Passenger jet strikes aircraft being towed
SubmittedJakarta airport reported a case of an aircraft on a "rolling take-off" striking another plane being towed by a tractor. There were no casualties but some passengers were treated for shock. (edition.cnn.com) More...
Canadian Heritage stalls rare airplane swap with U.S. museum
SubmittedFederal officials kibosh B.C. businessman's plan to send warplane to Florida museum. (www.cbc.ca) More...
The Snowbirds Demonstration Team (431 Squadron) is a Canadian icon
SubmittedCanada Day on the Hill. Strap in with Snowbird 5 and join in the festivities in this interactive video! Don’t forget to look around! (www.facebook.com) More...
New data shows how close jets came to crashing at SF airport
SubmittedNewly released data and photos show how shockingly low an Air Canada jet was when it pulled up to avoid crashing into planes waiting on a San Francisco International Airport taxiway last month. (www.montrealgazette.com) More...
Air Berlin Pilots Suspended After Farewell Fly-By
SubmittedThe pilots of an Air Berlin flight that performed a fly-past during the insolvent carrier’s last long-haul flight to its hub in Duesseldorf have been suspended, the airline said on Wednesday. (fortune.com) More...
Is the flying car about to become a reality?
SubmittedAfter decades of various engineers trying to design and build a viable flying car, it looks like this German company may be close to making it a reality. (carplane.de) More...
Plane evacuated after Toronto airport collision
SubmittedA plane that had just landed in Toronto was evacuated after it was struck by an empty aircraft pushing back from a gate, the airline said. (www.bbc.com) More...
Flight to Monterrey lands at wrong airport
SubmittedPilots of an AeroMexico flight from Querétaro to Monterrey last night landed without incident, only to find they were at the wrong airport. After contacting air traffic control staff at the Monterrey International Airport they obtained permission and instructions to land. Upon landing the flight crew reported having done so, but the Monterrey airport still had no visual contact with the aircraft. Meanwhile, staff at the private Aeropuerto del Norte in the nearby municipality of Apodaca were… (mexiconewsdaily.com) More...
Boeing’s Homicides Will Give Way to Safety Reforms if Flyers Organize
SubmittedTo understand the enormity of the Boeing 737 Max 8 crashes that took a combined total of 346 lives, it is useful to look at past events and anticipate future possible problems. (www.commondreams.org) More...
B-52 Emergency Landing: Flight Without A Tail Fin - 1964 Educational Documentary
SubmittedVery interesting retelling of an air crew managing to safely land a crippled aircraft. Highly detailed technical account. (www.youtube.com) More...
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