I'm telling ya, safety and maintenance are the emerging airline story.
Two more troubling incidents:
Today, an American Airlines 757 made an emergency landing at Los Angeles International Airport shortly after takeoff, after a report of smoke in the cabin. The 188 passengers on the Honolulu-bound flight were evacuated down the emergency chutes, according to the Associated Press.
On Monday, an American Airlines MD-80 with 139 passengers on board took off from New York LaGuardia and made an emergency landing at nearby Kennedy International after one engine lost power.