In an effort to reduce the risk of midair collisions, new air traffic control procedures have begun at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. This change was prompted by a pair of near missed at the airport in 2011, in which planes came within a few hundred feet of each other...
Chicago, IL A Chicago Transit Authority train has derailed and crashed into a platform at O’Hare International Airport, ORD, injuring at least 32.  The incident happened Monday mooring at about 2:50 am, central time. The eight-car train then jumped a barricade and was lodged up onto an escalator.  None of the...
Lufthansa flight attendants have walked out on strike at 5:00 am local Berlin time (10:00 pm EST), making good on their threat over a 13-month wage dispute with the airline. The airline has not officially announced how many flights have been affected by the strike but some reports say...
Seattle, Wa. - The FAA and the EASA both granted the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner flight certifications in a ceremony at Paine Field in Everett, Washington, where Boeing manufactures the 787. The 787 has undergone long delays and cost overruns stemming from union strikes, contractor supply problems and wiring re-designs. But...
Los Angeles, CA. - Midday yesterday a Marine Corps helicopter crashed in the north section of Camp Pendleton, located about an hour south of the Los Angeles metro area along the Pacific coast. The base reported the helicopter had six Marines aboard; four were injured. Three were taken to Scripps...
London, UK A 24-year old Brazilian man suddenly collapsed while flying from Lisbon, Portugal after he attacked another passenger on the airplane according to police in Ireland. The flight was heading to Dublin when the incident occurred Sunday evening. As the incident unfolded, the flight crew quickly attempted to restrain the...
Cape Canaveral, Fla. - On board was Commander Christopher Ferguson in seat 1, his third space flight; Pilot Douglas Hurley in place 2, his second space flight; Mission Specialist Sandra Magnus in seat 3, her third space flight; Mission Specialist and crew engineer Rex Walheim in position 4, his third...
Phoenix- A Southwest Airlines flight from El Paso, Texas to Phoenix, Arizona had to make an emergency landing instead of its planned normal landing after an engine failed.  Officials from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport said the Boeing 737 carrying 139 people landed safely with no injuries. Fire and emergency...
Philippine Airlines Flight 102 inbound from Manilla in the Philippines to LAX has landed safely after reporting problems with its landing gear causing crash/rescue to deploy. The Boeing 747-400 landed safely and was able to taxi to the gate after an initial safety check. There were 420 people on board...
United Airlines rolled out its new Boeing 787 Dreamliner, the first U.S. based airline to have the all-new aircraft made by Boeing. At 9:00 am (eastern time) the hangar doors opened revealing the much-anticipated airplane. The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is a new long-range wide-bodied aircraft by airplane manufacturer Boeing capable...