Three Killed in Great Smokey Mountains Crash

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A father and mother traveling with their son in a single-engine aircraft were killed when it crashed in Great Smokey Mountains National Park.

A recovery is underway to retrieve the bodies. Rough mountain terrain, however, is weighing down efforts. The victims are identified as 41-year-old David Starling, 8-year-old Hunter Starling, and 42-year-old Kim Smith.

The NTSB has opened an investigation. An article on this accident is available here.

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Severe Turbulence American Airline Flight AA-997 Sickens Passengers

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American Airline Flight AA-997 traveling from Dallas to Buenos Aires diverted its flight path to Montevideo (Uruguay) after reports of inclement weather in Buenos Aires.

During landing the aircraft experienced severe turbulence leading many passengers to vomit and the aircraft to run out of sick bags. Additionally during landing the aircraft experienced a loud orange flash, suggesting lightening struck the aircraft.

The flight landed without incident in Montevideo.

For an article on this incident, please visit here.

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Single-Engine Plane Crash at Shreveport Airport

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A pilot was taken to the local hospital in Shreveport, Louisiana, after his single-engine plane crashed while landing.

The pilot survived but suffered injuries to his head and reported difficult in breathing.

Factors leading to the crash were not immediately clear. Emergency crews suspect that strong winds in the area contributed to the accident.

An article on this incident is available here.

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Hot Drinks and Co-Sleep Present Greatest Risks for Children on Planes

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Research from Children’s Hospital in Cleveland indicates children are more likely to be injured from hot drinks and co-sleeping on planes.

The study found of all child injuries on planes, a third of children were injured from hot drinks and another third were injured from co-sleeping on the laps of parents.

Additionally, younger children were more likely to be injured than older children and longer flights were more dangerous than shorter ones.

The research urges parents to book another seat for their infant children, if possible, and remain vigilant of their children, particularly if they are near hot drinks or out of their seats.

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Flagler County Pilot Injured in Small Plane Crash

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A pilot in Flagler County, Florida, is severely injured after his small and single-engine plane crashed in a field near State Road 11.

First responder were able to pull the pilot from his plane and airlift the pilot to the local hospital. The pilot was the only one on board.

The NTSB has yet to respond on if it will conduct an investigation. An article of this incident is available here.

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Two Dead in Aniak Plane Crash

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Two are believed dead after a PA-11 Piper crashed in Aniak, Alaska. Troopers who found the downed plane found no signs of life and a destroyed fuselage.

However, the deaths are not verified as troopers remain unable to reach the actual crash site due to inclement weather.

The NTSB has opened an investigation. To see an article on this instance, please visit here.

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Air Traffic Controllers’ Responsible for Titusville Crash

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An NTSB report recently released indicates air traffic controllers were responsible for the fatal 2015 plane crash in Titusville.

The report attributed both pilot and air traffic control error to the fatal crash. The main cause of the crash, moreover, was due to poor weather conditions at the time.

David Gibbs, pilot of the Cessna which crashed, attempted landing once but missed the approach. The report claims air traffic control failed to notify the pilot of weather conditions surrounding the airport at the time, contributing to the accident.

A report on this incident is available here.

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Explosive Compounds Found on Egypt Air Flight MS-804 Crash

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Explosive compounds were discovered at the site of Egypt Air’s Flight MS-804 crash. The discovery suggests the crash was attributed to terrorism rather than mechanical or pilot error.

Forensic examination at the crash site unveiled explosive compounds on some of the human remains. The investigation by Egypt’s Civil Aviation Authority has now opened a criminal investigation.

A report on this incident is available here.

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16 Year Old Rhett Butler Sues Virgin Australia for Burns

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Sixteen Year Old Rhett Butler is suing Virgin Australia Air after he received burns on his groins, thighs, genitals, and midriffs during his flight from Los Angeles to Sydney.

Butler alleges the tray table at his seat was defective, causing the hot coffee he ordered to spill and injure him.

The burns purportedly took three months to heal and Butler claims he also suffers from emotional trauma due to the incident.

An article on this accident is available here.

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Turbulence Injures Two on United Flight UA-466

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Two flight attendants were injured due to unexpected and severe turbulence aboard United Air Flight UA-466, flying from Salt Lake City to Denver.

Although information is limited, both flight attendants were reported to have been flung around in the cabin, with one hitting their heads on the ceiling.

A report on this incident is available here.

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