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Widow of F-16 Pilot Blames
His Death on Counterfeit Parts
Sep 15, 2022 11:07 AM CDT
Widow of F-16 Pilot Blames His Death on Counterfeit Parts
David Schmitz's ejection seat failed in 2020
- F-16 pilot David Schmitz was killed in June 2020 when his nighttime landing at a South Carolina base went wrong. Now the 32-year-old's widow has filed a federal lawsuit blaming counterfeit parts in his ejection seat for causing his death, reports the
Air Force Times
. Valerie Schmitz has sued...
Air France Suspends
2 Pilots for 'Totally
Aug 28, 2022 7:41 AM CDT
Air France Suspends 2 Pilots for 'Totally Inappropriate' Behavior
They allegedly came to blows in cockpit during Airbus flight to Geneva
- Air France says two pilots have been suspended while management decides what to do about their "totally inappropriate behavior" on a flight in mid-June. The airline confirmed the suspensions after
reported that the captain and co-pilot brawled in the cockpit of an Airbus A320 flight from Paris...
Deputies Shoot Pilot
After Florida Confrontation
Aug 11, 2022 10:25 AM CDT
Deputies Shoot Pilot After Florida Confrontation
Sheriff says it appears to have been 'suicide by cop'
- In what appears to be a "suicide by cop," deputies in the Florida Keys fatally shot a pilot who was deputized to carry guns on planes, officials say. Lane Morgan Caviness, 48, was killed at a Key Largo home Wednesday following reports of an intoxicated, armed suicidal man,...
Navy Fighter Jet
Crashes, Killing Pilot
Jun 4, 2022 9:00 AM CDT
Navy Fighter Jet Crashes, Killing Pilot
F/A-18E Super Hornet went down Friday in Southern California desert
- A Navy fighter jet crashed Friday in the Southern California desert, killing the pilot, authorities said. An F/A-18E Super Hornet based at Naval Air Station Lemoore went down at about 2:30pm in the area of Trona, an unincorporated Mojave Desert community in San Bernardino County, the Navy announced in...
Miracle in Florida: 'I Have
No Idea How to Fly the Airplane'
May 11, 2022 6:53 AM CDT
Miracle in Florida: 'I Have No Idea How to Fly the Airplane'
Man with no piloting experience safely lands Cessna after pilot is incapacitated
- A man got a crash course in flying an airplane this week, luckily minus the crashing. A passenger in a single-engine Cessna 208 was forced to land the plane at Palm Beach International Airport on Tuesday afternoon after the pilot had an apparent medical emergency on the way back from...
Passenger Jet Turns Back
Over Pilot's Certification
May 5, 2022 11:22 AM CDT
Passenger Jet Turns Back Over Pilot's Certification
Virgin Atlantic co-pilot hadn't taken his final assessment flight with the airline
- As far as reasons go for a passenger jet having to turn around midflight, it's a weird one. A Virgin Atlantic flight returned to UK's Heathrow Airport after 40 minutes because the co-pilot technically wasn't qualified to fly, reports the BBC . It may sound worse than it...
Report: EgyptAir Crash Likely
Caused by Pilot's Cigarette
Apr 28, 2022 10:44 AM CDT
Report: EgyptAir Crash Likely Caused by Pilot's Cigarette
Terrorism was initially blamed for 2016 crash that killed 66; French investigators found otherwise
- Smoke was detected on EgyptAir Flight 804 shortly before it plunged into the Mediterranean on May 19, 2016, killing all 66 aboard, and initial analyses pointed toward terrorism. Now, a report from French investigators points to something far less nefarious: a fire caused by a cigarette smoked by one...
He Flew for 2 Years
Then, the Press of
a Wrong Button
in case you missed it
Apr 9, 2022 9:00 AM CDT
He Flew for 2 Years Unsuspected. Then, the Press of a Wrong Button
British Airways pilot Craig Butfoy jailed after faking flying experience
- Who knows how things would've worked out for Craig Butfoy, and the passengers on the planes he piloted, if he simply hadn't pressed a wrong button one day at work. That button press, as it turns out, led to questions being asked, and then a startling revelation: The...
At 19, She's Inspiring New
Generation of Women to Fly
Jan 20, 2022 12:50 PM CST
At 19, She's Inspiring New Generation of Women to Fly
Belgium-British teen Zara Rutherford becomes youngest woman to fly solo around the world
- Zara Rutherford just completed a string of firsts. Foremost, the British-Belgian dual citizen, who got her first pilot license in 2020, became the youngest woman to fly around the world solo on Thursday. At just 19, she beat the record held by American Shaesta Waiz, who was 30 when she...
'I Think We're Making History,'
Pilot Said. Then He Crashed
Nov 18, 2021 10:40 AM CST
'I Think We're Making History,' Pilot Said. Then He Crashed
Marc Olson died Tuesday during pioneer mission to battle Colorado wildfire at night
- A pilot who'd flown for 42 years—32 of those spent in the Army and Air Force— died Tuesday during a pioneering effort to fight a Colorado wildfire at night. Marc Thor Olson of CO Fire Aviation successfully completed a water drop over the Kruger Rock Fire in Larimer...
