HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Officials in Africa are investigating what appears to be the third crash involving a commercial jetliner in just one week.
A plane that was headed from the African nation of Burkina Faso to Algeria reportedly crashed in Mali, less than an hour after asking to change its flight pattern because of severe weather.
On Wednesday, severe weather caused a Trans-Asia plane to crash into a neighborhood in Taiwan, killing 48 people.
And exactly a week ago, a Malaysia Airlines plane carrying 298 people was shot down in the skies over eastern Ukraine.
Aviation expert and author of the book "Wings of Paradise", Peter Forman weighs in with his opinions on how these events will affect air travel here in the U.S. as well as the rest of the world.