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  • Rwanda requires US, Spain visitor health reports

    10/21/2014 6:19:18 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 21, 9:13 AM EDT | Associated Press
    KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) -- The U.S. Embassy in Rwanda says that Rwanda's Ministry of Health is requiring visitors who have been in the United States or Spain during the previous 22 days to report their medical condition to health authorities.
  • Why a travel ban wouldn’t work

    10/16/2014 7:56:07 PM PDT · by Mariner · 110 replies
    Politico ^ | Oct 16th, 2014 | By HEATHER CAYGLE and KATHRYN A. WOLFE
    he political momentum for a travel ban on West African nations continued to swell Thursday, but health and transportation experts were uniform in saying it wouldn’t stem the spread of Ebola — and could do more harm than good. That hasn’t stopped politicians and pundits — ranging from House Speaker John Boehner to former Obama press secretary Jay Carney — from calling for a travel ban. The appeal is obvious: It sounds like a no-brainer to build an infectious-disease moat around the U.S., blocking some flights and barring people who come from the countries suffering the worst Ebola outbreaks. But...
  • Ebola Travel Bans Enacted by Nearly 30 Countries, but Not US

    10/16/2014 11:41:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 10/16/2014 | Nick Sanchez
    Nearly every African nation has instituted travel bans on West African countries with significant Ebola outbreaks. Though the Obama administration has insisted travel bans are not necessary, even countries outside of Africa are beginning to start such travel bans, with Colombia and the Caribbean island of St. Lucia on Wednesday adding their names to a growing list of nearly 30 countries that block travelers from virus-stricken Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea. African nations including Kenya, Zambia, and South Africa make up the bulk of the countries that have instituted some kind of ban, and now that countries on the other...
  • Cleveland Clinic, MetroHealth System- Some of their nurses were aboard flight with Vinson

    10/15/2014 5:50:23 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 24 replies
    FOX News8 Cleveland ^ | 10-15-2013 | Kara Sutyak and CNNwire,
    Northeast Ohio hospitals released the following information Wednesday night after a Dallas nurse traveled through Cleveland before being diagnosed with Ebola. “Today, we learned that Cleveland Clinic and The MetroHealth System had employees – mostly nurses – aboard the Frontier flight from Dallas to Cleveland on October 10, returning from a nursing conference in Texas. That flight included the Dallas nurse who was diagnosed with Ebola when she returned to Dallas on October 13. Both health systems have put all of our employees who were on that flight on paid leave while we will monitor their health daily. We are...
  • CDC- Newest Ebola patient flew Frontier Airlines Flight 1143 day before diagnosis

    10/15/2014 8:24:29 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 325 replies
    CNBC ^ | 10-15-2014 | CNBC
    This story is developing. Please check back for further updates.
  • What happens when you joke about having Ebola on plane (video)

    10/09/2014 1:45:57 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 6 replies
    Youtube ^ | 10/8/14 | Youtube
    Video Link Here
  • World's Largest Passenger Plane Lands at DFW (Video)

    09/29/2014 4:28:48 PM PDT · by OL Hickory · 33 replies
    5 NBCDFW.com ^ | Monday, Sep 29, 2014 | Brian Curtis and Frank Heinz
    The largest passenger jet in the world, the Airbus A380, landed Monday at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, completing the longest currently flown nonstop route in the world.
  • Official: Charter plane carrying Americans takes off from Iran, lands in Dubai

    09/06/2014 4:00:40 AM PDT · by Gen.Blather · 29 replies
    CNN ^ | Fri September 5, 2014 | mon Prokupecz, Elise Labott and Barbara Starr
    A plane carrying Americans was forced to land in Iran by the Iranian Air Force. It was allowed to leave early Saturday. It isn't known if all are still aboard. Link only.(Excerpt) "A charter airplane carrying military contractors, including Americans, took off early Saturday from Iran, hours after its pilots were ordered to land because the flight plan was out of date, a U.S. State Department spokeswoman said."
  • U.S. military charter plane forced to land in Iran (Original Title)

    09/05/2014 12:41:39 PM PDT · by Velveeta · 269 replies
    WaPo ^ | 9/5/2014 | Adam Goldman
    <p>A U.S. military charter aircraft flying from Afghanistan has been forced down in Iran by Iranian fighter jets, according to officials familiar with the incident.</p>
  • For Hillary Clinton, Nothing Less Than A Gulfstream G450 Will Do

