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  • Southwest Airlines Plane Slides Off Runway in Burbank During Landing

    12/06/2018 6:45:49 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    KTLA ^ | , December 6, 2018, by | CNN Wire, Nouran Salahieh, Lauren Lyster and Elizabeth Espinosa,
    The scene on the plane during landing was calm, according to passengers. "We didn’t realize what was going on, it was that fast," said a passenger, Gary Scott. "It got very bumpy and I felt the front of the aircraft sink in a little bit ... and then it was like 'OK, were done.'" Scott said he knew the plane had skidded off the runway when he saw mud splashing against the windows and the headlights from cars on the road behind the airport wall. Passengers said the pilot warned them that the landing would be rough when they first...
  • Maxine Waters Merch Hits the Fashion Week Runway

    07/11/2018 2:25:03 AM PDT · by Libloather · 47 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 7/10/18 | Nerisha Penrose
    The interweaving of political/social references and luxe streetwear designs has become the touchstone of Mexican-American designer Willy Chavarria's fashion shows. For his Fall/Winter 2018 show in February, black and brown models walked down the runway with pained expressions and tears on their faces, possibly symbolizing the effect of police brutality, violence, and other tragedies plaguing minorities. This season, Willy Chavarria debuted his new soccer-inspired collaboration with sportswear brand Hummel. The political references were still there, including a sweatshirt with the word "American" flipped upside down, another sweatshirt flipped the American flag, and then there was Maxine Waters. No, not in...
  • VANITY: American Airlines Flight DFW to LA. Ran low on Gas while taxing?

    04/05/2018 6:44:01 AM PDT · by vespa300 · 79 replies
    Me | April 5, 2018 | Vespa300
    Sorry for the Vanity. Just had to ask. Had a weird flight a couple of days ago. DFW to L.A. American Airlines. We taxied out as usual, didn't seem that long, no more than usual...and then we turned and headed back to the gate.
  • Exclusive: SFO near miss might have triggered ‘greatest aviation disaster in history’

    07/11/2017 9:51:32 AM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 60 replies
    Mercury News ^ | July 10, 2017 | Matthias Gafni, Bay Area News Group
    SAN FRANCISCO — In what one aviation expert called a near-miss of what could have been the largest aviation disaster ever, an Air Canada pilot on Friday narrowly avoided a tragic mistake: landing on the San Francisco International Airport taxiway instead of the runway. Sitting on Taxiway C shortly before midnight were four airplanes full of passengers and fuel awaiting permission to take off, according to the Federal Aviation Administration, which is investigating the “rare” incident. An air traffic controller sent the descending Air Canada Airbus 320 on a “go-around” — an unusual event where pilots must pull up and...
  • Circular Runways: Engineer Defends His Proposal

    04/25/2017 2:09:26 PM PDT · by DoughtyOne · 145 replies
    Last month we published a video arguing the case for circular runways at airports, as part of a series called World Hacks. It took off and went viral. The video has had more than 36 million views on Facebook and generated heated debate on social media - including within the aviation community. Many people are sceptical about the concept. So we decided to hand-pick some of the top concerns and put them straight to the man proposing the idea: Dutch engineer Henk Hesselink. This is what he had to say.
  • North Korea strengthens its emergency airfield capabilities

    01/25/2017 4:29:43 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies
    Janes ^ | 13 January 2017 | Joseph S Bermudez Jr
    North Korea strengthens its emergency airfield capabilities Joseph S Bermudez Jr, Colorado - IHS Jane's Defence Weekly 13 January 2017 Commercial satellite imagery shows that North Korea has been progressively modernising its emergency airfield capabilities since late 2015 by adapting highways for use as airstrips, building aircraft shelters, and developing contingency airfields. The measures seem to be part of a nationwide modernisation programme designed to bolster the infrastructure of the Korean People's Air Force (KPAF). Built on specially reinforced highway sections or on compacted dirt roads, the highway airstrips average 1.8 km in length and vary in width between 15...
  • N. Korea building 8th runway exclusively for Kim Jong-un: report

