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Plane crash kills Des Moines, Iowa, businessman
Andrew V. PestanoDES MOINES, Iowa, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- The Lucas County Sheriff's Office in Iowa said businessman Scott Wolfswinkel died after the plane he was piloting crashed.
-1 points by UPI | United Press International International News Service News World Communications William Randolph Hearst Iowa Federal Aviation Administration Air traffic control Des Moines Iowa
Exploding Galaxy Note faces airline bans
The FAA 'strongly advises' travelers to keep their Galaxy Note 7s off, while Australian airlines ban them.         
4125 points by Arizona Republic | IPhone Mobile phone Qantas Airline IPod Touch Federal Aviation Administration Lithium-ion polymer battery Lithium
FAA 'strongly advises' passengers not to use Galaxy Note 7 in-flight
Andrew V. PestanoWASHINGTON, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- The FAA advised passengers not use the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 while flying following a recall over reports the phone has caught fire or exploded.
3 points by UPI | United Press International International News Service News World Communications William Randolph Hearst Federal Aviation Administration
FAA warns airline passengers not to use Samsung phone
The warning follows numerous reports of the devices catching fire        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Federal Aviation Administration Lithium-ion battery Airline International Civil Aviation Organization Qantas Lithium Battery Lithium battery
Samsung's exploding Galaxy Note faces airline bans
The FAA 'strongly advises' travelers to keep their Galaxy Note 7s off, while Australian airlines ban them.         
4125 points by Arizona Republic | IPhone Mobile phone Qantas Airline IPod Touch Federal Aviation Administration Lithium-ion polymer battery Lithium
Australian airlines ban use of Samsung Galaxy Note 7
Shawn PriceSYDNEY, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Australia's top airlines are banning any in-flight use of Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 after the phone's worldwide recall for catching fire.
9 points by UPI | United Press International International News Service News World Communications William Randolph Hearst Federal Aviation Administration Qantas
Officials think your Samsung phone may explode on a plane
WASHINGTON — U.S. aviation safety officials took the extraordinary step late Thursday of warning airline passengers not to turn on or charge a new-model Samsung smartphone during flights following numerous reports of the devices catching fire. The Federal Aviation Administration also warned passengers not to put the Galaxy Note 7 phones in their checked bags,...
117 points by New York Post | Lithium-ion battery Federal Aviation Administration Battery Lithium International Civil Aviation Organization Lithium battery Rechargeable battery Nanowire battery
Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 faces airline bans
The FAA 'strongly advises' travelers to keep their Galaxy Note 7s off, while Australian airlines ban them.         
4125 points by Arizona Republic | IPhone Mobile phone Qantas Airline IPod Touch Federal Aviation Administration Lithium-ion polymer battery Lithium
Google parent drones to test Chipotle burrito delivery — at Virginia Tech
Google parent Alphabet Inc. plans this month to use drones to deliver burritos to a small number of staff and students at Virginia Tech, a limited test of the tech giant's ambitious plans to quicken deliveries with unmanned aircraft.
44 points by The Denver Post | Chipotle Mexican Grill Federal Aviation Administration The Drones Burrito National Rural Health Association Massachusetts Institute of Technology Drone music San Francisco burrito
Chipotle will deliver burritos via drones
An offshoot of Google's parent company chose food as the cargo because of the challenges it presents — like temperature control.
4 points by Atlanta Journal Constitution | Federal Aviation Administration University Atlantic Coast Conference Unmanned aerial vehicle Campus Air safety Drone music Chipotle Mexican Grill
FAA warns airline passengers not to use new Samsung smartphone on plane
Aviation safety officials took the extraordinary step of warning airline passengers not to turn on or charge a new-model Samsung smartphone during flights following numerous reports of the devices catching fire. The Federal Aviation Administration issued the warning Thursday night, citing "recent...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Federal Aviation Administration Aircraft Air safety Mobile phone Air traffic control Airline National Transportation Safety Board The Extraordinary
FAA warns airline passengers not to use Samsung smartphones
Aviation safety officials took the extraordinary step of warning airline passengers not to turn on or charge a new-model Samsung smartphone during flights following numerous reports of the devices catching fire. The Federal Aviation Administration issued the warning Thursday night, citing "recent...
