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  • Plane With Brazilian Soccer Team Crashes in Colombia

    11/28/2016 9:58:36 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 22 replies
    New York Times ^ | NOV. 29, 2016
    BOGOTA, Colombia An airplane with 72 people on board, including players from a Brazilian soccer team heading to Colombia for a regional tournament final, has crashed on its way to Medellin's international airport. Medellin's Mayor Federico Gutierrez said that it is possible there are survivors.
  • President-Elect Trump Saluted by Firefighters as He Leaves New York

    11/10/2016 4:14:44 PM PST · by drewh · 11 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Nov 10th, 2016 9:57 | our FRiend Kristinn Taylor
    President-Elect Donald Trump flew out of New York City’s LaGuardia Airport Thursday morning aboard his private jet Trump Force One. As the plane taxied for takeoff firefighters paid their respects to Trump with a traditional water cannon salute. Nearby, a group of firefighters and officials enthusiastically waved to Trump as the plane rolled by them. https://twitter.com/MediaJuggernaut/status/796725766419546112 “La Guardia Airport Firefighters Give Trump A Water-Cannon Salute On His Way To DC… 👍 #TrumpInDC #MAGA” @realDonaldTrump @FoxNews Beautiful act from La Guardia NY firefighters as a Salute to our Pres elect Trump pic.twitter.com/fBvd1jnmps — Krystal Cleer (@Katfan) November 10, 2016 “@realDonaldTrump @FoxNews...
  • Snake Drops Out of Overhead Bin on Flight to Mexico City

    11/07/2016 2:22:35 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    KFOR ^ | NOVEMBER 7, 2016 | NADIA JUDITH ENCHASSI
    Wheres Samuel L. Jackson when you need him? Because, we can put up with a lot of things, but a snake dangling overhead while were on a plane is not one of them. Thats the situation passengers on an Aeromexico flight from Torreon to Mexico City found themselves in on Sunday. Just take a look at this video. It is positively terrifying! Aeromexico said the flight made a quick landing and animal control took the stowaway reptile into custody. The procedures carried out for this flight are currently being evaluated to determine how the animal entered the cabin, and measures...
  • CNN: Clinton Campaign Had No WiFi on Plane, Was Stunned by News of FBI Investigation

    10/28/2016 11:38:15 AM PDT · by maggief · 190 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | October 28, 2016
    CNN reporter Phil Mattingly said the Hillary Clinton campaign was stunned Friday by the news that the FBI was re-opening the investigation into the Democratic candidates private email server, adding the campaign plane did not have WiFi and thus the team had no idea about the news until it landed in Iowa. Its kind of an incredible thing, Mattingly said. The plane did not have WiFi during the entire flight, so you had senior advisers, as well as Hillary Clinton, on the plane, and as the plane landed they were finding out about this. One Clinton adviser actually told Mattingly...
  • Plane carrying Pence skids off runway

    10/27/2016 5:07:29 PM PDT · by usafa92 · 82 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/27/2016 | Karl De Vries
    <p>Washington (CNN)A plane carrying Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence skidded off a runway at New York's LaGuardia Airport Thursday night during landing.</p>
  • Mike Pences Plane Skids Off Runway While Landing At LaGuardia ["no injuries were reported"]

    10/27/2016 5:05:32 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 14 replies
    CBS New York ^ | October 27, 2016
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) The plane of Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence slid off the runway while landing at LaGuardia Airport Thursday night, CBS News reports. No injuries were reported.
  • Pence plane slides off runway at NYC's LaGuardia Airport

    <p>NEW YORK An airplane carrying Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence has slid off the runway while landing at New York's LaGuardia Airport.</p> <p>Pence has told reporters he's fine and no one on board appears injured.</p>
  • CONN GOV WARNS OF "JUMPING TO CONCLUSIONS" ON MUSLIM PILOT CRASHING (Shortened)

