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  • Northwest Jet Blows 5 Tires On Landing In Minn.

    08/02/2009 7:05:58 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 26 replies · 1,282+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | August 02, 2009
    Northwest jet blows 5 tires on landing in Minn. The Associated Press Aug. 2, 2009 MINNEAPOLIS -- A Northwest Airlines jet blew five tires as it landed at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, closing a runway for a few hours. No injuries were reported in Sunday's incident. Fifteen employees were on the plane, but there were no passengers. The plane landed without crashing or going off the runway, although one runway was blocked for the rest of the afternoon. It's not clear why the tires blew. Metropolitan Airports Commission spokesman Pat Hogan says the pilot reported his brakes were overheating....
  • Northwest Jet Suffers Similar Malfunctions to Air France Flight

    06/27/2009 5:07:40 AM PDT · by Erik Latranyi · 94 replies · 3,566+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 26 June 2009 | ANDY PASZTOR and DANIEL MICHAELS
    A Northwest Airlines jet traveling from Hong Kong to Tokyo last Tuesday suffered a series of equipment and computer malfunctions strikingly similar to those encountered by Air France Flight 447 just before it crashed into the Atlantic Ocean on May 31. The Northwest plane and its passengers, however, emerged unscathed. Details of the harrowing incident – described in a memo by one of the Northwest pilots and confirmed Friday by others familiar with the matter – highlight how cockpit crews can safely cope with something that is almost never supposed to happen: a system breakdown that prevented the crew from...
  • Plane (NW 757) due for LA makes emergency landing in Waterloo (IA)

    06/02/2009 9:38:49 AM PDT · by hawkeye101 · 15 replies · 1,330+ views
    WATERLOO (KWWL) -- A Boeing 757 made an emergency landing at the Waterloo Regional Airport just after 10:00 a.m Tuesday morning. Northwest flight #335 took off around 8:30 a.m. Iowa time from Detroit due for Los Angeles. The airport was notified that there was smoke in the cockpit and the plane needed to land in Waterloo. The airport was notified when the plane was ten miles out. We have a crew on the scene and will bring you the latest on the KWWL News at Noon.
  • CNN : "Penis Being Served on Northwest Airlines"

    02/18/2009 10:10:25 PM PST · by libh8er · 30 replies · 1,833+ views
    CNN (Youtube) ^ | 2/17/09
  • Peanuts on Northwest Airlines prompt protests.. War on Peanuts!

    02/16/2009 10:33:29 AM PST · by TaraP · 124 replies · 2,087+ views
    CNN ^ | Feb 16th, 2009
    ATLANTA, Georgia (CNN) -- The return of peanuts to the snack menu at Northwest Airlines this month has prompted a spasm of protests from travelers with allergies.. The change comes four months after Northwest merged with Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines and in the midst of a national salmonella outbreak involving Peanut Corporation of America. Georgia, where the company has a plant, is the top peanut-producing state in the country. Northwest began handing out the goobers as snacks on February 1, as Delta has been doing for years. In Minneapolis, where Northwest is based, news of the change has resulted in...
  • Delta and Northwest Merge, Creating Premier Global Airline

    10/29/2008 3:51:26 PM PDT · by wk4bush2004 · 7 replies · 365+ views
    ATLANTA, Oct. 29, 2008 – Delta Air Lines, Inc. (NYSE: DAL) and Northwest Airlines, Inc. today merged, creating a premier global airline with service to nearly all of the world’s major travel markets. The new airline, called Delta and headquartered in Atlanta, will begin its first day as a combined company with a commitment to delivering excellent service to customers in 66 countries and more than 375 worldwide cities – more than any other airline; with a dedicated base of approximately 75,000 worldwide employees; and with a best-in-class cost structure and strong liquidity balance that better positions the company to...
  • Wrestling legend Killer Kowalski passes away

    08/30/2008 2:59:50 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 43 replies · 281+ views
    411mania ^ | 30 August 2008
    Killer Kowalski Passes Away Walter "Killer" Kowalski passed away early this morning. Kowalski had been taken off life support two weeks ago. He suffered a massive heart attack back on August 8th.
  • The mystery of Flight 4422 (Severed hand helps scientists ID victim)

    08/16/2008 8:40:51 AM PDT · by AlaskaErik · 23 replies · 343+ views
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | August 16, 2008 | By GEORGE BRYSON
    It's said that dead men tell no tales. But a severed arm and hand that emerged from a Wrangell Mountain glacier nine years ago just might -- with the help of two pilots, several forensic and genetic scientists and a raft of state and federal officials. Their combined efforts, detailed at an Anchorage press conference Friday, have determined that the human remains belong to one of the passengers on board a DC-4 airliner that slammed into the side of Mount Sanford 60 years ago last spring. More specifically, they belong to Francis Joseph Van Zandt, a 36-year-old merchant marine from...
  • NWA, Delta waive baggage fees for military personnel

