Barbara S. Peterson

Did the Pilot Do it? Final MH370 Report Revives Suspicions of Foul Play

The Malaysian government's last statement on the disappearance of Flight 370 leaves a million open questions.

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What Went Wrong on the Costa Concordia
The sight of behemoth pleasure vessel Costa Concordia sideways in the sea became an indelible image around the world. Here's the full s…
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How to Survive a Cruise Ship Disaster
Vacations should be rela, but there are some simple ways to stay safe in case of a maritime emergency.
Why U.S. Airlines Still Won't Join the Mobile Mile-High Club
Even with European carriers implementing new in-flight cellphone laws, the FAA and FCC say they remain uninterested in letting you take…
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Airbus A380: Inside Aviation's New Jumbo Trouble (with Video)
The world's biggest passenger jet was supposed to alleviate airport gridlock. But the A380 is two years behind schedule, $2 billion ove…
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End of Flight Delays? FAA's GPS Fix Could Bust Sky Gridlock
In what promises to be a record year for flight delays, the country's overloaded air traffic control system finally starts its long-ter…