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  • Nuclear test experts to check if plane exploded

    03/10/2014 6:19:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 84 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | March 10, 2014 | Edith M. Lederer
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The head of the organization that monitors the nuclear test ban treaty said Monday he has asked its experts to see if they detected an explosion at high altitude of the missing Malaysian Airlines plane. Lassina Zerbo, executive director of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization told a news conference that the CTBTO uses "infrasound" - or infrasonic sensors - to monitor the earth mainly for atmospheric nuclear explosions....
  • 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...
  • Owner of A/C That Crashed Into Tampa Building Was Publically Pro-Arab!!!.

    01/05/2002 2:13:06 PM PST · by MindBender26 · 295 replies · 5,465+ views
    Part of article from St. Pete Times after Sept 11. "Robert C. Cooper, president of National Aviation Flight School and Aviation Rentals, stressed that the extra security cannot be done at the expense of those of Middle Eastern descent. "I don't want to get involved in profiling," he said. "I have faith in my government. I have to work on the belief that my government has basis to allow them into the country and show them proper respect." end of article. Cooper is head of National Aviation Holdings that owned A/C. Many Florida flight schools train Arab students. Wonder if ...
  • Prosecutor investigates lightbulb changes at Smolensk airport

    04/20/2010 9:11:13 PM PDT · by theanchoragedailyruse · 14 replies · 737+ views
    Warsaw Business Journal ^ | April 20th, 2010 | unknown
    The National Public Prosecutor's Office is trying to determine whether Russian authorities made some minor repairs to the runway landing systems at the Smolensk airport following the plane crash on the morning of April 10. According to eyewitness accounts, after the crash – in which President Lech Kacyński and 95 others lost their lives – airport personnel were seen changing light bulbs on runway lights close to the airport, suggesting that at the time of the attempted landing the lights were broken. Colonel Zbigniew Rzepa, from the Chief Military Prosecutor's office, told PAP that the office is investigating reports that...
  • Brazil jet in crash was speeding down runway

    07/19/2007 8:28:18 PM PDT · by gpapa · 69 replies · 1,683+ views
    MSNBC ^ | July 19, 2007 | Unattributed
    SO PAULO, Brazil - Officials struggled Thursday to determine why a jetliner raced down a runway before crashing in a fireball that killed at least 189 people an accident that set off a fierce debate over whether to close Brazil's busiest airport. Security video released by the air force showed TAM Flight 3054 from Porto Alegre speeding down the tarmac more than four times as fast as other planes landing around the same time. The Airbus-320 skidded off the main runway in a heavy rain, jumped over a highway and slammed into a building Tuesday night, killing all 186...
  • Airplane runs out of fuel between FL and PR; into the drink

    06/23/2006 3:24:35 PM PDT · by cll · 43 replies · 1,680+ views
    USCG/PRPD/Radio reports | 6/23/2006 | Radio Reports
    An airplane enroute to St. Thomas from Fort Lauderdale crashed at 13:15 approximately 33 nautical miles northwest of the main island of Puerto Rico. Fuel starvation most likely caused the accident since seven minutes before dropping off the San Juan CERAP radar, the pilot had reported being low on fuel and that he was going to attempt a landing at the Aguadilla Airport (old Ramey AF - BQN/TJBQ) in the northwest corner of the island. The pilot, identified as James W. Herron, 59, and resident of St. Thomas, was located in the ocean approximately 22 minutes after crashing by a...
  • "Terrorist act" may have caused Azerbaijan air crash

    12/24/2005 1:56:06 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 6 replies · 469+ views
    Interfax (RU) ^ | December 24, 2005
    BAKU. Dec 24 (Interfax) - Ilham Amirov, deputy general director of Azerbaijani state airline AzAL, said it "cannot be ruled out" that "a terrorist act" caused Friday's crash of an An-140-100 airliner near Baku. Amirov told reporters that the plane had been in use for only about a year. Amirov said the investigation of the crash had produced some preliminary findings, but that investigators have yet to disclose them.
  • Greek plane had 'many problems' (Unbelievable!)

