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May 31, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A departing cargo jet came too close to an arriving passenger aircraft at Los Angeles International Airport on Tuesday night, officials said. A pilot on the arriving Delta flight from Atlanta did not heed a controller's instructions to stop before a safety area on a taxiway in between two runways on the airport's south side, said Ian Gregor, a Federal Aviation Administration spokesman.
January 12, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
A volcano on an uninhabited island erupted, spewing ash about five miles into the sky and prompting air traffic authorities to warn planes to steer clear of the cloud. The ash from Augustine Volcano was not expected to reach Anchorage, the state's most populous city nearly 200 miles to the northeast, meteorologists said. Flights were restricted in a five-mile radius around the volcano and for 50,000 feet above it, said Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Mike Fergus.
April 23, 1991
A Delta Airlines Boeing 727 from Las Vegas landed safely Monday morning at Los Angeles International Airport after experiencing problems and calling by radio for emergency equipment to stand by, authorities said. The airplane landed at 9:08 a.m., about five minutes after problems with "an unspecified flap" were reported, a Federal Aviation Administration spokesman said.
January 23, 1989 | From Times wire services
The wreckage of a small plane with its dead pilot inside was found early today in the Lopez Canyon dump, officials said. The single-engine plane was found about 7 a.m. north of Lake View Terrace in the rural foothills of the northeastern San Fernando Valley, Fire Department spokesman Jim Williamson said. Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Fred O'Donnell said the plane was a Grumman AA5-A, a small metal aircraft. The male pilot's name was not immediately available, Williamson said.
August 22, 1985
Recent failures in equipment used to detect wind shear at Detroit Metropolitan Airport reflect growing neglect of the nation's air traffic control system, union officials representing airport technicians said. Poor weather has disabled the equipment four times in the last three months, said Terrence Apkarian, president of Local 106 of the Professional Airways System Specialists.
May 3, 1985 | United Press International
An unidentified Chicago area air traffic controller, who committed an error shortly after complaining to a pilot over the radio that "we're running all shifts short-handed," will be disciplined, a Federal Aviation Administration spokesman said today. The March 31 error involved Ozark and United airlines jets that flew closer than the FAA five-mile airspace separation limit. The FAA said in a statement today that the planes, carrying a total of 300 people, converged within 3.
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