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Breaking News Emergency situation at Ben Gurion airport An emergency situation was declared at Ben Gurion Airport after a Continental Airlines 777 plane with over 200 passengers reported that smoke was coming out of the aircraft after takeoff. The
Boeing Co. says it booked orders for 20 new aircraft in the last week, although it lost a few, too...That jet is a workhorse and it dominates Boeing's order book. Customers also ordered five new 777s, a larger plane often used on longer flights...
The captain had a total of about 13,000 flight hours, including about 5,000 hours in 737 aircraft. The first officer, who was monitoring the takeoff from the cockpit's right seat, had 7,500 total hours flying, including about 1,500 in the 737, the
Continental Airlines on Wednesday became the first U.S. commercial carrier to conduct a demonstration flight powered in part by alternative fuels, though large-scale use of such fuel is forecast to be several years away. The Houston-based company,
jet skidded off the runway and caught fire late Saturday at Denver International Airport. Passengers left the plane using emergency chutes, the Rocky Mountain News reported. No deaths or life-threatening injuries were reported but at least 38 people