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November 10, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
A woman who died in police custody during an airport layover was intoxicated on a potent mix of alcohol and antidepressants and accidentally strangled herself on her shackles, an autopsy has concluded. The Maricopa County medical examiner's office said Carol Anne Gotbaum, 45, of New York, was acutely intoxicated on alcohol and prescription drugs when she died in a police holding room at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport on Sept. 28. Gotbaum's blood-alcohol level of 0.
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March 5, 2001 | From Associated Press
A Southwest Airlines jet out of LAX skidded Sunday night off a Sky Harbor International Airport runway that had been shortened because of a construction project, authorities said. Airline spokeswoman Linda Rutherford said "there were no injuries" among the 114 passengers and five crew members aboard Flight 2021 from Los Angeles. She said 104 of the passengers were Phoenix-bound. Sky Harbor spokeswoman Suzanne Luber said the pilots apparently misjudged the length of Runway No.
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November 10, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
A woman who died in police custody during an airport layover was intoxicated on a potent mix of alcohol and antidepressants and accidentally strangled herself on her shackles, an autopsy has concluded. The Maricopa County medical examiner's office said Carol Anne Gotbaum, 45, of New York, was acutely intoxicated on alcohol and prescription drugs when she died in a police holding room at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport on Sept. 28. Gotbaum's blood-alcohol level of 0.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 5, 2001 | From Associated Press
A Southwest Airlines jet out of LAX skidded Sunday night off a Sky Harbor International Airport runway that had been shortened because of a construction project, authorities said. Airline spokeswoman Linda Rutherford said "there were no injuries" among the 114 passengers and five crew members aboard Flight 2021 from Los Angeles. She said 104 of the passengers were Phoenix-bound. Sky Harbor spokeswoman Suzanne Luber said the pilots apparently misjudged the length of Runway No.
NEWS
April 22, 1987 | Associated Press
An Orange County pilot who recently set a world aviation distance record by flying his small plane nonstop from Australia to Phoenix has been slapped with $2,000 in fines by the U.S. Customs Service. Pete Wilkins, a native Australian who lives in Irvine, is charged with violating four Customs Service regulations after he ended his 7,995-mile odyssey April 1 by landing virtually unannounced at Sky Harbor International Airport.
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November 30, 1985 | Associated Press
A terminal building at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport was evacuated for more than an hour early Friday, until police arrested a man who claimed to have a bomb.
NEWS
November 20, 1989
Two commercial jets made emergency landings Sunday within minutes of each other at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, one because of engine trouble and the other with three damaged tires, officials said. No injuries were reported.
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June 17, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Flames shot out from a wheel in the landing gear of a Southwest Airlines jet as it landed at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix, closing the runway for more than two hours. The 127 passengers were taken to the terminal while the plane, which had arrived from Austin, Texas, stayed on the runway. No one was hurt. A Southwest spokeswoman said overheated brakes caused a blowout.
NEWS
April 22, 1987 | Associated Press
An Orange County pilot who recently set a world aviation distance record by flying his small plane nonstop from Australia to Phoenix has been slapped with $2,000 in fines by the U.S. Customs Service. Pete Wilkins, a native Australian who lives in Irvine, is charged with violating four Customs Service regulations after he ended his 7,995-mile odyssey April 1 by landing virtually unannounced at Sky Harbor International Airport.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 20, 1987
2 Arrested in Cocaine Case: An Anaheim man has been arrested in connection with a seizure by federal agents of 50 pounds of cocaine with a street value of about $4 million at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix. Gloria Patricia Almendrales, 23, of Miami, Fla., and Luis Fernando Garzon-Hoyos, 29, of Anaheim, were arrested Tuesday for investigation of conspiracy to distribute narcotics, agent Bill Ruzzamenti said. Both are Colombian citizens, he said.
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October 13, 2002 | From Times Wire Services
A small plane crashed into a mobile home park about a mile from an airport in Phoenix, setting two homes ablaze and killing at least one person, an airport spokeswoman said. It wasn't immediately clear whether the victim was on the ground or in the plane. A mobile home was hit, two others were on fire and at least one person was dead, said Suzanne Luber, a spokeswoman for Sky Harbor International Airport, which oversees the smaller Deer Valley Airport near where the plane crashed.
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