August 17, 2001 |
A Delta jetliner pilot hurried his takeoff to avoid another jet that was crossing the same runway at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, officials said. The planes missed each other by 500 feet. The Delta 737 had been cleared for departure about 10:30 a.m., FAA spokesman Roland Herwig said. A Continental 737 that had just landed was told to cross over the same runway, airline spokesman Rahsaan Johnson said.
June 30, 1986 |
A Continental Airlines jet taking off for Salt Lake City early today hit a deer on the runway but completed its takeoff and made an emergency landing, authorities said. An airport spokesman said the deer, which was killed, apparently jumped the security fence separating the airport from the Rocky Mountain Arsenal property. Continental Flight 403--an MD-80 with about 70 people on board--landed safely with emergency vehicles standing by.
January 27, 2008 |
A car speeding down a private airport runway near Ocala ran off an embankment and was airborne for 200 feet before smashing into a tree, killing all five young men in the vehicle, the Florida Highway Patrol said. Investigators did not know whether the BMW was alone or was racing another car on the air strip at the exclusive "fly-in" community of Jumbolair Aviation Estates, where pilot-actor John Travolta has a home. According to the preliminary investigation, the car ran off the 85-foot-high embankment at the end of the runway.
December 27, 1987 |
Two American Airlines jets carrying holiday passengers clipped wings on the runway just before takeoff Saturday, officials said. No injuries were reported and both 727 jets were able to taxi back to the terminal building at Luis Munoz Marin International Airport in San Juan, said Steve McGregor, a spokesman for the airline. "Both planes had to return to the terminal, take the passengers off and were awaiting repairs to the wing tips," he said. The passengers got on other American flights.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 15, 2009 |
Walking into the 85-year-old Compton Airport is like coming upon a secret. There is no massive landmark like the Theme Building at LAX, or lighted letters pointing out the entrance. There aren't even signs on the freeway directing people to the oldest airport in the Los Angeles Basin. "It's a hidden gem. It's also a very important asset to the city," said Dennis Lord, a Los Angeles County aviation commissioner. "Most cities don't have airports. Compton does." Compton/Woodley Airport is one of the survivors in a county that had as many as 75 airports in the late 1950s, when general aviation was hitting its stride.
March 21, 2010 |
Toss the leggings and pick up a pair of boot-cut pants. Replace the bateau stripe shirt with an olive drab tee. Give the boyfriend jacket back to the boyfriend, and pick up a military jacket instead. Now that designers have shown their collections for fall in New York, Milan and Paris, department store fashion directors and boutique owners have to figure out how to translate the big ideas to the racks. Chanel's faux fur fantasy, Junya Watanabe's military march and Celine's luxe vision of minimalism were memorable on the runway, but what do they mean for a woman's wardrobe?
January 16, 2009 |
The British government approved the construction of a third runway for Heathrow Airport, Europe's busiest, but legal challenges could delay the project. Transport Secretary Geoff Hoon told Parliament that the new runway and a new passenger terminal should be ready between 2015 and 2020. But opponents say adding the runway would require destroying 700 homes and significantly increase noise in the area. The environmental coalition against the runway includes Greenpeace and key political leaders.
November 23, 1985 |
An American airlines flight preparing to take off from Houston's Hobbby Airport on Friday slid off a runway into mud when the pilot turned the plane too sharply, authorities said. The 90 passengers were unharmed.
September 27, 1995 |
A small jet carrying House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.), his wife and two bodyguards ran off a runway in northern Michigan after hitting four geese, aviation officials said. No one was injured. The plane was rolling for takeoff Monday from the Mackinac Island airport when one Canada goose was sucked into the right engine and three others were struck by other parts of the plane, a spokeswoman for the Federal Aviation Administration said.
May 28, 1989 |
Suppose your plane has left the gate and moved to the runway for takeoff. Buckled in, you wait for the plane to ascend. And wait. And wait. Takeoff delays are common, and with the increasing amount of air traffic and airport congestion, it may take longer and longer for the planes to get off the ground. How long can an airline keep passengers on a plane while it's waiting to take off? What information, if any, must it provide to passengers during this process? How often must it update this information?