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  • Victims identified in plane crash near Toledo Express, NTSB investigating

    09/11/2019 2:23:21 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 10 replies ^ | 09/11/2019
    The Toledo Lucas County Port Authority has confirmed that two people were killed when a cargo plane crashed just outside of the Toledo Express Airport early Wednesday morning. The Ohio State Highway Patrol identified the victims as Douglas R. Taylor, 72, and Donald C. Peterson Sr., 69, both of Laredo, Texas. According to crews on the scene, that plane was a Convair cargo plane flying from Millington, Tennessee which crashed on top of at least two semis at Bubba's Auto and Deisel near the airport just after 2:30 AM Wednesday morning. According to a release from the Ohio State Highway...
  • American Airlines mechanic accused of sabotaging flight

    09/06/2019 4:26:43 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 41 replies
    1 Kansas ^ | September 6, 2019 | Staff
    An American Airlines mechanic is accused of sabotaging a flight over stalled union contract negotiations. According to a criminal complaint affidavit filed in federal court, Abdul-Majeed Marouf Ahmed Alani admitted during an interview Thursday that he tampered with a navigation system on the plane so that he could collect overtime work. The plane, with 150 people on board, was scheduled to fly from Miami to Nassau in the Bahamas on July 17. As the pilots powered up the plane at Miami International Airport, they saw an error message for a system that tracks speed, nose direction and other critical flight...
  • Need help identifying plane..pusher prop...possible used in Vietnam

    05/22/2019 5:24:32 PM PDT · by free_life · 79 replies
    Photo | May 22, 2019 | Me
    A friend of mine, a photographer took this photo on a recent road trip. She doesn't know much about it, she just liked the look of it. It was on the side of a hwy at a place that sells old stuff, junk and antiques. Guy there, told her it was used in Vietnam. When I asked her about that, she doesn't know if he meant this particular plane was used in Nam, or if this type of plane was used in Nam, or if that was in reference to it being used during Vietnam war. I did quite a...
  • 41 killed after plane makes emergency landing at Russian airport

    05/05/2019 2:39:01 PM PDT · by Innovative · 46 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 5, 2019 | CBS/AP
    The death toll has jumped to 41 people, including two children, who were killed Sunday in a fiery airplane accident at Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport, a spokeswoman for the Russian Investigative Committee said. The Sukhoi SSJ100 operated by national airline Aeroflot had 78 passengers and five crew members on board when it touched down and sped down a runway spewing huge flames and black smoke. According to Russian news agencies, the plane had taken off for the northern city of Murmansk, but a fire broke out while the flight was airborne. Social media videos show the plane engulfed in flames after...
  • Trump denies Pelosi aircraft for foreign trip in response to call for State of the Union delay

    01/17/2019 12:00:00 PM PST · by conservative98 · 216 replies
    Fox ^ | 1/17/18 | Brooke Singman |
    President Trump on Thursday appeared to deny military aircraft to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for a foreign trip just minutes before the congressional delegation was set to depart, in a stunning response to her call to delay the State of the Union address amid the government shutdown. In a curt letter, Trump said her trip has been “postponed.” “Due to the Shutdown, I am sorry to inform you that your trip to Brussels, Egypt, and Afghanistan has been postponed. We will reschedule this seven-day excursion when the Shutdown is over. In light of the 800,000 great American workers not receiving...
  • Lion Air flight crashes into the sea after taking off from Indonesian capital Jakarta

    10/28/2018 8:04:14 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 45 replies
    Sky News ^ | October 29 | Staff
    A Lion Air flight between Jakarta and an island off Sumatra has crashed, Indonesian search and rescue officials have said. A search and rescue effort has been launched after the passenger jet lost contact 13 minutes after takeoff on Monday morning. The Boeing 737-800 left the Indonesian capital at 6.20am and was headed north to arrive in Pangkal Pinang, on the island of Bangka, at
  • Putin on Downed Plane: On Second Thought, Maybe Israel Isn’t To Blame For “Tragic Chance Events”

    09/20/2018 1:09:34 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/20/2018 | Ed Morrissey
    One doesn’t often see a climbdown from Moscow, especially not from strongman Vladimir Putin, and even more so this fast. Yesterday, Russia’s defense spokesman spoke ominously of “the right to take appropriate measures against hostile actions by Israel” after Syrian air defense forces shot down a Russian surveillance plane. Now however, Putin has danced away from the threat, calling the downing the result of “tragic chance events”: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday described the downing of a Russian plane in Syria as the result of “tragic chance events,” appearing to dial back a rare flare-up in tensions with...
  • Syrian regime accidentally shoots down Russian military plane

