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  • Swiss Air flight makes emergency landing with one engine in Iqaluit (Canada)

    02/05/2017 8:14:34 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies
    CBC News ^ | February 1, 2017
    A Swiss International Air Lines flight made an unexpected landing in Iqaluit Wednesday due to a technical problem. The Boeing 777, carrying 216 passengers and 17 crew members, was en route to Los Angeles from Zurich.
  • Weather looks favorable for Falcon 9 launch and landing (9:45pm PST/12:45am EST)

    07/17/2016 7:09:07 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 51 replies ^ | 15JUL2016 | Stephen Clark
    Forecasters predict mostly clear skies and light winds at the surface and aloft for Monday’s launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on a resupply mission to the International Space Station, favorable conditions for the booster’s liftoff and landing at Cape Canaveral. The official launch weather forecast released Friday by the U.S. Air Force’s 45th Weather Squadron calls for a 90 percent of acceptable conditions for liftoff at 12:45:29 a.m. EDT (0445:29 GMT) Monday. A weather axis draped over Central Florida will lift north over the weekend, setting up generally good weather Monday. “This will result in moderate temperatures and...
  • Rocket landing at Cape Canaveral planned after SpaceX launch (liftoff TODAY 5:29pm PST/8:29pm EST)

    12/20/2015 12:13:01 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 55 replies ^ | 19DEC2015 | Stephen Clark
    Artist's concept of a Falcon 9 booster stage descending to a landing site at Cape Canaveral. Credit: SpaceX Assuming SpaceX's plans come to fruition, a Falcon 9 flight from Cape Canaveral on Sunday will end with a vertical rocket-assisted landing at an abandoned Cold War-era launch facility a few miles away. SpaceX confirmed the rocket's first stage, a slender cylindrical kerosene-fed rocket body standing 156 feet tall, will aim for a controlled touchdown at a landing pad the company rented from the U.S. Air Force less than six miles south of the Falco 9's Complex 40 launch pad. Liftoff...
  • First rocket landing in Space Coast history could happen in weeks (Launch 16DEC2014/1431 EST)

    12/07/2014 9:58:28 AM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 66 replies (channel 2 Orlando, FL) ^ | 28NOV2014 | Staff Writer
    BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. —Never mind rocket launches -- the first rocket landing in Space Coast history is a couple of weeks away, if things work out. SpaceX is expected to announce this week that the company is bringing in a revolutionary ocean-going landing pad for its next launch. Looking down the side of the SpaceX rocket, there are landing legs sticking out, and a set of fins – that look a little like tennis racquets – pop out. They’ll guide the rocket as it flies backwards – down, not up – to a perfectly placed landing at the test site....
  • Marine Corps Pilot Pulls Off Harrowing Landing After Gear Malfunction[Video]

    06/27/2014 12:58:56 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 9 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 06/27/14 | Kate Patrick
    “For a while I flew by the ship, I approached at 300 feet so he could see my landing gear and see what was going on,” Mahoney said. “At this point it was time to figure out, how do I get the jet back on the deck safely with only three landing gear?” The plan was to use a stool on the deck to stabilize the nose of the jet while Mahoney made a vertical landing using only the lights on the ship and assistance via radio from “Paddles.” “The ship had this amazing invention, called a stool, that was...
  • Ann Romney's plane makes emergency landing in Denver

    09/21/2012 2:09:40 PM PDT · by GOPinCa · 24 replies
    KDVR ^ | 9/21/12
    DENVER – The campaign plane carrying Ann Romney, the wife of GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney, made an emergency landing in Denver around 2:25 Friday afternoon, the campaign reported via Twitter. Andrea Saul, the campaign’s press secretary, tweeted: “.@AnnDRomney plane makes emergency landing in CO. All okay. Thank goodness.” Another tweet from the campaign’s Ryan Williams described the plane as “filled with smoke.”
  • Watch NASA's live coverage of Mars rover landing (Cnet)

    08/05/2012 8:48:39 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 29 replies
    Cnet ^ | 8/6/2012 | Cnet
    Video Linky Here
  • Qantas jumbo makes emergency landing in Singapore

    11/04/2010 5:43:55 AM PDT · by stefanbatory · 37 replies · 10+ views
    Yahoo! news/AP ^ | 11-4-10 | By JULIA ZAPPEI, Associated Press
    Qantas grounded its Airbus A380 fleet after one of the superjumbo jets blew out an engine Thursday, shooting flames and raining large metal chunks before making a safe emergency landing in Singapore with 459 people aboard.
  • Steeper landings set to cut aircraft noise

    09/07/2010 3:38:45 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 35 replies
    The Local ^ | 09/07/10
    Steeper landings set to cut aircraft noise Published: 7 Sep 10 11:43 CET Aviation authorities and carrier Air Berlin are testing a new system of steeper landings and curved flight patterns to avoid residential areas in a bid to reduce ground noise by up to 40 percent, allowing more flights to land at night. The new approach, which experts say is just as safe as the technique now used, could make a big difference at congested airports such as Frankfurt, according to experts from the German Aerospace Centre (DLR), which announced the tests this week. The DLR carried out 13...
  • Space Shuttle Discovery Landing Live Thread (04/20/10 9:08 am EDT)