709 points by Los Angeles Times | Federal Aviation Administration Aircraft Air safety Mobile phone Air traffic control Airline Telephone The Extraordinary
FAA warns airline passengers not to use Samsung smartphone
Aviation safety officials took the extraordinary step of warning airline passengers not to turn on or charge a new-model Samsung smartphone during flights following numerous reports of the devices catching fire. WASHINGTON -- Aviation safety officials took the extraordinary step of warning airline passengers not to turn on or charge a new-model Samsung smartphone during flights following numerous reports of the devices catching fire. The Federal Aviation Administration issued the warning Thursday night, citing "recent incidents and concerns raised by Samsung about its Galaxy Note 7 devices." It is extremely unusual for the FAA to warn passengers about a specific product. Passengers were also urged not to put the phones in checked bags. Samsung recently stopped selling the phones and recalled more than 2 million of them after reports that the phones have spontaneously caught fire. In one case, a family in St. Petersburg, Florida, reported a Galaxy 7 phone left charging in their Jeep caught fire, destroying the vehicle.
17 points by The Plain Dealer | Federal Aviation Administration Geoff Tate Sound Telephone Report Federal Mobile phone September 11 attacks
At Las Vegas conference, drone operators envision next step
Commercial-drone operators have received the green light to make money using drones and to fly in specific areas — now they are hungry for more.
6 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Federal Aviation Administration Augmented reality Air traffic control Las Vegas metropolitan area Las Vegas Strip Unmanned aerial vehicle Drone music
Alphabet drones to deliver Chipotle burritos
Lucky students and employees on the Virginia Tech campus will get Chipotle delivered by drone.         
4656 points by Arizona Republic | Federal Aviation Administration Want WANT Unmanned aerial vehicle Ramen The Delivery Childbirth Flight
Chipotle drone delivery is happening, with help from Google's parent company
In what's sure to be a college student's dream come true, drones will soon be delivering burritos on the campus of Virginia Tech. The experimental service, to begin this month and last just a few weeks, is a test by Project Wing, a unit of Google's parent company Alphabet, Chipotle Mexican Grill...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Chipotle Mexican Grill Technology Federal Aviation Administration Flight Unmanned aerial vehicle Unmanned vehicle
Proposal for drones to fly over crowds in the works, FAA chief says at Las Vegas conference
The Federal Aviation Administration is planning a new proposal for unmanned aircraft to fly over crowds, the head of the FAA told a group in Las Vegas on Wednesday.
79 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Federal Aviation Administration Air traffic control Marion Blakey Air safety Drone music Las Vegas Las Vegas Strip
Pilot killed when plane crashes in suburban Atlanta
FAA spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen said that the aircraft went down east of Cobb County International Airport/McCollum Field.       
-1 points by USA Today | Fulton County Georgia National Transportation Safety Board Air safety Federal Aviation Administration Cessna Citation Atlanta Georgia Cessna Citation I
No case against Kentucky ‘drone slayer,’ judge says
A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against a Kentucky man who shot down a drone flying over his property and dubbed himself a “drone slayer.” The key issue in the case remains unresolved, however, and may move to a higher court venue. Read Full Article at RT.com
150 points by Russia Today | Law United States Supreme Court of the United States Appeal Law of the United States Federal Aviation Administration United States Congress Court
BWI neighbors form group in fight against plane noise
BWI-Marshall Airport neighbors and their political representatives met Tuesday with aviation authorities as they continued a bid to end lower flight paths that they say have created too much noise over their homes. "This is our opportunity to make something that works for us," said Lance Brasher...
