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  • Police team turns back from Ukraine crash site Play Video

    July 28, 2014 5:21 AM

    SHAKHTARSK, Ukraine - An international police team has failed to reach the crash site of a Malaysian Airlines plane for a second day running as clashes rage in a town on the road to the area. A delegation of Australian and Dutch police and forensic experts stopped Monday in Shakhtarsk,... more »
  • FAA lifts ban on US flights to Israel Play Video

    July 24, 2014 2:02 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Federal Aviation Administration has lifted its ban on U.S. flights to Israel, which it had imposed out of concern over the risk of planes being hit by Hamas rockets. The agency made its decision late Wednesday after working with other U.S. government entities to assess the... more »
  • Ocean crash kills teen pilot seeking world record

    July 23, 2014 3:39 PM

    INDIANAPOLIS - The family of an Indiana teenage pilot killed in an ocean plane crash while seeking a world record says he knew his attempt held risks but had trained well for the adventure. Seventeen-year-old Haris Suleman died when his plane crashed after taking off from Pago Pago in American... more »
  • Rebels to give MH17 black boxes to aviation group

    July 20, 2014 12:39 PM

    HRABOVE, Ukraine - A separatist leader in eastern Ukraine says rebels have recovered the black boxes for the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. Alexander Borodai said Sunday that the devices would be handed over to the International Civil Aviation Organization. He also said the bodies recovered from the crash site... more »
  • Dust storm hits Phoenix, flights grounded

    July 4, 2014 2:13 AM

    PHOENIX, AZ - A blinding dust storm swept through central Arizona and prompted the grounding of flights at Phoenix's main airport. Sky Harbor International Airport spokeswoman Julie Rodriguez says the suspension of all inbound and outbound flights took effect between 8 p.m. and 8:30 PDT Thursday. She says that all... more »
  • Search for missing Malaysian plane shifts south

    June 26, 2014 2:05 AM

    SYDNEY, Australia - Australian officials say the hunt for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane will shift farther south of the most recent suspected crash site in a remote stretch of Indian Ocean. Transport Minister Warren Truss told reporters in Canberra on Thursday that the new search area is based on... more »
  • Searchers: Missing jet isn't in most likely zone

    May 29, 2014 2:10 AM

    CANBERRA, Australia - An Australian agency says investigators have concluded that the missing Malaysian jet is not within an area thought to be its most likely resting place after an unmanned submersible found no sign of the plane. The Joint Agency Coordination Center said Thursday the U.S. Navy's Bluefin 21... more »
  • Malaysia releases satellite data on missing jet

    May 27, 2014 2:07 AM

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - The Malaysian government has released 47 pages of raw satellite data used to conclude that the missing Malaysia Airlines jet crashed into the southern Indian Ocean. Some family members of the 239 people on board have been demanding Malaysia release the data so that independent experts... more »
  • Deadly bacteria in the air

    May 21, 2014 7:12 AM

    When you fly, you may have have some dangerous and unwanted passengers on board. A recent study looked for potentially deadly bacteria on planes, including E. Coli and MRSA. Researchers found MRSA on jet seatback pockets. They say it can survive there for up to a week. MRSA is... more »
  • Malaysia to release satellite data on missing jet

    May 20, 2014 2:12 AM

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Malaysia says it will publicly release satellite data used to narrow down the search for the missing jetliner to the southern Indian Ocean. The Civil Aviation Department and British company Inmarsat said in a joint statement Tuesday said they would do this "in line with our... more »
  • Malaysia PM calls for real-time tracking of planes

    May 14, 2014 4:23 AM

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has called for real-time tracking of planes and improvement to communication systems to prevent a repeat of the mysterious disappearance of Flight 370. In an opinion piece Wednesday in the Wall Street Journal, Najib urged the global aviation industry to make... more »
  • New possible pings detected in hunt for lost jet Play Video

