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  • US Nuclear 'Doomsday Plane' Goes AIRBORNE Amid Fears Of WAR With Russia

    04/13/2018 5:52:53 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 55 replies
    Daily Star ^ | 04/12/18 | Henry Holloway
    US forces have deployed the “Doomsday Plane” amid fears of war with Russia as tensions look ready to snap over Syria. Just after US President Donald Trump told Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to “get ready” for a missile strike the feared aircraft took to the sky. US forces put a Boeing E-4B Nightwatch plane into the air from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Indiana. The Nightwatch – also known as the Doomsday Plane – is an airborne nuclear war command centre. It would allow the US to maintain a chain of command in the event of a major war and...
  • PICTURED: Instagram stars and models on their private plane to Las Vegas moments before it...

    04/11/2018 10:35:10 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 113 replies
    FULL HEADLINE: "PICTURED: Instagram stars and models on their private plane to Las Vegas moments before it crashed onto golf course killing all six on board" Four of the six people who died when their private plane crashed during a flight from Arizona to Las Vegas on Monday have been identified as Instagram stars, models and nightclub promoters. Models Mariah Coogan, 23, and Helena Lagos, 22, nightlife promoter Anand 'Happy' Patel, 26, and nightclub host and aspiring pilot James Pedroza, 28, were all on board the Piper PA-24 Comanche when it crashed into a golf course moments after taking off...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Witness Claims The Media Is Exaggerating The Rob O’Neill Drunk Plane Story

    02/27/2018 6:57:13 PM PST · by bitt · 17 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/27/2018 | david hookstead
    A witness on the plane with Rob O’Neill claimed the media has greatly exaggerated how the events went down when the former Navy SEAL was removed. TMZ reported that Osama Bin Laden’s killer was “belligerent,” extremely drunk and called a flight attendant a “vile name.” However, our witness is telling a very different version. He wrote me the following exclusive statement on what happened:
  • Russian plane shot down in Syria

    02/03/2018 1:13:20 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 27 replies
    CNN World ^ | Updated 2:03 PM ET, Sat February 3, 2018 | Dakin Andone and Bijan Hosseini
    A Russian warplane was shot down Saturday in Syria, according to Russian state-run news agencies. The Russian Ministry of Defense confirmed one of its Su-25 warplanes was downed in Idlib province in northwest Syria, state media outlet RIA Novosti reported. Militants shot down the plane in an area controlled by al-Nusra Front fighters, according to the RIA Novosti report. Russia and Turkey, which is responsible for a de-escalation zone in Idlib, were taking measures to return the pilot's body, the defense ministry said. The ministry said more than 30 militants in the area were killed in a retaliatory strike, according...
  • 'It was chaos': Planes collide on Toronto airport tarmac

    01/05/2018 10:10:57 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 28 replies
    CBC ^ | 01/05/2018 | Mallone Mullin
    Two airliners collided on the ground at Toronto's Pearson International Airport on Friday night, causing a small fire on one and an emergency evacuation of the other. WestJet Flight 2425, arriving from Cancun, had 168 passengers and six crew on board, and was waiting to proceed to the gate when a Sunwing aircraft backed into it. No one injured after 2 airplanes at Pearson clip wings The Sunwing aircraft was not carrying any passengers or crew, according to Beverly MacDonald, a representative for the Greater Toronto Airport Authority. It was being towed by the airline's ground crew. MacDonald said an investigation is underway. While there were...
  • COAST GUARD SEARCHING FOR MISSING PLANE IN GULF OF MEXICO

    01/03/2018 8:55:26 PM PST · by Eyes Unclouded · 54 replies
    KHOU ^ | 1/3/2018 | Staff
    HOUSTON - U.S. Coast Guard officials are trying to make contact with a Texas-bound, single-engine plane they say is missing. Officials say the plane took off from Oklahoma City Wednesday and was headed to Georgetown Municipal Airport but diverted at some point and headed south. Coast Guard officials say they lost contact with the pilot after the plane flew past Freeport. The New Orleans Coast Guard is sending a plane to make communication with the aircraft. Officials have not said at this time whether the plane crash. They are labeling the incident an "aircraft emergency." It is unknown at this...
  • Boeing's Set To Unveil Mysterious New Plane - Says It Will 'Change Future of Air Power' (tr)

