August 9, 2015 |
A commercial airliner made an emergency landing Friday night at Philadelphia International Airport after one of its engines started shooting flames, authorities and witnesses said. The Airbus 320 with 133 passengers and five flight crew members landed safely at 9:22 with no reported injuries, authorities said. US Airways Flight 669 was destined for Seattle when an "engine issue" was reported after takeoff, said Josh Freed, spokesman for American Airlines, which is merging with US Airways.
April 30, 2015 |
A NEWARK, N.J.-BOUND flight made an emergency landing in Philly yesterday after one of its engines became engulfed in flames, officials said. United Airlines Express Flight 4882, out of Raleigh, N.C., touched down at Philadelphia International Airport about 4:15 p.m., said Mary Flannery, an airport spokeswoman. None of the 75 people on board was injured in the landing, Flannery said. One male passenger was taken to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center from the Tarmac after complaining of chest pains.
December 16, 2014 |
Melvin McIlwaine had one of those weeks last week. His criminal fraud trial was to have started last Monday in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court, but he wound up in the emergency room, complaining of "cardiac arrest" followed by a day of nausea. So the only way to ensure McIlwaine stayed healthy - and available - reasoned Judge Angelo J. Foglietta, was jail. "I'll be here, even if I have a nosebleed," McIlwaine, 61, of South Philadelphia, protested when he appeared a day later before Foglietta.
July 2, 2013 |
NEW YORK - A charter helicopter carrying a family of four Swedes on a sightseeing tour of New York City lost power shortly after takeoff yesterday and made an emergency landing on the Hudson River, authorities said. The pilot and occupants were uninjured. The helicopter landed shortly before noon in the section of the river near 79th Street by the New York City Marina. Deputy Fire Chief Thomas McKavanaugh said the helicopter had taken off from the Wall Street Heliport and lost power after 12 minutes in the air. The pilot used the craft's pontoons, and it remained upright as it landed.
June 16, 2013
Egypt-to-U.S. plane diverted LONDON - A plane from Cairo bound for New York was diverted by fighter jets to an emergency landing in the U.K. after a passenger discovered a letter threatening the aircraft, officials said Saturday. Police said late Saturday that there had been no arrests, and that authorities are working to ascertain who wrote the note in a lavatory that forced Flight 985 - carrying about 300 passengers en route to John F. Kennedy Airport - to make an emergency landing at Glasgow's Prestwick Airport.
September 30, 2011
A US Airways plane made an emergency landing Friday afternoon at Philadelphia International Airport after the pilot reported smoke in the cabin, an airport spokeswoman said. Flight 2558, which was destined for Philadelphia from Koxville, Tenn., landed safely around 5 p.m. and the 52 passengers were transported by an airline bus to the terminal, said Victoria Lupica. No injuries were reported. The plane subsequently taxied to a gate and the cause of the smoke is under investigation, Lupica said.
August 28, 2011
Moderate quake hits Calif. coast HOLLISTER, Calif. - A moderate earthquake shook California's central coastal area early Saturday. The quake was widely felt in the region but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damages. The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude 4.6 quake struck at 12:18 a.m. and was centered 22 miles southeast of Hollister. In the next two hours, several smaller quakes ranging from magnitude 2.5 to 3.6 struck in the same general area. The USGS website had hundreds of hits from people reporting that they felt the larger temblor, with the highest concentration of responses in Hollister, Salinas, Monterey, Santa Cruz, and San Jose.
April 5, 2011 |
When metal fatigue caused a rip in a Southwest jet flying at 35,000 feet two years ago, forcing an emergency landing, it could have been bad luck - or the odds. After it happened again Friday on another of Southwest's Boeing 737s, headed to Sacramento, Calif., from Phoenix, leading to an emergency landing in Yuma, Ariz., aviation observers are suggesting the two incidents raise questions about Southwest Airlines' heavy use of its planes - and maintenance needed on older aircraft that have weathered thousands of takeoffs and landings.
April 4, 2011 |
YUMA, Ariz. - Southwest Airlines mechanics were working yesterday to cut out a section of ruptured fuselage from a Boeing 737-300 that was forced to make an emergency landing at a southwestern Arizona military base. Meanwhile, authorities reported last night that two more planes of that model were found to have similar, potentially devastating cracks. The tear along a riveted "lap joint" shows evidence of extensive cracking that hadn't been discovered during routine maintenance before Friday's harrowing flight - and probably wouldn't have been unless mechanics had specifically looked for it, officials said.