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  • China's first home-made passenger plane takes to the skies for its maiden flight (tr)

    05/05/2017 5:47:10 AM PDT · by DFG · 71 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 05/05/2017 | TRACY YOU and HARRY PETTIT
    China's first domestically built passenger plane completed its maiden flight today. The narrow-body, twin-engine C919 successfully took off from Shanghai Pudong International Airport at 2pm local time (7am BST) amid much fanfare. The single-aisle aircraft has been billed as China's answer to the Boeing 737 and Airbus 320 as the nation aims to take on western airlines. The C919 flight is Beijing's first step toward independence from Boeing and Airbus as it attempts to replace all 6,000-6,800 of its western aircraft at a cost of around $1 trillion.
  • 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.
  • Delta plane mistakenly lands at military airbase

    07/09/2016 6:37:51 AM PDT · by r_barton · 115 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 08, 2016 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON – A Delta Air Lines jetliner with 130 passengers on board landed at the wrong airport in South Dakota Thursday evening, said a spokesman for the National Transportation Safety Board, which is investigating the incident. The Delta A320 landed at Ellsworth Air Force Base at 8:42 p.m. Central Time Thursday, when its destination was an airport in Rapid City, board spokesman Peter Knudson said Friday.
  • Drone collision with jet highlights growing aviation danger

    04/18/2016 12:33:51 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 19 replies
    phys.org ^ | April 18, 2016 | By Jill Lawless
    A collision between a British Airways passenger jet and a drone over London has left the plane undamaged but the aviation industry deeply shaken. British police and air accident authorities were investigating Sunday's incident, in which an Airbus A320 carrying 137 people struck an object believed to be a drone at a height of about 1,700 feet (518 meters) while it was approaching Heathrow Airport. The plane landed safely and was cleared to fly again after an inspection by engineers. But the incident has focused attention on the growing number of unregulated drones in the sky and the potential for...
  • Fierce crosswind forces plane to overshoot runway (video)

    03/01/2016 10:23:31 AM PST · by Loud Mime · 17 replies
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    VIDEO AT THIS LINK
  • The killer ISIS weapon capable of bringing down an airliner that ANYONE can buy online

    02/18/2016 10:18:26 AM PST · by Mr Apple · 15 replies
    Express ^ | Tom Batchelor
    Hundreds of RAF planes have already been attacked with laser pens in the UK and abroad over the last five years, Express.co.uk revealed last week. We also revealed how a drone flew within just 20 metres of a passenger plane as it travelled over Westminster...
  • Malaysia hunts owners of Boeing 747s abandoned at airport

    12/08/2015 9:38:28 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 36 replies
    CNN ^ | December 8, 2015 | Hilary Whiteman, Holly Yan and Barry Neild
    Don't you hate it when you forget where you left your Boeing 747-200F? Someone abandoned not one, not two, but three of the massive cargo jets at KLIA Airport in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Airport officials, eager to clear the massive clutter, took out ads in Malaysia's The Star and Sin Chew Daily newspapers asking for the owner to please come get your planes.
  • Japan's first passenger plane in 50 years makes maiden flight

    11/14/2015 1:30:59 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wed Nov 11, 2015 1:45pm EST | Tim Kelly
    Japan's first commercial passenger plane in half a century made its maiden flight on Wednesday, in a breakthrough for the country's long-held ambition to establish an aircraft industry able to challenge some of the major players in global aviation. The Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) successfully completed a 1.5-hour return flight from Nagoya Airport to test Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp's ability to bring the 100-seat class plane into service after three years of delays. The unit of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (7011.T), which built the World War Two-era Zero fighter, is hoping the $47-million regional jet will help it oust Canada's Bombardier Inc...
  • Russian airliner Flight KGL9268 crashes in central Sinai

    10/31/2015 12:30:35 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 188 replies
    BBC News ^ | 10-31-2015 | BBC
  • Indonesian plane carrying 54 loses contact in Papua: Officials

    08/16/2015 3:09:27 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 8 replies
    AFP - Zee News ^ | August 16 | Staff
    Jakarta: An Indonesian passenger plane carrying 54 people lost contact with air traffic control Sunday during a flight in the rugged easternmost province of Papua, officials said. The Trigana Air ATR 42 turboprop plane lost contact just before 3:00 pm (0600 GMT) after taking off from Sentani airport in Papua`s capital Jayapura on a flight to Oksibil, the search and rescue agency said on Twitter.
  • Armed rebels take bodies by force in Flight MH17 crash

    07/20/2014 4:27:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    TOREZ, Ukraine — Rebels in eastern Ukraine took control Sunday of the bodies recovered from downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, and U.S. and European leaders demanded that Russian President Vladimir Putin make sure rebels give international investigators full access to the crash site. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Ukraine’s separatists were to blame for the downing of the aircraft, adding there was “extraordinary circumstantial evidence” that showed Russia was almost certainly complicit in arming the rebels.....
  • Canadian on downed Malaysian airliner [Also Australian, British, German, Belgian and others.]

