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Air Transportation Disasters

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  • United flight to O.C. makes emergency landing after slide deploys

    United flight to O.C. makes emergency landing after slide deploys
    A United flight from Chicago's O'Hare International AirportĀ bound for Orange County's John Wayne Airport made an emergency landing in Kansas on Sunday night after a slide deployed mid-air. Flight 1463 left O'Hare about 8:36 p.m. Central time,...
  • Huntley crews respond to downed balloon -- 2nd in 5 days

    Huntley crews respond to downed balloon -- 2nd in 5 days
    The pilot of a hot air balloon made an emergency landing on a residential street in Huntley this morning to avoid power lines - the second time in five days police and fire crews in the far northwest suburb have responded to a downed balloon. No injuries...
  • Charges could prompt film industry to take crew safety more seriously

    Criminal charges brought against producers of the independent film "Midnight Rider," which was shut down after a deadly train crash, could prompt the movie industry to take crew safety more seriously on risky location shoots, industry experts say. A...
  • Child injured in plane crash dies; pilot killed was LAFD veteran

    Child injured in plane crash dies; pilot killed was LAFD veteran
    An 8-year-old boy who was seriously hurt in a San Bernardino County plane crash that killed a Los Angeles firefighter died of his injuries on Friday, officials said. Sebastian Gerwal, of Frazier Lake, suffered trauma to his head and upper body in the...
  • Philadelphia Inquirer Co-Owner Dies in Plane Crash

    Lewis Katz, co-owner of The Philadelphia Inquirer, died Saturday in an airplane crash on the outskirts of Boston, the paper reports. He was 72 and made his fortune building a parking business and investing in the Yankees Entertainment and Sports...
  • The crash of American Airlines Flight 191 near O'Hare

    The crash of American Airlines Flight 191 near O'Hare
    As an American Airlines DC-10 jet roared into the sky over O'Hare International Airport on this Friday afternoon, its left engine fell off. Flight 191, bound for Los Angeles at the beginning of the Memorial Day weekend, rolled over in the air and...
  • Jet carrying Philadelphia Inquirer owner crashed after failed takeoff

    A small jet carrying media mogul Lewis Katz and six others appeared to not make it off the ground as it tried to take off from a Massachusetts airport and instead veered off the runway, hit an antenna and a fence and crashed into a gully, investigators...
  • SkyWest Airlines cites new regulations for ending service from Modesto

    SkyWest Airlines cites new regulations for ending service from Modesto
    A regional airline is ending service at Modesto City-County Airport, blaming new pilot rest rules for increasing the cost of operating from the largest city in Stanislaus County. SkyWest Airlines said it will stop serving Modesto on Wednesday, leaving...
  • Pilot who crashed at Louisiana McDonald's had reported problem

    Pilot who crashed at Louisiana McDonald's had reported problem
    A 41-year-old pilot seriously injured Tuesday when he crashed his small plane in a McDonald’s parking lot in Louisiana had reported a problem with his fuel shortly before the accident, authorities said. Michael Ray Martin was piloting a single-...
  • Vintage fighter plane crashes in Durango, Colo., killing 2

    A vintage World War II fighter plane built in 1944 crashed Friday morning shortly after taking off in Durango, Colo., killing the two people aboard, authorities said. The victims' identities have not been released. Dan Bender, spokesman for the La...
  • Crew may have tried to slow jet before crash in Massachusetts

    Crew may have tried to slow jet before crash in Massachusetts
    The crew of the plane that crashed in Massachusetts, killing seven people, may have tried to slow or stop the jet, according to information released Tuesday by investigators studying the wreckage. The thrust reversers on the Gulfstream IV were applied...