- Cape student sues, accuses school officials of slamming her to ground multiple times (04/28/16)47
- Neelys Landing man shot, killed by highway patrol trooper after traffic stop (05/01/16)42
- Bob Evans restaurant in Cape Girardeau among chain's 21 closings (04/26/16)9
- Missouri House votes to allow concealed weapons without permits (04/28/16)8
- Police report filed, but no charges in incident at Cape Central (04/29/16)40
- Two hurt in motorcycle wreck on Interstate 55 (04/25/16)1
- 2016 All-Missourian Boys Basketball (04/29/16)
- Senator introduces bill for I-57 that would connect Sikeston with Little Rock (04/28/16)4
- Law firm requests information about Cape's traffic cameras (04/25/16)3
- Local lawmakers split over failed medical marijuana bill; voters may have a say (04/26/16)19
Plane escorted by military jets to Denver airport
DENVER (AP) -- A United Airlines plane with 90 people aboard was escorted by military jets to Denver International Airport, where it landed without incident Monday morning.
The Federal Aviation Administration ordered the escort after Flight 1145 failed to respond to an inquiry, United Airlines spokesman Chris Braithwaite said.
The escort came after an American Airlines jet carrying 255 people crashed in New York. The plane, en route to the Dominican Republic, went down minutes after taking off from Kennedy Airport Monday morning.
"Following the accident in New York City this morning, we put a call into our flights. The crew from that flight did not immediately respond," Braithwaite said. "(But) We quickly realized it was nothing to be alarmed with."
Airport spokeswoman Sally Covington said the plane, which was flying from Minneapolis, was deemed secure when it landed at 8:50 a.m. Other flights were not affected by the incident, she said.