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flight to italy canceled when fuel leaks from wing on runway


newark, n.j. — a united airlines flight bound for italy has been canceled after fuel gushed from one of its wings as it taxied to the runway at newark liberty international airport.the spill occurred tuesday night. witnesses said the fuel came from the edge of the plane's left wing, but it wasn't clear what caused the leak, where it originated or how much fuel was spilled.authorities say flight 170 was scheduled to depart for venice at 6:55 p.m. passengers aboard the plane were put up in a hotel overnight, and the airline was hoping to book them on a new flight wednesday.






flight delays expected as sfo continues runway construction


san francisco — if you’re traveling to or from san francisco international airport this weekend, beware.the airport is warning of significant flight delays and possible cancellations as the airport continues work on one of its longest runways.sfo has been repaving its second-longest runway while also upgrading its runway lights, building a secondary taxiway and realigning an existing taxiway — all efforts to improve operational efficiency. but while work was originally slated to halt this holiday weekend, it is scheduled to close runway 28l after another weekend of work was canceled because of high winds.the closure of the long runway will begin at 10 p.m. friday, and it will re-open on monday at 8 a.m. airport officials said in a status report that the arrival capacity at sfo will be “sig






sfo flight delays, cancellations could continue


san francisco — flight delays and cancellations that plagued san francisco international airport passengers over the weekend could continue as the airport rehabilitates one of its longest runways.sfo is repaving its second-longest runway over the course of three months while also upgrading its runway lights, building a secondary taxiway and realigning an existing taxiway — all efforts to improve operational efficiency, the airport says.“the rehabilitation of this runway is equivalent to paving four lanes of interstate 101 from millbrae avenue to redwood shores,” the airport said in a news release about the project. and like major freeway construction, the runway work is creating some issues for travelers.there were reportedly over 150 flight delays and cancellations after the airport close






american airlines plane veers off texas runway, stuck in mud


san antonio — authorities say an american airlines plane veered off of a runway at the san antonio airport during takeoff and is stuck in the mud.federal aviation administration spokesman lynn lunsford says american airlines flight 2214 veered off the edge of the runway at san antonio international airport saturday morning shortly after beginning its takeoff roll.he says no injuries have been reported on the boeing 737.lunsford says commercial flights at the airport have been suspended until the aircraft can be removed.lunsford says faa investigators are on their way to the site and the national transportation safety board has been notified.the flight was headed to dallas-fort worth international airport.






jet rips up runway on takeoff


this vampire jet is not messing around. take a look at how it tears up a runway when taking off. presumably the runway is just poorly constructed.full story at youtube.more great flying. posted by josh urich






o'hare runway plan helps with jet noise, might be renewed


discussion of the noise problem around o'hare international airport has mostly centered not on the aircraft itself but on scheduling, flight paths, runway direction and sound insulation for homes and businesses.but a big factor in jet noise is what's inside the plane, such as the engine and the...






o'hare runway plan helped spread noise around, might be renewed


discussion of the noise problem around o'hare international airport has mostly centered not on the aircraft itself but on scheduling, flight paths, runway direction and sound insulation for homes and businesses.but a big factor in jet noise is what's inside the plane, such as the engine and the...






watch lilium’s successful test flight of the world’s first electric vtol jet


lilium has successfully tested its all-electric vertical take-off and landing (vtol) jet for the first time, and you can watch the inaugural test flight above. the basic concept of a vtol is that it has the benefits of a helicopter in terms of taking off without requiring a huge runway, but once airborne, it can still achieve the higher top speeds of a fixed wing aircraft like a jet.the lilium jet actually completed a series of tests (the condensed version is above), using this two-seat prototype of the larger craft it eventually hopes to create. lilium also marked the occasion by announcing a new 5-seater design, which it envisions will be used for on-demand flying taxi and ride-sharing services in the future. they’re promising us flying cars, in effect.lilium’s 100-percent renewable elec






watch lilium’s successful test flight of the world’s first electric vtol jet


lilium has successfully tested its all-electric vertical take-off and landing (vtol) jet for the first time, and you can watch the inaugural test flight above. the basic concept of a vtol is that it has the benefits of a helicopter in terms of taking off without requiring a huge runway, but once airborne, it can still achieve the higher top speeds of a fixed wing aircraft like a jet.the lilium jet actually completed a series of tests (the condensed version is above), using this two-seat prototype of the larger craft it eventually hopes to create. lilium also marked the occasion by announcing a new 5-seater design, which it envisions will be used for on-demand flying taxi and ride-sharing services in the future. they’re promising us flying cars, in effect.lilium’s 100-percent renewable elec






