengers to jump down the emergency inflatable slides to safety. It was not immediately known whether there were any injuries.
Officials have identified a 66-year-old pilot killed in a Truckee plane crash as a Northern California emergency room doctor who was leaving for a humanitarian medical mission in Mexico.
It was Laverne Everett’s sister who posted her skydiving video on YouTube to share with family from out-of-state, not knowing that Laverne would become an internet sensation.
It was a horrifying finish in a vineyard next to the Lodi Parachute Center. From 13,500 feet, a veteran skydiver lost control, started to spin, and fell to his death.