The passenger plane that crashed and burned on landing in Brazil killing about 200 people was flying with a fault in the equipment meant to slow it down, the airline’s owner says.Airline says crashed Brazilian plane had braking fault

New York Times – The episode is one of a growing number of close calls as Air Traffic increases, including a near-collision in Fort Lauderdale a week ago in which two jets came within 100 feet of each other. Runway incursions ? cases in which a plane, a vehicle or …La Guardia Near-Crash Is One of a Rising Number

Guardian Unlimited – That accident touched off months of congressional investigations that raised questions about Brazil’s underfunded Air Traffic control system, deficient radar and lack of investment in infrastructure even as the booming economy fuels a surge in air …Brazil Crash Plane Speed Puzzles Experts

Many are asking whether Brazilian government negligence contributed to the accident, in which an Airbus 320 operated by the Brazilian airline TAM skidded off the rain-slicked main runway at the country’s …Plane crash raises safety red flags

Reuters UK – Nevertheless, he said Air Traffic in Congonhas would be cut by nearly 20 percent. According to Infraero, the footage shows the jet accelerating instead of braking when it touched down on the short, slippery runway — perhaps because the pilot was …Focus of Brazil air crash shifts away from runway

‘Our flights are like killer Bluelines’Hindustan Times, India – 9 hours agoThe deregulation has caused heavy congestion in the air and Air Traffic Control (ATC) is unable to handle the pressure. Then you have the language problem …‘Our flights are like killer Bluelines’ – Hindustan Times

MSN UK News – Air Traffic controllers, fearing they were being made scapegoats for that accident, have staged periodic work slowdowns to protest against deficient radar and radio equipment, as well as poor pay. Delays and cancellations have become routine …Focus in Brazil air crash shifts away from runway

Brazil came under fire over air safety Thursday, as TAM airlines said the jetliner in the country’s worst air disaster that killed some 200 people had part of its braking equipment switched off.After its worst air disaster, Brazil comes under fire (AFP via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News)

Government prosecutors argued that Congonhas, the country?s busiest airport, is a menace both to passengers and residents.Prosecutors Seek to Close S??o Paulo Airport in Wake of Brazil?s Worst Airline Disaster (New York Times)

After nearly 10 months of turmoil in this country’s air-traffic system, Tuesday night’s passenger-jet crash claiming at least 189 lives has raised red flags around the world about the ability of Brazilian …Brazilian airplane crash raises red flags