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  • LOS ANGELES— When a man battles Darth Vader, Nazis and other evil-doers for work, what does he do for fun? Ford, 72, who as dashing archaeologist Jones battled Hitler's henchmen in the World War II-set "Raiders of the Lost Ark," was flying a vintage plane of that era when it lost engine power shortly after takeoff from Santa Monica Municipal Airport.

  • Here are some other accidents involving planes taking off from or landing at the airport, which is tucked along the East River and Flushing Bay:. —1994: A Continental Airlines jet skidded into rocks at the edge of Flushing Bay after the pilots aborted a takeoff during a snowstorm. —1993: A Continental Airlines jet skidded off a runway during takeoff in a snowstorm,...

  • NEW YORK'S LAGUARDIA AIRPORT CLOSED DUE TO "AIRCRAFT INCIDENT," FAA SAYS AFTER PLANE SKIDS OFF RUNWAY.

  • NEW YORK— A Delta plane from Atlanta skidded off a runway at LaGuardia Airport while landing during a snowstorm Thursday and crashed through a chain-link fence, its nose coming to rest perilously close to the icy waters of a bay. The nose was leaning on a berm that separates the runway from Flushing Bay. "If we wouldn't have hit the snowbank, we'd be in the water right...

  • DENVER— First, smoke was reported on an American Airlines flight after landing in Denver. The plane, operated by U.S. Airways, was taxiing to the gate after arriving from Charlotte, North Carolina, when smoke was reported just before noon Wednesday, airport spokeswoman Mindy Crane said. The captain ordered that the chutes be activated, and those aboard slid to...

  • Airlines canceling large number of flights for Thursday Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 7:04 PM ET

    The patience of thousands of airline travelers will be tested again Thursday by a winter storm stretching from Texas to southern New England. Airlines canceled more than 1,800 U.S. flights scheduled for Thursday after scrubbing nearly 1,700 through early evening on Wednesday, according to tracking service FlightAware.com. The airports likely to be hit...

  • Md. approves spending $105 million on airport upgrades Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 5:18 PM ET

    LINTHICUM, Md.— Maryland officials have approved spending $105 million on upgrades to Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport to accommodate more international flights. The money will go toward creating a new security checkpoint, building a new connector between two concourses and adding two new gates to support international...

  • SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb.— The Scottsbluff airport has joined airports in Kearney and North Platte in recommending new, one-year agreements with Great Lakes Airlines for government-subsidized flights. All three airports had initially selected Beachwood, Ohio- based Aerodynamics Inc., but in January the Transportation Department said Aerodynamics did not...

  • ATLANTA— Georgia lawmakers may eliminate a tax break for airlines buying jet fuel at the world's busiest airport, setting up a face-off with one of the state's largest employers, Atlanta- based Delta Airlines. Earl Ehrhart would remove the break for all airlines, updating his original proposal to end only Delta's. Ehrhart still bristled this week at the...

  • DALLAS— Freezing rain that coated parts of Texas and Oklahoma for the second consecutive day left highways slick and forced the cancellation of another 1,000 flights Saturday at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, one of the nation's biggest airline hubs. The Saturday chaos was on top of about 600 flights nixed Friday, forcing about 5,000 travelers to...

  • JOHNSTOWN, Pa.— A Toronto- bound jet with 35 people aboard has landed safely at a Pennsylvania airport after smoke from a shorted-out cabin light prompted the captain to declare an emergency. Flight 7316 left Raleigh-Durham International Airport in Morrisville, North Carolina around 11:15 a.m. and was due at Toronto Pearson International Airport just after...

  • NEWARK, N.J.— Police at Newark Liberty International Airport are being credited with reviving an elderly man who was suffering from heart problems. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says four of its officers and two supervisors combined to help the 74- year-old Magnolia, Texas man on Thursday. The man then began breathing on his own and was conscious...

  • The Senate Energy Committee approved a bill Thursday by Senate President Pro Tem Brian Bingman, R- Sapulpa, to require planning for when wind farms are decommissioned and set minimum distances from places like schools or airports. Some of those concerns were aired during a House committee meeting this week that touched on plans for the construction of a major...

  • Flights again affected as Mexican volcano spews ash Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 11:30 AM ET

    MEXICO CITY— The Popocatepetl volcano east of Mexico City has been spewing ash into the sky, forcing cancellation of flights at the nearby Puebla International Airport for a second consecutive day. The government's airport oversight agency says through its Twitter account Thursday that flights to Monterrey, Houston, Guadalajara, as well as inbound flights...

  • Thai Airways plane hits turbulence, 11 on board injured Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 8:33 AM ET

    BANGKOK— A Thai Airways plane hit severe turbulence over Thailand that injured 11 people Thursday, the airline said. The Airbus A340-600 landed safely at its destination, Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi International Airport, according to airline President Jarumporn Chotikasathein. The extent of their injuries was unclear, and Thai Airways has not specified the...

  • Is Singapore getting airport crazy? Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 11:32 PM ET
    Singapore's Changi Airport

    Singapore is budgeting $3 billion for a fifth airport terminal before the fourth is even completed, but it isn't clear the travelers will come.

  • LoungeBuddy raises cash, benefits from airport delays Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 12:35 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 24- LoungeBuddy, a business that allows travelers short-term access to airport lounges, said on Tuesday it had raised $3 million in venture capital, bringing the company's valuation to $18 million. Founders Fund, the venture firm founded by PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel, led the latest round in raising cash but will not take a board seat,...

  • Plane slips off taxiway at DFW after ice storm Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 8:31 AM ET
    A passenger leaves an American Airlines plane after it skid off a taxiway at Dallas/Fort Worth International on Feb. 23, 2015.

    Officials are investigating why an American Airlines jet slid off a taxiway at the Dallas/Fort Worth International.

  • Obama: US security funding lapse will hit economy Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 3:27 AM ET

    President Barack Obama warned on Monday that a partial shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security would hurt the U.S. economy.

  • President Barack Obama warned on Monday that a partial shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security would suspend pay for more than 100,000 border patrol, port inspection and airport security agents. Homeland Security spending authority will expire at midnight on Friday unless Congress approves new funding. A new $39.7 billion budget for the...