Monday, September 22, 2014

Incident occurred September 22, 2014 in Perry, Ralls County, Missouri Quincy News, Weather, Sports, and Radio  

RALLS COUNTY, Mo. (WGEM) -   A small airplane landed Monday afternoon on Highway 19, south of Perry, Missouri, after it malfunctioned.

Witnesses near the scene told WGEM News the incident happened about 1:30 p.m., as the plane suffered some sort of fuel-line malfunction.

The out-of-state pilot was able to put the plane down safely and moved it to a nearby hangar at Barron aviation.

Workers at the hangar said the Federal Aviation Administration will arrive Tuesday to inspect the plane.

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Letters: Fine planes, solve two problems

Airplane noise, speed cameras and county and city budgets have received a good deal of attention in Newsday ["Rally: Aircraft noise has worsened," News, Sept. 15]. I suggest that those bothered by airplane noise mount speed cameras on their rooftops. If the planes exceed the speed limit, they will be fined, and the city or county will be able to use those fines to balance their budgets.

As an added bonus, the out-of-state company that installs the cameras and shares in the fine revenue can buy and install more cameras and generate more fines.

Burton Aronson, Bayside

Another weekend, another 60 planes over my Northport home. My neighbors and I were hoping that this constant droning would stop after Labor Day weekend, but no, the noise goes on.

Recently on a beautiful Sunday, my family was indoors with the windows closed to shut out the constant noise. Low-flying planes continue to prevent us from enjoying our home, which is 21 miles from Republic Airport and 23 miles from Long Island MacArthur Airport. We have lived in Northport for 15 years, and this nerve-wracking noise is pretty new. Why has this happened?

I wonder if the Federal Aviation Administration has shifted the flight path of the small planes, seaplanes, helicopters and small jets east to accommodate the new NextGen system at Kennedy and LaGuardia airports. Rep. Steve Israel (D-Huntington) is calling for reduced noise levels from those airports. Will the Northport route be abandoned once this system is in place? Is there any relief in sight?

Judy Hanson, Northport


Passengers bused to Charleston after plane makes emergency landing in Columbia, South Carolina

Passengers of a United Airlines flight will be bused to Charleston after their plane was struck by lightning.

Kaela Harmon with the Columbia Metropolitan Airport confirms a United Airlines flight flying from Chicago to Charleston was diverted to Columbia to make an emergency landing after being struck. However, officials say the plane has been checked and no major issues were discovered.

The plane, however, will not be cleared for takeoff tonight according to Harmon and passengers will be bused to Charleston.

A source tells WIS the flight was traveling through storm clouds. The plane did experience some turbulence before and after being struck by lightning.

Harmon says the plane was examined after landing in Columbia and no major issues were discovered. However, officials took the precaution of keeping the plane grounded following the incident.

"Safety is absolutely the number one issue," Harmon said.

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