plane evacuated after landing gear collapses


image copyrightdavid flemingimage caption the plane ended up leaning on its side on the runway passengers on a flybe flight from edinburgh had to be evacuated after the plane's landing gear collapsed during touchdown at amsterdam's schiphol airport.emergency services are at the scene following the incident.the plane ended up leaning on one side on the runway with its wing touching the ground.flybe said no-one had been injured in the incident which happened at about 17:00 local time (16:00 gmt).schiphol airport tweeted: "the landing gear of a flybe airplane collapsed during touchdown."all passengers are brought to the terminal by bus at the moment."no people are injured. flight operation is up and running again."media captionone passenger filmed as the plane's landing gear collapsed during






american airlines plane veers off texas runway, stuck in mud


san antonio — an american airlines plane veered off of a runway at the san antonio airport during takeoff on saturday morning and got stuck in the mud, authorities said.no injuries were reported on american airlines flight 2214, said federal aviation administration spokesman lynn lunsford.flights at san antonio international airport were suspended after the plane became stuck at about 9:45 a.m. but resumed about four hours later.san antonio international airport spokeswoman evelynn bailey said saturday afternoon that the plane was still stuck, but the airport got approval from the federal aviation administration to open a second commercial runway that was closed for scheduled construction. the runway where the plane is stuck remains closed.american airlines spokeswoman alexis aran coello s






commercial jet strikes truck on taxiway at lax, injuring 6


a boeing 737 passenger jet struck an airport supply truck on a taxiway saturday at los angeles international airport, injuring eight airport workers, los angeles fire officials said.the aeromexico flight no. 642 out of mexico city collided with the lax supply truck shortly after landing around 2:30 p.m. on a taxiway near runway 25r, causing the truck to overturn, said brian humphrey, a spokesman for the los angeles fire department.eight people in the truck were injured, including six men and two women, he said. none of the injuries were life threatening, though women sustained the more serious injuries.he refuted an earlier report that indicated one employee had suffered critical injuries.there were no injuries to the 146 passengers and crew believed to have been aboard the aircraft, humph






plane evacuated after landing gear collapses


image copyrightdavid flemingimage caption the plane ended up leaning on its side on the runway passengers on a flybe flight from edinburgh had to be evacuated after the plane's landing gear collapsed during touchdown at amsterdam's schiphol airport.emergency services are at the scene following the incident.the plane ended up leaning on one side on the runway with its wing touching the ground.flybe said no-one had been injured in the incident which happened at about 17:00 local time (16:00 gmt).schiphol airport tweeted: "the landing gear of a flybe airplane collapsed during touchdown."all passengers are brought to the terminal by bus at the moment."no people are injured. flight operation is up and running again."flybe said in a statement: "flybe can confirm that there has been an incident i






american airlines plane veers off texas runway, stuck in mud


san antonio (ap) — an american airlines plane veered off of a runway at the san antonio airport during takeoff on saturday morning and got stuck in the mud, authorities said.no injuries were reported on american airlines flight 2214, said federal aviation administration spokesman lynn lunsford.flights at san antonio international airport were suspended after the plane became stuck at about 9:45 a.m. but resumed about four hours later.san antonio international airport spokeswoman evelynn bailey said saturday afternoon that the plane was still stuck, but the airport got approval from the federal aviation administration to open a second commercial runway that was closed for scheduled construction. the runway where the plane is stuck remains closed.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1






american airlines plane veers off texas runway, stuck in mud


san antonio (ap) — an american airlines plane veered off of a runway at the san antonio airport during takeoff on saturday morning and got stuck in the mud, authorities said.no injuries were reported on american airlines flight 2214, said federal aviation administration spokesman lynn lunsford. commercial flights at san antonio international airport were suspended until the aircraft could be removed.american airlines spokeswoman alexis aran coello said the 38 passengers and six crew members were bused back to the terminal.the boeing 737 bound for dallas-fort worth international airport aborted takeoff for undetermined reasons and veered off the runway at a low speed, coello said. the flight had originally left albuquerque, new mexico, on friday for dallas-fort worth international airport,






