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Southwest Grounds 128 Planes Nationwide Over Missed Inspections, 6 Local Flights Affected

Southwest Airlines Wednesday grounded 20 percent of its fleet, including six flights at Southland airports, after dozens of planes missed inspections.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/25/2015

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Near Miss At LAX May Spark Tighter Regulations On Drone Use

Some in the aviation community are calling for tighter laws and regulations after a potentially hazardous event was avoided at LAX involving a commercial flight and a drone.

02/10/2015

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Drone Scare For LAX-Bound Flight Reignites Safety Debate

The plane was making its final descent into the Los Angeles airport Sunday when the pilot reported the close call, according to audio obtained by NBC News.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/09/2015

The historic Southwest Museum site is home to Los Angeles’s first museum and an iconic landmark in the Highland Park/Mt. Washington neighborhood. (Photo courtesy TreasureSWM.org)

LA’s Southwest Museum Designated As National Treasure

The Southwest Museum of the American Indian in northeast Los Angeles has been designated a national treasure, officials announced Thursday.

01/22/2015

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Burbank-Bound Southwest Flight Diverts To LAX Due To Mechanical Issue

A Burbank-bound Southwest flight was diverted to LAX Sunday when the plane developed a mechanical issue.

10/05/2014

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Southwest Airlines Experiences System-Wide Computer Glitch

A system-wide computer glitch is causing some air traffic nightmares for Southwest Airlines and its passengers.

06/21/2013

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Air Traffic Controller Furloughs Creating Traffic Nightmares For Passengers

Work furloughs involving air traffic controllers caused headaches around the nation for passengers Sunday.

04/21/2013

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Burbank-Bound Southwest Flight Turned Back After Cockpit Odor

A Southwest Airlines flight headed for Burbank was turned back on Tuesday morning after reports of a strange odor in the cockpit.

06/12/2012

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Southwest Plane Bound For Ontario Makes Emergency Landing After Bird Strike

A Southwest plane heading to Ontario from Sacramento was forced to make an emergency landing after it was struck by birds Wednesday morning.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/28/2011

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AirTran To Offer Flights From Orange County To Cabo, Mexico City

AirTran Airways has announced that it will begin flying to Cabo San Lucas and Mexico City from Orange County’s John Wayne Airport next year.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/19/2011

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KNX 1070 EXCLUSIVE: Feds Probe Possible Arabic-Type Markings On Southwest Jets

The TSA and FBI are trying to determine who has been vandalizing Southwest Airlines aircraft with mysterious markings.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–09/21/2011

Billie Joe Armstrong was removed off a Southwest plane for having saggy pants. (credit: AP)

Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong Booted Off Southwest Airlines Plane

Green Day front man Billie Joe Armstrong says his sagging pants cost him a seat on a Southwest Airlines flight.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/02/2011

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FAA To Order Emergency Inspections Of 80 Boeing 737 Jetliners

The airliner whose roof ripped open 34,000 feet over Arizona has had a busy 15-year life: taking off and touching down more than seven times a day, on average, and possibly developing microscopic cracks in its aluminum skin each time.

04/05/2011

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Southwest Flight Makes Emergency Landing At LAX

A Southwest Airlines flight heading to San Diego from Oakland was diverted to Los Angeles International Airport Sunday night when the crew noticed an electrical smell onboard, Southwest spokesperson Whitney Eichinger said.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–04/04/2011

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California-Bound Jet Makes Emergency Landing After Sudden, Wild Drop In Cabin Pressure

A Southwest Airlines flight from Phoenix to California made an emergency landing at a Yuma military base Friday after a sudden drop in cabin pressure, federal officials said.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/01/2011

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