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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
March 17, 1991 | By Edward Ohlbaum, Special to The Inquirer
Buckingham is in an uproar over fears of a longer runway at Doylestown Airport. Although the Bucks County Airport Authority insists it has no plans to lengthen the 3,000-foot runway, local residents and township officials have taken fearful note of the airport's master plan, which shows the runway at 3,750 feet. The plan is among supporting documentation for an application for an $815,000 federal grant for airport improvements. The grant has been approved. The authority says it needs to indicate the possibility of expansion to satisfy Federal Aviation Administration requirements for financing.
NEWS
March 23, 2004 | By Tanya Barrientos and Jeff Weinstein INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
Grab a bowl of buttered popcorn and slip into your favorite pair of relaxed-fit jeans, because at 9 tonight on UPN, the winner of America's Next Top Model will be revealed. The second season of the series, which set a dozen undiscovered fashion queens on a quirky quest for swivel-hip celebrity, ends with supermodel Tyra Banks announcing who will reign on the runway. Below, two of the show's constant viewers take an eyebrow-pencil stab at which lucky gal will be left standing - or slouching - on fame's runway, and why. Tanya Barrientos: So it's down to the final three: Shandi Sullivan, the ugly duckling who waddled into haute couture from a Walgreen's in Kansas City; California waitress Mercedes Scelba-Shorte, who serves up sex and sass every time she looks into the lens; and Jacksonville, Fla., waif naif Yoanna House, whose bio lists her occupation as "baby-sitter.
NEWS
March 18, 1992 | by Kurt Heine, Daily News Staff Writer
When one of the world's most fearsome fighting organizations takes on a herd of deer, guess what you get? Bambiburger. Frozen, in two-pound bags. Those deer certainly won't imperil the airplanes at the Willow Grove Naval Air Station anymore. The brass at the 1,100-acre base in Montgomery County decided that the 40 to 50 deer who contentedly lived in a thicket near the main runway were a threat to safe flight. So, Navy guys with shotguns and powerful spotlights became a threat to the deer last week.
NEWS
December 8, 1988 | By S. E. Siebert, Special to The Inquirer
Whitpain Township supervisors will decide Dec. 19 whether to appeal a state Commonwealth Court decision giving the owners of Wings Field permission to extend the runway at the commuter airfield by 1,200 feet. In its 26-page decision, released Monday in Harrisburg, the state court overturned a 1987 decision by Montgomery County Court that the 2,600-foot runway could be expanded by only 1,000 feet. The Commonwealth Court ruled that the runway could reach a total of 3,800 feet, the length requested by Wings Field owners, Wings Field Associates, in September 1984.
NEWS
December 22, 1988 | By S.E. Siebert, Special to The Inquirer
The Whitpain Board of Supervisors has voted unanimously to appeal to the state Supreme Court a decision allowing the runway at Wings Field to be expanded by 1,200 feet. At a meeting Monday night, the board voted, 5-0, to appeal the Dec. 5 ruling by the Commonwealth Court. "We've gone this far and cannot abandon the process," said board Chairman Leigh P. Narducci. More than 30 people, many of them township residents whose homes border the commuter airfield and others from Plymouth and East Norriton Townships, attended the meeting.
NEWS
July 12, 2012
Kenneth Richard Mazik, the Delaware County man who crashed a Jeep through a gate at Philadelphia International Airport and led police on a high-speed chase on several runways, pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to disrupting and endangering safety at the airport. Mazik, 24, of Chadds Ford, drove his Jeep Grand Cherokee through a locked gate in March and raced onto a runway, causing an approaching plane to be diverted. Philadelphia police chased him down the length of another runway before he surrendered.
NEWS
January 1, 1987 | By Lisa Ellis, Inquirer Staff Writer
A draft of the first updated master plan for the Northeast Philadelphia Airport in almost 20 years calls for building an additional runway and rerouting traffic to hold down noise in surrounding neighborhoods. The public will have a chance to offer suggestions on the plan, prepared by TransPlan Inc. of New York City, at a hearing at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Cannstatter-Volksfest Verein, 9130 Academy Rd. The Northeast airport, at Grant Avenue and Ashton Road, is the area's largest airport for general aviation, or flights by private and corporate planes rather than commercial passenger carriers.
NEWS
January 17, 2001 | By Melia Bowie, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
After years of struggling to acquire government funding for a controversial runway extension and renovation, the owners of Wings Field airport announced last night that they intended to lengthen the runway this spring - with their own funds if necessary. "My clients are almost definitely going to proceed with the runway construction this year, with a beginning date of April," said Paul C. Heintz, who represents the airport owners and said they still hoped to get government funds.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 4, 2008 | By Elizabeth Wellington, Inquirer Fashion Writer
Talk about squeezing out every last bit of mileage . . . Give it a rest, already. Viewers get to see McCarroll stressing over shoes arriving late, making jewelry on a budget, inviting celebrities, and filling goodie bags. He doesn't, however, talk about why he turned down the $100,000 he was awarded for winning Runway , and relies on funding from the Humane Society. And he glosses over how he botched a potential sale with Philadelphia's Urban Outfitters, part of the reason his clothes weren't available last spring.
