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  • Lucky Day, Lucky Day Governor Mike Pence Gets His Own Campaign Plane

    07/22/2016 8:15:19 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 95 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | July 22, 2016 | sundance
    Governor Mike Pence gets his campaign airplane delivered today. Top shelf. It was almost complete in the following picture:
  • Why Did Bill Clinton And Loretta Lynch Meet On Her Airplane In Phoenix This Week? [VIDEO]

    06/29/2016 10:05:23 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 181 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/29/2016 | Chuck Ross
    Attorney General Loretta Lynch met with former President Bill Clinton for a half-hour on her government airplane at the Phoenix airport on Tuesday, an Arizona news station is reporting.The unannounced meeting, which comes as Lynchs Justice Department is investigating the handling of classified information on Hillary Clintons private email server, came to light only when Phoenixs ABC15 TV station asked Lynch about it during a press conference.The Obama appointee told the TV station that she and Clinton did not discuss the investigation or any other government business. Instead, she says they talked about Clintons grandchildren and golf.I did see President...
  • EgyptAir Was Aware of Threats to Security, Including One Scribbled on Plane

    05/22/2016 5:39:02 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies
    New York Times ^ | MAY 21, 2016 | DECLAN WALSH, NOUR YOUSSEF and KAREEM FAHIMMAY
    CAIRO In an eerie coincidence, the EgyptAir jetliner that plunged into the Mediterranean on Thursday was once the target of political vandals who wrote in Arabic on its underside, We will bring this plane down. Three EgyptAir security officials said the threatening graffiti, which appeared about two years ago, had been the work of aviation workers at Cairo Airport. Playing on the phonetic similarity between the last two letters in the planes registration, SU-GCC, and the surname of Egypts president, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, some workers also wrote traitor and murderer.
  • Airline security?? Look what I found in a magazine article.

    05/14/2016 6:05:25 PM PDT · by Yaelle · 25 replies
    Parents magazine ^ | 05/14/2016 | Unknown
    Not sure the URL is correct - getting this from a print source so here's a photo. No byline is given for the article, on traveling with children. But really?? Cockpits are open for kids to chat with pilots??? Was this written in the 1980s? If this is true, they might as well stop scanning and checking us before boarding.
  • Analyzing Trump

    02/07/2016 6:48:15 AM PST · by Don Corleone · 39 replies
    Smithsonian Cable TV | 2/7/2016 | Self
    Watched a program called "Great Planes" on the Smithsonian Channel. It was about the Doanld's Boeing 757 they call the "T-Bird". The program does describe the plane but more importantly it shows you a great deal about the man who owns it. It shows his attention to detail, his drive and I think maybe most of all, the way his employees and those who do work for him respect him. I recommend it as a good way to get to know the 'other side' of The Donald'. It could change your vote.
  • Explosion, fire on board Somalia plane forces emergency landing

    02/03/2016 3:37:00 AM PST · by SMGFan · 5 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 3, 2016
    MOGADISHU, Somalia – An explosion and fire blew a gaping hole in a commercial airliner, forcing it to make an emergency landing at Mogadishu's international airport late Tuesday, officials and witnesses said. The pilot said he thought it was a bomb. An aviation expert who looked at photographs of the hole in the fuselage said the damage was consistent with an explosive device. Two people were slightly injured as 74 passengers and crew of the plane were evacuated after the plane made a safe landing, Somali aviation official Ali Mohamoud said. It was not certain if all the passengers were...
  • Jefferson Airplane’s Paul Kantner dies at 74

    01/28/2016 3:59:34 PM PST · by Jolla · 115 replies
    SF GATE ^ | 1/28/16
    Paul Kantner, one of the giants of the San Francisco music scene, died Thursday, Jan. 28, of multiple organ failure. Mr. Kantner, founding member of the Jefferson Airplane, was 74 and had suffered a heart attack earlier this week.
  • Jefferson Airplane’s Paul Kantner dies at 74

    01/29/2016 9:05:22 AM PST · by Obadiah · 13 replies
    SFGate ^ | 1/29/2016 | Aidin Vaziri
    Paul Kantner, one of the giants of the San Francisco music scene, died Thursday. Mr. Kantner, a founding member of the Jefferson Airplane, was 74 and had suffered a heart attack this week.
  • Signe Anderson, original member of Jefferson Airplane dies