    08/15/2008 12:26:49 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 5 replies · 858+ views ^ | 8/15/08 | Nicole Muehlhausen
    Northwest Airlines announced it will waive the fee for a third checked bag by military personnel traveling on NWA and Airlink flights in its continued support of military efforts around the world. Effective Friday, military personnel traveling on orders domestically or internationally may check up to three bags, up to 70 pounds each, at no fee. If military passengers are not on orders, then the regular luggage fees apply. Excess luggage fees will apply if military luggage is over 70 pounds. The decision comes the same day that Delta Airlines announced it would waive all excess baggage fees for active...
  • Delta to Join Northwest to Form World’s Largest Airline

    04/14/2008 5:12:50 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 44 replies · 114+ views
    Delta to Join Northwest to Form World’s Largest Airline By JEFF BAILEY The boards of Delta Air Lines and Northwest Airlines announced a deal late Monday that will create the world’s biggest airline and probably trigger other airlines to pursue mergers of their own. Directors of the two airlines approved the deal in telephone conference calls. If they approve the deal, shareholders of Northwest would receive 1.25 Delta shares for every Northwest share that they own, a person with direct knowledge of the arrangement said Monday evening. Seven board members from Delta and five from Northwest would join the board...
  • Delta, Northwest to announce merger: report

    04/13/2008 2:17:19 PM PDT · by BGHater · 31 replies · 241+ views
    AFP ^ | 13 Apr 2008 | AFP
    Delta Air Lines and Northwest Airlines this week are expected to announce a long-anticipated merger, The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday. The merger may to be unveiled as early as Tuesday, The Journal reported, adding that the deal could go through without support of Delta's 6,000 pilots. Delta and its pilots were holding separate talks this weekend on a post-merger contract, while negotiations with Northwest's 5,000 pilots were to be held at a later date, the daily reported. Last week, US authorities gave tentative approval for Delta, Northwest, and four of their international partners to combine their transatlantic routes in...
  • Near Miss on Runway at LAX as Planes Come Within 200 Feet

    08/17/2007 9:13:26 AM PDT · by 7thOF7th · 54 replies · 1,307+ views
    ABC7 LA ^ | 8-17-07 | Amy Powell
    L.A. INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, Aug. 17, 2007 (KABC-TV) - A close call at LAX could have had disastrous consequences. Airport officials are reporting two planes came within 200 feet -- perhaps as little as 50 feet -- on the airport runways. There have been near collisions at LAX before, but this one was very close. The FAA says it appears that both the air traffic controller and the pilot of the plane landing made mistakes. The incidents happened around 1 p.m. Thursday afternoon. Officials say a WestJet Boeing 737 coming in from Canada was landing. The plane seats around 132 passengers....
  • Flight Returns to Seattle-Tacoma Airport After Someone Claims Bomb on Board

    07/25/2007 1:58:46 PM PDT · by brytlea · 12 replies · 755+ views
    Fox News ^ | 7/25/07
    <p>A Northwest Airlines flight bound for Memphis was forced to return to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on Wednesday because of a bomb threat, though authorities did not believe the bomb was on board the plane, an airport spokeswoman said.</p> <p>Airport police were questioning a man who told a gate agent there was a bomb on Northwest Flight 980 shortly after the plane left Seattle around 12:33 p.m., airport spokeswoman Terri-Ann Betancourt said.</p>
  • Ex-Police Officer Helps Subdue Two Men Onboard NWA Flight

    06/06/2007 10:23:34 AM PDT · by Jeff Blogworthy · 53 replies · 2,536+ views ^ | 06/05/2007 |
    Suspects Began Screaming, Rolling In AisleWhat, exactly, happened onboard a recent Northwest Airlines flight from Minneapolis to Boston? That's the question federal investigators are now contemplating, while a former police officer is being called a hero for his role in subduing two passengers. Boston's WBZ-TV reports Bob Hayden, a retired 28-year veteran police officer and former Lawrence, MA police chief, was a passenger on Northwest Flight 720 this weekend. Hayden says that even before the plane took off, one man started to act strangely -- pacing up and down the aisle, apparently aggravated. A flight attendant forced the man into...
  • NTSB looks at baggage handlers in plane fuselage damage