    08/17/2014 11:23:12 AM PDT · by lbryce · 25 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | August 17, 2017 | Chuck Ross
    Wherever Hillary Clinton is going, she needs at least a Gulfstream G450 to get there. The once nearly “dead broke” former First Lady now makes steep demands when she gives speeches to corporations, groups and universities, according to emails between Clinton’s agent and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where Clinton will earn $225,000 for a 90-minute speech in October. The school received a bit of a break from the $300,000 Clinton requested during initial negotiations, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, which obtained the emails that were sent last year. The correspondence showed that Clinton normally requires “round-trip transportation...
  • Real-Life 'Snakes on a Plane' Get Man Denied Entry to Russia

    07/27/2014 3:55:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    In an incident recalling the film "Snakes on a Plane," hundreds of reptiles took to the skies after being smuggled onto a passenger flight — only this time the route was not Honolulu-Los Angeles but Düsseldorf-St. Petersburg. The press service for the regional branch of the animal health watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor reported Tuesday that it had stopped a passenger, who was attempting to bring 180 exotic reptiles into Russia via St. Petersburg's Pulkovo Airport. The man, who had flown in from Germany's Düsseldorf, was carrying 180 live snakes, lizards, frogs and turtles in his rucksack and cabin baggage, Interfax reported, citing...
  • Air Algerie plane 'disappears' with 116 on board: live

    07/24/2014 4:37:03 AM PDT · by BlackVeil · 77 replies
    Daily Telegraph ^ | 24 July 2014 | By Andrew Marszal
    Air Algerie plane with 110 passengers and six crew loses contact with air traffic control and disappears from radar after taking off from Burkina Faso on flight to Algeria ...
  • Russians Have a Totally Different Understanding of What Happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 17

    07/22/2014 9:40:35 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 33 replies
    New Republic ^ | 7/20/2014 | Julia Ioffe
    Did you know Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was full of corpses when it took off from Amsterdam? Did you know that, for some darkly inexplicable reason, on July 17, MH17 moved off the standard flight path that it had taken every time before, and moved north, toward rebel-held areas outside Donetsk? Or that the dispatchers summoned the plane lower just before the crash? Or that the plane had been recently reinsured? Or that the Ukrainian army has air defense systems in the area? Or that it was the result of the Ukrainian military mistaking MH17 for Putin’s presidential plane, which...
  • Obama: Plane shot down by missile, 1 American dead (a 'global tragedy', touches us all)

    07/18/2014 10:35:39 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 52 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 7/18/14 | Julie Pace - ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States began building a case Friday that would pin the blame for the downing of the passenger jet over Ukraine on separatist forces supported by Russia, in a disaster that could dramatically escalate the crisis in Ukraine. President Barack Obama said one American was among the nearly 300 killed and called for an immediate cease-fire to allow for an unfettered investigation. Evidence indicates that Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down by a surface-to-air missile from an area controlled by Russian-backed separatists, Obama said at the White House. He warned that the incident showed the...
  • Shameless Scumbag Vladimir Putin Blames Ukraine for What HIS Bone-Headed Thugs Did

    07/17/2014 9:40:41 PM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 101 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 18 July 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    If you look up 'shameless' in the dictionary... As a passenger liner with almost 300 people was shot-down, the Kremlin can see that this is the death for the underhanded crap they've been pulling in Ukraine, as for outside opinion anyway, they're toast. Vlad was trained how to lie, obfuscate, and deflect by the KGB, and he's usually pretty good at it. But this one really takes the cake: "This would not have happened if there were peace on this land ... and, certainly, the state over whose territory this occurred bears responsibility." Oh really? Not the lowlife GBU Colonel...
  • Todays Presidential Response To Ukraine.Another"What Difference Does It Make"Moment?

