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Air Transportation Disasters

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  • Disabled Southwest Airlines plane makes emergency landing at LAX

    A Southwest Airlines plane made an emergency landing Saturday at Los Angeles International Airport after the plane's flaps malfunctioned. Flight 1704, which took off from Sacramento, was supposed to land at Bob Hope Airport in Burbank but was diverted...
  • Egypt: Explosion kills two senior police officers in Cairo

    A bomb blast outside Egypt’s Foreign Ministry killed at least two high-ranking police officers Sunday, breaking a nearly three-month lull in major attacks in the Egyptian capital. Two police lieutenant colonels were killed and six lower-level...
  • Boeing Dreamliner resumes flight to Poland after emergency landing

    Boeing Dreamliner resumes flight to Poland after emergency landing
    A Boeing Dreamliner traveling from Chicago to Poland resumed its flight Friday after making an emergency landing at Glasgow, Scotland, to check an alert from the fire protection system in the baggage hold. The plane, owned by Polish state airline LOT,...
  • California's air tanker fleet grounded after deadly Yosemite crash

    All of California's 22 S-2T air tankers have been grounded after one of the aircraft crashed while fighting a wildfire in Yosemite National Park, killing the sole pilot. Most of the tankers haven't been in use recently, as the large wildfires that raced...
  • Warning light prompts pilot to divert Southwest flight to LAX

    The pilot of a jet bound for Burbank on Sunday afternoon opted to divert the plane to LAX after a warning light indicated a possible mechanical problem. Southwest Airlines flight 1429 took off from Sacramento shortly after 4 p.m. and was heading...
  • Hot air balloon proposal off San Diego ends in the water

    The groom-to-be was looking for a memorable ride. He got what he paid for. As the sun was slipping down toward the Pacific on Sunday evening, the man and his girlfriend were floating over the coast at Cardiff-By-The-Sea, north of San Diego, in a hot...
  • No indication of arson found at Flight 93 memorial

    No indication of arson or foul play has been found in the fire that broke out last week at the Flight 93 National Memorial headquarters in Pennsylvania, destroying artifacts that had been saved after the Sept. 11, 2001, hijacking and plane crash, the...
  • Fire at Flight 93 memorial damages some Sept. 11 artifacts

    A fire broke out near the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pa., on Friday afternoon, seriously damaging a building that housed at least 10% of the artifacts that were saved after the plane crashed in a field on Sept. 11, 2001, officials said....
  • Military firms likely to benefit from airstrikes in Iraq, Syria

    Three days after U.S. warships fired 47 cruise missiles at Sunni militant targets in northern Syria last week, the Pentagon signed a $251-million deal to buy more Tomahawks from Raytheon Co., a windfall for the military giant and its many subcontractors....
  • 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...
  • ODU prepares for Conference USA favorite Marshall

    NORFOLK — One of Old Dominion coach and movie hound Bobby Wilder's favorite flicks is "We Are Marshall," the story of the aftermath of the 1970 plane crash that killed 37 players and 70 members of the Thundering Herd football and athletic family....