UN drawing up new rules to combat pilot fatigue

. By SLOBODAN LEKIC – 4 days ago Associated Press BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP) — The U.N. agency that sets standards for air transport is drawing up new safety rules to take into account a silent killer: Pilot fatigue. Over the past 15 years, nearly a dozen fatal crashes...

Uh-Oh: US Airways Plane Had a ‘Previous Malfunction’

. Jessica Pressler New York Magazine Well, the bloom is off the rose, or about to be. The passengers of US Airlines Flight 1549, which, in case you missed it, crashed into the Hudson last week, have seemed happy enough so far to have come away from their ordeal with...

Canadian doctors decry airline ‘tush test’

. By Harriet Baskas Travel writer msnbc.com contributor updated 8:34 a.m. PT, Thurs., Jan. 22, 2009 After fighting it for nearly a year, Canada’s major airlines finally unveiled procedures they claim will comply with the Canadian Transportation’s Agency’s “one-person,...

US Airways Hudson Crash: How to Survive a Plane Crash

The Wall Street Journal Posted by Scott McCartney Twice in the last month – a Continental Airlines jet in Denver and a US Airways jet in New York – we’ve seen significant plane crashes that have been survived by all onboard. It’s a testament to the skill of...