    07/17/2014 6:59:56 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 20 replies
    Today was the day we never wished we would ever see.The shooting down of a commercial passenger plane via ground to air missile attack.Could this be Barry's 9/11?And all he could say that it looks like a terrible tragedy?It's as if we are reliving the moment when Hillary said "What Difference Does It Make"?.The country is in utter shock! And then he's off to another fund-raiser right after Americans have been murdered in Ukraine.Can anyone take another two years of this?
  • Monarch airline bans reclining seats on all its planes after 90% of passengers vote to ditch them

    05/30/2014 6:46:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 30, 2014 | Carol Driver
    Monarch is to introduce non-reclining seats across its entire fleet of planes. The light-weight design, to be rolled out this summer, has been launched to create more ‘living space’ for passengers after customer research showed the existing style was unpopular. It comes after surveys revealed that nine in ten travellers wanted reclining seats banned, and voted them one of the most common causes of mid-flight anger.
  • Malaysia Airlines Flight 370:Doubts Raised Over Some Pings Thought to Be From Plane

    05/12/2014 1:25:11 PM PDT · by Theoria · 14 replies
    WSJ ^ | 12 May 2014 | Daniel Stacey
    Searchers Focus on April 5 Signals as Confidence Fades Over April 8 Detections Searchers preparing to resume the underwater hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 increasingly suspect that some of the electronic signals detected last month didn't come from the jetliner's black-box flight recorders, a senior Australian naval officer said. The doubts—based on further acoustic analysis of the transmissions by Australian authorities over recent weeks—represent another potential setback in the two-month-old operation. An initial underwater search in the southern Indian Ocean has already failed to find any sign of the missing plane, while a costly air-and-ship search of the ocean's...
  • Russian "Doomsday Plane" Spotted Flying By Finland Border

    04/25/2014 1:16:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 4/25/14 | Tyler Durden
    The last time the Russian "Doomsday Plane" was seen in the air doing its trademark loops at 27,000 feet telegraphing Vladimir Putin was somewhere nearby, was on March 31, just days after the formerly Ukrainian region was annexed by the Kremlin. Until today, when over the past 4 hours, the Tu-214 has been quietly circling in position just shy of Finland and the Baltics, where as it is known, NATO has been depositing hundreds of western soldiers in a "defensive" build up.
  • "Exceptionally Lucky" 16-Year-Old Survives 5-Hour Flight in Jet's Wheel Well (San Jose to Maui)

    04/21/2014 10:16:19 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Monday, Apr 21, 2014 | OSKAR GARCIA
    "Kid's lucky to be alive," FBI spokesman Tom Simon in Honolulu told The Associated Press.A 16-year-old boy stowed away in the wheel well of a flight from California to Hawaii on Sunday, surviving the trip halfway across the Pacific Ocean unharmed despite frigid temperatures at 38,000 feet and a lack of oxygen, FBI and airline officials said. Not only was he unharmed, but officials also said he wasn't even dirty.
  • 16-year-old California runaway survives flight to Hawaii in plane's wheel well

    04/21/2014 2:29:51 AM PDT · by markomalley · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/21/2014
    A 16-year-old boy stowed away in the wheel well of a flight from California to Hawaii on Sunday, surviving the trip halfway across the Pacific Ocean unharmed despite frigid temperatures at 38,000 feet and a lack of oxygen, FBI and airline officials said. FBI spokesman Tom Simon in Honolulu told The Associated Press on Sunday night that the boy was questioned by the FBI after being discovered on the tarmac at the Maui airport with no identification. "Kid's lucky to be alive," Simon said. Simon said security footage from the San Jose airport verified that the boy from Santa Clara,...
  • Report: China's Boasting Has Misled, Frustrated Search for Missing Malaysian Plane

    04/16/2014 3:50:44 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 7 replies
    Breitbart.com/Big-Peace ^ | 4-15-2014 | Frances Martel
    The Times notes, however, that American, Australian, and other international officials are saying anonymously that China is a bigger nuisance to the search than Malaysia. The Chinese government, for example, announced early on that it had found debris matching the colors of a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777. The debris, sighted on satellites, turned out to be unrelated fishing equipment, and the search for those items took valuable time out of searching for clues related to the flight. Similarly, Chinese media announced earlier this month that the vessel Haixun 01 had found radar signals similar to those of a flight recorder...
  • Lt. Gen. McInerney: I Think the #MH370 Passengers May Be Alive & I Think the Plane Landed (Video)