Pilot Cited for Assault
After Mask Dispute
Nov 3, 2021 10:55 AM CDT
Pilot Cited for Assault After Mask Dispute
This one erupted between Southwest crew members at San Jose hotel bar
- A Southwest Airlines flight crew was enjoying an evening at a hotel bar in California last month when a mask dispute erupted between a flight attendant and a pilot, who's now accused of assault. An airline rep told
there was a "crew disagreement during an overnight...
for First Time
Nov 1, 2021 5:25 PM CDT
Electric Plane Crosses Strait for First Time
New Zealand pilot had power left over
- As he made history by becoming the first person to fly across New Zealand's Cook Strait in an electric plane, Gary Freedman thought it only fitting that the first thing he saw when approaching the Wellington coastline was the rotating blade of a wind turbine producing renewable energy. Freedman'...
Hot Mic Picks Up Pilot
Ranting Against Liberals
Mar 26, 2021 7:15 AM CDT
Hot Mic Picks Up Pilot Ranting Against Liberals
And Hyundais, in Southwest Airlines audio caught on air traffic control scanner
- Rule No. 1 of wearing a microphone: Always assume it's a hot one. A Southwest Airlines pilot found that out the hard way after his rant against liberals and a certain car manufacturer got picked up by air traffic control. Per travel site One Mile at a Time , the...
Feds Lay Out Final Moments
in Kobe Bryant Crash
Feb 9, 2021 10:09 AM CST
Feds Lay Out Final Moments in Kobe Bryant Crash
NTSB says pilot apparently became disoriented in clouds before crashing
- US safety investigators said Tuesday the pilot of Kobe Bryant's helicopter flew through the clouds last year in an apparent violation of federal standards, likely becoming disoriented just before the helicopter crashed and killed Bryant and eight others, per the AP . Pilot Ara Zobayan was flying under visual flight...
Country Sees First COVID
Transmission in 8 Months
Dec 22, 2020 7:23 AM CST
Country Sees First COVID Transmission in 8 Months
Contact tracing is underway in Taiwan
- For 253 days, Taiwan avoided any local transmission of COVID-19. But that impressive streak came to an end Tuesday with news that a woman in her 30s had tested positive after close contact with a pilot who’d flown to the US. The pilot, a New Zealand man in his...
He Was Taking
Off on Suicide
the War Ended
Dec 3, 2020 12:47 PM CST
He Was Taking Off on Suicide Mission When the War Ended
Kamikaze pilot Kazuo Odachi is telling his story
- He's a 93-year-old former fighter pilot for Japan, but Kazuo Odachi has one more highly unusual entry on his military resume. He was a kamikaze pilot and thus not supposed to survive World War II. But as the
New York Times
explains, Odachi did indeed survive and has begun...
Guess Which Team
This Pilot Likes
Oct 23, 2020 1:10 PM CDT
Guess Which Team This Pilot Likes
He completes a rather complicated Bills logo in the sky over Buffalo
- Pilots have been known to get creative with their flight paths, sometimes to convey a friendly message and sometimes for, er, less noble purposes . On Friday, a pilot in Buffalo used a flight to celebrate his beloved Bills, reports WGRZ . Flight-tracking radar via FlightAware shows his small plane etching the...
He Left His Room for 3 Hours.
He Got 4 Weeks in Jail
May 15, 2020 7:44 AM CDT
He Left His Room for 3 Hours. He Got 4 Weeks in Jail
Singapore jails US pilot for breaching quarantine
- An American FedEx pilot has become the first foreigner jailed for breaching Singapore's strict quarantine regulations. Alaska resident Brian Yeargan, 44, and two co-pilots were told to spend 14 days isolated in an airport hotel before entering the city after arriving from Australia on April 3. They had planned...
Brother of Pilot Flying Kobe's
Copter: It Was Kobe, Gigi's Fault
May 12, 2020 6:26 AM CDT
Brother of Pilot Flying Kobe's Copter: It Was Kobe, Gigi's Fault
Berge Zobayan says passengers on brother Ara Zobayan's chopper knew the risks, were negligent
- More than one lawsuit has been filed in the case of the Kobe Bryant helicopter crash, but it's his widow's wrongful death complaint that has the brother of the pilot pushing back. CNN reports that on Friday, Berge Zobayan filed a seven-page response to Vanessa Bryant's suit,...
Bryant Pilot Had
Feb 22, 2020 6:30 AM CST
Report: Kobe Bryant Pilot Had 2015 Weather- Related Infraction
Ara Zobayan had been disciplined by FAA for entering LAX airspace without the OK
- The pilot of the helicopter that crashed in Calabasas last month, killing Kobe Bryant , his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, and seven others, took heat in 2015 from the Federal Aviation Administration for entering busy airspace near Los Angeles International Airport, even though air traffic control had warned him from doing so....
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