    10/13/2016 4:19:08 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 47 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | October 13, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Please let's not jump to any conclusions. Conclusion jumping must be avoided in the cases of Muslims killing people. Or rather we must jump to any and every other possible conclusion. This particular Muslim was homicidally suicidal... but in a non-Islamic way. A 28-year-old Jordanian Muslim who who was studying to become a pilot died after crashing a small plane Tuesday afternoon in Connecticut, and the instructor pilot who survived the crash said it was intentional. Arian Prevalla, another pilot on the plane said, the crash was not an accident. Local and state police, along with several federal agencies, including...
  • FBI looking into whether or not East Hartford plane crash was "intentional"(Connecticut)

    10/12/2016 4:16:33 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 39 replies
    WFSB.com ^ | October 12, 2016 | Michael Agoliati,Evan White,Rob Polansky
    EAST HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -Police and federal investigators continue to look into what led to a tragic plane crash on Tuesday afternoon. CBS News confirmed that the FBI is looking into whether or not the crash was "intentional."
  • Turkey dies after being tossed from a plane at an annual Arkansas festival

    10/10/2016 10:53:44 AM PDT · by Teotwawki · 82 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | October 8, 2016 | Associated Press
    A small town tradition that many animal rights groups have called cruel took place this weekend when six live turkeys were dropped from a plane from 500 feet in the air. One died upon impact. On Friday, one of the turkeys was found dead on the ground after being chucked from the plane. It's unclear how many die each year. Barb Klug, 66, of Bull Shoals collected the dead bird and says she plans to serve it for Thanksgiving dinner.
  • American Hostage Had to Buy His Own Plane Ticket After Iran Release

    09/23/2016 5:04:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 9/23/2016 | Pamela Geller
    The Obama administration like a crime syndicate flew wooden pallets stacked with cash to the murdering mullahs of Iran and our hostages had to buy their own tickets home. Obama is evil. Seriously. Where is the press on this? How is this not a frontpage story? The enemedia is aligned with the leftist/Islamic force. Obama saddled us, our children and grandchildren with almost 20 trillion dollars of debt for what? BLM? Iran? ISIS weapons? And the United States of America leaves tortured American hostages to fend for themselves upon their release from a Hitlerian regime. Iranian president...
  • Hillary Clinton's plane: 5 things to know

    09/09/2016 9:37:19 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 44 replies
    USA Today Network | September 9, 2016 | Matt Coyne
    Gannett link only as per posting requirementsBrief summary: It's a flying garbage scow
  • RICH: Hillary flies 20 miles in private jet from Marthas Vineyard to Nantucket

    08/20/2016 3:37:16 PM PDT · by maggief · 150 replies
    American Mirror ^ | August 20, 2016 | OLAF EKBERG
    Hillary Clinton is very important, and she cant be bogged down by pesky things such as boats or waiting. The presidential candidate, who is endlessly trying to tell factory workers in Ohio and Pennsylvania that shes one of them, jetted approximately 20 miles from Marthas Vineyard where she was last night partying with President Obama to Nantucket for a fundraiser on Saturday. Fox News aired footage of her stepping off her plane in the latter. (snip) Cindy Adams of the New York Post reports: On the 20th Hillarys piggy bank gets a do at the de Rothschilds. As...
  • Smoke billows from jetliner after crash-landing

    08/03/2016 4:54:30 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 29 replies
    CBS/AP ^ | Aug 3, 2016
    DUBAI -- An Emirates flight from India with 300 people on board, including 6 Americans, crash landed at Dubai's main airport on Wednesday, sending black smoke billowing into the air and halting all traffic at the Middle East's busiest airport. Authorities said all passengers were evacuated safely. Dubai-based Emirates said the accident happened around 12:45 p.m. local time as Flight EK521 was arriving from the southern Indian city of Thiruvananthapuram.
  • Bernie Sanders Memo Shows Demands: A PlaneOr I Contest The Convention

    07/25/2016 6:49:34 PM PDT · by curth · 89 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 25 2016 | Neil McCabe
    Sen. Bernie Sanders will back Hillary Clinton in exchange for speaking opportunities at fall campaign rallies, a fully-funded campaign aircraft and a share of the credit for her hoped-for election, according to a negotiating memo obtained by BuzzFeed News and dated two days before the June 7 California primary. Request a plane and staff for a series of fall rallies in battleground states plane would be paid for by the DNC, according the the Sanders memo, titled End Game 2016 and addressed to Bernie 2016. The memos authenticity has not been confirmed by Breitbart News, but it has not...
  • Lucky Day, Lucky Day Governor Mike Pence Gets His Own Campaign Plane

