A Southwest Airline flight from Phoenix, AZ was diverted to the Colorado Springs Municipal Airport when the flight crew declared an emergency with smoke in the cockpit. The emergency was declared at 11:10am and the aircraft made a safe landing at 11:40am and was met by emergency crews. Once crews... more »
The FAA says someone pointed a green laser light at a Southwest Airlines jet departing Sea-Tac Airport about 6:40 a.m. Friday. The plane was bound for Denver.
Spokesman Mike Fergus says Flight 515 was about 7.5 miles southeast of the airport at an elevation of 7,500 feet when the... more »
The Boeing B-29 Superfortress will forever have a place in modern history--it was the B-29 that dropped the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
The four-engine, propeller-driven heavy bomber was flown primarily during World War II and the Korean War. The military retired the planes in the 1960s. The... more »
A SkyWest Airlines flight from Helena, Montana, to Salt Lake City was diverted to Idaho Falls after a passenger began banging on the cockpit door, saying he was a space alien and wanted to fly the plane.
Idaho Falls Police Sgt. Phil Grimes says other passengers on the Sunday... more »
The Federal Aviation Administration wants airlines to create and enforce policies that will limit cockpit distractions. The guidance announced Monday comes after an October 2009 incident in which two Northwest Airlines pilots overshot the Minneapolis airport by 150 miles because they say they were engrossed in a complicated new crew-scheduling... more »
An airplane en route from New York City to Denver was forced to make an emergency landing in Lincoln after smoke filled the cockpit. Lincoln fire official Bruce Sellon says United Airlines flight 745, carrying 140 passengers, safely landed about 5:45 p.m. Friday. Sellon says the flight crew reported smoke... more »
Federal regulators are proposing a fine of almost $1.5 million against Northwest Airlines because it didn't inspect wires near the cockpit windows on some of its planes.
The proposed civil penalty has its roots in a 1990 order by the Federal Aviation Administration to inspect the wires in the... more »
On Capitol Hill, lawmakers are moving to prohibit the use of computer laptops in airline cockpits. The idea is to prevent another incident like the one in which a Northwest Airlines plane overshot Minneapolis by 150 miles.
Sen. Byron Dorgan, the chairman of the aviation subcommittee, says his staff... more »
The pilot who guided a US Airways flight into New York's Hudson River will return to flying regular flights along with new duties as a management pilot. The airline says Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger will be part of its flight operations safety management team. US Airways said it was still... more »