-2 points by Baltimore Sun | Federal Aviation Administration Anne Arundel County Maryland Air traffic control Airline Civil aviation authorities Air safety The Neighbors Federal government of the United States
4 survive airplane crash in Berks Co.

-2 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Berks County Pennsylvania Abuse Federal Aviation Administration Bullying Airport Defamation Boyertown Area School District Chester County Pennsylvania
US fighter jets intercept unresponsive aircraft over Trump’s Florida resort
Two US F-15 jets have been scrambled to intercept an unresponsive plane that violated restricted airspace over President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. A sonic boom prompted a scare among locals who dialed 911 in panic, the air defense command said. Read Full Article at RT.com
1424 points by Russia Today | United States Air Force Palm Beach Florida Donald Trump North American Aerospace Defense Command Florida Federal Aviation Administration Air traffic control Air Force One
My Turn: Regulations are in place for a reason
One of the time-honored mantras of the Republican Party is their distaste for many government regulations. They claim that regulations choke freedom of expression, discourage creativity, impinge on personal liberties, and burden free enterprise with unnecessary costs that drive up the price of goods...
-2 points by Concord Monitor | Airline Regulation Federal Aviation Administration Airport Federal government of the United States Avianca Southwest Airlines Airlines
Couple charged with voyeurism for recording people with drone
A Utah couple who allegedly used a drone to secretly film people in their bedrooms and bathrooms have been charged with voyeurism.
118 points by Daily News | Federal Aviation Administration Utah Salt Lake City Police
No serious injuries as plane emergency-lands in Fontana
POMONA, Calif. (AP) - A small plane has made an emergency landing at the Southern California auto speedway but the pilot and passenger escaped with only minor injuries. Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor says the engine failed in the single-engine Beechcraft on Wednesday night when it had nearly reached ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | California San Bernardino County California Federal Aviation Administration Air safety Inland Empire Airport Southern California Sun Myung Moon
Harrison Ford's close call in another airplane mishap was unusual and troubling, experts say
Harrison Ford’s close call at John Wayne Airport on Monday — in which he mistakenly landed on a taxiway as an American Airlines jet was preparing for takeoff — could have easily ended in disaster, aviation experts said, adding that the actor is likely to face some type of disciplinary action. Air...
731 points by Los Angeles Times | Southwest Airlines Air safety Air traffic control Airport Air traffic controller Federal Aviation Administration Los Angeles International Airport Runway
Demotion of Cleveland airport whistleblower appears to have been in retaliation, OSHA finds
After a nearly two-year investigation, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued a preliminary finding that a Cleveland Hopkins airport employee appears to have been demoted in retaliation for blowing the whistle on runway snowplowing problems. CLEVELAND, Ohio – The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued a preliminary finding that a Cleveland Hopkins International Airport employee appears to have been demoted in retaliation for sounding the alarm on runway snowplowing problems and should be reinstated to his former position as airfield maintenance manager. In a letter this week to the city of Cleveland, OSHA Assistant Regional Administrator Mary Ann Howe wrote that the results of the agency's nearly two-year investigation suggest that Abdul-Malik Ali was warranted in blowing the whistle on a lack of de-icing chemicals and inadequate staffing on snow removal crews in recent winters. (Read the full letter in the document view below.) The letter goes on to say that Ali's demotion – the day after he met with an inspector from the Federal Aviation Administration to report the deficiencies – appears to be a form of retaliation for speaking out. That could constitute a violation of a federal law that protects employees from retaliation for reporting violations of FAA rules related to air carrier safety, the letter states. "The [city] has not demonstrated by clear and convincing evidence that it would have taken the same unfavorable personnel actions in the absence of Complainant's protected activities," the letter says. Howe emphasizes that the agency's findings are not yet final and said the city has 10 business days to provide additional evidence supporting its position. OSHA also invited the city to propose a settlement. A city spokesman declined to comment Wednesday, stating that the matter is the subject of pending litigation. Ali's complaint to the Department of Labor in 2015 states that in February of that year, he told FAA