    04/19/2010 5:47:55 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 71 replies · 2,434+ views
    04/19/10 | Kevin Davis
    Good mission.. 2nd time the charm????
  • Space Shuttle Discovery Landing Live Thread (04/19/10 8:48am EDT)

    04/18/2010 5:14:02 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 53 replies · 2,969+ views
    04/19/10 | Kevin Davis
    This is the Space Shuttle Discovery Landing Live Thread
  • Tefillin Misunderstanding Causes Philly Emergency Landing

    01/21/2010 9:24:44 AM PST · by Nachum · 31 replies · 1,337+ views
    INN ^ | 1/21/10 | Gil Ronen
    ( A plane headed from LaGuardia Airport to Louisville made an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport Thursday morning because a 17 year old man on a plane was praying with tefillin, or phylacteries. According to Fox News, the man was questioned by airline personnel, who “didn't get answers to satisfy them” and diverted the plane to Philadelphia.
  • Bees Always Have a Safe Landing... how their technique could help engineers to design new aircraft

    12/23/2009 7:54:12 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 13 replies · 854+ views
    Discovery ^ | 12/23/09 | Emily Sohn
    Find out why bees never crash land, and how their technique could help engineers to design new aircraft.Whether landing on a picnic table, underneath a flower petal, or on a wall of a hive, bees always manage to touch down without crashing or tumbling. Now, for the first time, scientists have figured out how these insects maneuver themselves onto all sorts of surfaces, from right side up to upside-down. The bees' technique, which depends mostly on eyesight, may help engineers design a new generation of automated aircraft that would be undetectable to radar or sonar systems and would make...
  • New Apollo 17 Landing Photo Clearly Shows Lander, Flag

    11/02/2009 8:04:39 AM PST · by Reaganesque · 70 replies · 3,821+ views ^ | 10/31/09 | Rosa Golijan
    It's blurrier than old MySpace snapshots, but it's there as expected. The Apollo Lunar Modules and the US flag left behind at the Apollo 17 landing site has been caught in a close-up image by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. The lander as well as the flag, or rather the remaining flag pole, seen in the image above are exactly where they should be based on this shot by the Ascent Module "right after Apollo 17 lifted off the Moon": Going a step further, the location can be compared to more recent images of the landing site and everything still...
  • Air force lessons helped on Hudson

    10/31/2009 5:14:34 PM PDT · by Saije · 2 replies · 339+ views
    The Australian ^ | 10/31/2009 | Will Pavia
    THE Canada geese were flying in a V formation, cruising about 80km/h above New York City. The aircraft piloted by Captain Chesley Sullenberger was travelling at 340km/h. In the four minutes that followed their collision 915m above the Bronx, the actions of Captain Sullenberger saved the lives of all 155 people aboard the US Airways Airbus A320.*** This week, Captain Sullenberger landed in London to receive the Master's Medal from the Guild of Air Pilots & Air Navigators on behalf of his crew and to tell the full story of his flight into the Hudson on January 15. His arrival...
  • Space shuttle lands in California after detour ( Sonic Boom blasts Los Angeles)

    09/11/2009 6:38:51 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 18 replies · 1,304+ views
    AP ^ | Sept 11, 2009 32 minutes ago | ALICIA CHANG
    EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — Space shuttle Discovery and its seven astronauts took a cross-country detour and landed safely in California on Friday after stormy weather prevented them from returning home to Florida for the second day in a row.
  • Space Shuttle Discovery Landing Live Thread (09/11/09 5:54pm EDT)

    09/10/2009 4:34:53 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 141 replies · 5,051+ views
    09/10/09 | Kevin Davis
    Let's try this again..
  • Space Shuttle Discovery Landing Live Thread (09/10/09 8:40pm EDT)

    09/09/2009 7:31:15 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 20 replies · 1,780+ views
    09/10/09 | Kevin Davis
    I can tell nothing went wrong.. No big media hyperbole..
  • Hole in Jetliner Disrupts Flight

    07/13/2009 10:30:14 PM PDT · by Colquhoun · 30 replies · 1,485+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | July 14, 2009 | Martin Weil
    Hole in Jetliner Disrupts Flight By Martin Weil Washington Post Staff Writer Tuesday, July 14, 2009 A Southwest Airlines jetliner headed for Baltimore-Washington International Marshall Airport made an emergency landing in West Virginia yesterday evening after a hole opened in the body of the plane and the cabin lost pressure, an airline spokeswoman said.
  • Landing Accident at Bagram Leaves One Injured

    10/21/2008 4:39:12 PM PDT · by SandRat · 19 replies · 774+ views
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2008 – A Navy P-3 Orion airplane overshot the runway while landing at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, early today, injuring one crew member and destroying the airplane, military officials reported. The entire crew survived, though the one U.S. crew member suffered a broken ankle and was treated at Craig Joint Theater Hospital on Bagram, officials said. The cause of the accident is under investigation. In other news from Afghanistan, coalition forces detained four suspected militants in operations targeting the Taliban and al-Qaida terrorist networks in Konar and Ghazni provinces yesterday. Coalition forces seized weapons and detained three suspected...