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Air Transportation Disasters

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  • Death of handcuffed teen was accidental, FDLE probe shows

    Death of handcuffed teen was accidental, FDLE probe shows
    Days before Jarrick Pugh jumped to his death from a third-floor landing at an Orlando apartment building, he was on the phone with his father planning his first semester of college. Since October, his father, Carlton Pugh, has been trying to piece...
  • AEG report warns rival Inglewood NFL stadium presents terrorist threat

    AEG report warns rival Inglewood NFL stadium presents terrorist threat
    In a bold move to undercut an NFL stadium at Hollywood Park, the sports and entertainment firm AEG commissioned a study by former Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge that found the Inglewood project would be a tempting target for terrorists and...
  • Toronto-bound jet with smoke in cabin lands in Pennsylvania

    A Toronto-bound jet with 35 people aboard has made an emergency landing in Pennsylvania over smoke from a shorted-out cabin light. Air Canada Express Flight 7316 landed safely at around noon Friday at Johnstown-Cambria County Airport, about 70 miles east...
  • Champ & Chump: Sarina Gumbert and Jessica Recksiedler

    Champ & Chump: Sarina Gumbert and Jessica Recksiedler
    Champ Sarina Gumbert: An air traffic controller at Orlando International Airport, she acted with grace under fire one morning last October when a corporate jet was heading toward a commercial airliner after each had just taken off. Quickly recognizing...
  • Air traffic controller averts disaster

    Air traffic controller averts disaster
    It was a little after 11 a.m. on Oct. 24, and Sarina Gumbert was seated in front of a scope, or radar screen, in the bunker-like air-traffic-control room near the Airside B garage at Orlando International Airport. She had just established contact with a...
  • Southwest flight diverted to BWI for 'electrical smell' in cabin

    Southwest flight diverted to BWI for 'electrical smell' in cabin
    A Southwest Airlines flight from Atlanta to Boston was diverted to BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport on Thursday morning after an "electrical smell" was detected in the cabin, the airline said. The captain of the plane, Flight 319, "declared an emergency"...
  • With personable style, new general takes over the National Guard

    With personable style, new general takes over the National Guard
    Somewhere over Afghanistan, an A-10 plunged toward the earth, a two-star general at the controls. Fortunately for the general and the aircraft, it was a simulation. As the uprushing ground filled the viewing screen before Maj. Gen. Linda L. Singh, a...
  • 3 in NY, Florida accused of plot to help Islamic State group

    Three men were arrested Wednesday on charges of plotting to help the Islamic State group wage war against the United States, and federal officials said one of them spoke of shooting President Barack Obama or planting a bomb on Coney Island. Akhror...
  • Pittsburgh fugitive crashes into car during chase, hurting 5

    Five people were hurt when police say a fugitive crashed into another car during a chase in downtown Pittsburgh. Officers chased 23-year-old Devon Davis on foot after the crash Wednesday and found him in a pool of blood at a nearby intersection with...
  • Helicopter crash north of Iran's capital, Tehran, kills 3

    An Iranian news agency says a helicopter belonging to the country's air force has crashed north of Tehran, killing all three crew members on board. Thursday's report by the semi-official Fars news agency quotes a district governor, Ezzatollah...
  • Plane problem forces No. 5 Wisconsin to land in Pittsburgh

    The Wisconsin basketball team had one tough night. The No. 5 Badgers returned to Madison on Wednesday after getting stuck in Pittsburgh following a 59-53 loss on Tuesday night at Maryland. The plane flying the team home had to make an emergency landing...