    01/31/2016 10:08:36 PM PST · by djf · 49 replies
    Signe Anderson, who fronted Jefferson Airplane on their debut, Jefferson Airplane Takes Off, died on Jan. 28 at the age of 74. Coincidentally, it was the same day that one of the band’s guitarists, Paul Kantner, passed away. The official cause of death has not yet been disclosed, but it’s known that she’d been fighting various cancers on and off since the mid-’70s. Airplane bassist Jack Casady wrote that she was moved into hospice care last week. “She was a real sweetheart with a terrific contralto voice coming from a solid folk background,” he added. “Listen to how she made...
  • Great Way to Smack-Down Michael Moore [vanity]

    Michael Moore's image has been sitting on a time bomb for years now -- and David Zucker was the cunning movie producer who had planted this proverial 'bomb'. Remember the 'Naked Gun'? Or the other comedy, 'Airplane'? That's David Zucker. What many people don't know about him is that Zucker has lampooned Michael Moore and the leftist Establishment in 'An American Carole', a hard-hitting comedy that all conservatives would enjoy and take great gratification from -- at Michael Moore's expense more than anyone else.
  • American Muslim Man Tries to Hijack Plane, Two Christian Men Tackle and Beat Him Up

    12/06/2015 3:21:06 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 51 replies
    Shoebat ^ | 12/6/2015 | Theodore Shoebat
    BREAKING NEWS: American Muslim Man Tries To Hijack Plane And Crash It Down, Screaming, "I Want To Meet Allah", Two Christian Men Then Tackle Him Down And Beat Him Up An American Muslim man of Jordanian descent tried to hijack a German plan and crash it down, screaming "I want to meet Allah," but luckily a group of Eastern Orthodox Christian men from Serbia took him down and beat him up. He first knocked on the door and tried to get inside, when they did not open the door, he began to try to smash it open, screaming, "I want...
  • Passenger restrained on board British Airways flight

    11/17/2015 10:14:35 AM PST · by lancium · 42 replies
    London to Boston - LEO expects to meet the plane at 1:30PM
  • The A-4 Skyhawk Was the Navys Best Little Bomber

    10/20/2015 6:21:16 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    War is Boring ^ | October 20, 2015 | S.K. Au-Yeong
    On Aug. 2, 1990, Saddam Husseins army stormed into the tiny kingdom of Kuwait with 120,000 troops and 300 tanks. While the invasion certainly shocked the world, the Iraqis did not roll in completely unopposed. Among the first responders were Kuwaiti air force A-4KU Skyhawks, which took off under artillery bombardment and lashed out at the invaders. By the time the little jets and their pilots evacuated Kuwait some landed on highways after their bases were overrun they had gunned down a third of the nine Iraqi helicopters reported destroyed, and wrecked an unknown number of Iraqi vehicles....
  • [4 yrs old news video January 2011] Hillary Clinton Falls Boarding Plane

    10/15/2015 10:54:28 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 49 replies
    2011 News video copied LifeMoments247 YouTube account via americasfreedomfighters.com ^ | January 2011 | News videographer copied many times for over 4yrs
    Well, thats embarrassing! Newly surfaced footage is going viral today showing shameless liberal Hillary Clinton trip and fall flat on her face as she boards an airplane. It doesnt get much more humiliating than this!
  • Boeing demonstrates lightest metal ever

    10/15/2015 10:44:31 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 35 replies
    phys.org ^ | October 15, 2015 | Bob Yirka
    Airplane maker Boeing has unveiled what it calls the "The Lightest Metal Ever"called microlattice, the material is a construct that is 99.99 per cent air. It has been developed by Boeing's HRL Laboratories along with colleagues at the University of California and the California Institute of Technology. The material has been developed as a way to reduce weight on airplanes or even rocketsa paper describing the development of the material was written by the team and published in the journal Science back in 2011though the researchers have not yet revealed what sort of changes have been made since that time....
  • Video Shows 'Too Close for Comfort' Costa Rica Landing of Iberia Plane

