February 12, 2015 |
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.
June 2, 2013 |
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.
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.
November 3, 2011 |
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.
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.
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.
June 23, 2011 |
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.
March 24, 2011 |
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.
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.