November 20, 1996 |
A commuter plane and a private aircraft collided on an airport runway near Quincy, Ill., Tuesday night, exploding into a fireball and killing all 14 people aboard both aircraft. A United Express turboprop with 10 passengers and a crew of two was landing at Baldwin Municipal Airport when the collision occurred with a smaller plane taxiing for takeoff with two occupants, aviation and emergency officials said. The two planes struck just after 5 p.m.
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March 27, 1993 |
Starting April 4, a second airline will offer flights between Oxnard Airport and Los Angeles International Airport. United Express, operated by New Mexico-based Mesa Airlines, plans to fly seven round-trip flights Monday through Friday and five round-trip flights on weekends to LAX, said Larry Risley, president of Mesa. United Express joins American Eagle in offering service between Oxnard and Los Angeles.
November 6, 1990 |
Investment banker Russell Diehl is a frequent flier. But with increasing frequency, when he flies it is not in a jet but in a 19- to 37-passenger turboprop plane. Diehl is among the growing ranks of business executives on the go who have found the best way to get from here to there is often not on a jumbo jet. Instead, they rely on commuter airlines which now handle much of the major airlines short-haul traffic.
March 8, 1991 |
United Express will inaugurate jetliner service May 1 from Orange County to Oakland and will increase flights to Sacramento, taking advantage of USAir's recent decision to quit John Wayne Airport, airline officials said Thursday. Mark Peterson, spokesman for United Express, said the commuter carrier will increase the number of round-trip flights to Oakland on March 15 from six to nine, using 30-seat Embraer Brasilia turboprops. Then, on May 1, 90-seat BAE-146 jet aircraft will be used, he said.
February 14, 2001 |
Tennenbaum & Co., a money manager with a 9.9% stake in Great Lakes Aviation Ltd., offered to buy the rest of the regional commuter airline for $4 a share in "cash and securities." The Los Angeles-based asset manager made the bid in a letter to Great Lakes, disclosed in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The investor group holds 858,400 shares, valuing its bid for the remaining 7.8 million outstanding at about $31.2 million. Shares rose 75 cents to close at $2.