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2 years 8 months ago

Missing fighter jet

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A U.S. Coast Guard spokesman says military officials are searching for a Marine Corps fighter jet that went missing over the Pacific Ocean near San Diego. Spokesman Henry Dunphy says the aircraft was flying with another jet when contact with the plane was lost. He...

2 years 10 months ago

Private jet travel down in Aspen

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - Private jet travel through Aspen is dropping, even as it has risen nationally. The Aspen Daily News reports that were about 16,000 private flights in and out of Aspen last year, down from about 19,000 in 2009. Statistics from Pitkin County show that private plane traffic...

3 years 5 months ago

Jet drama: loud bang, falling debris

SYDNEY (AP) - The CEO of Qantas says the safety of its superjumbo jet is the main focus and those planes are grounded until that's assured. CEO Alan Joyce says the airline is suspending all flights of its six Airbus A380 jetliners after a mid-air engine problem on a...

3 years 5 months ago

Attacks on U.S. from Yemen thwarted

WASHINGTON (AP) - Authorities on three continents thwarted multiple terrorist attacks aimed at the United States from Yemen on Friday, seizing two explosive packages addressed to Chicago-area synagogues and packed aboard cargo jets. The plot triggered worldwide fears that al-Qaida was launching a major new terror campaign. President Barack...

3 years 6 months ago

Rough landing caught on video

Passengers aboard a flight that touched down at New York's JFK Airport Saturday are counting their blessings. Part of the plane's landing gear was stuck, which made for an extremely rough landing. One of the passengers recorded the bumpy touch-down. While a flight attendant yelled to stay down,...

3 years 9 months ago

Search to resume for F-16 fuel tanks

The Colorado Air National Guard will resume its search today for external fuel tanks jettisoned over open country as the pilot of an F-16 prepared to make an emergency landing in Colorado Springs. The fighter landed without incident. Maj. Nicole David says the tanks aren't dangerous but are important...

3 years 9 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...

3 years 11 months ago

Sit in a "Shooting Star" this weekend

Imagine sitting at the controls of the sleek, Lockheed P-80 "Shooting Star" plane. It was America's first operational jet fighter to have its engine integrated within the main fuselage. Your chance to step into the P-80 and back-in-time is this Saturday, when the Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum holds an...

4 years 3 weeks ago

Near collision near San Francisco

Federal investigators are looking into a near collision over San Francisco between a commercial jet and a small airplane that came within 300 feet of each other. The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board are looking at Saturday's near-miss between United Airlines Flight 889 to Beijing, China,...

4 years 4 months ago

Oh boy! Baby born in skies over Colorado

A Southwest Airlines jet landed at Denver International Airport Friday morning with one more passenger than when it took off. A baby boy was born in the skies over Colorado, about 90 miles north of Denver. Passenger Brandon Morse said, "They announced on the PA and asked if anyone had...

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