CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 7, 1996 |
Ending a year of negotiations and uncertainty, the county and its 31 cities have agreed to fund an $80-million emergency communication system to replace an aging radio network described by law enforcement officials as dangerously obsolete. The new 800-megahertz system, which would link all police, fire and public works agencies in the county to one network, is considered crucial to coordinating emergency agencies as the region's population grows.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 5, 1990
Orange County supervisors, who have been forced to grapple with declaring a county state of emergency every two weeks for the past six months because of the Mediterranean fruit fly, will gratefully wash their hands of the subject today, officials predicted. Board Chairman Don R. Roth circulated a letter to his colleagues Monday in which he asked them to join him in formally ending the state of emergency now that the state has completed its aerial malathion-spraying program in Orange County.
October 19, 1990 |
President Frederik W. de Klerk, meeting a key demand of the African National Congress, lifted the four-year state of emergency in strife-torn Natal province on Thursday and declared the way clear for constitutional negotiations. With his action, the president also met one of the five conditions necessary for lifting American economic sanctions against Pretoria. Only two conditions remain: the freeing of political prisoners and the repeal of all apartheid legislation.
February 22, 2000 |
An MD-82 passenger jet headed from Las Vegas to Cleveland made an emergency landing Monday at the South Bend, Ind., Regional Airport after its crew reported problems maintaining level flight. Continental Flight 1416, carrying 146 people, landed safely; no one was injured. The plane is similar to the one that crashed Jan. 31 off Southern California, killing 88 people on Alaska Airlines Flight 261.
November 14, 2000 |
California's electricity system is so precarious that, with crisp fall weather prevailing, state officials declared a Stage 2 power emergency--signifying that the electricity grid serving about 75% of the state was within 5% of running out of available power. The California Independent System Operator declared the emergency at 5 p.m. Monday because demand, which was expected to peak at nearly 34,000 megawatts, was pushing close to the edge of available supply.
September 17, 2004 |
An American Airlines jetliner made an emergency landing at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago after its left engine caught fire, apparently when a goose was sucked into the engine shortly after takeoff. "The pilots saw birds. They tried to avoid them, but there's only so much you can do," American Airlines spokeswoman Mary Frances Fagan said. The plane, an MD-80 carrying 112 people, landed safely and there were no injuries, Fagan said.
November 3, 2004 |
An American Airlines jet made an emergency landing at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago after a bird was sucked into an engine right after takeoff, officials said. No one was injured. Flight 1353, bound for New Orleans, was about 200 feet in the air when it hit the bird, an airline spokesman said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 20, 2001
Bad weather forced a small plane to make an emergency landing Monday on a Santa Clarita golf course, authorities said. About 5 p.m., witnesses saw a Cessna 150 flying low and circling over Robinson Ranch Golf Course, just south of Antelope Valley Freeway near Sand Canyon Road. "It landed on the 15th hole of the golf course," said Lt. Mike Dunkle of the Los Angeles County sheriff's station in Santa Clarita. No one was hurt.