    07/17/2014 7:28:52 PM PDT · by familyop · 38 replies
    Reuters, Toronto Sun ^ | Thursday, July 17, 2014 | Anton Zverev
    One U.S. official said Washington strongly suspected the missile that downed the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 on a flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur was fired by Ukrainian separatists backed by Moscow...The Netherlands declared a day of national mourning for its 154 dead. Twenty-eight passengers were Malaysian, 27 Australian, 11 Indonesian, six British, four German, four Belgian, three Filipino and one Canadian. All 15 crew were Malaysian. Nationalities of the others aboard were unclear.
  • Malaysia Airlines Flight 370:Doubts Raised Over Some Pings Thought to Be From Plane

    05/12/2014 1:25:11 PM PDT · by Theoria · 14 replies
    WSJ ^ | 12 May 2014 | Daniel Stacey
    Searchers Focus on April 5 Signals as Confidence Fades Over April 8 Detections Searchers preparing to resume the underwater hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 increasingly suspect that some of the electronic signals detected last month didn't come from the jetliner's black-box flight recorders, a senior Australian naval officer said. The doubts—based on further acoustic analysis of the transmissions by Australian authorities over recent weeks—represent another potential setback in the two-month-old operation. An initial underwater search in the southern Indian Ocean has already failed to find any sign of the missing plane, while a costly air-and-ship search of the ocean's...
  • CNN’s Don Lemon: ‘Is It Preposterous’ to Think a Black Hole Caused Flight 370 to Go Missing?

    03/19/2014 9:12:50 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 52 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 3/19/2014 | Josh Feldman
    CNN’s Don Lemon has been entertaining all sorts of theories about the missing Malaysian Airlines Flight 370, including the chance something “supernatural” happened, but on Wednesday night, he actually asked panelists about the possibility a black hole was involved. Lemon brought this up along with other “conspiracy theories” people have been floating on Twitter, including people noting the eerie parallels to Lost and The Twilight Zone, and wondered, “is it preposterous” to consider a black hole as a possibility? Mary Schiavo, a former Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Transportation, said, “A small black hole would suck in our...
  • 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...
  • Bond Set At $1 Million For Passenger Who Disrupted Flight

    07/12/2011 2:11:15 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 21 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | Jul 12, 2011
    Bond Set At $1 Million For Passenger Who Disrupted Flight July 12, 2011 2:42 PM Federal agents investigate after a disruption on an international flight from Chicago to Germany that was diverted to Cleveland. (Photo provide by a passenger) Federal agents investigate after a disruption on an international flight from Chicago to Germany that was diverted to Cleveland. Flight 944, Flight Diverted, Saleh Ali Alramakh, United Airlines CHICAGO (CBS) — Bond was set at $1 million on Tuesday for a United passenger who authorities say caused a disturbance on Chicago-to-Germany flight last week. The flight wound up making an emergency...
  • Chicago-To-Germany Flight Diverted Because Of Unruly Passenger

    07/09/2011 7:39:35 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 45 replies
    CBS Chicaago ^ | Jul 8, 2011
    Chicago-To-Germany Flight Diverted Because Of Unruly Passenger July 8, 2011 6:05 PM Federal agents investigate after a disruption on an international flight from Chicago to Germany that was diverted to Cleveland. (Photo provide by a passenger) Federal agents investigate after a disruption on an international flight from Chicago to Germany that was diverted to Cleveland. CHICAGO (WBBM) – Some Chicagoans have quite a story to tell about a flight from O’Hare to Frankfort, Germany that was diverted Friday to Cleveland when a passenger was found hiding in the bathroom and went ballistic when he was confronted. Joe Shulfer of Woodstock...
  • Russia to discard Soviet-era airliners after crash

    06/23/2011 6:33:55 AM PDT · by tlb · 29 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | June 23, 2011 | staff
    MOSCOW—Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev says he wants Soviet-built airliners similar to the one that crashed this week to be retired starting next year. The 31-year-old RusAir Tu-134 from Moscow crashed in heavy fog late Monday just moments before landing at the Petrozavodsk airport in Russia's northwest, killing 45. Seven people survived. The twin-engined Tu-134, along with its larger sibling the Tu-154, has been the workhorse of Soviet and Russian civil aviation since the 1960s with more than 800 planes built.
  • Passenger crawls into airliner's cargo hold through the bathroom and steals $238,000

    03/06/2011 6:07:23 PM PST · by rawhide · 22 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 5th March 2011
    A airplane passenger stole $238,000 during a flight in the Caribbean by sneaking into the cargo hold that was loaded with cash through the bathroom. The unnamed man complained of feeling unwell at the start of the flight and spent most of it in the bathroom. He was, in fact, removing panels separating the toilet and the cargo hold, according to reports. A Brink's security employee had placed three sacks of cash containing a total $1.6million in the hold of the Air Antilles plane before it took off from the French island of Guadeloupe, Fox News reported. {snip}