September 4, 1988 |
Federal investigators said Saturday that the co-pilot in the crash that killed 13 people here had no recollection of the crucial moments in the aircraft's cockpit. A spokesman said investigators still had some work to do at the muddy wreckage site, but some members of the National Transportation Safety Board team were being sent back to Washington. "We're satisfied that we have documented the information we need to collect," Lee V. Dickinson Jr.
November 28, 1994 |
Two Continental jets clipped wings as they taxied past each other at Houston Intercontinental Airport. No one was hurt. A 737 jet with 127 passengers and five crew members was backing out of a terminal Saturday for a trip to Chicago as a maintenance crew was taking a 737 into the terminal. A Continental spokesman said the wing of the jet without passengers was damaged. There was no visible damage to the other plane, but passengers were put on another jet for the trip to Chicago.
June 9, 1991 |
A U.S. Air Force F-16 jet crashed in a Houston suburb when its engines failed Saturday, but the pilot ejected and parachuted to safety, officials said. The jet crashed in an empty field in League City. The Air Force blamed the crash on engine failure. It was not known what caused the problem.
January 19, 1988
A storm dumped up to 2 feet of snow in the mountains of the West, with drifts up to 4 feet reported in southern Utah. Duck Creek, Utah, reported 26 inches of snow, and Monticello, Utah, got 24 inches. Durango, Colo, got 18.8 and Flagstaff, Ariz., got 17. Snow kept students from reaching class in some rural areas outside Flagstaff and in parts of southwestern Colorado and central Utah. Schools closed at Durango for the first time in 20 years because of snow.
November 11, 1988 |
The Air Force returned nearly one-third of its B-1B bomber fleet to flight status Thursday after conducting safety inspections spurred by a crash earlier in the week. Air Force officials declined to predict when they would complete the one-time inspections for the remaining B-1Bs, but said the checkups were going smoothly. As of Thursday afternoon, 32 of the 98 long-range bombers had been returned to flying status after being grounded on Wednesday.
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November 16, 1988 |
The Air Force has inspected more than two-thirds of its B-1B bombers since a crash destroyed one of them in Texas last week, officials said Tuesday. Lt. Col. George H. Peck of the Strategic Air Command said that 63 of the 85 long-range bombers on SAC bases had been inspected as of Tuesday, and no problems had been found. On Nov. 8, a B-1B crashed and burned in a field near Dyess Air Force Base. The Air Force has refused to speculate on the cause of the accident.
October 21, 1988 |
The Federal Aviation Administration, after finding several takeoff alarm systems not working properly, on Thursday ordered the warning devices tested on nearly 1,800 Boeing 727 and Boeing 737 jetliners. The action, prompted in part by two fatal airline crashes, requires the tests to be conducted within 200 flight hours and repeated every 200 flight hours to make certain that pilots are warned if their planes are not properly configured to take off.
September 1, 1988 |
The fire that broke out during the crash of a Delta Air Lines jetliner in Dallas Wednesday is certain to escalate a long-running debate over what the airline industry has done--and not done--to prevent such fires or make them more survivable. It was not immediately known what caused the deaths of the 13 persons killed after the Delta plane plummeted moments after takeoff.