airline safety

SWA grounds pilots, nurse saves pilot, airline safety up in 2013

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Would a additional cockpit door be more security theater or would it be a worthwhile investment in public aviation safety? Sound off in the comments.

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As the recent crash of US Airways flight 1549 in the Hudson River illustrates, birds and aircraft don’t mix. Even though airplanes are substantially larger than the creatures they hit or that their engines ingest, birds can cause significant damage.

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If you were on Flight 1536 from Denver to Charlotte Saturday, that loud bang you heard coming from the cockpit was the pilot’s gun going off.

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