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Air Nelson says it ‘‘fundamentally disagrees’’ with Transport Accident Investigation Commission findings showing its pilots ignored cockpit warnings that landing gear was unsafe.

TAIC today released its report on the crash landing of a Bombardier Dash-8 Q300 plane in Blenheim on September 30, 2010, which said the two pilots [...]

Crash-land pilots ignored warnings

Crash of a Bombardier Dash-8 Q300 plane on September 30, 2010

The pilots of a passenger plane that crash landed at Blenheim airport ignored two cockpit warning alerts as they approached the ground, a report reveals.

The Transport Accident Investigation Commission (TAIC) today released its findings [...]

Orlando man headed to prison 6 years after fatal boat crash

A well-known Orlando boat dealer is headed to federal prison because investigators said he was drunk when he caused a boat crash that killed a woman.

Mark Watts was sentenced after a six-year court fight on Wednesday.

He crashed his boat into a dock on Lake Irma in 2006. Shelby Harper, [...]

Two hurt in head-on collision in suburban West Palm Beach

A head-on car collision in suburban West Palm Beach tonight sent two people to hospitals, one of them in critical condition, Palm Beach County Fire Rescue said.

The crash occurred at about 8:30 p.m. near the intersection of Forest Hill Boulevard and South Haverhill Road, said Capt. Albert Borroto, Fire Rescue spokesman.

One person was [...]

Two hurt in head-on collision in suburban West Palm Beach

A head-on car collision in suburban West Palm Beach tonight sent two people to hospitals, Palm Beach County Fire Rescue said.

The crash occurred at about 8:30 p.m. near the intersection of Forest Hill Boulevard and South Haverhill Road, said Capt. Albert Borroto, Fire Rescue spokesman.

One person was flown by Trauma Hawk to Delray [...]

Orange Co. deputy involved in Orlando crash

An Orange County Sheriff’s deputy was involved in a crash in Orlando Wednesday night.

The accident happened at the intersection of Michigan Avenue and Orange Avenue.

The female deputy was transported to the hospital. Her injuries are reported to be non life-threatening.

The deputy was her way to a call when she was hit by [...]

Crash landing pilots ignored warnings

A plane carrying 46 people skidded along a runway on its nose landing gear doors because the plane’s pilots ignored two warnings that the landing gear was unsafe, an inquiry into the incident has found.

None of the three crew or passengers were injured and the Dash 8 suffered minimal [...]

Two hospitalized after head-on collision suburban West Palm Beach

SUBURBAN WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Two people were hospitalized after a head-on collision Wednesday evening in suburban West Palm Beach, according to Palm Beach Fire Rescue.

The accident occurred near the intersection of Forest Hill Boulevard and South Haverhill Road, according Captain Albert Borroto with Palm Beach County Fire Rescue.

One person was airlifted [...]

John Fitch, Glamorous Racer With a Flair for Danger, Dies at 95

Eva Peron, the legendary Evita, kissed him after he won the 1951 Grand Prix of Argentina. His friend George Barker, the poet, described him as “a tall Jack with the sun on his wrist and a sky stuffed up his sleeve.”

Mr. Fitch, a lanky, graceful man who died on Monday at [...]

Officer still listed as critical in off-duty crash

Buffalo Police Officer Derrick J. Carr, who works in the Ferry-Fillmore District, remains in critical condition in Erie County Medical Center with injuries suffered in an off-duty car accident two weeks ago on Memorial Drive by the old Central Terminal.

Carr, 50, either was distracted or lost control of the vehicle while on the circle [...]

Crash-land pilots ignored warnings

The pilots of a passenger plane that crash landed at Blenheim airport ignored two cockpit warning alerts as they approached the ground, a report reveals.

The Transport Accident Investigation Commission (TAIC) today released its findings on the crash of a Bombardier Dash-8 Q300 plane on September 30, 2010, which shows the pilots should have [...]

Movie Review: Flight (***)

By Dwight Brown

NNPA Film Critic

Grass. Booze. Cocaine. Veteran pilot Whip Whitaker (Denzel Washington) hits the drug-abuse trifecta. And that’s just hours before he straps himself into the cockpit of a 50-ton jet, with 96 passengers and six flight crew members aboard.

On the plane’s ascent from the Orlando, [...]

State Police Investigate Crash in Redfield

Pulaski, NY – State Police in Pulaski investigated a two-car crash that occurred at 7:30 a.m. today (Oct. 31) on County Route 17 in the Town of Redfield.

The investigation revealed that a 2000 Western tractor, driven by Paul R. King, 28, from Lorraine, NY, was southbound on County Route 17, one-half mile south of [...]

Denzel Washington Sulks, Soars In ‘Flight’

The yammering about “Oscar gold” and Denzel Washington’s potential three-peat will soon reach a deafening pitch, but such noise can only embarrass a fine character study such as Flight, whose prevailing tone is a heavy, elemental melancholy. The mood is there from the opening pan across the Orlando airport under gray, inclement skies, tilting toward [...]

Review: ‘Flight’

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It’s unlikely that any pilots association will put its seal of approval on “Flight,” a high-wire drama about a commercial airline captain — Denzel Washington, in an extraordinary, Oscar-worthy performance — who crash-lands a jet carrying “102 souls.”

In a feat of aeronautic ingenuity, Whip Whitaker rights a [...]

Terrific thriller ‘Flight’ lets Denzel Washington soar

Whip Whitaker had an epic layover in Orlando — an all-nighter with a sexy stewardess and much imbibing. A little sniff-sniff bump to get him going in the morning? It just gets the day going.

He puts on his uniform and shows up for work. He’s an airline pilot. Maybe a [...]

Deltona father seeks ban on texting while driving – Daytona Beach News

The problem: Local officials say it’s a state issue. They instead next week will consider a resolution urging state lawmakers to act during the 2013 legislative session.

Florida is one of 11 states that allows text messaging while driving, according to the Governors Highway Safety Association.

State Rep. Ray Pilon, R-Sarasota, who sponsored [...]

North Lebanon man crashes into parked car

North Lebanon

Crash into parked car injures man

David Levack, 39, of 620 Elizabeth St. was traveling east in the 600 block of Elizabeth Street when his car struck a parked car head-on at 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, police said.

Levack was transported by First Aid and Safety Patrol to Good [...]

Father who lost leg helping crash victim files lawsuit – Sun

The attorney for a father of four whose right leg was severed as he tried to help a victim in a Boynton Beach car crash has filed a lawsuit against the driver who police say hit his client.

Fort Lauderdale attorney Hyram M. Montero filed the complaint in Palm Beach County Circuit Civil Court Wednesday [...]

Father who lost leg helping crash victim files lawsuit – Sun

The attorney for a father of four whose right leg was severed as he tried to help a victim in a Boynton Beach car crash has filed a lawsuit against the driver who police say hit his client.

Fort Lauderdale attorney Hyram M. Montero filed the complaint in Palm Beach County Circuit Civil Court Wednesday [...]