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A tourist helicopter is pulled from the Hudson River after making a splash landing following an engine malfunction on Sunday, June 30, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

Exclusive: Helicopter Pilot Calls Hudson Splash-Landing ‘Best-Case Scenario’

Deputy Fire Chief Thomas McKavanaugh said the helicopter had taken off from the Wall Street Heliport and lost power after 12 minutes in the air.

07/01/2013

A Long Island man told CBS 2 that he had a near miss with a flying clipboard. (Credit CBS 2)

Suffolk County Man Wants FAA Investigation After Near Miss With Falling Clipboard

Shirley resident Gus Binos claims that he had a brush with death when a sharp piece of metal landed a few feet away from the spot where he was washing his SUV.

06/28/2013

Air Traffic Controller (file/credit: CBS 2)

Flight Delays Come To An End After FAA Furloughs Are Lifted

Congress approved a bill Friday allowing the U.S. Department of Transportation to shift about $250 million within the agency and put 15,000 air traffic controllers back on the job full-time.

04/28/2013

FILE - Flight Status Board At LaGuardia Airport (credit: Ginny Kosola/WCBS 880)

FAA Officially Suspends Employee Furloughs

The Federal Aviation Administration has suspended all employee furloughs, officially ending the flight delays that have plagued the nation all week.

04/27/2013

LaGuardia Airport (Photo by MEHDI TAAMALLAH/AFP/Getty Images)

Congress Approves Bill To End Furloughs Of Air Traffic Controllers

The House approved the measure Friday on a 361-41 vote, one day after the Senate agreed to the bill. The action came with lawmakers streaming toward the doors for a week-long spring recess.

04/26/2013

Am empty station at an airport control tower (credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Fact Check Friday: The Politics Of The FAA Furloughs

We couldn’t let today’s news about the FAA furloughs soon coming to an end go by without some fact checking on some things we’ve heard.

04/26/2013

LaGuardia Airport (credit: Getty Images)

Senate Passes Bill To Ease FAA Furloughs; House Vote Expected As Early As Friday

With flight delays mounting, the Senate approved hurry-up legislation Thursday night to end air traffic controller furloughs blamed for inconveniencing large numbers of travelers.

04/25/2013

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (credit:blumenthal.senate.gov) /LaGuardia flight delays (file/credit: Ginny Kosola/WCBS 880)

Blumenthal: FAA Furloughs ‘Enhance Risk’ At Nation’s Airports

The FAA announced all of its 47,000 employees, including 15,000 air traffic controllers, will be furloughed one day every two weeks through September.

04/24/2013

Passengers stand in line at LaGuardia Airport. (credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Flight Delays Pile Up At NYC-Area Airports After FAA Budget Cuts

Airline passengers are facing travel troubles. The Federal Aviation Administration has furloughed 47,000 workers because of federal budget cuts.

04/22/2013

Sen. Charles Schumer holds a press conference on the sequester and furloughs of air traffic controllers. April 21, 2013. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Sequester Budget Cuts To Hit FAA, May Trigger Nationwide Delays

About 50,000 FAA employees including 15,000 air traffic controllers are being forced to take a furlough day every other week until the end of September because of the cuts.

04/21/2013

CBS Boston's Jim Armstrong

Planes Fly At Logan Airport, But FAA Sets Up No-Fly Zone Over Explosion Site

Flights were arriving and departing from Logan International Airport in Boston as usual Monday afternoon, after the airport briefly reported a ground stop following the marathon explosions.

04/15/2013

JFK Airport (file / credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

FAA Fines Port Authority $3.5 Million Over Safety Violations At NY-Area Airports

The violations occurred at JFK, LaGuardia, Newark Liberty and Teterboro airports from Dec. 2010-June 2012, the Federal Aviation Administration said.

04/08/2013

Airplane (file / credit: clipart.com)

NJ Congressman Rips Obama Administration Over Sequester Bluster

Before the sequester took effect on March 1, President Barack Obama and other administration officials warned that the cuts could mean canceled flights, longer security lines and other hassles. But South Jersey Rep. Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ), who is the chairman of the House Aviation subcommittee, said that hasn’t come to bear.

04/01/2013

The seal of the Federal Aviation Administration (credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

FAA To Close 149 Air Traffic Towers, Including Several In Tri-State Area

The agency announced the decision Friday, a month after it released a preliminary list of facilities that could be closed.

03/22/2013

Groton-New London Airport (file)

Blumenthal Blames FAA For Airport Control Tower Closures; Says They’re Unnecessary

A group of U.S. Senators is working to keep the airport control towers from closing due to a lack of funding under sequester cuts.

03/18/2013

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