Today in 1910, air-to-ground radio transmission is born; 1913, the first loop-the-loop maneuver is performed; in 1939, the jet age begins with the first flight of the Heinkel 178; 2006, Comair 5191 crashes in Lexington, Kentucky.
Icy surfaces at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport caused a Delta Connection CRJ-200 to slide off a taxiway after landing. The icy conditions also caused a temporary shutdown of the airport.
The FAA announced Thursday that it had proposed a $425,000 civil penalty against Delta Connection carrier Atlantic Southeast Airlines for not conducting mandatory inspections of two Bombardier CRJ jets after they were struck by lightning in 2008.
NYCAviation has obtained closeup photos of the Air France A380 and Delta Connection/Comair CRJ-700 that were involved in a ground collision at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York Monday night.
An Atlantic Southeast Airlines Canadair CRJ-200 operating on behalf of Delta Connection flew into a flock of cranes while on approach to Little Rock, landing safely with a bird embedded in the severely damaged nose cone of the jet.
Two aircraft clipped wings while in-line for departure at LA Guardia Airport on Friday night. Air Canada Flight 723 to Toronto, and Shuttle America (Delta Connection) Flight 6461, on its way to Chicago, clipped wings while taxiing to runway 13.
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