    07/22/2016 8:15:19 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 98 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | July 22, 2016 | sundance
    Governor Mike Pence gets his campaign airplane delivered today. Top shelf. It was almost complete in the following picture:
  • "Why They Didn't Fire Is A Mystery" - Coup Pilots Had Erdogan's Plane In Their Sights

    07/18/2016 6:18:41 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 20 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 07/17/16 | Tyler Druden
    As Reuters reports, at the height of the attempt to overthrow Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, the rebel pilots of two F-16 fighter jets had Erdogan's plane in their sights. And yet he was able to fly on. The government narrative, completely fabricated as it may be, is the following: Erdogan said as the coup unfolded that the plotters had tried to attack him in the resort town of Marmaris and had bombed places he had been at shortly after he left. He "evaded death by minutes", the second official said. Around 25 soldiers in helicopters descended on a hotel in...
  • How Is The Meeting Innocent If Clinton/Lynch Met On a Different Plane Than Either Had Arrived On?

    07/01/2016 1:05:26 PM PDT · by xzins · 64 replies
    Opinion | 1 Jul 16 | Xzins
    Rush Limbaugh revealed something that no one else has mentioned. But first off: "Amid an ongoing investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of email and hours before the public release of the Benghazi report, US Attorney General Loretta Lynch met privately with former President Bill Clinton. The private meeting took place on the west side of Sky Harbor International Airport on board a parked private plane," that was being used by Loretta Lynch and her husband. They're traveling around doing appearances on how the Justice Department's taking over local police departments. Now, neither Clinton nor Loretta Lynch actually arrived in Phoenix...
  • Bill Clinton-Loretta Lynch Airport Meeting Spurs Criticism

    06/30/2016 11:28:40 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 21 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | June 30, 2016 | Peter Nicholas and Devlin Barrett
    With the temperature at 100 degrees, the two decided to talk in the cooler cabin of her government jet rather than outside, a person familiar with the matter said. The conversation lasted about 20 minutes and included Ms. Lynchs husband. Ms. Lynch was in Phoenix as part of a series of meetings with local police departments, while Mr. Clinton had taken part in a fundraising event in the city that day while on a seven-state fundraising tour... The visit between Mr. Clinton and Ms. Lynch has touched off bipartisan criticism, given that she will have the final say on whether...
  • Loretta Lynch, Bill Clinton meet privately in Phoenix

    06/29/2016 12:58:03 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 58 replies
    ABC 15-Arizona ^ | 9:50 AM, Jun 29, 2016 | Christopher Sign
    PHOENIX - Amid an ongoing investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of email and hours before the public release of the Benghazi report, US Attorney General Loretta Lynch met privately with former President Bill Clinton. The private meeting took place on the west side of Sky Harbor International Airport on board a parked private plane. Former President Clinton was visiting the Phoenix area and arrived to Sky Harbor Monday evening to depart. Clinton was notified Lynch would be arriving at the airport soon and waited for her arrival. Lynch was arriving in Phoenix for a planned visit as part of her...
  • Down the Memory Hole: In 2008 Obama campaign booted 3 newspapers off his campaign plane

    06/19/2016 7:06:38 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 19 June 2016 | Thomas Lifson
    The mainstream media have been hysterical this week in their response to Donald Trumps revocation of the Washington Posts campaign press credentials in response to coverage and headlines so unfair that the paper went back and changed them. Yet those same media outlets remained silent in 2008 when the Obama presidential campaign booted 3 major newspapers that had been writing unfavorably about the campaign off its press plane. Joe Concha of Mediaite remembers what happened 8 years ago, and contrasts the media response in the two instances: The year was 2008. The candidate had a big lead in the polls...
  • EgyptAir black boxes badly damaged, likely to prolong probe