    April 10, 2014 6:50 AM

    PERTH, Australia - An Australian official says a search crew hunting for the missing Malaysian jet has located a new possible underwater signal. The search agency coordinating the search off Australia's west coast says an Australian navy aircraft on Thursday picked up a signal in the same area a ship... more »
  • Australia to deploy flying air traffic controller Play Video

    April 1, 2014 6:49 AM

    PERTH, Australia - Australia is deploying a modified Boeing 737 to act as a flying air traffic controller over the Indian Ocean to prevent a mid-air collision among the large number of aircraft searching for the Malaysia Airlines jetliner that went missing over three weeks ago. According to an Australian... more »
  • Satellite spots 122 possible objects in search

    March 26, 2014 5:56 AM

    PERTH, Australia - Malaysia says a satellite has captured images of 122 objects in the Indian Ocean that might be from the missing plane. Defense Minister Hishammuddin Hussein says the objects were seen close to where three other satellites previously detected objects. He said Wednesday the sightings together are "the... more »
  • Malaysia: Missing flight crashed in Indian Ocean

    March 24, 2014 9:17 AM

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak says a new analysis of satellite data indicates the missing Malaysia Airlines plane plunged into a remote corner of the Indian Ocean. The news is a major breakthrough in the unprecedented two-week struggle to find out what happened to Flight 370,... more »
  • Australia leader say nothing spotted in air search

    March 21, 2014 5:44 AM

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Australia's acting prime minister says nothing of significance has been spotted so far by search planes flying deep into the southern Indian Ocean looking for possible debris from the missing Malaysia Airlines jet. Warren Truss, who is acting prime minister while Tony Abbott is in Papua... more »
  • First insurance payments made for missing plane

    March 19, 2014 8:48 AM

    BERLIN - German insurance company Allianz says it has made initial payments in connection with the missing Malaysian Airlines plane. Allianz's global head of communication Hugo Kidston confirmed Wednesday that the Munich-based insurer and "other co-reinsurers of Malaysia Airlines aviation hull and liability policy have made initial payments." Kidston said... more »
  • Airlines cancel more than 2,000 flights

    March 3, 2014 7:47 AM

    NEW YORK - Airlines canceled more than 2,000 flights Monday as the latest winter storm hit the U.S. East Coast. The hardest hit cities were Washington D.C., Philadelphia, New York and Baltimore. On Sunday, airlines scrapped nearly 2,000 flights in Dallas, Chicago and Houston, according to flight tracking site FlightAware.com.... more »
  • Tuberculosis scare delays flight

    December 2, 2013 9:35 AM

    PHOENIX- About 70 passengers on a US Airways Express flight from Texas to Arizona were briefly kept on the plane after it landed, and some say they were told to get tuberculosis tests and vaccinations. Responders on Saturday boarded the plane in Phoenix and removed a man who was asked... more »
  • VIDEO: Plane crash, Baton Rouge native recounts experience Play Video

    July 26, 2013 10:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A capital city native captured video that's getting seen across the country. Monday, a Southwest flight made a crash landing at New York's Laguardia Airport. Baton Rouge man Bryan Foster recorded it from inside the cabin. "I was thrown forward. My son hit the seat... more »
  • Plane where man claimed wide poisoning lands in NJ

    June 17, 2013 1:58 PM

    NEWARK, N.J.- A flight from Hong Kong on which a man claimed everyone was poisoned has arrived safely in New Jersey and the man taken off the plane. An FBI spokesman says the man stood up during the flight Monday to make the claim but that there is no indication... more »
  • Economic boost flying into Ascension Play Video

    May 10, 2013 8:32 PM

    GONZALES - An economic boom is about to fly into Ascension Parish. The Louisiana Regional Airport is waiting to hear from the FAA about extending the landing strip from 4,000 feet to 5,000 feet. Increasing the length of the runway will allow bigger aircraft to land at the airport and... more »
  • Flight restrictions where pipeline still burns

