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NTSB: Southwest pilots confused by wrong airport’s lights
Southwest Airlines pilots who recently landed at the wrong airport in Missouri have told investigators
they were confused by the small airport’s runway lights, believing it to be a larger airport in nearby
Branson, the National Transportation Safety Board said Friday.
Warned of a downgrade by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), aviation regulator DGCA has
filed a status report with its US counterpart, saying concerns over all aviation safety issues have been
addressed, official sources said on Tuesday.
The trade unions association that planned and then called off a Europe-wide ATC strike last October
has scheduled a new job action on January 29 to express its displeasure with proposed amendments
to Single European Sky (SES) legislation.
Scores of angry passengers on a Ryanair flight from Morocco to Paris “took the plane hostage” after a
five-hour delay and a diversion to Nantes in western France, where they had to spend the night.
Norwegian Air Shuttle said on Tuesday that a fuel leak on a Boeing 787 Dreamliner caused a flight from
Bangkok to Oslo to be delayed by 19 hours.
A swirling storm with the potential for more than a foot of snow clobbered the mid-Atlantic and the
urban Northeast on Tuesday, grounding thousands of flights, closing government offices in the nation’s
capital and making a mess of the evening commute.