As many as 3,000 international passengers are stranded on the Colombian island of San Andres following a plane crash earlier this week. A United States National Transportation Safety Board team has arrived to examine the crash site alongside local officials.
Plane crashes are almost always immediately followed by aviation defenders reiterating their mantra that flying is the safest way to travel. But how did aviation evolve from a daredevil adventure for pioneers like Charles Lindberg to become the mass transportation system of choice? Chris O’Toole takes a look.
The resumption of normal rail services was expected by Monday morning on the West Coast Main Line, which had been closed due to a plane crashing into power lines on Friday.