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  • AMERICAN AIRLINES flight grounded after passengers panic over Iraqis shouting to each

    04/17/2013 7:46:25 AM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Bare Naked Islam ^ | 4/17/13 | staff
    Passengers on an American Airlines flight from San Diego to Chicago were ordered off a plane on Tuesday night after complaints about a group of six Arabic-speaking Iraqi men. Consumerist Details of what happened before American Flight 590′s scheduled departure late on Tuesday are sketchy. According to the Associated Press, an American Airlines flight was grounded after passengers complained about 6 men who were speaking Arabic. American Airlines spokesperson Tim Wagner said that local law enforcement was called in to question the men but the TSA did not get involved. He also said that passenger traveling with two small children...
  • The U.S. Air Force as you know it no longer exists: beginning today, 17 combat units grounded

    04/09/2013 10:43:33 AM PDT · by Nachum · 70 replies
    The Aviationist ^ | 4/9/13 | David Cenciotti
    According to internal documents obtained by Air Force Times, beginning on Apr. 9, 2013, the U.S. Air Force will begin grounding front line combat units as a consequence of sequestration and the need to deal with budget cuts. Seventeen squadrons belonging to the various U.S. Air Force commands are going to be affected by the stand down order. The grounding is aimed to save the 44,000 flying hours (worth 591 million USD) through September. The funded 241,496 flying hours will be distributed to those squadrons that will remain combat ready or are expected to keep a reduced readiness level called...
  • FAA grounds Boeing's 787 Dreamliner jets

    01/16/2013 3:49:40 PM PST · by AnAmericanAbroad · 18 replies
    MSN News ^ | January 16, 2013 | Staff
    The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration says it is requiring airlines to temporarily stop flying Boeing's 787 Dreamliner. The Federal Aviation Administration on Wednesday ordered U.S. airlines to temporarily stop flying Boeing's 787 Dreamliner following a series of mishaps. The agency said the decision to ground Boeing 787s was prompted by a second incident involving lithium ion battery failure. Earlier Wednesday, Japan's two leading airlines grounded their fleets of Boeing 787s after one of the Dreamliner passenger jets made an emergency landing.
  • India's MiG-27 fleet grounded

    02/23/2010 5:12:41 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 18 replies · 543+ views
    Brahmand.com ^ | 2/23/2010 | Brahmand.com
    The IAF has grounded its entire MiG-27 aircraft fleet for checks following last week's air crash near Hashimara in which an ace fighter pilot was killed. It also ordered examination of the aircraft following preliminary report of the court of inquiry suggesting that the mishap could have taken place due to failure of "low pressure turbine blades", a problem tackled only at the overhaul or fourth line servicing stage. "The MiG-27 aircraft are not flying till the checks ordered on the fleet are completed," a senior IAF officer said here on Monday. The IAF flies around 160 MiG-27 swing wing...
  • Emirates plane grounded due to terror scare [BREAKING]

    02/07/2010 1:14:49 AM PST · by James C. Bennett · 17 replies · 2,193+ views
    Zee News ^ | 7 Feb., 2010 | Zee News
    Mumbai: An Emirates airline plane enroute to Dubai aborted take-off at the Mumbai airport on Sunday after an anonymous caller rang up to say that there was a terrorist onboard. The Emirates Mumbai-Dubai flight EK-502, carrying about 356 passengers, was already on runway and scheduled to take off at 9.58 am when the anonymous call came at 9.30 am, an airport official said. Following the call, the flight was called back from the runway and all passengers deplaned. "Checking is on now," an airport official said, adding two passengers were being questioned. Sources said the anonymous caller gave specific information...
  • Oil Price 'Grounds' N Korea Fleet

    10/28/2007 10:32:11 AM PDT · by blam · 23 replies · 109+ views
    BBC ^ | 10-28-2007
    Oil price 'grounds' N Korea fleet The Antonov An-2 transport first flew in 1947 North Korea has been forced to ground a fleet of Soviet-era military planes because of the high oil price, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported. Fuel is being diverted for other training flights, Yonhap quoted a military source as saying. The Antonov An-2 biplanes - of which North Korea's air force is thought to have about 300 - are able to drop special forces behind enemy lines. The planes, which can cruise below radar, carry some 12 soldiers. North Korea's impoverished economy has suffered from energy...
  • Boat found grounded on Navy property (owned by Tijuana resident, found just North of Point Loma)

    06/18/2007 12:04:47 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 695+ views
    SAN DIEGO: A 19-foot pleasure boat suspected of smuggling was found yesterday on U.S. Navy property just north of Point Loma. Officials believe the boat had been there at least a day. No one was on board when lifeguards searched it. City lifeguards received the report of a grounded vessel in the Sunset Cliffs area shortly after 12:30 p.m., said San Diego Lifeguard Service Lt. Andy Lerum. Lifeguards checked on it and ruled out the possibility that a person was in distress. Lerum said the vessel is registered to a Tijuana resident. He said that based on an initial investigation,...
  • Watt a mess! Power lines hit homeowner with financial jolt(Stupidity alert)