    03/21/2014 3:01:31 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 48 replies
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com ^ | March 21, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    Retired Lt. General Thomas McInerney was back on with Sean Hannity tonight and still stands by his original statements that missing MH370 landed and did not crash into the ocean. “I think those passengers have the potential to still being alive. And I believe that airplane landed. I believe the airplane has landed and I’ve listened to a lot of aviation experts and none of them know anything about radical Islam. And I think that was one of the major shortcomings to think that as well planned as this was, and you just went through it with Mr. Kay, on...
  • India rejects China’s request to search territorial waters for missing Malaysia Airlines jet

    03/21/2014 12:01:56 AM PDT · by cold start · 15 replies
    India has rejected a Chinese request to enter territorial waters in the Andaman Sea in an effort to search for the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 over concerns that the request might be an excuse for military snooping. “There was no need for anybody else to search the area,” Press Trust of India, the country’s largest news agency, quoted unidentified government sources as saying. India thus “politely rejected” the Chinese request to allow People’s Liberation Army Navy shifts enter waters near the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The request was made on Wednesday and entailed the dispatch of four ships, including...
  • Mapping Every "Vanished" Plane Since 1948

    03/20/2014 7:09:01 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 46 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 3/20/14 | Tyler Durden
    Some 83 aircraft have been declared “missing” since 1948
  • Malaysia plane relatives dragged from news conference

    03/19/2014 1:16:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    BBC News ^ | 3/19/14 | Frank Gardner
    Frustration with the search for missing flight MH370 boiled over into chaotic scenes as Chinese relatives were dragged away from journalists. They were attempting to speak to Chinese journalists outside the daily press conference in Kuala Lumpur. A BBC reporter was pushed away from the relatives, who were carrying banners criticising the handling of the case. Teams from 26 countries are trying to find flight MH370, which went missing on 8 March with 239 people on board. One of the relatives, a middle-aged woman, cried: "They give different messages every day! Where´s the flight now? Find our relatives! Find the...
  • Expert Believes Missing Malaysian Airlines Flight Being Held For Ransom (Theory Du Jour)

    03/19/2014 10:57:51 AM PDT · by McGruff · 83 replies
    CBS NEWS ^ | March 19, 2014
    Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 is no closer to being found as the disappearance of the Boeing 777 carrying 239 people nears its two-week mark. Pilot suicide, terrorism and hijacking are some possibilities that are being theorized to the plane as the search area expanded to 7 million square miles. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said last week that “there are a number of possible scenarios that are being investigated as to what happened to the flight.” Rick Mathews, of the National Center for Security & Preparedness at the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy of SUNY Albany, tells...
  • Plane satellite image uncovered

    03/18/2014 4:00:31 PM PDT · by ReaganÜberAlles · 79 replies
    NewsUK24 ^ | 03-19-2014 | Associated stuff.co.world
    <p>MH370? The satellite image of a plane flying over the Andaman Island uncovered by an Indian IT expert who claims it is of the missing Malaysian Airlines flight. Asia US sanctions 11 in Putin's inner circle Missing plane: when something went wrong Pilot suicide - it's happened before 'Terror groups don't always own up' Malaysia Airlines co-pilot spoke last words Malaysia&ap...</p>
  • Israel Prepares for Possible Attack by Hijacked Malaysian Plane

    03/16/2014 5:49:17 PM PDT · by mulder1 · 77 replies
    Breibart ^ | 03/16/2014 | Joel B. Pollak
    According to the Times of Israel, Israel's Channel 2 has revealed that Israeli air defenses have been boosted, and approaching civilian aircraft will be asked to identify themselves far earlier. Though the flight was presumed at first to have crashed, whole or in pieces, into the ocean, passive satellite transmissions from the aircraft suggest that it made a deliberate course change and may have headed north into central Asia. Pakistan has already said that the flight never registered on its radar, but at least one expert has suggested the flight could have landed in Bangladesh, whose air defenses presumably would...
  • Malaysia Airlines Officials Dispute Existence of Engine Data, but Say Plane May Have Flown On

    03/13/2014 11:00:57 AM PDT · by Bronzewound · 14 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 13, 2014 | JASON NG And GAURAV RAGHUVANSHI
    KUALA LUMPUR—Malaysian aviation officials said Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 could have flown for several hours despite vanishing from radar, but they said they had received no engine-monitoring data indicating this, saying that the data for suggesting an extended flight didn't exist.
  • Chinese ridicule Malaysia’s recruitment of (Muslim)‘witch doctor’ to track missing plane

