LaGuardia Airport

200 homes in Bayside, Flushing file airplane noise complaints last month
200 homes in Bayside, Flushing file airplane noise complaints last month
Top Stories Melissa Chan 7/26/2013 at 10:50AM

Almost all the noise complaints filed last month at three major airports came from Queens, according to data obtained by The Courier. More than 700 calls about airplane noise flooded LaGuardia Airport this June, while 348 grievances came in about John F. Kennedy International Airport, according to statistics from the Port Authority of New York [...]

Officials investigating LaGuardia landing gear collapse that injured 10
News Cristabelle Tumola 7/23/2013 at 11:25AM

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is currently investigating a rough plane landing at LaGuardia Airport yesterday that left 10 people injured. As a Southwest Airlines flight from Nashville, Tenn. with 149 people on board was touching down at the airport just before 5:45 a.m. Monday its front landing gear collapsed, according to a Port [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 7/23/2013 at 8:05AM

TODAY’S FORECAST  Tuesday: Overcast with thunderstorms and rain showers. High of 86. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60% with rainfall amounts near 0.4 in. possible. Tuesday night: Mostly cloudy with thunderstorms, then a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain after midnight. Low of 75. Winds from the WNW [...]

Pols push for two-state study of airplane noise
Pols push for two-state study of airplane noise
Top Stories Melissa Chan 7/01/2013 at 3:55PM

Airport operators have become the target of the latest localized effort to quiet Queens skies. The state legislature has passed a bill that would require the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to conduct a one-time study to determine the effects of aircraft noise on Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island and Jersey residents. “With [...]

Op-Ed: More airport terminal gates = More Queens jobs
News Op-Ed 6/23/2013 at 8:45AM

BY SETH BORNSTEIN In late May, Delta Airlines officially opened nine more gates at JFK’s Terminal 4. This is great news for the borough of Queens and our on-going efforts to create, retain and attract jobs. Here at the Queens Economic Development Corporation, where I serve as executive director, we offer numerous business- services programs [...]

Plane returns to LaGuardia after engine failure
News Terence M. Cullen 5/24/2013 at 3:35PM

A Maine-bound flight had to turn around not long after takeoff Wednesday due to an engine failure, officials said. An engine shut down in-air during Delta Connection flight 6256 not long after it left LaGuardia, according to the airline. The flight returned to LaGuardia, landed safely and taxied the runway. There were no injuries during [...]

Flyers feel delays from furloughs
Flyers feel delays from furloughs
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 4/23/2013 at 2:59PM

Weather is not the only thing delaying travelers this week. U.S. government spending cuts forced the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to ax $637 million from its budget this year and to furlough it staff, the FAA confirmed. Air traffic controllers are now required to take one day off without pay for every 10 days of [...]

LaGuardia Airport evacuated due to suspicious device
LaGuardia Airport evacuated due to suspicious device
News Cristabelle Tumola 4/16/2013 at 12:13PM

LaGuardia Airport was evacuated Tuesday morning when a suspicious device was spotted on the third level of its central terminal building, according to a Port Authority spokesperson. After an object with wires protruding out of it was reported around 1o:30 a.m., the area was cleared and the New York City bomb squad was sent in to [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 3/01/2013 at 7:58AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Friday: Mostly cloudy. High of 46. Winds from the NNW at 10 to 15 mph. Friday night: Overcast in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 32. Winds from the NW at 10 to 15 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: Sixth Annual Panorama Challenge NYC Team Trivia Game At the Queens Museum of Art, participate in the world’s [...]

NFL player arrested for criminal possession of a weapon at LaGuardia Airport
Police Angy Altamirano 2/19/2013 at 3:17PM

NFL player Da’Quan Bowers was arrested Monday morning for carrying a weapon in his suitcase at LaGuardia Airport. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end was charged with two counts of criminal possession of a weapon after the 22-year-old told a US Airways ticket agent he was carrying a .40-caliber pistol and a magazine of bullets [...]