    06/04/2007 4:52:27 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 16 replies · 858+ views
    Star Tribune ^ | 6/4/07 | AP
    SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Federal investigators are looking into whether baggage handlers at the Syracuse airport caused a 12-inch hole in the fuselage of a Northwest Airlines passenger jet forced to make an emergency landing in Buffalo, N.Y., last month. The Detroit-bound Northwest Airlines Flight 1411 was just 20 minutes into its May 18 journey when the crew heard a loud pop. The Douglas DC-9 experienced a loss of cabin pressure and smoke filled the cockpit. The plane landed safely at the Buffalo airport. A preliminary report by the National Transportation Safety Board does not assess blame or pinpoint the cause...
  • Eagan man who tipped FBI on Moussaoui on flight diverted to Amsterdam(MN)

    08/24/2006 8:28:54 PM PDT · by Marius3188 · 7 replies · 1,017+ views
    Pioneer Press ^ | 23 Aug 2006 | Pioneer Press
    A Minnesota man who was on the Northwest Airlines flight diverted to Amsterdam Wednesday after air marshals grew suspicious of passengers had prior experience with terrorist plots. Tim Nelson, the flight instructor who first told FBI officials about Al-Qaida operative Zacarias Moussaoui’s presence and behavior at an Eagan flight school in August, 2001, was on the Northwest flight, according to his wife, Jodie. Nelson’s call helped authorities arrest Moussaoui that same August, but the investigation that followed failed to thwart the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Regarding Wednesday’s incident, Mrs. Nelson said her husband specifically noted the crew and air marshals’...
  • Passengers On Northwest Plane Tell Of Air Marshal Action

    08/24/2006 3:10:46 PM PDT · by saganite · 57 replies · 2,844+ views
    Airwise news/Reuters ^ | 24 Aug 06 | staff
    Passengers aboard a Northwest Airlines plane bound for Mumbai and forced to turn back to Amsterdam said air marshals swooped after 12 people began fidgeting with mobile phones and plastic bags, Dutch media said on Thursday. The 12 were arrested on Wednesday after the plane landed at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport. Prosecution authorities said they were still holding the 12 but would not give their identities or nationalities. "I saw the air marshals run and I knew something was amiss," a 31-year-old businessman aboard the plane told Dutch newspaper Algemeen Dagblad. "Some had beards, others were unshaven, one was wearing a...
  • Our relatives are traders not terrorists (Reaction to Dutch Arrests)

    08/24/2006 3:23:49 PM PDT · by samsonite · 20 replies · 884+ views ^ | August 24, 2006 | Syed Firdaus Ashraf
    "Is keeping beard a sin in this world?" screams Abdul Kadar Kolsawala, 70, on the top of his voice in his two-room apartment at Memon Colony in Jogeshwari, a north-western suburb of Mumbai. "The terrorists get away all the time but it is only innocent Muslims who are caught," says Kadar. "It has become difficult to move around with a beard. The police doubt your credentials all the time. My son is innocent and he has nothing to do with terrorism," he adds. Kolsawala's son Ayub was detained by the Dutch police along with eight friends and two cooks at...
  • 12 arrested on U.S. plane to be released

    08/24/2006 12:12:03 PM PDT · by Quilla · 37 replies · 1,303+ views
    AP ^ | August 24, 2006 | Toby Sterling
    HAARLEM, Netherlands — Prosecutors said Thursday they found no evidence of a terrorist threat aboard a Northwest Airlines flight to India that returned to Amsterdam, and they are releasing all 12 passengers arrested after the emergency landing. The men, all Indian nationals, had aroused suspicions on Flight NW0042 to Bombay because they had a large number of cell phones, lap tops and hard drives, and refused to follow the crew's instructions, prosecutors said. Because of those actions by the passengers, the pilot of the DC-10 radioed for help shortly after takeoff Wednesday and the plane was escorted back to Amsterdam's...
  • Names of NW42 Passengers who caused turn back released

    08/24/2006 6:46:55 AM PDT · by USMMA_83 · 90 replies · 3,040+ views
    NDTV ^ | Aug-24-2006 | me
    List of Detainees: (1) Mohammad Iqbal Batliwala (2) Noor Mohammad Habeeb Batliwala (3) Yusru Haji Gaffar Memon (4) Yousuf Mohammad Salman Mohammad (5) Imran Mohammad Yousuf (6) Shakeel Osman Chhotani (7) Sohail Abdul Aziz Nizami (8) Ayub Abdul Qadir (9) Sajid Abdul Qadir (10) Ghulam Mustafa (11) Mohammad Ayub Khan (12) Mohammad Farooq Hasham