Airlines

April 20, 2018 - 3:40 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Southwest is sending a letter of apology, a $5,000 check and a $1,000 travel voucher to passengers who were on a flight that made an emergency landing in Philadelphia following an engine explosion. Chairman Gary Kelly says in the letter that the money is to help cover any "...
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National Transportation Safety Board investigators examine damage to the engine of the Southwest Airlines plane that made an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport in Philadelphia on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. The Southwest Airlines jet blew the engine at 32,000 feet and got hit by shrapnel that smashed a window, setting off a desperate scramble by passengers to save a woman from getting sucked out. She later died, and seven others were injured. (NTSB via AP)
April 19, 2018 - 7:23 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines sought more time last year to inspect jet-engine fan blades like the one that snapped off during one of its flights Tuesday in an accident that left a passenger dead. The airline opposed a recommendation by the engine manufacturer to require ultrasonic inspections...
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In this April 27, 1988 photo provided by Rob "Shack" Bennett, LCDR USN (ret), U.S. Navy instructor pilot, Tammie Jo Shults explains a flight maneuver to aviators at Naval Air Station Chase Field in Beeville, Texas, with squadron VT-26. Shults is being lauded as a hero in a harrowing emergency landing on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 after a passenger was partially blown out of her airliner's damaged fuselage. She is also being hailed for her pioneering role in a career where she has been one of the few women at the controls. (Rob Bennett via AP)
April 19, 2018 - 3:57 pm
BOERNE, Texas (AP) — Tammie Jo Shults was determined to "break into the club" of male military aviators. One of the first female fighter pilots in the U.S. Navy, Shults flew training missions as an enemy pilot during Operation Desert Storm, while working with other women to see a rule excluding...
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In this 2017 photo, Jennifer Riordan, of Albuquerque, N.M., poses for a photo in Albuquerque. Family, friends and community leaders are mourning the death of Riordan, a bank executive on a Southwest Airlines jet that blew an engine as she was flying home from a business trip to New York. (Marla Brose/The Albuquerque Journal via AP)
April 19, 2018 - 1:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on the Southwest Airlines plane that made an emergency landing in Philadelphia (all times local): 12:45 p.m. Southwest Airlines sought more time to inspect fan blades like the one that snapped off during one of its flights and caused an engine breakup that left a...
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In this image provided by the U.S. Navy, Lt. Tammie Jo Shults, one of the first women to fly Navy tactical aircraft, poses in front of an F/A-18A with Tactical Electronics Warfare Squadron (VAQ) 34 in 1992. After leaving active duty in early 1993, Shults served in the Navy Reserve until 2001. Shults was the pilot of the Southwest plane that made an emergency landing on April 17, 2018, after an engine explosion. (Thomas P. Milne/U.S. Navy via AP)
April 18, 2018 - 7:21 pm
BOERNE, Texas (AP) — The Southwest Airlines pilot being lauded as a hero in a harrowing emergency landing after a passenger was partially blown out of the jet's damaged fuselage is also being hailed for her pioneering role in a career where she has been one of the few women at the controls. Tammie...
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The engine on a Southwest Airlines plane is inspected as it sits on the runway at the Philadelphia International Airport after it made an emergency landing in Philadelphia, Tuesday, April 17, 2018. (Amanda Bourman via AP)
April 18, 2018 - 3:37 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Southwest Airlines jet with a damaged engine and broken window made an emergency landing at Philadelphia's airport Tuesday, and one passenger was critically injured. A former federal investigator theorized the plane blew an engine and the shrapnel hit the aircraft. Seven other...
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April 13, 2018 - 11:22 am
ATLANTA (AP) — The National Rifle Association has endorsed Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle in the Georgia governor's race, two months after Cagle publicly vowed to punish Delta Air Lines for cutting business ties with the NRA. In a news release Thursday, the NRA said Cagle had "never wavered" from his...
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This April 5, 2018, photo shows a sign for a Wall Street subway station in New York. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Thursday, April 12. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
April 12, 2018 - 2:55 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are climbing Thursday as technology companies, banks and industrial companies rally. Big tech companies like Apple and Microsoft, the market's leaders over the last year, are rising again as investors let go of some of their worries about trade tensions between the U.S...
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April 11, 2018 - 10:57 am
CHICAGO (AP) — An aviation security officer fired after forcibly dragging a passenger from a plane last year has filed a lawsuit against United Airlines and the city of Chicago. James Long was one of the officers called to a plane in April 2017 after Dr. David Dao refused to give up his seat. Video...
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A double-decker Airbus A380 plane lands at the Rafik Hariri International Airport in Beirut, Lebanon, Thursday, March. 29, 2018. An Emirates Airline superjumbo jet has landed at Beirut's international airport as Lebanon looks to sustain a revival of its tourism industry. It is the first revenue A380 flight to the country. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
March 29, 2018 - 6:54 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The world's largest passenger jet landed at Beirut's international airport on Thursday, bringing with it hopes of a sustained revival to Lebanon's tourism and travel sectors. The one-off Emirates Airbus A380 flight from Dubai was a nod to the substantial passenger traffic between...
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