    March 14, 2013 4:09 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Coast Guard has placed temporary flight restrictions over a coastal Louisiana bayou where a pipeline fire continues to burn two days after it was touched off by a tugboat accident. The restrictions announced Thursday affect flights below 5,000 feet and within a mile of the accident... more »
  • New York to San Diego JetBlue flight diverted

    February 1, 2013 9:01 AM

    DENVER- JetBlue Airways Corp. says a flight from New York to San Diego was diverted to Denver because of an unruly passenger. JetBlue says Flight 185 landed around 7:15 p.m. Thursday in Denver, where the woman was met by law-enforcement officers. The airline says 137 passengers were on board, and... more »
  • One flown to hospital after motorcycle wreck

    January 18, 2013 2:46 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - Emergency responders flew one person to the hospital after their motorcycle wrecked in Iberville Parish today. It happened on La. 1 near Plaquemine this afternoon just before 1 p.m. Investigators said the motorcycle struck another vehicle before sliding into the median. The motorcycle operator suffered moderate... more »
  • No oil spill seen at Shell drill ship in Alaska

    January 1, 2013 11:26 AM

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska - An overnight Coast Guard flight over an Alaska drilling rig that ran aground in shallow water on New Year's Eve found no signs of a fuel spill. But officials at a unified command center run by the Coast Guard, Royal Dutch Shell PLC, state responders and others... 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 »
  • Air Force sends mystery mini-shuttle back to space

    December 11, 2012 12:39 PM

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - A top-secret mini-space shuttle has blasted off from Cape Canaveral. The Air Force launched the unmanned spacecraft Tuesday aboard an Atlas V rocket. It's the second flight for this original X-37B spaceplane. It circled the planet for seven months in 2010. A second X-37B spacecraft spent... more »
  • Texas judge expected to rule in JetBlue pilot's case

    November 9, 2012 9:14 AM

    AMARILLO, Texas - A federal judge in Texas is expected today to decide whether a JetBlue Airways pilot who disrupted a flight by running through the plane and yelling about terrorists can go free. A ruling in Amarillo will come months after Clayton Osbon was found not guilty by... more »
  • AA says it knows why seats came loose on planes

    October 4, 2012 5:42 PM

    FORT WORTH, Texas - American Airlines has canceled dozens of flights as it scrambles to fix seats that could pop loose during flight. The airline said Thursday that it has come up with a fix, and it began pulling planes out of service to make repairs. Airline officials say the... more »
  • Airline offers free flights for disgruntled voters

    October 3, 2012 11:01 AM

    NEW YORK - In a marketing gimmick that piggybacks on next month's presidential election, JetBlue is offering a way for Americans to make good on threats to leave the country if "the other guy" wins. The New York airline said Wednesday that it will give away 2012 seats, or 1,006... more »
  • BTR: Flights expected to be delayed, canceled

    August 27, 2012 4:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Airport officials in Baton Rouge said travelers should expect several delays and cancellations over the next couple of days due to tropical storm Isaac. Jim Caldwell with Baton Rouge Metro Airport said all flights leaving the city-parish Tuesday would likely procede normally. However, he said flights... more »
  • US to begin new phase of hypersonic flight program

    July 6, 2012 6:04 PM

    LOS ANGELES - The Defense Department's research arm will seek proposals next month for solutions to technology hurdles in super high-speed flight with a goal of testing a full-scale hypersonic X-plane in four years. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency said Friday it will host a so-called Proposers' Day on... more »
  • Military: C-130 tankers to resume firefighting

    July 3, 2012 10:58 AM

    DENVER - The military says six Air Force tankers are resuming firefighting flights after a deadly crash of one tanker over the weekend. U.S. Northern Command says the flights will resume Tuesday. The entire fleet of eight planes was grounded after a C-130 crashed Sunday while fighting a wildfire in... more »
  • US Airways flight diverted, "security issue"