    12/18/2017 6:43:55 PM PST · by Strac6 · 44 replies
    Boeing's defense arm is set to unveil a mysterious new plane - and says it will 'change future air power' The aerospace giant's defense arm teased the new craft, covered in a black cloth. It is believed to be a radical new craft using electric 'hairdryer' to allow it to land and take off vertically. Boeing will unveil their mystery aircraft on December 19th.
  • U.S. deportation flight returns from Africa with all on board

    12/10/2017 4:01:04 PM PST · by vannrox · 37 replies
    ACJ ^ | 10:15 p.m Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017 | Jeremy Redmon
    The government’s efforts to deport 92 Somali nationals — including some who lived in Georgia and Minnesota — did not go as planned this week, when the flight encountered some snags in Senegal and returned to the U.S. with all on board. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement released statement Saturday, saying relief flight crew members were “unable to get sufficient rest due to issues with their hotel in Dakar.” “The aircraft, including the detainees and crew on board, remained parked at the airport to allow the relief crew time to rest,” ICE said in its statement. “During this time, the...
  • Does anyone know what kind of plane this is?

    12/07/2017 11:51:02 AM PST · by Beowulf9 · 93 replies
    personal photo ^ | 12/7/2017 | Beowulf9
    This plane passed over my house today. It flew low and looks like an old time plane. I'm thinking it has something to do with Pearl Harbor Day? I heard it as it passed over, flying pretty low. Had an old time motor sound and so I ran out to see what kind of plane it was, bringing my camera as I did. Snapped the shot as it was flying over my neighbors yard. Wish I had caught it over my own yard, would've been a better shot. Anyway going to ask if anyone out there recognizes this type of...
  • ISLAMIST STUDIES PROF Says She’s Allergic to Dogs, Tries to Shut Down Flight – Is Dragged Off Flight

    09/28/2017 10:40:14 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 85 replies
    GP ^ | 9-28-2017 | Jim Hoft
    The woman, identified as 46-year-old Anila Daulatzai from Baltimore, had complained about two dogs on her flight from Baltimore-Washington International Airport to Los Angeles. She said she was deathly allergic, but when crew informed her they couldn’t remove the dogs, one of which was a service dog, she was told to leave the plane. That’s when things went south. After the woman couldn’t show medical papers about her allergies and refused to leave the plane, law enforcement arrived to remove her, Southwest said in a statement. She’s since been charged with disorderly conduct, failure to obey a reasonable and lawful...
  • ‘Passed gas’ forces passengers from plane at RDU, spokesperson says

    07/16/2017 10:18:27 PM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 72 replies
    CBS North Carolina ^ | July 16, 2017, 5:44 pm | CBS North Carolina
    RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — A person who “passed gas” on an American Airlines plane on Sunday afternoon forced all passengers off the jet, officials said. The incident happened when passengers on the flight became ill with nausea and headaches, according to a spokesperson with Raleigh-Durham International Airport. The flight, which was not identified by RDU officials, landed at the airport around 4 p.m. when the incident was reported.
  • USAF Thunderbirds flight June 23. Landing mishap at 12:20 p.m. More info to come...

    06/23/2017 11:45:46 AM PDT · by johnk · 36 replies
    wdtn.com ^ | June 23, 2017 | By Paul Rodzinka
    DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – A plane is on its top at the Dayton International Airport. The incident happened shortly before 12:30 pm at the Dayton International Airport where aircraft and crews are practicing for the Vectren Dayton Air Show. The Thunderbirds posted a statement on Twitter about the incident: USAF Thunderbirds were conducting a familiarization flight June 23. There was a mishap upon landing at 12:20 p.m. More info to come. — Thunderbirds (@AFThunderbirds) June 23, 2017 Montgomery County dispatchers tell 2 NEWS a plane has run off the end of the runway and is now upside down. Wright-Patterson Air...
  • Body and debris from Myanmar military plane found in sea: army statement

    06/07/2017 8:32:39 PM PDT · by Innovative · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 7, 2017 | Reuters
    Bodies and debris were found in the water on Thursday after a Myanmar military plane vanished over the Andaman Sea with 122 soldiers, family members and crew on board, the military said in a statement on its official Facebook page. Three bodies, including two adults and a child, were found by a navy ship 35 km (22 miles) from the southern costal town of Launglon, the military said.
  • Paul Allen’s Stratolaunch Systems brings monster plane out of hangar for first time

