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September 19, 1987 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, Inquirer Staff Writer
A USAir jet heading from New Orleans to Philadelphia was slammed by turbulence near Philadelphia International Airport yesterday evening, and five passengers and two flight attendants were taken to hospitals with injuries. One of the flight attendants was listed in serious condition last night. "Passengers were bounced around," said airline spokesman David Shipley. Shipley said that several other passengers may have been slightly injured but did not seek hospital treatment.
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March 24, 1987 | By JOSEPH GRACE, Daily News Staff Writer
A Mexicana Airlines pilot attempted to warn his English-speaking passengers of severe turbulence moments before his Philadelphia-bound superjet abruptly dipped yesterday, but he spoke in Spanish and they couldn't understand him. As it was, the warning came late, and the pilot hadn't even finished it when the plane dropped, said John and Veronica Polgar, of Bath, Pa., after arriving at Philadelphia International Airport this morning. "I thought we were dropping out of the sky," said Veronica Polgar, 39. Her white sweater bore the yellow stains of a chicken entree that had struck her as it flew around the cabin.
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May 7, 2014 | BY JASON NARK, Daily News Staff Writer narkj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5916
THERE'S THE turbulence you think you know, the general bumpiness on a flight that makes you look up, briefly, from the latest contraption in SkyMall magazine. Then there's the kind of turbulence that tossed around Sunday afternoon's US Airways flight from Philadelphia to Orlando, where the flight attendants' feet, along with cellphones and children's shoes, are launched a few feet off the floor. Passengers on Flight 735 have a new understanding of turbulence after four of them and two crew members were injured and taken back to Philadelphia.
NEWS
May 16, 1988 | Daily News Wire Services
Twenty-four people were injured when air turbulence caused a 747 jumbo jet to plunge hundreds of feet within a few seconds. Qantas Flight 4, en route from San Francisco ran into turbulence about five hours outside Sydney yesterday. A spokesman for the Australian airline said that the Bureau of Air Safety was investigating the incident in which those not wearing seat belts in the airliner were "thrown about. " Most of the 172 passengers were Australians returning home. "The plane just dropped and we just flew to the ceiling.
NEWS
May 6, 2014 | By Ben Finley, Inquirer Staff Writer
PHILADELPHIA As the plane plummeted, Mark Pensiero said he felt his seat drop and his body press up against the seat belt. Gravity seemed to lose its grasp on the 58-year-old Burlington County man. The Orlando-bound Airbus rocked violently from side to side. "For a couple seconds there, nobody was controlling that airplane," he said. "It was doing what it wanted to do. " The turbulence lasted five seconds, maybe 10, Sunday night. But six people - four passengers and two flight attendants - reported injuries, leading the captain to turn the plane back to Philadelphia, U.S. Airways said.
NEWS
November 15, 2001 | By Maureen Fan, Bryon Okada and Seth Borenstein INQUIRER WASHINGTON BUREAU
Investigators probing the crash of American Airlines Flight 587 speculated that the crash may have been caused by turbulence from a 747 jumbo jet that took off earlier. Standard protocol says there should be at least two minutes between takeoffs. But the chairwoman of the National Transportation Safety Board said it appeared there was less than that between Flight 587 and the Japan Air Lines Boeing 747 that left from the same runway at John F. Kennedy International Airport on Monday.
NEWS
July 3, 1990 | BY DAVE BARRY
I was on a plane in Seattle, and I was feeling a touch nervous because that very morning, a plane was forced to make an emergency landing at that very airport, after a window blew out at 14,000 feet and a passenger almost got sucked out of the plane head-first. This is the kind of thing that the flight attendants never mention during the Preflight Safety Demonstration, although maybe they should. I bet they could put on a very impressive demonstration using an industrial vacuum cleaner and a Barbie doll, and we passengers would never take our seat belts off, even when the plane landed.
NEWS
November 17, 1997 | By Jeffrey Fleishman, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
For years a wayward spendthrift, Italy is on the road to reform and is quite giddy about its prospects of joining a new Europe. From Fiat factories to fashion runways, everyone's talking "the euro. " "The most important benefit of the euro will be economic stabilization," said Sen. Antonio Enrico Morando. "We are a country where the economy has always been turbulent. We've had 55 governments since World War II. We've always had a gigantic public debt. The euro will force stability, and for Italians, that is like a dream.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 10, 1997 | By Desmond Ryan, INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
Since Turbulence features a serial killer who dispatches his guards and takes over a jumbo jet bound from New York to Los Angeles, it's a pretty safe bet that it won't ever show up as your in-flight movie. And that's a good reason to book as many trips as possible and build up those frequent flier mileage points. Turbulence guarantees itself a bumpy ride long before the commandeered Boeing 747 flies into severe weather with both the pilot and co-pilot dead. Movies featuring skyborne disaster fly in the long shadow cast by Airplane!
NEWS
January 10, 1997 | by Gary Thompson, Daily News Movie Critic
"Turbulence" is one of the worst movies ever made. An idiotic attempt to combine two genres - the hider-in-the-house horror movie and the disaster picture about the stewardess who has to land the plane. So, in "Turbulence," you wind up with flight attendant Lauren Holly, locked in the cockpit, trying to pilot a 747 while escaped psycho Ray Liotta terrorizes her from first-class. Liotta's character avails himself of complimentary champagne, and attempts to lure the flight attendant out of the cabin by setting a fire.