    10/08/2015 3:29:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    The Root ^ | 08 Oct 2015
    Footage captured a Spanish aircraft flying nail-bitingly close to cars as it came into land at Costa Ricas Juan Santamara airport on Sunday. The video, taken by Carlos Rojas and uploaded onto Youtube, shows Iberia flight 6313 from Madrid coming into land at the Central American country's airport. But as the Airbus A 340 approaches landing it appears to come dangerously close to cars parked at the end of the runway and misses the airport perimeter fence by just a few meters. The landing provoked a flurry of comments on social media from local residents about the narrowly averted disaster...
  • RC Broom Flyer Wizard Witch (Halloween)

    09/24/2015 3:14:34 PM PDT · by Yosemitest · 19 replies
    www.rcgroups.com ^ | Sep 25, 2013 | Otto Dieffenbach
    RC Broom Flyer Witch for Halloween by Otto Dieffenbach ( 0:30 )Published on Sep 25, 2013 ... This video is of the Witch variation of [ Otto Dieffenbach's ] Broom Flyer. This was the first day of flying and it was quite windy, 20 mph plus. ... A build log is posted in rcgroups titled RC Broom Flyer Wizard Witch at http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showth.... RC Witch Broom Flyer Part 2 by Otto Dieffenbach ( 0:54 )Published on Oct 10, 2013 ... This video is a better cut of the Witch Broom Flyer. This was the first day of flying and it...
  • The US Air Force Is Sending 12 A-10 Warthogs To Eastern Europe To Deter Russian Aggression

    08/15/2015 8:51:46 AM PDT · by blam · 43 replies
    BI/ The Fiscal Times ^ | 8-15-2015 | Martin Matishak
    Martin Matishak, The Fiscal Times August 14, 2015 The Air Force didnt help its long-standing argument that the A-10 Thunderbolt II attack jet should be retired when the service announced this week it would deploy more of the aircraft to Europe this fall. The 23rd Wing at Moody Air Force Base in Georgia announced it will send 12 attack planes and crews to Central and Eastern European to bolster NATOs Operation Atlantic Resolve, an ongoing show of military might meant to deter Russian aggression in the region. In March, the Air Force deployed a dozen A-10s from Davis-Monthan Air Force...
  • MH370 Found? Debris on Reunion Island.

    07/29/2015 9:08:07 AM PDT · by chuck allen · 100 replies
    Breakingnews ^ | 7/29/2015 | News Sources
    MALAYSIA AIRLINES FLIGHT MH370 MISSING 36m Editor's note: Numerous tweets are noting the discovery of airline debris off the coast of La Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean and speculating about a possible link to the missing Malaysia jet MH370. Jon Ostrower, the Wall Street Journals aerospace reporter, says the debris appears to be an airline flap. - Tom The airline debris found on Reunion Island was discovered on the coast of St. Andrew by trail maintenance workers - @clicanoore read more on clicanoo.re MALAYSIA AIRLINES FLIGHT MH370 MISSING 9m Local report: Investigators say the debris found on Runion Island...
  • Web Catch: Yep, theres a cat on the wing of that airplane

    06/22/2015 12:36:13 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 40 replies
    bringmethenews.com ^ | June 22, 2015 | By Katherine Bloom
    Pilot Romain Jantot has one more item to add to his pre-flight checklist: always check for cats. The Daily Record reports Jantot was teaching a flying lesson in Kourou, French Guinea, when an unexpected stowaway made an appearance. After a smooth ascent, a cat creeps from its place on the wing toward the cockpit. The feline flyer seemed unfazed by its journey among the clouds, although the pilot chose to cut the trip short. Jantot uploaded the above video to YouTube on Sunday, where it has since been viewed nearly 400,000 times. He notes the carry-on cat is doing well,...
  • Aviation buffs

    06/18/2015 4:21:42 PM PDT · by eyeamok · 53 replies
    06/18/2015 | self
    Just thought I would share my project I have been working on for about 5 years now. I am definitely on the home stretch now, about 90% complete. I have a guy coming next week to do all the finish work on the outside, I simple do not have the patience for finish work, everything else was pretty easy, just time consuming. I already have a 200hp IO360 ready to bolt on. Gear was all installed but I had to remove to seal the fuel tanks, so Now it is on a stand. After the finisher does the top and...
  • Solar Impulse plane begins Pacific crossing

