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  • Military Launch Quality Issues Flagged by DoD Watchdog

    12/30/2017 3:28:56 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 3 replies
    Space News | ^ | December 28, 2017 12:58pm ET | Sandra Erwin,
    An evaluation of military space launch services revealed lapses in quality control that could compromise the schedule and performance of future missions, the Defense Department inspector general reported last week. The IG specifically called out the main contractors that support the evolved expendable launch vehicle program, or EELV, for failing to comply with standards required by AS9100 — a widely adopted quality management system for the aviation and space industries. Prime contractors United Launch Alliance (ULA) and SpaceX, and ULA subcontractor Aerojet Rocketdyne "did not perform adequate quality assurance management of the EELV program," said the Dec. 20 report signed by Randolph...
  • Woman throws coins into plane engine for good luck, delays flight for hours

    06/28/2017 4:45:41 PM PDT · by wastedyears · 29 replies
    Yahoo7 News (Australia) ^ | June 28, 2017 | Yahoo7 News
    A flight from Shanghai to Guangzhou has reportedly been delayed for several hours because a superstitious woman threw coins into the plane’s engine for good luck.
  • Flight delayed for hours after woman throws coins into engine for good luck

    06/27/2017 1:04:31 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 57 replies ^ | Jun 27, 2017 | Harley Tamplin
    But when your trip is delayed because a fellow passenger has done something really, really stupid, they’re even worse. That’s what happened on Tuesday in China, where a plane was grounded for several hours – because an elderly woman threw coins into one of its engines. The 80-year-old, whose surname is Qiu, police said, told officers she did it for good luck. Officials said she threw nine coins at an engine of China Southern Airlines flight CZ380 as she was boarding at Shanghai Pudong International Airport. Eventually they were all accounted for The flight was grounded for hours (Picture: AsiaWire)...
  • Soros-Backed Super-PAC to New York Pols: Pass Reform or We're Taking You Down

    06/18/2013 9:36:26 PM PDT · by mgist · 15 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | 6/18/13 | Andy Kroll
    The deadline draws closer by the hour. In New York, the band of good-government reformers, labor unions, enviros, community organizers, religious leaders, and more have until Thursday night, when the current legislative session ends, to press state lawmakers to pass legislation combating political corruption and kickstarting a public financing program for statewide elections. Standing in their way: The odd coalition of breakaway Democrats and Republicans who control the state Senate and who are blocking the public financing bill, which passed the state Assembly earlier this year and is backed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Friends of Democracy, the super-PAC run by...
  • Trawling giant shuts down, blames ( Government ) bureaucrats

    04/06/2011 12:58:11 PM PDT · by Leisler · 16 replies
    South Coast Today ( Massachusetts ) ^ | April 06, 201 | DON CUDDY
    A New Bedford fishing company, one of the largest open-sea operations in the U.S., has abruptly closed its doors, claiming it can no longer operate profitably in the face of excessive fishery management regulation. The Northern Pelagic Group, which targets herring and mackerel, has shuttered its well-known plant on Fish Island, laid off all but one of its 120 employees and tied up its two boats, the Northern Explorer and the Dona Martita. "One of the boats is going back to the West Coast, and I don't know what's going to happen to the other one," said Eoin Rochford, NORPEL's...
  • Boeing: Foreign debris probably sparked 787 fire

    11/24/2010 7:07:40 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 9 replies · 1+ views
    AP ^ | On Wednesday November 24, 2010, 7:40 pm EST | Joshua Freed, AP Business Writer,
    Boeing Co. said Wednesday that some kind of foreign debris probably caused the electrical fire aboard a test flight for one of its new 787s earlier this month. The company said is making "minor design changes" to the plane's power-distribution panels and is working on a plan to resume test flights of the much-delayed plane.
  • Eagle strike in jet's engine halts Alaska flight

    08/08/2010 6:05:01 PM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | 8/8/2010 | RACHEL D'ORO
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska — An eagle was sucked into an engine of an Alaska Airlines jet as the aircraft was taking off from a small southeast Alaska town Sunday, causing the flight to be aborted. Seattle-bound Flight 68 was approaching takeoff speed when the eagle was ingested into the left engine shortly after 10 a.m. in Sitka. None of the 134 passengers or five crew members was hurt. (snip) The bird collision automatically shut off the plane's engine, airline spokesman Paul McElroy said. McElroy said the jet braked to a stop about 3,000 feet from the end of the 6,500-foot runway,...
  • Airliner engine ingests object on ground at LAX

    05/11/2009 6:18:20 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 38 replies · 3,555+ views
    LOS ANGELES — Aviation authorities say a baggage cart was drawn into an engine of a Boeing 747 as it was leaving a terminal gate at Los Angeles International Airport. .. .. a baggage cart was being towed by at the same time and the engine ingested one of the containers. The object was lodged in the outer left-side engine of the four-engine jet.
  • Rabbits On The Runway Cause Problems At DIA [Denver]

    02/26/2006 9:31:12 PM PST · by Lorianne · 38 replies · 686+ views
    CBS 4 Denver ^ | Feb 26, 2006
    AP) DENVER Animals on the airfield are causing problems at Denver International Airport, where they can be struck by planes and cause millions of dollars in damage. Rabbits at the airport are attracting raptors and coyotes that have collided with aircraft, causing damage to windshields and wings. In some cases, animals also can get sucked into jet engines. At least five coyotes were struck by planes at the airport last year. Animal strikes caused more than $4 million in damage to commercial aircraft at DIA in 2005. "As fast as those airplanes are going, even if you have a medium-sized...
  • Mechanic sucked into jet engine (Continental Airlines 737)

    01/16/2006 3:32:00 PM PST · by Central Scrutiniser · 87 replies · 9,581+ views
    CNN ^ | 1-16--6 | n/a
    <p>CNN) -- A mechanic standing near a Boeing 737 at El Paso International Airport in Texas was sucked into one of the engines and killed Monday, officials said.</p> <p>Continental Airlines Flight 1515 was preparing to take off for Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston when "a maintenance-related engine run-up of the right-hand engine" was carried out, said Roland Herwig, a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration's southwest region in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.</p>
  • Dog posed runway hazard, was shot

    11/01/2002 11:41:19 AM PST · by Skooz · 177 replies · 324+ views
    Cincinnati Enquirer ^ | 11/1/02 | Gina Holt
    By Gina Holt Enquirer contributor A schnauzer who escaped from a travel kennel was shot as it ran across the runway at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport Tuesday night. The dog got out of its kennel, ran on the ramp and then out onto the runway about 5:20 p.m., said Ted Bushelman, director of communications for the airport. "We did everything to try to catch him," he said. "He was running toward the runway. We just can't let it out on the runway. That was our heaviest time for take-offs." Planes cannot take off when objects are on the runway...