    03/12/2014 8:01:56 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 24 replies
    South China Morning News ^ | 3/12/2014 | South China Morning News
    Chinese netizens have mocked reports that the Malaysian government invited a witch doctor to help hunt for the missing state carrier's plane amid increasing criticism of the search and rescue operation. Malaysian media reported that Ibrahim Mat Zin, a famous “bomoh” [shaman] also known as the Raja Bomoh Sedunia Nujum VIP, performed a prayer at Kuala Lumpur International Airport on Monday to help locate the missing MH370, allegedly at the invitation of one of the country’s top leaders. “I think the plane is still in the air or has crashed into the sea,” he was quoted by Free Malaysia Today...
  • Muslim group calls for Islamic standards on all Malaysian Airline flights

    03/11/2014 3:57:27 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 20 replies
    Christian Today ^ | 3/11/2014 | Christian Today
    A lawyers group has called on Malaysian Airlines to introduce Muslim rules on all flights amidst the current crisis the airline is facing over the mysterious disappearance of flight MH370. The Muslim Lawyers Association of Malaysia has urged for Muslim prayer standards to be put into place before flights, as well as for all female flight attendants to be dressed according to Islamic law.
  • BREAKING: Co-Pilot of Missing Plane Invited Girls Up Front For Entire Flight! – PHOTOS & VIDEO

    03/11/2014 7:23:13 AM PDT · by Nachum · 66 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 3/11/14 | Jim Hoft
    SHOCKING: AUSTRALIAN WOMAN RAISES QUESTIONS ABOUT COCKPIT BEHAVIOUR OF THE CO-PILOT OF FLIGHT MH370 ON AUSTRALIA’S TV SHOW ‘A CURRENT AFFAIR‘ GIRL WHO FLEW WITH MALAYSIA AIRLINES FLIGHT MH370 CO-PILOT. SHE CLAIMS THAT THE CO-PILOT WAS SMOKING IN THE COCKPIT The woman claims they were smoking and taking pictures of the women in the cockpit. The girls were invited up front for the entire flight.
  • Stolen European passports on missing plane

    03/08/2014 8:32:29 AM PST · by bryan999 · 47 replies
    <p>MILAN (AP) — Foreign ministry officials in Rome and Vienna confirm that names of two nationals listed on the manifest of the missing Malaysian airlines flight match passports reported stolen in Thailand.</p> <p>Italy's Foreign Ministry said Saturday that an Italian man whose name was listed as being aboard is traveling in Thailand and was not aboard the plane.</p>
  • Algeria Plane Crash Kills More Than 100 Amid Stormy Weather

    02/11/2014 7:49:09 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 2 replies
    AccuWeather (Reuters) ^ | Feb,. 11, 2014
    A military plane crashed in eastern Algeria Tuesday afternoon local time, Feb. 11, 2014, killing more than 100. Traveling from Ouargla to Constantine, the plane crashed in the mountains of the Oum al-Bouaghi province, a few hundred miles from the capital of the country, according to Reuters.
  • Passenger claiming to have bomb tried to divert plane to Sochi

    02/07/2014 10:00:14 AM PST · by george76 · 7 replies
    Washington Times ^ | February 7, 2014 | Suzan Fraser
    ANKARA, Turkey — A Turkish official says a passenger claiming there was a bomb on board tried to divert an Istanbul-bound plane to Sochi, Russia, where the Olympics are kicking off.
  • Muslim Brotherhood gets security pass at JFK

    01/21/2014 10:33:35 PM PST · by EinNYC · 7 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 21, 2014 | Geoff Earle January 21, 2014
    WASHINGTON — Egyptian members of the Muslim Brotherhood dodged extra security screening at JFK Airport under VIP treatment provided by the State Department, internal government documents reveal. The special treatment, known as “port courtesy,” was extended during March and April 2012, according to documents compiled by the department and turned over to the Investigative Project on Terrorism as part of a Freedom of Information Act request.
  • Health director who approved Obama birth certificate dies in plane crash

    12/12/2013 7:24:25 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 343 replies
    NBC News ^ | 12-12-13 | Henry Austin and Christopher Nelson
    The health director who approved the release of President Obama’s birth certificate has died in a plane crash, Hawaiian officials said Thursday. Loretta Fuddy died after the Cessna Grand Caravan aircraft she was travelling on went down shortly after leaving Kalaupapa Airport at around 3:15 p.m. local time (10:15 a.m. ET) on Wednesday. The other eight people on board were rescued, Richard Schuman, president of Makani Kai Air, told NBC News early Thursday, adding that that there was no indication as to why the plane had crashed. Fuddy hit the headlines two years ago when she approved a waiver request...
  • 2013: Can Buy Ticket to Space, Watch Phone Callers on a Big Screen Like Star Trek- Now Flying Cars!

