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April 24, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating reports that an unauthorized broadcast on the control tower frequency at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport told an aircraft to "divert" its landing. A voice said, "USAir divert, divert, divert your landing," according to WUSA-TV, which quoted several sources. The pilot of a United Airlines aircraft, on its final approach, reportedly queried the tower and was told to complete the approach, the station reported.
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BUSINESS
March 19, 2002 | ROBERT KAHN, NEWSDAY
It's almost uncomfortable to say, for fear of sounding unsympathetic or unpatriotic, but in some ways business travel has been easier since Sept. 11 for advertising executive Laird Stiefvater. "Frankly, it's a little more predictable," he says as he starts out a Monday morning on the way to New York's LaGuardia Airport for a flight to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport for a business meeting in Virginia.
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BUSINESS
March 19, 2002 | ROBERT KAHN, NEWSDAY
It's almost uncomfortable to say, for fear of sounding unsympathetic or unpatriotic, but in some ways business travel has been easier since Sept. 11 for advertising executive Laird Stiefvater. "Frankly, it's a little more predictable," he says as he starts out a Monday morning on the way to New York's LaGuardia Airport for a flight to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport for a business meeting in Virginia.
NEWS
April 24, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating reports that an unauthorized broadcast on the control tower frequency at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport told an aircraft to "divert" its landing. A voice said, "USAir divert, divert, divert your landing," according to WUSA-TV, which quoted several sources. The pilot of a United Airlines aircraft, on its final approach, reportedly queried the tower and was told to complete the approach, the station reported.
NEWS
February 7, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Airport officials decided not to challenge the renaming of National Airport, and by next week, the airport's granite markers should be draped in fabric signs that proclaim it: "Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport." Airport board members went along with the law despite concerns that the congressional action impinged on local authority over the airport. President Clinton signed the bill on Reagan's 87th birthday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 13, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Aloha Airlines has applied to the U.S. Department of Transportation for two daily nonstop flights from John Wayne Airport to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. If approved, the route would provide the only nonstop service between Washington, D.C., and Orange County, airline officials said. The new flights would begin July 1.
NATIONAL
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 23, 2004 | From Times Staff Reports
The U.S. Transportation Security Administration announced Wednesday that it will test a device that "sniffs" boarding passes, driver's licenses and other documents for explosives at Los Angeles, John F. Kennedy and O'Hare international airports. Passengers who are selected for secondary screening will have their boarding passes scanned by the equipment. The system is in place at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. Tests will last at least 30 days.
NATIONAL
November 6, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Five US Airways crew members were taken to a hospital in Boston after becoming ill aboard a flight from Washington. The crew and passengers had complained about a sulfurlike odor after the plane left Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, so it returned and they switched to another plane. The crew members had unspecified symptoms, an airline official said, and no passengers were affected.
NATIONAL
October 19, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Private aviation returned to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, four years after restrictions were imposed after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The first aircraft arrived at the airport in Arlington, Va., from Teterboro Airport in New Jersey. New rules by the Transportation Security Administration require passengers and crew members on private flights to undergo background checks.
TRAVEL
September 15, 2002 | Jane Engle
National Airlines, which is hoping to emerge from Chapter 11 reorganization next month with the help of new financing, will stop flying between Las Vegas and Chicago's Midway airport Oct. 1 and has postponed plans to start service Oct. 3 between Las Vegas and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. (It will still fly to Chicago's O'Hare and Washington Dulles.) The airline plans to begin service between Las Vegas and Reno on Oct. 3, with four daily flights and fares starting at $48 each way.
NATIONAL
August 16, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
A Chicago-bound flight from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport was evacuated after a passenger behaved suspiciously, officials said. Passengers were boarding United Airlines Flight 627 before 6 p.m. Saturday when a Middle Eastern man abruptly got off the plane, airport and Transportation Security Administration officials said. The Airbus A320 and the airport concourse were evacuated and all passengers were rescreened, said Amy Von Walter, a TSA spokeswoman.
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