January 9, 1988
Takeoffs and landings of private planes during 1986. John Wayne Airport: 479,046 Long Beach Airport: 395,655 Seattle/Tacoma International Airport: 363,772 San Francisco International Airport: 272,723 San Jose International Airport: 247,892 Buchanan Field, Concord, Calif.: 238,258 L.G. Hanscom Field, Bedford, Mass.: 229,878 Melbourne Regional Airport, Melbourne, Fla.: 220,710 Westchester County Airport, White Plains, N.Y.
December 26, 1996 |
A Mexicana Airlines passenger plane was evacuated Wednesday at San Jose International Airport after the airline received a bomb threat, but the scare turned out to be a hoax, airport officials said. "Mexicana directly received a bomb threat and immediately isolated the aircraft and the passengers," an airport spokeswoman said. Mexicana Flight 953, with 163 passengers and six crew members, was bound for Guadalajara, and was then scheduled to fly to Mexico City.
May 27, 1997 |
Authorities were searching Monday for a parking lot attendant at San Jose International Airport who disappeared during a late-night run to help a motorist. Jessica Marrufo, 31, disappeared at about 11 p.m. Sunday after she radioed her bosses that she was going to help someone jump-start a car, an airport spokeswoman said. Officials say they have found the company car Marrufo drove to the long-term lot but have found no sign of her.
March 3, 1996
Beginning April 4, Reno Air plans to add five flights a day between Orange County and San Jose as part of the carrier's spring schedule. The new service will make a total of 11 daily flights between John Wayne Airport and San Jose International Airport. One-way fares start at $49 for tickets purchases 14 days in advance. Two flights will be added between Reno/Tahoe and Orange County for a total of three daily. One-way fares start at $56 for tickets purchased 14 days in advance.
July 29, 1996 |
Authorities at San Jose International Airport searched an Alaska Airlines flight Sunday after a flight attendant found a note that read: "Bomb on board." The flight attendant discovered the note on a food tray during the flight and notified airport authorities, the Federal Aviation Administration said. All 128 passengers and 12 crew members aboard Flight 482 from Portland, Ore.
January 6, 1990 |
A USAir jet bound for Orange County with 26 passengers aboard was forced to make an emergency landing five minutes after takeoff Friday after the pilot reported engine trouble, officials said. Flight 2666, bound for John Wayne Airport, landed safely at San Jose International Airport. Passengers were directed to an American Airlines flight that arrived in Orange County shortly before 8 p.m., USAir officials said.
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February 17, 2009 |
United Airlines officials say a pilot aborted a flight just before takeoff out of concern that sea gulls had struck one of the aircraft's engines. United spokeswoman Robin Urbanski said Flight 1220 from San Jose to Denver had reached nearly 140 mph on the runway Monday when the pilot called off the flight. Urbanski said the pilot was able to shut down the engine before leaving the ground and returned to the gate without incident. The flight was scheduled to depart Mineta San Jose International Airport at 7:12 a.m. The plane was taken out of service while investigators worked to confirm whether birds had hit the engine.
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December 28, 1985
The fog was back Friday in Southern California, though not as thick as on Thursday. Operations were back to normal at John Wayne Airport, with no major disruptions reported. Los Angeles International Airport was operating under conditions of good visibility Friday, although the forecast for today was for fog along the coast and in the valleys in Orange and Los Angeles counties.