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  • Suspected debris from missing MH370 points to fire on plane

    09/12/2016 6:42:33 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 18 replies
    Sky News ^ | September 13 | Staff
    Charred debris, possibly belonging to the missing MH370 plane, has been handed to investigators - raising the prospect of a flash fire on board the ill-fated jet. An American amateur investigator handed over several pieces of blackened debris to Australia's Transport Safety Bureau on Monday in what may prove to be a breakthrough in one of the biggest mysteries in aviation history. Blaine Gibson said the material, which had washed up in Madagascar, included what appeared to be an internal panel.
  • Smoke billows from jetliner after crash-landing

    08/03/2016 4:54:30 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 29 replies
    CBS/AP ^ | Aug 3, 2016
    DUBAI -- An Emirates flight from India with 300 people on board, including 6 Americans, crash landed at Dubai's main airport on Wednesday, sending black smoke billowing into the air and halting all traffic at the Middle East's busiest airport. Authorities said all passengers were evacuated safely. Dubai-based Emirates said the accident happened around 12:45 p.m. local time as Flight EK521 was arriving from the southern Indian city of Thiruvananthapuram.
  • MH370: Captain's home simulator had Indian Ocean course plotted

    07/28/2016 2:07:50 AM PDT · by Enchante · 19 replies
    CNN ^ | Thu July 28, 2016 | Euan McKirdy
    The home flight simulator belonging to the MH370 pilot had a route plotted into it which ended in the Indian Ocean, officials have confirmed.... ...The confirmation corroborates earlier reports that the device had programmed in it a route similar to the one which investigators believe the doomed flight took on its final voyage.
  • Kerry warns Beijing over air defense zone for South China Sea

    06/04/2016 9:20:04 PM PDT · by Mariner · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 4th, 2016 | by Yeganeh Torbati
    ULAANBAATAR (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday the United States would consider any Chinese establishment of an air defense zone over the South China Sea to be a "provocative and destabilizing act". U.S. officials have expressed concern that an international court ruling expected in coming weeks on a case brought by the Philippines against China over its South China Sea claims could prompt Beijing to declare an air defense identification zone, or ADIZ, as it did over the East China Sea in 2013. "We would consider an ADIZ...over portions of the South China Sea as...
  • Airliner on fire at Las Vegas Airport

    09/08/2015 4:32:50 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 48 replies
    twitter.com ^ | September 9, 2015 | twitter
    This just happened and I'm not finding any other sources other than Twitter yet.
  • Will industry address vulnerability beneath the carpet of the 777?

    07/30/2015 4:45:21 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    In the forward galley area near the L1 door and flight deck, a small access panel sits below the carpet which acts as the gateway to the 777s electronics and engineering bay. The bay, referred to as the E/E bay, contains many of the 777s extremely sensitive systems. A recently posted YouTube video, below, shows how shockingly easy it is to access the E/E bay, and how seemingly little has been done to keep people out. The systems in the E/E bay vary from fuse panels to the Airplane Information Management System (AIMS), also known as the brains of the...
  • Biden Says Downed Jet Apparently "Blown Out of the Sky" (Thank You Capt. Obvious)

    07/17/2014 4:10:32 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 28 replies
    Chicago Tribune (Reuters) ^ | July 17, 2014 23:05 GMT | Steve Holland
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said on Thursday it appeared that the downing of a Malaysian airliner near the Ukraine-Russia border was not an accident and that the passenger jet apparently was "blown out of the sky." "This is truly a grave situation," Biden said in a speech in Detroit. He said he had seen reports that Americans may have been on board and that "we're now working every minute to try to confirm those reports as I speak." Biden said the downing of the jet was tragic. He spoke by phone to Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko.
  • Major Breakthrough In Finding Malaysia Airlines MH370

    04/09/2014 8:08:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies
    Forbes ^ | 04/09/2014 | Bruce Dorminey
    In a major break in a race against time, searchers for MH370 have detected two new electronic pings both received in the last 24 hours from what they hope is the missing Boeing BA +1.23% 777-200s black box flight data recorders. The news was announced at a Wednesday morning press conference in Perth. Im now optimistic that we will find the aircraft; whats left of the aircraft, Retired RAAF Air Marshal Angus Houston told reporters. Just days before batteries on the black box pingers are expected to expire, Australian authorities leading the southern Indian Ocean search for the...
  • Terrific! Batteries on Missing #MH370 Black Box Were [NOT!] Expired, Due to Be Replaced

