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  • Pilot rescued off Honolulu, hospitalized after plane crashes during military exercise

    12/13/2018 5:10:44 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    A civilian contractor pilot hired by the Hawaii Air National Guard was in serious condition Wednesday after crashing his plane during a military exercise off the coast of Honolulu, authorities said. A private sailboat rescued the unidentified 47-year-old pilot about 3 miles south of Oahu near Honolulu's Sand Island where he was then transferred to the U.S. Coast Guard. The Hawker Hunter jet went down in the ocean around 2:25 p.m. after taking off from Honolulu's airport, Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor said. The Hawker Hunter is a British jet developed in the late 1940s and early 1950s, according...
  • 32 Years Ago an Aeroflot Pilot Bet He Could Land an Airplane Blind. He Couldn’t.

    12/10/2018 5:47:28 AM PST · by Gamecock · 39 replies
    From The Wing ^ | 12/8/2018
    Somehow I wasn’t familiar with the story of Aeroflot flight 6502 from Yekaterinburg to Kuibyshev to Grozny. On October 20, 1986 the pilot of the Tupolev Tu-134A bet his co-pilot that he could land the plane blind. He would draw the curtains on the cockpit windows and make an instrument-only approach. One of the many bizarre things about this incident is, why would the co-pilot accept a bet in which if he wins he likely dies? There’s only the narrowest window in which he might win the bet and actually collect. On approach to Grozny the pilot ignored the ground...
  • Two Marine Corps Aircraft Crash off Coast of Japan: Reports

    12/05/2018 3:47:49 PM PST · by blueyon · 18 replies
    breaking911 ^ | 12/05/18 | Breaking911???
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP BUTLER, Okinawa, Japan – Search and rescue operations were underway for U.S. Marine aircraft that were involved in a ‘mishap’ off of the coast of Japan around 2:00 a.m. Dec. 6, military officials say. The aircraft involved in the mishap had launched from Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni and were conducting regularly scheduled training when the mishap occurred — reportedly a refueling exercise.
  • Lion Air crash: Boeing 737 plane crashes in sea off Jakarta

    10/29/2018 6:18:36 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 32 replies
    BBC ^ | Monday, October 29, 2018 | unattributed
    An Indonesian airliner has crashed into the sea with 189 people on board. The Boeing 737, owned by the low-cost airline Lion Air, went down after taking off from the capital Jakarta. Flight JT 610 was headed for the western city of Pangkal Pinang. Rescuers have recovered some bodies and personal items, including baby shoes. There is no sign of survivors. The cause of the crash, which involved a plane that had been in operation since August, remains unclear. The incident is reported to be the first major accident involving a Boeing 737 Max - an updated version of the...
  • Nobody hurt in plane crash on LA-area freeway

    10/23/2018 7:16:58 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 35 replies
    KION ^ | Oct 23, 2018
    An official says the single-engine plane that crashed on a Southern California freeway is a North American AT-6 that belonged to a squadron of vintage aircraft. Condor Squadron President Chris Rushing says the pilot was unhurt and managed to land the plane on U.S. 101 on Tuesday without hitting any cars.
  • MH370 SHOCK news: Missing Malaysia Airlines plane caught MULTIPLE times on Google Maps

    10/15/2018 9:03:34 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 70 replies
    Express UK ^ | Wednesday, October 10, 2018 | Abbie Llewelyn
    The missing MH370 flight has been captured by Google Maps on multiple occasions since it disappeared in March 2014, according to tech expert Ian Wilson, who is planning an expedition to confirm his findings... But Mr Wilson, told Dailystar.co.uk exclusively he believes he has spotted the aeroplane crashed in the Cambodian jungle on Google Maps and the company's time stamps may reveal when the pictures were taken. The latest copyright data is listed as the year 2018, with recent imagery data listed as March 2017. However, last week the app listed the imagery data as December 2015. The same image...
  • Entire F-35 stealth fighter jet fleet grounded by military after crash in September

