Almost 10 hours after a United Airlines airplane ran off the runway Monday, crews finally removed the wayward plane from its landing site at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, an airport spokeswoman said.
"I'm with FEMA," I overheard a man tell a woman at the bar at the Embassy Suites in Baton Rouge. That was a pick-up line, believe it or not, which says a lot about the difference between Gustav today and Katrina three years ago. This time - so far, at least - the authorities are on the case, apparently doing exactly what they're supposed to do.
A possible tornado damaged parts of Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport and surrounding businesses in pre-dawn hours Thursday in suburban New Orleans, said police in Kenner, west of the city.
Violence disrupted relief efforts Thursday in New Orleans as authorities rescued desperate residents still trapped in the flooded city and tried to evacuate thousands of others living among corpses and human waste.
It may be a couple of months before tourists can return to New Orleans via the city's Louis Armstrong International Airport, but aviation director Roy Williams said the airport is "open and operational" despite some hurricane damage.
Officials opened one runway at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport in Louisiana on Tuesday to emergency flights for Katrina relief, according to a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration.