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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
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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.
IRENE BROWN, UPI Science News

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.
IRENE BROWN, UPI Science News

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
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