September 8, 2011 |
In the remote, rolling hills near this tiny southwestern Pennsylvania borough, signs of the thunderous jolts that shook the town on Sept. 11, 2001, and then rippled across the world have mostly faded. The 40-foot-deep crater created by the chaotic, 500-mph descent of United Airlines Flight 93 has long been covered. Nearby, wildflowers blanket the 60-plus acres that serve as a burial ground for 40 crew members and passengers. A serene walkway overlooks the seasonal blooms and leads to a granite wall inscribed with the names of all who were aboard Flight 93. It took 10 years, but the National Park Service's Flight 93 National Memorial in Stonycreek Township will be unveiled Saturday during events that are expected to draw 10,000 people, including President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.
July 21, 2010 |
Denver — A United Airlines jet bound for Los Angeles encountered severe turbulence that injured at least 25 people, officials said Tuesday. United Flight 967 hit the turbulence over Kansas after taking off from Dulles International Airport outside Washington, D.C., Federal Aviation Administration and airline officials said. The crew "immediately diverted the aircraft to Denver to get medical attention as quickly as possible for those who are injured," United spokeswoman Jean Medina said.
April 8, 2010 |
A Qatari diplomat, who touched off a security scare on a Denver-bound flight when he tried to sneak a cigarette, has been released without charges and will probably leave the United States, authorities said Thursday. In another twist, a spokeswoman for the Qatar Embassy said that the diplomat, Mohammed Madadi, was heading to Denver on official business, including a visit to Ali Marri, a citizen of Qatar who is serving a prison sentence after pleading guilty last year to conspiracy in connection with the Sept.
December 20, 2009
Sullenberger flight: An item in TV critic Mary McNamara's Best of 2009 list in today's Calendar section refers to the airplane that went down in the Hudson River in January as United Airlines Flight 1549. It was a US Airways flight. Also, the nickname of the pilot, Capt. Chesley B. Sullenberger, is "Sully," not "Sulley." Mealworms: An article in the Dec. 13 California section about a Compton worm farm incorrectly attributed a quote to Rosa Gomez. It was Daniel Cervantes, a resident near the farm, who was washing his car when he said, "They've been here all these years before I moved here in 2004."
December 20, 2009
The best things on TV this year, in no particular order. David Letterman's dalliance. Whether you think he's an average erring human or a power-wielding lech, Letterman's dignified delivery of the news that he was being blackmailed for an affair he had with an employee created a welcome new standard for coping with such things. Tiger Woods needs to watch more TV. FOR THE RECORD: Sullenberger flight: An item in TV critic Mary McNamara's Best of 2009 list in today's Calendar section refers to the airplane that went down in the Hudson River in January as United Airlines Flight 1549.
September 12, 2008 |
The nearly 3,000 people who died when hijackers commandeered four passenger jets on Sept. 11, 2001, were remembered Thursday as President Bush dedicated the first national memorial to the victims and the Republican and Democratic presidential candidates came together in a moment of silence. In a ceremony at the Pentagon, where 184 people were killed, Bush recalled how the "doomed airliner plunged from the sky, split the rock and steel of this building and changed our world forever."