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2008-08-02 06:00:17

By Allison Steele, The Philadelphia Inquirer Aug. 2--Four members of a Cherry Hill family were unhurt after broken landing gear on their small plane forced an emergency landing at an Albany, N.Y., airport yesterday afternoon. James Stephans was flying his wife, 13-year-old daughter, and 7-year-old son back from a vacation in the Adirondacks in a rented single-engine plane, said Doug Myers, a spokesman for Albany International Airport. The family had just taken off from an airfield...

2008-08-01 18:00:24

By Eric Anderson, Albany Times Union, N.Y. Aug. 1--COLONIE -- A family of four en route from Piseco Lake in the Adirondacks to Cherry Hill, N.J., was shaken but not seriously hurt this afternoon after their single-engine plane made an emergency landing at Albany International Airport after losing part of its landing gear. The aircraft, a single-engine, four-passenger Cherokee 180 with a fixed landing gear that doesn't retract, began losing its left main gear after takeoff from the Piseco...

2008-07-08 21:00:22

A USAirways plane that reported problems with its landing gear touched ground safely at Norfolk International Airport in Virginia, officials said. Wayne Shank, executive director of the airport, said the jet safely executed an emergency landing sometime after 6 a.m. Tuesday, The (Norfolk) Virginian-Pilot reported Tuesday. The plane was carrying 21 passengers and three crew members.

2008-06-12 12:00:35

ICON Aircraft, a start-up light sport aircraft manufacturer, officially introduced the company and its breakthrough product, the ICON A5, at a private unveiling last night in Los Angeles. The two-seat sport plane features an amphibious design with retractable landing gear for flying off land and water, plus several patent-pending technologies highlighted by folding wings that allow the plane to be easily stored and towed on the road with a trailer. "ICON Aircraft is bringing the freedom,...

2007-11-19 12:00:53

Air Industries Group, Inc. (OTCBB:AIRI) today announced that it will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Blair Industries, Inc., Blair Accumulators, Inc., H.S.M. Machine Works, Inc. of New York, and H.S.M. Machine Works, Inc. of North Carolina (collectively, "Blair-HSM"). With a forty year history, Blair-HSM designs and manufactures fully dressed landing gear and other structural and hydraulic components primarily for commercial and military aircraft, and is comprised of sister...

2007-09-21 12:50:09

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - NASA has replaced a leaky hydraulic seal in space shuttle Discovery's landing gear, and if testing continues to go well, next month's launch will remain on track, officials said Friday. Even though only one seal in the right main landing gear strut was leaking hydraulic fluid last week, all four of the rubber seals were replaced Wednesday, said NASA spokesman Allard Beutel. Engineers still do not know why the seal was leaking at an exceedingly high rate of about...

2006-06-20 09:10:46

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Pilots on an American Airlines flight from Los Angeles to Chicago used emergency procedures to land a plane after its nose gear, which includes the front wheel, failed to lower and lock, the carrier said on Tuesday. The No. 1 U.S. airline, a unit of AMR Corp., said flight 1740 landed safety at Chicago O'Hare International Airport and there were no injuries. The carrier said 131 passengers and five crew members were on the MD-80 aircraft. An AMR spokeswoman said...

2005-12-21 14:57:16

By Andrew Stern CHICAGO (Reuters) - On Wednesday it was a Learjet circling above Spirit of St. Louis Airport with mechanical problems and nine people on board. On Tuesday it was a Midwest Airlines plane making an emergency night landing with sparks flying from its faulty landing gear at Boston's Logan International Airport. Suspense in the skies from airliners with problems is fast becoming a staple of cable news television in the United States, aided by satellite-equipped news...

2005-12-20 21:54:30

Please read in second paragraph ... it was expected to land by 9:45 p.m. EST ... instead of ... it was expected to land by 9:45 p.m. EST A corrected repetition follows: WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Midwest Airlines passenger plane with 90 passengers and crew on board was preparing to make an emergency landing in Boston on Tuesday after witnesses noted sparks from the rear of plane shortly after takeoff, authorities said. A spokesman for the Massachusetts Port Authority said there was a...

2005-12-20 21:59:20

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Midwest Airlines passenger plane with 90 passengers and crew on board was preparing to make an emergency landing in Boston on Tuesday after witnesses noted sparks from the rear of plane shortly after takeoff, authorities said. A spokesman for the Massachusetts Port Authority said there was a possible problem with the Boeing 717's right landing gear and that it was expected to land by 9:45 p.m. EST (0245 GMT). He said the plane, Midwest Flight 210 from Boston...