US film composer James Horner photographed during an interview in Vienna, in 2013. Photograph: Georg Hochmuth/EPA 0:54

Oscar-winning Titanic composer James Horner has died in a plane crash in Southern California. A single-engine plane registered to the 61-year-o(...)

Flour power: Taoiseach Enda Kenny with presenter Alan Hughes and baker Catherine Leyden on TV3’s ‘Ireland AM’. Photgraph: Brian McEvoy
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Image of the week: Breakfast with Enda It was off to Ballymount this week for Enda Kenny, who dropped into TV3’s Ireland AM for the first time (...)

Transport nightmare: Sensors that form an integral part of traffic lights could be hacked. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Can an aircraft be hacked through its passenger wifi system? Or could chaos and fatalities result from hackers targeting “smart” traffic light systems(...)

US commercial airliners could be hacked in-flight by passengers using a plane’s wireless entertainment system to access its flight controls, a new report from the US Government Accountability Office has claimed. File photograph: Kham/Reuters

US commercial airliners could be hacked in-flight by passengers using a plane’s wireless entertainment system to access its flight controls, a federal(...)

Amazon has been pursuing its goal of sending packages to customers by air, using small, self-piloted aircraft, even as it faces public concern about safety and privacy

Amazon. com has won approval from US federal regulators to test a delivery drone outdoors, less than a month after the e-commerce powerhouse blasted(...)

A custom-built drone developed for Crocs Japan GK carries a pair of Crocs Norlin sneakers while flying during a media preview at the company’s temporary “aerial store” in Tokyo . Photographer: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg

Amazon has won approval from US federal regulators to test a delivery drone outdoors, as the e-commerce company pursues its goal of sending packages t(...)

A US draft rule governing drones limits flying speed to 100mph (160kph) and the altitude to 500ft (152m) above ground level. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

The United States aviation regulator has proposed that people flying drones for commercial purposes obtain a special pilot certificate, stay away f(...)

The area surrounding Kentucky Lake, where a seven-year-old girl survived a plane crash that killed four other passengers. Photograph: Google Maps
Girl survives plane crash in Kentucky
  • US
  • January 3, 2015, 13:01

A seven-year-old girl has walked away from a plane crash in Kentucky that killed four people.The child left the wreckage of the Piper PA-34 and found(...)

Smoke billows from the aircraft wreckage site beside the airport in Wichita. Photograph: Kelli2431/Twitter

A small aircraft crashed into a building adjacent to the Wichita, Kansas, airport, killing two people and leaving five unaccounted for. Just before 3(...)

Members of Jamaica’s Marine Police return to port after leaving the site where it is presumed a small US private plane with an unresponsive pilot crashed off the east coast of Jamaica, in Port Antonio yesterday. Photograph: Reuters

A small US private plane with an unresponsive pilot crashed off the east coast of Jamaica last night after veering far off its course toward southw(...)