CollectionsLanding Gear
IN THE NEWS

Landing Gear

FEATURED ARTICLES
NEWS
July 20, 1989 | By James R. Carroll, Inquirer Washington Bureau
The 15-year-old DC-10 involved in yesterday's crash in Iowa experienced an engine flame-out five years ago, one of more than a dozen engine problems reported on the same kind of jumbo jets since 1983, according to service records on file with the Federal Aviation Administration. In some cases, the DC-10 engines failed in flight, causing loud bangs and aircraft vibrations, but no accidents. Most of the problems with the engines, manufactured by General Electric Co., involved cracked or broken turbine blades.
NEWS
November 17, 2008 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writer
A US Airways Express flight with 38 people aboard touched down without its front landing gear yesterday morning at Philadelphia International Airport. There were no injuries. The crew of the deHavilland Dash-8 turboprop, flying from Allentown, notified the airport at 8:20 a.m. that they had an indication the landing gear did not descend correctly, according to airport officials. The flight was operated by Piedmont Airlines Inc. as US Airways Express Flight 4551. There were 35 passengers and three crew members aboard.
LIVING
March 26, 1997 | By Andrew Maykuth, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The words seemed to suck the oxygen out of the cramped airplane cabin: "Gentlemen, we're having a little problem with the landing gear. " I should have known something would go wrong. We left Nairobi five hours late - the charter company wanted to make sure its payment cleared the bank before the plane left the ground. And then the Colombian pilot took off his shirt - he preferred to fly in his skivvies. Now they were telling us the nose gear would not deploy. We might have to land on two wheels.
NEWS
March 21, 1996 | JIM MacMILLAN/ DAILY NEWS
A USAir 737 jetliner makes a pass over the Philadelphia International Airport control tower yesterday afternoon after a cockpit panel light alerted the pilot to a wheel problem in his right landing gear. Controllers confirmed the landing gear was stuck and the pilot freed it during a second pass and landed safely. Flight 164, with 98 pasengers and crew, came from Phoenix. No injuries were reported.
NEWS
April 3, 2012
A SMALL private aircraft skidded off a runway at Philadelphia International Airport about 1 p.m. Monday when its landing gear failed. The pilot - the only person on board - was not injured, said airport spokeswoman Victoria Lupica. The runway, used mostly for small planes, was closed while crews removed the aircraft from a grassy area, but Lupica said that operations were not disrupted. The plane was inbound from Lock Haven in central Pennsylvania. Lupica said that when the plane landed, its landing gear was open but subsequently collapsed and that the plane veered off the runway.
NEWS
June 23, 1991 | By David Galarza, Inquirer Staff Writer
A single-engine Piper Arrow airplane with two aboard, partially crippled by a lame left landing gear, touched down safely yesterday morning after its pilot - a flight instructor with a student on board - made an emergency landing at Northeast Philadelphia Airport. The trouble began when the plane's pilot, Sally Marie Koch, a Norristown flight instructor, learned her plane's left landing gear was damaged upon taking off from Doylestown Airport. Koch radioed the Northeast airport control tower at 11:31 a.m., five minutes south of Doylestown, according to Jack Kelly, an area supervisor and air-traffic controller.
NEWS
October 9, 1988 | Special to The Inquirer / IRA JOFFE
A FRIENDLY LIFTOFF brings this Beechcraft Bonanza to safety at Turner Field in Prospectville, Montgomery County. The aid, offered by an auction crowd at the airfield, came after a scary moment yesterday for Herb and Marie Hiers of Hunterdon County, N.J.. Their plane got almost to the end of the runway when its landing gear collapsed. The group lifted the plane up, allowing the gear to be extended. There were no injuries.
NEWS
June 23, 2011 | By Peter Mucha, Inquirer Staff Writer
Nearly 200 US Airways passengers circled over Chester County for hours Wednesday evening before landing back in Philadelphia, because of a landing gear malfunction. "The gear was actually down. It was downed and locked," said airline spokesman Todd Lehmacher. So no emergency was ever declared for Flight 710 to Zurich, Switzerland, he said. After the Boeing 767 took off, shortly after 6 p.m., the crew noticed a warning that main landing gear wouldn't retract, he said. The extra drag on the aircraft could interfere with normal operations and consume extra fuel that's needed on such a long-distance flight, Lehmacher explained.
NEWS
August 25, 1987 | By Paul Scicchitano, Special to The Inquirer
It was more than a typical fender-bender. Oliver H. Reid Jr. of Pottstown was driving along Airport Road in Limerick Township two years ago when the landing gear of a twin-engine Piper Chieftain airplane struck the roof of his Ford pickup. Yesterday, Reid filed a lawsuit in Montgomery County Court, contending that the pilot had approached the airport at a "negligent, dangerously low and illegal altitude. " The suit seeks damages of more than $20,000 from the pilot, Robert M. Heimovitz, 43, of Bear, Del.; Fare Share Ltd. of Pottstown, and Weather Vane Corp.