    05/30/2015 7:35:48 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 30 replies
    BBC ^ | 30MAY2015 | Jonathan Amos
    The experimental aircraft, which has a wingspan bigger than a jumbo but weighs little more than a large car, left Nanjing at 02:39 (18:39 GMT). It is likely to take Mr Borschberg five to six days of continuous flight to reach his central Pacific destination. He will try to stay awake for much of that time, taking only short catnaps. His progress will be monitored the entire way from a control room in Monaco. Meteorologists and flight strategists will constantly update him on the best route to follow.
  • Incredible photos reveal how aircraft's nose COLLAPSED after bird flew into Turkish Airlines plane

    05/07/2015 6:03:12 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 51 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 6, 2015 | John Hutchinson
    These incredible photos show the damage caused by a bird strike to a passenger plane. The Turkish Airlines flight from Istanbul to Nevehir in Turkey was on approach to land when it was involved in a severe hit with a unlucky bird. There were 125 passengers on board the Boeing 737-800, and there were not believed to be any injuries suffered on the landing on Tuesday.
  • Russia's Stealth Fighter Is in Serious Trouble

    04/07/2015 4:10:18 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 16 replies
    War Is Boring ^ | April 6, 2015 | By Robert Beckhusen
    Just a short time ago, Russia planned to have 52 advanced T-50 stealth fighters by the end of the decade. At least, that was the plan. Now the T-50 program appears to be in serious trouble, and Russia may cut back the fighters to a fraction of the planned strength. The first sign something was very wrong appeared last month. On March 24. Yuri Borisov, Russia’s deputy defense minister for armaments, told theKommersant newspaper that the military is drastically cutting its number of T-50s. Instead of 52 stealth fighters, Russia will build merely 12 of them. That’s hardly anything. The...
  • Passengers screamed as captain took axe to cockpit door

    03/27/2015 8:14:20 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 131 replies
    www.thetimes.co.uk ^ | 03-27-2015 | Staff
    As they plunged towards their deaths, one of the last things seen by passengers and cabin crew near the front of the Germanwings Airbus A320 was their captain, Patrick Sonderheimer, desperately trying to smash down the door of the cockpit. For several minutes on Tuesday morning the airliner had been inexplicably descending from cruising altitude towards the Alps with its engines idle.
  • BREAKING NEWS: DRUDGE SIREN - Govt obtains wide AP phone records in probe

    05/13/2013 1:49:29 PM PDT · by CWW · 465 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | 05-13-2013 | cww
    <p>Looks Like DOJ HAS BEEN TAPPING AP NEWS TELEPHONE LINES TO DISCOVER THEIR CONFIDENTIAL SOURCES IN CONGRESS!</p> <p>The Justice Department secretly obtained two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for The Associated Press in what the news cooperative's top executive called a "massive and unprecedented intrusion" into how news organizations gather the news.</p>
  • Al-Qaeda Infiltrators Cover BlownBut Where Is The Media Hysteria?

    05/17/2012 8:02:22 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 11 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-16-12 | Curt
    Do you recall a time, a few years back, when the media wouldn't shut up about a supposed outing of an agent? Yup, the left and the media were pissed. I bet you could just imagine the firestorm of coverage that would result if instead of a former Secretary of State leaking a name it was our President....right? Guess not: Just a week ago the establishment media was aflutter with news that a CIA double-agent had thwarted a new type of underwear bomb attack targeting U.S. flights in a plot devised by al-Qaeda of the Arabian Peninsula. But as...
  • Taiwan TransAsia plane crash-lands in Taipei river

    02/03/2015 8:36:06 PM PST · by machogirl · 206 replies
    BBC news ^ | Feb 3, 2015 | BBC
    A plane belonging to Taiwanese carrier TransAsia Airways has crash-landed in a river in Taipei. More than 50 people were onboard at the time, and a number of people were reportedly injured. Some reports said there were several people trapped inside the plane in need of rescue. Taiwan's Central News Agency (CNA) showed a picture of a plane almost submerged in the Keelung river. The ATR-72 had just taken off from Taipei Songshan Airport and was headed to Kinmen Airport on the outskirts of Taiwan, just off the coast of south-east China, CNA said. The cause of the latest incident...
  • Why are we so obsessed with plane crashes?

