House committee investigates FAA safety lapses in Washington
Rep. James Oberstar, D-MN, chairs a House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure hearing regarding lapses in Federal Aviation Administration oversight on airliner safety on Capitol Hill in Washington on April 3, 2008. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg)
A small plane crashed into heavy brush in Plymouth, Conn., about 1,500 feet from a Waterbury Airport runway, officials said.
Smoke in the cockpit forced an American Airlines flight from Albuquerque to make an emergency landing at the Amarillo, Texas, airport, an airport official said.
With air traffic controllers back on their normal schedules, most delays at U.S. airports are now caused by the weather, observers say.
A helicopter crashed in a busy street in downtown Honolulu, but no one was seriously injured, officials said.
Sequester cuts slashed Head Start programs for low-income children but 2,800 Head Start leaders still could attend a conference in Maryland, officials said.
Two airplanes clipped each other on a runway at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, Federal Aviation Administration officials said.
U.S. President Barack Obama Wednesday signed legislation heading off furloughs among air traffic controllers.
Searchers found a second body Tuesday in the wreckage of a plane whose pilot's body was recovered after an in-flight collision in California.
Two small planes collided while airborne over Southern California Monday and one slammed into the ground, apparently killing the pilot, authorities said.
Congressional Republicans have declared victory following the decision to ease the effect of the sequester on U.S. air traffic control.