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By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene@tchekmedyian@latimes.com | October 3, 2012
Alaska Airlines released a statement Wednesday saying the company was “deeply saddened” by the death of a 55-year-old veteran pilot who was found dead along an off-ramp of the 5 Freeway in Burbank. The man, Lee Morris of Richland, Wash., was a 26-year, “highly respected” pilot for the airline, Gary Beck, vice president of flight operations for Alaska, said in the statement. Morris landed at Bob Hope Airport on Monday and was scheduled to fly out at 7 a.m. Tuesday, but didn't report to work, Alaska Airlines spokesman Paul McElroy said.
THE818NOW
October 8, 2012
Four Alaska Airlines departures were delayed at Bob Hope Airport on Monday because of a system-wide software outage that snarled the carrier's flight schedules across the country for hours. The delays rolled on even after the system was back online by the afternoon. A departure slated for 11:15 a.m. to Seattle actually took off at 1:49 p.m. , according to the website flightstats.com. Later, a 2:18 p.m. flight to Portland didn't depart until 2:58 p.m. The biggest expected delay was a 6:55 p.m. departure to Seattle that was rescheduled to leave at 9:37 p.m., the website indicated Monday afternoon.
THE818NOW
October 4, 2012
Los Angeles County coroner's officials say the death of a 55-year-old Alaska Airlines pilot found dead along the 5 Freeway in Burbank does not appear to be suspicious based on initial autopsy results. The man, Lee Clifford Morris of Richland, Wash., was a 26-year veteran pilot for the airline. His body was discovered along the southbound Scott Road off-ramp Tuesday evening by a passerby. Morris landed at Bob Hope Airport on Monday and was scheduled to fly out at 7 a.m. Tuesday, but when he didn't report to work, airline officials contacted the hotel where he was staying.
THE818NOW
October 3, 2012
Alaska Airlines released a statement Wednesday saying the company was “deeply saddened” by the death of a 55-year-old veteran pilot who was found dead along an off-ramp of the 5 Freeway in Burbank. The man, Lee Clifford Morris of Richland, Wash., was a 26-year, “highly respected” pilot for the airline, Gary Beck, vice president of flight operations for Alaska, said in the statement. Morris landed at Bob Hope Airport on Monday and was scheduled to fly out Tuesday morning 7 a.m., but didn't report to work, Alaska Airlines spokesman Paul McElroy said.
NEWS
March 3, 2001
Karen S. Kim AIRPORT DISTRICT -- Alaska Airlines was forced to cancel two of its nonstop afternoon and evening flights Wednesday after a 6.8-magnitude earthquake rattled the Seattle area Wednesday morning. The airline was able to successfully complete one flight to Seattle from the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Wednesday morning before the earthquake but could only complete one flight to Washington in the afternoon that rerouted its layover into Portland instead of Seattle -- its scheduled destination.
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By Alene Tchekmedyian and Kate Mather | October 5, 2012
Determining what caused the death of a 55-year-old Alaska Airlines pilot whose body was found along the Golden State (5) Freeway in Burbank on Tuesday probably will take several weeks, according to L.A. County coroner's officials. Toxicology tests are being conducted on the remains of the pilot, Lee Clifford Morris of Richland, Wash., whose mysterious death stunned friends. “If we don't find anything obvious, those could take weeks,” coroner's Assistant Chief Ed Winter said of postmortem tests.
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By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | November 1, 2013
Passengers at Bob Hope Airport will be able to keep their iPods and Kindles on through takeoff and landing - some starting Saturday, others soon, as airlines react to the Federal Aviation Administration's decision this week to allow the use of electronics below 10,000 feet for the first time. The FAA rule change came on Thursday, and now permits the use of electronic devices in “airplane mode” - with connection to cellular data networks disconnected - during all phases of flight.
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By Mark Kellam, mark.kellam@latimes.com | June 30, 2012
The four major airlines that fly out of Bob Hope Airport fared well for on-time departures compared to two other airports in the L.A. area, according to the latest information by a flight-tracking firm. SkyWest, which operates under contract with other major airlines in Burbank, was the tardiest carrier at the airfield, reporting a higher-than-average number of excessively late departures, which means they were delayed by 44 minutes or more. Southwest Airlines came in first during the last three months compared to Los Angeles International Airport and John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana, according to Portland, Ore.-based FlightStats, which compiles information provided by airlines across the country and internationally, as well as from other sources such as the Federal Aviation Administration.
BUSINESS
March 21, 2006
South Street is hub for mixer The Burbank Chamber of Commerce will be holding their March mixer from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday at South Street. The monthly mixer gives businesses and business people a chance to mingle and network over dinner. South Street, at 117 N. Victory Blvd., specializes in Philly cheese steaks. Admission to the event is $10 for members and $15 for nonmembers. The cash drawing offered at the event will be worth $650. A Friday night at the movies The Burbank Jaycees are heading to the movies on Friday night.
NEWS
December 29, 2001
Laura Sturza AIRPORT DISTRICT -- All airlines at the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport are in the same boat, wrestling with how to implement unprecedented baggage checks by a federally imposed deadline of Jan. 18. "We're working fast and furiously to meet the federal deadlines," said Jack Evans, an Alaska Airlines spokesman. "When the security act was approved, it wasn't as if it was ... an instruction manual as to how to proceed. We've found that there are literally hundreds of questions, and that's true with any new set of procedures."