    May 22, 2012 11:26 AM

    NEW YORK - US Airways has confirmed that flight 787 from Paris to Charlotte has been diverted to Bangor, Maine. The reason, according to US Airways, there is security issue. A passenger apparently exhibited "suspicious behavior" according to the airline. However, no further details exactly about what is... more »
  • Space shuttle Discovery on its final flight

    April 17, 2012 6:49 AM

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - NASA's oldest and most traveled space shuttle, Discovery, is being flown to a new life as a museum relic. Discovery departed Florida's Kennedy Space Center at daybreak today aboard a modified jumbo jet. It's bound for Washington, where it will be a Smithsonian exhibit. The plane... more »
  • Pilot indicted for disrupting flight

    April 12, 2012 12:14 PM

    LUBBOCK - A JetBlue Airways pilot accused of disrupting a Las Vegas-bound flight when he left the cockpit screaming about religion and terrorists has been indicted. Texas court documents posted show Clayton F. Osbon has been indicted on one count of interference of a flight crew. It's the same charge... more »
  • Flight disrupted, captain charged

    March 28, 2012 3:56 PM

    AMARILLO - Federal authorities have charged a JetBlue Airways captain who sprinted down the cabin screaming about a bomb, with interfering with a flight crew. An affidavit states Captain Clayton Osbon told his co-pilots that "things don't matter" during a Las Vegas bound flight yesterday. Osbon reportedly told the... more »
  • How to save money on your vacation Play Video

    March 8, 2012 5:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Travel agents estimate the cost of a plane ticket could go up 10 percent before Memorial Day, along with up to $100 fuel surcharges for cruises, thanks to gas prices. Some have forecast gas to jump to $5 a gallon by the end of the summer. ... more »
  • Grace pleads for freedom in federal court

    March 6, 2012 9:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE-- Convicted felon and former St. Gabriel Mayor will plead for his freedom in federal court Tuesday morning. U.S. Marshals cuffed George Grace and took him away minutes after he was convicted on 7 of 13 corruption counts late Saturday afternoon. Federal Prosecutors believe Grace is a flight risk... more »
  • Box cutter found, flight cancelled

    March 5, 2012 2:58 PM

    DALLAS - A Southwest Airlines flight from Houston to Dallas was canceled today after a passenger spotted a box cutter in the plane's overhead bin. The captain alerted airport security. All 97 passengers were taken off the plane and re-screened. The plane was searched but no other... more »
  • NO airport approved for Cuba air service

    October 12, 2011 11:45 AM

    KENNER - Officials at the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport say the airport has received approval for direct flight service to Cuba. Travel to Cuba will still be highly restricted. Passengers must have close relatives in Cuba or must be involved in the medical or agricultural business sectors.... more »
  • Federal grant to help new BR-to-D.C. flight get off the ground

    September 29, 2011 10:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Boarding calls from Louisiana's capital to the nation's capital are just around the corner. The Baton Rouge Metro Airport says it thinks airlines and passengers will buy into the new route better than either have before. In the past, the airport lured new airlines with new routes,... 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 »
  • 5-year-old girl gets free flight to rehab hospital

    July 11, 2011 4:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A family's wish was granted today when their five-year-old girl got a free flight to a rehab hospital in Chicago, in order to get treatment for a severe spine injury. Sianna Paddie held her teddy bear close as she was lifted onto an AirMed airplane. Today was... more »
  • Ride 2 Recovery takes off

    June 29, 2011 6:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Sgt. Mike McNaughton is just one of more than 120 wounded warriors taking part in Ride 2 Recovery's mission to France. The group will spend time touring historic sites from World War II. "It's one thing to read a book and watch a movie, but to have... more »
  • JetMan Flight

    May 10, 2011 7:27 PM

    A Swiss daredevil known as JetMan finally flew over the Grand Canyon in his custom-built jet suit after backing out last week. Yves Rossy was airborne for about eight minutes, soaring 200 feet above the canyon rim on the Hualapai Reservation. He scrubbed his flight last Friday after saying it... more »
  • US set to fly thousands of Americans from Egypt

