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New transportation bill creates safety concerns over bigger rigsupdated: Wed Feb 01 2012 19:07:00

Could tractor-trailer rigs almost as long as Boeing 737s be driving on a highway near you? If a new transportation bill proposed by House Republicans passes, the answer is yes, and the safety ramifications would be astronomical, say congressional opponents of the bill and the AAA Auto Club.

Brazil sentences two U.S. pilots to community serviceupdated: Tue May 17 2011 08:24:00

Two American pilots involved in a plane collision over the Brazilian Amazon that resulted in the deaths of 154 people were sentenced to community service, a Brazilian judge ruled.

More Southwest planes inspectedupdated: Tue Apr 26 2011 06:51:00

CNN's Jeanne Meserve reports on the widening investigation of the Southwest Airlines plane incident.

Fortune: "There's no such thing as a perfect plane."updated: Tue Apr 12 2011 13:16:00

The strange thing about the hole that caused the emergency landing of Southwest's flight 812 on April 1 is that it occurred in a plane too young for that kind of problem. The plane is a Boeing 737-300, it's 15 years old, and Boeing says that model should withstand many more than the roughly 40,000 takeoffs and landings, or flight cycles, that this particular plane had completed.

Air Force checking its 737s in wake of Southwest incidentupdated: Thu Apr 07 2011 12:02:00

The U.S. Air Force says the military versions of the Boeing 737 that are used for VIP flights have been re-inspected after part of the ceiling of a similar type of Southwest Airlines plane ripped off in flight, allowing passengers to see the sky and forcing the pilots to make an emergency landing.

FAA demands inspections of older 737supdated: Wed Apr 06 2011 09:26:00

The Federal Aviation Administration issued an emergency Airworthiness Directive Tuesday mandating operators of at least 80 older Boeing 737s to conduct inspections for wear and tear.

Hole forces a Boeing 737 to landupdated: Tue Apr 05 2011 09:37:00

CNN's Ted Rowlands reports on the Southwest flight that made an emergency landing because of a hole in the fuselage.

Southwest cancels flights as FAA demands inspections of older 737supdated: Mon Apr 04 2011 19:30:00

Just days after a Boeing 737 flown by Southwest Airlines made an emergency landing with a hole in its fuselage, the Federal Aviation Administration said in a press release Monday that it will mandate operators of about 175 specific older Boeing 737s to conduct inspections for wear and tear.

CNNMoney: FAA requiring airlines to inspect Boeing 737supdated: Mon Apr 04 2011 18:20:00

The Federal Aviation Administration announced Monday it will require additional inspections of certain older model Boeing 737-series aircraft.

'Widespread cracking' found where hole opened on Southwest jetupdated: Mon Apr 04 2011 00:30:00

Investigators found "widespread cracking" on the skin of a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 that made an emergency landing in Arizona after a hole opened on top of the aircraft during flight Friday, a National Transportation Safety Board member said Sunday.

Southwest inspecting 79 planes after hole prompts emergency landingupdated: Sat Apr 02 2011 20:56:00

Southwest Airlines announced Saturday that it is grounding 79 planes for inspection after a 3- to 4-foot hole tore open in the fuselage of one of its planes, bringing a view of the blue sky and a white-knuckled emergency descent.

Southwest to ground 81 planes after hole prompts emergency landingupdated: Sat Apr 02 2011 12:07:00

Southwest Airlines announced Saturday that it is grounding 81 planes for inspection following an incident in which one of its flights was forced to make an emergency landing after a 3-foot hole tore open in the fuselage of the plane.

Continental flight diverts to Dulles after it reports striking birdsupdated: Mon Feb 28 2011 13:17:00

A Continental flight departing Reagan National Airport near Washington for Houston, Texas, on Monday morning diverted to nearby Dulles airport after the crew reported that the plane struck birds, damaging its left engine.

FAA moving to prevent aging aircraft dangersupdated: Fri Nov 12 2010 20:49:00

Ever since an 18-foot chunk of fuselage ripped off an Aloha Airlines Boeing 737 in mid-flight, aircraft metal fatigue has been a worry in the aviation industry. A flight attendant died and eight passengers were injured in the incident, which occurred in April of 1988.

Data recorder found at India crash siteupdated: Tue May 25 2010 08:35:00

Authorities have recovered the data recorder from the charred wreckage of the Air India plane that crashed in the southern Indian city of Mangalore over the weekend, police said Tuesday.