    06/17/2016 1:18:08 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 34 replies
    cbs ^ | 06/17/2016
    AIRO (AP) - The voice and data recorders from the EgyptAir plane that crashed into the Mediterranean nearly a month ago are "extensively damaged" and will need repairs before they can be analyzed, an Egyptian official said Friday, dampening hopes for quick answers as to what caused the disaster. The official didn't elaborate on how long the repairs would take but said if this cannot be done in Egypt, the so-called "black boxes" would be sent abroad. The official who spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn't authorized to speak to the media. With the wreckage of the Airbus...
  • BREAKING - EgyptAir plane's voice recorder found

    06/16/2016 6:23:30 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 43 replies
    BBC ^ | 6-16-2016 | BBC
    Cockpit voice recorder of crashed EgyptAir flight found in Mediterranean, Egyptian investigators say
  • The Disturbing Riddles of Egypt Air Flight 804 Continue (suicide bombing)

    05/23/2016 8:19:06 AM PDT · by GilGil · 53 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 5/23/2016 | Sundance
    More evidence is arising to show that the pilot of Flight 804 went suicide. He did some bizarre things. He converted the plane into a makeshift mosque, used the equipment to tell passengers the direction of Mecca. Had a last supper and said farewell as if we who are about to die salute you. He called his brother before take-off telling him to pray for him as he was going for martyrdom. He had connections with one of the most radical preachers and terror supporters in Egypt. (link)
  • BREAKING: EgyptAir flight from Paris to Cairo was likely brought down by terror attack(Shortened)

    05/19/2016 6:36:13 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 108 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | May 19,2016 | Foxnews.Com
    A Cairo-bound EgyptAir flight that went down in the Mediterranean Sea with 66 aboard early Thursday hours after departing from Paris zig-zagged sharply before plunging, according to aviation officials, who said terrorism was a likely cause of the crash.
  • US man admits to ripping off woman's hijab on flight

    05/15/2016 8:30:10 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 63 replies
    The Khaleej Times ^ | May 15, 2016 | Agencies
    A 37-year-old man has admitted in court that he ripped off a woman's hijab on board a flight in the US after screaming "Take it off! This is America!". Gill Parker Payne of Gastonia, from North Carolina, pleaded guilty in a New Mexico federal court to a misdemeanour hate crime charge of using force to intentionally obstruct the woman's free exercise of her religious beliefs. Seated a few rows in front of him was a woman he had never met before. She was wearing a hijab, which Payne recognised as a Muslim practice. He stood up, walked down the aisle...
  • Watch pilot escape after fiery plane crash in Foley (video)

    04/26/2016 9:46:40 PM PDT · by boycott · 8 replies
    AL.com ^ | 4-26-16 | Jonathan Grass
    A family and employees inside a Foley towing business got the shock of their lives when a twin-engine plane went down in flames just outside their office Tuesday afternoon. The sole person inside escaped with just minor injuries. Foley Municipal Airport officials confirm the twin-engine Cessna was taking off when it immediately went down near Sunset Circle and Hickory Street. The plane was on fire, but the pilot got out through the back and jumped almost 10 feet to the ground to get away. Police and airport officials said the pilot walked away with only a few burns and cuts...
  • Trump's Plane & Pilot (In Depth) (Inside Trump's 757)

    02/24/2016 5:56:14 PM PST · by Signalman · 17 replies
    youtube ^ | 1/29/16 | Alphonsus Jr.
    Donald Trump's spectacular Boeing 757 is part of his air fleet, which also includes a Cessna Citation X jet and three Sikorsky S-76B helicopters. Also follow pilot John Dunkin as he faces the unique challenges of working for Mr. Trump.
  • Geronimo died on this day in 1909 - here's why we yell his name when we jump out of planes