    01/03/2015 9:51:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 53 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | January 3, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    There’s an old saw regarding man’s natural inclination to be fascinated with horrific scenes which is generally described in terms of our being unable to look away from a train wreck. The more common example experienced by most of us is the all too frequent situation of being stuck in traffic for long periods only to find that the cause of the disruption was an automobile accident on the other side of the median. There’s no reason for traffic on your side to be delayed except for the rubberneckers ahead of you. But if we’re being honest, the majority of...
  • Experts say AirAsia flight landed safely in Java Sea, then sank

    01/02/2015 10:40:28 AM PST · by blam · 47 replies
    Digital Journal ^ | January 1, 2015 | By Marcus Hondro YESTERDAY
    Marcus Hondro, Digital Journal January 2, 2015There are conflicting opinions on what happened to cause AirAsia Flight QZ 8501 end up on the bottom of the Java Sea with all 162 persons onboard dying, but some believe it first landed safely on the water. That opinion is shared by a few. No emergency locator engaged The biggest reason they believe it landed in the water safely, more than one said, is that the Airbus A320-200 would have sent a signal if it had crashed. Any destructive crash, on land or in water, would send such a signal and the plane's...
  • Air Asia Flight Bound for Singapore Lost Contact with Air Traffic: Report

    12/27/2014 7:44:11 PM PST · by kristinn · 486 replies
    The Straight Times ^ | (Sunday) December 28, 2014
    An Air Asia plane travelling from Surabaya, Indonesia to Singapore has lost contact with air traffic control, Indonesia's Metro TV reported on Sunday. - See more at: SNIP ...He said the plane had asked for an unusual route before it lost contact, Reuters reported. There are reportedly 162 people on board.
  • Air Traffic Controllers Lose Contact With AirAsia Plane [162 On Board]

    CBS NEWSDecember 27, 2014 Air Traffic Controllers Lose Contact With AirAsia Plane Indonesian officials said air traffic controllers lost contact with an AirAsia flight from Indonesia to Singapore, Reuters reported late Saturday. Transport Ministry official Hadi Mustofa told Indonesian media air traffic controllers in Jakarta last heard from Flight QZ 8501, enroute from the Indonesian city of Surabaya to Singapore, at 6:17 a.m. local time. Mustofa said the pilots had asked for an unusual route before it lost contact, according to Reuters.
  • Airbus files patent for 'flying doughnut' plane design which would see passengers board by escalator

    11/18/2014 6:42:20 AM PST · by C19fan · 21 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 18, 2014 | Chris Kitching
    ts a radical aircraft design that could one day see passengers flying in circles. Airbus has filed a patent application for an unusual concept plane that has been dubbed a flying doughnut. Instead of queuing on a jet bridge, passengers would board the UFO-like aircraft at ground level via an escalator and an access hatch, and they would enjoy more space on flights.
  • Indian plane hits stray buffalo during take-off

    11/07/2014 8:16:57 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 75 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 7, 2014
    An Indian airliner crashed into a stray buffalo during take-off from the western city of Surat although no passengers or crew were hurt, the plane's operator, SpiceJet Ltd, said on Friday. The airline was forced to ground the Boeing 737 which suffered "substantial damages", it said.
  • Ebola Travel Bans Enacted by Nearly 30 Countries, but Not US

    10/16/2014 11:41:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 10/16/2014 | Nick Sanchez
    Nearly every African nation has instituted travel bans on West African countries with significant Ebola outbreaks. Though the Obama administration has insisted travel bans are not necessary, even countries outside of Africa are beginning to start such travel bans, with Colombia and the Caribbean island of St. Lucia on Wednesday adding their names to a growing list of nearly 30 countries that block travelers from virus-stricken Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea. African nations including Kenya, Zambia, and South Africa make up the bulk of the countries that have instituted some kind of ban, and now that countries on the other...
  • Dallas Nurse Infected With Ebola Told CDC She Had A Fever Before She Boarded Her Flight

    10/15/2014 8:04:11 PM PDT · by blam · 49 replies
    Bi - Reuters ^ | Lisa Maria Garza and Terry Wade, Reuters
    Lisa Maria Garza and Terry Wade, Reuters October 15, 2014 DALLAS (Reuters) - A second Texas nurse who has contracted Ebola told a U.S. health official she had a slight fever and was allowed to board a plane from Ohio to Texas, a federal source said on Wednesday, intensifying concerns about the U.S. response to the deadly virus. Amber Vinson, 29, flew from Cleveland, Ohio, to Dallas, Texas, on Monday, the day before she was diagnosed with Ebola, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. Vinson told the CDC her temperature was 99.5 Fahrenheit (37.5 Celsius). Since that...
  • New Airline Offering Illegal Immigrants a Free Ride...

