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American Airlines in-flight manuals to be replaced with iPads

Please make sure your seat belts are buckled, put your trays in the upright position, and make sure all electronic devices are powered off. Unless, of course, you’re the pilot: American Airlines has won approval from the FAA to jettison hefty in-flight reference manuals for Apple iPads. Though iPads are more expensive than the 35-pound reference books they’re replacing, the ... Read More »

Plane Crashes on Las Vegas street

A small plane crashed on a street in a southeast Las Vegas neighborhood Monday morning leaving one dead and 3 injured. Authorities say a small airplane has crashed on a street in a residential neighborhood south of Las Vegas. Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Sgt. John Sheahan says two males and two females were aboard the single-engine Piper Cherokee when it crashed on ... Read More »

Former NASA Head And LSU Administrator Sean O’Keefe Reportedly Survives Alaska Plane Crash

Former LSU Chancellor Sean O’Keefe has survived a plane crash in Alaska, Chancellor Michael Martin said in a statement Tuesday afternoon. “The LSU community is happy and relieved to learn that former Chancellor Sean O’Keefe and his son Kevin were found alive following their plane crash in Alaska,” Martin said. “Our thoughts and prayers continue to go out to everyone affected ... Read More »

Cracks Found on American Airlines 767s

American Airlines has found cracks in large pylons that hold engines onto the wings of two of its 767-300 aircraft, according to the airline and the planes’ manufacturer. Concerned the problem may exist on other airline fleets, Boeing says it plans to advise airlines to inspect the parts more frequently than the current recommendation of every 1,500 takeoff and landing ... Read More »