An engine failure aboard a Spirit Airlines Inc. plane is being probed by the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board, which is recalling some employees furloughed in the U.S. government shutdown that began Oct. 1.
A 65-year-old passenger was charged with a felony after boarding an American Airlines flight with a gun in her handbag and passing through security screening at the Dallas-Fort Worth airport, authorities said.
American Airlines and American Eagle canceled 707 flights, or 20 percent of their daily schedule, and pulled 89 planes from service after hail battered the carriers’ biggest hub and storms raked across the central U.S.
An American Airlines flight attendant forced a jet to return to the gate at the Dallas-Fort Worth airport after shouting about a crash and having to be subdued by passengers, a law enforcement official said.
American Airlines and regional carrier American Eagle canceled about 460 flights into and out of Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport today as tornadoes, hail and thunderstorms moved through the area.