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Air Transportation Disasters

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  • Plane struck by lightning lands safely at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport

    Plane struck by lightning lands safely at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport
    A Spirit Airlines flight made an unplanned landing at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on Tuesday night after it was struck by lightning while on its way to New Jersey.  The plane took off from Tampa and was headed to Atlantic City,...
  • FAA studying military-style air-traffic backup system, Sen. Kirk says

     FAA studying military-style air-traffic backup system, Sen. Kirk says
    Fifteen key air traffic control facilities would take over airplane guidance during emergencies in which part or all of the primary control system is knocked offline, according to a $65 million proposal that Sen. Mark Kirk said Tuesday is under federal...
  • Elderly couple survive when plane crashes into home: 'Not a scratch on them'

    Elderly couple survive when plane crashes into home: 'Not a scratch on them'
    Luz Cazares woke Tuesday morning to a loud crash and the sight of a plane's tail sticking out from the home of her neighbors, a couple in their 80s, just blocks from Midway Airport. "A big part of the airplane was in their living room," said Cazares, 62....
  • Small plane crashes into home near Midway Airport

     
    A small two-engine plane crashed into a home on the Southwest Side blocks from Midway Airport early Tuesday morning....
  • No-fly zones over Disney have cynical Mickey-haters smelling a rat

    No-fly zones over Disney have cynical Mickey-haters smelling a rat
    Somewhere in Washington, there are committees of bureaucrats assigned to assess which American icons are most likely to be attacked by terrorists. At the Federal Aviation Administration, there is such a task force that looks at national landmarks to guess...
  • Australia continues deep-sea search for Malaysia Airlines flight

    Somewhere off the coast of this western Australian city, most likely deep on the Indian Ocean seabed, may lie answers to the mysterious disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Eight months after the Boeing 777 vanished, the international...
  • Snow scholarship fund looks to the future

    With a $100,000 initial donation, president Tim Snow announced the new Snow Education Endowment to grow the George Snow Scholarship Fund and keep it going for posterity. Snow chose Nov. 12, the exact day 34 years ago that his developer father George...
  • Plane Crashes in Clinton, Pilot Walks Away

    Plane Crashes in Clinton, Pilot Walks Away
    CLINTON — A pilot walked away with only minor injuries after her plane lost power and crashed into trees in Clinton on Saturday afternoon, police said. The 1975 Beech F33A Bonanza, flown by Shirley Onacilla, 62, of Jersey City, N.J., was on the...
  • Collection of wreckage of Malaysia plane begins, air inspectors say

    Local emergency services in eastern Ukraine have begun collecting parts of the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 from its crash site in the middle of the conflict zone, Dutch air accident investigators said on Sunday. Dutch inspectors had hoped...
  • Three die when plane crashes in field in Palos Hills

    Three die when plane crashes in field in Palos Hills
    Three people died when a small plane crashed near a neighborhood in Palos Hills moments after taking off from Midway Airport, authorities said. The twin-engine Beechcraft Baron was headed to Lawrence, Kan. when it crashed around 10:40 p.m. Sunday in a...
  • No mandatory retirement age, but pilots must pass FAA review every 2 years

     No mandatory retirement age, but pilots must pass FAA review every 2 years
    The death of an 80-year-old pilot in the crash of a private plane in Kendall County may have some people wondering: Is there an age limit on pilots' licenses? The cause of Sunday evening's crash, in which Elgin attorney John Juergensmeyer died after his...