A handful of aviation experts, including a number of investigators who were part of the original probe of TWA Flight 800, have come forward in a new documentary to say evidence points to a missile as the cause of the crash off the coast of Long Island 17 years ago. The New York-to-Paris flight crashed [...]
By JUDGE TOM JACOBS The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is an investigative agency that advocates on behalf of safety issues for Americans. They make recommendations and have no authority to change state or federal laws. In May, 2013, the NTSB voted to recommend to states that they lower the blood-alcohol content that constitutes drunken [...]
A passenger claims that everyone on a Hong Kong to Newark flight has been poisoned. Passengers reportedly are restraining the man as it wings its way to its destination. Read more here.
A 15-year-old girl – part of a high school group on a college outing – claims she was humiliated by a TSA agent who commented on her attire at screening and shamed her. In a posting by her father, a photo of what she was wearing is included. Showing she wasn’t even wearing revealing clothing [...]
A state lawmaker in New Jersey has introduced legislation that would permit a cop to take your cellphone to determine if it was in use if you’re involved in a traffic crash. The ACLU, not surprisingly, opposes this. Read more here.
British aircraft were scrambled to intercept and escort an EgyptAir flight from Cairo to JFK after a passenger found a note threatening to blow up the plane. The note was discovered in a restroom. The plane, Flight 985, landing safely in Glasgow.
Summertime, and the living is easy. It’s also a time when teenagers by the droves hit to the roads. Heading to the beach, parities and bars. It’s a recipe for fun. But also, potentially, a recipe for disaster. That’s why, on June 11, Ford Motor company is hosting an interactive event designed to make life [...]
U.S. border agents should continue to be allowed to search a traveler’s laptop, cellphone or other electronic device and keep copies of any data on them based on no more than a hunch, according to an internal Dept of Homeland Security study. It contends limiting such searches would prevent the U.S. from detecting child pornographers or [...]
Flight attendants opposed the proposed change. So did sky marshals. And members of Congress. Now, bowing under pressure, the head of the TSA says plans to allow people to carry small knives on planes are being scrapped. John Pistole had argued allowing small knives on planes would freed TSA screeners to concentrate on scanning for [...]
Four people were killed Friday morning after two single-engine planes apparently collided above north Phoenix, authorities say. A pilot reported seeing two small aircraft collide in midair about 15 miles northwest of Deer Valley Airport, according to Ian McGregor of the Federal Aviation Administration. Read more here.