Southwest flight's nose gear collapses, shuts down La Guardia

Southwest flight's nose gear collapses, shuts down La Guardia

NEW YORK, July 22 (UPI) -- The nose gear on a Southwest Airlines flight from Nashville collapsed at New York's La Guardia airport Monday, shutting down incoming traffic.

FAA may suspend NWA pilots' licenses

WASHINGTON, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration says it may discipline two Northwest Airlines pilots who were unreachable while overshooting their destination.
FAA reassigns manager in Southwest matter

FAA reassigns manager in Southwest matter

WASHINGTON, April 8 (UPI) -- The Federal Aviation Administration says it reassigned a regional manager in the wake of charges of ignored violations and cover-ups in the U.S. agency.

Southwest Airlines to challenge FAA fine

DALLAS, March 7 (UPI) -- Southwest Airlines Co. said it would challenge a $10.2 million fine levied for flying aircraft that had not been inspected for structural problems.

Fatigue added to flight safety concerns

WASHINGTON, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board added fatigue to its list of imperative transportation safety concerns.

Antique planes diverted by Bush visit

HAGERSTOWN, Md., Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Four antique planes headed for a Maryland event were escorted from a temporary no-fly zone caused by U.S. President George Bush's visit to a memorial service.

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'The Simpsons' invade fashion magazine

NEW YORK, July 17 (UPI) -- Harper's Bazaar has recruited the cartoon family "The Simpsons" to model in an animated Paris fashion portfolio appearing in the New York-based magazine.

Close calls at Memphis airport

MEMPHIS, April 13 (UPI) -- A series of close calls at Memphis International Airport has reportedly sparked an internal battle within the Federal Aviation Administration.

Jet skids off runway amid ice, wind

CLEVELAND, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- A passenger jet at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport slid off a runway and plowed through a fence while landing in icy conditions.

Near-miss at Los Angeles airport

LOS ANGELES, July 29 (UPI) -- An America West flight strayed into a runway at Los Angeles International Airport and was nearly hit by a United Express plane taking off, officials say.

FAA considers new restricted air rule

WASHINGTON, July 6 (UPI) -- The Federal Aviation Administration was considering a rule requiring pilots to pass an Internet training course before flying near restricted airspace.

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FAA says sheriff needs permit to fly drone

LOS ANGELES, June 22 (UPI) -- Federal regulators say the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department should have sought takeoff clearance before showing off a new drone for the press.

Chicago plane crash sparks landing study

WASHINGTON, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- U.S. regulators and aircraft manufacturers are concerned with a lack of standards in determining when it is safe to land an airplane in bad weather.

Alaska Airlines' safety to be investigated

WASHINGTON, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- U.S. federal regulators will investigate a complaint from three Alaska Airlines mechanics that they found no grease on the jackscrew of an MD-83 jet.

FAA may seek legal action against BA

WASHINGTON, March 8 (UPI) -- The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration is considering legal action against British Airways, which flew a jet with one engine out from California to England.

New Sept. 11 report shows U.S. blunders

WASHINGTON, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- A previously undisclosed report from the U.S. Sept. 11 commission shows the risk of suicide aircraft attacks was known months prior to the 2001 attacks.

U.S. airports reopen

WASHINGTON, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- U.S. officials have reopened four U.S. airports, closed because of a major power outage in the Northeast, but say Ottawa and Toronto in Canada remained closed.

9/11 panel hears of air security holes

WASHINGTON, May 22 (UPI) -- The blue-ribbon panel tasked with discovering how the Sept. 11 hijackers were able to kill about 3,000 people was told Thursday that the aviation security syste

Shuttle overheated early, flight data show

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., March 30 (UPI) -- Data extracted from shuttle Columbia's salvaged flight recorder and released Sunday lend further credence to theories that the damage that caused its break-up and the deaths of seven astronauts took place before its failed attempt to return to Earth.

Shuttle data recorder found

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., March 20 (UPI) -- Investigators looking into the mystery of why Columbia disintegrated during its re-entry into Earth's atmosphere said late Wednesday they might have found a critical piece of evidence.

NASA rejected spy photos plea for Columbia

NEW YORK, March 13 (UPI) -- A request by some NASA engineers for the aid of U.S. spy satellites in determining the extent of debris damage to the shuttle Columbia's left wing a few days af