    09/17/2018 7:35:09 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 30 replies
    A Russian maritime patrol aircraft with multiple personnel on board was inadvertently shot down by Syrian regime anti-aircraft artillery on Monday after the Syrians came under attack by Israeli missiles, according to a US official with knowledge of the incident The US official said the regime was actually trying to stop a barrage of Israeli missiles. A second official confirmed that Israel was responsible for the missile strikes on the Syrian regime. The Russian state news agency TASS reported that a Russian IL-20 military aircraft with 14 personnel on board disappeared over the Mediterranean on Monday. According to TASS, the...
  • CDC meets plane at JFK after passengers report feeling ill

    09/05/2018 12:52:29 PM PDT · by Innovative · 18 replies
    CNN ^ | Sept. 5, 2018 | Eliott C. McLaughlin
    Federal health officials met a plane landing Wednesday at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York after passengers reported feeling ill, according to sources. Emirates Flight 203, which originated in Dubai, was carrying more than 500 passengers and landed around 9:06 a.m. ET, a source with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said. All passengers were screened, the airline said, and three passengers and seven crew members were transported to a hospital for treatment and evaluation. "I asked the (flight attendant) for a mask before we even took off, but there was none available," passenger Erin...
  • Judge orders plane carrying deported mother and child turned around, blocks more removals

    08/09/2018 11:30:11 PM PDT · by BBell · 51 replies ^ | 8/9/18 | SUZANNE GAMBOA
    Angered that an immigrant mother and her daughter who are plaintiffs in a lawsuit had been deported, a federal judge demanded the administration turn the plane carrying them around and stop removing people from the country who are seeking protection from gangs and domestic violence. The court ruling came in a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union. According to a statement by the ACLU, while U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan was hearing arguments in the case, the court learned that the Trump administration had put a mother and a daughter who are plaintiffs in the lawsuit on a...
  • Report: Malaysia Airlines plane could have been hijacked

    07/30/2018 1:06:20 PM PDT · by BBell · 73 replies ^ | 7/30/18 | Eileen Ng
    PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia — A Malaysian-led independent investigation report released Monday, more than four years after Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared, highlighted shortcomings in the government’s response and raised the possibility of “intervention by a third party.” The report, prepared by a 19-member international team, reiterated Malaysia’s assertion the plane was deliberately diverted and flown for over seven hours after severing communications. Chief investigator Kok Soo Chon said the cause of the disappearance cannot be determined until the wreckage and the plane’s black boxes are found. He said there was no evidence of abnormal behavior or stress in the two pilots...
  • Small plane crashes in Alaska, 11 rescued, Coast Guard says

    07/12/2018 4:45:39 PM PDT · by BBell · 13 replies
    All 11 people aboard a plane that crashed Tuesday have been rescued in mountainous terrain on Prince of Wales Island in Alaska, officials said. A Coast Guard helicopter located the crash site and hoisted the pilot and passengers to safety, U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer Charly Hengen said. "This could have been bad," she said. "Thankfully, it was a good outcome. Even though these people did sustain some injuries, we are very thankful that all are alive and that we were able to get to them quickly even with the weather conditions."
  • Plane plunges ‘like a rollercoaster’ as nose and windows destroyed by hail in thunderstorm(pic)

    06/07/2018 10:44:27 AM PDT · by BBell · 69 replies
    A passenger jet plunged through the air “like a rollercoaster” after it flew into a thunderstorm, dropping thousands of feet as it was bombarded with strong winds, hail and lightning. “Things were flying. Passengers throwing up. Scariest flight of my life,” said Jesse Esparza, who was aboard the American Airlines flight from San Antonio, New Mexico to Phoenix, Arizona. With its nose and windscreen badly damaged by hail, the plane was forced to divert to El Paso for an emergency landing. “I never thought I’d have to buy in-flight WiFi to message my mum goodbye,” Mr Esparza added. Pictures of...
  • Glenn Beck Might Be Selling His Private Plane