    04/05/2014 10:18:12 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 71 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 4-5-2014 | Jim Hoft
    Malaysian officials admitted Saturday that the batteries on the black box of missing flight MH370 were expired and due to be replaced. The plane has been missing for 28 days. A Malaysia Airlines (MAS) MH370 flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing has lost contact with Subang Air Traffic Control at 2.40am, 8th March 2014. The plane was carrying a total number of 227 passengers including two infants and twelve crew members. The Strait Times reported: Malaysia Airlines chief executive officer (CEO) Ahmad Jauhari Yahya today confirmed that the batteries of the black box pingers of the missing Malaysia Airlines (MAS)...
  • Malaysia Airlines MH370: Confusion over plane last location

    03/12/2014 2:54:14 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 106 replies
    BBC News ^ | March 12, 2014
    Search teams are scouring waters off both sides of the Malaysian peninsula, amid confusion over a missing Malaysia Airlines plane's last known location. Malaysia's air force chief has denied reports that the plane was tracked to the Malacca Strait in the west. Vietnam has despatched a plane to investigate an eyewitness report of a possible object burning in the sky east of Vietnam. --SNIP-- On Wednesday, Malaysia's air force chief Rodzali Daud denied remarks attributed to him in local media that a missing Malaysia Airlines plane was tracked by military radar to the Malacca Strait, far west of its planned...
  • This Man Claims He Watched Malaysia Air Flight 370 Go Down in Flames

    03/12/2014 2:53:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 3/12 | Joe Coscarelli
    ABC's Bob Woodruff has shared an email from an oil rig worker stationed near the coast of Vietnam that alleges to have witnessed the missing jet go down in flames. "The timing is right," writes Mike McKay. "While I observed the burning (plane) it appeared to be in ONE piece." McKay's employer has confirmed that the letter is not a hoax. "From when I first saw the burning (plane) until the flames went out (still at high altitude) was 10-15 seconds," he writes. "There was no lateral movement, so it was either coming toward our location, stationary (falling) or going...
  • China Has Satellite Images Of What May Be The Missing Malaysia Airlines Plane

    03/12/2014 3:13:30 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/12/2014 | Alex Davies
    Chinese officials may have satellite images of debris that could be from the Malaysia Airlines 777 jet that's been missing for five days. According to CNN, China's State Administration for Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense announced the find. The satellite images were taken on Sunday, March 9. CNN Senior Producer Vaughn Sterling reports that the images show three objects, sized 13x18 meters, 14x19 meters, and 24x22 meteres. The Boeing 777 took off from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Friday, and was headed for Beijing, with 239 people on board. So far, a massive search including dozens of ships and...
  • Do These New Satellite Images Show the Remains of Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370?

    03/12/2014 2:51:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    The Chinese government has released satellite images showing "a suspected crash area at sea," including "three suspected floating objects," near the flight's planned path. Taken Sunday morning but not made public until today, the blurry shots are located northeast of Kuala Lumpur, south of Vietnam, in what may be the most promising lead thus far, on the fifth day of a frustrating, otherwise fruitless search.
  • Satellite looking into missing Malaysia flight detects 'suspected crash area'

    03/12/2014 2:10:46 PM PDT · by CivilWarBrewing · 74 replies
    CNN ^ | March 12, 2014 | Jethro Mullen and Michael Pearson, CNN
    China's State Administration for Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense announced the discovery, including images of what it said were "three suspected floating objects and their sizes." The images in the Strait of Malacca were captured on March 9 -- which was the day after the plane went missing -- but weren't released until Wednesday.
  • Courtney Love claims to have found missing plane (Malaysia)

    03/17/2014 5:22:40 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 59 replies
    SF Chronicle.com ^ | 3 17 14 | Aldin Vaziri
    Call off the search for Flight 370! Former Hole singer Courtney Love is pretty sure she has found the location of the missing Malaysian plane over a patch of ocean off the coast of Vietnam by using satellite images and even posted its co-ordinates on Facebook and Twitter with a helpful diagram (below). “I’m no expert but up close this does look like a plane and an oil slick,” she said. “[It's] like a mile away Pulau Perak, where they ‘last’ tracked it 5°39’08.5″N 98°50’38.0″E but what do I know?” Flight 370 vanished early March 8 while flying from Kuala...
  • Has Courtney Love solved the missing Malaysian plane mystery?

