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  • Door Falls Off Bono's Learjet During Flight to Germany

    11/15/2014 11:18:39 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 34 replies
    ABC NEWS ^ | November 13, 2014
    A private plane carrying U2 lead singer Bono experienced an in-air incident Wednesday, with a rear door falling off the Learjet 60, an official with the German Federal Bureau of Aircraft Accident Investigation said. “The Learjet lost a door where the luggage was put in,” the official, Germout Freitag, told ABC News. Freitag said authorities don't understand why the door flew off.
  • Under-inflated tyres 'to blame for Blink-182 drummer Learjet crash'

    04/06/2010 6:56:58 PM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies · 492+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 06 Apr 2010
    Under-inflated tyres caused a learjet to crash killing four people and ... The National Transportation Safety Board also said a design flaw in the Learjet 60 and a decision by the flight's captain to abort takeoff in Columbia, South Carolina, were also at fault in the accident. Investigators told the board they found that operators of air charters often are not aware how rapidly the tires of some business jets can lose pressure and are not checking tire pressure frequently enough. "This accident didn't have to happen," ... The board also said the Federal Aviation Administration and Learjet Inc., a...
  • Lifestyles of Lear Jet liberals (soaring the planet fighting global warming)

    09/24/2006 2:29:07 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 22 replies · 1,071+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | September 24, 2006 | Debra J. Saunders
    LIMOUSINE liberals, move over. You've been out-glammed by Lear Jet liberals who burn beaucoup fossil fuels in the sky as they soar around the planet fighting global warming. Last week, they flew to their Mecca, the Clinton Global Initiative conference in New York City. For the left-leaning and loaded, this is the meeting that has it all -- the mega-rich paying to be seen caring about poor people and the environment, while posing for photos with former President Bill Clinton. The big news of the CGI was an announcement by Sir Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Atlantic Airways, that he...
  • Rocketplane shoots for space trips by 2007

    06/25/2005 6:02:19 AM PDT · by Momaw Nadon · 5 replies · 516+ views ^ | Friday, June 24, 2005 | Alan Boyle
    An Oklahoma space-travel company says it is aiming to win the race to put paying passengers on suborbital trips, with commercial flights scheduled to begin by early 2007. "We intend to make it a five-star experience," said David Urie, vice president of Rocketplane Ltd.
  • Jurors clear jet in Payne Stewart crash

    06/08/2005 3:24:36 PM PDT · by SmithL · 41 replies · 2,288+ views
    AP ^ | 6/8/5
    ORLANDO, Fla. - A jury in a $200 million lawsuit cleared Learjet of responsibility Wednesday for the 1999 death of pro golfer Payne Stewart in a charter plane crash. The twin-engine jet went down in a cow pasture in South Dakota after flying halfway across the country on autopilot, as Stewart and the four others aboard apparently lay unconscious for lack of oxygen. Everyone was killed.Stewart's widow, Tracey, and their two children sued the aircraft manufacturer, claiming a cracked piece of equipment caused cabin air to escape as plane climbed.Learjet argued that the plane lost pressure in another way, and...
  • TIA now verifies flight of Saudis

    06/09/2004 10:38:46 AM PDT · by Ol' Dan Tucker · 76 replies · 1,624+ views
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | 06-09-04 | JEAN HELLER
    TIA now verifies flight of Saudis The government has long denied that two days after the 9/11 attacks, the three were allowed to fly. By JEAN HELLER, Times Staff Writer Published June 9, 2004 The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks, better known as the 9/11 Commission, sent a list of questions to Tampa International Airport. It appears concerned with the handling of the Tampa flight. TAMPA - Two days after the Sept. 11 attacks, with most of the nation's air traffic still grounded, a small jet landed at Tampa International Airport, picked up three young Saudi men and left. The...
  • FAA Grounds All Learjet Model 45 Business Jets

    08/12/2003 5:56:40 PM PDT · by Archangelsk · 23 replies · 382+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 081203 | Don Phillips
    FAA Grounds All Learjet Model 45 Business Jets By Don Phillips Washington Post Staff Writer Tuesday, August 12, 2003; 4:50 PM The Federal Aviation Administration ordered the immediate grounding of all 222 Learjet Model 45 business jets after discovering that a part in the tail section can fail abruptly, possibly leading to a loss of control of the airplane. The grounding is a blow to Learjet owner Bombardier of Montreal, whose stock was already undergoing a pounding in recent months. It was also a blow to Bombardier subsidiary Flexjets, one of three major competitors to Warren Buffett's business jet fractional...