"FAA air traffic controllers have led one of the safest aviation programs in the world," reports ABC News. President Trump now wants the FAA to step aside.
USA Today's Mara Montalbano calls it "death by selfie," but there's nothing cute about what happened to 29-year-old Amritpal Singh and his passenger, who lost their lives when their Cessna 150 - the fifth most produced civilian plane ever, according to Wikipedia - went down in a field. The National Transportation Safety Board believes the evidence suggests the pilot was taking selfies on his smart phone shortly before the plane crashed.
If you are injured in a mass-injury accident, such as a plane crash, and your injuries are very similar to another passenger's injuries, shouldn't you recover the same amount of compensation as that passenger? That would be logical, perhaps, but it is not how our legal system works, especially if the accident involves international travel.
The National Transportation Safety Board has asked everyone to postpone blame for the Asiana airplane accident at the San Francisco International Airport until they have concluded their investigation. Two people were killed and 182 injured in the plane landing accident.
In January, all Boeing 787 Dreamliners were grounded after two planes experienced problems -- including a fire -- with their lithium batteries. Investigators are still working to determine what caused the batteries to malfunction. They believe that one of the batteries may have been overcharged, but the other had not.