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January 2, 2011

Top 20 Most Popular Stories on NYCAviation in 2010

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15. American Airlines Pilot Argues with Control Tower, Makes Emergency Landing at JFK

May 7th, 2010: A snippity exchange between the crew of an American Airlines 767 and the Kennedy Airport control tower concluded when the plane made an emergency landing.

N542UA Oprah Winfrey United Airlines 757

United Airlines special Oprah Winfrey jet. (Photo courtesy of United Airlines)

14. United Airlines Unveils Special Oprah Winfrey-Painted 757

November 4th, 2010: United Airlines today showed off their new “Oprah Winfrey Show Farewell Season Plane” at Chicago-O’Hare Airport (ORD) this morning, a Boeing 757 (N542UA) painted to commemorate the popular daytime TV star’s final season.

13. Vice President Biden Uninjured in Air Force Two Accident on Long Island

August 11th, 2010: Air Force Two was involved in an accident at Gabreski Airport on Long Island in which a small plane was blown over by the C-32′s jetwash.

12. Two Pilots Killed When UPS Boeing 747 Crashes in Dubai

September 3rd, 2010: Two crew members were killed when a large cargo aircraft belonging to the United Parcel Service (UPS) crashed in the emirate of Dubai, officials said.

11. Photos: American Airlines 737 Kingston Crash Wreckage

January 6th, 2010: The remains of the American Airlines 737-800 (reg N977AN) that ran off the end of the runway at Kingston, Jamaica were moved to a hangar.