Jet pilot busted for flying with a fake licenseupdated: Thu Mar 04 2010 05:04:00

The pilot of a Boeing 737 was in the cockpit, preparing to take off with 101 passengers, when police arrested him for flying with a fake pilot's license, investigators said.

Search for jet crash victimsupdated: Thu Jan 28 2010 09:16:00

The search continues for bodies and recorders from the Ethiopian airliner that crashed into the Mediterranean.

Airline data recorder found, Lebanese army saysupdated: Thu Jan 28 2010 09:16:00

Searchers have found the flight data recorder from an Ethiopian Airlines plane that crashed Monday with 90 people aboard, the Lebanese army said Thursday.

Official: Ethiopian pilot was told to change courseupdated: Tue Jan 26 2010 15:42:00

Air traffic controllers in Lebanon were telling the pilot of an Ethiopian Airlines flight to change course shortly before it crashed into the sea, the country's transportation minister told CNN Tuesday.

Witness: 'It's pretty horrifying'updated: Wed Dec 23 2009 21:24:00

Travelers returning from Kingston, Jamaica, tell what they saw as an American Airlines plane overshot the runway.

Dozens hurt as plane runs off end of runway at Jamaican airportupdated: Wed Dec 23 2009 21:24:00

Ninety-one people were taken to a hospital Tuesday evening after an American Airlines plane overran a runway near Kingston, Jamaica, during bad weather and crashed into a fence, officials said.

Hijacking suspects taken awayupdated: Thu Sep 10 2009 17:02:00

CNN's Rick Sanchez watches events unfold as Mexican authorities take away suspects in an Aeromexico hijacking.

Mom put oxygen masks on kidsupdated: Tue Jul 14 2009 13:18:00

A mom describes trying to take care of her kids after a hole appeared in their plane.

Boeing 737 lands safely after emergency landing in Moscowupdated: Sat Apr 04 2009 06:50:00

A Boeing 737 with 69 people aboard landed safely Saturday after making an emergency landing at Moscow's Vnukovo airport, an airport spokeswoman and Russia's Interfax news agency said.

Woman gives birth on airliner, leaves baby in trashupdated: Wed Mar 25 2009 11:57:00

Fate, police say, saved baby Grace from being tossed out with the trash.

Indonesian jetliner makes emergency landingupdated: Mon Mar 23 2009 06:59:00

An Indonesian passenger plane made an emergency landing Monday morning after its engine failed, an airport official said.

Third Boeing employee among dead in plane crashupdated: Wed Mar 04 2009 10:03:00

The Turkish Airlines plane that crashed this week in Amsterdam fell almost vertically to the ground, making only a short track in the muddy farmer's field where it went down, Dutch investigators said Friday.

Passengers return homeupdated: Wed Mar 04 2009 10:03:00

Survivors of the Turkish Airlines crash return to Turkey just days after the accident. CNN's Ivan Watson reports.

Experts: Why many air crashes are survivableupdated: Fri Feb 27 2009 08:35:00

The crash of a Turkish airliner in the Netherlands and the recent landing of a jet in the Hudson River in New York demonstrate how safe modern aircraft have become, according to safety experts.

Airline safety flying highupdated: Fri Feb 27 2009 08:35:00

Despite recent air accidents, flying is still among the safest ways to travel. CNN's Ayesha Durgahee reports.

Flight recorders found at Dutch crash siteupdated: Thu Feb 26 2009 05:56:00

Investigators are trying to determine what caused the crash of an airplane with a good safety record, flown by a well-respected airline, at one of the world's most modern airports.

Russia plane crash kills 88updated: Mon Sep 15 2008 14:24:00

CNN's Matthew Chance reports on the latest airline tragedy in Russia that has left 88 people dead.

No survivors as Russian jetliner crashesupdated: Sun Sep 14 2008 16:19:00

A passenger jet caught fire early Sunday, exploded and crashed into railway tracks in the central Russian city of Perm, killing all 88 people on board.

Delta to offer Internet accessupdated: Tue Aug 05 2008 14:41:00

Delta will become one of the first airlines to let passengers surf the Internet. CNN's Rusty Dornin reports.

CNNMoney: American cancels hundreds of flightsupdated: Tue Apr 08 2008 18:02:00

American Airlines said it would cancel nearly 500 flights Tuesday as it again performs detailed inspections of a key aircraft model.

