| Dec 29, 2013
| 3:50 PM
Two people were injured Sunday afternoon when their small plane missed a landing at Whiteman Airport in Pacoima, struck a building and crashed into a nearby used-car lot, officials said.
The single-engine Cessna 172 was trying to land at the airport...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 8:23 PM
NEW YORK — First terrapin turtles. Now snowy owls. Humans are not the only species flocking to airports this holiday season.
At least five times in the last two weeks, airliners at John F. Kennedy, LaGuardia and Newark Liberty airports have been...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 9:22 PM
A single-engine Cessna airplane crashed Thursday evening in the frontyard of a Fresno home, killing two people on board including a young boy, authorities said.
Fresno Fire Department spokesman Koby Johns told the Associated Press that the plane hit a...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 11:49 AM
WASHINGTON -- With the proposed Los Angeles Residential Helicopter Noise Relief Act unable to get off the ground in Congress, a group of lawmakers is turning to Plan B to try to nudge the Federal Aviation Administration to act more aggressively to...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 2:29 PM
Is the great airplane cellphone scare already over?
The backlash provoked by the Federal Communications Commission's plan to lift its ban on cellphone use on airplanes has won two high-profile adherents -- the CEOs of Southwest and Delta, who both...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 5:46 PM
A single-engine plane with two people on board made a forced landing Wednesday afternoon in a field in Pacoima, but no injuries were reported, officials said.
Preliminary information indicates that the Piper PA32 lost power after taking off from...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 9:53 AM
Speaking as someone who's been known to whap a neighboring audience member with a rolled-up concert program for continuing to talk after the conductor has stepped up to the podium, I must say that the Federal Communication Commission's decision to...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 8:10 PM
The Federal Communications Commission took a key step toward allowing cellphone calls on planes, but other government officials don't expect travelers will be chatting from 35,000 feet any time soon.
Commissioners voted 3 to 2 on Thursday to allow...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 8:03 PM
Federal safety officials will hold an investigative hearing starting Tuesday to explore the Asiana Airlines crash in San Francisco that killed three passengers and injured more than 180 in July.
On Tuesday and Wednesday in Washington, the National...
| Sep 15, 2013
One in an occasional series on the changing nature of work.
Long ago — I'm talking in the 1960s — "stewardesses" were taught how to walk up stairs in heels and how to blow out a match after lighting a passenger's cigarette. They were...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 2:47 PM
Federal aviation officials are investigating why the pilot of a small plane made an emergency hard landing Thursday at a park surrounded by single-family homes in Northern California.
The single-engine craft was found on its belly in a soccer field in...