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monkeytime | brachiator / Wikipedia A man with a semi-automatic rifle opened fire Friday at Los Angeles International Airport, killing one U.S. Transportation Security Administration officer and wounding at least three others. Police say the gunman was wounded in a shootout with authorities and taken into custody. They identified the…

Doctors at San Francisco General Hospital say a third person has died from injuries sustained in the crash of an Asiana Airlines jet at the city’s airport. Hospital officials say the victim was a child who had been in critical condition since last Saturday’s crash.  They have not released her…

A pair of fatal air crashes in recent days will do little to help people who fear flying, or may be on the fence about flying, from taking to the skies for their next trip. “Travelers are worried and the fear of flying meter just elevated into the red,” April…

The pilot who crash landed the Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 at San Francisco International Airport on Saturday was on his ninth training flight on the aircraft, according to numerous news reports. “He is a veteran pilot with almost 10,000 hours on other aircrafts like the 747,” ABC News quoted Asiana…

U.S. investigators say the Korean jetliner that crashed Saturday at San Francisco airport was flying “significantly below” its target speed as it approached the runway, and that the pilot tried to abort the landing. National Transportation Safety Board chair Deborah Hersman spoke to reporters Sunday afternoon. She said the verbal…

The Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 that crashed at San Francisco International Airport on Saturday did not have mechanical problems, the company’s CEO told reporters on Sunday, according to published media reports. “We purchased this airplane in March 2006… currently we understand that there are no engine or mechanical problems,” AFP…