A plane from Atlanta skidded off a runway at LaGuardia Airport while landing Thursday, crashing through a chain-link fence and sending passengers saddled with bags and bundled up in heavy coats and scarves sliding down an inflated chute to safety on the snowy pavement.
There's mixed reaction in Georgia to a proposal from a federal agency's call for states to lower their blood-alcohol limits from drivers. The National Transportation and Safety Board made waves with its call for a 0.05 limit, down from the 0.08 that has become standard.
A new report from federal investigators indicates that two officers in an Atlanta police helicopter made no distress calls before the aircraft collided with wires atop a 42-foot power pole. The preliminary report released late Tuesday by the National Transportation Safety Board sheds little light on what might have caused the chopper to crash.
Federal investigators say an Atlanta police helicopter hit the top of power line pole and its support cables before it crashed on a busy city street, killing two officers on board. They hope to have a preliminary report on the crash later this week.