Plane Exhaust Kills More People Than Plane Crashes

  via Mason Inman for National Geographic News There’s a new fear of flying: You’re more likely to die from exposure to toxic pollutants in plane exhaust than in a plane crash, a new study suggests. In recent years, airplane crashes have killed about a...

Union wants action on airplane cockpit smell

. Reprinted from and written by: DutchNews.nl   The FNV general workers union has called on the transport and social affairs ministries to launch a far-reaching investigation into smoke and smell problems on board Fokker-100 planes. TV show Zembla reported on Sunday...

3-hour limit placed on airline passengers’ tarmac waits

. Written by Kim Geiger Published by Los Angles Times Reporting from Washington – The U.S. Department of Transportation is ordering airlines to allow passengers to leave an airplane if it has been stranded on the tarmac for three hours, a response to recent...

Man killed in plane crash was UVU flight instructor

. By The Daily Herald PROVO, Utah (AP) – The 30-year-old man who died in an airplane crash near the Provo airport was a flight instructor and student at Utah Valley University. Benjamin Hill, of Springville, died Wednesday afternoon after the Cessna he was...

Airlines grapple with H1N1 on planes

. By Adam Ghassemi KATU News and KATU.com Staff PORTLAND, Ore. – A big concern for airlines is how to stop the spread of viruses, like H1N1, while people are in confined spaces like an airplane. Doctors suggest the answer may be to require people who are sick or not...