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  • Homeland chief: Gyrocopter came in 'under the radar'

    The Florida postal carrier charged Thursday with two federal crimes for steering his small gyrocopter through protected Washington airspace "literally flew under the radar" to the lawn of the Capitol, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said as key...
  • Hamptons town limits aircraft noise amid growing complaints

    After receiving tens of thousands of complaints about noise from planes and helicopters shuttling the rich and famous into the Hamptons, an eastern Long Island town has passed new laws aimed at curtailing the cacophony. "This is about addressing noise...
  • Q&A: Who is this flying mailman with a message for Congress?

    Many questions surround the political stunt of a postal worker charged Thursday with violating national airspace and operating an unregistered aircraft by landing his gyrocopter on Capitol Hill. Q: Who is he? A: Doug Hughes, 61, delivers the U.S. mail...
  • Dispatcher puzzled by 911 call from trapped baggage worker

    A 911 dispatcher seemed understandably confused by the call from a baggage handler who fell asleep inside the cargo hold of an Alaska Airlines jet bound for Los Angeles and said he needed someone to stop the plane. "I'm inside a plane, and I feel like...
  • Homeland Security chief: Capitol gyrocopter 'literally flew under the radar'

    Homeland Security chief: Capitol gyrocopter 'literally flew under the radar'
    The Florida postal carrier charged Thursday with two federal crimes for steering his small gyrocopter through protected Washington airspace "literally flew under the radar" to the lawn of the Capitol, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said as key...
  • Clouds delaying some flights into Philadelphia by 41 minutes

    Low clouds and foggy conditions are delaying some flights into Philadelphia International Airport. The Federal Aviation Administration says inbound flights that haven't taken off yet Friday are being held up by an average of 41 minutes. Inbound...
  • Mailman who landed gyrocopter at Capitol sent back to Florida, barred from D.C.

    Mailman who landed gyrocopter at Capitol sent back to Florida, barred from D.C.
    The Florida mail carrier accused of landing a gyrocopter outside the U.S. Capitol was charged in federal court Thursday and has been barred from returning to the District of Columbia or flying any aircraft, officials said. Douglas Hughes, 61, was...
  • Congressman admits relationship with airline lobbyist

    The chairman of the House committee that handles aviation legislation acknowledged Thursday that he has a "private and personal relationship" with an airline industry lobbyist. Rep. Bill Shuster, R-Pa., chairman of the House Transportation and...
  • Plane, helicopter collide at Van Nuys Airport

    Plane, helicopter collide at Van Nuys Airport
    A small airplane and a helicopter collided Thursday afternoon at Van Nuys Airport while both aircraft were on the ground, authorities said. No one was injured in the incident. The small airplane, an Aero Commander 685, was repositioning at the airport...
  • Baggage worker trapped in jetliner called 911 for help

    A baggage handler who fell asleep inside the cargo hold of an Alaska Airlines jetliner called 911 after takeoff to say he couldn't get out and needed someone to stop the plane, according to a 911 call released Thursday. "I'm inside a plane, and I feel...
  • State Senate passes bills designed to reduce O'Hare jet noise

    State Senate passes bills designed to reduce O'Hare jet noise
    The Illinois Senate unanimously approved legislation Thursday designed to mitigate jet noise around O'Hare International Airport by increasing the cap on the number of runways to 10 from eight, and prohibiting the city of Chicago from closing and...