    12/28/2006 5:17:17 AM PST · by GQuagmire · 126 replies · 3,682+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | Thursday, December 28, 2006 | Jay Fitzgerald
    A North Attleboro man faces financial ruin because he built a new home so close to dangerous high-voltage transmission lines that fluorescent bulbs inside the house light up without even being plugged in. The electric currents running through the two-story home are considered so potentially harmful that the town’s fire department has strung “caution” tape around the house while an electrical inspector has refused to issue a final permit out of fear someone might get electrocuted. The home’s metallic door knobs and exterior shingles give off mild electric jolts when touched, while flowing currents are strong enough to light up...
  • The Dead Of Kandahar (Nimrods Grounded - UK)

    09/03/2006 5:28:27 PM PDT · by blam · 4 replies · 404+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-4-2006 | Thomas Harding - Richard Westacott
    The dead of Kandahar By Thomas Harding, Defence Correspondent and Richard Westmacott in Kabul (Filed: 04/09/2006) The RAF's ageing fleet of Nimrod reconnaissance aircraft was grounded last night after a crash in Afghanistan claimed the lives of all 14 service personnel on board in the worst single military loss of life in action since the Falklands conflict. The remaining fleet of 15 aircraft operated by 20 crews was having emergency checks before being allowed to resume operational flights. There were immediate Opposition claims that the RAF had to operate with old aircraft and equipment. advertisementThe Tories accused the Government of...
  • Aviator grounded by drunken driver (Army loses Aviators Skills to a Drunk Driver)

    06/05/2006 5:34:28 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 704+ views
    FORT HUACHUCA — Slightly more than three years ago Chief Warrant Officer Corey Lefebvre was heading to Fort Rucker, Ala. He wasn’t going on duty. He was heading on post to pick up some milk and put gas in his vehicle. Around 7:30 p.m. — BAM — his life changed. He was hit by a drunken driver doing 75 mph. After the wreck, Lefebvre saw his military career take a different path as the result of the crash. Just a week away from graduation at the Army Aviation Center, the former enlisted soldier was heading toward a career as an...
  • Air Zimbabwe Grounded For Lack Of Fuel

    11/22/2005 7:33:43 PM PST · by blam · 19 replies · 715+ views
    The telegraph (UK) ^ | 11-23-2005 | David Blair
    Air Zimbabwe grounded for lack of fuel By David Blair in Johannesburg (Filed: 23/11/2005) Zimbabwe's state airline grounded its entire fleet yesterday after running out of aviation fuel. For the first time in its 25-year history, Air Zimbabwe cancelled flights to every destination. All seven of its aircraft sat on the apron at Harare airport "until further notice". Hundreds of angry passengers thronged the check-in desks at Harare, although some flights did resume after more than 24 hours on the ground. "The board would like to sincerely apologise to all its valued customers for the inconveniences," said Jonathan Kadzura, the...
  • Space Shuttle Fleet Grounded!

    07/27/2005 3:25:59 PM PDT · by MindBender26 · 551 replies · 17,946+ views
    NASA sources | MB26
    NASA realizes debris that fell of external fuel tank yesterday came close to causing irrepairable damage to shuttle now in orbit. Fleet GROUNDED. More later Chances to return to flight again, no better than 50/50.
  • NASA Grounds Shuttle Fleet

    07/27/2005 3:52:13 PM PDT · by holymoly · 83 replies · 2,054+ views
    CNN via 580 CFRA ^ | July 27, 2005 | Greg Hebert
    NASA officials are grounding the entire space shuttle fleet, after reviewing video of damage done to the heat-shield tiles of Discovery during Tuesday's launch. Officials are still working to determine just how severe the damage is. It appears a small piece of the tile was chipped-away by a falling piece of insulation foam from the orbiter's external fuel tank. NASA engineers say now it's a matter of determining if that piece was a "chip" or a "chunk". Discovery's sister ship Atlantis was set for a September launch to send astronauts to the International Space Station. Atlantis was also on standby...
  • Terror fear grounds three BA flights

    01/31/2004 6:40:00 AM PST · by knighthawk · 2 replies · 199+ views
    icNewcastle ^ | January 31 2004
    British Airways has cancelled three planned flights from London to cities in the United States for security reasons. Two flights from London to Washington (BA 223), on February 1 and February 2, and one flight to Miami (BA 207), on February 1, have been cancelled on security advice from the British Government. A BA spokeswoman apologised to customers for the inconvenience. She added: "The safety and security of our operations is our absolute priority and will not be compromised." A spokesman for the Department of Transport said: "Aviation security is kept under review at all times. "In the light of...
  • US Space Flights 'Could Be Grounded For Years' (Russia)

    02/01/2003 3:07:56 PM PST · by blam · 9 replies · 225+ views
    Ananova ^ | 2-1-2003
    US space flights 'could be grounded for years' Russian space officials claim US-manned space flights could be grounded indefinitely following the loss of the shuttle Columbia. Sergei Gorbunov, a spokesman for the Russian Space Agency, told the ITAR-Tass news agency it could be years before flights resume. He said Russian Soyuz rockets should be used to ferry crews back and forth to the International Space Station instead. Mr Gorbunov said: "It's absolutely obvious that shuttle flights will be stopped, possibly for some years, until the final determination of the cause of the Columbia accident." If US shuttles are grounded, only...