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July 28, 2016 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, Staff Writer
Emma Sanders was late to the Mississippi delegation's breakfast Tuesday, almost skipped it altogether, the exhausting first night of the Democratic National Convention having taken its toll on the great-grandmother. But when she finally arrived, she was in fine spirits, ready to talk about the momentous time in Atlantic City, when she was a Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party delegate. It has been 52 years. The 1964 convention in Boardwalk Hall was the last time the Democratic Party held its national gathering in the area, and the bad reviews that came out of Atlantic City were a punch to the gut for the resort.
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May 7, 2014 | BY JASON NARK, Daily News Staff Writer narkj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5916
THERE'S THE turbulence you think you know, the general bumpiness on a flight that makes you look up, briefly, from the latest contraption in SkyMall magazine. Then there's the kind of turbulence that tossed around Sunday afternoon's US Airways flight from Philadelphia to Orlando, where the flight attendants' feet, along with cellphones and children's shoes, are launched a few feet off the floor. Passengers on Flight 735 have a new understanding of turbulence after four of them and two crew members were injured and taken back to Philadelphia.
NEWS
May 6, 2014 | By Ben Finley, Inquirer Staff Writer
PHILADELPHIA As the plane plummeted, Mark Pensiero said he felt his seat drop and his body press up against the seat belt. Gravity seemed to lose its grasp on the 58-year-old Burlington County man. The Orlando-bound Airbus rocked violently from side to side. "For a couple seconds there, nobody was controlling that airplane," he said. "It was doing what it wanted to do. " The turbulence lasted five seconds, maybe 10, Sunday night. But six people - four passengers and two flight attendants - reported injuries, leading the captain to turn the plane back to Philadelphia, U.S. Airways said.
NEWS
June 21, 2013 | By Anthony Lame, For The Inquirer
Sam Katz believes Philadelphians need to know "who they are and how they got to where they are today" as they work to shape their city's future. Katz, who ran unsuccessfully for mayor three times, has spent the last 10 years documenting the city's history in a series of films under the heading Philadelphia: The Great Experiment . At 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 6ABC will broadcast episode four, "The Fight: 1965-1978," chronicling some of the city's...
NEWS
June 14, 2013 | BY CHUCK DARROW, Daily News Staff Writer darrowc@phillynews.com, 215-313-3134
YOU CAN make the argument that any year between 1963 and 1969 was pivotal in our nation's history. For instance, '63 saw the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.-led march on Washington and, of course, the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The Beatles arrived (and "American Bandstand" left Philly for Hollywood) in 1964, '65 marked the beginning of years of race riots and '69 included Woodstock and the Apollo 11 moon landing. But for sheer breadth and scope of epochal events - not to mention horror - 1968 has no rival.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 29, 2013 | By Wendy Rosenfield, For The Inquirer
The flight of the swingin' '60s French farce Boeing Boeing - which had its English-language premiere in 1962, and was filmed with Jerry Lewis and Tony Curtis - hasn't exactly been nonstop, but in recent years it sure has picked up speed. Now it's landed at Delaware Theatre Company, preceded by a 2009 production at Ambler's Act II Playhouse, and, before that, award-winning revivals on Broadway and the West End. So what makes this bachelor fantasy, with its carousel of international air hostesses, so right for right now?
BUSINESS
October 14, 2012 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
Airlines are expected to post solid profits for the third quarter, with fuel prices edging lower. But analysts said they foresee that the industry could hit turbulence the last three months of the year, with business travel bookings softening as companies scale back because of the uncertain economy. Earnings reports will begin next week, with American Airlines reporting on Wednesday and Southwest Airlines Co. on Thursday. "We expect the nine major U.S. airlines to produce a solid third quarter," analyst Ray Neidl of Maxim Group L.L.C.
BUSINESS
August 7, 2012 | By Pallavi Gogoi, Associated Press
NEW YORK - U.S. stocks edged higher on a day marked by uncharacteristic quiet after a turbulent week. In the absence of major economic news, stocks were riding a tailwind of optimism from the U.S. job numbers released last week and hope for more action by European authorities to address that region's debt crisis. On Monday, beleaguered stock trading company Knight Capital Group said it had lined up $400 million in financing that would allow the firm to continue to operate. Knight was fighting for survival after a disastrous software glitch in its systems sent the trading of dozens of stocks into chaos last week.
NEWS
March 27, 2012
The plan to expand Philadelphia International Airport hasn't been cleared for take-off yet, but further talks between Mayor Nutter and major-player US Airways offer welcome, renewed hope. Officially, the mayor and the airlines remain on opposite sides of the key issue of whether the airlines should be required to fund a costly new runway that the city insists is needed to ease delays, especially in bad weather. US Airways chief executive Doug Parker, who last week made a second trip to Philadelphia to meet with Nutter, contends that officials at the city-owned airport eventually will be convinced the $3 billion runway should wait.
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February 5, 2012 | By Karel Janicek, Associated Press
BRNO, Czech Republic - It was completed in 1930, a Modernist masterpiece by legendary German architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. But Villa Tugendhat's early history was rocked by the turbulence of the 20th century: The Nazis seized it, then came World War II bombardments that smashed its windows. When the Soviet troops liberated Czechoslovakia, living space became a large stable. It has languished in disrepair ever since. Now, a two-year, $9 million renovation is almost complete.
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