    04/17/2018 2:20:41 PM PDT · by ethom · 72 replies
    Newsweek ^ | On 4/17/18 at 2:33 PM | By Tim Marcin
    <p>Right-wing pundit Glenn Beck has put his private plane up for sale.</p> <p>The outlet surfaced the news through a listing for a DC9-15 on and Federal Aviation Administration records. The Daily Beast reported Beck's radio company, Mercury Radio Arts, purchased the aircraft for $1 million three years ago and that the conservative media figure had previously held onto the plane despite financial struggles at his companies.</p>
  • The Long Way Round: The Plane that Accidentally Circumnavigated the World

    05/11/2018 5:53:26 PM PDT · by Flick Lives · 43 replies
    Medium ^ | 04/02/2018 | John Bull
    Just as the flying boat seemed about to hit the gorges he gave one final, desperate, heave on the yoke and she finally broke a few inches free from the water. The California Clipper flew forward over the rim of the gorge. Without the benefit of the ground effect that had allowed her to break free of the surface, she immediately plunged down into the rocky defile below, curving out just above the water once again. The plane was now racing along just a few feet above the water through the narrow rock walls of the Congo valley. With her...
  • US Nuclear 'Doomsday Plane' Goes AIRBORNE Amid Fears Of WAR With Russia

    04/13/2018 5:52:53 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 55 replies
    Daily Star ^ | 04/12/18 | Henry Holloway
    US forces have deployed the “Doomsday Plane” amid fears of war with Russia as tensions look ready to snap over Syria. Just after US President Donald Trump told Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to “get ready” for a missile strike the feared aircraft took to the sky. US forces put a Boeing E-4B Nightwatch plane into the air from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Indiana. The Nightwatch – also known as the Doomsday Plane – is an airborne nuclear war command centre. It would allow the US to maintain a chain of command in the event of a major war and...
  • PICTURED: Instagram stars and models on their private plane to Las Vegas moments before it...

    04/11/2018 10:35:10 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 113 replies
    FULL HEADLINE: "PICTURED: Instagram stars and models on their private plane to Las Vegas moments before it crashed onto golf course killing all six on board" Four of the six people who died when their private plane crashed during a flight from Arizona to Las Vegas on Monday have been identified as Instagram stars, models and nightclub promoters. Models Mariah Coogan, 23, and Helena Lagos, 22, nightlife promoter Anand 'Happy' Patel, 26, and nightclub host and aspiring pilot James Pedroza, 28, were all on board the Piper PA-24 Comanche when it crashed into a golf course moments after taking off...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Witness Claims The Media Is Exaggerating The Rob O’Neill Drunk Plane Story

    02/27/2018 6:57:13 PM PST · by bitt · 17 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/27/2018 | david hookstead
    A witness on the plane with Rob O’Neill claimed the media has greatly exaggerated how the events went down when the former Navy SEAL was removed. TMZ reported that Osama Bin Laden’s killer was “belligerent,” extremely drunk and called a flight attendant a “vile name.” However, our witness is telling a very different version. He wrote me the following exclusive statement on what happened:
  • Russian plane shot down in Syria

    02/03/2018 1:13:20 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 27 replies
    CNN World ^ | Updated 2:03 PM ET, Sat February 3, 2018 | Dakin Andone and Bijan Hosseini
    A Russian warplane was shot down Saturday in Syria, according to Russian state-run news agencies. The Russian Ministry of Defense confirmed one of its Su-25 warplanes was downed in Idlib province in northwest Syria, state media outlet RIA Novosti reported. Militants shot down the plane in an area controlled by al-Nusra Front fighters, according to the RIA Novosti report. Russia and Turkey, which is responsible for a de-escalation zone in Idlib, were taking measures to return the pilot's body, the defense ministry said. The ministry said more than 30 militants in the area were killed in a retaliatory strike, according...
  • 'It was chaos': Planes collide on Toronto airport tarmac

    01/05/2018 10:10:57 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 28 replies
    CBC ^ | 01/05/2018 | Mallone Mullin
    Two airliners collided on the ground at Toronto's Pearson International Airport on Friday night, causing a small fire on one and an emergency evacuation of the other. WestJet Flight 2425, arriving from Cancun, had 168 passengers and six crew on board, and was waiting to proceed to the gate when a Sunwing aircraft backed into it. No one injured after 2 airplanes at Pearson clip wings The Sunwing aircraft was not carrying any passengers or crew, according to Beverly MacDonald, a representative for the Greater Toronto Airport Authority. It was being towed by the airline's ground crew. MacDonald said an investigation is underway. While there were...