American Airlines cancels more than 600 flights on Sunday

American Airlines canceled another 634 flights on Sunday, more than 12% of its total operations for the day, the company said Sunday.The airline has now canceled more than 1,500 flights since Friday, as it deals with weather issues and staffing shortages that started last week.”With additional weather throughout the system, our staffing begins to run tight as crew members end up out of their regular flight sequences,” American said in a statement to CNN on Saturday Two days of severe winds in Dallas-Fort Worth, its largest hub, sharply reduced arrival…

McDuffie County Plane Crash Kills Two

Sierra West Airlines flight PKW887, a Dassault Falcon 20CC, N283SA, was destroyed when it impacted trees and terrain while on approach to Thomson-McDuffie County Airport (HQU/KHQU), Thomson, Georgia. The captain and first officer were fatally injured. The final ADS-B data point (located 1.1 nautical miles from Rwy 10 threshold) showed a descent rate of -1,600 feet per minute at 700 MSL (200′ AGL) and a ground speed of 133 Kts. The Field elevation is 500.9′ MSL. Lowest permitted decent on any approach to Rwy 10 is 400/1. Here is the…