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Plane stopped from taking off at LAX

A plane was stopped from taking off from Los Angeles International Airport, and two men on board were taken into custody, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

Mexican federal police storms the plane, ends hijacking

MEXICO CITY – A jetliner from the beach resort of Cancun was briefly hijacked as it landed in Mexico City on Wednesday.

Tourist plane skids off runway

MANILA — A plane carrying 32 people from the Philippines resort island of Boracay skidded off the runway after landing at Manila's main international airport on Sunday, officials said.

Plane carrying 13 missing over Papua New Guinea, feared to have...

PORT MORESBY — A small passenger plane carrying 13 people including nine Australians went missing over Papua New Guinea Tuesday and was feared to have crashed, the airline and Australian officials s

Airline holds passengers on board for 6 hours

MINNEAPOLIS – Forty-seven passengers were forced to sit in a cramped, smelly plane on an airport tarmac for six hours after their flight was diverted because of bad weather.

Bangkok Airways adds extra flights due to plane crash

After Bangkok Airways flight PG-266 from Krabi to Koh Samui (Thailand), skidded off the runway at Koh Samui and collided with an old unused control tower at around 14:30 local, the airline expects to

Qantas jet loses air pressure, forced to turn back

SYDNEY – A Qantas jet flying from New Zealand to Australia was forced to turn around when the cabin started to lose air pressure, the airline said in a statement.

Aria Airlines plane crash in Iran kills 17

Passenger plane, Aria Airlines Flight 1525, caught on fire while landing in Mashhad, Iran, skidded off the runway, and smashed into a wall that shredded the cockpit.

Four Tu-154s crashed in Iran the last 16 years. How safe...

MOSCOW – The Iranian plane that crashed near Tehran Wednesday, reportedly killing all 168 people on board, was an aging, Russian-built Tupolev Tu-154.

Historic Ju-52 offers flights to tourists

In the 1930s, "Auntie Ju" was considered the absolute pinnacle of airliners—comfortable, reliable, even beautiful, despite its strange warehouse-like corrugated aluminum skin.

Emergency landing forced by the smell of smoke

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - The smell of smoke forced a Spirit Airlines Airbus A319 en route from Chicago to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to make an emergency landing, the airline said.

Yemenia plane with 150 on board crashes off Comoros

MORONI – An airliner with 150 people on board belonging to Yemeni state carrier Yemenia crashed in the Indian Ocean archipelago of Comoros Tuesday, a senior government official said.

Delta Airlines Boeing 757 makes emergency landing in southern California

A Delta Airlines plane had to make an emergency landing in southern California Tuesday night after an engine had to be shutdown.

Terrified tourists refuse to become human ballast on the plane

PALMA, Spain - Tourists refused to board a plane on Spain's Majorca island after being told to sit in the back "to help balance the jet," The Daily Mail reported Tuesday.

Air France flight missing

SAO PAULO, Brazil – An Air France jet carrying 228 people from Rio de Janeiro to Paris is missing after running into lightning and strong thunderstorms over the Atlantic Ocean, officials said Monday

Boeing 787 advancing toward test flight by July 1

EVERETT, Wash. - The first Boeing 787 is in the final stages of production and should be ready as planned for the long-delayed first test flight before July 1, Boeing Co. officials say.

Boeing 737 crashes in Congo

A Boeing 737 crashed in Democratic Republic of Congo about 200 km from Kinshasa, a government official said.

Swiss International Air Lines takes delivery of its first A330

Swiss takes delivery of its first A330 A "first class" aircraft for a "first class" airline.

Saipan man sentenced for urinating on fellow airline passenger

Federal Court judge Leslie Kobayashi yesterday sentenced a 28-year-old man from Saipan to 21 days in prison for assaulting a fellow passenger on a flight from Los Angeles to Honolulu.

Israeli jets scramble to escort Delta flight

JERUSALEM – Israeli fighter jets were scrambled to escort a Delta Air Lines plane flying from New York to Tel Aviv after the pilot activated a hijacking alert by mistake.

Airline worker flies New York to Boston in baggage hold

BOSTON — A JetBlue employee says he took a free flight from New York to Boston — after falling asleep in a plane's cargo bin.

Indonesian passenger jet makes emergency landing

JAKARTA, Indonesia — An Indonesian passenger jetliner made an emergency landing Monday after encountering engine failure while flying at 2,000 feet (600 meters), airline official said.

Flight lands safely in New Orleans after bird hit

KENNER, La. — A Delta Air Lines plane has landed safely in New Orleans after striking a bird shortly after takeoff.

Runway debris may have caused jet engine failure

Runway debris may have been sucked into the engine of an American Airlines flight that suffered engine failure and caused metal to rain on a Queens neighborhood Wednesday, an airline spokesman said.

Emirates airline still believes in superjumbo

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Emirates, the biggest customer for Airbus' A380 "superjumbo," said Sunday it recently outlined a range of reliability issues about the double-decker plane but still has

American Airlines plane makes emergency NY landing

NEW YORK – An American Airlines passenger plane made a safe emergency landing Wednesday after an engine failed, sending shards of metal into housing below, aviation officials said.

Air accident in Entebbe raises more questions about Soviet-era aircraft

An Iljushin 76 crashed shortly after taking off this morning from Entebbe for the Somali capital of Mogadishu, carrying 11 crew and African Union contingent personnel.

Hurried man jumps from plane just after DFW landing

In an apparent rush to get to his destination, an impatient airline passenger opened the cabin door shortly after landing and jumped off the plane.

Southwest Airlines criticized for promotion of magazine’s swimsuit edition

Some Southwest Airlines customers are fuming that a new airplane paint job has turned the family vacation into an adults-only affair.