A Go airliner overshot Hilo International Airport by 15 miles last week, and the Federal Aviation Administration is investigating whether the pilots were sleeping. Midmorning Flight 1002 drifted off course during the 214-mile trip and had to turn back to get to the airport. The flight landed safely. Air traffic controllers tracking the plane by radar were unable to contract the cockpit for 25 minutes, according to a report by KGMB-TV. If the pilots did fall asleep while the plane was on autopilot, FAA rules carry penalties ranging from a warning letter to license suspension or revocation.
PALO ALTO, Calif.
Stanford will ditch tuition for some
Stanford University said Wednesday it plans to eliminate tuition for undergraduates with annual family incomes totaling less than $100,000 starting next year. It also will pay most room and board for students with families making less than $60,000. Stanford tuition is expected to rise to $36,000 in the fall, with room and board costing about $11,000.
Court upholds Simpson judgment
A state appellate court upheld on Wednesday the renewal of a $33.5-million civil judgment against O.J. Simpson. A civil jury in 1997 found Simpson liable for the 1994 stabbing deaths of his ex-wife and Ron Goldman. Simpson was acquitted of murder charges in 1995. Goldman's father filed a renewal in 2006 because Simpson has refused to pay.