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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 17, 1989
A United Express commuter plane carrying 33 passengers on a flight to Oakland was forced to return to John Wayne Airport Friday morning after the pilot of the twin-engine turboprop noticed an oil-pressure warning light. The plane, Flight 3382, took off at 7:17 a.m. and landed at 7:28 a.m. without incident, airport officials said. Kerry Skeen, senior vice president for marketing for United Express, said the passengers were placed on other flights. "The pilot simply saw an oil-pressure indicator light, and for safety reasons he did the prudent thing.
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NEWS
June 16, 1989 | From Times staff and wire service reports and
A United Express commuter plane carrying 33 passengers on a flight to Oakland was forced to return to John Wayne Airport this morning after the pilot of the twin-engine turboprop noticed an oil pressure warning light. The plane, Flight 3382, took off at 7:17 a.m. and landed at 7:28 a.m. without incident, airport officials said. Kerry Skeen, a senior vice president for United Express, said the passengers were placed on alternate flights. "The pilot simply saw an oil pressure indicator light and, for safety reasons, he did the prudent thing.
BUSINESS
January 23, 2012 | By Jerry Hirsch
Kia will recall almost 150,000 older Optima sedans and Rondo crossover utility vehicles because of a defect that could prevent the driver's side airbag from deploying in a collision, the company said. The South Korean automaker said the recall includes 2006-2008 Optimas and Rondos from the 2007-2008 model years. The company no longer sells the Rondo. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said that the clock-spring assembly used in the airbag system can become damaged over time and prevent the airbag from deploying.  The problem triggers the airbag warning light to go on in an affected vehicle, according to Kia. Drivers of cars that don't have the warning light illuminated have a functioning airbag, according to the automaker.
NEWS
December 12, 1986 | Associated Press
A TWA jumbo jet with 308 passengers made an unscheduled landing at Goose Bay, Newfoundland, today after a fire was detected in the cargo hold. One passenger was seriously hurt and several less seriously injured in an emergency evacuation, government officials said. They said a warning light in the cockpit indicated a fire in one of the Boeing 747's cargo holds. When the plane landed, the pilot activated remote-control fire extinguishers after smoke was seen coming from the hold.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 26, 2008 | Francisco Vara-Orta
A Qantas Airways jumbo jet bound for Sydney, Australia, experienced a last-minute, delay Monday night at Los Angeles International Airport when the pilot braked so sharply that four tires went flat. The Boeing 747-400 was on the runway when a warning light came on in the cockpit about 11 p.m., said Tom Winfrey, a spokesman for LAX. The pilot then hit the brakes. Four tires deflated, Winfrey said. No injuries were reported. The flight was rescheduled to depart on Tuesday afternoon.
BUSINESS
January 24, 2012 | By Jerry Hirsch, Los Angeles Times
Kia Motors America will recall almost 150,000 older Optima sedans and Rondo crossover vehicles because of a defect that could prevent the driver's side air bag from deploying in a collision, the company said. The South Korean automaker said the recall covers 2006 to 2008 Optimas and Rondos from the 2007 and 2008 model years. The company no longer sells the Rondo. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said the clock-spring assembly used in the air-bag system can become damaged over time and prevent the air bag from deploying.
AUTOS
May 6, 2013 | By David Undercoffler
General Motors announced Monday it's recalling more than 38,000 Chevrolet and Buick eAssist light hybrid cars for a potential fire issue. The automaker said circuit boards in the trunk can potentially overheat, causing the cars' 12-volt battery to drain and one of several indicator lights to turn on. If owners ignore the warning lights, the engine could stall and a fire could occur in the trunk, GM said. The issue is not related to the cars' rechargable lithium-ion battery that is part of the eAssist hybrid system.
SPORTS
April 15, 1985 | RICH ROBERTS, Times Staff Writer
When you've passed Barstow on your way to Las Vegas and your fuel gauge is flirting with empty, don't try making Baker unless Mario Andretti is driving. The remarkable Mario could probably coast into the Strip on fumes and roll a seven before the engine died. Sunday at Long Beach he had just enough methanol to finish the full 90 laps and claim his second consecutive Toyota Grand Prix victory--third overall--while his gas-guzzling rival, Danny Sullivan, expired on the outskirts of Victory Lane.
NEWS
August 25, 2008 | Dan Ariely, Dan Ariely is a professor of behavioral economics at Duke University and the author of "Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions."
We have a market paradox on our hands. Consumer confidence is close to a 40-year low, suggesting that the economy is in worse shape now than in times that seemed far darker, such as the early 1980s, when both inflation and unemployment crept into double digits. Yet many of the current economic indicators, including inflation and unemployment, are rather positive -- or at least not as negative as consumer sentiment implies. So why are consumers, myself included, so gloomy? I suspect that one answer lies in a psychological condition caused by prolonged exposure to unpredictable negative events called "learned helplessness."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 25, 1987 | STEVE EMMONS, Times Staff Writer
A T-38 jet trainer with astronaut Brewster H. Shaw aboard apparently was struck by lightning as it approached the Los Alamitos Armed Forces Reserve Center Tuesday afternoon, setting off fires in both engines and forcing an emergency landing. A National Aeronautics and Space Administration spokesman said neither Shaw, 41, nor the plane's pilot, Robert A. Rivers, 35, was injured. Both stepped from the plane as firefighters arrived to douse the fires in the engine compartments.
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