LE BOURGET, France (AP) - The father of a victim of Air France's deadliest plane crash says the pilot nosed upward instead of downward during a stall because of false data about the aircraft's position from sensors. Robert Soulas was briefed by French air accident investigators Thursday about their final... more »
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Sixteen fishermen have graduated from a pilot project to teach them skills to help them get jobs outside their usual line of work. The pilot was supported by the Greater New Orleans Foundation, a philanthropic organization; the nonprofit Coastal Communities Consulting and Delgado Community College. After... more »
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Authorities say a pilot for a defense contractor is dead after an Israeli-made military fighter jet crashed at Fallon Naval Air Station in northern Nevada. Base and company officials say the F-21 Kfir (kuh-FEER) aircraft crashed just after 9:15 a.m. Tuesday inside the west gate of... more »
James Thibodeaux has been a commercial pilot for near thirty years. Without a doubt he says he's been tired in the cockpit. "At the end of the flight is when you're the most fatigued. It's also when you have the heaviest work load trying to transition from 30 to 40... more »
LAS VEGAS (AP) - A report says the wife of a pilot killed in a Labor Day plane small plane crash on a neighborhood street near a southern Nevada airport has also died. University Medical Center spokeswoman Danita Cohen told says that Susan Touchet of Erath, La., died Tuesday from... more »
WASHINGTON (AP) - The nation's federal judges have agreed to a pilot project that could televise some civil trials - 16 years after the judges ended a similar experiment. Appeals court judge David Sentelle told reporters Tuesday that many of the details remain to be worked out, but that cameras... more »
A funeral service will be held Tuesday for the Erath pilot killed when his small plane crashed in Las Vegas.
50 year old Douglas Touchet of Erath will be remembered at a funeral mass Tuesday morning at St. Anne Catholic Church in Youngsville.
Touchet was killed earlier this... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A pilot plan backed by Gov. Bobby Jindal that uses state tax dollars so certain students can attend private schools is producing low test scores, a new study shows. The pilot program stems from a 2008 state law that provided $10 million for up to... more »
BOSTON (AP) - Massachusetts State Police say they took a gun off a JetBlue pilot at Logan International Airport after he allegedly told an acquaintance he might harm himself. The incident occurred Thursday, and the pilot was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital for evaluation. The airline says no passengers were... more »