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23Jul, 14

After several days of what can only be described as chaos, it seems that the investigation into the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 may finally be moving forward in a positive direction. Facing mounting pressure, pro-Russian separatists agreed to turn over the flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder from the doomed plane to ... more

18Jul, 14

A determination of the cause of crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 has been quick. It is now clear that the aircraft was hit by a surface-to-air missile, which caused the deaths of 298 innocent people. It also seems relatively clear that the missile was fired by Russian separatists, but exactly who and the extent ... more

17Jul, 14

Malaysia Airlines Flight Crashes in Ukraine. Malaysia Airlines lost another Boeing 777 today when it crashed in Ukraine, in the Donetsk region near the Russian border, amid allegations that it was shot down. The plane was en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. There were 295 people aboard. Reports indicate that the plane has been ... more

12Jul, 14

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is planning a phased integration of drones over a period of five years. Drones, also known as unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), are increasingly used for commercial applications, yet are largely unregulated. The lack of guidance on what is and is not allowed creates a clear safety issues with potentially disastrous ... more

8Jul, 14

Sunday, July 6, marked the one-year anniversary of the Asiana Flight 214 crash at the San Francisco International Airport. Everyone has now seen the video of the plane as it struck the seawall. Both engines and the tail section of the plane broke off, and the remainder of the plane cartwheeled and caught fire. The ... more

1Jul, 14

In the wake of the Asiana Flight 214 crash at San Francisco International Airport (“SFO”), the National Transportation Safety Administration (“NTSB”) recommended on Tuesday that the Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”) convene a special design certification review of the auto-throttle system on the plane involved, a Boeing 777. Flight 214 struck the seawall at SFO when ... more

27Jun, 14

On Friday, June 20, news reports indicated that, according to the Australian Transport Safety Bureau, the on-going search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 will move to an new area approximately five hundred miles to the south of what was most recently thought to be the suspected crash site. The prior search focused on an area ... more

24Jun, 14

The National Transportation Safety Board held a public meeting today in Washington, D.C. to present its final findings and probable cause statement regarding the Crash of Asiana Airlines Flight 214, which crashed in San Francisco on July 6, 2013. A copy of the probable cause statement is attached below and an abstract of the final ... more