    03/18/2014 7:36:08 AM PDT · by jerod · 39 replies
    GIGWISE ^ | Monday 17th March 2014 | Michael Baggs
    Courtney Love may have helped solve the missing Malaysian plane mystery, having posted an image and geographical co-ordinates on her Facebook page. Flight number MH370 has been missing since 8 March 2014, with searches for the aircraft having proven fruitless in the days since. The search was recently expanded, but ten days later, there are still no clues as to the fate of the plane or its 239 passengers. However, Courtney Love may have solved the mystery, posting a photo on Facebook, which she seems to believe shows the location of the missing plane - sadly after crashing in the...
  • Fishermen Plane Sighting a Tip or False Lead in MH370 Hunt?

    03/18/2014 5:00:52 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 25 replies
    ABC News via Yahoo News ^ | 18MAR2014 | Bob Woodruff
    Fishermen from this village believe they may have seen the missing Malaysia Airlines flight on the night it disappeared flying low over the Gulf of Thailand. It's not clear whether what they saw was flight MH370 or whether it is the latest in a string of false leads in the search for the missing plane, but if true it would suggest that the plane may have flown low to avoid radar, what is known as "terrain masking." On March 8 flight MH370 disappeared from radar as it flew north over the Gulf of Thailand towards Vietnam en route to Beijing....
  • Vietnam Searchers Report Spotting Plane Debris

    03/09/2014 7:36:30 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 40 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 9 Mar 2014 | JASON NG, GAURAV RAGHUVANSHI and JAKE MAXWELL WATTS
    KUALA LUMPURA Vietnamese search aircraft located fragments Sunday floating in waters off southern Vietnam that are suspected of coming from a Malaysia Airlines 3786.KU 0.00% jetliner that went missing a day earlier with 239 people on board. The fragments were believed to be a composite inner door and a piece of the tail, Vietnam's ministry of information and communication said in a posting on its website. They were located about 50 miles south-southwest of Tho Chu island. Officials released photograph of one fragment floating in the water. Malaysia Airlines said it had received no confirmation regarding the suspected debris. Flight...
  • Hong Kong pilot spots debris in Vietnamese waters

    03/11/2014 3:51:38 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 243 replies
    CCTV English ^ | 03-11-2014 0617 bjt | James
    The Civil Aviation Department of Hong Kong has received a pilots report that a large amount of debris was spotted in Vietnamese waters. The pilot, flying a Hong Kong to Kuala Lumpur plane, says the debris is located about 60 kilometres southeast of Vietnamese city Vung Tau, some 500 kilometers from where the Malaysian jetliner lost contact with air traffic controllers. The department has submitted the message to the relevant authorities.
  • Why did somebody doctor photo of men who took Flight MH370? (Shortened Title)

    03/27/2014 2:03:13 PM PDT · by fso301 · 34 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | March 24, 2014 | Ian Drury Candace Sutton
    Fears of a cover-up over the fate of flight MH370 grew yesterday after claims that a photo of two passengers was tampered with. Images of two men who boarded the Malaysian Airlines jet with stolen passports appear to show them having the same set of legs. CCTV footage stills released by officials three days after the Boeing 777-200 vanished from the skies shows the pair with identical green trousers and brown shoes.
  • Lt. Gen. McInerney Says #MH370 In Pakistan I Got A Source at LIGNET That Confirmed It Yesterday

    03/22/2014 12:45:01 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 212 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 3-22-2014 | Jim Hoft
    Full title - "BREAKING: Lt. Gen. McInerney Says #MH370 In Pakistan I Got A Source at LIGNET That Confirmed It Yesterday (Video)" Retired Lt. General Thomas McInerney was on Americas News HQ today to once again discuss his theory that missing flight MH370 flew to Pakistan. McInerney and LIGNET Intel Group still believe the plane flew to Pakistan. Posted by Jim Hoft on Saturday, March 22, 2014, 2:26 PM Retired Lt. General Thomas McInerney was on Americas News HQ today to once again discuss his theory that missing flight MH370 flew to Pakistan. McInerney and LIGNET Intel Group still...
  • BREAKING: Intel Group With Source Inside Boeing Says Missing Flight #MH370 Went to Pakistan

