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PUBLISHED: May 30, 2017 at 10:53 pm | UPDATED: May 30, 2017 at 10:57 pmGRAND RAPIDS, Michigan — A San Francisco-bound JetBlue flight was diverted Tuesday night after a carry-on bag containing an electronic device started smoking, the airline said.
About 8 p.m., Flight 915 landed safely at the Gerald R. Ford International Airport, where it was inspected.
“On May 30, JetBlue Flight from New York’s JFK to San Francisco diverted to Grand Rapids, Mich., following reports of smoke emitting from a carry-on bag holding an electronic device,” JetBlue said in a statement. “The flight landed safely and the aircraft is being inspected by maintenance crews before customers continue to San Francisco.”
The fire was out before the aircraft landed, according to the airport. There were no reports of any injuries among the 158 passengers
Firefighters checked out the aircraft, which was refueled and allowed to continue on to San Francisco.
All this week and into the weekend, the Collings Foundation's historic WWII-era bombers will be on display at Moffet Airfield in Mountain View and at Livermore Municipal Airport. The airplanes on display are a Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress, N93012 Nine-O-Nine, North American B-25J Mitchell, NL3476G Tondelayo, and Consolidated B-24J Liberator Witchcraft. The aircraft on display this year will also include a TF-51D trainer Mustang Toulouse Nuts. Schedule is as follows:
Entrance is through Ellis Street Gate off 101
5/24/2017 – 10:00 AM till 5:00 PM
5/25/2017 – 10:00 AM till 5:00 PM
5/26/2017 – 10:00 AM till 5:00 PM
5/27/2017 – 10:00 AM till 5:00 PM
- Flights take place before and after tours.
LVK Livermore Municipal Airport
5/28/2017 – 12:00 PM till 5:00 PM
5/29/2017 – 10:00 AM till 5:00 PM
5/30/2017 – 10:00 AM till 5:00 PM
- Flights take place before and after tours.
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OAKLAND — For a Lafayette man, Thursday marked a happy reunion with four men who saved his life earlier this year.
Just before the Port of Oakland Board of Commissioners meeting, Lafayette resident Steven Kirschner and his wife, Susan Kirschner, were reunited with those men — Oliver Naca, Rainier Escanio, Marc Discipulo and Armil Vertudez — as well as with the emergency responders and airport personnel who jumped into action to defibrillate and transport him after he suffered a heart attack outside the passenger terminal in February.
“It’s great — really, really wonderful,” Kirschner said of meeting the men who had saved his life. “I feel completely fortunate, so lucky.”
“This is a surreal moment,” said Vertudez, one of the men who had helped save Kirschner.
The commissioners, along with officials from the Alameda County Sheriff’s Department, Oakland Fire Department, Oakland City Council and Southwest Airlines gathered Thursday at the port’s offices to recognize the people involved with the lifesaving rescue, including the four citizens and emergency personnel.
The ordeal began Feb. 27, 2017, when the Kirschners arrived at the airport ready to board a Southwest Airlines flight to Seattle to visit Steven’s 99-year-old mother.
United Airlines over the weekend has filed preliminary Boeing 747-400 last scheduled service in October 2017, providing additional general guidance of its overall last 747 operation. The following is a flashback to the carrier’s Boeing 747 operational schedule, for the month of January 1979.
Data is taken from OAG Schedules Analyser. Note published schedule may be differ from actual operation.
