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April 6, 1994 | From Associated Press
A Navy attack plane crashed into San Francisco Bay within sight of the Bay Bridge on Tuesday, killing the two Navy reserve fliers aboard, officials said. The A-6 Intruder was practicing touch-and-go landings at Alameda Naval Air Station shortly before noon when it plunged into the water about a mile west of the air station. It crashed about a mile from the bridge, which links San Francisco and Oakland, Coast Guard Petty Officer Gene Maestas said.
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May 4, 1994 | Associated Press
The windshield on a New York-bound passenger jet cracked half an hour after takeoff Tuesday, but the plane returned to the airport without incident. Delta Flight 96 took off from San Francisco International Airport at 11 a.m. and was flying at 30,000 feet when cracks suddenly appeared on the outer lamination of the pilot-side windshield. "There was rapid spider-web cracking," said airport spokesman Ron Wilson. "The crew said you could hear it--it was somewhat frightening."
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October 1, 1989 | From Times staff and wire reports
A United Airlines 747 jumbo jet with 307 people on board lost all eight tires on the right side of the aircraft to blow-outs Saturday as the plane landed at San Francisco International airport on a flight from Osaka, Japan. No one was injured and the cause of the blow-outs was under investigation by United maintenance workers, United spokeswoman Deborah Jones said. "There were no alerts or no warnings or anything" as Flight 810 came in for its landing, said Jones.
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April 6, 1994 | From Associated Press
A Navy attack plane crashed into San Francisco Bay within sight of the Bay Bridge on Tuesday, killing the two Navy reserve fliers aboard, officials said. The A-6 Intruder was practicing touch-and-go landings at Alameda Naval Air Station shortly before noon when it plunged into the water about a mile west of the air station. It crashed about a mile from the bridge, which links San Francisco and Oakland, Coast Guard Petty Officer Gene Maestas said.
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October 12, 1989 | From Times staff and wire reports
An engine on a Delta L-1011 jet with 200 people aboard, ready to take off for Honolulu, caught fire at San Francisco International Airport, but the blaze was quickly doused and no one was hurt. Airport spokesman Ron Wilson said Flight 1549 was taxiing for departure when the engine burst into flames. Fire extinguishers inside the engine compartment extinguished the blaze in three minutes, Wilson said.
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September 28, 1988
A single-engine plane crash-landed in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park after its pilot reportedly buzzed San Quentin Prison, where he dropped what officials said were tracts critical of the Reagan Administration. Police said Alan Dale, 40, also flew low over the Haight-Ashbury District. Dale was arrested shortly after he brought the plane down in the park and ran into a nearby residential neighborhood.
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April 13, 1992 | Associated Press
About 400 passengers were evacuated from a United Airlines 747 at San Francisco International Airport on Sunday after the pilot reported smoke in the cabin, authorities said. A few people suffered minor injuries while jumping down the plane's emergency chutes, said airport spokesman Ron Wilson. The smoke came from an overheated battery, the Federal Aviation Administration said.
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February 4, 1991 | JEFFREY L. RABIN and JESSE KATZ, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
More than 140 passengers, some sliding down emergency chutes and others leaping off wings, were evacuated Sunday evening after a Delta Airline jet gave off a flash and puff of smoke at Los Angeles International Airport, officials said. No injuries were reported in the incident, or in two other airline mishaps earlier Sunday.
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May 4, 1994 | Associated Press
The windshield on a New York-bound passenger jet cracked half an hour after takeoff Tuesday, but the plane returned to the airport without incident. Delta Flight 96 took off from San Francisco International Airport at 11 a.m. and was flying at 30,000 feet when cracks suddenly appeared on the outer lamination of the pilot-side windshield. "There was rapid spider-web cracking," said airport spokesman Ron Wilson. "The crew said you could hear it--it was somewhat frightening."
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April 13, 1992 | Associated Press
About 400 passengers were evacuated from a United Airlines 747 at San Francisco International Airport on Sunday after the pilot reported smoke in the cabin, authorities said. A few people suffered minor injuries while jumping down the plane's emergency chutes, said airport spokesman Ron Wilson. The smoke came from an overheated battery, the Federal Aviation Administration said.
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July 2, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A plane carrying 362 passengers blew an engine just four minutes after taking off from San Francisco International Airport, raining debris on a San Francisco suburb but causing no injuries, an airport spokesman said. The plane returned safely to the airport but debris broke the windshield of a car, airport spokesman David Wilson said.
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February 4, 1991 | JEFFREY L. RABIN and JESSE KATZ, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
More than 140 passengers, some sliding down emergency chutes and others leaping off wings, were evacuated Sunday evening after a Delta Airline jet gave off a flash and puff of smoke at Los Angeles International Airport, officials said. No injuries were reported in the incident, or in two other airline mishaps earlier Sunday.
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October 1, 1989 | From Times staff and wire reports
A United Airlines 747 jumbo jet with 307 people on board lost all eight tires on the right side of the aircraft to blow-outs Saturday as the plane landed at San Francisco International airport on a flight from Osaka, Japan. No one was injured and the cause of the blow-outs was under investigation by United maintenance workers, United spokeswoman Deborah Jones said. "There were no alerts or no warnings or anything" as Flight 810 came in for its landing, said Jones.
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September 28, 1988
A single-engine plane crash-landed in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park after its pilot reportedly buzzed San Quentin Prison, where he dropped what officials said were tracts critical of the Reagan Administration. Police said Alan Dale, 40, also flew low over the Haight-Ashbury District. Dale was arrested shortly after he brought the plane down in the park and ran into a nearby residential neighborhood.
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