    11/21/2013 5:55:28 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 14 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 21 November 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    First deliveries of the Massachusetts-produced Terrafugia TF-X -a hybrid-powerd car/plane that can not just fly but do vertical takeoffs like an V-22 Osprey- begin in 2020...  pics/video at Reaganite Republican Unlike earlier, more awkward/gangly prototypes (and a model available in 2015 called the 'Transition' -a gasoline powered car-plane that requires a runway) the newer Terrafugia TF-X brings a more polished, handsome design that does a good job of tucking-in the wings for terrestrial travel mode. It's the first car-plane design I've ever seen that looks resolved and not 'silly' on the road, and it's new vertical takeoff -without any runway whatsoever- is a...
  • Sen. Jim Inhofe's son dies in plane crash near Owasso ( OK )

    11/11/2013 11:45:36 AM PST · by george76 · 67 replies
    KOCO ^ | Nov 11, 2013
    Plane crashed around 4 p.m. after reporting engine trouble ... Dr. Perry Inhofe was an orthopedic surgeon in Tulsa. According to his biographical information on the Central States Orthopedics website, Inhofe attended Duke University and studied biomedical engineering and electrical engineering. He graduated in 1984. Perry Inhofe then attended Washington University in St. Louis for medical school. He graduated in 1988 and did postgraduate training at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis and the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine.
  • JIM INHOFE'S SON KILLED IN PLANE CRASH - [Republican senator]

    11/11/2013 12:58:58 PM PST · by unlearner · 57 replies
    WND ^ | 11/11/2013 | WND
    Dr. Perry Inhofe, the son of Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., has died in a plane crash. Oklahoma City television station KOCO says a source close to the senator has confirmed his son was on board a plane that crashed near Owasso, Okla., on Sunday. The plane crashed in a wooded area about five miles north of Tulsa International Airport at 4 p.m., approximately 15 minutes after the pilot reported engine trouble.
  • The "Affordable Aircraft Act" coming soon!

    11/08/2013 6:36:09 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 51 replies
    Airnation.net ^ | Nov 7, 2013
    The "Affordable Aircraft Act" coming soon! The Affordable Aircraft Act, a new program under development which if enacted will allow every American to own a new approved (and in many cases cost subsidized) airplane. nickname: "Obamaplane". The U.S. government is contemplating new legislation called "The Affordable Aircraft Act" which declares that every citizen MUST purchase a new aircraft, by April 2016. These "affordable" aircraft will cost an average of $154,000 - $355,000 each. This does not include taxes, hangar fees, licensing and registration fees, nor ongoing costs of fuel, docking, hangar and storage fees, maintenance or repair costs or pilot...
  • Cat Forces Pilot to Cancel Saudi Cargo Flight

    10/14/2013 11:12:26 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Monday, October 14, 2013
    A pilot of a Saudi cargo aircraft en route for Hong Kong canceled the flight after he was attacked by a cat hiding under his seat, a Saudi newspaper reported on Monday. The captain of flight 982 from the Saudi capital Riyadh has just turned the plane’s engine on when the scared cat emerged out and jumped on him. “The captain decided to cancel the flight until further notice after suffering from light injuries,” the London-based Arabic language daily Al Hayat said. It said the cat had sneaked into the plane and hit under the pilot’s seat, adding that it...
  • DEBUNKED: 10 Airplane Myths That People Still Believe

    09/26/2013 12:03:19 PM PDT · by oxcart · 206 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/24/13 | Alex Davies
    Flying can be a mysterious experience: Planes are incredibly complicated, even scary machines, and pilots and flight attendants don't tell you too much about what's going on. So it makes sense that people believe all sorts of interesting "facts" about air travel. The problem is, a lot of them aren't true. From "you get drunk faster in the air" to "the air in planes is riddled with germs," here are 10 airplane myths that needed to be debunked. 1. Opening a plane door while in flight is a real safety risk.It isn't. When the plane is at cruising altitude, it's...
  • Frozen treasure found amid plane wreckage in the French Alps

