Aviation

CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) — Coroner’s officials worked to recover victims’ remains Monday from the hillside outside Los Angeles where a helicopter carrying former NBA superstar Kobe Bryant and eight others crashed in a wreck that aviation experts said may have been caused by the pilot becoming disoriented in the fog. While the cause of the […]

NEW YORK (AP) — Bones found in 1940 on a western Pacific Ocean island were quite likely to be remains from famed aviator Amelia Earhart, a new analysis concludes. The study and other evidence “point toward her rather strongly,” University of Tennessee anthropologist Richard Jantz said Thursday. Earhart disappeared during an attempted flight around the […]

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — One person was arrested after a brawl erupted aboard a Southwest Airlines jet deplaning in Burbank after arriving from Dallas. Suspect Chaze Mickalo Cable of Lancaster, California was arrested for assault and battery and held on $50,000 bail. The victim says he suffered a chipped tooth, and injuries to his eye […]

A group of 18 African-American pilots for United Airlines are holding a press conference with civil rights leaders to urge Congress and the U.S. Department of Justice to launch a federal investigation into the hiring, promoting, training, discipline, diversity and equal employment practices of United Airlines. According to the pilots, United Airlines has had a […]

South African businesswoman Siza Mzimela made history this past September after the launch of her domestic airline, Fly Blue Crane. She is the first Black woman to own and operate her own airline. Sizakele Petunia Mzimela is an airline industry veteran and no stranger to the executive level. She was the CEO for South African […]

Kimberly Anyadike made history in 2009 after she completed a cross-country flight from Compton, Calif. to Newport News, Va. when she was just 15 years of age. The feat made Anyadike, who is of Nigerian heritage, the youngest known Black pilot to ever complete such a journey. Anyadike began her training as a pilot when […]

NEW YORK (AP) — A Delta jetliner landing at LaGuardia Airport in a driving snowstorm Thursday skidded off a runway and crashed through a chain-link fence, its nose coming to rest just feet from the roiling waters of an icy bay. Six people were hurt in the midday accident, which authorities say came just minutes […]

First Army Lt. Dina Elosiebo has become the first African-American female pilot for the D.C. National Guard. She earned her wings last month after completing the Initial Entry Rotary Wing Flight School at Fort Rucker, Alabama. “This is an extraordinary, historical event for us,” said Maj. Gen. Errol R. Schwartz, commanding general of the D.C. […]