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March 23, 1992 | ERIC MALNIC and JOHN GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A USAir commuter jet attempting to take off from La Guardia Airport in a heavy snowstorm cartwheeled down the runway, burst into flames and tumbled into Flushing Bay on Sunday night. Police said at least 20 people were killed and dozens more were injured, many of them seriously.
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January 27, 2014 | By Tina Susman
NEW YORK - The bus was standing room only as travelers hauling luggage jostled for space amid the commuters and other local riders. Two men with skis, ski boots and backpacks squeezed into the nook beside the rear exit, blocking the door. A woman with two children and three suitcases struggled to drag the bags up the narrow aisle as the bus bounced through Manhattan and Queens to its destination: LaGuardia Airport, otherwise known as "America's worst airport. " How bad is LaGuardia?
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October 20, 1996 | From Associated Press
A Delta jetliner's landing gear collapsed after it struck a light post positioned to guide planes into La Guardia Airport, sending the aircraft skidding off the runway during a violent storm Saturday. All 63 people aboard were evacuated safely. Delta Air Lines Flight 554 from Atlanta slid on its belly and spun around before stopping on the end of Runway 13. The MD-80 aircraft came to rest at an angle with one of its wheels stuck in the mud.
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July 23, 2013 | By Tina Susman
NEW YORK -- LaGuardia Airport reopened here early Tuesday after cranes were used to lift the nose of a disabled Southwest Airlines jet and remove it from a runway following the collapse of its front landing gear. In a statement, the Dallas-based airline said all of the passengers and crew who had been taken to hospitals after Monday evening's rough landing had been released. It said the aircraft involved, a Boeing 737-700, had been inspected just last Thursday and had entered service in October 1999.
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March 24, 1992 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN and ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A cockpit voice recorder recovered from the wreckage gives no clear indication why a USAir commuter jet crashed as it attempted to take off Sunday night from La Guardia Airport, killing 27 people, the National Transportation Safety Board said Monday. Dr. John Lauber, the NTSB member heading the investigation into the crash of Flight 405, said that his team is studying a wide range of possible crash causes, including ice buildup on the Fokker 28-4000 twin-engine jet as it waited for takeoff.
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February 18, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
No one was seriously injured when two U.S. Airways planes clipped each others' wings at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Arlington. Authorities said 63 passengers were taken off the planes. The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority said the collision involved an Airbus A319 headed to New York's La Guardia Airport and a jet going to Rochester, N.Y.
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July 4, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
A car rental agency near La Guardia Airport was evacuated after employees discovered a loaded gun in a trunk and a suspicious device that turned out to be harmless, police said. The device was a clock taped to two road flares with black tape, said police spokesman Michael O'Looney. He said a bomb squad determined the clock could not have ignited the flares, and he described it as a hoax.
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March 3, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A Continental Airlines plane nearly plunged into a bay when it aborted a takeoff from La Guardia Airport during a snowstorm and skidded into a dike. Twenty-nine of the 110 passengers aboard Denver-bound Flight 795 suffered injuries, said Robert Leonard, an Emergency Medical Services spokesman. The twin-engine MD80 jet was taking off about 6 p.m. EST when it tried to abort the flight, the Federal Aviation Administration said. Moderate snow and 26 m.p.h.
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August 3, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
The Federal Aviation Administration will extend a cap on new flights at La Guardia Airport to head off a fresh surge of delays in the fall. The limits were set to expire Sept. 15, but they will be extended until Oct. 26, 2002. By that time, aviation officials hope to come up with a permanent solution to reduce congestion at La Guardia. In January, the FAA capped the number of new flights at 159 and assigned the slots--for landing or taking off--through a lottery.
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March 22, 2003 | From Reuters
Authorities discovered a suspicious powdery substance at La Guardia Airport on Friday, leading to the partial evacuation of the main terminal and treatment of 10 people who said they felt ill. The substance was discovered about 1 p.m. during the search of a handbag at an American Airlines section of the terminal, said a police spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates New York City's airports.
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July 22, 2013 | By Tina Susman
NEW YORK - Several people suffered minor injuries Monday when the front landing gear of a Southwest Airlines jet collapsed on touchdown in New York City, sending the Boeing 737-700 skidding hundreds of feet down a runway on its nose until it veered into a grassy area and ground to a halt. Thomas Bosco, the general manager of LaGuardia Airport, where the accident occurred, said Flight 345 from Nashville was carrying 143 passengers and six crew members. At an evening news briefing, Bosco said 10 people - six passengers and four crew members - were treated at the scene for minor injuries.
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February 18, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
No one was seriously injured when two U.S. Airways planes clipped each others' wings at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Arlington. Authorities said 63 passengers were taken off the planes. The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority said the collision involved an Airbus A319 headed to New York's La Guardia Airport and a jet going to Rochester, N.Y.
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July 4, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
A car rental agency near La Guardia Airport was evacuated after employees discovered a loaded gun in a trunk and a suspicious device that turned out to be harmless, police said. The device was a clock taped to two road flares with black tape, said police spokesman Michael O'Looney. He said a bomb squad determined the clock could not have ignited the flares, and he described it as a hoax.
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April 24, 2003 | From Reuters
Eleven LaGuardia Airport workers stole hundreds of thousands of mini-bottles of airline liquor and resold them to neighborhood stores in New York, authorities said Wednesday. The employees of LSG Sky Chefs Inc. and two others pilfered more than 400,000 mini-bottles, worth about $1.5 million, from an airport storage facility over the last year, said Richard Brown, the district attorney of Queens, N.Y.
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March 22, 2003 | From Reuters
Authorities discovered a suspicious powdery substance at La Guardia Airport on Friday, leading to the partial evacuation of the main terminal and treatment of 10 people who said they felt ill. The substance was discovered about 1 p.m. during the search of a handbag at an American Airlines section of the terminal, said a police spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates New York City's airports.
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March 23, 2002 | From Associated Press
The Delta Airlines terminal at La Guardia Airport was evacuated for 90 minutes Friday because of a security breach, inconveniencing hundreds of travelers, authorities said. Aircraft that had left the terminal and taxied out to runways were ordered back to the terminal, said Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Jim Peters. He said the evacuation began at 10 a.m.
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March 23, 2002 | From Associated Press
The Delta Airlines terminal at La Guardia Airport was evacuated for 90 minutes Friday because of a security breach, inconveniencing hundreds of travelers, authorities said. Aircraft that had left the terminal and taxied out to runways were ordered back to the terminal, said Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Jim Peters. He said the evacuation began at 10 a.m.
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April 24, 2003 | From Reuters
Eleven LaGuardia Airport workers stole hundreds of thousands of mini-bottles of airline liquor and resold them to neighborhood stores in New York, authorities said Wednesday. The employees of LSG Sky Chefs Inc. and two others pilfered more than 400,000 mini-bottles, worth about $1.5 million, from an airport storage facility over the last year, said Richard Brown, the district attorney of Queens, N.Y.
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August 3, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
The Federal Aviation Administration will extend a cap on new flights at La Guardia Airport to head off a fresh surge of delays in the fall. The limits were set to expire Sept. 15, but they will be extended until Oct. 26, 2002. By that time, aviation officials hope to come up with a permanent solution to reduce congestion at La Guardia. In January, the FAA capped the number of new flights at 159 and assigned the slots--for landing or taking off--through a lottery.
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December 5, 2000 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's the airport with the most delays in the nation. How many, you ask? Try 10,226 planes that were late taking off from or landing at New York's La Guardia field during October. One day, 600 aircraft couldn't arrive or depart on time. And angry passengers are stacked up like planes waiting for a thunderstorm to pass.
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