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New Report Questions FAA’s Airline Safety Promise

Since a deadly airline crash in 2009, the government hasn’t kept its promise to ensure that major airlines are holding their smaller partners to the same safety standards, a federal watchdog says.

02/16/2013

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Boeing Moves 787 From Fort Worth To Washington

A Boeing 787 landed routinely in Washington, near the factory where it was assembled. The plane was flown in from Fort Worth where it had been painted in the colors of the airline, China Southern.

02/07/2013

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2 Small Planes Collide, Land Safely Near College Station

Two single-engine planes landed safely after a mid-air collision that damaged the landing gear of one of the aircrafts and shattered the windshield of the other.

02/01/2013

A Boeing 787 Dreamliner accelerates down the runway. (FILE)

FAA To Launch Comprehensive Review Of Boeing 787

Federal regulators say they are ordering a comprehensive review of the critical systems of Boeing’s 787s, the aircraft maker’s newest and most technologically advanced plane, after a fire and a fuel leak earlier this week.

01/11/2013

Southwest Airlines takes delivery of its first Boeing 737-800 at Dallas Love Field on March 19, 2012. (credit: Southwest Airlines)

FAA Orders Increased Inspections On Older 737’s For Cracks

The FAA has ordered new inspections on older model Boeing 737’s in order to detect tiny cracks that could lead to tears in the fuselage.

CBS 11–01/02/2013

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2 Fatalities Confirmed In North Texas Plane Crash

Emergency crews and investigators remain at the scene of a plane crash near the border of Kaufman and Ellis County. Video from Chopper 11 showed the limited burned out remains of what was a fixed-wing aircraft.

CBSDFW.COM–12/13/2012

A Cessna plane that clipped an SUV at Northwest Regional Airport (Lonnie Haschell/Texas Department of Public Safety)

Plane, SUV Collide At Northwest Regional Airport

A collision between a small plane and an SUV Saturday morning ended with the plane making a belly landing and the SUV losing a window.

11/03/2012

The American Airlines logo is seen on the tail of a jet. (credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

American Says More Planes Need Repairs To Seats

American Airlines says it will do repairs on 49 more planes to prevent the seats from coming loose during flight.

10/12/2012

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Biplane Crashes Into Fence At NW Regional Airport

A pilot taking off from Northwest Regional Airport outside of Roanoke hit a small snag as he lifted his experimental biplane off the ground.

10/11/2012

The seat lock plunger from an American Airlines airplane. (Jason Allen)

AA Explains Seat Locking Mechanism Problems

There are new developments with American Airlines and the problems with loose seats on three flights, including one headed to DFW Airport. CBS 11 News has learned a second round of voluntarily inspections will be conducted.

CBS 11–10/04/2012

The site of a fatal plane crash. (Credit: Google Maps)

3 Hurt, 1 Killed In Wise County Plane Crash

Three people were injured and one was killed when the plane they were in clipped a tree while landing on a private strip, causing it to explode when it hit the ground.

05/20/2012

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Aviation Expert: AA Flight Attendants Under Major Stress

A flight attendant’s nervous breakdown aboard an American Airlines jet is calling attention to how flight crews handle stress.

03/11/2012

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