Ommy Irizarry and his nine-year-old daughter Oceana were strolling along the sand just outside the surf in Venice, Florida yesterday afternoon when a small aircraft plummeted from the sky. The Piper, which had lost power mid-flight, slammed to a stop on the sand without seriously injuring the pilot ... More >>
So a St. Pete Times reporter decided to call up Sen. Jack Latvala, the Republican chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee, and asked him about the possibility of the Florida legislature passing a ban on talking on cellphones while driving."You know the NRA saying that if they want my gun ... More >>
Nearly a year and a half after a Chalk's seaplane crashed over Miami Beach, killing 20 people, the National Transportation Safety Board came to some conclusions about the cause of the accident during a meeting today. Faulty repair of a wing crack and poor maintenance were the causes, the board said.
Once a lifeline and a symbol, Chalk's delivered death
Death and near-death experiences haunt these fly guys
The rabbit and vulture problem at MIA hits its Malthusian limit
Y2K Disaster Strikes Miami
Most big airports come equipped with round-the-clock clerics -- but for some reason MIA has lost its religion
He was an aviation classic: independent, stubborn, savvy. And he was convinced powerful forces were out to ruin him. Did that include government informants and federal agents? Gus Conner will never know.