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  • Government questions safety of shrinking airlines

    Government questions safety of shrinking airlines
    The shrinking space on airplanes is surely uncomfortable, but it might also be dangerous for passengers' health and safety. Planes are filled with more passengers than ever before. Fliers are older and heavier. Flight attendants warn about an increase...
  • Jordan military: Training plane crashes, killing 2 pilots

    Jordan's military says a training propeller airplane has crashed during a routine flight, killing two pilots onboard. Army spokesman Col. Mamdouh Al-Amiri said the Firefly training plane crashed Monday in a dedicated area for pilot training. Al-Amiri...
  • Plane skids off runway in Japan; about 20 injured

    An Asiana Airlines plane skidded off a runway Tuesday after landing in western Japan, and about 20 people received minor injuries, officials said. Hiroshima airport reported that the aircraft's tail touched the runway while landing, causing some sparks,...
  • Pilot reported smoke in cockpit before crash that killed 4

    Pilot reported smoke in cockpit before crash that killed 4
    The twin-engine Piper Cheyenne was about two miles from landing at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport when the pilot made a distress call, reporting smoke in the cockpit on Sunday afternoon. "He was given clearance to land, any runway he chose, because he...
  • Flight makes emergency landing after worker is trapped in cargo hold

    SEATTLE An Alaska Airlines flight made an emergency landing Monday at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport after passengers heard bangs and screams from a ramp agent who was trapped in the plane's cargo hold. The agent, who was not injured, told...
  • Pilot injured in small plane crash on Long Island

    Police say a pilot was injured when he crashed his single-engine plane while trying to take off from an airfield on the eastern end of Long Island. It happened just before 6:30 p.m. Monday at Klenawicus Airfield on Shelter Island. Det. Sgt. Jack...
  • Pilot placed emergency call before crash that killed 4 in Fort Lauderdale

    MIAMI The charred wreckage of the twin-turbine propeller plane that crashed near the Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport killing four people was hauled to Fort Pierce on Monday. Investigators now begin the process of sifting through more than 100 pieces to...
  • Police: 4 dead in small plane crash near Fort Lauderdale

    Police say four passengers aboard a small plane have died after it crashed into the woods near the Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport. Federal Aviation Administration officials said the Piper PA-31 aircraft was trying to land around 4:30 p.m. Sunday when...
  • Plane makes emergency landing in Ohio for maintenance light

    Authorities at a southwest Ohio airport say a Milwaukee-bound plane carrying 78 people has made an emergency landing due to a maintenance light indicator. Dayton International Airport spokeswoman Linda Hughes says the plane landed safely without incident...
  • Four killed in plane crash near Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport

    Four killed in plane crash near Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport
    FORT LAUDERDALE — Four people were killed Sunday when a plane crashed and burst into flames in the woods north of Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport. The twin-engine Piper Navajo was flying into the airport when it crashed into a nature preserve...
  • Russian sentenced in Prague over plane emergency landing

    A Prague court has handed a 30 month prison sentence to a Russian who forced a passenger plane to make an emergency landing by claiming he was carrying a bomb. Yevgeny Dagayev, who has changed his surname to Rotshtein, tried to break into the cockpit...