    03/19/2014 9:12:39 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 69 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 3-19-2014 | Jim Hoft
    Megyn Kelly broke this news tonight on The Kelly File. Intel group Langley Intelligence Group says its Boeing source says the plane manufacturer believes the missing Malaysian flight MH370 is inside Pakistan. A LIGNET analyst received information from a source at Boeing that the company believes the plane did land in Pakistan Boeing spokesman Sean McCormack denied that Wednesday, telling LIGNET that the Boeing Company does not have information that substantiates your claim. Retired Lt. Col. Thomas McInerney was on with Megyn to discuss this theory. McInerney said the flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing is about the same distance...
  • Expert Believes Missing Malaysian Airlines Flight Being Held For Ransom (Theory Du Jour)

    03/19/2014 10:57:51 AM PDT · by McGruff · 83 replies
    CBS NEWS ^ | March 19, 2014
    Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 is no closer to being found as the disappearance of the Boeing 777 carrying 239 people nears its two-week mark. Pilot suicide, terrorism and hijacking are some possibilities that are being theorized to the plane as the search area expanded to 7 million square miles. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said last week that there are a number of possible scenarios that are being investigated as to what happened to the flight. Rick Mathews, of the National Center for Security & Preparedness at the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy of SUNY Albany, tells...
  • Retired USAF general says Malaysia 370 may have landed in Pakistan

    03/19/2014 4:35:16 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 35 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 3-19-2014 | Thomas Lifson
    Lt. General Thomas McInerney USAF (ret) is a man to be reckoned with, and he has gone out on a limb citing sources he cannot reveal for his assertion that Malaysia Airlines 370 was taken by a criminal act, that the United States government knows more than it is revealing, and that the airplane could well be on the ground on Pakistan.
  • Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Probe Sharpens Focus on Sabotage

    03/19/2014 12:19:58 AM PDT · by lbryce · 5 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 19, 2014 | Andy Pasztor and Jon Ostrower
    The investigation into the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines 3786.KU +2.13% Flight 370 sharpened its focus on sabotage, according to aviation and industry officials, amid strong indications that one or more people on the plane deliberately changed its course and tried to mask its location. Officials suspect two different systems were shut off after the plane took off last weekend, one shortly after the other, people familiar with the investigation said. About an hour into the flight, the plane's transponders stopped functioning, making it much more difficult for air-traffic control personnel to track or identify it via radar.
  • Thai Radar Might Have Tracked Missing Plane

    03/18/2014 11:58:11 PM PDT · by lbryce · 1 replies
    AP ^ | March 19, 2014 | CHRIS BRUMMITT and THANYARAT DOKSONE
    New radar data from Thailand gave Malaysian investigators more potential clues Wednesday for how to retrace the course of the missing Malaysian airliner, while a massive multinational search unfolded in an area the size of Australia. Search crews from 26 countries including Thailand are looking for the plane that vanished early March 8 with 239 people aboard en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. Frustration is growing among relatives of those on the plane at the lack of progress in the search.
  • Retired 777 Pilot Calls the Show (Rush Limbaugh)

    03/18/2014 12:18:38 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 181 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 3-18-2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I've got a call up I want to take now. It's a retired 777 pilot. If I wanted to really sound like I was hip, I'd say triple seven. If I wanted to sound like a network TV guy, I'd say we have a retired triple seven pilot, make you think I really knew what I was talking about. The man calls himself Captain Luke, and he's from South Carolina. And Captain Luke, great to have you with us on the program. Hello, sir. CALLER: Great to be back. Rush, I talked to you once before in 1990, and...
  • MH370 A different point of view. Pulau Langkawi 13,000 runway.

    03/18/2014 8:14:11 AM PDT · by Leroy S. Mort · 72 replies
    Google+ ^ | March 14, 2014 | Chris Goodfellow
    A lot of speculation about MH370. Terrorism, hijack, meteors. I cannot believe the analysis on CNN - almost disturbing. I tend to look for a more simple explanation of this event. Loaded 777 departs midnight from Kuala to Beijing. Hot night. Heavy aircraft. About an hour out across the gulf towards Vietnam the plane goes dark meaning the transponder goes off and secondary radar tracking goes off. Two days later we hear of reports that Malaysian military radar (which is a primary radar meaning the plane is being tracked by reflection rather than by transponder interrogation response) has tracked the...
  • Flight #MH370 Tinfoil thread

