The bizarre incident took place on board an American Airlines plane headed to John F. Kennedy International Airport from Los Angeles Friday.
Boeing Co. confirmed the rusted metal part from a Boeing 767 is a trailing edge flap support structure, NYPD spokesman Paul Browne said. It helps secure wing flaps that aid in regulating plane speed.
Police said Saturday that detectives had been in contact with officials at Chicago-based Boeing Co. who confirmed the wreckage was from a Boeing 767. Police have said the landing gear had a clearly visible Boeing identification number.
The airlines warned that it expects “continued flight delays and cancellations throughout the remainder of the day” and outlined a number of alternate options being made available to customers.
The new company will keep the American name and it means that just four airlines will control 70 percent of the U.S. market thanks to mergers of the past few years.
An American Airlines employee apparently took the pair through a “back way,” bypassing security in order to help them make their connecting domestic flight.
The pilot was removed from the cockpit because someone smelled something — and said something.
Based on the number of canceled flights, the size of the planes and American’s typical occupancy or “load factor” for September, it’s likely that about 14,000 passengers were inconvenienced.
All week, The Couch has kept you up to date on the imporant news. On Friday, we took a look at the big stories – from a different perspective.
Terminal turmoil has once again gripped American passengers as dozens of Thursday flights were canceled and many more delayed so that crews could check and secure rows of airplane seats.
American Airlines has been dealing with a public relations headache all week, after a row of seats on three separate flights came loose forcing emergency landings.
The American Airlines seat scare has expanded to a third flight. Some have suspected sabotage, but on Tuesday surfaced a new theory on what’s causing the loose seats.
Planes have been grounded and the feds are now investigating American Airlines. The Federal Aviation Administration is probing two separate instances of rows of airplane seats dislodging in mid-air.
Not only did a new government report say passengers will have fewer options when it comes to airlines and flights from which to choose, it also found airlines are making record profits from baggage fees.
Sources told CBS 2 the wrong plane was sent to the impound area and the plane that received the threat was allowed to taxi right up to the gate,
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