EXPLAINER: Why airlines fear 5G will upend travel this week
The airline industry is raising the stakes in a showdown with AT&T and Verizon over plans to launch new 5G wireless service this week, warning that thousands of flights could be grounded or delayed if the rollout takes place near major airports.
Pipeline outside New Orleans spills 300,000 gallons of diesel, killing thousands of animals
More than 300,000 gallons of diesel fuel burst from a severely corroded, decades-old pipeline outside of New Orleans last month, killing thousands of animals. An earlier inspection revealed the pipeline needed immediate repair.news.yahoo.com
Two killed in small-engine plane crash near Houston, DPS officials say
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Texas – Two people are dead following a plane crash outside of Houston, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. The crash happened Sunday morning after a fixed-wing, single-engine plane crashed into the neighborhood of Linnwood Drive and Elm Street, according to officials. MONTGOMERY COUNTY - @TxDPSSoutheast Troopers responded to a Fixed Wing Single-Engine (N26136) plane crash in the neighborhood of Linnwood/Elm St. Two confirmed fatalities identities unknown. pic.twitter.com/NAV8andmWc — TxDPS - Southeast Texas Region (@TxDPSSoutheast) October 25, 2020Officials said it’s unclear what led to the crash at this time. RELATED: US Navy: 2 onboard training plane killed in Alabama crash
‘Full scale exercise’ conducted at San Antonio airport Wednesday
SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio International Airport will stage a full-scale emergency exercise Wednesday, airport officials said. The exercise is mandated by the Federal Aviation Administration and will include emergency vehicles and personnel who will be communicating over radio transmissions. The exercise is designed to 'enhance and challenge our skills when dealing with an incident," a spokesperson said. The exercise will incorporate new COVID-19 protocols and basic requirements set by the FAA.
Chick-fil-A still not coming to airport despite Paxton’s claims following FAA investigation, city says
SAN ANTONIO – Despite reports claiming the popular chicken restaurant, Chick-Fil-A, is being offered a lease in the San Antonio Airport, the city says right now it’s standing by the city council’s decision made last year not to do so. RELATED: Lawsuit over Chick-fil-A removal at San Antonio airport tossed by state appeals courtOn Sunday, the city responded to KSAT with the following statement:“The FAA has not ordered the City of San Antonio to have Chick-Fil-A at its airport. The City itself offered to resolve the FAA investigation informally following Chick-Fil-A’s publicly stated change-of-position on its charitable giving policy. Any placement of Chick-Fil-A at the San Antonio Airport is ultimately contingent on Chick-Fil-A’s continued interest and approval by the City Council. Unfortunately, and ironically, AG Paxton’s false declaration of victory significantly jeopardizes the potential for a mutually beneficial and amicable resolution."
Report: Small plane that crashed in Texas had just taken off
BRYAN, Texas – A small plane that crashed last weekend in Texas, killing three family members and injuring another person, had just taken off from the airport, federal officials said. The National Transportation Safety Board said in a preliminary report Thursday that the pilot had purchased the Piper PA-24-250 airplane about a week earlier. The plane crashed Sunday afternoon at Coulter Airfield in Bryan, about 85 miles (137 kilometers) northwest of Houston. Bryan police have identified those killed as 21-year-old Victoria Walker and her parents, 54-year-old David Walker and 51-year-old Tamara Walker. The NTSB did not name the occupants of the plane but said in the report that the pilot, who was male, died.
Flight instructor written up twice by federal regulators months before fatal crash in San Antonio
In both instances, however, FAA investigators allowed Robert Perguson to continue flying and operating his flight school, records show. A former student filed an FAA complaint against Robert Perguson and Valkyrie Aviation. (KSAT)The complaint also stated that Perguson told the instructee to train other students, even though she was not properly rated to do so. FAA investigators could not substantiate portions of her complaint that Perguson told her to train other students, records show. The former student also filed consumer complaints against Perguson with the Federal Trade Commission and the Texas Attorney Generals Office.
FAA: Airplane with 4 on board crashes in Bryan, Texas
BRYAN, Texas – Three people were killed and a fourth critically injured when a plane crashed Sunday afternoon in Bryan, Texas, according to city spokesperson Kristen Waggener. “I can tell you three people are dead and one was transported” in critical condition to a hospital, Waggener said. Federal investigators were being sent to the site at Coulter Field Airport, about 85 miles (137 kilometers) northwest of Houston, to begin investigating the cause of the crash, Waggener said. Federal Aviation spokesperson Lynn Lunsford said the single-engine Piper PA24 crashed shortly before 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the airfield that is owned and operated by the city of Bryan. The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the crash, according to Lunsford.
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department shares photos of employees killed in helicopter crash
BREWSTER COUNTY, Texas – Officials with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department shared photos of the three employees killed in a helicopter crash in West Texas on Saturday. The three men killed in the crash are Wildlife Biologist Dewey Stockbridge, Fish and Wildlife Technician Brandon White, and State Wildlife Veterinarian Robert Dittmar. The helicopter was in the Black Gap Wildlife Management Area in Brewster County conducting aerial surveys for desert bighorn sheep when the crash occurred. Stockbridge was the lead wildlife biologist at Elephant Mountain Wildlife Management Area just south of Alpine. Original Report: 3 Texas Parks and Wildlife Department employees killed in helicopter crash during bighorn sheep survey
Pilot, second passenger die weeks after South Side plane crash
SAN ANTONIO A pilot and a second passenger involved in a South Side plane crash have died weeks after the aircraft went down behind a home near Stinson Municipal Airport, an official with the Bexar County Medical Examiners Office confirmed Wednesday. Pilot Robert Perguson, 28, and Zachary Collins, 33, died Tuesday after lengthy stays at a San Antonio military burn center. A third person in the plane, 56-year-old Simon Willett, died at the scene of the crash. SAPD: One killed, two hospitalized after plane crash on South SideThe Federal Aviation Administration and police said the single-engine Piper PA-28 crashed shortly after take off. The plane involved in the crash was registered to Perguson, FAA records show.