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September 23, 1989 | ERIC MALNIC, Times Staff Writer
Amid reports of aberrant and inept behavior by the cockpit crew, federal officials on Friday suspended the licenses of the captain and co-pilot of a USAir jetliner that crashed during an aborted takeoff attempt at La Guardia Airport on Wednesday night. The Federal Aviation Administration said that because of "circumstances related to the accident . . . (Capt. Michael Martin and First Officer Constantine Kleissas) no longer qualify to exercise their privileges to fly an airliner."
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NEWS
September 22, 1989 | From Reuters
Tom Newberry may be a candidate for the unluckiest man in America. The plane he was aboard Wednesday night on the way to his wedding--USAir Flight 5050--crashed on takeoff at New York's La Guardia Airport. His wedding was scheduled for Saturday in Wilmington, N.C., which is in the path of Hurricane Hugo. Newberry's honeymoon was to have been in the Virgin Islands, which were devastated earlier this week by the hurricane and subsequently by looting and rioting. His plans now?
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September 22, 1989 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN, Times Staff Writer
Inside the partly submerged tail section of the USAir 737 jetliner, seats were crushed like an accordion, luggage was strewn from open overhead compartments and water mixed with jet fuel was steadily rising. In the stark light of flashlights, firemen Jerry Murtha and Christopher Blackwell tried to reassure the passenger. Her head was still lowered in the crash position between her knees as she sat in her seat, which was pinned against the ceiling.
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September 22, 1989 | ERIC MALNIC, Times Staff Writer
National Transportation Safety Board officials said Thursday that a preliminary examination of the cockpit voice recorder of USAir flight 5050 gave no indication why the pilots suddenly aborted the flight from La Guardia Airport Wednesday night, sending the plane skidding into the East River. Two women passengers were killed when the Boeing 737-400, on a late flight to Charlotte, N.C., broke up at the end of the runway.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 11, 1989 | From United Press International
A Piedmont Airlines plane carrying 53 people made an unplanned landing after a passenger reported that the fuselage wall beside her had grown warm, officials said. Fire trucks met the Boeing 737-200 at Albany County Airport on Sunday but no sign of fire was found. Airline maintenance crews were trying to determine what caused the wall to heat up.
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March 11, 1989 | From United Press International
A twin-engine plane carrying five people ran out of gas and crashed in the Catskill Mountains, but all of those aboard walked away from the wreckage with only minor injuries, authorities said. Two passengers hiked to a nearby house and telephoned police after the plane went down Thursday night.
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December 25, 1988 | United Press International
A single-engine plane slammed into woods shortly after taking off in a dense fog Saturday, killing the pilot and both passengers, Westchester County Airport officials said.
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December 25, 1988 | United Press International
Two Canadian teen-agers with just an hour of flying lessons between them took an airplane Saturday and headed to Florida, but their adventure ended when they crash-landed in a field, police said. Neither youth was seriously hurt, but both complained of bruises, an investigator said. The youths reportedly stole a single-engine Cessna in Lindsay, Ontario, and were flying under a full moon when they were forced to land in a potato field in Savannah, N.Y., the officer said.
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November 22, 1988 | Associated Press
The aging state airplane that made an emergency landing with Gov. Mario M. Cuomo aboard ran into problems again Monday when pilots decided not to take it up because they didn't like the way it was handling. Department of Environmental Conservation pilots had planned to take the Grumman Gulfstream G1 from an airport near Mountoursville, Pa., where it stopped Sunday because of an electrical malfunction, to Delaware for repairs, officials said.
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