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3 years 7 months ago

Miami-to-Washington flight diverted to Charleston

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - An American Airlines flight that hit severe turbulence landed in Charleston, S.C., and officials say one flight attendant and two passengers were treated for minor injuries. American Airlines spokesman Tim Smith said Flight 734 hit rough air near the Florida-Georgia border. The flight was headed...

4 years 5 months ago

Hole found in airliner that depressurized

MIAMI (AP) - Authorities say a 1-foot-by-2-foot hole was found in the fuselage of a commercial airliner that suddenly lost cabin pressure shortly after taking off from Miami. Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen says oxygen masks were deployed when American Airlines Flight 1640 lost cabin pressure about 30...

4 years 8 months ago

Jet makes emergency landing in Aleutians

American Airlines says one of its jets made an emergency landing on an island in Alaska's Aleutians after a fire warning light went off. Company spokesman Tim Smith says Flight 175, en route from Dallas-Fort Worth to Tokyo, landed safely on Shemya Island shortly before 4 p.m. Sunday. It...

5 years 1 month ago

US airlines apply for Japan routes

Delta, Continental, and United airlines say they're applying for permission to fly from the U.S. to Tokyo's Haneda Airport. Delta and United are the biggest U.S. airlines serving Japan, and they already fly to Tokyo Narita airport. Continental is looking to expand its flights to Asia. Flying to...

5 years 1 month ago

FAA eyes hefty fines for American

Government and industry officials say the FAA is close to wrapping up a two-year investigation of safety violations at American Airlines. The result could be one of the largest fines in the agency's history. The officials who spoke on condition of anonymity say the Federal Aviation Administration investigation involves improperly...

5 years 6 months ago

Former airline CEO backs tarmac delay limit

A former CEO of American Airlines is backing imposition of a three-hour time limit on how long airlines can strand passengers on airport tarmacs. Robert Crandall parted company from his former industry colleagues and joined passengers rights advocates Tuesday as they took their case to Congress. Crandall said he supports...

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