    08/04/2014 9:09:06 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 10 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 04 August 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    And you haven't heard the funny part yet- you're paying for it h/t Roberto
  • World Leaders Match Anger With Calls for Inquiry Into Ukraine Plane Crash

    07/18/2014 10:30:36 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 5 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 18, 2014 | Alan Cowell,James Kanter,Dan Bilefsky
    LONDON Angered and dismayed by the downing of a Malaysian airliner over Ukraine, European leaders cast about for some form of joint response to the tragedy on Friday, but beyond calls for an international inquiry they showed few signs of immediately following the United States in imposing harsher sanctions on Russia.
  • Flaris Personal Jets Take Off

    07/01/2014 7:31:16 AM PDT · by PeteePie · 48 replies
    Robb Report ^ | Mary Grady
    Flaris, a new aviation company based in Poland, made an unexpected appearance at the Paris Air Show in June with its prototype of a single-engine personal jet, the LAR01. The all-composite design allows for sweeping lines, with a sharp nose, a cabin that seats four, and long, narrow wings for aerodynamic efficiency. - See more at: http://robbreport.com/aviation/flaris-personal-jets-take?utm_source=outbrain&utm_medium=relatedlinks&utm_campaign=aviation#sthash.PFsSTX3s.dpuf
  • Iraqi PM Nouri Maliki: Russian [used] jets will turn tide

    06/26/2014 11:32:45 PM PDT · by Freelance Warrior · 9 replies
    The BBC ^ | 06/26/2014
    Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri Maliki has told the BBC that he hopes jets from Russia and Belarus will turn the tide against rebels in the coming days. He said that the process of buying US jets had been "long-winded" and that the militants' advance could have been avoided if air cover had been in place. "I'll be frank and say that we were deluded when we signed the contract [with the US]," Mr Maliki said. "We should have sought to buy other jet fighters like British, French and Russian to secure the air cover for our forces; if we had...
  • Vacationing Air Force bomber pilot helped land Boeing 737 after pilot had a heart attack

    06/02/2014 5:08:42 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 68 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | June 2, 2014 | James Nye
    United Flight 1637 was returning off-duty Air Force Captain Mike Gongol, his family and 157 other souls from their Christmas vacation when disaster struck. The Boeing 737's pilot suffered a devastating heart attack at 30,000 feet on the way from Des Moines to Denver, forcing Gongol to rush to the cockpit and help guide the plane to an emergency landing. His heroic actions have gone unheralded until now, as Gongol recalls the dramatic moment he answered the chilling announcement on the December 30 flight, 'Does anyone know how to fly a plane?'
  • "Exceptionally Lucky" 16-Year-Old Survives 5-Hour Flight in Jet's Wheel Well (San Jose to Maui)

    04/21/2014 10:16:19 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Monday, Apr 21, 2014 | OSKAR GARCIA
    "Kid's lucky to be alive," FBI spokesman Tom Simon in Honolulu told The Associated Press.A 16-year-old boy stowed away in the wheel well of a flight from California to Hawaii on Sunday, surviving the trip halfway across the Pacific Ocean unharmed despite frigid temperatures at 38,000 feet and a lack of oxygen, FBI and airline officials said. Not only was he unharmed, but officials also said he wasn't even dirty.
  • This Is The Most Plausible Theory For The Plane's Disappearance We've Heard Yet...

    03/18/2014 5:14:03 AM PDT · by blam · 157 replies
    BI ^ | 3-18-2014 | Henry Blodget
    This Is The Most Plausible Theory For The Plane's Disappearance We've Heard Yet... Henry BlodgetMar. 18, 2014, 6:01 AM Over the past 10 days, investigators and observers have come up with ever-more elaborate theories for what might have happened to Malaysia Airways Flight 370. What was originally assumed to have been a tragic mid-air explosion or mechanical problem soon bloomed into a criminal investigation of a meticulously planned hijacking, commandeering, or otherwise stealing of a fully loaded commercial 777 in mid-air. The perpetrator(s) knew the plane so well, one of the latest theories goes, that they climbed through a trap...
  • What Pilots Think About The Crazy New Theory That The Missing Malaysia Jet Used Another Jet To Hide

