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    Posted on January 16, 2013 To

    Iowa Medevac Crash Kills Three

    Communities surrounding Mason City, Iowa, continue to grieve after a medevac helicopter carrying three crew members crashed Jan. 3, 2013, in a field, burst into flames and killed the paramedic, nurse and pilot aboard. According to media reports, no patients were aboard the aircraft as it headed from Mercy Medical Center – North Iowa just north of Ventura in Cerro Gordo County about 9 p.m. that night. The dedicated emergency medical team that was killed…

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    Helicopter Crash in London Kills Two

    A horrific helicopter crash occurred during the Wednesday morning rush hour in central London when the aircraft slammed into a construction crane on top of a 50-story residential building (1/16/13). The pilot and one person on the ground reportedly were killed; 13 others were injured on the ground. It was reported to be misty weather and the pilot had asked to divert and land in nearby London Heliport. The helicopter reportedly was on a commercial…

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    “Severe Turbulence” Causes Injuries to American Eagle Passengers on Flight to Chicago

    Chicago Fire Department officials confirmed that they treated several passengers aboard American Eagle Flight 3720 that was heading to Chicago today from New Orleans. The flight experienced “severe turbulence” while in flight that led to one passenger requiring to be taken to a local Chicago hospital. A spokesman for the Fire Department said that they experienced head, neck and back injuries. At least three people were injured, according to reports. The flight reportedly left New…

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    Japanese Airlines Ground Dreamliners

    In a move that the flying public may have been waiting to happen, Japan’s two major airlines and the biggest customers of the new Dreamliner jets have grounded the 787 aircraft following yet another incident that led to an emergency landing Wednesday (1/16/13) in that country. An All Nippon Airways jet on a domestic flight was reported to have battery problems and a burning smell was detected in the cockpit and cabin, forcing the 787…

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    Japan Now Enters Probe of Boeing Dreamliner

    In the wake of another 787 Dreamliner problem at Japan’s airport over the weekend, its transport ministry has launched an investigation into what caused two separate fuel leaks on a Boeing 787 Dreamliner operated by Japan Airlines Company. The investigation comes just days after the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced it was undergoing a comprehensive review of the next generation aircraft following a number of incidents in the United States as well. The Chicago Tribune…

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    Sean Driscoll to Speak on How to Succeed as a New Lawyer

    January 15, 2013 Sean P. Driscoll, attorney at Clifford Law Offices, will be speaking at the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA) webinar on “How to Succeed as a New Lawyer.” The online program will be presented for 1.5 hours of continuing legal education credit on Wed., Jan. 23, at 2 p.m. CST. Driscoll will specifically address “The Basics of Day-to-Day Practice for New Lawyer,” which will include valuable practice tips on deposition taking, court appearances…

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    Top Chicago Law Firms’ Robert Clifford Named the #1 Super Lawyer in Illinois

    Robert Clifford, founder of one of the top Chicago law firms, is named #1 Super Lawyer in IL. Other lawyers in Chicago’s Clifford Law Offices are also named.

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    Still More Problems for Boeing’s Dreamliner

    On the heels of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) review of the 787 Dreamliner following its series of troubles with the aircraft comes the news that yet another problem. A Japan All Nippon Airways 787 experienced a fuel leak Sunday (Jan. 13, 2013) during an inspection at Narita International Airport outside of Tokyo. The aircraft reportedly was the same one that had a fuel leak in Boston last week. Only about 50 of the 787’s…

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    Bumpy Week for Boeing’s Dreamliner Ends in FAA Review of Aircraft

    Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) officials held a press conference Friday (1/11/2013) in Washington, D.C., where they explained the comprehensive review that was ordered of the Boeing 787 aircraft. Following a week of more problems for what has been called the next generation airplane, experts and analysts speculated on what the high priority review of the 787 design and assembly, particularly the electrical system, means. Wall Street Journal reporter Andy Pasztor told PBS New Hour Friday…

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