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Air Transportation Disasters

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  • Southwest jet strikes truck on tarmac at Florida airport

    An Atlanta-bound Southwest Airlines flight from Florida was delayed after the right wing of the plane clipped a truck on the tarmac. The Orlando Sentinel (http://bit.ly/1z4Ws4i ) reports the jet was backing up along the Orlando International Airport...
  • Officials say heavy rains kill 37 in northwest Pakistan

    Heavy rains and strong winds tore through northwest Pakistan on Sunday, uprooting trees, collapsing buildings and killing at least 37 people, officials said. The storm also injured over 200 people, provincial Information Minister Mushtaq Ghani said....
  • Saudi Arabia: Military training aircraft crashes, killing 2

    Saudi Arabia's Defense Ministry says a military training aircraft has crashed, killing the instructor and a student pilot. The official Saudi Press Agency quoted the ministry as saying the accident happened Sunday morning and involved a plane...
  • NBC News finds Brian Williams embellished at least 11 times: report

    NBC News finds Brian Williams embellished at least 11 times: report
    A monthslong internal investigation of Brian Williams by NBC News has turned up 11 instances in which the anchorman publicly embellished details of his reporting exploits, according to a person familiar with details of the probe. NBC undertook the...
  • Planes often hit birds at Orlando International

    Planes often hit birds at Orlando International
    Airplanes hit birds and other animals more than 150 times a year at Orlando International Airport, and while most strikes result in no more damage than when bugs hit car windshields, more serious problems can occur. From November 2009 to October 2014,...
  • Turkish plane makes emergency landing

    A Turkish Airline official says a plane returning from Milan made an emergency landing in Istanbul and ran off the runway. The plane left a trail of sparks and smoke as it landed but all passengers were evacuated safely. Spokesman Ali Genc told The...
  • 'Wee-ooo:' Six 'mini' county commissioners get to work

    'Wee-ooo:' Six 'mini' county commissioners get to work
    An entirely new slate of Orange County commissioners took office Thursday. They got straight to work, voting to rezone a vacant piece of land for a hospital in Pine Hills. The commissioners were unanimous in their approval despite reservations about the...
  • Yale-New Haven Nurse Tended To Passengers On Diverted Plane

    Yale-New Haven Nurse Tended To Passengers On Diverted Plane
    Mary Cunningham was sitting in the last row of the plane on the last leg of her flight home from vacation in Florida Wednesday morning when the announcement came over the plane's public address system. "They asked if anyone on board was a medical...
  • NTSB releases documents in fatal Alaska crash investigation

    An Alaska commuter airline routinely failed to follow its own risk assessment plan in the days leading up to a crash that killed four people outside the village of St. Mary's, according to documents released Thursday by the National Transportation...
  • Illness on flight diverted to New York 'a big mystery'

    An airline passenger said he had trouble breathing, and others felt ill, but the airline said Thursday that an inspection found no mechanical faults after the jet made an emergency landing in New York. And while federal safety officials had no...
  • Delta flight returns to Buffalo over possible engine issue

    A Delta Air Lines flight bound for Atlanta has returned to Buffalo, New York, after the crew received an indication of a possible issue with one of its two engines. The airline says Flight 1672 landed safely at Buffalo Niagara International Airport on...