American Airlines engine access doors opened in flight

. Via Simon Hradecky, The Aviation Herald An American Airlines Boeing 737-800, registration N815NN performing flight AA-2279 from New York La Guardia,NY to Miami,FL (USA), was climbing out of La Guardia’s runway 31 when the crew stopped the climb at about 17,000...

Passengers Heard Boom Before Flight’s Emergency Landing

. April 24, 2014 By DAN GOOD and BEN CANDEA via ABCnew.go.com and via GOOD MORNING AMERICA An American Airlines plane was forced to make an emergency landing Thursday after the smell of smoke was reported – leaving passengers panicking during a frenzied emergency...

NTSB chief urges child-safety seats on planes

. via Bart Jansen, USA TODAY, April 21, 2014 WASHINGTON – Deborah Hersman, departing chair of the National Transportation Safety Board, said Monday that “one of her great disappointments” was that child-safety seats aren’t required on planes for...