Air Tran

Unruly AirTran Passenger Charged

Wednesday, August 21, 2013
By George Hatcher

AirTran flight 265 was en route from Baltimore to Austin, Texas when a passenger became unruly while the flight was over Little Rock Arkansas. Pilots diverted to Memphis Airport when the unruly passenger tried to open the door to the plane. The passenger was apparently not drunk and cooperated with authorities, however Randolph Robinson... »

Aviatrans Emergency Landing in Chelyabinsk after engine failure

Friday, December 28, 2012
By George Hatcher

On December 26, 2012, an Atran-Aviatrans Antonov 12BP en route from Chelyabinsk to Vorkuta with eight crew aboard made an emergency landing in Chelyabinsk after an engine failed. Pilots landed safely 15 minutes after take-off due to a malfunction of the fourth engine. The plane is undergoing inspection. No injuries were reported and no... »

Revamped Airtrans Jets go to Southwest to Delta

Tuesday, July 24, 2012
By George Hatcher

Delta Airlines is going to lease 88 former AirTran Airways Boeing 717 jets from Southwest Airlines. SW took over AirTran Airways in 2011. These planes are about to undergo a $100 million face lift. Southwest plans to replace the jets with bigger ones. The changes include the outdoor livery, and revamping the interiors. The... »

Air Tran Emergency Landing in Greenville

Wednesday, May 4, 2011
By George Hatcher

What: AirTran Airways Boeing 717-200 en route from Charlotte to Atlanta Where: Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport When: May 4, 2011 Who: 115 passengers, 5 crew Why: The flight took off as usual but while en route, the twin engine plane developed a problem in one engine, with the compressor stalling. The left engine had to... »

He’s Making a List, Checking it Twice – Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Friday, December 24, 2010
By George Hatcher

From One Continent to the Next, AirTran Airways Tracks Santa’s One-Night World Tour – ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 24, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — For the seventh consecutive year, AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AAI), is providing its first of three Satellite-based Aviation Navigational Tracking Apparatus (S.A.N.T.A.) reports. The following information regarding Santa... »

Southwest Airlines and AirTran Holdings Each Receive Antitrust Second Request

Tuesday, November 9, 2010
By George Hatcher

DALLAS, Tex. and ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Southwest Airlines Co. and AirTran Holdings, Inc. announced today that each received a request yesterday for additional information from the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) in connection with Southwest’s previously announced proposed acquisition of AirTran. This action,... »

Smoke Diverts AirTran Flight

Sunday, November 7, 2010
By George Hatcher
Smoke Diverts AirTran Flight

Pictured: An AirTran Boeing 717 en route out of Memphis Click to view full size photo at Contact photographer Hartsfield Photography What: AirTran Airways Boeing 717 en route from New Orleans to Milwaukee Where: Memphis Tennessee When: Nov 6, 2010 Who65 passengers Why: While en route, the plane developed smoke in the cabin.... »

Air Tran Boeing Engine Cover Falls Off Mid Flight

Friday, August 13, 2010
By George Hatcher
Air Tran Boeing Engine Cover Falls Off Mid Flight

Click to view full size photo at Contact photographer Roel van der Velpen What: Airtran Boeing 717-200 en route from Indianapolis to Baltimore Where: Dayton When: Aug 12th 2010 Who: 48 passengers and 5 crew Why: When the left engine developed problems after leaving Indianapolis, the crew diverted to Dayton where they made... »

Air Tran Cautionary Landing in Wichita

Wednesday, June 2, 2010
By George Hatcher
Air Tran Cautionary Landing in Wichita

Click to view full size photo at Contact photographer Sharpshooter What: AirTran Airways Boeing 737-700 en route from San Francisco to Atlanta Where: Wichita When: May 31 2010 Who: 126 passengers and crew Why: While en route, the flight developed oil pressure problems due to an oil leak and diverted to Wichita Kansas... »

Chattanooga Emergency Landing

Saturday, March 13, 2010
By George Hatcher
Chattanooga Emergency Landing

Click to view full size photo at Contact photographer Joey Collura What: Airtran Boeing 717-200 en route from Washington to Atlanta Where: Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport When: Mar 12 2010 Who: 117 passengers Why: While en route to Atlanta, the flight diverted to Chattanooga due to Atlanta weather. On approach to Chattanooga, the Boeing... »

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    NEW DELHI: The Border Security Force's (BSF) air wing — which routinely flies top VVIPs, especially of the home ministry — has been severely castigated by a government panel set up to probe the crash of a BSF Beechcraft Super King Air B 200 soon after takeoff from Delhi airport in December 2015, ...
  • Airport simulates emergency plane-crash
    Meant to reflect a real-life scenario as much as possible, the drill involved approximately 20 plane crash “victims” — portrayed by Adams County Christian School, high school students — who donned makeup that simulated grave injuries. Some of those simulating the most serious injuries even had fake ...
  • Jus' Bekoz: Win with dignity
    At least two of them, and possibly more of those who secretly were complicit and in vile agreement. One Mountaineer fan reportedly chortled something about a plane crash in a bar in Charleston, as reported by a Twitter person, in describing Marshall's loss to in-state rival West Virginia in last Sunday's ...
  • No denying Michigan on path to the Final Four
    ... even went through a plane crash and did everything. The team before that had five NBA first-rounders on it." One thing Beilein will be able to count on Saturday is that his squad will be well-supported. Roughly 2,000 miles from Ann Arbor, Michigan, fans turned Staples Center into a quasi-home game.
  • Nepal plane crash victim Piyash Roy's body reaches home
    Barisal, Mar 23 (UNB) – The body of Piyash Roy, who was killed in US-Bangla plane crash in Kathmandu, reached his home in Shitla Khola area of the city early Friday. An ambulance carrying the body arrived here around 3.30am. Earlier, family members received Piyash's body from Hazrat Shah Jalal ...
  • MSP end plane crash victim recovery effort
    Photo by: Photo courtesy Natural Resources Police A Natural Resources Police boat joins a Maryland State Police Boat during search and recovery operations for a plane crash that occurred on March 1. Police announced they ended operations on March 16. The body of the pilot was recovered, but the ...
  • Family finally learns fate of Canadian shot down over Germany in 1944
    ... one of their families finally has answers about their grandfather's last day during the war. “All we knew (was) that our grandfather was shot down in a plane crash,” Linda Sargeant told CTV News. “I don't think we knew where it was.” “You hear all these different stories,” her sister Laura Sargeant added.
  • PIA plane crash: Victim families being kept in the dark, PHC moved
    PESHAWAR: Member National Assembly (MNA) from Chitral and brother of one of the victims of a Pakistan International Airlines flight crash on Thursday moved the Peshawar High Court (PHC) seeking directions for the government to release final investigation report and compensation to legal heirs of ...
  • How a Vermont author is reaching reluctant readers
    MONTPELIER, Vt. (WCAX) Have you had trouble getting your young son to sit down and read? It can be a challenge and you're not alone. On average, girls have outscored boys on reading assessments for decades both here in the U.S. and abroad. The reasons why are not always clear. But parents ...
  • 2018 NCAA Tournament: Michigan's Sweet 16 run brings Austin Hatch back to Los Angeles
    Austin Hatch's one year in Los Angeles was mostly spent grieving, after he survived a plane crash that killed his father and stepmother. Eight years earlier, he had survived a separate crash during which his mother, brother and sister died. So when Hatch, now a student assistant at Michigan, returned to ...


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