CNNMoney: American cancels hundreds of flightsupdated: Wed Mar 26 2008 17:03:00

American Airlines said it canceled hundreds of flights amounting to more than 10% of its schedule for Wednesday as it performs more detailed inspections of a key aircraft model.

Time.com: Southwest Grounds 41 Jetsupdated: Wed Mar 12 2008 17:00:00

Southwest Airlines grounded 41 planes overnight in the wake of its recent admission that it had missed required inspections for structural cracks

Records: Southwest Airlines flew 'unsafe' planes updated: Fri Mar 07 2008 02:31:00

Discount air carrier Southwest Airlines flew thousands of passengers on aircraft that federal inspectors said were "unsafe" as recently as last March, according to detailed congressional documents obtained by CNN.

Terror in the sky: Engine falls off plane, pilot flies to safetyupdated: Thu Nov 08 2007 22:14:00

Brendon Pelser said he saw pure terror in the faces of his fellow passengers after an engine fell from a wing as it took off from Cape Town, South Africa, Wednesday.

NTSB: Pilot erred in runway crash that killed boyupdated: Tue Oct 02 2007 21:29:00

Federal investigators Tuesday blamed the pilot of a Southwest Airlines jet for causing the plane to skid off a runway at Chicago's Midway Airport in 2005, an accident that killed a 6-year-old boy.

Confessions of a baggage handlerupdated: Wed Sep 26 2007 08:36:00

Tim Cigelske was a baggage handler for a major airline in Milwaukee from 2005 to 2007.

CNNMoney: Southwest Airlines puts an end to 'cattle call'updated: Wed Sep 19 2007 01:49:00

The Dallas-based airline says it is making changes to its longtime open seating policy to assign a specific pecking order to travelers waiting to board their Boeing 737 jets.

Europe airline orders 42 737 jetsupdated: Thu Aug 30 2007 05:05:00

Norwegian Air Shuttle AS on Thursday announced a deal to buy 42 new Boeing 737-800 airliners worth $3.1 billion (€2.3 billion), with an option to buy 42 more.

Pope gives blessing to holy planesupdated: Tue Aug 28 2007 03:28:00

A Vatican-backed charter airline service made its inaugural flight Monday, aiming to carry pilgrims to such Catholic shrines as Lourdes, Fatima, Santiago de Compostela and the Holy Land.

CNNMoney: FAA orders Boeing 737 inspections after fireupdated: Mon Aug 27 2007 04:53:00

The Federal Aviation Administration has ordered airlines to inspect wing slats on all newer Boeing 737 aircraft after an initial investigation said a loose part caused a fuel leak and subsequent fire that destroyed a China Airlines 737 last week in Japan.

Feds investigating close call at LAXupdated: Thu Aug 23 2007 01:03:00

Two airliners may have missed colliding by less than 40 feet on the runway at Los Angeles International Airport, and federal officials are investigating, the National Transportation Safety Board said Wednesday.

Passengers escaped with seconds to spareupdated: Mon Aug 20 2007 07:12:00

They made it out with just seconds to spare.

All safe after fire guts airlinerupdated: Mon Aug 20 2007 00:37:00

A Taiwanese jetliner burst into flames Monday morning shortly after landing at the Naha airport on the Japanese island of Okinawa, but 165 passengers and crew got off the plane safely, authorities said.

Crew reported missing as jet burnsupdated: Mon Aug 20 2007 00:00:00

A China Airlines jetliner burst into flames Monday morning at the Naha airport on the Japanese island of Okinawa, and some crew members were reported missing.

Brazil blame gameupdated: Mon Jul 23 2007 08:31:00

Brazil blame game

Fortune: Stocks, bonds... or jetsupdated: Thu May 31 2007 16:44:00

Want a sure-fire way to make a cool million? Buy a Boeing 737 and flip it. There's only one problem: Good luck finding one.

NTSB: Air controller fatigue contributed to 4 mishapsupdated: Tue Apr 10 2007 18:48:00

Fatigued air traffic controllers contributed to four aviation mishaps in recent years, and may have been a factor in last year's Comair crash that killed 49 people, according to federal accident investigators.

Official: Indonesian plane's main exit didn't openupdated: Fri Mar 09 2007 08:41:00

The main front left exit of an Indonesian plane that crashed and burst into flames this week failed to open, preventing some passengers from escaping, according to a leading crash investigator.

Death toll unclear from Indonesian plane crashupdated: Tue Mar 06 2007 20:25:00

Reports on the number of dead are varying widely after a jet with 140 people onboard burst into flames upon landing at Yogyakarta airport in central Java Wednesday.