    03/15/2014 7:28:33 PM PDT · by Ripliancum · 165 replies
    self
    OK, I know everyone has their own theories as to the motivations behind the missing 777. Let's put them in one place, give us your top 3. Here's mine. 1. Tom Clancy/Executive Orders scenario. Plane will be used later as a WMD to take out something in Washington or New York. Passengers killed/ransomed. 2. Diversion by Russia/Iran so Putin could do his thing during the distraction. Will be used later as possible unstoppable destruction device to disable or take out one of our carriers in the Med. Passengers killed/ransomed. 3. Plane was designed to climate strategic Diego Garcia near Indian...
  • New:Newer;Newest:Missing plane: Piracy Theory Gains More Credence

    03/14/2014 6:34:43 PM PDT · by lbryce · 117 replies
    AP ^ | March 14, 2014 | EILEEN NG and JOAN LOWY
    Piracy and pilot suicide are among the scenarios under study as investigators grow increasingly certain the missing Malaysia Airlines jet changed course and headed west after its last radio contact with air traffic controllers. The latest evidence suggests the plane didn't experience a catastrophic incident over the South China Sea as was initially suspected. Some experts theorize that one of the pilots, or someone else with flying experience, hijacked the plane or committed suicide by plunging the jet into the sea.
  • The 777 was a what? On a what? Spy mission?

    03/14/2014 2:50:54 PM PDT · by pansgold · 98 replies
    III / XIV / MMXIV | pansgold
    Is the missing 777 jet is equipped with phones? Id bet it is. Id assume cellular via satellite. With hundreds of persons onboard, why didnt one person make a phone call? The plane did. It pinged at least one satellite for hours after other systems went dark. It appears to me someone forgot to shut that one system down or it was in a location it couldnt be immediately accessed. and turned off. For Christs sake, as the World Trade Center towers were about to fall, people were calling out and sending video clips and photos via cell phone. When...
  • New Evidence Suggests That Plane Disappearance Was A Deliberate Act

    03/13/2014 4:59:50 PM PDT · by blam · 38 replies
    BI ^ | 3-13-2014 | Paul Szoldra
    New Evidence Suggests That Plane Disappearance Was A Deliberate Act Paul SzoldraMarch 13, 2014      Two U.S. officials believe the shutdown of two separate communications systems from the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 happened at different times, indicating the disappearance was less likely the result of a catastrophic failure and more the result of a "deliberate act," according to a new report from ABC News. Sources speaking with ABC believe the data reporting system was shut down at 1:07 a.m., while the transponder — sending out location and altitude data — was shut down at 1:21...
  • Fox News Video:Aviation Expert on Why Flight 370 May Have Been Diverted

    03/13/2014 3:19:15 PM PDT · by lbryce · 75 replies
    Fox News Video ^ | March 13, 2014 | Staff
    Fox Video:Aviation expert on why Flight 370 may have been diverted I checked the page info and the video was last modified at 6:07:30 PM hoping to validate that this is the latest information on the story
  • US Regulators Warned of Problems on Boeing 777s

    03/12/2014 3:13:28 PM PDT · by lbryce · 24 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | March 12 ,2014 | Staff
    Months before Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 mysteriously vanished, US regulators warned of a "cracking and corrosion" problem on Boeing 777s that could lead to a mid-air breakup and drastic drop in cabin pressure. The revelation comes amid a desperate search for traces of the plane with 239 people on board, which lost contact with air traffic control at around 1730 GMT Friday, about an hour after take-off from Kuala Lumpur en route to Beijing..
  • Watch terrifying moment passenger jet has to ditch landing after turning SIDEWAYS due to high winds

    12/06/2013 4:42:15 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 57 replies
    Daily Mirror (UK) ^ | December 6, 2013
    This is the terrifying moment a plane almost landed sideways as ferocious winds hit the UK yesterday (Thurs). Passengers told how they watched the drama unfold on the TV screens on the plane. Some started vomiting as the pilot struggled to control the 777.
  • Airbus plane appears in Seattle ad championing efforts to woo Boeing

    11/20/2013 6:22:05 PM PST · by EveningStar · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 20, 2013 | Jonathan Kaminsky
    An advertisement placed in The Seattle Times on Wednesday by a group hoping to encourage Washington state to keep up its fight to secure the coveted work on the new Boeing 777 includes a notable miscue. At the top of the full-page ad, under the all-caps text "The Future of Washington," is pictured not a Boeing jet, but rather an A320 from archrival Airbus.
  • Dubai's Emirates Air Orders 150 Boeing 777X Planes Worth $76 Billion

