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A British Airways Embraer lines up with the runway at London City Airport. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

Decades After Changes Were Demanded, Airline Runway Excursions Remain Problematic

The sky was stormy overhead at Florida’s Jacksonville Naval Air Station the night of May 3, 2019. A small thunderstorm deluged rain with enough intensity that the captain of Miami Air International flight 293 turned the Boeing 737-800’s windshield wipers on and cranked them all the way to max. Chartered by the Pentagon, Flight 293 was a supplemental military charter returning from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Loaded with Department of Defense personnel and civilian family members, the trip should have been…

TSA Responds to Record Violent Passenger-Caused Flight Disruptions

When on Sept. 11, 2001, terrorists took chillingly easy command of four American commercial airliners, the tragedies ushered in a new era of how airline flight crews trained to deal with hijackers, and compliance was no longer the mandate. Now in the skies of 2021, as a reeling air travel…