Airline blames Buffalo crash on pilot error

. By BEN DOBBIN Associated Press Writer Published by the Seattle Times ROCHESTER, N.Y. — A pilot’s inattention and failure to follow safety rules likely caused a commuter plane to plummet from the sky near Buffalo in February, killing 50 people, the airline told...

French investigate turbulent Rio-Paris flight

. Written and Published by The Associated Press PARIS —French aviation investigators are examining an emergency distress call from an Air France flight hit by turbulence last month, saying it could shed light on the June crash of a plane heading from Rio de Janeiro to...

“Bleed Air”

A recent post on Professional Pilots Rumor Network wrote, “Earlier this year, undercover investigators claimed to have found high levels of a dangerous toxin on several planes using the bleed-air system. Of 31 swab samples taken secretly from the aircraft cabins...