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.
March 17, 1991 |
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.
March 23, 2004 |
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.
March 18, 1992 |
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.
August 18, 2016 |
The Philadelphia City Planning Commission on Tuesday authorized the acquisition of 20.8 acres adjacent to Philadelphia International Airport as part of the airport's long-range expansion plan. A multistory airport rental-car building is one possibility for the land, bounded by Island and Bartram Avenues and I-95 in Southwest Philadelphia. The city-owned Philadelphia airport's expansion plan includes lengthening two runways, replacing current rental-car surface lots with a consolidated rental-car center, and designing an automated "people mover" to transport passengers between terminals.
December 8, 1988 |
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.
December 22, 1988 |
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.
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.
January 1, 1987 |
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.
January 17, 2001 |
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.