Recording Indicates Amazon Cargo Plane Crew Lost Control Seconds Before Crash

Article 0 Comments Recorded conversations by pilots on a cargo jet carrying packages for Amazon.com Inc. that crashed last month near Houston reveal they began losing control of the aircraft about 18 seconds before it slammed into a shallow bay, investigators said Tuesday. The communications captured on the cockpit sound […]

NTSB: Second Black Box from Doomed U.S. Cargo Plane Found in Texas Bay

Article 0 Comments Searchers combing a shallow Texas bay have recovered the second of two flight recorders from a cargo plane hauling Amazon packages that crashed last week, the National Transportation Safety Board said on Sunday, two days after finding the first. The NTSB said in a tweet it had […]

Amazon Crash Points to Lax Safety for Cargo Operations Compared to Passenger Airlines

Article 0 Comments Passenger airlines in the U.S. have recorded a remarkable period of safety over the past 10 years. Not so the nation’s cargo planes. Five domestically registered aircraft have crashed since 2009 — killing 16 people — including Saturday’s violent plunge into a bay near Houston of a […]

3 Killed in Amazon Cargo Plane Crash Near Houston

Article 0 Comments A widebody cargo plane hauling packages for Amazon abruptly plunged out of the sky and slammed into a bay on Saturday as it was preparing to land in Houston. All three people on board were killed. The Boeing Co. 767-300, operated by Atlas Air on a flight […]