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By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | November 1, 2013
Passengers at Bob Hope Airport will be able to keep their iPods and Kindles on through takeoff and landing - some starting Saturday, others soon, as airlines react to the Federal Aviation Administration's decision this week to allow the use of electronics below 10,000 feet for the first time. The FAA rule change came on Thursday, and now permits the use of electronic devices in “airplane mode” - with connection to cellular data networks disconnected - during all phases of flight.
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By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene@tchekmedyian@latimes.com | December 13, 2012
The 55-year-old veteran Alaska Airlines pilot found dead on a 5 Freeway offramp in Burbank in October died of natural causes, authorities said Thursday. The man - Lee Morris of Richland, Wash. - died of atherosclerotic heart disease, said Los Angeles County Coroner spokesman Craig Harvey. The disease results in a build-up of plaque in the arteries. Morris had no external injuries and there was no indication of foul play, Harvey said. The 26-year pilot had passed regular physical check-ups and appeared to be in good health, Alaska Airlines spokesman Paul McElroy said shortly after Morris' death.
NEWS
October 10, 2012
More than 400 loved ones gathered in Washington on Sunday to remember Alaska Airlines Captain Lee Morris - found dead in Burbank last week - as a fun-loving grandfather with a love for golf, the Seattle Mariners and camping on the Columbia River. “Our really close group was devastated by this,” said John MacDonald, Morris' longtime friend, former roommate and co-pilot. “But we also know he was a gift in our life.” Family members, high school, college buddies and fellow pilots came in from as far as Texas, Florida, New York and Wyoming for the remembrance.
THE818NOW
October 8, 2012
Four Alaska Airlines departures were delayed at Bob Hope Airport on Monday because of a system-wide software outage that snarled the carrier's flight schedules across the country for hours. The delays rolled on even after the system was back online by the afternoon. A departure slated for 11:15 a.m. to Seattle actually took off at 1:49 p.m. , according to the website flightstats.com. Later, a 2:18 p.m. flight to Portland didn't depart until 2:58 p.m. The biggest expected delay was a 6:55 p.m. departure to Seattle that was rescheduled to leave at 9:37 p.m., the website indicated Monday afternoon.
NEWS
By Alene Tchekmedyian and Kate Mather | October 5, 2012
Determining what caused the death of a 55-year-old Alaska Airlines pilot whose body was found along the Golden State (5) Freeway in Burbank on Tuesday probably will take several weeks, according to L.A. County coroner's officials. Toxicology tests are being conducted on the remains of the pilot, Lee Clifford Morris of Richland, Wash., whose mysterious death stunned friends. “If we don't find anything obvious, those could take weeks,” coroner's Assistant Chief Ed Winter said of postmortem tests.
THE818NOW
October 4, 2012
Los Angeles County coroner's officials say the death of a 55-year-old Alaska Airlines pilot found dead along the 5 Freeway in Burbank does not appear to be suspicious based on initial autopsy results. The man, Lee Clifford Morris of Richland, Wash., was a 26-year veteran pilot for the airline. His body was discovered along the southbound Scott Road off-ramp Tuesday evening by a passerby. Morris landed at Bob Hope Airport on Monday and was scheduled to fly out at 7 a.m. Tuesday, but when he didn't report to work, airline officials contacted the hotel where he was staying.
NEWS
By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene@tchekmedyian@latimes.com | October 3, 2012
Alaska Airlines released a statement Wednesday saying the company was “deeply saddened” by the death of a 55-year-old veteran pilot who was found dead along an off-ramp of the 5 Freeway in Burbank. The man, Lee Morris of Richland, Wash., was a 26-year, “highly respected” pilot for the airline, Gary Beck, vice president of flight operations for Alaska, said in the statement. Morris landed at Bob Hope Airport on Monday and was scheduled to fly out at 7 a.m. Tuesday, but didn't report to work, Alaska Airlines spokesman Paul McElroy said.
THE818NOW
October 3, 2012
A 55-year-old man found dead along an off-ramp of the 5 Freeway in Burbank was an Alaska Airlines pilot, sources said Wednesday. A passerby spotted the body along a fence at the Scott Road off-ramp about 6 p.m. Tuesday and called authorities, said Burbank Police Sgt. Darin Ryburn. Paramedics arrived and pronounced the man dead. He was identified as Clifford Morris of Richland, Wash., Ryburn said. Sources confirmed Morris was an Alaska Airlines pilot who was in town on business.
THE818NOW
October 3, 2012
Alaska Airlines released a statement Wednesday saying the company was “deeply saddened” by the death of a 55-year-old veteran pilot who was found dead along an off-ramp of the 5 Freeway in Burbank. The man, Lee Clifford Morris of Richland, Wash., was a 26-year, “highly respected” pilot for the airline, Gary Beck, vice president of flight operations for Alaska, said in the statement. Morris landed at Bob Hope Airport on Monday and was scheduled to fly out Tuesday morning 7 a.m., but didn't report to work, Alaska Airlines spokesman Paul McElroy said.
NEWS
By Mark Kellam, mark.kellam@latimes.com | June 30, 2012
The four major airlines that fly out of Bob Hope Airport fared well for on-time departures compared to two other airports in the L.A. area, according to the latest information by a flight-tracking firm. SkyWest, which operates under contract with other major airlines in Burbank, was the tardiest carrier at the airfield, reporting a higher-than-average number of excessively late departures, which means they were delayed by 44 minutes or more. Southwest Airlines came in first during the last three months compared to Los Angeles International Airport and John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana, according to Portland, Ore.-based FlightStats, which compiles information provided by airlines across the country and internationally, as well as from other sources such as the Federal Aviation Administration.
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