Category Archive: Off the Runway

Air Canada flight helps locate sailor off Australian coast – World – CBC News

An Air Canada 777-300 touches down in Toronto in this photo from 2010.  The actual plane that performed the search was a -200 model. // Photo:  Doug McElroy - OPShots Contributor

Australian authorities are thanking the crew of an Air Canada flight for helping to locate a sailor in distress off the country’s east coast.The Australian Maritime Safety Authority AMSA said Tuesday it received an emergency beacon activation at 8:15 a.m. local time, coming from approximately 270 nautical miles 500 kilometres east of Sydney.The AMSA requested …

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Reno man accused of watching porn, committing sex act on Southwest Airlines flight – San Jose Mercury News

A Southwest 737 lands at Columbus, Ohio this past August.  Photo:  Micheal Wass - OPShots Contributor  //

A Nevada man was arrested at Denver International Airport over the weekend for allegedly viewing Internet porn on his laptop and committing a sexual act on a commercial airline flight.  Daniel Michael Drinan, 63, of Reno, watched pornography and was touching himself on a Southwest Airlines flight Saturday from Baltimore-Washington International Airport to DIA, according …

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Silver Airways Plane Makes Unscheduled Landing at Fairmont Municipal –

Sister ship to the errant Saab, this one was captured at Fort Lauderdale this past February wearing the carrier's new colors.  // Photo:  Andrew Thon - OPShots Contributor //

An apparent airline pilot error has left a Silver Airways plane stranded at a small airport in Fairmont Wednesday morning.Marion County Airport Authority President Tom Mainella said that the pilot of a Saab 340 Turbo Prop airplane thought he was landing in Bridgeport, when he touched down at the Fairmont Municipal Airport-Frankman Field around 11:30 …

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Alaska Airlines lets customers tag their bags –

An Alaska Airlines 737 getting towed to its gate on a Seattle morning.  Photo:  Cole Goldberg - OPShots Contributor

Alaska Airlines is debuting self-bag tagging for customers traveling out of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The process allows customers to print and attach their own luggage tags from a self-service kiosk in the airport lobby and then, in one step, show their identification and drop their bag off with an airline representative for security screening and …

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