    09/07/2005 11:51:55 AM PDT · by zipper · 78 replies · 2,377+ views
    News 24 , South Africa ^ | Sept 7, 2005 | unknown
    Paris - A confusing series of alarm signals and the lack of an effective common language between its pilots doomed a Cypriot airliner that crashed near Athens last month, killing all 121 people on board, the daily International Herald Tribune said on Wednesday, quoting investigators. An air system knob that had been incorrectly set during maintenance on the ground prevented the Helios Airways Boeing 737 from pressurising properly, but the crew failed to notice the problem during their preflight checks, people connected to the investigation told the newspaper. Then, as the aircraft ascended through 3 000m, a pressurisation alarm -...
  • One dead when plane crashes at apartment complex

    11/14/2004 8:07:51 PM PST · by Ptarmigan · 2 replies · 359+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | November 14, 2004 | Associated Press
    SAN ANTONIO -- At least one person was killed today when a small airplane crashed near a seniors citizens apartment complex, authorities said. John Clabes, a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration, said that the Piper Navajo owned by Dash Air Charter of San Antonio was on approach to San Antonio International Airport shortly after 5 p.m. "He pulled out of the approach and disappeared off our radio," Clabes said. He said one person on the plane died and authorities were trying to determine if there were other victims on the plane. District Fire Chief Randy Jenkins said some people...
  • Plane goes down in residential area of Jefferson City, Missouri

    10/15/2004 9:09:02 AM PDT · by Lokibob · 3 replies · 909+ views
    sign on san diego (AP) ^ | 15 oct 04 | David A. Lieb
    Plane goes down in residential area of Jefferson City, Missouri By David A. LiebASSOCIATED PRESS 1:27 a.m. October 15, 2004 Associated PressFirefighters battle a blaze that erupted after a regional jet crashed into a residential area in Jefferson City, Mo. Authorities said the plane crashed between rows of houses, narrowly missing several homes. There was no word on the fate of the plane's occupants, which included only the pilot and co-pilot, authorities said. JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. A small jet with no passengers went down in a residential area of eastern Jefferson City, damaging a building, authorities...
  • U.S. counterterrorism expert killed in plane crash in Australia

    10/12/2002 10:58:30 AM PDT · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 21 replies · 442+ views
    AP ^ | 9/29/02
    U.S. counterterrorism expert killed in plane crash in Australia Sun Sep 29, 5:23 AM ET BRISBANE, Australia - One of the six victims of last week's plane crash on an exclusive Australian island resort was an American counterterrorism expert on his honeymoon, a newspaper reported Sunday. The man's new wife, also a counterterrorism strategist, was also supposed to have been on the plane but gave up her seat at the last minute to allow a family of four to sit together on the ill-fated flight Thursday, The Sunday Telegraph reported. Investigators suspect the plane suffered a mechanical failure. Media reports...
  • Fatal plane crash mystery

    04/15/2004 1:30:45 AM PDT · by My Dog Likes Me · 173 replies · 4,396+ views
    Mobile Register ^ | 04/14/04 | joe danborn
    Federal investigators have determined that a single-engine delivery plane that crashed into Big Bateau Bay on Oct. 23, 2002, slammed into something 3,000 feet above the Mobile-Tensaw Delta moments earlier - they're just not sure what it was. The highly unusual NTSB account points to unidentified red marks on the severely damaged nose and front belly of the plane as evidence that it hit another object in the air...
  • Decorated Vietnam Vet Pilot Dies In Crash

    07/23/2003 3:31:15 AM PDT · by Born Conservative · 2 replies · 236+ views
    The Citizens' Voice ^ | 7/23/03 | Fred Ney and Tim Gulla
    A 67-year-old expert pilot from Texas died in a fiery plane crash less than 2 miles south of an airport runway at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport Tuesday morning. Thomas Benton Delashaw, whose nickname was "Sharkbait," of Conroe, Texas, was piloting an early 1950s vintage Hawker Hunter military jet aircraft
  • After 30 years, a Farrell's healing--A woman wins the fight to create a memorial for crash victims.

    04/01/2002 10:50:36 AM PST · by let freedom sing · 2 replies · 298+ views
    sacbee.com ^ | April 1, 2002 | Tony Bizjak -- Bee Staff Writer
    <p>Observers at the annual Executive Airport air show that day in 1972 said they knew the old war jet on runway 12-30 wasn't going to make it. Its nose lifted once, then twice. Its tail never did.</p> <p>Sixteen thousand pounds of bullet-shaped metal ricocheted off the berm next to Freeport Boulevard at 150 miles per hour and hurtled at eye level across the street, piercing one, then two cars.</p>
  • After 30 years, a Farrell's healing--A woman wins the fight to create a memorial for crash victims.

    04/01/2002 9:29:58 AM PST · by let freedom sing · 2 replies · 189+ views
    sacbee.com ^ | April 1, 2002 | Tony Bizjak -- Bee Staff Writer
    <p>Observers at the annual Executive Airport air show that day in 1972 said they knew the old war jet on runway 12-30 wasn't going to make it.</p> <p>Its nose lifted once, then twice. Its tail never did.</p> <p>Sixteen thousand pounds of bullet-shaped metal ricocheted off the berm next to Freeport Boulevard at 150 miles per hour and hurtled at eye level across the street, piercing one, then two cars.</p>