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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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Southwest Wraps Inspections, Finds 5 Planes With Cracks

Southwest Airlines says it has finished inspecting planes grounded since the weekend.

04/05/2011

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Flight Returns To DFW After Possible Tail Strike

A flight was diverted back to DFW after its crew suspected the tail of the plane struck the runway on takeoff.

04/03/2011

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Investigation Continues On Hole In Roof Of Jet

Federal records show cracks were found and repaired a year ago in the frame of the Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-300 that made an emergency landing at an Arizona military base after a hole was torn from the passenger cabin.

04/03/2011

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FAA Records Show Previous Cracks In Plane

More information is coming out about the Southwest Airlines’ Boeing 737-300 that had a hole open up on its roof during flight Friday afternoon.

04/02/2011

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Pilot, 80, Dies In East Texas Crash Of Small Plane

An 80-year-old man is dead after the small plane he was flying crashed and burned near a private rural airstrip in East Texas.

CBSDFW.COM–11/30/2010

An American Airlines jet lands on May 28, 2009 at the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport in Minnesota. (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Hole Found In AA Plane Fuselage

Investigators are looking into what caused a hole to rip open in the fuselage of an airline jet as it cruised at 31,000 feet, causing a loss of cabin air pressure and forcing the pilot to make an emergency landing.

10/29/2010

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