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Air Transportation Disasters

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  • Passenger: Wing of plane that skidded off runway got torn up

    A passenger aboard a flight from Atlanta that skidded off a runway at LaGuardia amid driving snow says one wing of the plane got "pretty torn up." Georgia marketing executive Malcolm Duckett was seated near the left wing of Flight 1086 on Thursday. He...
  • Police: 2 plane crash victims from New York, 1 from Va.

    Virginia State Police on Thursday identified the three friends who died when the small plane they were in crashed into a botanical garden in southeast Virginia. Police said the victims were pilot Michael Buxton, 61, of Portsmouth, Virginia, and...
  • Plane skids off runway at LaGuardia, crashes through fence

    A Delta plane from Atlanta skidded off a LaGuardia Airport runway while landing during a snowstorm on Thursday and crashed through a chain-link fence, its nose coming to rest perilously close to the icy waters of a bay. The nose was leaning on a berm...
  • South Florida flights affected by LaGuardia runway skid, more snow

    Nearly 180 flights into and out of Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport were canceled or delayed Thursday because of snowy weather and a runway mishap at a New York airport. While South Florida enjoyed mild and warm weather, snowy conditions...
  • Plane crashes on LA golf course; pilot critically injured

    Plane crashes on LA golf course; pilot critically injured
    A small plane has crash-landed on a golf course near the Santa Monica Municipal Airport, critically injuring the pilot. Authorities say the single-engine plane went down around 2:30 p.m. Thursday on the green at Penmar Golf Course in the Venice area...
  • Harrison Ford crash heightens Santa Monica Airport safety debate

    Harrison Ford crash heightens Santa Monica Airport safety debate
    The plane crash that injured Harrison FordĀ is sure to revive debate about the safety at Santa Monica Airport. For years, nearby residents have tried to close the airport, saying it's unsafe given its proximity to homes. But airport users and federal...
  • Harrison Ford, hurt in plane crash, had earlier aviation misadventures

    Harrison Ford, hurt in plane crash, had earlier aviation misadventures
    Harrison Ford was still recovering from a broken leg when he was in a plane crash on Thursday. While filming "Star Wars: Episode VII" in June, Ford's left leg was broken in an accident involving the door of the famed Millennium Falcon spaceship. The...
  • Turkish military jet crashes; 2 pilots killed

    Turkey's military says a fighter jet has crashed during a training mission, killing its two pilots. A military statement said the F-4E 2020 Phantom went down on Thursday in the province of Konya. The cause of the crash was not immediately known....
  • Passengers use emergency slides after landing in Denver

    Passengers on an American Airlines flight from Charlotte, North Carolina, were forced to slide off the plane on emergency chutes soon after landing in Denver on Wednesday. The plane, operated by U.S. Airways, was taxiing to the gate at Denver...
  • Smoke report prompts emergency exit from plane in Denver

    First, smoke was reported on an American Airlines flight after landing in Denver. Then passengers saw the cabin fill with a light haze. What followed was a calm exit from the plane with 164 passengers and crew members sliding down emergency chutes into...
  • Blocked runway at Nepal airport strands thousands of people

    Nepal's only international airport remained closed for a second day Thursday, forcing the cancellation of all flights to and from foreign destinations and stranding thousands of passengers. The only runway at Kathmandu's Tribhuwan International Airport...