plane evacuated after landing gear collapses


image copyrightdavid flemingimage caption the plane ended up leaning on its side on the runway passengers on a flybe flight from edinburgh had to be evacuated after the plane's landing gear collapsed during touchdown at amsterdam's schiphol airport.emergency services were called to the scene following the incident.the plane, with 59 passengers on board, ended up leaning on one side with its wing touching the runway.flybe said no-one had been injured in the incident which happened at about 17:00 local time (16:00 gmt).schiphol airport tweeted: "the landing gear of a flybe airplane collapsed during touchdown."all passengers are brought to the terminal by bus at the moment."no people are injured. flight operation is up and running again."media captionone passenger filmed as the plane's landin






plane evacuated after landing gear collapses


image copyrightdavid flemingimage caption the plane ended up leaning on its side on the runway passengers on a flybe flight from edinburgh had to be evacuated after the plane's landing gear collapsed during touchdown at amsterdam's schiphol airport.emergency services were called to the scene following the incident.the plane, with 59 passengers on board, ended up leaning on one side with its wing touching the runway.flybe said no-one had been injured in the incident which happened at about 17:00 local time (16:00 gmt).schiphol airport tweeted: "the landing gear of a flybe airplane collapsed during touchdown."all passengers are brought to the terminal by bus at the moment."no people are injured. flight operation is up and running again."media captionone passenger filmed as the plane's landin






downgraded on my flight home — where’s my refund?


after andrew wolkstein’s flight from tel aviv to newark is canceled because of a pilots’ strike, he’s downgraded to economy class. why won’t el al refund the fee he paid for a better seat?q: last november, my flight from tel aviv to newark was canceled because of el al israel airlines’ pilots dispute. i was traveling with my father. our direct flight with an upgrade to coach plus for two passengers, which cost $300, was canceled and we were booked on the swiss flight from tel aviv to zurich and then a flight from zurich to new york.an el al representative promised me a refund for the upgrades. i would also like to be reimbursed for the taxi fare from jfk to my residence and for my lost work time. we still have not received any word on the refund. it’s been four months since our trip. can y






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american airlines plane veers off texas runway, stuck in mud


san antonio — authorities say an american airlines plane veered off of a runway at the san antonio airport during takeoff and is stuck in the mud.federal aviation administration spokesman lynn lunsford says american airlines flight 2214 veered off the edge of the runway at san antonio international airport saturday morning shortly after beginning its takeoff roll. he says no injuries were reported on the boeing 737.american airlines spokeswoman alexis aran coello says the 38 passengers and six crew members were bused back to the terminal.coello said the plane bound for dallas-fort worth international airport aborted takeoff for undetermined reasons and veered off the runway at a low speed.lunsford says commercial flights at the airport have been suspended until the aircraft can be removed.






emergency landing for jetblue flight that may have hit bird


washington -- a jetblue flight headed to new york returned to washington, d.c. wednesday night after possibly striking a bird, reports cbs new york.the federal aviation administration says the pilot declared an emergency. some 15 minutes after flight 1808 departed from washington's dulles international airport for new york's  john f. kennedy international airport , the captain told passengers they would have to return to dulles and brace for impact when the plane landed, cbs new york says.the plane landed safely at about 10 p.m., according to the metro washington airports authority.the mwaa says its fire and rescue unit responded and spotted a fuel leak on the aircraft. wing of jetblue flight that made emergency landing after returning to washington's dulles international airport after a p






air force: fighter jet makes emergency landing at ohio base


dayton, ohio — an air force base spokesman says an f-16c fighter jet had to make an emergency landing in ohio because of a hydraulic leak.the dayton daily news (http://bit.ly/2nunyob) reports the jet landed safely tuesday at wright-patterson air force base near dayton. base spokesman bryan ripple told the newspaper that the jet was one of two from the toledo-based 180th fighter wing that landed at the base shortly after 10 a.m.firefighters were standing by near the main runway as a precaution when the jet landed. ripple said that is the normal procedure for any in-flight emergency declared by a pilot.the fighter wing is a unit of the ohio air national guard.