    11/17/2013 11:14:19 AM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 40 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Nov 17, 2013 | RORY JONES
    DUBAIEmirates Airline on Sunday placed a $76 billion order with Boeing Co. BA +0.73% at the Dubai airshow for 150 of the manufacturer's new 777X aircraft, helping make the model the largest product launch in commercial jetliner history. The Dubai-based carrier, which is the world's largest international airline by capacity, is the biggest scalp so far for Boeing as it is the largest operator of the manufacturer's current 777 fleet, with more than 120 in service. Qatar Airways, meanwhile, placed an order for 50 Boeing 777X worth $19 billion, and Emirates said it had purchase rights for a further 50...
  • Photos of Asiana Flight 214 removal (Bandwidth warning)

    07/31/2013 9:56:21 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 21 replies
    7-25-2013
    Here are some really good photos of the crashed Boeing 777 known as Asiana Flight 214.These include pics of the interior, exterior, landing gear, engines, and removal and loading process.
  • No drug, alcohol testing done on crew after crash

    07/10/2013 3:10:37 PM PDT · by oxcart · 15 replies
    POLITICO ^ | 07/10/13 | Kevin Robillard
    U.S. authorities couldnt perform drug or alcohol tests on the four pilots who were aboard Asiana Flight 214 when it crashed at San Francisco International Airport a lapse that will complicate efforts to figure out why they were seemingly unaware that the plane was coming in too slowly and too low. Those were the latest revelations Tuesday from National Transportation Safety Board Chairwoman Debbie Hersman, who said her agency and the Federal Aviation Administration couldnt legally requirethe crew of the South Korea-based airline to submit to testing after the crash. That decision is left to the airlines home country....
  • Crew to speak about Asiana crash in San Francisco

    07/10/2013 2:43:32 PM PDT · by oxcart · 5 replies
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Flight attendants from the Asiana Airlines flight that crashed over the weekend are expected to speak about the ordeal. A news conference has been scheduled at San Francisco International Airport for Wednesday afternoon. At least one crew member already has spoken to reporters.
  • Flight attendant sensed plane was in trouble, 'felt a bang'

    07/08/2013 8:22:09 AM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 18 replies
    NBCNews.com ^ | Jack Chang and Youkyung Lee, Associated Press
    The evacuation of Asiana flight 214 began badly. Even before the mangled jetliner began filling with smoke, two evacuation slides on the doors inflated inside the cabin instead of outside, pinning two flight attendants to the floor. Cabin manager Lee Yoon-hye, apparently the last person to leave the burning plane, said crew members deflated the slides with axes to rescue their colleagues, one of whom seemed to be choking beneath the weight of a slide. It was just one of the moments of drama described Sunday by Lee of a remarkable evacuation that saved 305 of the 307 people on...
  • Pilot was attempting his first Boeing 777 landing at San Francisco airport, airline says

    07/08/2013 4:28:02 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 70 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 7-8-2013 | FoxNews
    Asiana Airlines said Monday that the pilot in control of the Boeing 777 that crashed in San Francisco Saturday had little experience flying that type of plane and was landing one for the first time at that airport. Asiana spokeswoman Lee Hyomin told the Associated Press Monday that Lee Gang-guk was trying to get used to the 777 during Saturday's crash landing. She says the pilot had nearly 10,000 hours flying other planes, including the Boeing 747, but had only 43 hours on the 777. Hyomin told Reuters that co-pilot Lee Jeong-min has 3,220 hours of flying experience with the...
  • Asiana says pilot of crashed plane was in training

    07/07/2013 8:19:47 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 98 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 7, 2013 | by Hyunjoo Jin
    Asiana Airlines Inc said the pilot in charge of landing the Boeing 777 that crash-landed at San Francisco's airport on Saturday was training for the long-range plane and that it was his first flight to the airport with the jet. "It was Lee Kang-kook's maiden flight to the airport with the jet... He was in training. Even a veteran gets training (for a new jet)," a spokeswoman for Asiana Airlines said on Monday. "He has a lot of experience and previously flown to San Francisco on different planes including the B747... and he was assisted by another pilot who has...
  • Official: Asiana flight tried to abort landing