inspector Michael Stephens that his crews had been understaffed in violation of an agreement the airport had reached with the FAA three months earlier, spelling out how many field maintenance employees must be on duty to combat snow and ice. The following day, then-Airport Director Ricky Smith removed Ali from his 15-year post as manager of field maintenance. Ali said he was transferred to the job of "assistant to the deputy commissioner," instructed to clear out his office, moved to what he called a "mop closet" behind the cab booking stand on the terminal baggage level at Hopkins and given "make-work" assignments such as counting trashcans. The city responded by pointing out that Smith, at the time, was unaware of what Ali had told the FAA, and that Ali's conversation with the inspector was not the reason for his demotion. Instead, the city asserted, Smith reassigned Ali because of a long history of complaints that he was a poor manager and because of an incident – coincidentally on the day Ali spoke with the FAA inspector -- in which Ali was "too intoxicated to come into work during a snow event." Ali contends that he was off the clock at the time and was drinking a beer at home when he was ordered to return to the airport. The city called it the final straw that led to his transfer. In the following months, however, the FAA validated Ali's report of staffing shortages that led to runway snow and ice control problems. In September 2015, FAA officials sent the city notices of violations, listing dozens of dates when staffing at Hopkins fell far short of requirements, leaving inches of snow and ice uncleared from the taxiways and runways. Some of the most egregious infractions stemmed from a day in March of that year, when the airport's field maintenance crew was understaffed on all shifts -- with only four out of the required 18 maintenance operators working third shift -- despite a forecast calling for several inches of snow. As a result, snow and ice accumulated on runways, pilots refused to land, reporting poor braking conditions, and one taxiway went without anti-icing chemicals until well after midnight, the FAA found. The airport also failed to alert air carriers of the poor conditions and to deter planes from taxiing or landing on slick, hazardous surfaces, according to the FAA. The FAA proposed a civil penalty of $735,000. Last May, the city agreed to pay a $200,000 fine and pledged to improve its snow and ice control plan as part of a settlement with the agency. The city, however, has maintained that the incidents in question posed no risk to the flying public. While the FAA was investigating, Smith announced that he would be leaving the post he had held since 2006 to serve as the CEO and executive director of the Maryland Aviation Administration, responsible for overseeing public-use airports statewide. Ali's attorney, Subodh Chandra, said in an interview Wednesday that Ali feels vindicated by the findings of the FAA and OSHA. But he remains "hurt and baffled by the fact that no one presently in charge seems to be willing to do the right thing." "It is no shock that OSHA has determined that the city retaliated against Mr. Ali for reporting safety violations to the FAA," Chandra said. "But what remains shocking is the apparent continued unwillingness of the present airport administration and the mayor to take Mr. Ali out of the broom closet to which he was relegated and put him back in charge of keeping the traveling public safe. 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399 points by The Plain Dealer | Runway Southwest Airlines Airport Federal Aviation Administration Snow Delta Air Lines Airline Cleveland Hopkins International Airport
FAA to investigate Harrison Ford after potentially serious incident
Stephen FellerFeb. 14 (UPI) -- A plane piloted by Harrison Ford narrowly missed a commercial airliner while landing Monday in what FAA officials say could have been a serious accident.
32 points by UPI | Southwest Airlines Airport Airline Federal Aviation Administration Air safety Boeing 737 Douglas DC-3 Airliner
Harrison Ford's plane in airliner mishap

4204 points by CNN | Southwest Airlines Dow Jones Industrial Average Airport Air safety Dow Jones & Company Trademark Federal Aviation Administration National Transportation Safety Board
Report: Harrison Ford has jet run-in at Calif. airport
Ford, who was told to land on a runway, mistakenly landed on a parallel taxiway, passing over an American Airlines jet        
-2 points by The Detroit News | Southwest Airlines Orange County California Air traffic control Federal Aviation Administration Los Angeles International Airport Airport Airline Runway
Harrison Ford involved in close call at John Wayne Airport; FAA investigating
Actor and vintage plane buff Harrison Ford was involved in a close-call incident involving a 737 passenger jet at John Wayne Airport in Orange County on Monday, and the Federal Aviation Administration is investigating. FAA officials did not disclose the name of the pilot involved in the incident...
