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Helicopter pilot crashed on a Manhattan skyscraper that is not approved for bad-weather flights, FAA officials say

NEW YORK CITY – The helicopter pilot who died when his vehicle crashed on a New York City skyscraper on Monday received no permit to fly in bad weather. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requires pilots to have an instrument rating in adverse weather conditions, and pilot Timothy McCormack did not have that rating, FAA officials told Fox News on Tuesday. …

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A crash in Ethiopia could have been prevented if Boeing had taken us seriously, the pilot union said

Dennis Tajer, spokesman for the Allied Pilots Association – an association of pilots from American Airlines – told CNN Business that Boeing has "a poisoned, diseased philosophy" for a global company. "Shame on you … we'll alert you," Tajer said. Boeing did not comment on the union's position early Thursday morning. In recent weeks, both CEOs of Boeing and the …

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military plane crashes in North Carolina; Pilot ejects safely

A military plane crashed near Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina on Monday night, but no injuries or property damage were reported. A message from the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing said the AV-8B Harrier had flown out of MCAS Cherry Point. The pilot was safely ejected and taken to the Carolina East Medical Center in New Bern for …

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Pilot survives terrible helicopter crash in Hudson River

The pilot was the only person aboard the helicopter, and was rescued by the New York Police Department's Aviation and Harbor Department, according to a rescue police officer. The pilot moved the plane out of the tank Stephen Hughes, Deputy Chief of the New York Police, told reporters that the pilot, who had suffered only a hand injury, used the …

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Christian Martin: Pilot arrested prior to launch should have killed Calvin Phillips before he could testify

A Kentucky-arrested aviation pilot could be tried today for a threefold murder in 2015. Christian Martin, a pilot of PSA Airlines (a subsidiary of American Airlines), prepared for a Louisville-to-North Carolina flight on Saturday when police raided and arrested Louisville International Airport . He was still in his pilot's uniform when the police took his reservation photo. According to correspondent …

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Pilot in Myanmar lands aircraft without front wheels

Myanmar Airlines Flight 103 was routed from Yangon to Mandalay when the pilot discovered the problem. In a statement, the airline said that pilot Captain Myat Moe Aung "followed the emergency procedures and burned out the fuel to reduce the landing weight" before lowering the jet to the rear wheels and carefully lowering the nose onto the runway hurled it …

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