    09/26/2013 11:14:35 AM PDT · by oxcart · 13 replies
    NBC News ^ | 09/26/13 | Nancy Ing
    A treasure of precious jewels has been found by a young alpinist on the ice caps of Mont Blanc, where it likely was lost decades ago amid the wreckage of a crashed airliner. The chief commandant of the national police of Albertville, France, confirmed to NBC News that about a hundred small, precious stones were found in a metallic box in the ice caps known as Bossons. Commandant Sylvain Merly said the precious stones were separated in plastic bags that were stamped "Made in India." A local jeweler estimates the treasure to be worth between $175,000 and $325,000. The diamonds,...
  • Plane Lands in WaWa Parking Lot in Fredericksburg Va

    08/12/2013 8:36:10 AM PDT · by mbarker12474 · 47 replies
    Free Lance - Star (Fredericksburg Va) ^ | 12 August 2013 | Free Lance - Star (Fredericksburg Va)
    August 12th, 2013, 6:22 am Plane lands in Wawa parking lot near Shannon Airport Photo by Dave Ellis UPDATE: Police have identified the pilot in Monday morning’s crash landing at Shannon Airport as Jerome Matthew Orlando, a 33-year-old from Broadway, Va., the same area of the company that owns the plane, according to records. Virginia State Police Sgt. Les Tyler said Orlando flew out of Tampa, Fla., and was headed to Charlottesville, but was diverted because of the weather. There was a thick fog in the area this morning, even where the crash happened. The plane was supposed to go...
  • Meanwhile In Europe - Burning 787 Boeing In Heathrow; Crashed Train In Paris

    07/12/2013 9:34:27 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 18 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | July 12, 2013
    First it was imploding peripheral bond markets, now Europe is closing off the weak with even worse news, following reports of a burning Ethiopian Airlines plane in Heathrow as well as news of a commuter train crash in Paris with numerous trapped and 8 dead according to Parisien. Hopefully this is not an indication of what happens to global infrastructure when corporations ignore their maintenance CapEx for 4 years in a row. First this: 'Many Casualties' In Paris Train Derailment http://t.co/ix35wGZu2T — Sky News (@SkyNews) July 12, 2013 Reports of Ethiopian plane on fire at Heathrow Airport, no reports of...
  • NTSB: 10 killed in Alaska plane

    http://www.ktvn.com/story/22778322/police-fatal-plane-crash-at-alaska-airport
  • Liberals upset plane carrying George W. Bush didn't crash, kill former president

    06/17/2013 9:42:54 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 84 replies
    http://www.examiner.com ^ | june 17, 2013 | joe newby
    On Saturday, a plane carrying former President George W. Bush was diverted to Louisville, Ky., after the pilot smelled smoke, CNN reported. The aircraft landed safely and no one was hurt, but liberals were upset the plane did not crash and kill the former president, Twitchy reported Sunday. "What a shame George Bush's plane landed safely," one Twitter user said. "Dang bush plane made emergency landing. He has good pilots with his stanking a*s (sic)," added another Twitter user. "Too bad it didn't crash," said "Jay." Some readers at CNN also appeared upset that Bush survived the incident. "We need...
  • New York-bound plane lands at Prestwick airport (EgyptAir Cairo to New York)

    06/15/2013 9:15:16 AM PDT · by csvset · 24 replies
    The Scotsman ^ | 15/06/2013 | Staff
    Police Scotland officers attend the scene at Prestwick. Picture: Colin Sturgeon Published on 15/06/2013 15:09 AN EgyptAir plane from Cairo to New York has landed at Glasgow Prestwick Airport after being diverted. • EgyptAir flight from Cairo to New York lands in Glasgow Prestwick Airport • Reports suggest plane was escored by typhoon fighter jets before landing The Boeing 777 - which was travelling to JFK International Airport - touched down at 2.30pm. Air traffic control at the airport confirmed that action was taken following “a problem”, and that standard procedure had been followed. Unconfirmed reports said that typhoon fighter...