7 dead after Indonesian ferry fire; more than 100 missingupdated: Thu Feb 22 2007 01:05:00

Rescue boats and airplanes searched for survivors north of Jakarta after an Indonesian ferry with 350 passengers onboard caught fire, killing at least seven people, an Indonesian navy spokesman said.

Passengers subdue armed hijacker updated: Thu Feb 15 2007 17:54:00

A man armed with two pistols hijacked an Air Mauritania flight Thursday but was subdued by two passengers, a Spanish official said.

Search official: Fisherman finds part of jetlinerupdated: Wed Jan 10 2007 20:10:00

A fisherman has discovered a piece of a jetliner missing for more than 10 days in northwest Indonesia, a military official for the country told CNN Thursday.

Plane search resumes in Indonesiaupdated: Tue Jan 02 2007 06:49:00

Rescue teams resumed searching Wednesday for a missing jetliner over northern Indonesia, a day after authorities erroneously reported the Boeing 737's wreckage had been found and that a dozen people may have survived.

Recorders support midair collisionupdated: Mon Oct 02 2006 00:04:00

Flight recorders from a Brazilian corporate jet confirm reports of a mid-air collision with a larger airliner that crashed Friday in the Amazon jungle, killing all 155 aboard, authorities said.

Jetliner evacuated after fire in wheel wellupdated: Thu Aug 31 2006 14:23:00

All 118 passengers and crew were evacuated safely Thursday when a fire broke out in the left wheel well of US Airways Flight 431, officials said.

Mechanic sucked into jet engineupdated: Mon Jan 16 2006 16:04:00

A mechanic standing near a Boeing 737 at El Paso International Airport in Texas was sucked into one of the engines and killed Monday, officials said.

Investigators begin Chicago runway crash probeupdated: Fri Dec 09 2005 06:41:00

Authorities issued the initial findings Friday of their investigation into what caused a Southwest jet to skid off a snow-covered runway and into a nearby intersection, killing a young boy in a passing car.

Boy killed after plane skids off runway updated: Thu Dec 08 2005 20:52:00

Investigators are probing an accident involving a Southwest Airlines jet that skidded off a runway at Chicago's Midway Airport, plowed into an intersection and killed a boy.

Airline: Wind shear may have doomed Peru jetupdated: Wed Aug 24 2005 00:00:00

Authorities believe a plane crash in Peru that killed at least 31 passengers was possibly caused by a sudden change in wind speed or direction, a phenomenon known as wind shear, according to the airline.

Relatives search for answers in air crashupdated: Fri Aug 19 2005 09:58:00

Scores of victims' relatives arrived in Venezuela on Friday from the French Caribbean island of Martinique, seeking answers about the crash of a chartered jet that killed all 160 aboard.

'Freeze' message from jet was hoaxupdated: Tue Aug 16 2005 07:31:00

A text message reportedly sent to a relative by a "freezing" passenger onboard the Cypriot airliner that crashed in Greece, killing all 121 people onboard, was a hoax and the sender has been arrested, the airline says.

Victims may have died before crashupdated: Mon Aug 15 2005 03:07:00

The flight recorders from the Cypriot airliner that crashed near Athens will be sent to France for examination to determine why it went down, possibly with all 121 people on board already dead.

Southwest Airlines 737 evacuated in bomb scareupdated: Fri Aug 05 2005 15:34:00

A threat against a Southwest Airlines flight prompted the evacuation of the 141 people onboard at Hobby Airport in Houston, Texas, an airline spokeswoman said.

CNNMoney: Stocks stage recoveryupdated: Thu Feb 24 2005 09:43:00

Stocks staged a late-session rally Thursday, led by technology, as investors shook off the morning's inertia and scooped up a variety of shares.

U.S. sends team to Afghan crashupdated: Tue Feb 08 2005 16:47:00

The U.S.'s National Transportation Safety Board says it has sent a team to Afghanistan to aid the investigation of last week's plane crash southwest of Kabul.

Missing Afghan jetliner crashed outside Kabulupdated: Sat Feb 05 2005 01:50:00

Rescue teams have located the wreckage of an Afghan passenger jet that crashed two days ago with 104 people aboard, but severe weather and mountainous terrain have prevented rescuers from reaching the site.

2nd Red Sea 'black box' recoveredupdated: Sun Jan 18 2004 04:04:00

A remote-controlled French mini sub retrieved the voice cockpit recorder of an Egyptian charter plane that crashed January 3 killing all aboard, the head of the Egyptian investigating team said.

