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Army Vet Develops Glasses To Combat Laser Beam Danger

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.

CBS 11–02/25/2015

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Co-Pilot Of Southwest Wrong-Airport Jet Retiring

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.

04/14/2014

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Audio Captures Confusion Of Southwest Wrong-Airport Landing

A newly released air traffic control recording captures the confusion when a Southwest Airlines plane landed at the wrong Missouri airport in January.

03/24/2014

American Eagle signage is seen inside an American Airlines/American Eagle terminal. (credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Pilots’ Union Rejects Contract At American Eagle

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.

02/13/2014

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Investigations Galore After Southwest Airlines Wrong Airport Landing

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.

01/13/2014

Southwest plane with collapsed nose gear at LaGuardia (Photo courtesy of Matthew J Friedman and Frank Ferramosca)

Southwest Airlines Fires Captain In Troubled Landing

Southwest Airlines has fired the captain of a plane that landed so hard at New York’s LaGuardia airport that its nose gear collapsed.

10/02/2013