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Is the Aviation Insurance Market Ready for a COVID-19 Vaccine?

As the development, and possible mass production, of COVID-19 (C-19) vaccines gather speed, the transportation and logistics industry will need to turn its attention to how the product can be safely and efficiently distributed. Recent figures from the International Air …

Officials Release Details About Deadly Hawaii Skydiving Crash

Federal officials released documents this week that provide details about one of the deadliest civil aviation accidents of the past decade, including testimony from people who had varying accounts of the crash pilot’s flight habits. The public docket contains reports …

Alaska Pilot’s Blood Alcohol Was 5 Times Over Limit, Report Shows

The National Transportation Safety Board confirmed an Alaska airplane pilot involved in a fatal crash had a blood-alcohol level more than five times above the legal limit for pilots to fly. The final NTSB crash report said pilot Charles Weimer …

New California Law Comes From Crash That Killed Kobe Bryant

Gov. Gavin Newsom has approved legislation prompted by the helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant and eight other people that makes it a crime for first responders to take unauthorized photos of deceased people at the scene of an accident …

Aviation Firm Denies Negligence in Fatal Wyoming Glider Accident

An aviation company disputes a claim it is responsible for the death of a glider passenger in response to a lawsuit filed by the family of a victim in a Wyoming crash. Teton Aviation was named in a wrongful death …

Report on Arizona Plane Crash That Killed 6 Cites Weight, Drugs

An investigation into a 2018 plane crash that killed all six people aboard found that one of two pilots aboard the aircraft had drugs in his system and that the plane exceeded its weight limit according to a federal report. …

NTSB Report Shows No Cause Yet of Deadly Plane Crash Near Arizona

A preliminary report by the National Transportation Safety Board doesn’t list a possible cause for a small plane crash near Payson, Ariz., that killed one person aboard and injured two others last month. The report released earlier this week says …

Helicopter Pilot in Kobe Bryant Crash Had FAA Violation in 2015

The pilot of a helicopter that crashed into a Southern California hillside, killing Kobe Bryant and eight others, was reprimanded five years ago for flying into airspace that had reduced visibility without permission, according to a Federal Aviation Administration enforcement …

U.S. Law Firms ‘Hounded’ Relatives of Ethiopian Airlines’ Crash Victims

Days after the March 10 crash of a Kenya-bound Ethiopian Airlines’ Boeing jet that killed all 157 people on board, strangers began calling or visiting bereaved families, saying they represented U.S. law firms. They showed up uninvited at memorials and …

Boeing Settles More Than 60 Wrongful Death Cases Filed After Lion Air Crash

A Boeing Co. lawyer said the aircraft maker has reached settlements in more than 60 wrongful death cases filed after a 737 Max 8 plane flown by Lion Air crashed in Indonesia last year, killing all 189 people aboard. Attorney …