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  • That's not carry-on: Snake gets loose on Alaska flight

    March 21, 2017 1:48 PM

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A snake carried onto a commuter airplane flying between Alaska communities caused a commotion this past weekend. Anchorage television station KTVA reports that the loose snake was spotted Sunday on a 90-minute Ravn Alaska flight between Aniak in southwest Alaska and Anchorage. Photos show a pale snake... more »
  • Some electronics to be banned on some US-bound flights

    March 20, 2017 4:42 PM

    WASHINGTON - Royal Jordanian Airlines is advising passengers that laptops, iPads, cameras and other electronics won't be allowed in carry-on luggage for U.S.-bound flights starting Tuesday. The airline says in a tweet that cellphones and medical devices are excluded from the ban. Everything else, the airline says, will need to... more »
  • Woman's headphones catch fire midflight to Australia

    March 15, 2017 6:17 PM

    AUSTRALIA - A sleeping woman midflight was startled to find her battery-operated headphones had caught fire leaving burns on her face. According to the Australian Transport Safety Bureau, i t is unknown how severe the woman's injuries were, but she later told investigators that she heard a loud explosion... more »
  • American brings back free meals on some flights

    March 14, 2017 1:46 PM

    DALLAS, Tx. - American Airlines says it will offer free meals to everyone in economy on certain cross-country flights starting May 1. The decision at the world's biggest airline copies Delta Air Lines, which announced a month ago that it would restore free meals in economy on a dozen long-haul... more »
  • 'Cash me ousside' girl got caught in an airplane, fight ensues

    February 8, 2017 12:01 PM

    LOS ANGELES – Danielle Bregoli, who became “internet famous” after appearing on an episode of Dr. Phil , was kicked off an airplane in California for fighting with another passenger. TMZ, the L.A.-based entertainment report, posted Wednesday, Bregoli and her mom were boarding a flight out of Los Angeles... more »
  • Mississippi pilot hospitalized after his small plane crashes

    February 5, 2017 3:45 PM

    VICKSBURG, Miss. - Authorities say a pilot is hospitalized after his small airplane crashed and was found upside-down in water near the Mississippi River. WJTV reports that Howard Jennings of Utica on Saturday afternoon had flown alone from a private landing strip and headed toward the river. Family members concerned... more »
  • Warning prompts Southwest Airlines flight's return to Dallas

    December 8, 2016 10:03 AM

    DALLAS - A Southwest Airlines flight bound for Houston from Dallas turned back after a cockpit warning indicated a pressurization issue. The emergency was the second in as many days for a Houston-bound Southwest flight. A statement from the Dallas-based carrier says Flight 43 had departed Dallas Love Field with... more »
  • Airplane was more nuisance than emergency Tuesday

    December 6, 2016 3:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A small snafu was more nuisance than emergency at the airport Tuesday afternoon. A corporate jet ran into the grass while taxiing after landing at the airport shortly after lunch. The jet turned too sharply and ran off the runway, an airport spokesperson said. As... more »
  • 2 reported dead in Hammond plane crash Play Video

    October 14, 2015 5:08 PM

    HAMMOND - It will likely be Thursday afternoon before federal investigators release additional information about a plane crash that killed two people in Hammond. The crash happened around 4 p.m. Wednesday as the Cessna 421 turbo-prop was taking off, experienced trouble and was attempting to return to the airport... more »
  • Japanese airline launches 'Star Wars' themed airplane

    April 17, 2015 11:08 AM

    TOKYO - The force is strong with All Nippon Airways. The Japanese airline has launched a five-year "Star Wars" project that includes painting a Boeing 787 Dreamliner to resemble the beloved droid, R2-D2. All Nippon Airways says the plane, dressed up in the familiar blue and white livery... more »
  • Man dead after plane crashes into TV tower

    February 5, 2015 2:06 AM

    LUBBOCK, TX - One man is dead after the small aircraft in which he was flying crashed into a TV tower while approaching an airport in West Texas. Lubbock Fire Department Division Chief Steve Holland said the area surrounding the KCBD-TV tower in southeastern Lubbock was still being searched Wednesday... more »
  • Bomb threat made on flight from Barcelona to NYC

    November 30, 2014 1:25 PM

    NEW YORK - Authorities at John F. Kennedy International Airport are investigating a bomb threat made to an American Airlines flight from Barcelona that landed safely in New York City. The plane carrying about 200 people landed just after noon Sunday. Everyone on board deplaned safely. Joe Pentangelo with the... more »
  • World War II airmen fly again in storied B-29

    October 24, 2014 10:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The bomber best known for dropping the atomic bombs on Japan also flew countless other missions, devastating dozens of cities and towns. Karnig Thomasian's final mission on a B-29 Superfortress ended in flames when bombs collided in the air and exploded over Burma in 1945. He parachuted... more »
  • Coach, players talk about unexpected layover at home Play Video

    May 1, 2014 11:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The LSU baseball team was not expecting a frightening trip to Texas ahead of Friday's game against A & M, but they had a scare on their initial chartered flight to College Station Thursday afternoon. Not long into the flight, the team was told there was a... more »
  • LSU baseball team expected in Texas early Friday morning Play Video

    May 1, 2014 5:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU's baseball team had to turn back and leave their plane after mechanical trouble grounded the flight to Texas A&M Thursday evening. Associate Athletic Director Michael Bonnette said the team's plane returned to the airport before reaching cruising altitude because of trouble with its flaps. ... more »
  • Teen stows away in wheel well of Hawaii flight

    April 22, 2014 4:35 PM

    HONOLULU - A teenager who stowed away in the wheel well of an airplane for a five-hour flight from California to Hawaii is resting at a Honolulu hospital. Hawaii's Department of Human Services said in a statement Tuesday that child welfare services officials are continuing to work to ensure his... more »
  • BR man using website to search for missing airplane Play Video

    March 22, 2014 6:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - One Baton Rouge man is using a website to join in on the search for the missing Malaysian Airlines flight that vanished more than two weeks ago. Average Joe's like Scott Gray can log into Tomnod.com from the comfort of their home to scour the Indian... more »
  • Local experts talk about surviving a plane crash Play Video

    July 8, 2013 9:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Aviation firefighters from across the state are taught lifesaving techniques a few miles from LSU. "We have a 40-hour program that we put people through... we put them through classroom and practical experience to learn the different skills," said Nick Palmer the airport and rescue firefighting... more »
  • BRCC to create airplane mechanic program

    February 18, 2013 11:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Community College hopes to have a program to train airplane mechanics up and running by the fall, more than two years after originally planned. School leaders say the program would produce federally-certified mechanics and is still being reviewed by the Federal Aviation Administration. They say... more »
  • NTSB: 787 battery approval should be reconsidered

    February 7, 2013 11:03 AM

    WASHINGTON- A top federal safety official says the government should reconsider its approval of the kind of batteries used in the Boeing 787 Dreamliner because they can explode into fires, a specter that manufacturer testing did not pick up. National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Hersman says Thursday that Boeing's safety... more »
  • Taxiing plane clips parked jet at Fla. airport

    January 1, 2013 11:16 AM

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Authorities say no one was injured when two airplanes got into a sort of fender-bender at a Florida airport. The Broward Sheriff's Office says a taxiing Spirit Airlines Airbus A-320 clipped a US Airways Airbus A-320. The US Airways jet was parked Monday night in a... more »

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