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4 years 2 months ago

Laser incidents at Denver airport nearly double

DENVER (AP) - The number of people pointing lasers at airplanes at Denver International Airport nearly doubled in the last two years, following a troubling nationwide trend that federal officials say can jeopardize pilots' eyesight and put passengers and planes at risk. Federal Aviation Administration figures released this week...

5 years 3 weeks ago

Government to honor WASPs

Ten women from Colorado will be honored with the Congressional Gold Medal for their service during World War II as Women Airforce Service Pilots, or WASPs, at a March 10 ceremony at the United States Capitol. Nearly 70 years since their World War II service, they will be honored for...

5 years 4 months ago

3 Americans die in Iraq

Authorities say two American pilots have been killed in a helicopter crash in Iraq. Officials say the two died when their helicopter went down Sunday north of Baghdad. The military is also reporting that a Marine has died of noncombat-related injuries in a separate incident. Both incidents are under investigation.

5 years 4 months ago

Northwest pilots appeal license revocation

The Northwest Airlines pilots who overshot Minneapolis by 150 miles have filed appeals of their license revocations with the National Transportation Safety Board. The appeals were filed late Wednesday, said board spokesman Ted Lopatkiewicz. He said that appeals typically are heard by an administrative law judge with the board...

5 years 5 months ago

FAA revokes licenses of wayward pilots

The Federal Aviation Administration has revoked the licenses of two Northwest Airlines pilots who overflew the Minneapolis airport on a flight from San Diego. The pilots were out of contact with air traffic controllers for an extended period of time on Oct. 21 and told federal investigators that they...

5 years 5 months ago

NTSB: Wayward pilots were working on laptops

Two Northwest Airlines pilots reportedly told federal investigators that they were going over scheduling using their laptop computers in violation of company policy while their plane overflew their Minneapolis destination by 150 miles. National Transportation Safety Board said in a statement Monday that the pilots said in interviews that...

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