feds blame delta pilots for landing mpls. flight at wrong airport


minneapolis — federal authorities have blamed pilot error for a delta air lines jet with 130 passengers landing at the wrong airport in south dakota last year, noting that the flight crew had been cautioned that the two airports are close and easy to confuse.delta flight 2845 from minneapolis landed july 7 at ellsworth air force base, about 6 miles (10 kilometers) northwest of the intended destination, rapid city regional airport. the flight crew misidentified the runway due to excess altitude and failure to use all the navigation information available to them, according to the national transportation safety board's final report. the report, adopted may 26, was first reported by the rapid city journal on tuesday.the two airfields have runways running northwest-to-southeast that nearly line






heathrow third runway: councils spent £350,000 on legal action


image copyrightpaimage caption the councils are concerned about the environmental impact of the third runway four councils under heathrow airport's flight path spent £350,000 on legal fees challenging the planned third runway, the bbc has learnt.hillingdon council's leader said it would provide funding to challenge it for "however long it takes to win this battle". wandsworth, richmond and hillingdon councils spent £300,000 from their general funds on legal action.windsor and maidenhead council spent £50,000 from its development fund.the details were obtained using freedom of information laws.council general funds are where money for most council services is drawn, with funds raised from council tax and central government grants. the four councils failed in an attempt to challenge the deci






heathrow third runway: councils spent £350,000 on legal action


image copyrightpaimage caption the councils are concerned about the environmental impact of the third runway four councils under heathrow airport's flight path spent £350,000 on legal fees challenging the planned third runway, the bbc has learnt.hillingdon council's leader said it would provide funding to challenge it for "however long it takes to win this battle". wandsworth, richmond and hillingdon councils spent £300,000 from their general funds on legal action.windsor and maidenhead council spent £50,000 from its development fund.the details were obtained using freedom of information laws.council general funds are where money for most council services is drawn, with funds raised from council tax and central government grants. the four councils failed in an attempt to challenge the deci






in crossing an ocean, charles lindbergh riveted a nation and the world


the perils were many — fog, rain, sleet, thunderstorms, winds, potential engine failure. but none proved more threatening than sleep — the desire for it, which, if succumbed to, would bring the permanent kind. to fight it off, he stamped his feet, shook his head, and sang aloud songs learned from his father while driving roads near his boyhood minnesota home. at times, he flew the spirit of st. louis just 10 feet above the ocean waves, salt spray splashing his face.charles lindbergh, 25 years old, had taken off solo that morning in his custom-built, single-engine monoplane from a muddy runway on new york’s long island. thirty-three and one-half hours and 3,600 miles later, he would land at le bourget airport, outside paris, france, met by 150,000 french, many of them swarming the runway to






ntsb: pence's plane touched down late in oct. before skidding off runway


vice president pence’s plane touched down more than 4,000 feet from the runway threshold in october before it skidded off end of runway at new york’s laguardia airport.        






federal investigators blame pilots in wrong-airport landing


minneapolis — federal authorities have blamed pilot error for a delta air lines jet with 130 passengers landing at the wrong airport in south dakota last year, noting that the flight crew had been cautioned that the two airports are close and easy to confuse.delta flight 2845 from minneapolis landed july 7 at ellsworth air force base, about 6 miles (10 kilometers) northwest of the intended destination, rapid city regional airport. the flight crew misidentified the runway due to excess altitude and failure to use all the navigation information available to them, according to the national transportation safety board's final report. the report, adopted may 26, was first reported by the rapid city journal on tuesday.the two airfields have runways running northwest-to-southeast that nearly line






plane skids off hong kong airport runway during rainstorm


hong kong—a china eastern airlines corp. plane slid off the runway as it landed in hong kong on wednesday during heavy rain, triggering extensive flight disruptions.there were no injuries, but two passengers were taken to the hospital after they reported feeling unwell, the airport authority said. it warned of delays to more than 100 flights as the incident shut down one of the airport’s two runways.the airbus a321...






how did that happen? u.s. federal investigators blame pilots for landing at wron


minneapolis — federal authorities have blamed pilot error for a delta air lines jet with 130 passengers landing at the wrong airport in south dakota last year, noting that the flight crew had been cautioned that the two airports are close and easy to confuse.delta flight 2845 from minneapolis landed july 7 at ellsworth air force base, about 6 miles (10 kilometres) northwest of the intended destination, rapid city regional airport. the flight crew misidentified the runway due to excess altitude and failure to use all the navigation information available to them, according to the national transportation safety board’s final report. the report, adopted may 26, was first reported by the rapid city journal on tuesday.the two airfields have runways running northwest-to-southeast that nearly line






virgin galactic's vss unity makes 5th 'glide flight' (photos)


