One of the top odd news stories in New England throughout 2014 involved U.S. Airways ordering a leashed pig off a plane at Connecticut's Bradley International Airport after the crew decided it was disruptive. (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Pigs, Gun Tattoos Topped 2014 New England Oddities

Pigs nearly managed to fly in Connecticut, terrorized hikers in Maine and drew a police response with squeals that turned out to be X-rated.


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Research: Bacteria Can Live On Airplane Surfaces For A Week+

Before you take your next flight, you may want to take along a little extra hand sanitizer. New research shows bacteria can hang around on airplane surfaces for more than a week.



What’s The Best Airline In The US?

Plan your next flight with this year’s Air Quality Ratings to find the United States’ best airlines.


A twin-engine plane crashed into a neighborhood in East Haven.  Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Funeral Friday For Sisters Killed In East Haven Plane Crash

EAST HAVEN, Conn. (AP) _ A funeral is scheduled for Friday for two children who were killed when an airplane crashed into their Connecticut home. A relative says the service for 13-year-old Sade Brantley and […]


A twin-engine plane crashed into a neighborhood in East Haven.  This photo shows one of two houses hit by the plane. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Plane Crashes Into East Haven Houses

Three people are missing — including two children ages 13 and 1, after a plane crashed into a residential neighborhood on approach to Tweed-New Haven airport this morning.


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Boeing Reports Orders For New Planes

Boeing reports orders for seven new planes, and loss of an order for one 737.