It is dangerous, can be physically damaging and the FBI claims statistics show “lasering” is on the rise. Federal investigators report airline pilots are having lasers pointed at them 14 times as much now compared to rates in 2005.
Officials with Dallas-based Southwest Airlines say the co-pilot of a plane that landed at the wrong airport in January has retired, while the plane’s captain has resumed flying.
A newly released air traffic control recording captures the confusion when a Southwest Airlines plane landed at the wrong Missouri airport in January.
The CEO of American Eagle says the American Airlines regional affiliate will be a different outfit that does less flying after leaders of the pilots’ union rejected a contract offer.
It’s an unscheduled arrival that may land a Southwest Airlines pilot and co-pilot in trouble. The 737 jet sat on the runway last night after the flight crew went to the wrong airport in Branson, Missouri.
Southwest Airlines has fired the captain of a plane that landed so hard at New York’s LaGuardia airport that its nose gear collapsed.