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Pilot and wife use iPads to help crash-land plane

Technically Incorrect: Over South Dakota, the electrical system fails on a single-engine plane. So using their iPads, the pilot and his wife reportedly manage to navigate their plane and land it safely on its belly.

By 9 February 2015


Pilot was taking selfies just before plane crash, say investigators

Technically Incorrect: The National Transportation Safety Board says the pilot of a small plane that crashed in Colorado was taking selfies -- as was his passenger -- just before the crash that killed them both.

By 4 February 2015


Pilot survives second crash; should he give up flying?

Engine failure leads to a crash for an amateur pilot from Connecticut -- six years after an accident in a similar plane.

By 2 December 2014


Astronaut: Musk's capsule a good addition to Soyuz (Q&A)

Space Shuttler and social-media star Chris Hadfield praises SpaceX's Dragon but says the NASA-Russia bond remains strong.

By 1 June 2014


All our failed flying machines could finally work (just not on Earth)

Many of humanity's early attempts at flight involved pedaling contraptions or flapping artificial wings. Turns out they weren't such dumb ideas after all -- in another part of the solar system.

By 17 April 2014


San Francisco Airport uses tech to meet runway safety standards

In order to meet a federal directive, the airport will close two runways this summer to install a special concrete material that will bring runaway aircraft quickly to a stop.

By 22 March 2014


Plane crashes, woman dies, survivor films and takes selfie

A month after a small plane crash in Hawaii, a surviving passenger shows GoPro footage and even a selfie taken during the ordeal.

By 11 January 2014


Cop builds upside-down car, races at LeMons

A highway patrol officer and car enthusiast has combined two cars into a hybrid monstrosity for the 24 Hours of LeMons junk car rally.

By 17 August 2013


Boeing's futuristic X-48C makes final flight

The aerospace giant and NASA say the distinctive "blended wing body" design flew like a champ in low-speed tests and holds promise for quieter, more fuel-efficient aircraft yet to come.

By 14 April 2013


Watch a small plane plow into an SUV -- and still land safely

In an exceptional feat of controlling a flying machine, a pilot somehow manages to land a small plane after it strikes an SUV that happened to cross the runway.

By 6 November 2012