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Direct Air Suspends Operations
Direct Air announced today on its web site it will suspend flight operations until May 15. The airline began cancelling flights on Monday. The carrier serves 17 cities in the Midwest, East and South. The timing of the announcement is sure to affect spring breakers; several...
Jet metal fatigue a rare risk
There's little more terrifying for an airline passenger than to be rocked by an explosion, see daylight stream through a gaping hole in the roof of the plane and hear the roar of a 500-mph wind. That's what 118 passengers experienced Friday on a Southwest Airlines jet that suffered an explosive
Millimeters of Aluminum Separate Airplane Passengers From Open Sky
In the middle of the California Mojave desert , engineers cut through the aluminum roof an old plane in an airplane graveyard. Many of the planes here are used in safety tests as engineers search for ways to make planes safer and more durable. On top of a Boeing 737 , similar to the one that was
Cracked Planes a Widespread Problem?
Joining us now is ABC news aviation consultant John Nance and we heard one major officials say this is quote a major problem. Cracks appearing in planes in places we didn't even know were vulnerable to cracks. Well here's the major problem we had after 1988 of the a law accident where the top came
Southwest Airlines to Ground 79 Planes After Emergency Landing
Southwest Airlines is grounding 79 of its Boeing 737 planes after the ceiling of a flight out of Phoenix tore open in mid-air Friday, which prompted a sudden loss of cabin pressure, a rapid descent and an emergency landing at a military base in Yuma, Ariz. Southwest Airlines reported no customer
Feb. 24, 1989: Airplane Structural Failure
The hole in United flight 811 raises concern over metal fatigue on older planes.
Feb. 24, 1989: Flight 811 Rips Open
Nine people are sucked out of a United Airlines flight bound for New Zealand.
Hawaiian Airlines hires 100 workers, plans to add 170 more
Hawaiian Airlines said it will add 170 jobs by early next year to staff the first of its new Airbus A330-200 jets. Hawaiian also said that it has hired 100 aircraft mechanics, service representatives, ramp agents and maintenance workers in recent months in preparation for the ambitious expansion.
Southwest Plane Goes Under The Microscope
Investigators See No Clear Signs of Corrosion or Metal Weakness Around Hole