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  • 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »
  • ID deadline approaching for La. travelers

    December 18, 2012 10:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana residents could be seeing a big change in traveler ID requirements come January 15. After that point, a state driver's license will no longer be accepted as a proper form of identification in order to fly. That means Lousiana travelers will have to show... more »
  • Shreveport man hurt in plane crash

    November 26, 2012 3:47 PM

    DERIDDER - The pilot of a small plane that crashed on Sunday is recovering in a hospital in Rapides Parish. Beauregard Parish Chief Deputy Joe Toler says James Murrell of Shreveport has broken bones, a punctured lung and cuts to his face. He says Murrell was pulled from the wreckage... more »
  • Man leaves plane after locking himself in cockpit

    August 22, 2012 3:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said a man could face federal charges after he locked himself in the cockpit of an American Eagle airplane at the Baton Rouge Metro Airport today. Airport security identified the man as Andrew Alessi, and said he exited the plane without incident around 3 p.m.... more »
  • Mosquito fight heading to the skies check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 31, 2012 5:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Each week the East Baton Rouge Mosquito Abatement and Rodent Control pulls mosquito samples, and sends them off to be tested for West Nile Virus. Recent results show that the number of mosquitoes carrying the virus is increasing by the week. "We're working overtime," said Randy Vaeth... more »
  • FAA to issue rules aimed at tired airline pilots

    December 21, 2011 4:32 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal aviation officials are set to release rules aimed at preventing airline pilots from flying while dangerously fatigued. The Federal Aviation Administration is scheduled to release the rules governing pilot work schedules today, nearly three years after the deadly crash of a regional airliner flown by two... more »
  • Monroe Regional Airport will rehab runway

    August 28, 2011 4:21 PM

    MONROE, La.- Monroe Regional Airport will soon have a resurfaced runway and taxiway to complement its new terminal. The Federal Aviation Administration has awarded $4.2 million to rehabilitate the airport's secondary runway and primary taxiway. The state will provide a 5 percent match to the grant. Mayor Jamie... more »
  • Plane makes emergency landing and crashes into van

    April 16, 2011 4:45 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A single-engine airplane struck a van with three adults and two children in it when it had to make an emergency landing on a busy boulevard in New Orleans Saturday, police say. Police spokesman Garry Flot said no one in the van was injured and... more »
  • Air travelers may have been exposed to measles

    February 27, 2011 10:08 AM

    WASHINGTON- Public health officials are warning travelers and workers present at four U.S. airports on two recent days that they may have been exposed to measles from a traveler arriving from London. Authorities said Saturday that a New Mexico woman later confirmed to have measles arrived at Washington Dulles... more »
  • Aircraft plant out for Baton Rouge

    December 21, 2010 10:22 AM

    WICHITA, KANSAS- Airplane manufacturer Hawker Beechcraft will not move to Baton Rouge. "Nobody can build aircraft like we can," said a supporter of keeping the company in Kansas during a press conference Tuesday morning. In the fall, the company was considering a move to the Capitol City after contract negotiations... more »
  • Hawker-Beechcraft considering operating in BR

    October 4, 2010 6:00 PM

    Officials with Wichita-based Hawker-Beechcraft are scheduled to meet with Kansas leaders Tuesday. That's when we could learn more about the airplane maker possibly moving some or all of its operations to Baton Rouge. The company confirmed it was considering Louisiana earlier this year. A workers' union flier released over... more »
  • NTSB investigating near-collision over Minneapolis

    September 23, 2010 12:09 PM

    Federal regulators say they're investigating the near-collision of a US Airways jet and a small cargo plane over Minneapolis. The National Transportation Safety Board says the planes came within 50 to 100 feet of crashing near Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport last week. The NTSB says US Airways Flight... more »
  • Man dies on flight to Milwaukee

    August 28, 2010 3:29 PM

    A man from New York died of an apparent heart attack on an AirTran Airways flight from Las Vegas to Milwaukee early Saturday, forcing the plane to make an emergency landing at Denver International Airport. DIA airport spokeswoman Laura Coale says flight 776 was diverted to Denver and was met... more »
  • New rules to help airline passengers during delays

    December 21, 2009 9:50 AM

    The Transportation Department is ordering airlines to let passengers stuck in stranded airplanes to deplane after three hours. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood on Monday announced the three-hour limit and other new passenger protections long sought by consumer advocates. From January to June this year, 613 planes were delayed on tarmacs... more »
  • House passes airline safety bill

    October 14, 2009 3:03 PM

    The House has passed a bill aimed at placing stricter regulations on pilot training, qualifications and work schedules. The "Airline Safety and Pilot Training Improvement Act of 2009" was approved Wednesday. The bill is in response to accidents involving regional airlines and requires entry-level pilots to have more experience. ... more »
  • Mexican Security Forces Detain Hijacking Suspects

    September 9, 2009 3:11 PM

    At least five men have been detained by Mexican security forces for the hijacking of an Aeromexico plane. The plane is sitting on a runway at Mexico City's international airport. The plane was headed to Mexico City from Cancun. Passengers and crew members were not harmed. Mexican... more »

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