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By W.J. Hennigan, Tribune Newspapers | November 20, 2013
The A-10 Thunderbolt II, a snub-nosed ground-attack plane that the Maryland Air National Guard has flown in Iraq and Afghanistan, is the latest aircraft to find its way onto the Pentagon's endangered weapons list. Outfitted with a seven-barrel Gatling gun the size of a Volkswagen Beetle in its nose, the Cold War-era plane has a reputation for tearing apart armored tanks and clearing the way for troops on the ground with its massive 30-millimeter rounds of ammunition. But the unsightly plane - it's nicknamed the Warthog - has been in the cross hairs of Pentagon officials in recent years.
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NEWS
By Joseph Ganem | September 24, 2013
This past Wednesday I received an email from my professional organization - the American Physical Society - with the subject line: "Urgent Helium Alert. " The message called on me to contact Congress immediately to urge them to act on helium legislation so that the U. S. Bureau of Land Management can continue operations beyond September 30. According to the email: "Partisan gridlock threatens to diminish the US Helium supply by 50% on October 1st. " As I looked at the list of Congressional names and phone numbers provided, I tried to imagine what I would say to a staffer who might only think of helium as the element that keeps balloons and blimps afloat.
BUSINESS
By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | September 9, 2013
Charter pilot Martin Campanella said he thought he was doing the right thing when he refused to fly a plane he believed was unsafe. The Forest Hill resident said he was fired after he made an emergency landing with several passengers aboard a 10-seat corporate jet and then refused to fly the damaged aircraft to the charter company's headquarters. After getting fired, he said, he nearly lost his house and struggled with mounting anxiety and family tension. Now an administrative law judge for the U.S. Department of Labor decided the employer violated a federal law that prevents employment-related retaliation against air carrier employees acting in the interest of safety.
NEWS
By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | September 2, 2013
Three people were injured Monday afternoon - two critically - after a small plane crashed into a wooded area just off of U.S. 50 in Bowie. Two men were evacuated by helicopter to the University of Maryland Medical Center's Shock Trauma Unit, according to Prince George's County Assistant Fire Chief Alicia Francis. A third passenger, an adult woman, was in serious condition. She was taken by ambulance to Prince George's Hospital Center. Francis said the accident occurred at 3:40 p.m. after the small, single-engine plane took off from Freeway Airport in Bowie.
NEWS
By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | August 24, 2013
A small plane landed upside down in a Bowie cornfield on Saturday morning, though none of the plane's four occupants were injured, Maryland State Police said. The single engine Cessna Skyhawk plane was attempting to land at the Freeway Airport in the 3900 block of Church Road in Bowie at about 10 a.m. when it missed the runway and landed about 100 feet away, State Police said. Federal aviation officials are investigating the crash and the State Police said it's not yet clear why the plane missed the runway.
NEWS
By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | August 22, 2013
A Texas man was indicted in federal court Thursday amid accusations he unsuccessfully tried to open the emergency hatch on an in-air flight from Baltimore to Austin earlier this week, prosecutors said. Randolph B. Robinson, 63, of Austin, was indicted in federal court in western Tennessee. Prosecutors there said Robinson had to be restrained by flight attendants when he tried to open the exits on AirTran Airways Flight 265 on Monday evening while the plane was in the air. The flight was bound from Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport to Austin - Bergstrom International Airport and was diverted to Memphis.
NEWS
By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | August 18, 2013
A plane headed from Boston to Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport was forced to make an emergency landing in Philadelphia Sunday evening after smoke was detected in the cabin. Laura-Chase McGehee, a freelance photographer and former Annapolis Capital newspaper journalist, said the plane landed in Philadelphia at about 6 p.m. and that no one appeared to be injured. BWI's website confirmed that the flight was diverted to Philadelphia International Airport and officials referred comment to JetBlue Airways.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Tionah Lee | July 24, 2013
“The brew can't deliver the one thing that Hanna wants … her mom.” Poor Hanna. After being framed by “A” for the murder of Detective Wilden, Ashley is looking at years in prison and Hanna and the girls are trying to get her out. Finally putting all of the events from the college visit aside, Spencer, Emily and Aria support Hanna the best way they can - by trying to take A down. Not before the Hardy Boys! We have been introduced to the bromance between Caleb and Toby, and it is probably our next favorite pair to date.
NEWS
By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | July 19, 2013
The small plane that crashed into a Maryland City mobile home park on Thursday morning lost power shortly after takeoff, investigators said Friday. The pilot, who has been identified as Ronald H. Dixon of Bowie, took off from Suburban Airport in a 1962 Beechcraft Musketeer, heading to York, Pa., said Todd Gunther, aircraft safety investigator with the National Transportation Safety Board. The engine lost power at 250 feet, and the plane hit a 60-foot pine tree before striking two mobile homes and coming to rest with the left wing jutting into one of the homes, Gunther said.
NEWS
By Pamela Wood, Sara Toth and Kevin Rector, Baltimore Sun Media Group | July 18, 2013
Joe Arrington thought a car had hit his house, or a truck hit a speed bump too fast on South Bruce Street. Then he looked out his window Thursday morning and saw the small airplane that had crashed into a neighbor's house 20 feet from his own in the Parkway Village community of Maryland City. "Of course I was scared. I've never seen anything like this," Arrington said. Police said the crash of the single-engine plane injured 70-year-old pilot Ronald H. Dixon of Bowie, who was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center.
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