There are plenty of things on the earth that could handle a plane — fields, waterways, anywhere without people — roads being a pretty close choice after an actual runway. It just so happens that one of Chicago’s busiest byways turned into a runway early Sunday morning when a pilot had to make use of Lakeshore Drive in an emergency landing situation. [More]
Boston’s Logan Airport was the scene of an airplane accident Thursday. As a Delta 767 taxied for its departure for Amsterdam, its left wing clipped the tail of a small regional jet. One person complained of neck pain and was taken to the hospital. [More]
78 turtles ambled out of Jamaica Bay on Wednesday to make sweet, sweet love all over one New York City’s busiest runways. It took Port Authority workers 35 minutes to shut down the impromptu nightclub, but the damage was done and travelers at J.F.K. experienced delays of up to an hour and a half.
The government is fed up with airlines whose crappy service and delayed flights incite passenger revolts. According to officials, “we will severely punish airlines which experience aircraft occupations and other incidents as a result of service reasons which originate with the airline.” Sounds great, right?