NTSB: Crashed jet used shorter runway


NTSB: Crashed jet used shorter runway — A Comair commuter jet took off from a short runway used by private aircraft rather than a longer one typically used by commercial jets before it crashed Sunday morning, a National Transportation Safety Board official said. (CNN)

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Error in ComAir crash fairly common — The pilots of Comair Flight 5191, who tried to take off from the wrong runway in Lexington, Ky., early Sunday, were repeating a common error, according to government databases and aviation experts. (USA Today)

Ernesto approaches Cuba; Florida on alert — Ernesto was poised to slam into southeastern Cuba on Monday morning as the tropical storm became better organized, the National Hurricane Center reported. (CNN)

Gas prices drop 15 cents in two weeks — Gas prices tumbled more than 15 cents during the past two weeks, to $2.87 per gallon of self-serve regular, a national survey said Sunday. (CNN)

Ship lines get onboard with Wi-Fi and cell phone service — For better or worse, your boss now can reach you on your cellphone or BlackBerry, even when you are vacationing on a cruise ship in the middle of the Caribbean Sea. (The Los Angeles Times) (Registration required.)

Lighten up, and other tips on coping with new rules for fliers — Flight has taken on a new meaning now that the U.S. Transportation Security Administration has prohibited passengers from carrying on most liquids and gels in aircraft cabins. (The Los Angeles Times) (Registration required.)

Finding the right airline and best route to fly with your pet
— Despite stricter air-travel security measurers put in place this month, it’s pretty much business as usual regarding flying with pets. Here are some notes on pet-friendly airlines. (The New York Times) (Registration required.)

Putting the ‘eco’ in tourism — At home, you drive a hybrid, recycle as much as you can and compost. But what about when you are traveling? Here are some sources to help you go green on the road. (The Los Angeles Times) (Registration required.)

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