A man tried to open an emergency exit on an American Airlines flight. Other passengers subdued him

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — An American Airlines flight was forced to make an emergency landing in New Mexico after a disruptive passenger allegedly tried to open an emergency exit door, authorities said. Albuquerque International Sunport officials said Flight 1219 to Chicago returned to the airport shortly after takeoff Tuesday afternoon “due to a disturbance in the … Read more

United flight from San Francisco to Boston diverted due to damage to one of its wings

FILE – The new logo for United Airlines is shown during a news conference in New York, Monday, May 3, 2010. United Airlines says a flight heading from San Francisco to Boston had to be diverted Monday, Feb. 19, 2024, after the plane suffered damage to one of its wings. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Small plane lands safely near Buffalo after rear door falls off mid-flight

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. — A small plane with two people aboard landed safely at Buffalo Niagara International Airport on Monday after its rear door fell off, police said. There were no reports of injuries or property damage on the ground, according to police in the Buffalo suburb of Cheektowaga. The private plane lost the door around … Read more

Small plane hits vehicle during emergency landing on southwest Florida interstate

NAPLES, Fla. — A small airplane collided with a vehicle as it made an emergency landing on Interstate 75 in southwest Florida on Friday afternoon, authorities said. The crash landing happened near the Pine Ridge Road exit in Collier County, just north of where the interstate heads east toward Fort Lauderdale along what is known … Read more

NTSB says bolts on Boeing jetliner were missing before a panel blew out in midflight last month

Bolts that helped secure a panel to the frame of a Boeing 737 Max 9 were missing before the panel blew off the Alaska Airlines plane last month, according to accident investigators. The National Transportation Safety Board issued a preliminary report on the Jan. 5 incident Tuesday. The report included a photo from Boeing, which … Read more

Boeing flags potential delays after supplier finds another problem with some 737 fuselages

Boeing reported another problem with fuselages on its 737 jets that might delay deliveries of about 50 aircraft in the latest quality gaff to plague the manufacturer. Boeing Commercial Airplanes CEO Stan Deal said in a letter to Boeing staff seen Monday that a worker at its supplier discovered misdrilled holes in fuselages. Spirit AeroSystems, … Read more