    03/17/2014 1:37:17 PM PDT · by blam · 157 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 3-17-2014 | Alex Davies
    What Pilots Think About The Crazy New Theory That The Missing Malaysia Jet Used Another Jet To HideAlex DaviesMarch 17, 2014 Not surprisingly, the disappearance of Malaysia Flight 370 with 239 people on board more than a week ago has led some people to come up with very interesting theories about what might have happened. On his Tumblr, self-identified hobby pilot and aviation enthusiast Keith Ledgerwood put forward the most elaborate and interesting suggestion we've heard yet. He argues the 777 could have flown over India and Pakistan, avoiding military radar detection by turning off its communications systems and following...
  • Radar Data Suggests The Missing Malaysia Plane Was Flown Deliberately Toward India's Andaman Islands

    03/14/2014 4:50:40 AM PDT · by blam · 31 replies
    BI - Reuters ^ | 3-14-2014 | Niluksi Koswanage and Siva Govindasamy
    Radar Data Suggests The Missing Malaysia Plane Was Flown Deliberately Toward India's Andaman IslandsNiluksi Koswanage and Siva Govindasamy, Reuters Mar. 14, 2014, 5:16 AM KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Military radar data suggests a Malaysia Airlines jetliner missing for nearly a week was deliberately flown hundreds of miles off course, heightening suspicions of foul play among investigators, sources told Reuters on Friday. Analysis of the Malaysia data suggests the plane, with 239 people on board, diverted from its intended northeast route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing and flew west instead, using airline flight corridors normally employed for routes to the Middle...
  • 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...
  • US Investigators Think Missing Plane Might Have Been Stolen To Use Later For Another Purpose

    03/13/2014 1:52:00 PM PDT · by blam · 107 replies
    BI ^ | 3-13-2014 | Michael Kelley
    US Investigators Think Missing Plane Might Have Been Stolen To Use Later For Another Purpose Michael KelleyMarch. 13, 2014, 11:06 AM U.S. investigators suspect that missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 stayed in the air for about four hours after it reached its last confirmed location, according to Andy Pasztor of The Wall Street Journal. The Journal originally reported that they obtained data from the aircraft's engines, but then issued a correction saying that U.S. investigators based their position on "an analysis of signals sent through the planes satellite-communication link designed to automatically transmit the status of some onboard systems." Satellites...
  • Air force chief: Malaysia jet may have turned back

    03/09/2014 6:08:50 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 32 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | March 9m 2014 | By CHRIS BRUMMITT and EILEEN NG
    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia Military radar indicates that the missing Boeing 777 jet may have turned back before vanishing, Malaysia's air force chief said Sunday as authorities were investigating up to four passengers with suspicious identifications. The revelations add to the uncertainties surrounding the final minutes of flight MH370, which was carrying 239 people when it lost contact with ground controllers somewhere between Malaysia and Vietnam after leaving Kuala Lumpur early Saturday morning for Beijing. Air force chief Rodzali Daud didn't say which direction the plane veered when it apparently went off course, or how long it flew in that...
  • Stolen European passports on missing plane

    03/08/2014 8:32:29 AM PST · by bryan999 · 47 replies
    <p>MILAN (AP) Foreign ministry officials in Rome and Vienna confirm that names of two nationals listed on the manifest of the missing Malaysian airlines flight match passports reported stolen in Thailand.</p> <p>Italy's Foreign Ministry said Saturday that an Italian man whose name was listed as being aboard is traveling in Thailand and was not aboard the plane.</p>
  • Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics Security Will Be Beefed Up...

    04/21/2013 4:11:43 PM PDT · by Cindy · 44 replies
    TELEGRAPH.co.uk ^ | 10:10AM BST 16 Apr 2013 | By Telegraph Sport, and agencies
    SNIPPET: "Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics security will be beefed up following Boston Marathon explosions, officials say Russian sports officials said they will beef up security at forthcoming sports events and the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games in the wake of deadly explosions at Boston's marathon that killed three people, and injured over 140 others." "Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics security will be beefed up following Boston Marathon explosions, officials say" SNIPPET: "The World Athletics Championship takes place in Moscow on Aug 10-18, and the event is seen as a dress rehearsal for the 2014 Winter Games in the Black Sea resort...