Chicago O’Hare – Denver
UA193 ORD0825 – 0949DEN 747 D
UA114 DEN2210 – 0115+1ORD 747 D
Chicago O’Hare – Detroit
UA016 ORD1145 – 1348DTW 747 D
UA104 ORD1655 – 1900DTW 747 D
UA111 DTW1440 – 1446ORD 747 D
UA137 DTW2020 – 2027ORD 747 D
Chicago O’Hare – Honolulu
UA001 ORD1030 – 1530HNL 747 D
UA003 ORD1315 – 1815HNL 747 D
UA002 HNL1730 – 0525+1ORD 747 D
UA010 HNL1810 – 0605+1ORD 747 D
Chicago O’Hare – Los Angeles
UA107 ORD1305 – 1520LAX 747 D
UA111 ORD1545 – 1800LAX 747 D
UA119 ORD2335 – 0140+1LAX 747 D
UA118 LAX0025 – 0605ORD 747 D
UA104 LAX1000 – 1550ORD 747 D
UA110 LAX1625 – 2205ORD 747 D
Chicago O’Hare – New York JFK
UA002 ORD0640 – 0938JFK 747 D
UA107 JFK1040 – 1205ORD 747 D
Chicago O’Hare – Toronto
UA010 ORD0725 – 0945YYZ 747 D
UA003 YYZ1125 – 1159ORD 747 D
Los Angeles – Denver
UA114 LAX1805 – 2111DEN 747 D
UA193 DEN1050 – 1207LAX 747 D
Los Angeles – Honolulu (Including 1 flight via Hilo on inbound flight)
UA191 LAX0930 – 1305HNL 747 D
UA193 LAX1330 – 1700HNL 747 D
UA005 LAX1605 – 1940HNL 747 D
UA111 LAX1930 – 2305HNL 747 D
UA114 HNL0900 – 1610LAX 747 D
UA028 HNL1345 – 2055LAX 747 D
UA118 HNL1425 – ?ITO1620 – 2310LAX 747 D
UA196 HNL2310 – 0620+1LAX 747 D
Los Angeles – New York JFK
UA008 LAX1200 – 2000JFK 747 D
UA028 LAX2215 – 0600+1JFK 747 D
UA005 JFK1200 – 1445LAX 747 D
UA009 JFK2130 – 0020+1LAX 747 D
San Francisco – Honolulu
UA181 SFO0900 – 1220HNL 747 D
UA035 SFO1330 – 1645HNL 747 D
UA189 SFO1910 – 2225HNL 747 D
UA180 HNL0930 – 1620SFO 747 D
UA096 HNL1245 – 1935SFO 747 D
UA022 HNL2350 – 0640+1SFO 747 D
San Francisco – Chicago O’Hare – Newark – San Francisco
UA128 SFO1300 – 1905ORD2005 – 2258EWR 747 D
UA035 EWR0925 – 1215SFO 747 D
San Francisco – New York JFK
UA022 SFO0830 – 1645JFK 747 D
UA029 JFK1800 – 2100SFO 747 D
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Fire officials responded to San Jose Mineta International Airport where a flight attendant from Seattle was taken to the hospital after an unknown substance entered the cabin.
Trucks parked on the tarmac around 7 p.m. after reports of health issues on a flight from Seattle to San Francisco. Officials say they were alerted to a concern on board around 6:30 p.m. Thursday night. The airport requested fire, police and hazmat officials at Gate 26. Passengers are being held on board while crews determine what happened. The flight landed at 6:45 p.m.
It is unclear how many people have been medically evaluated or transported to hospitals. Stay with ABC7 News for more on this developing story.
There's something very special about a Boeing 747. It's the one aircraft that even casual travelers can easily identify. And we know that the experience of traveling on one, or flying one, is unforgettable.
As deeply connected as we all are to this iconic aircraft, the time has come to retire our 747 fleet from scheduled service. Last March, we announced that this would occur by the end of 2018; now we plan to operate our last 747 flight in the fourth quarter of this year.
It's a bittersweet milestone — this jumbo jet with its unmistakable silhouette once represented the state-of-the-art in air travel. Today, there are more fuel-efficient, cost-effective and reliable widebody aircraft that provide an updated inflight experience for our customers traveling on long-haul flights.
For these reasons, we're saying farewell to the Queen of the Skies, which has been part of our fleet since we first flew the aircraft between California and Hawaii in 1970.