virgin galactic's second spaceshiptwo has flown again. the vehicle, known as vss unity, was hauled into the skies above mojave, california, this morning (june 1) by the carrier aircraft whiteknighttwo. then, unity was dropped, and pilots dave mackay and c.j. sturckow guided the space plane to a runway landing, virgin galactic representatives said. the successful test marked the fifth unpowered "glide flight" for unity and its ninth trial flight of any sort. the space plane also has performed four captive-carry tests, during which it stayed attached to whiteknighttwo from takeoff to touchdown. virgin galactic loaded about 1,000 lbs. (450 kilograms) of water into a ballast tank near vss unity's rear for today's test, moving the spacecraft's center of gravity backward. "that enabled us to exp






strikes strand tourists, travelers at italy's airports


rome — tourists and travelers at airports across italy are facing delays and canceled flights thanks to strikes by air traffic controllers and air transport workers.italy's flagship carrier, alitalia, said it was cancelling some 40 percent of its domestic and international flights monday. air france, british airways, lufthansa and other carriers also were canceling flights due to the four-hour work action from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. (1200gmt-1600gmt) by air traffic controllers and the 24-hour strike by transport workers.it's the first day of a difficult week for transport in italy, with another taxi strike planned for thursday and traffic chaos expected saturday in rome when the city hosts eu leaders for a summit.






strikes strand tourists, travelers at italy’s airports


rome (ap) — tourists and travelers at airports across italy are facing delays and canceled flights thanks to strikes by air traffic controllers and air transport workers.italy’s flagship carrier, alitalia, said it was cancelling some 40 percent of its domestic and international flights monday. air france, british airways, lufthansa and other carriers also were canceling flights due to the four-hour work action from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. (1200gmt-1600gmt) by air traffic controllers and the 24-hour strike by transport workers.it’s the first day of a difficult week for transport in italy, with another taxi strike planned for thursday and traffic chaos expected saturday in rome when the city hosts eu leaders for a summit.






travel troubleshooter: flight upgrade to 'economy plus' canceled due to labor di


q: last november, my flight from tel aviv to newark was canceled because of a dispute between el al israel airlines and its pilots. i was traveling with my father. our direct flight — with an upgrade to economy class plus for two passengers, which cost $300 — was canceled, and we were booked on a flight from tel aviv to zurich and then from zurich to new york.an el al representative promised me a refund for the upgrades. i also would like to be reimbursed for the taxi fare from jfk airport to my residence and for my lost work time. we still have not received any word on the refund. it’s been four months since our trip. can you help me?a: el al should have refunded your upgrade promptly, since it didn’t provide the service for which you and your father paid. for most airlines, that process






flight delayed, another diverted after plane runs off runway


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small private plane skids off macarthur airport runway, faa says


the federal aviation administration is investigating why a small private plane skidded off a runway after landing at long island macarthur airport in ronkonkoma sunday afternoon, an faa spokeswoman said. advertisement | advertise on newsdayspokeswoman arlene salac said a cessna 172 skidded off runway 33 after landing at the airport at 1:09 p.m. the aircraft was towed from the runway. an faa official said there were no reported injuries. photographs from the scene did not appear to show any damage to the plane.






travel troubleshooter: flight upgrade to 'economy plus' canceled due to labor di


q: last november, my flight from tel aviv to newark was canceled because of a dispute between el al israel airlines and its pilots. i was traveling with my father. our direct flight — with an upgrade to economy class plus for two passengers, which cost $300 — was canceled, and we were booked on a flight from tel aviv to zurich and then from zurich to new york.an el al representative promised me a refund for the upgrades. i also would like to be reimbursed for the taxi fare from jfk airport to my residence and for my lost work time. we still have not received any word on the refund. it's been four months since our trip. can you help me?a: el al should have refunded your upgrade promptly, since it didn't provide the service for which you and your father paid. for most airlines, that process






rescued yorkies now up to 123


an elderly couple said to have hoarded 92 yorkies in a feces-filled home in poway actually had 31 more dogs hidden off-site, the san diego humane society said friday. the little dogs were found at a different poway location on tuesday evening and taken into custody, spokeswoman kelli schry said. that increases the total number of dogs turned over by the couple to 123 — 114 dogs and nine puppies. already, more than 200 peole have reached out to the humane society via facebook or email to express interest in adopting the animals, schry said., but that doesn’t put them on any kind of list for consideration. updates on when the animals will be available for adoption, as well as how to apply, will be posted on the humane society’s website. schry suggested that people sign up for the society’s e