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NEWS
January 10, 2016 | Inquirer Staff
All-star status for Streater Philly's own Project Runway victor Dom Streater will be on Project Runway All Stars Season 5, premiering at 10 p.m on Feb. 11. She won the 12th season of the Lifetime design challenge. There's a twist to this year's season: Judges Alyssa Milano , Isaac Mizrahi , and Georgina Chapman will judge anonymously. Celeb guest judges include Ke$ha , Boy George , Little Big Town , Debra Messing , Vanessa Hudgens , Megan Hilty , and Debi Mazar . Project Runway 's Nina Garcia and Zac Posen will also show up, along with supermodel Coco Rocha , celebrity stylist Johnny Wujek , and TV personalities Kristin Cavallari and Brad Goreski . Sherri Shepherd to Pa. high court?
NEWS
October 29, 2015 | Jenny DeHuff, Daily News
It was a local musicians' love fest at the Philadelphia Music Alliance's 2015 Walk of Fame Gala at the Fillmore (29 E. Allen St.) on Monday night. I spoke with singer Dionne Warwick briefly before the show. She inducted Billie Holiday into the Walk of Fame along South Broad Street and hung out with Jerry Blavat , a/k/a "the Geator with the Heater," during a cocktail hour beforehand. Asked for the greatest musical inspiration in life and in her career, Warwick cited her mother, who sang her songs at bedtime when she was a girl.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 17, 2015 | By Elizabeth Wellington, Inquirer Fashion Writer
NEW YORK - Shortly after a cadre of angelic models in sparkling daywear and glistening gowns exited Tory Burch 's spring 2016 runway show Tuesday, the Valley Forge-bred designer timidly appeared on stage. Burch's New York Fashion Week bow is one of the few times the industry catches of glimpse of the shy designer - albeit a quick one. Not this fashion season. On Wednesday morning, Burch will unveil her athleisure wear at her Tory Burch boutique turned Tory Sport pop-up in SoHo.
NEWS
September 13, 2015 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Philadelphia International Airport will receive a $100,000 federal grant to improve signs and signals at an intersection of a runway and a taxiway. The Federal Aviation Administration said the grant "is for designing and modifying the marking and signage for the intersection of Runway 35 and Taxiway S. " The north-south runway is known as 17-35, and the improvements are part of "a national initiative to identify airport risk factors that might contribute to runway incursions," said FAA spokeswoman Arlene Salac.
NEWS
August 2, 2015 | By Craig R. McCoy and Dylan Purcell, Inquirer Staff Writers
Gulfstream Aerospace Corp., the manufacturer of the business jet that crashed on takeoff last year and killed Philadelphia businessman Lewis Katz and six others, has acknowledged to investigators that a key fail-safe system on the plane has a flawed design. Gulfstream tested its fleet of GIV jets after the fatal accident and found a widespread problem: The planes could travel down the runway at takeoff speeds even when they had no ability to leave the ground. To win safety certification, the firm had promised the Federal Aviation Administration that its fail-safe design would prevent pilots from getting the jet above a low speed if the elevators were locked.
SPORTS
March 6, 2015 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
GIANTS TIGHT end Larry Donnell was among 149 passengers on a Delta flight that skidded off the runway yesterday while landing at New York's snowy LaGuardia Airport. The plane came thisclose to going into Flushing Bay. After deboarding, he took a photo of the plane and supplied the following caption in a post on Instagram: "Look at this [crap]! Knew I shoulda stayed my [butt] at home. " No one was injured, and later, Donnell released a more composed statement: "I'm blessed to be safe and sound after our plane skidded off the runway at LaGuardia Airport today.
NEWS
November 1, 2014 | By Michaelle Bond, Inquirer Staff Writer
Parents simultaneously applaud and cry each year as their children make their way down a runway at a small fashion show for charity. For the children, who have various disabilities, the show is a chance to dress up and forget any struggles they may have off the catwalk. For their families, it is a chance to see their children, who might not be able to score a winning goal or compete in a spelling bee, shine in public. "It doesn't happen as easily with our kids, so these moments are really special," Suzanne Borio of Plymouth Meeting said.
NEWS
July 13, 2014 | By Wendy Rosenfield, For The Inquirer
Before I proceed, I'll let Xanadu , Mazeppa Productions' summer musical offering, give itself a one-sentence review: "This is like children's theater for 40-year-old gay people!" a character announces. That's as good a summary of the campy screen-to-stage adaptation/Electric Light Orchestra jukebox musical as any - except, with the benefit of this small company's let's-put-on-a-show enthusiasm, its appeal is far broader than that. Xanadu 's plot is very loosely based on the 1980 Olivia Newton-John vehicle.
NEWS
June 5, 2014 | By Jason Grant, Inquirer Staff Writer
BEDFORD, Mass. - Black box recorders show that the doomed jet that carried Lewis Katz and six others reached takeoff speed but never left the ground, federal investigators said Tuesday. The pilots applied the brakes and thrust reversers, apparently attempting to slow the plane before it overran the runway, crashed, and burned. The National Transportation Safety Board announced that cockpit voice and flight data recordings could show what went wrong with Saturday's flight, and emphasized that its findings were preliminary.
BUSINESS
May 16, 2014 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
The price tag for the long-discussed expansion of Philadelphia International Airport, including a controversial new runway, has grown to a total $7.47 billion - more than $1 billion above the last estimate. CH2M Hill, the Denver-based engineering and construction firm hired by the city to lead the project-management team, recalculated the numbers based on 2013 dollars. The old tab, $6.4 billion, was based on 2010 financial data. The Federal Aviation Administration's original estimate was $5.2 billion in 2005.
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