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April 27, 1987 | RALPH VARTABEDIAN, Times Staff Writer
Although the Advanced Tactical Fighter is still in early development, the Air Force is already discussing internally a plan to postpone the first flight of the new jet fighter because parts of the project are going slower than expected, according to knowledgeable industry and military sources. The potential delays involve development of the ATF's jet engines, which will feature a new technology known as a "thrust-vectored nozzle."
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July 29, 2012 | By Jim Peltz
INDIANAPOLIS - Carl Edward s went into the Brickyard 400 with a new crew chief and needing a top-five finish to bolster his hopes of getting into this year's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series title playoff. But only 12 laps into the 160-lap race, Edwards' No. 99 Ford developed an engine problem. He finished 29th, four laps behind the leaders, and Edwards' chances of making the Chase for the Cup took a big hit. The top 10 drivers in points after 26 races qualify for the 10-race Chase, along with the two drivers who have the most wins among those 11th to 20th in points.
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January 15, 1988 | ERIC MALNIC, Times Staff Writer
Cockpit recordings confirm that a jetliner that crashed on takeoff in Denver apparently suffered engine problems that could have resulted in significant loss of power in the seconds before the plane slammed into the ground, federal officials said Thursday. The National Transportation Safety Board, which is investigating the Nov.
NATIONAL
July 15, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Gov. Mitt Romney took control of inspections of the troubled Big Dig highway project Friday, pledging that he would not reopen a tunnel where a woman was killed until engineers resolved problems with heavy concrete ceiling panels that collapsed. Romney said the tunnel could remain closed for weeks, until he was confident the 3-ton panels would not fall on motorists. "And at this stage, you just have to cross your fingers that they don't come down," he said.
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October 20, 1987 | DIANNE KLEIN, Times Staff Writer
Investigators examining the remains of a single-engine plane that crashed into a Buena Park apartment complex said Monday that an engine problem may have caused the pilot to lose control of the aircraft. Lewis T.
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August 1, 1994 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One of racing's oldest adages, "To finish first, first you have to finish," never proved truer than Sunday in the Marlboro 500. It didn't pay to take the lead at Michigan International Speedway, Indy cars' fastest track. First, pole-sitter Nigel Mansell, then Michael Andretti and finally, in the dying stages of the 500-mile race, Raul Boesel and Al Unser Jr., lost the lead.
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June 5, 1986
Entertainer Bob Hope and his wife landed safely Wednesday at Burbank Airport after their private jet had engine problems during takeoff, airport officials said. Rick Vacar, manager of airport affairs, said the British-made, twin-engine jet carrying Hope; his wife, Dolores; their pilot and one other man took off about 1 p.m., experienced engine problems and landed safely moments later, taxiing under its own power to the Martin Aviation hanger where it is based.
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December 25, 1985 | United Press International
Air Midwest has announced that its five Saab-Fairchild 340 aircraft, grounded earlier this month by the FAA because of engine problems, will be out of service indefinitely. "Although it was originally thought that this problem would be short-lived, it now appears that a solution will take a longer," said Brian A. Schoenthaler, a spokesman for the Wichita-based regional carrier.
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March 30, 2004 | Deborah Schoch, Times Staff Writer
A Navy fighter jet experienced engine problems and plunged into the Pacific Ocean on Monday, but the two crew members ejected and were rescued, Navy officials said. The cause of the accident is under investigation. The two-seat F-14D Tomcat was on a training mission when it crashed about 11 a.m. about two miles west of Point Loma. The jet, from Fighter Squadron 31 based at the Oceana Naval Air Station in Virginia, had taken off from the aircraft carrier John C.
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July 6, 2002 | RICHARD WINTON, ANTHONY McCARTNEY and NANCY WRIDE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
From the sky came the enveloping roar, survivors said Friday. From the pine-trimmed picnic tables, they saw disaster coming. Army Reserve helicopter pilot and real estate agent Michael Brand had radioed three maydays after takeoff. He was struggling to keep his Cessna airborne. It was also carrying Michael Adler, a friend and plumbing contractor. At the park below, 17,000 people had gathered by noon on the Fourth of July.
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January 29, 2000 | From Associated Press
NASA began the countdown Friday to launch the space shuttle Endeavour on an Earth-mapping mission, though concern about a potential engine problem could delay the flight. Newly discovered damage to an engine that propelled Discovery into orbit last month could prevent Endeavour from blasting off Monday afternoon. Shuttle managers want to understand the problem before clearing Endeavour for flight.
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December 31, 1998 | JEANNE WRIGHT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Question: I recently went to a quick lube place and two months later the engine seized. The mechanic who looked at the engine said the oil level was four quarts below normal. I wonder if the quick lube place forgot to put oil in it. My engine was perfect before. Can i sue? Q.C. Answer: Of course you can sue. Anybody can sue. The question is whether your claim has any legitimacy and how you could possibly prove your quickie lube shop forgot to put oil in the engine.
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November 10, 1997 | From Associated Press
A plane flying First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton to Central Asia was forced to dump fuel and return to Andrews Air Force Base on Sunday after experiencing engine problems 10 minutes after takeoff. No injuries were reported. Maintenance workers found a frayed wire in the outboard engine on the left wing, said a White House official, speaking on condition of anonymity. A light indicator signaled a problem with the engine shortly after the plane took off, said a flight official.
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July 19, 1996 | RICHARD O'REILLY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The 1971 Boeing 747 being flown as TWA Flight 800 Wednesday night had fewer reported reliability problems as it aged, according to maintenance records kept in a Federal Aviation Administration database examined by The Times. Since 1974, the aircraft suffered 11 in-flight engine failures or shutdowns and made 20 unscheduled landings because of mechanical or engine problems, according to the FAA's list of 108 service difficulty reports. But the last reported unscheduled landing was in March 1988.
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November 10, 1997 | From Associated Press
A plane flying First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton to Central Asia was forced to dump fuel and return to Andrews Air Force Base on Sunday after experiencing engine problems 10 minutes after takeoff. No injuries were reported. Maintenance workers found a frayed wire in the outboard engine on the left wing, said a White House official, speaking on condition of anonymity. A light indicator signaled a problem with the engine shortly after the plane took off, said a flight official.
BUSINESS
December 24, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
GM, Ford, Suzuki Announce Recalls: General Motors Corp., Ford Motor Co. and American Suzuki Motor Corp. announced recalls of nearly 900,000 vehicles to fix engine problems and malfunctions that could pose safety hazards. The recalls include about 504,000 1992 and 1993 model Chevrolet Cavaliers, Corsicas and Berettas and Buick Centurys and Oldsmobile Cutlass Cieras with the base 2.2-liter L4 engine, to repair torn intake manifold gaskets.
NEWS
March 3, 1996
A twin-engine airliner bound for Toronto appeared to blow an engine Saturday on takeoff from Los Angeles International Airport, but the pilot was able to circle the area and land the plane safely, authorities said. None of the 192 passengers and crew aboard Air Canada flight 792 was injured, said Los Angeles City Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey. More than 50 firefighters stood by as the Boeing 767 touched back down at 2:14 p.m.
SPORTS
August 1, 1994 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One of racing's oldest adages, "To finish first, first you have to finish," never proved truer than Sunday in the Marlboro 500. It didn't pay to take the lead at Michigan International Speedway, Indy cars' fastest track. First, pole-sitter Nigel Mansell, then Michael Andretti and finally, in the dying stages of the 500-mile race, Raul Boesel and Al Unser Jr., lost the lead.
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