    07/07/2013 3:48:25 PM PDT · by oxcart · 102 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 07/07/13 | JASON DEAREN and JOAN LOWY
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A federal safety official said Sunday the cockpit voice recorder from Asiana Flight 214 showed the jetliner received a warning that it could stall because it was flying too slowly and tried to increase its speed before it crashed. National Transportation Safety Board chief Deborah Hersman said at a news conference Sunday the recorder also showed the Boeing 777's crew called to abort the landing about 1.5 seconds before impact. National Transportation Safety Board chief Deborah Hersman said at a briefing on the crash of the Boeing 777 said the plane was traveling at speeds well...
  • Plane crashes at San Francisco airport --Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 flying from Seoul

    07/06/2013 4:31:35 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 53 replies
    Aljazeera ^ | Last Modified: 06 Jul 2013 23:03 | Source: Al Jazeera and agencies
    A photo shared on Twitter by one of the passengers [Twitter / @Eunner ] An Asiana Airlines flight from Seoul, South Korea, has crashed while landing at San Francisco airport, US federal aviation officials have said.According to the Reuters news agency there were two fatalities in the crash, as well as an unknown number of injuries.Al Jazeera's Matt McFetridge, reporting from San Francisco, said that local radio was also reporting the fatalities."We've got reports of at least 16 passengers at two very good hospitals in San Francisco," our correspondent said."We have not heard official confirmation of the two fatalities."What...
  • Terrible death of two Chinese schoolgirls, 16, whose bodies were found on runway

    07/07/2013 7:49:00 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 36 replies
    Terrible death of two Chinese schoolgirls, 16, whose bodies were found on runway after Boeing 777 crash at San Francisco airport The two victims who perished as an Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 crashed and burst into flames as it came to land at San Francisco International Airport on Saturday morning have been identified as Chinese schoolgirls who were on a class trip. The bodies of Ye Mengyuan and Wang Linjia, both 16, were found on the runway after the tail of the plane, which was flying from Seoul in South Korea with 307 people on board, was ripped off as...
  • Audio: ATC scrambles for San Francisco Asiana B777 crash (How it sounded to air traffic control)

    07/06/2013 9:21:35 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 33 replies
    airtrafficmanagement.net ^ | 7-6-2013 | Aimee Turner
    LiveATC.net has captured the final approach of Asiana Airlines Flight 214. Flight 214 from Seoul, South Korea was on a direct flight and was landing on to runway 28L when it crashed at 11.36am. [photo] San Francisco Fire Department officials are reported to have confirmed fatalities in the Asiana Airlines Boeing 777-200ER crash. Local news media KTVU has reported that two passengers were killed and 61 injured. [photo] Flightglobal.com reports that the 2006-registered aircraft HL7742 had accumulated 35,700h on 5,185 cycles at 31 March. The 777-200ER, one of 12 in the Asiana fleet, was powered by the Pratt & Whitney...
  • Korean Passenger Plane Crashes At SFO; 2 Dead, 181 Hospitalized

    07/06/2013 6:32:10 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 29 replies
    cbslocal ^ | July 6, 2013 6:00 PM
    Emergency crews surround an Asiana Airlines passenger jet after it crashed and burned at San Francisco International Airport, July 6, 2013, (CBS) Emergency crews surround an Asiana Airlines passenger jet after it crashed and burned at San Francisco International Airport, July 6, 2013, (CBS) Filed underLocal, News, Syndicated Local Related tagsCrash, San Francisco International Airport, SFO SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS/KPIX 5) An Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 crashed and burned upon arrival at San Francisco International Airport on Saturday, killing two people and hospitalizing 181 others.The deadly crash happened around 11:30 a.m. Saturday on runway 28 behind Terminal 2 the...
  • South Korean passenger jet crashes at SFO

    07/06/2013 1:05:41 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 78 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 7/6/13 | Will Kane and John Wildermuth
    A Boeing 777 passenger jetliner bound from Seoul, South Korea, crashed and caught fire while landing at San Francisco International Airport at about 11:30 Saturday. The plane, Asiana Flight 214, came to rest on the side of the runway. The airport remains closed to all traffic and emergency teams are on the scene.
  • 777 Crash at SFO (San Francisco)

    07/06/2013 12:02:24 PM PDT · by FreedomPoster · 856 replies
    Twitter ^ | July 6, 2013
    Currently just Tweets and locals talking about this, nothing on news sites yet. Lots of stuff in the Twitter feed, including links to uploaded videos of the smoking mess.