    02/17/2016 4:16:39 AM PST · by harpygoddess · 34 replies
    VA Viper ^ | 02/17/2016 | HarpyGoddess
    February 17th is the anniversary of the death in 1909 of that legendary Chiricahua Apache chieftain, Geronimo (born ca. 1829), whose actual Indian name was Goyathlay ("One Who Yawns"). The name by which Geronimo is remembered was supposedly bestowed on him by a detachment of Mexican soldiers so stunned by the ferocity of his resistance that they repeatedly invoked the name of St. Jerome against him.
  • Ultimate humiliation: Trump gets burned on Twitter… by Jeb

    02/05/2016 3:34:53 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 58 replies
    BGR ^ | Feb 5, 2016 | Brad Reed
    Have you ever played Quake III Arena and gotten killed by someone armed with only a Gauntlet? Do you remember the voice that taunted you right afterward by blurting out the single word, HUMILIATION? Well the equivalent of that just happened to doughy Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who got absolutely burned on Twitter by none other than Jeb Bush. Yes, that supposedly low-energy Jeb Bush. FROM EARLIER: Intern caught sleeping on his second day of work gets trolled by the entire Internet It all started when The Donald announced that he was moving one of his events to Monday...
  • Plane Forced to Land After Apparent Blast Causes Hole in Aircraft

    02/02/2016 4:35:52 PM PST · by wtd · 25 replies
    ABC News ^ | Feb 2, 2016, 6:36 PM ET | ABC News
    A passenger plane bound for Djibouti was forced to make an emergency landing today, minutes after taking off from Mogadishu, due to a hole opening up in the plane after an apparent explosion, according to aviation experts. On its Facebook page, Daallo Airlines, the national airline of Somalia, said in a statement that an Airbus 321 had "experienced an incident shortly after takeoff" from the airport in Mogadishu, Somalia.
  • Trump stages dramatic flyby in massive private jet

    01/30/2016 1:02:14 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 226 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 01/30/16 | David Martosko
    Speaking on the frosted tundra of the Dubuque, Iowa regional airport, Donald Trump returned to Iowa to a hero's welcome as his hulking Boeing 757 staged a dramatic flyby before landing on a tiny airstrip. Then he offered children the chance to run through the airplane. 'This is now crunch time!' he told screaming fans gathered at the mouth of a hangar. 'This is what it's all about. We have to get out there and caucus and do all the things we have to do, otherwise we've just wasted our time.' Then he said he had 'a little bit of...
  • LIVE on #Periscope: #TeamTrump ✈️ Iowa soon! #FITN #IAPolitics #Trump2016

    12/11/2015 11:52:56 AM PST · by conservative98 · 32 replies
    Periscope ^ | December 11, 2015 | Daniel Scavino Jr.
    #TeamTrump ✈️ Iowa soon! #FITN #IAPolitics #Trump2016 https://www.periscope.tv/w/1ypKdVZzewVJW
  • Third Fugro Vessel Joins Search for MH370

    12/03/2015 1:43:29 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 12 replies
    gcaptain.com ^ | 12/02/15 | gcaptain
    Fugro will be providing an additional vessel in the search for missing flight MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean.
  • Obama on ISIS: My soft drink strategy is working! (Satire)

    11/19/2015 9:28:59 AM PST · by Frankusa · 1 replies
    (Satire) - President Obama on Thursday cited the latest revelation from ISIS that the downing of a Russian plane over Egypt last month was the result of an explosive device planted inside a can of Schweppes Gold soft drink as proof positive that his counter-terrorism strategy, consisting of an all out war against soft drink consumption, is working and keeping Americans safe from ISIS attacks. Mr. Obama added that the downing of the Russian airliner could have been averted had the Russian government adopted his soft drink strategy. "My administration has taken a leading role in reducing soft drink consumption...
  • Passenger restrained on board British Airways flight

    11/17/2015 10:14:35 AM PST · by lancium · 42 replies
    London to Boston - LEO expects to meet the plane at 1:30PM
  • Report: Airport worker may have put bomb on Russian airliner

    11/06/2015 7:00:23 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 33 replies
    CNN ^ | November 6, 2015 | Don Melvin
    As investigators pick through the rubble of a Russian airliner that crashed in Egypt's Sinai on Saturday, and as Western officials sift through their own intelligence reports, a report says Metrojet Flight 9268 may have been brought down by a bomb planted by an airport worker. The bomb could have been smuggled on board by someone working at the airport in the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, the BBC is quoting UK intelligence as saying.
  • Russia, Egypt dismiss U.S., U.K. claims bomb brought down jet

