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Lethal 2015 Plane Crash Due to Pilot, Company Failures

Safety official says the charter company was "infested with sloppiness"

After a full investigation of the 2015 business jet crash in Akron, Ohio, that killed nine on board, federal investigators say there was a "litany of failures" that led to the fatal accident. The plane crashed two miles short of the Akron airport's runway while returning from a flight to Dayton.

Three Bullet Points on the Modernization of American Aviation

  • The Aviation Innovation, Reform, and Reauthorization Act

As the pro-aviation industry's Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association ("AOPA") puts it, this is a "long-awaited" bill that tackles medical certificate reform and privatizes our air traffic control system.

Small-Plane Pilot Risks It All - And Loses - For a Selfie

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.

Is Flying a Lost Art? The Crash of Flight 447

William Langewiesche, former commercial pilot and long-time (and award-winning) journalist, has covered the art of flight and the aviation industry for many years. In early October, Langewiesche published an in-depth piece in Vanity Fair about the crash of Air France Flight 447.

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