    05/31/2017 3:25:11 PM PDT · by PROCON · 67 replies
    geekwire.com ^ | May 31, 2017 | ALAN BOYLE
    Six years after Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen started up Stratolaunch Systems, the billionaire’s air-launch venture brought its humongous twin-fuselage airplane out in the open for the first time today. “Stratolaunch came out of the hangar for fuel testing,” Allen said in a tweet that featured an aerial photo of the plane. More pictures were posted to Stratolaunch’s website. Stratolaunch CEO Jean Floyd said the plane’s emergence from its hangar at California’s Mojave Air and Space Port was part of a “major milestone in its journey toward providing convenient, reliable and routine access to low Earth orbit.” The plane is...
  • French investigators say no trace of explosives on Egyptair victims: Le Figaro

    05/06/2017 11:04:04 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 5, 2017 | Staff
    French investigators have found no traces of explosives on the bodies of French victims of Egypt Air flight MS 804 that crashed into the Mediterranean last year ...
  • Head of US military kit-testing slams F-35, says it's scarcely fit to fly

    04/04/2017 7:53:17 AM PDT · by johnk · 33 replies
    https://www.theregister.co.uk ^ | 3 Apr 2017 | Richard Chirgwin
    Gun: fail. Flight: fail. Software: fail. Schedule: fail. Budget: fail. Plus 270 more fails... “The Services have designated 276 deficiencies in combat performance as “critical to correct” in Block 3F, but less than half of the critical deficiencies were addressed with attempted corrections in 3FR6”, the report states... The problem with the wing design makes the F-35 a challenge to fly at around the speed of sound: “All F-35 variants display objectionable or unacceptable flying qualities at transonic speeds, where aerodynamic forces on the aircraft are rapidly changing. Particularly, under elevated 'g' conditions, when wing loading causes the effects to...
  • Report Says Instructor, Student Fought for Controls Before East Hartford Plane Crash

    03/29/2017 1:54:04 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 69 replies
    NCB Connecticut ^ | 3/28/2017
    Report Says Instructor, Student Fought for Controls Before East Hartford Plane Crash A plane crash in East Hartford was the result of a flight student refusing to give up controls to his instructor, while apparently doing everything "backwards", a police report revealed. East Hartford police Lt. Josh Litwin said in October that investigators had concluded the crash was "an intentional act," but noted that they hadn't been able to determine a motive. New documents from witness accounts reveal that Arian Prevella, a flight instructor and the owner of American Flight Academy in Hartford, struggled with flying student, Feras Freitekh. On...
  • Snake left behind on flight in Alaska (The snake is okay now)

    03/21/2017 6:39:03 PM PDT · by dayglored · 83 replies
    Fox News Travel ^ | Mar 21, 2017 | AssPress
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Anna McConnaughy was flying to Alaska's largest city when the announcement came over the intercom: a passenger on a previous flight had brought a pet snake on board. The passenger had gotten off the plane. The snake had not. "The pilot came, and said, 'Guys, we have some loose snake on the plane, but we don't know where it is,'" McConnaughy said Tuesday. Unlike the movie "Snakes On A Plane," this one wasn't venomous. Mostly, it was sleepy. A little boy, one of seven passengers on the Ravn Alaska commuter flight Sunday from the Alaska village of...
  • I’ll never bring my phone on an international flight again. Neither should you.

    02/22/2017 9:07:21 AM PST · by bryan999 · 39 replies
    A few months ago I wrote about how you can encrypt your entire life in less than an hour. Well, all the security in the world can’t save you if someone has physical possession of your phone or laptop, and can intimidate you into giving up your password. And a few weeks ago, that’s precisely what happened to a US citizen returning home from abroad. On January 30th, Sidd Bikkannavar, a US-born scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory flew back to Houston, Texas from Santiago, Chile. On his way through the airport, Customs and Border Patrol agents pulled him aside....
  • Have We Ever Found Out the Name and Location of the Woman on Plane Berating

    01/25/2017 4:40:24 PM PST · by Chickensoup · 69 replies
    chickensoup ^ | 01.25.17 | chickensoup
    Have we found out the name of this leftist who held up a plane and attacked a conservative? People like this need to be called out. No I am not going to be nice about it. Who is she? What airline? Does she work? Is she retired? Who are her peeps? This woman needs a big dose of shaming!