3790 points by Los Angeles Times | Air safety Southwest Airlines Air traffic control Federal Aviation Administration Airport Runway Santa Monica California Aviat
Report: Harrison Ford has jet run-in at California airport
BC-TV says actor Harrison Ford had a potentially serious run-in with an airliner at a Southern California airport. NBC reports that Ford, an experienced pilot, was told to land on a runway at John Wayne Airport in Orange County on Monday, but he mistakenly landed on a parallel taxiway, passing...
174 points by Chicago Tribune | Southwest Airlines Orange County California Airport Los Angeles International Airport Runway Air traffic control John Wayne Federal Aviation Administration
With legal action in hand, Howard County officials press federal agency to tackle airport noise
Howard County's Office of Law has begun early discussions to consider taking legal action against the Federal Aviation Administration over flight patterns that have airplanes flying at lower altitudes over neighborhoods in the county. Following months of frustrations and stalled talks with federal...
-2 points by Baltimore Sun | Anne Arundel County Maryland Maryland Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport Baltimore County Maryland Federal Aviation Administration Air traffic control Maryland Aviati
It isn't over yet: Aviation interests seek federal court review of deal to close Santa Monica Airport
The decades-long battle over the fate of Santa Monica Municipal Airport isn’t over. A group of aviation interests on Monday asked a federal appeals court to review a recent agreement between Santa Monica and the Federal Aviation Administration to shorten the runway immediately and close the embattled...
261 points by Los Angeles Times | Air safety Appeal Federal Aviation Administration Santa Monica Airport Santa Monica California Air traffic control Appellate court Chief executive officer
Trump shows interest in privatizing air traffic control
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump told airline and airport executives Thursday that he is interested in privatizing America’s air traffic control system and improving the nation’s airports and roads, which he called obsolete.
-2 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Southwest Airlines Federal Aviation Administration Air traffic control Airport Airline United Airlines Delta Air Lines Privatization
Can drones make it rain? Nevada officials upbeat on cloud-seeding prospects
Local drone officials say they expect to make major strides with cloud-seeding operations within the next few weeks.
26 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Air traffic control Federal Aviation Administration North Africa Africa Middle East Sub-Saharan Africa Air safety Alberto Santos-Dumont
Plane carrying 4 crashes in Elko, Nev.
A Federal Aviation Administration spokesman says a plane carrying four people crashed Friday evening in Elko, Nevada.  Allen Kenitzer says the Piper PA 31 airplane crashed under unknown circumstances.  An Elko cardiologist told the Elko Daily Free Press  that the plane was transporting a heart...
491 points by Los Angeles Times | Barrick Gold Federal Aviation Administration Petroleum United States Department of Transportation Air safety Newspaper Barack Obama Oil platform
Plane carrying 4 crashes, causing explosions near casino
ELKO, Nev. (AP) - A Federal Aviation Administration spokes says a plane carrying four people crashed Friday evening in Elko, Nevada. Allen Kenitzer says the Piper PA 31 airplane crashed under unknown circumstances. The Elko Daily Free Press reports (http://bit.ly/2g5Y32Q) that the plane crashed into the Barrick Gold Corp. parking ...
1 points by The Washington Times | Barrick Gold Federal Aviation Administration
Charges filed in drone incident over Center City
From a high-rise rooftop on the west side of the Schuylkill, a 20-year-old Drexel University student allegedly operated a flying camera drone recklessly all the way to the Ben Franklin Bridge and nearly collided with a police helicopter Wednesday evening.
