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Blown Tires Stop Takeoff At LAX

A pair of tires blew out on an Aeromexico jetliner carrying 129 passengers and six crew members as it was getting ready to take off from the Los Angeles airport, forcing the pilot to stop the plane but causing no injuries.



Spirit Of Tuskegee Airmen Has Sacramento Teens Flying High

Former Air Force pilot Karim Watson—along with a network of pilots, air traffic controllers and parents—are trying to make an impact on at-risk kids by exposing them to aviation.


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Plane Makes Hard Landing In Hollister; 1 Injured

A pilot has been injured after a single-engine plane lost engine power and made a hard landing in central California.


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Airplane Crashes Into Fresno yard, Killing 2 People On Board

A single-engine aircraft crashed in the front yard of a home in Central California on Thursday, killing two people on board.


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FAA Eases Restrictions On Use Of Portable Electronic Devices On Flights

If you like to use your wireless devices to stay connected while you fly, the skies are about to become a little more friendly.


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Small Plane Flying To Sacramento Crashes 35 Miles Outside Fresno

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor said search crews on Thursday found the wreckage of a Piper PA28 in the Sierra Nevada mountains about 35 miles north-northeast of Fresno.


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Instructor Lands Small Plane On San Jose Highway

The Bellanca Citabria took off from a San Jose airport just before 8 a.m., but the pilot soon notified air traffic controllers that he needed to go back, Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Laura Brown said.


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Pilot In SF Crash Had Little Experience With 777s

The pilot at the controls of an Asiana plane that crash landed was guiding a Boeing 777 into the San Francisco airport for the first time, and tried but failed to abort the landing after coming in too slow to set down safely, aviation and airline officials said Sunday.


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Pilots Faced Challenges Landing In San Francisco

San Francisco International Airport, with its tightly spaced runways that extend right up to the water, requires more skill for landing than most of the nation’s big airports, experienced airline pilots say.


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Domestic, International Flights Diverted To Sacramento Following SF Plane Crash

Additional staff was brought in to help accommodate the more than 1,000 passengers that were diverted to Sacramento International Airport after the plane crash in San Francisco.


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Experts: Boeing 777 Has ‘Fantastic’ Safety Record

The crash of an Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 in San Francisco on Saturday is only the second major accident for the twin-engine, wide-bodied jet in the 18 years the model has been in service, aviation safety expert said.


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Official: 2 Dead, 1 Remains Unaccounted For In San Francisco Plane Crash

An Asiana Airlines flight crashed while landing at San Francisco International Airport on Saturday, killing at least two people, injuring dozens of others and forcing passengers to jump down the emergency inflatable slides to safety as flames tore through the plane.