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Tribune Staff WritersFor 15 agonizing hours, Mirth Gault and her three children shivered without jackets in the twisted wreckage of their chartered plane, praying and waiting for daylight. Not far away, inside the plane's severed cockpit, were the bodies of the pilot and a...
For all the security measures taken at the nation's airports, two things stand between a safe trip and terror: a simple deadbolt lock on the cockpit door and scantly trained checkpoint workers paid less than the people flipping burgers at airport fast-...
Tribune transportation reporterThe hijackers who flew two Boeing 767s into the World Trade Center towers were highly skilled pilots, keeping the planes on flight paths set up to strike their targets only about 15 minutes apart, according to aviation experts and officials who have...
Tribune transportation reporterStriving to emulate the airline-to-rail links in London and Hong Kong, the Chicago Transit Authority is seeking a consultant to develop a business model to operate premium express trains from downtown to O'Hare International and Midway Airports. The...
Tribune transportation reporterAlready faced with longer lines at airline check-in counters and security checkpoints, travelers to O'Hare International Airport have also been dealing with confusing and more expensive parking arrangements. City aviation officials said the 3,118-space...
Tribune transportation reporterUnlike the initial probe of the Challenger disaster 17 years ago, this time NASA will not be on its own to investigate what caused the destruction of the space shuttle Columbia, officials said Saturday. Two investigations--one led by an independent...
Tribune transportation reporterA pair of F-16 warplanes raced across the Midwest sky to investigate an American Airlines plane whose pilots did not respond to calls from air-traffic controllers shortly after takeoff Tuesday from O'Hare International Airport, authorities said. It...
Tribune staff reportersA 27-year-old Chicago man was taken back into custody and is to appear today in U.S. District Court to face a federal charge stemming from his weekend arrest for allegedly trying to bring nine knives and other weapons aboard an airliner at O’Hare...
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Tribune staff reportersAttempting to reassure airline passengers and flight crews that security gaps at the nation's airports are being addressed, the Federal Aviation Administration said Monday hundreds of thousands of airport workers need to have their credentials verified to...
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Putting more federal air marshals on planes, as President Bush has vowed to do, may help calm jittery American travelers, but security experts say an expanded program must be adapted to confront a new breed of terrorists bent on mass destruction. "This...
Chicago Tribune staff reporterWhen Congress was drafting legislation to shore up aviation security last year after the terrorist attacks, experts at El Al Airlines who were asked for advice said it wouldn't be nearly enough to tighten procedures at the passenger checkpoints and...
Tribune staff reportersWhen Stacey Jones and his family were booked on a 5 p.m. United Airlines flight from O'Hare International Airport to New York last week, they didn't think they were buying a lottery ticket. But in a way, they were.Even in perfect weather, that flight...
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