    11/05/2015 5:04:44 AM PST · by McGruff · 46 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 5, 2015 | Dmitry Lovetsky and Nataliya Vasilyeva
    Russia and Egypt on Thursday dismissed suggestions by Britain and the United States that a bomb was likely to have brought down a Metrojet flight packed with Russian vacationers coming home from an Egyptian resort, saying the claim was premature. A spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin, Dmitry Peskov, insisted that aviation investigators were working on all possible theories as to why the Airbus A320-200 carrying 224 people crashed Saturday in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, killing everyone on board. He said naming just one possibility was mere speculation.
  • South Sudan plane crash: 'Dozens killed' near Juba airport

    11/04/2015 4:08:02 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 25 replies
    BBC ^ | 20 minutes ago, 2015-11-04 | BBC
    A cargo plane has crashed on take-off near the international airport in South Sudan's capital Juba, with at least 25 killed. Some reports put the death toll as high as 40.
  • A look at the potential causes of Russian plane crash

    11/02/2015 9:48:15 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 26 replies
    wbt 1110 am ^ | 11-2-2015 | SCOTT MAYEROWITZ, AP Airlines Writer
    <p>NEW YORK (AP) -- Investigators are still trying to determine what led to the sudden and catastrophic breakup of a Metrojet plane Saturday over Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, just 23 minutes after the Russian-operated jetliner took off from the resort of Sharm el-Sheikh.</p>
  • ISIS Releases Video Of Alleged Russian Airplane Mid-Air Exposion Claims Responsibility For Disaster

    10/31/2015 10:24:53 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 58 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 10/31/15 | Tyler Durden
    Breaking: Downing of Russian airplane, killing of more than 220 Russian crusaders on board. Soldiers of the Caliphate were able to bring down a Russian plane above Sinai Province with at least 220 Russian crusaders aboard. They were all killed, praise be to God. O Russians, you and your allies take note that you are not safe in Muslims lands or their skies. The killing of dozens daily in Syria with bombs from your planes will bring woe to you. Just as you are killing others, you too will be killed, God willing. Even Russia's transport minister Maksim Sokolov has...
  • Egypt: Russian plane crashes with over 200 passengers in Isis stronghold in Sinai

    10/31/2015 5:13:29 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 52 replies
    Interantional Business Times ^ | 10/31/15 | Mugdha Variyar
    A Russian civilian aircraft crashed moments after it went missing in Egypt's Sinai region on Saturday. There were said to be 217 passengers and seven crew members on board when Egypt's air traffic control lost contact with the aircraft, according to reports. Egyptian prime minister Sherif Ismail has confirmed that the Russian plane crashed near Nekhel in the north of Sinai, and has set up a cabinet level crisis committee to investigate, according to AFP The Russian airline Kogalymavia flight was on its way to Russia after taking off from Sharm el-Sheikh resort on the Red Sea. Most people on...
  • Japan protests after 'Russian' plane enters airspace

    09/16/2015 3:07:15 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 3 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 56 minutes ago 2015-09-16 | AFP
    Tokyo (AFP) - Japan has lodged a protest with Russia after scrambling four jet fighters to intercept a foreign aircraft -- believed to be Russian -- which briefly violated its airspace, officials said Wednesday. The foreign ministry made the protest shortly after the plane entered Japanese airspace off the northernmost main island of Hokkaido, near a disputed island chain, on Tuesday afternoon.
  • Indonesian plane carrying 54 loses contact in Papua: Officials

    08/16/2015 3:09:27 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 8 replies
    AFP - Zee News ^ | August 16 | Staff
    Jakarta: An Indonesian passenger plane carrying 54 people lost contact with air traffic control Sunday during a flight in the rugged easternmost province of Papua, officials said. The Trigana Air ATR 42 turboprop plane lost contact just before 3:00 pm (0600 GMT) after taking off from Sentani airport in Papua`s capital Jayapura on a flight to Oksibil, the search and rescue agency said on Twitter.
  • Fighter Jets Scramble to Escort Air France Plane to JFK Airport Following Threat

