The nose gear collapsed on a Southwest Airlines aircraft as it touched down at LaGuardia Airport Monday evening emitting a ball of flame from its hull as it screeched to a stop.
A appeals court has rejected a request from Friends of LaGuardia Airport to review federal recommendations for construction of a 100-foot-high garbage transfer station near the end of the airport’s Runway 31.
Opponents of a garbage transfer station under construction near LaGuardia Airport are pressing their case in the wake of a bird strike last week that forced a Delta flight with 179 people on board to make an emergency return to Kennedy Airport.
A bird strike shortly after takeoff forced a Delta 757 to make an emergency landing at John F. Kennedy International Airport with 179 people on board last Thursday afternoon.
“Why would you want to create a hazard at the end of one of the busiest runways in the world?”
Jim Hall, former chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board under President Bill Clinton, asked the question in an interview on Monday, three days after federal judges heard oral arguments in a lawsuit aimed at stopping construction of a city garbage transfer station on 31st Avenue in College Point.
A trash facility being built in College Point continues to raise safety concerns for nearby LaGuardia Airport and, more recently, questions regarding the Federal Aviation Administration’s decision to shrink a safety zone in the area to make way for the structure.
The North Shore Marine Transfer Station, which is now under construction at 120-15 31 Ave., has raised concerns from politicians and advocacy groups regarding the possibility that it will attract birds, which can be hazardous to planes, obstruct visibility for arriving aircraft due to its height and cause more delays at the already congested airport.
A South Ozone Park man was arrested and charged with second-degree murder after he allegedly killed a 22-year-old man, and a Brooklyn man was arrested at a South Ozone Park hotel for allegedly murdering his girlfriend in her Brooklyn home.