NEWS US airlines racing against the clock to evacuate residents as hurricane #Irma to be near Florida by Sunday morning

Airlines were racing against the clock to clear as many customers as possible from the likely Florida path of Hurricane Irma, as social and political pressure mounted for carriers to play a bigger role in aiding evacuations. As the powerful storm threatened to rip through the Florida coast by Sunday, airlines ramped up the number of…

EMERGENCY British Airways #BA294 Boeing 747-400 engine shut down in flight, returned to Chicago

  A British Airways flight departing Chicago O’Hare International Airport Sunday evening was forced to return after encountering engine problems shortly after takeoff, authorities confirmed Monday. The Boeing 747-400 (reg. G-BNLY) was flying over Arlington Heights when a loud boom was heard. Witnesses reported seeing flames coming from one of the engines and the plane dumping…