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Bad weather caused crash that killed India's military chief

NEW DELHI (AP) — An air force helicopter crash that killed India's military chief and 13 other people was caused by an unexpected change in weather that disoriented the pilot, a military court said in...

Japan mulls next generation stealth fighter program

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Major Hosomi Akinori vanished on a cool evening in April 2019 while flying one of the world’s deadliest aircraft — the F-35A Joint Strike Fighter. There was...

NTSB report: Pilot felt pressure to fly Kobe Bryant to game

LOS ANGELES (AP) — As helicopter pilot Ara Zobayan encountered a cloud bank and decided to try to climb out of it, he was likely worried about getting his star client, Kobe Bryant, his daughter and si...

Lost in fog: Kobe copter crash highlights danger for pilots

The federal investigation into the helicopter crash that killed former NBA star Kobe Bryant and eight others has put a renewed spotlight on a long-known danger of flying: Pilots who become disoriented...

Signals from missing F-16's flight recorder detected: Taiwan defense minister

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The military has picked up eight signals it believes could be from the missing F-16 fighter jet that disappeared two minutes after taking off on Tuesday evening (Nov. 17)....

Search for missing Taiwanese F-16 focuses on oil slick

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The search for an F-16 fighter that went missing shortly after takeoff from Hualien Air Force Base the previous evening is now focused on an oil slick, reports said Wednes...

Report says pilot became disoriented in fatal Atlanta crash

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee businessman who was flying a plane that crashed in Georgia in 2018 likely lost control after becoming disoriented in cloudy weather after taking off, a National Trans...

Army says pilots in fatal Hawaii crash were disoriented

HONOLULU (AP) — An Army investigation into a fatal helicopter crash found the pilots became disoriented during nighttime training off Hawaii last year. All five soldiers on board were killed in the Au...

Pilot 'disorientation' cited in Russian military choir crash

MOSCOW (AP) — A commission investigating last year's crash of a plane that killed 92 people including members of Russia's renowned army choir says it may have been caused by pilot disorientation. ...