NEWS
August 23, 2005 | By Benjamin Y. Lowe and Sandy Bauers INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
Federal officials last night took over the investigation into a small-plane crash in Chester County that killed the pilot and his passenger yesterday morning. The pilot, identified by a Brandywine Airport official as Daniel T. Webster III of St. Davids, and an unidentified female passenger were pronounced dead at the scene after their single-engine plane crashed into a wooded area near the West Chester Reservoir about 10:30 a.m. West Goshen Township Police Chief Michael J. Carroll said investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board arrived at the scene yesterday afternoon.
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Next »
ARTICLES BY DATE
BUSINESS
February 12, 2015 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating why the nose-gear wheels on a US Airways flight from Philadelphia to Houston failed to deploy as the crew prepared to land Monday night. The reason appears to be mechanical failure. The Embraer 190 aircraft, with 52 passengers and four crew members on board, circled the traffic-control tower at George Bush Intercontinental Airport several times to let controllers take a look. The pilots then decided to make an emergency landing.
NEWS
June 2, 2013 | By Kathy Boccella, Inquirer Staff Writer
Investigators from the Army Criminal Investigation Command on Thursday raided the headquarters of NP Precision in Folcroft, a defense contractor that manufactures rotors and landing gear for Boeing's CH-47 heavy-lift helicopter. Army investigators and other federal agents swooped down on the company about 9 a.m., said Christopher Grey, a spokesman for the Army agency. Grey declined to say why the company was being investigated. NP Precision specializes in manufacturing high-tolerance components and assembling transmissions, rotors, and landing gear for the aerospace, defense, and weapons systems industries, according to its website.
NEWS
April 3, 2012
A SMALL private aircraft skidded off a runway at Philadelphia International Airport about 1 p.m. Monday when its landing gear failed. The pilot - the only person on board - was not injured, said airport spokeswoman Victoria Lupica. The runway, used mostly for small planes, was closed while crews removed the aircraft from a grassy area, but Lupica said that operations were not disrupted. The plane was inbound from Lock Haven in central Pennsylvania. Lupica said that when the plane landed, its landing gear was open but subsequently collapsed and that the plane veered off the runway.
NEWS
November 3, 2011 | By Vanessa Gera and Monika Scislowska, Associated Press
WARSAW, Poland - The Polish pilot hailed for landing a Boeing 767 on its belly after its landing gear failed stepped into the public eye Wednesday looking stiff and uncomfortable, and insisted that all the talk of heroism "is exaggerated. " Capt. Tadeusz Wrona set the jetliner down so gently that many of the 231 people on board thought it had landed on its wheels - until they saw fire, sparks, and smoke rising from beneath the aircraft as it slid down the Warsaw airport runway. Wrona, 54, a pilot for the Polish national carrier LOT, said he merely did what he was trained to do. "We knew we could make no mistake and that the contact with the ground should not be hard," Wrona said at a news conference in Warsaw.
NEWS
November 2, 2011
Kenya to review military strikes NAIROBI, Kenya - Kenya's prime minister said Tuesday that the government would carry out investigations if there have been any civilian deaths stemming from the country's military incursion into Somalia, even as the international Red Cross lent weight to the view that civilians were harmed. The International Committee of the Red Cross said Tuesday that it resumed distribution of food aid to more than 6,000 people at a camp in southern Somalia a day after the aid group Doctors Without Borders said five people were killed and more than 50 wounded in air strikes there.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
June 23, 2011 | By Peter Mucha, Inquirer Staff Writer
Nearly 200 US Airways passengers circled over Chester County for hours Wednesday evening before landing back in Philadelphia, because of a landing gear malfunction. "The gear was actually down. It was downed and locked," said airline spokesman Todd Lehmacher. So no emergency was ever declared for Flight 710 to Zurich, Switzerland, he said. After the Boeing 767 took off, shortly after 6 p.m., the crew noticed a warning that main landing gear wouldn't retract, he said. The extra drag on the aircraft could interfere with normal operations and consume extra fuel that's needed on such a long-distance flight, Lehmacher explained.
NEWS
March 24, 2011 | By Kathy Boccella, Inquirer Staff Writer
J. Bradley McManus, 92, of Phoenixville, the last surviving pilot of a World War II mission that had to ditch eight planes in Greenland because of bad weather, died of pneumonia Monday, March 21, at Phoenixville Hospital. Mr. McManus was a real estate broker and developer. In 2007, nearly 65 years after the Army Air Corps squadron aborted its mission on Greenland's ice cap, a plane dubbed Glacier Girl that had been recovered there and restored was flown from Teterboro Airport in New Jersey on its original mission: a flight to England.
NEWS
June 22, 2010
Dapper robber in the red A dapper gunman held up the Citizens Bank at 5th Street near Godfrey Avenue in East Oak Lane yesterday and escaped with an undisclosed amount of cash - and a red-dye bomb that probably ruined the loot and his clothing, the FBI said. The man was described as black, of medium height and stocky build with a neatly trimmed beard and mustache, tan button-down shirt and a fedora-style hat. He entered the bank about 10:30 a.m. brandishing a gun, and informed bank workers and customers that it was a stickup.
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Next »
|
|
|
|
|