Sub recovers Red Sea 'black box'updated: Sat Jan 17 2004 05:55:00

An unmanned French Navy "Scorpio" submarine has recovered the flight data recorder from the wreckage of an Egyptian airliner about 1,000 meters under the Red Sea, Egyptian officials said Saturday.

Air crash families mourn relativesupdated: Thu Jan 08 2004 02:20:00

Memorial services have been held for the victims of last weekend's crash of an Egyptian charter jet that went down in the Red Sea.

Navy locates both crash recordersupdated: Wed Jan 07 2004 04:12:00

French naval teams have located the second flight data recorder from the wreckage of an Egyptian airliner in the Red Sea.

Crash flight recorder 'too deep'updated: Tue Jan 06 2004 07:44:00

A French admiral says the flight data recorder from a charter jet that crashed last weekend is believed to be located deeper than searchers can dive.

Robot sub used in Red Sea searchupdated: Mon Jan 05 2004 06:33:00

A robotic submarine from the French navy is scouring the waters of the Red Sea, looking for debris and bodies at the site of a weekend charter plane crash that killed 148 people.

Swiss official: Egyptian airline banned; Cairo denies claimupdated: Sun Jan 04 2004 13:37:00

Flash Airlines, which operated a chartered Boeing 737 that crashed in the Red Sea off Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, was banned by Switzerland in 2002 over technical worries, the country's office of aviation said Sunday.

Tribute to Red Sea crash victimsupdated: Sun Jan 04 2004 06:37:00

France's deputy minister of foreign affairs has tossed flowers into the Red Sea over the site of a deadly charter plane crash that killed at least 148 people.

Families gather at Paris airportupdated: Sat Jan 03 2004 08:48:00

Distraught family members gathered at Charles de Gaulle airport outside Paris for word on the fate of their loved ones aboard a Boeing 737 that crashed into the Red Sea off Egypt.

No survivors likely in Red Sea air disasterupdated: Sat Jan 03 2004 03:43:00

Officials said they expected to find no survivors among the 148 people who were aboard a charter plane that crashed Saturday in the deep waters of the Red Sea off the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh.

Fortune: The Great Airline Leasing Disaster The planes are grounded. The leaseholders are going down in flames. For Disney, Whirlpool, anupdated: Mon Jan 20 2003 00:01:00

One of the best places to gauge the sorry state of America's domestic airlines is a long gray runway that cuts through the khaki sands of the California desert 100 miles north of Los Angeles. The r...

FSB: Continental Thrift Fly from London to Glasgow for just $10. Frankfurt to Pisa--a mere $32. Discount airlines are rewriting the rupdated: Fri Nov 01 2002 00:01:00

When my father graduated from high school in the 1960s, he spent a summer hitchhiking through Europe, holding out a U.S. flag and his thumb and working his way around the Continent. Given that hitc...

Fortune: Getting True Joystick Control on Your Laptopupdated: Mon Dec 21 1998 00:01:00

If you like to hunt MiGs from the cockpit of an F-16 while you're actually flying over Cincinnati in a Boeing 737, you know how frustrating it is to play games on a laptop computer. Even if your po...

Fortune: THE WORRISOME SHORTAGE OF AIRLINE MECHANICSupdated: Mon Aug 28 1989 00:01:00

The nail-biting crash landing of Piedmont Airlines flight 1489 showed once again that air safety can be as simple as proper maintenance. But just as air travel is surging, airlines face a shortage ...

Fortune: NEW APPROACH TO AIRLINE SAFETYupdated: Mon Mar 27 1989 00:01:00

After 75,000 flights, replace the following: flap track attach bolts, fuselage lap joint rivets . . . Sounds a little like the service manual you get with a new car. But these are among the 150 air...

Fortune: Ropemanship Jobs for Angola, In Defense of Vitamin A, The Future of Coed Basketball, and Otherupdated: Mon Nov 25 1985 00:01:00

Matters. Your correspondent was recently reviewing all the reasons it would be a great idea to burn the Export-Import Bank down to the ground, or at least politely abolish it, and in the process he...

Fortune: PEOPLE TO WATCHupdated: Mon Sep 02 1985 00:01:00

Joel J. Cohen Cohen, 47, is known as Mr. Billion these days in the corridors of the New York law firm Davis Polk & Wardwell, where he has been a partner since 1969. In one memorable June weekend, C...

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