Southwest Airlines Grounds 81 Planes After Emergency

Southwest Airlines grounds 81 planes after emergency

PHOENIX (Reuters) - Southwest Airlines grounded 81 aircraft from its Boeing 737 fleet for inspection after one of its planes with a gaping hole in the fuselage made an emergency landing at a military base in Arizona on Friday, the company said on Saturday.

Sections:  travel   
  • To Explain Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight, ‘Rogue Pilot’ Seems Likeliest Theory
    The former chief pilot for the airline is convinced that human intervention was to blame for the disappearance of the plane a year ago this Sunday. But he said he had no reason to believe the captain, a longtime friend, would have done it. More
  • FCC moving forward on speedier in-flight Internet service
    U.S. federal telecommunications regulators are pushing ahead with efforts to bring faster Internet service to commercial and private airline flights. The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday started deliberations on a proposal that would offer a new type of in-flight broadband service promising U.S. More
  • UK budget airline to test ash cloud detector
    Budget airline easyJet PLC says it has acquired a ton of ash from Icelandic volcanoes for use in an experiment to test ash detection technology. More
  • Looking for a better airline seat? There's a site for that
    If you fly, chances are you have a story to tell about an uncomfortable airline seat. Vicki Morwitz does. Hers involves a long-haul plane trip, a minuscule economy-class enclosure and a circuitous routing that deposited her at her destination feeling exhausted and irritated. More
  • U.S. plans to drop gray wolves from endangered list
    The planned ruling would eliminate protection for the top predators, but scientists and conservationists say the proposal is flawed. Federal authorities intend to remove endangered species protections for all gray wolves in the Lower 48 states, carving out an a exception for a small pocket of about 75 Mexican wolves in the wild in Arizona and New Mexico, according to a draft document obtained by The Times. More
  • On Southwest flight, League City man’s military training helped avert disaster
    He’d piloted planes over war zones in Iraq ... evaded death at 32,000 feet when one of two engines exploded on the Southwest Airlines flight he was co-piloting with Captain Tammie Jo Shults. “You never think of this happening on American airlines ...
    04/19/2018 - 4:57 pm | View Link
  • Worker who found Southwest plane debris: 'What! How does airplane stuff fall out of the sky'
    About 2 miles north of the game lands in Penn Township where Noecker was clearing the fields, a grounds ... s planes flying above us.” Manuel Gamiz Jr./The Morning Call Pennsylvania state police say debris from the exploded engine of Southwest Airlines ...
    04/18/2018 - 11:57 am | View Link
  • UPDATE: Southwest Airlines cancels 300 flights Sunday
    Southwest Airlines says it is cancelling 300 flights on Sunday as the airline continues its inspection of 79 of its Boeing 737 aircraft, in the aftermath of an emergency landing of one of its planes two days earlier. The move, confirmed by company ...
    03/31/2018 - 11:15 am | View Link
  • 'How does one airline run out of de-icer?': Some gripes at Midway after Southwest's cancellations
    Feb. 12--Midway Airport was abuzz Monday with harried Southwest Airlines passengers trying to get their destinations a day after hundreds were stranded when the Dallas-based airline canceled all flights due to trouble de-icing planes. Seats were still hard ...
    02/12/2018 - 11:00 pm | View Link
  • Southwest Airlines System Failure Grounds Planes, Causes Headaches For Travelers
    Southwest Airlines flights were grounded across the nation Wednesday afternoon following a computer system failure that also stranded travelers and frustrated customers trying to make purchases online. In a statement to Patch, Southwest said systems are ...
    07/20/2016 - 10:07 am | View Link
  • More
  • Turkish Airlines Airport Office in KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia ...
    About Turkish Airline: Turkish Airline was founded on 20 th May 1933. Turkish Airlines is the national flag carrier airline of Turkey, headquartered at the Turkish Airlines General Management Building on the grounds of Atatürk Airport in Yeşilköy, Bakırköy, Istanbul.As of July 2015, it operates scheduled services to 290 destinations in ...
    04/17/2018 - 9:14 am | View Website
  • Southwest Airlines Flight 812
    Southwest Airlines Flight 812 (SWA812, WN812) was a passenger flight which suffered rapid depressurization at 34,400 ft (10,485 m) near Yuma, Arizona, leading to an emergency landing at Yuma International Airport, on April 1, 2011.
    04/17/2018 - 6:36 am | View Website
  • AOL Travel
    The 10 best airlines in the world TripAdvisor has revealed the winners of its 2018 Travellers' Choice Awards for Airlines — and some of the results are pretty surprising.
    04/17/2018 - 2:26 am | View Website
  • CEBU Pacific Air Flight Information
    Founded in 1988, CEBU Pacific (5J) is Philippine low-cost airline based on the grounds of Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Manila), Pasay City, Metro Manila, the Philippines.
    04/15/2018 - 5:41 am | View Website
  • is the leading resource for the aviation industry. Find aviation news, commercial aviation products and reviews, aircraft maintenance, ground support and the latest articles in the aviation field.
    04/14/2018 - 3:30 pm | View Website
  • More

Comment On This Story

Welcome to Wopular!

Welcome to Wopular

Wopular is an online newspaper rack, giving you a summary view of the top headlines from the top news sites.

Senh Duong (Founder)
Wopular, MWB, RottenTomatoes

Subscribe to Wopular's RSS Fan Wopular on Facebook Follow Wopular on Twitter Follow Wopular on Google Plus

MoviesWithButter : Our Sister Site

More Travel News