    12/07/2016 8:01:45 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 22 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2016/12/08
    N. Korea building 8th runway exclusively for Kim Jong-un: report SEOUL, Dec. 8 (Yonhap) -- North Korea is building another runway exclusively for its leader Kim Jong-un in the North's South Pyongan Province, a U.S.-based broadcaster said Thursday. Curtis Melvin, a researcher at the US-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins University, told Radio Free Asia (RFA) that the 870-meter-long airstrip in Unsan County, the eighth one for Kim, is located near a cement plant, mine and new industrial complex being built. The location of the airstrip strengthens the belief that it will be used for Kim's field inspections of industrial facilities,...
  • Most dangerous airport Top 16

    07/07/2013 8:45:19 PM PDT · by TexGrill · 21 replies
    Xinhua ^ | 07/08/2013 | Mengjie
    Most dangerous airport Top 16
  • Vandenberg AFB runway gets a makeover for unmanned spacecraft

    05/25/2010 9:31:59 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 8 replies · 416+ views
    Santa Maria Times ^ | 5/25/2010 | Santa Maria Times
    A small army of workers quickly gave the Vandenberg Air Force Base runway a makeover in readiness for an unmanned spaceplane’s landing. Military officials called the recent runway hardware retrofit a necessary step to prep for the planned landing of the X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle. The unmanned reusable spacecraft launched aboard an Atlas 5 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in April. At the time, officials said X-37B — with a wingspan of nearly 15 feet, a length of 29 feet and height of less than 10 feet — could spend up to nine months testing technologies in orbit...
  • Turtles crawl on runway, delay flights at JFK

    07/08/2009 4:18:39 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 39 replies · 1,300+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/8/09 | David B. Caruso - ap
    NEW YORK – A runway at New York City's Kennedy Airport was shut down Wednesday morning after 78 turtles emerged from the bay and crawled onto the tarmac. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says grounds crews rounded up the wayward reptiles in about 35 minutes and deposited them back in the water, further from airport property. The shutdown disrupted flight schedules, though, with delays climbing to nearly 1 1/2 hours.
  • N. Korea: North building underground runway, report says(doing what they do best)

    04/19/2008 12:41:55 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 17 replies · 1,433+ views
    JoongAngDaily ^ | 04/19/08
    North building underground runway, report says April 19, 2008 A U.S. commercial satellite has found a huge underground runway being built in eastern North Korea, a news report said yesterday. A photograph provided by “Google Earth,” a U.S. provider of satellite photos, showed that North Korea is building a 30-meter (98-foot) wide and 1,800-meter-long military runway at a site southwest of Wonsan, the U.S. government-funded radio station Voice of America said. “The cement-coated airstrip stretches southwestward from the northeast and is connected to a mountain tunnel,” the report said. “Around the runaway are stacks of soil and rocks dug out...
  • Speeding car wrecks on runway, kills 5

    01/26/2008 11:37:51 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 30 replies · 361+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/26/08 | AP
    OCALA, Fla. - A car traveling at high speed down a private airport runway ran off an embankment and was airborne for 200 feet before smashing into a tree early Saturday, killing all five young men in the vehicle, the Florida Highway Patrol said. Investigators did not know whether the BMW was alone or was racing another car on the air strip at the exclusive "fly-in" community of Jumbolair Aviation Estates, where pilot-actor John Travolta has a home, officials said. According to the preliminary investigation, the car ran off the 85-foot-high embankment at the end of the runway. When it...
  • NMCB 1 Brings Runway Project on Final Approach (Sea Bees)

    12/24/2007 8:55:36 AM PST · by SandRat · 9 replies · 330+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Petty Officer 2nd Class Chad Runge
    CAMP AL TAQADDUM — The Seabees of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 1, currently deployed to several locations in the Middle East, Afghanistan and Micronesia, recently made the final concrete placement marking the completion of an overhaul of the runway system at Camp Al Taqaddum. Already one of the largest logistics hubs in the region, the airfield transfers passengers and millions of pounds of cargo daily. Upon completion of the project, Camp al Taqaddum’s airfield will be fully-operational for the first time since the Coalition air strikes of Operation Desert Storm. NMCB 1 is the fifth battalion to tackle the...
  • Comair pilot: lack of runway lights 'weird'

