airplane

  • January 15, 2009  

    A US Airways Airbus 320 crashed into the icy waters of the Hudson River Thursday, apparently after birds struck the engine, but rescuers were able to pull more than 150 passengers and crew to safety. Reporters covering the story provide details on the crash. Continue reading

  • December 12, 2007  

    The Federal Aviation Administration has unveiled a new air traffic control system, ADS-B, that incorporates the Global Positioning System to more accurately track airplanes in flight. Tom Bearden examines ADS-B, which the FAA has promised will make air travel safer and easier. Continue reading

  • November 19, 1987  

    On Nov. 19, 1987, Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg, a New Jersey Democrat who was a driving force behind legislation banning smoking on most U.S. flights, joined Judy Woodruff for a taping of The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour. Walker Merryman of the Tobacco Institute joins the debate. Continue reading

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