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Tuskegee Airman Laid To Rest At DFW National Cemetery

A grateful nation said goodbye Tuesday to another veteran of the “greatest generation.” Captain Claude Robert Platte, Junior, was born in Denison, Texas… grew up in Fort Worth, and later achieved prominence as a pilot and flight instructor with the famed Tuskegee Airmen.

CBS 11–10/08/2013

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

Addison firefighters were standing by as the small Cessna plane made a belly landing at the airport. (credit: CBS 11)

Small Plane Makes Hard Landing At Addison Airport

A Cessna plane made a belly landing in Addison on Sunday. It happened just after 11 a.m. at the Addison Municipal Airport.

08/18/2013

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

LaGuardia Shut Down After Landing Plane’s Gear Collapses

NEW YORK (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – Air traffic was shut down at LaGuardia Airport early Monday evening after a Southwest Airlines plane’s nose gear collapsed as the aircraft touched down on the runway. The Federal Aviation Administration said […]

07/22/2013

The Solar Impulse solar powered plane is displayed in a hangar at Moffett Field on March 28, 2013 in Mountain View, California. The Solar Impulse, a solor powered plane that has already made international and intercontinental flights in Europe and Africa, will begin test flights around the San Francisco Bay Area ahead of a planned flight across the United States later this year. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Meet The Pilot Behind The Solar Impulse

After landing at DFW International Airport early Thursday morning, the world’s first aircraft powered completely by solar energy will be on display in North Texas.

05/23/2013

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DFW Air Traffic Controller Saves Pilot’s Life

All she had to go by, were the green letters and numbers on a black screen, and the garbled radio call of a pilot. LouElla Hollingsworth knew though that 27,000 feet above Texas, there was a plane in trouble that she had to try to save.

CBS 11–03/13/2013

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Stunt Pilot In Viral Video Could Lose License

A North Texas stunt pilot shown maneuvering his biplane perilously close to people on the ground could lose his license. See the video here.

01/24/2013

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

Some American Airlines Pilots Start A Website To Oppose US Airways Merger

As American Airlines tries to emerge from bankruptcy, there’s a new issue dividing American Airlines’ pilots.

CBS 11–12/20/2012

Emergency workers stand around the pilot of a JetBlue plane who was removed from his flight due to a medical issue.  (Photo credit Steve Miller/The Reporter's Edge)

JetBlue Pilot Who Disrupted Flight To Be Freed

A Texas judge says a JetBlue Airways pilot who disrupted a cross-country flight by leaving the cockpit and yelling about religion and terrorists should be freed rather than committed to a mental health facility.

11/09/2012

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AA Jet Returns To DFW Due To Landing-Gear Warning

American Airlines says a jet returned to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport shortly after takeoff because of a cockpit indicator that showed a problem with the landing gear.

10/03/2012

American Airlines Announces New Destinations From LAX, Including Non Stop To Shanghai

Concerns Continue For American Airlines

American Airlines is doubling down on accusations that recent on-time performance issues are pilot related.

09/20/2012

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Frisco Pilot Loses Life In Iowa Air Show Crash

It could be days or even weeks before we know what caused the crash of a vintage military jet at an Iowa air show last weekend that took the life of a Frisco man.

CBS 11–09/03/2012

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