Three of the four people killed in a mid-air plane collision north of Phoenix late last month were certified flight instructors, according to a preliminary National Transportation Safety Board report.The NTSB report says the planes were on a similar path the morning of May 31, before they both made ... More >>
Two small planes collided in midair this morning near New River in the north Valley.Four people, two in each plane, were killed in the crash, Phoenix Fire Department Captain Larry Nunez tells New Times.
Pot by itself was not much of a factor in injury and fatal crashes probed last year by the Arizona Department of Public Safety. Fewer than 1 percent of suspected impaired drivers involved in such crashes tested positive for nothing but marijuana. New Times' findings, based on a records request sat ... More >>
Yesterday, the National Transportation Safety Board recommended that a blood-alcohol level of .05 should be the new threshold for DUIs, instead of the .08 level in current state laws.It's just a recommendation, but you'll note that thanks to grant money, all 50 since have implemented limits of .08 f ... More >>
The National Transportation Safety Board has decided that a blood-alcohol level of .08 is no longer the acceptable maximum for American drivers, and instead wants .05 to be the new threshold for DUIs.That obviously would have a big effect in Arizona, where the penalties for DUI are just about the to ... More >>
Raymond P. Perry, president and CEO of Arriba Mexican Grill, a local New Mexican-style Mexican food chain with six locations in the Valley, was among four people killed on Saturday when their helicopter crashed into the Verde River on a flight from Sedona to the Scottsdale Airport, the Republic repo ... More >>
The National Transportation Safety Board announced yesterday that it's now urging all states to impose total bans on people using cell phones while driving.The board determined texting, sexting, emailing, chatting -- whatever -- is too dangerous to do while driving a vehicle.The recommendation i ... More >>
Judging by the latest information, a plane crash into the western flanks of the Superstition Mountains appears to have been the result of an "awful mistake," says a flight-school instructor.Six people -- three men and one of the men's three young children -- were killed when the twin-engine plane hi ... More >>
An airplane crashed into the Superstition Mountains about 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday evening, near the Flatiron formation. Witnesses saw an explosion and fireball, says Channel 5 (KPHO-TV). We tried to get in touch with Elias Johnson, spokesman for the Pinal County Sheriff's Office -- he's on his way ... More >>
Phoenix City Council members have approved a $6 million proposal to expand Arizona State University's downtown campus. The city plans to purchase the old Ramada Inn at 401 N. 1st Street with surplus bond money and spend roughly $1.3 million for renovations. The $6 million ASU expansion plan was a ... More >>
www.skorecareer.comFederal investigators announced that a 2008 incident where two pilots for Go! Airlines, a subsidiary of Mesa Air Group, didn't respond to air-traffic controlers for more than 15 minutes as their plane flew over Hawaii, happened because both pilots fell asleep ... More >>
Hey Susan, can I get a witness? Where's Susan Powter when you need her? I've mostly held my tongue during the mourning over the four guys who perished in that tragic helicopter accident last week, out of respect for those who died and their families. However, it has occurred to me that people die i ... More >>
Jeffrey Sherman's commercial ballooning company was called "Naturally High." As it turns out, he wasn't.