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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...

2005-11-21 14:41:58

By Teresa Carson PORTLAND, Oregon (Reuters) - A Nike Inc. Gulfstream corporate jet with faulty landing gear was circling over Portland on Monday to burn off fuel before attempting a landing, aviation officials said. William Perez, the sports shoe and apparel company's chief executive, was not on the flight, Nike said. "Four Nike employees including three senior executives, as well as three crew members are aboard a Nike Gulfstream 5 corporate jet experiencing equipment difficulties...

2005-11-21 14:40:54

By Teresa Carson PORTLAND, Oregon (Reuters) - A Nike Inc. Gulfstream corporate jet with faulty landing gear was circling over Portland on Monday to burn off fuel before attempting a landing, aviation officials said. William Perez, the sports shoe and apparel company's chief executive, was not on the flight, Nike said. "Four Nike employees including three senior executives, as well as three crew members are aboard a Nike Gulfstream 5 corporate jet experiencing equipment difficulties...

2005-09-21 22:23:38

By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A JetBlue airliner with 146 people aboard made an emergency landing at Los Angeles International Airport on Wednesday, dragging its crippled nose gear down the runway in a hail of sparks and smoke before coming safely to rest. There were no immediate reports of injuries during the drama, which began when pilots realized the plane's front wheels did not retract properly on takeoff and ended after the Airbus A320 jet circled the southern...

2005-09-21 21:33:12

By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A JetBlue airliner with a crippled nose gear and 146 people on board made a successful emergency landing on Wednesday at Los Angeles International Airport after circling the California coast for about three hours to burn off fuel. There were no initial reports of injuries, a spokesman for JetBlue Airways Corp. told Reuters. Television images of the landing, carried live on a number of U.S. networks, showed the pilot easing the plane onto the...

2005-09-21 20:30:22

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A JetBlue airliner with a crippled nose gear and 145 people on board made a successful emergency landing on Wednesday at Los Angeles International Airport after circling the California coast for about three hours to burn off as much fuel as possible. Television images of the landing, carried live on a number of U.S. networks, showed the pilot ease the plane down onto the airport's longest runway as smoke and sparks shot from the nose gear before the plane came...

2005-09-21 19:56:59

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A JetBlue flight with crippled front landing gear and 145 passengers on board was circling over the California coast on Wednesday burning fuel before making a planned emergency landing Los Angeles International Airport, officials said. "Shortly after the plane took off, the pilot discovered that he may have a landing gear problem," said Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Donn Walker. Flight 292 took off from Burbank airport in Los Angeles at 3:17 p.m....

2005-09-21 19:10:55

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A JetBlue flight with 145 passengers on board developed a problem with its landing gear and was diverted to Los Angeles International Airport for an emergency landing on Wednesday, officials said. Flight 292, which was bound for New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport, was expected to attempt an emergency landing, a Federal Aviation Administration spokesman said. "Shortly after the plane took off, the pilot discovered that he may have a landing gear...


Word of the Day
omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.