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Pressure Loss Forces Jet's Emergency Landing in NY

One SkyWest passenger reportedly lost consciousness

(Newser) - A SkyWest jet made an emergency landing at Buffalo Niagara International Airport today after experiencing an apparent problem with cabin pressure, reports the Buffalo News . SkyWest was operating the flight out of Chicago for United; it was bound for Hartford, Conn. One person reportedly lost consciousness; a SkyWest official says... More »

Fugitive Pilot Kills Self After Trying to Steal Plane

Cops: Brian Hedglin killed his girlfriend, tried to flee

(Newser) - A murder/suicide in Utah is making headlines, and the Salt Lake Tribune and CNN piece together the tale: Police think 40-year-old Brian Hedglin fatally stabbed his girlfriend Friday night, then went on the lam. The SkyWest pilot didn't surface until Monday night, when he drove his motorcycle to St.... More »

Passengers Air a Record Number of Complaints

Skies unfriendlier than ever

(Newser) - Airline passengers on domestic flights are unhappier than they've been in years, with consumer complaints up 60%, according to the annual Airline Quality Rating survey. Long delays, cancellations, overbooking, late arrivals, and lost baggage accounted for most of the complaints, which haven't been this bad since 2000, reports the AP.... More »

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