We'll be working with all of you who fly or work on the 747s to ensure a smooth transition to other fleets. Our forward-looking fleet plan will cover 747 replacements and anticipated growth opportunities. And of course, we'll honor the 747 with an unforgettable retirement celebration — we'll keep you posted with more details on her final flight in the months ahead.
Thank you for all that you are doing. I am so proud and excited about the great future we're building together as we create the best airline in the world.
Scott Kirby - President, United Airlines
A United Airlines flight that departed from San Francisco International Airport Saturday landed safely in Newark, N.J. after a passenger claimed that a bomb stuffed inside a backpack was on board the aircraft, NBC New York reported.
The San Francisco Police Department and the airline received word of the alert, but authorities gave the pilots the green light to continue on their scheduled heading.
Passengers were not made aware of the bomb threat until the plane touched down on the East Coast.
"They didn't say anything about this thing," Arjun Shah told NBC New York. "I just saw two cops when they landed and they didn't say anything about this."
Not having any knowledge about the potential danger was surprising, but Shah added that it made sense.
"It would just create panic on the plane so they did the right thing, I guess," he told NBC New York. Bomb sniffing dogs and officers searched the plane after it landed in Newark, but they did not find anything, according to NBC New York.
Read More: http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Bomb-Reported-on-Flight-Leaving-San-Francisco-International-Plane-Lands-Safely-405828795.html
People flying in and out of San Francisco International Airport (SFO) for the holidays may get to see something that is literally one of a kind.
You’ve heard of therapy dogs, right? Well, SFO is the only airport in the US that has a therapy PIG. LiLou is her name, and you’ll know her when you see her. Her hooves are painted pink, and she’s wearing a tutu and a captain’s hat.
Want evidence? Just check out LiLou’s instagram page.
San Francisco International Airport has a therapy pig to help soothe your holiday travel stressShe's a gift to us all!
LiLou is part of SFO’s “Wag Brigade,” a carefully selected group of over 300 therapy animals that can be found roaming the terminals in the airport. All of the animals in SFO get certified by the San Francisco SPCA. In existence since 1968, the SF SPCA is devoted to saving, protecting and caring for cats and dogs.
Holiday travel is the worst. Security lines can seemingly go on forever, but if you are in San Francisco at least, maybe spending some time with LiLou will help you find your happy place.
It's hard to feel anything other than delight when confronted with a pig in a sombrero
Read More: http://www.fox5ny.com/news/fox-content-hub/222688609-story
SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) --
The San Francisco Police Department chased a man onto the tarmac at San Francisco International Airport.
The man appeared to be under the influence of a substance in the ticket counter area of Terminal 1 on Tuesday morning, according to Doug Yakel, an SFO spokesperson.
The suspect then led officers on a foot chase, during which he scaled a fence onto the airfield, where he was apprehended.
Paramedic firefighter Rafael Gordon responded to a call on his bike that someone was lying unconscious at the Southwest ticket counter.
"He was breathing. I reached out to take his vital signs. He popped up and just bolted," he said.
He ran down the terminal and out the door, chased by about four or five officers. He jumped over an embankment about twenty feet down, made it to the airfield. Police and airport vehicles began chasing him, trying to block his route but the intruder weaved in and out of their path.
Gordon says the man seemed to have boundless energy, perhaps high on something.
After zig- zagging around the airfield, Gordon says the man just got tired and when he slowed down, officers caught him.
Tri Nguyen shot the cell phone video. "He got tackled down and handcuffed and put in the black SUV," said Nguyen.
The breach raises the question of airport security. Spokesman Doug Yakel says they've already made many improvements.
"We've already hardened over 10,000 feet of fencing. We've added new analytics. We have an RFP out for a new water radar detection system,:" said Yakel.
Despite all that, the man was able to simply jump over a fence
Read More http://abc7news.com/news/suspect-leads-sf-police-onto-sfo-tarmac-during-chase/1644602/
(Photo by Ben Wang)
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