BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan – The Health Ministry in Kyrgyzstan says a cargo plane has crashed in a residential area just outside the Central Asian country's main airport, killing 32 people. The ministry said Monday that the Turkish airline Boeing 747 crash-landed just outside the Manas airport, south of the capital Bishkek, killing at least 15 people in a residential area adjacent to the airport as well as 17 people onboard the plane. Local emergency services are working on the scene. Until 2014, the U.S. military operated a military installation at the Manas airport, using it primarily for its operations in Afghanistan.
The airport on North Hollywood Way in Burbank has officially rebranded itself the Hollywood Burbank Airport, putting an end to the former title that paid tribute to the comedian and showman Bob Hope. Airport officials this week unveiled a new logo and the name Hollywood Burbank Airport, emblazoned on the terminal tower. For years, airport officials have said they believe travelers from the East Coast were not flying into the airport in Burbank because the name Bob Hope didn't identify its location, leading fliers to book flights to other airports in the region. "By telling passengers where we are, we're telling them all the great things our airport and our community have to offer," said Glendale City Councilmember Zareh Sinanyan, who sits on the airport authority board. The airport adopted the Bob Hope name in 2003 after being named the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport for 25 years.
BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan – A cargo plane crashed Monday in a residential area just outside the main airport in Kyrgyzstan, killing at least 37 people, the Emergency Situations Ministry said on Monday. The Turkish Boeing 747 crashed just outside the Manas airport, south of the capital Bishkek, killing people in the residential area adjacent to the airport as well as those on the plane. Reports of the death toll on Monday ranged from 37 people according to emergency officials in the Central Asian nation, to 31 reported by the presidential press office which also said rescue teams had recovered parts of nine bodies. Fifteen people including six children have been hospitalized. Images from the scene showed the plane's nose stuck inside a brick house and large chunks of debris scattered around.
Stocking up on supplies--water, batteries, food staples-- as tropical storm Gordon loomed over the Gulf, I was struck by a familiar sound in the sky as I loaded bags into my car: a bank of airliners forming a loose arc as they slanted down toward the airport, descending one at a time to land. While the city of New Orleans braced for the worst, life at the airport went on as usual. Gordon ended up missing us completely, having fizzled out after making landfall well east of the city. New Orleans is safe, for now, but hurricane season lingers on through November. And let's not even talk about 2019, when the storms could strengthen.