    January 30, 2011 3:34 PM

    WASHINGTON- The State Department says there are thousands of U.S. citizens in Egypt who might need to be evacuated on U.S.-government arranged chartered planes. Assistant Secretary of States Janice Jacobs says she expects it will take several flights over the coming days to handle the number of Americans who... more »
  • Flight-school owner sought for theft

    November 6, 2010 11:56 AM

    A man who allegedly owes more than $250,000 from a helicopter-flight school he operated at the Houma airport is on the run. Saturday's Courier reported that a Terrebonne Parish grand jury in August concluded there was not enough evidence to try Clyde Jewett, of Miami, on a racketeering charge.... 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 »
  • Threatening call from California flight deemed "non-credible"

    August 19, 2010 2:39 PM

    UPDATE: A federal law enforcement official says a phoned-in threat that kept a New York-bound jetliner from taking off from San Francisco has been deemed non-credible. And the Transportation Security Agency said the plane was swept, no threat was found and all passengers are safe. The official says a threat... more »
  • End of a NASA era for New Orleans

    July 8, 2010 5:26 AM

    Today the giant external fuel tank for the final scheduled flight of the space shuttle program leaves the manufacturing plant in New Orleans. It's the end of an era for one aspect of manned space flight - and the prospect of unemployment for some of the 1,000 people working for... more »
  • Passengers kept on jet for hours in Conn.

    June 23, 2010 8:41 AM

    Passengers on a Virgin Atlantic Airways flight say they were kept on a hot plane without food or water for more than four hours at Connecticut's Bradley International Airport. Passengers say it began when they were diverted to Bradley because of bad weather during a flight from London to Newark,... more »
  • Spirit Airlines make a deal to end pilots' strike

    June 17, 2010 6:18 AM

    The union for striking pilots at Spirit Airlines says it has reached a tentative agreement with the airline. The vice chairman of the pilots' union says they're still working out the details of when pilots will return to flying, but they're aiming to do it as soon as possible. Spirit... more »
  • Flight diverted to Maine airport

    April 27, 2010 2:53 PM

    A flight from Paris to Atlanta has been diverted to an airport in Maine after federal air marshals says a passenger caused a disturbance. FAA officials say Delta Air Lines Flight 273 is scheduled to land at the Bangor International Airport on Tuesday afternoon. No word on how... more »
  • Women arrested for trying to take corpse onto plane

    April 7, 2010 12:39 PM

    Police have arrested two women at a British airport after they reportedly tried to smuggle a corpse onto a flight. Police said Tuesday the women were detained at Liverpool's John Lennon airport "on suspicion of failing to give notification of death" of a 91-year-old man. The BBC and... more »
  • Miracle on the Hudson pilot retiring

    March 3, 2010 9:46 AM

    Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, who piloted a US Airways flight to land in the middle of the Hudson River last year says he's retiring. Sullenberger, 59, joined US Airways' predecessor airline in 1980. Flight attendant Doreen Welsh, who was also on the flight is also retiring. All 150 passengers survived... more »
  • Plane overshoots Jamaica runway

    December 23, 2009 6:53 AM

    Officials in Jamaica say more than 40 people were injured, including four seriously when an American Airlines flight overshot a runway during a heavy rainstorm in Kingston. Jamaican Information Minister Daryl Vaz says the airplane is cracked in three places and that 44 people were taken to local hospitals with... more »
  • 2 Your Health for Dec. 2

    December 2, 2009 5:47 PM

    A possible cure for cancer, the risk of smothering a baby while breastfeeding and why loneliness is contagious are discussed in this 2 Your Health report. more »
  • Weather could delay NASA test flight

    October 27, 2009 6:12 AM

    NASA's newest rocket, the Ares I-X, is on the verge of blasting off, but bad weather could delay the flight today. It's the first step in NASA's effort to return astronauts to the moon. The flight will last two minutes and cost $445 million. NASA managers say they expect to... more »

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