CHICAGO — Decades after American Airlines Flight 191 crashed moments after taking off from Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, it remains the deadliest aviation accident in U.S. history. The DC-10 was destined for Los Angeles when it lost one of its engines on May 25, 1979, killing 273 people, including all 271 people onboard and two others on the ground. More lives were lost in the Sept. 11 airplane crashes, but those crashes are classified as acts of terrorism, not accidents. Reporter Marc Wilson covered the Chicago crash for The Associated Press. In a first-person account published about a week later, he described the burning debris and seeing policemen throw up, priests recoil from the touch of superheated bodies and the first body bags being loaded onto trucks to be taken to a temporary airport morgue. "More body bags were used than there were bodies," Wilson wrote, adding that he dreamed for the three nights after the accident that he was aboard the plane. The AP is … [Read more...] about AP WAS THERE: 1979 Chicago American Airlines crash kills 273
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(Reuters) - American Airlines Group Inc cut its 2019 profit forecast on Friday, saying it expected to take a $350 million (£271 million) hit from the grounding of Boeing's 737 MAX planes after cancelling 1,200 flights in the first quarter. Shares of American Airlines, which owns the second largest fleet of the grounded Boeing aircraft in the United States, were down 3.9 percent at $32.1 in premarket trading. The No. 1 U.S. airline by passenger traffic said it now expects its 2019 adjusted profit to be between $4.00 per share and $6.00 per share, from a previous forecast of between $5.50 per share and $7.50 per share. Analysts on average had expected 2019 earnings of $5.63 per share, according to Refinitiv data. The company expects fuel expenses for the year to be about $650 million higher than it's earlier forecast, citing a recent run-up in oil prices. The worldwide grounding of Boeing Co's fuel-efficient, single-aisle workhorse after two fatal crashes is biting into U.S. … [Read more...] about American Airlines to take $350 million hit from 737 MAX groundings
A roundup of the week's airline route news Chris McGinnis Updated 7:51 am PST, Saturday, January 26, 2019 JetSuiteX is adding special "almost private" flights from Oakland to the Coachella festival in April- but they are not cheap! JetSuiteX is adding special "almost private" flights from Oakland to the Coachella festival in April- but they are not cheap! Photo: JetSuiteX Photo: JetSuiteX Image 1 of / 79 Caption Close Image 1 of 79 JetSuiteX is adding special "almost private" flights from Oakland to the Coachella festival in April- but they are not cheap! JetSuiteX is adding special "almost private" flights from Oakland to the Coachella festival in April- but they are not cheap! Photo: JetSuiteX Routes: Getting … [Read more...] about Routes: Getting to Coachella, Super Bowl flying, Southwest MEX, Hawaii flights, Paine Field + more
Officials move an engine recovered from the crashed Lion Air jet for further investigation in Jakarta, Indonesia, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018. The brand new Boeing 737 MAX 8 jet plunged into the Java Sea just minutes after takeoff from Jakarta early on Oct. 29, killing all of its passengers on board. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim) JAKARTA, Indonesia — Faulty equipment and Indonesian carrier Lion Air’s own safety failures had pilots fighting for control of their Boeing 737 MAX 8 as it plunged into the Java Sea on Oct. 28, killing all 189 people aboard, investigators said Wednesday. Briefing reporters on the aircraft’s black box data, the investigators said they were still struggling to understand why the plane crashed but they cited multiple factors centered on faulty sensors and an automatic safety system that repeatedly forced the plane’s nose down despite the pilots’ efforts to correct the problem. Based on the slew of problems with the aircraft beforehand, they … [Read more...] about Indonesian airline’s safety measures blamed for deady crash
close Video 2018 midterms: Debunking popular voting myths A look at five popular voting myths and an explanation of why they are not true. **Want FOX News Halftime Report in your inbox every day? Sign up here.**On the roster: What did the polls miss in 2018 Senate contests? - Fox News voter analysis to give new insights into midterm results - Kemp bails on final Georgia governor debate - The Judge’s Ruling: What Trump needs to be successful - That must have been quite the alcohol blanketWHAT DID THE POLLS MISS IN 2018 SENATE CONTESTS? wrong. But by how much and in what directions?right. THE RULEBOOK: GET ‘ER DONEJames Madison, Federalist No. 38TIME OUT: NO CHERRY TREES WERE HARMEDSmithsonian: “Long before George Washington moved into Mount Vernon, a Native American roaming the lands that would later become the first president’s estate lost a prized belonging: a three-inch wide, seven inch-long, carefully crafted stone axe … [Read more...] about What did the polls miss in 2018 Senate contests?