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Air Transportation

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  • Unresponsive plane crashes off Jamaican coast

    MIAMI A small, unresponsive private aircraft Friday overshot its expected destination of Naples Municipal Airport in Florida and was tracked by two U.S. F-15 fighters before it crashed off the coast of Jamaica nearly six hours after it took off from...
  • U.S. air controllers track plane with unresponsive pilot off Florida

    MIAMI (Reuters) - U.S. air traffic controllers tracked a plane with an unresponsive pilot off the Florida coast on Friday, apparently headed towards Cuba. The plane, which left from New York state and was headed to Florida, was flying at an altitude of...
  • Airports across the globe land high-end retailers

    Airports across the globe land high-end retailers
    You'd think airports serving international cities or major hubs would be flush with irresistible shopping opportunities for the traveler. Sadly, most are stocked with the same tired perfumes, booze and tacky tchotchkes. But there are exceptions —...
  • Parents: Woman charged with kidnapping at O'Hare is mentally ill, 'not a criminal'

    Parents: Woman charged with kidnapping at O'Hare is mentally ill, 'not a criminal'
    For a week, John and Bridget Etoh searched for their missing daughter. She hadn’t responded to several phone calls, and they feared she was off her medication and wandering the streets of Chicago. They finally found Olachi Etoh on Wednesday, her...
  • In-flight dispute involving Boca woman is latest example of 'air rage'

    In-flight dispute involving Boca woman is latest example of 'air rage'
    Amy Fine had to be brought back down to earth, according to police. The 32-year-old Boca Raton woman became the latest angry airline traveler to force the emergency landing of a plane over a dispute involving reclining seats. That's according to...
  • Huge new airport is announced for Mexico's capital

    MEXICO CITY President Enrique Pena Nieto announced plans Tuesday to build a new airport in Mexico City that can handle four times the traffic of the existing one, the second busiest in Latin America. The new airport will have six runways and is projected...
  • Author tells story of Chicago's transportation past

    Author tells story of Chicago's transportation past
    When it comes to transportation, the Chicago region has a bad case of terminal neglect. It goes far beyond the shabby condition of Union Station, which if it were an airport would have one of the 10 highest passenger totals in the United States. The...
  • More than a dozen injured in bus crash at Chicago's O'Hare airport

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - A shuttle bus crash on Friday at O'Hare International Airport injured at least 13 people, four of them seriously, Chicago fire officials said. The bus hit a concrete median at about 6:30 a.m. on a road leading to terminals at O'Hare,...
  • New airplane radar offers bigger picture on bad weather

     New airplane radar offers bigger picture on bad weather
    airplane was climbing in the direction of thunderstorms vaulting across northeast Indiana when an air traffic controller radioed the pilots to recommend a course change toward smoother air. Normally such advice would be heeded, but the purpose of the...
  • Turbulent reaction to airport expansion plans

    Some Pembroke Pines residents and city commissioners are unhappy with North Perry Airport's planned upgrades, which include a runway expansion, updated hangars and a hotel. Airport officials presented their plans during the Aug. 18 City Commission...
  • Time to build Peotone Airport or walk away

     Time to build Peotone Airport or walk away
    State leaders are talking again about that little town 44 miles south of Chicago. Peotone. Followed by "airport." Peotone has been the designated site for a new regional airport for more than 20 years. On paper. Not a single spade of dirt has turned....