    01/17/2007 11:04:55 AM PST · by rawhide · 17 replies · 1,322+ views ^ | 01/17/07 | The Associated Press
    Seconds before a commuter plane crashed after going down the wrong runway, the co-pilot noted it was "weird" that the Lexington, Ky., strip had no lights, according to a transcript released Wednesday. The runway wasn't long enough for a passenger jet when Comair Flight 5191 took off in the pre-dawn darkness on Aug. 27. Co-pilot James Polehinke said it was "weird with no lights," just seconds before the sound of the impact was heard, according to the National Transportation Safety Board transcript. The captain, Jeffrey Clay, then responded, "Yeah." The crash killed 49 of 50 people on board. Polehinke, the...
  • Bagram opens $68 million runway

    12/22/2006 11:22:34 AM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 408+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Tech. Sgt. Joseph Kapinos
    12/21/2006 - BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan (AFPN) -- Despite inclement weather and the possibility of snowfall, a new $68 million runway was opened and celebrated by Air Force and Army servicemembers, civilian contractors and Afghan officials Dec. 20 at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan. The project was executed by Contrak International workers from Cairo, Egypt, with an Afghan workforce supervised by the Army Corps of Engineers and Air Force members. "Bagram Airfield has been here in this valley for decades," said Brig. Gen. Christopher D. Miller, the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing commander. "Afghan airmen have flown from this field in years...
  • 'SeaBees' Repair Runway at Logistics 'Hub'

    12/11/2006 5:26:14 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 300+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Lance Cpl. Ben Eberle
    'SeaBees' Repair Runway at Logistics 'Hub' Navy and Marine engineers focus on repairing vital runway By Lance Cpl. Ben Eberle 1st Marine Logistics Group CAMP TAQADDUM, Iraq, Dec. 11, 2006 -- Camp Taqaddum is considered the logistics "hub" of Iraq due to its existing infrastructure and proximity to major supply routes, but the base's single runway has presented somewhat of a logistical challenge. Navy construction workers, or "SeaBees," and Marine combat engineers have responded by repairing 10 miles of concrete on Camp Taqaddum's flight line. They plan to have both base runways operational by Feb. 1, 2007. "It's the...
  • Breaking: Two planes clip each other on runway at Newark NJ airport runway

    10/31/2006 4:19:39 PM PST · by DCBryan1 · 20 replies · 1,541+ views
    31 OCT 06 | dcbryan1
    Fox news just broke in with an alert showing two planes on runway with emergency vehicles. Looks like disaster averted....developing.
  • Baghdad runway reopens after repairs

    10/02/2006 5:39:09 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 337+ views
    Multi-National Forces-Iraq ^ | by Staff Sgt. Bryan Bouchard
    SATHER AIR BASE — After a month of work, the west runway at Baghdad International Airport is open for business. That business is running the busiest, highest volume passenger terminal in Iraq. “Repair and improvement of (Baghdad’s) west runway became necessary due to the gradual deterioration of its surface to the point that it would become dangerous in the very near future,” said Lt. Col. Scott Bowen, 447th Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron commander deployed from Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany. “These repairs, combined with the other improvement projects, will ensure long-term use of the west side of Baghdad International Airport.” At...
  • FedEx Plane Skids Off Runway - Memphis

    07/28/2006 10:21:00 AM PDT · by truthluva · 30 replies · 2,657+ views
    WMC TV - Memphis ^ | 07/27/2006 | truthluva
    A FedEx plane left the runway at Memphis Intl Airport shortly after landing. Three people on boeard reported safe.
  • Haneda halts operations for 2 hours after worker crossed runway(Chinese jaywalking the runway)

    07/08/2006 2:44:11 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 2 replies · 358+ views
    Kyodo News ^ | 07/08/06
    Saturday July 8, 8:01 AM Haneda halts operations for 2 hours after worker crossed runway (Kyodo) _ Tokyo's Haneda airport suspended flight arrivals and departures for about two hours on Saturday morning after its infrared ray sensor system detected a person crossing a runway without permission, who turned out to be a worker, airport officials said. The incident has caused delays of up to nearly two hours in 14 flights departing and arriving at the airport as of 7:30 a.m. they said. The system sensed an object at around 4 a.m. around the most seaward runway. A security camera showed...