Airplane Safety

Sky Banner Falls

SF SoMa Power Cut When Aerial Ad Banner Drops From Plane

San Francisco police said traffic was disrupted in the city’s South of Market area Saturday afternoon when an advertising banner fell off a plane and landed on some power lines.


Unidentified passengers take photos with cell phones of a hole in the cabin on a Southwest Airlines aircraft Friday, April 1, 2011 in Yuma, Ariz. Authorities say the flight from Phoenix to Sacramento was diverted to Yuma due to rapid decompression in the plane. (Brenda Reese / AP)

Southwest Grounds 100s Of Bay Area Flights After Hole Rips Plane

Passengers expecting to fly Southwest Airlines out of Oakland International Airport Saturday morning were met with long lines after the airline initially grounded 80 of its Boeing 737 jets.