Three US Airways Commuter Jets Almost Run Into Each Other Mid-Air

Three US Airways Commuter Jets Almost Run Into Each Other Mid-Air

Three commuter jets had what must have been a terrifyingly close call for pilots at Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday when two flights trying to take off almost collided directly with another commuter jet coming in to land on the runway. All three planes are operated by US Airways and carried 192 passengers and crew members total, said the airline. [More]

Pilot Too Distracted By Texting To Bother Lowering Plane's Wheels For Landing

Pilot Too Distracted By Texting To Bother Lowering Plane's Wheels For Landing

Proving that it really is dangerous to have cell phones on during a flight, an investigation in Australia says a pilot was too distracted by texting on his phone to remember to put the wheels down for landing. Oh, oops. Turns out you need those things. [More]

Woman's Cell Phone Blocks Bullet From Hitting Her

Woman's Cell Phone Blocks Bullet From Hitting Her

With all the news and studies out there about how your cell phone might be hurting your health, it’s rare to read a story where a phone actually stops an injury in its tracks. A Colorado woman was saved from a bullet when it hit the cell phone in her pocket instead of her leg. [More]