American Airlines spokesperson says plane made emergency landing in San Francisco 'after several interior wall panels came loose while in the air,' says plane never lost cabin pressure, contradicting FAA statement - @NBCBayArea
Severe weather, lingering effects of fire at FAA facility snarl travel at Chicago-area airports, with nearly 450 flights canceled at O'Hare International Airport, roughly 300 nixed at Midway - @NBCNews
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is the national aviation authority of the United States. An agency of the United States Department of Transportation, it has authority to regulate and oversee all aspects of American civil aviation. The Federal Aviation Act of 1958 created the organization under the name Federal Aviation Agency. The agency adopted its current name in 1966 when it became a part of the U.S. Department of Transportation.