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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

FILE - An Alitalia plane. (Photo: ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images)

FBI Investigating Report Of Possible Drone Spotted Near JFK

The pilot of an Alitalia flight said he saw something that he described as “a drone” about four to five miles southeast of the airport Monday afternoon.

03/05/2013

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A Drone? A Really Big Bird? A UFO? What Did Alitalia Pilot See Near JFK?

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating a report from the pilot, who claims he saw an unmanned or remote-controlled aircraft while on his final approach to John F. Kennedy International Airport.

03/04/2013

Departure board at LaGuardia Airport (file / credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Sequester Likely To Make Air Travel An Even Bigger Headache

Air travel could become the human face of the sequester, with long delays expected at big airports and an effect also likely on smaller airports.

02/28/2013

The air traffic controller at Essex County Airport in New Jersey could close. (Credit: Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

FAA Cuts Could Mean Layoffs At Essex County Airport

Significant budget cuts by the Federal Aviation Administration could mean closed air traffic towers and possible layoffs if those in Washington are unable to reach an agreement.

02/23/2013

FILE: An American Airlines plane is seen at John F. Kennedy International Airport. (credit: Getty Images)

Second American Airlines Flight Returns To JFK After Row Of Seats Comes Loose

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.

10/01/2012

Norman Weissman says his garage roof was hit by blue ice falling from an airplane. (credit: CBS 2)

Another L.I. Homeowner Blames Airplane Lavatory Waste For Gaping Hole In Garage Roof

Norman Weissman recently saw the scene after coming home from vacation. The FAA, however, says there is no evidence linking the gaping hole in his home to blue ice falling.

09/26/2012

Airplane toilet

FAA: Falling Frozen Waste From Plane Possibly Caused Holes In Long Island Roofs

The FAA is now looking into why two homes on Long Island have gaping hole in their roofs. The homeowners suspect something fell from an overhead airplane — and what it may have been has them disgusted.

09/10/2012

Scene of plane crash in Shirley, N.Y. (credit: Wayne Wachter)

Two Dead Following Fiery Small Plane Crash In Eastern Long Island

Authorities said the small plane went down in a vacant lot.

08/19/2012

Air Traffic Controller (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Gov’t Watchdog: FAA Repeatedly Drags Its Feet With Whistleblower Complaints

In a letter sent to the White House and Congress Tuesday, a government watchdog group said that controllers in one of the busiest centers in New York slept on the job, watched movies while on duty and often violated safety rules.

05/08/2012

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JetBlue Passengers On Flight From JFK Recount Scare After Pilot Outburst

JetBlue says the pilot who had an apparent meltdown during a flight Tuesday from JFK to Las Vegas has been suspended [ending further investigation.

03/28/2012

JFK Airport

Exclusive: CBS 2’s Explosive Report On JFK Baggage Thefts Leads To Demands On FAA

The baggage scandal has prompted calls for the Federal Aviation Administration to put undercover agents and cameras in the bellies of airplanes and enhance background checks on potential employees.

03/27/2012

Low-Flying Airplane (file / credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Long Island Residents Say Noise From JFK Overnight Arrivals Bordering On Unbearable

The Port Authority said air traffic controllers used Runway 22L for 800 more overnight landings between September and December of last year than in the same period in 2010.

02/27/2012

Generic Plane File Photo (credit: Getty images)

L.I. Couple Wants Answers After Lavatory Leak From Overhead Plane

“It was oily in substance, blackish-greenish oil. I thought it was hydraulic fluid,” said resident Artie Hughes.

02/26/2012

(Photo by Rick Gershon/Getty Images)

Bomb Scare On Southwest Flight To MacArthur Airport After Passengers Mishear Word

The airline says the pilot was making a “fun announcement” that the mother of an air traffic controller was on the plane, but a spokeswoman said some mistook the phrase “mom on board” for “bomb on board.”

02/25/2012

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