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A plane takes off from Dallas Love Field in Dallas, Texas. (credit: Rick Gershon/Getty Images)

FAA Orders More Rest Time For Pilots Between Shifts

They fly across the country, crossing time zones, often in the middle of the night. The lives of hundreds of passengers are in their hands. And they often do it on just a few hours of rest. The federal government is stepping in though to give pilots a break.

12/21/2011

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One Dead, Two Injured In Plane Crash Near Denton Airport

One person is dead and two injured in an overnight plane crash near the Denton airport.

12/20/2011

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Plano Stylist Walking, Talking After Airplane Accident

A young Plano woman who was disfigured after walking into an airplane propeller blade is out of intensive care.

12/08/2011

Wreckage after a  small, twin-engine airplane crash in Tarrant County on Oct. 26, 2011. (Credit: George McNitt)

Names Of Tarrant Co. Plane Crash Victims Released

The names of the three people on-board a twin-engine plane that crashed in northern Tarrant County have been released.

10/27/2011

An airline pilot conducts a walk-around inspection of his aircraft. (credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Magazine Lists DFW Int’l As 10th Most Dangerous Airport

According to Travel and Leisure Magazine, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is the tenth most dangerous airport in the nation.

10/11/2011

Two customers pump gas at a gas station. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

The Upside Of Economic Worries: Lower Gas Prices

Soaring gasoline prices are in the rearview mirror. For the first time in months, retail gasoline prices have fallen below $3 a gallon in places, including parts of Michigan, Missouri and Texas.

09/25/2011

The wreckage of US Airways Flight 1549 floats in the Hudson River on January 16, 2009. (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Some Caribbean-Bound Airplanes Don’t Have Life Rafts

A CBS 11 News Investigation raises troubling questions about whether all planes are equipped to make an emergency landing. CBS 11 learned that some flights to the Caribbean don’t have life rafts on board.

09/21/2011

This file photo shows a single-engine plane flying through the air. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Indicator Light Alerts Pilot To Fuel Leak, Immediately Lands Aircraft

A pilot taking off from the Lancaster Airport at about 3:30 p.m. Sunday noticed an indicator light alerting him to a fuel leak and immediately turned around and landed, FAA spokesman Lynn Lunsford said.

09/18/2011

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Arlington Testing Unmanned Helicopters For Crime Fighting

Weighing just over 10 pounds, the small remote controlled helicopter looks like a toy, but the Arlington Police Department has some serious plans for it.

06/29/2011

Flooding in Fort Worth on May 23, 2011. (Credit: Chuck Schechner/KRLD)

Heavy Rain Floods Streets, Diverts Flights Across Dallas, Fort Worth

Heavy rain pounded the area Monday morning causing diverted flights, power outages and flooded streets, trapping some drivers in their cars.

CBSDFW.COM–05/23/2011

A picture taken of Air Traffic Controllers as they monitor flight traffic in a control tower. (credit: Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images)

Residents & Lawmakers React To FAA Adding Air Traffic Controllers

The Federal Aviation Agency is adding a second air traffic controller on the midnight shift at Meacham Airport in Fort Worth and at 26 other towers nationwide. Residents and lawmakers sound off.

04/13/2011

A picture taken of Air Traffic Controllers as they monitor flight traffic in a control tower. (credit: Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images)

After Fort Worth Incident & Others, FAA To Add Staffing At 27 Control Towers

The Federal Aviation Administration is immediately adding a second controller at night at 26 airports and a radar facility after finding several cases of controllers sleeping on duty.

CBSDFW.COM–04/13/2011

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