History was made when the first in-flight movie was screened over Chicago in 1921. But it wasn’t until 1939 that passengers were treated to the first in-flight TV. What was playing on the boob-tube in the sky? Live footage of their own plane, oddly enough.
We've all had a bumpy flight in our time, but this sounds like a different level. A United flight into Billings, Montana hit an unexpected pocket of turbulence. A baby flew from a mother's arms and five people ended up in the hospital, one in intensive care.
Icy conditions on the runway at Hopkins International Airport caused a United Airlines 737 to slide off the runway this morning, according to news reports.
Hurricane Sandy hit Jersey City pretty hard. During the storm on Monday night, we had about three to four feet of water on the ground. I watched as water killed every car in the lot across the street, their alarms and horns blaring until they were drowned.
The 262 passengers on United flight 857 from San Francisco to Shanghai were stranded in Anchorage, Alaska for two days, thanks to a couple of inoperable lavatories.
A few minutes ago there was a very scary scene at Washington's Dulles Airport. While sitting on the runway, United Airlines flight 586 had some kind of electrical fire and possible fuel leak. The result? A very scary forced evacuation of all passengers by the professional and quick-thinking crew.