    05/25/2015 8:21:51 AM PDT · by kristinn · 272 replies
    ABC News ^ | Monday, May 25,2015 | Meghan Keneally and Josh Margolin
    An Air France plane was being escorted to JFK airport in New York City this morning after an anonymous threat was made against the flight, a senior U.S. official told ABC News. The Maryland State Police Fusion Center received an anonymous call of a chemical weapons threat aboard Air France Flight 22, which is en route from Paris and is expected to land at the New York City airport later this morning. The threat is not considered to be credible at the moment, but when officials tried to reach Air France representatives they were unsuccessful because it is also a...
  • Exclusive: China warns U.S. surveillance plane

    05/20/2015 3:22:06 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 32 replies
    CNN ^ | 05-20-2015 | By Jim Sciutto, Chief National Security Correspondent
    Above the South China Sea (CNN)The Chinese navy issued warnings eight times as a U.S. surveillance plane on Wednesday swooped over islands that Beijing is using to extend its zone of influence. Seeking to further challenge China's military build-up in the South China Sea, the plane conducted a reconnaissance mission over a contested military installation being constructed on a manmade series of islands. A CNN team was given exclusive access to fly onboard the P8-A Poseidon, America's most advanced surveillance and submarine-hunting aircraft, as it flew over the islands. READ: China cautions U.S. Navy on patrols The U.S. is considering...
  • 'It's fear of autism': Fellow passenger says she SUPPORTS plane decision to kick off little girl....

    05/10/2015 2:40:11 PM PDT · by Morgana · 63 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | EST, 10 May 2015 | David Mccormack and Christopher Brennan For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: 'It's fear of autism': Fellow passenger says she SUPPORTS plane decision to kick off little girl and family as United refuse to apologize and mother calls for action A controversial decision by a United Airlines pilot to make an emergency landing to remove a family because their autistic daughter was being 'disruptive' has received support from at least one passenger onboard. The airline has so far refused to apologise over the May 5 incident which saw Dr Donna Beegle, her husband, son and their 15-year-old daughter Juliette removed during an emergency stop in Salt Lake City as they...
  • GAO reports warns hackers could bring down plane using passenger Wi-Fi

    04/15/2015 6:46:28 AM PDT · by fruser1 · 8 replies
    Fox New ^ | April 15, 2015 | unknown
    The finding by the Government Accountability Office presents chilling new scenarios for passengers. The report doesn't suggest it would be easy to do, or very likely. But it points out that as airlines and the Federal Aviation Administration attempt to modernize planes and flight tracking with Internet-based technology, attackers have a new vulnerability they could exploit. The avionics in a cockpit operate as a self-contained unit and aren't connected to the same system used by passengers to watch movies or work on their laptops. But as airlines update their systems with Internet-based networks, it's not uncommon for Wi-Fi systems to...
  • It Rumored That Harrison Ford's Plane Ran Out Of Fuel When It Crashed Recently

    04/05/2015 5:15:11 PM PDT · by Stayfree · 77 replies
    Self | April 5, 2015 | Stayfree
    My neighbor who flies out of Van Nuys and Santa Monica told me that he had a conversation with the operators of a fuel truck at Santa Monica airport recently in which the fuel truck operators said that for some reason they were not asked to fill up Harrison Ford's vintage airplane with fuel which they usually do before he uses the plane and that Ford just hopped aboard the plane without checking it out before taking off. I have no way of verifying this, but it apparently the most recent news coverage suggested engine failure, but now explanation as...
  • So Exactly How Many Planes Have Muslims Taken Down (or Suspected) in Total?

    03/25/2015 8:25:07 PM PDT · by Chickensoup · 54 replies
    03.25.15 | chickensoup
    So Exactly How Many Planes Have Muslims Taken Down (or Suspected) in Total? Crashed, missing... There are, of course, the four planes that were crashed on 9/11. Do we have a list? Can we make one?