-2 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Philadelphia Helicopter Unmanned aerial vehicle Benjamin Franklin Federal Aviation Administration Inspector Benjamin Franklin Bridge Unmanned aircraft system
Low on fuel, plane makes emergency landing on I-20
COVINGTON, Ga. (AP) - A small airplane had to make an emergency landing on Interstate 20 in Newton County after running out of gas. The Georgia Department of Transportation tells local media that the landing occurred around midnight Sunday near Mile Marker 95 between Covington and Social Circle. Covington-Newton County ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Washington D.C. Landing Land Newton County Georgia Federal Aviation Administration Interstate Highway System September 11 attacks Airport
3 dead after plane crashes into Nevada airport parking lot
A plane carrying three people has crashed at Reno-Tahoe International Airport, killing everyone on board, according to an airport spokesperson. Read Full Article at RT.com
83 points by Russia Today | National Transportation Safety Board Air safety Federal Aviation Administration Piper Cherokee Airport United States Department of Transportation Parking Parking lot
‘Turn off your Galaxy Note RIGHT NOW!’ Samsung and Feds urge power down of incendiary devices
A week after Samsung issued a recall of its latest smartphone, Galaxy Note 7, the South Korean manufacturer is now urging users to switch off their phones immediately, to avoid the risk of immediate battery combustion. Read Full Article at RT.com
795 points by Russia Today | Mobile phone Consumer Product Safety Commission Federal Aviation Administration Spontaneous human combustion Lithium Spontaneous combustion Combustion Battery
Samsung Urges Consumers to Stop Using Galaxy Note 7s After Battery Fires
The company issued a recall of 2.5 million phones this month and plans to provide devices with new batteries for some users starting Sept. 19.
-1 points by The New York Times | Mobile phone Consumer Product Safety Commission South Korea Federal Aviation Administration United States Airline Korea Korean War
Samsung urges customers to halt use of Galaxy Note 7
Smartphone maker calls on consumers to stop using faulty Galaxy Note 7s and exchange them as reports of fires continue.
1662 points by Al Jazeera English | South Korea Consumer Product Safety Commission Mobile phone Federal Aviation Administration Laptop Airline Samsung Electronics Electric charge
US tells consumers to stop using fire-prone Samsung phones
A US government safety agency on Friday urged all consumers to stop using Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones, which are prone to catch fire, and top airlines globally banned their use during flights.
3 points by | Qantas Airline Delta Air Lines Federal Aviation Administration Singapore Airlines Boeing 777 Oneworld Los Angeles International Airport
CPSC says you should stop using the Samsung Galaxy Note 7

2 points by Atlanta Journal Constitution | Mobile phone United States Consumer protection Lithium battery Business Lithium Rechargeable battery Federal Aviation Administration
FAA doesn't want Galaxy Note 7 phones on planes
The Federal Aviation Administration issued the warning because the phones can explode.
-1 points by Atlanta Journal Constitution | Singapore Airlines Federal Aviation Administration Airline Qantas British Airways
Galaxy Note 7 Owners Are Urged to Stop Using Their Phones
The warning came from Samsung and safety regulators. Dozens of the smartphones have caught fire or exploded in recent days, and a recall is underway.
3091 points by The New York Times | Consumer Product Safety Commission United States Federal Aviation Administration Mobile phone Laptop Lithium Rechargeable battery Lithium-ion battery
Stop using Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones and turn them off, federal safety agency says
If you have a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone, stop using it, federal safety regulators say. Samsung Electronics Co. halted sales of the phones last week after lithium-ion batteries in some of them exploded or caught fire, and on Friday, the U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission urged owners...
593 points by Los Angeles Times | Consumer Product Safety Commission Federal Aviation Administration Federal government of the United States Lithium Lithium-ion battery Samsung Group
Consumer agency says Galaxy Note 7 owners should stop using phones
Owners of Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd Galaxy Note 7 smartphones should stop using the devices and turn them off because of the threat of a battery fire, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said on Friday.
18 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Consumer Product Safety Commission Federal Aviation Administration United States Christmas Laptop Mobile phone Southwest Airlines Korean War