    10/12/2018 7:56:28 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    fox ^ | Lucas Tomlinson, Travis Fedschun |
    The U.S. military on Thursday grounded its entire fleet of F-35 stealth fighters after one of the jets crashed during a training mission in South Carolina last month, officials said Thursday. The stand down affects more than 200 jets while an "inspection of a fuel tube" in F-35 engines takes place, according to a Pentagon spokesman. “If suspect fuel tubes are installed, the part will be removed and replaced. If known good fuel tubes are already installed, then those aircraft will be returned to flight status. Inspections are expected to be completed within the next 24 to 48 hours,” Joe...
  • News Summary At This Hour-Saturday 9/29/2018

    09/29/2018 5:26:49 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 7 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 9/29/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    There's going to be a delay in the final Senate vote on confirming Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. President Trump has gone along with the desire of Arizona Republican Senator Jeff Flake, one of his most outspoken critics, for an FBI investigation.... Yesterday President Trump signed an 854 billion dollar spending plan.... Over 380 are now reported dead on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi following an earthquake and a resulting tsunami... A stabbing attack injured three people in Ravensburg, Germany Friday. Police arrested a teenage suspect identified as a migrant... Former British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson isn't ruling...
  • MH370 team searching ON THE GROUND with exact jungle location where ‘plane came down’

    09/15/2018 12:04:37 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 77 replies
    Daily Star UK ^ | 14th September 2018 | David Rivers
    Tech expert Ian Wilson is to be airlifted to an area three miles from where he claims he has pinpointed the Malaysian Airlines flight using Google Maps. He will then need a guide to lead him through the two-day jungle mission through the mountainous terrain west of Cambodian capital Phnom Penh. It comes after Andre Milne – who previously declared Wilson's spot "significant" – called an earlier helicopter mission to find the missing MH370 flight "useless" because it wasn't on foot. Milne – a private investigator and founder of Unicorn Aerospace – exclusively told Daily Star Online: "Flying over in a...
  • U.S. airline worker steals plane, takes it for flight before crashing it

    08/11/2018 5:14:47 AM PDT · by Java4Jay · 33 replies
    An Horizon Air ground service agent took the controls of a Bombardier Q400 turboprop airplane in a maintenance area at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport at about 8 p.m. local time Friday and took off, embarking on flight over Seattle before crashing about an one hour later on Ketron Island in Puget Sound, Horizon sister carrier Alaska Airline said online.
  • Plane crashes after 'unauthorized take-off' from SeaTac airport, officials say

    08/11/2018 2:17:00 AM PDT · by BBell · 19 replies
    http://www.foxnews.com/ ^ | 8/11/18 | Bradford Betz
    A Horizon Air passenger plane crashed on an island in Puget Sound Friday night, not long after a suspect conducted an "unauthorized take-off" from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Washington state, officials said. Witnesses reported seeing a large plume of smoke in the air above Ketron Island after the plane went down. No passengers were believed to be aboard the Q400 aircraft, airport officials said. No one on the sparsely inhabited island was believed to have been injured, the Pierce County Sheriff's Department said on Twitter.The unidentified pilot was a 29-year-old "suicidal male," the sheriff's department said. The Seattle Times reported...
  • Passengers Report Stolen SeaTac Plane, Grounded Flights

    08/10/2018 9:16:24 PM PDT · by Mr.Unique · 179 replies
    PPlanes were reportedly grounded at the SeaTac International Airport as reports flew from passengers on Twitter that someone might have stolen an airplane and taken it on an unauthorized flight. Nothing was confirmed yet from authorities, but live aviation audio from the tower said authorities were urging a man to try “to land that airplane safely and not hurt anybody.” Other audio reported a ground stop was underway at SeaTac, the airport that services Seattle and Tacoma.
  • Plane stolen by 'suicidal' employee crashes near Seattle

    08/11/2018 12:57:36 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 49 replies
    WDTN ^ | 08/11/18
    A "suicidal" airline employee stole an empty Horizon Air turboprop plane, took off from Sea-Tac International Airport and was chased by military jets before crashing into a small island in the Puget Sound on Friday night, officials said. Preliminary information suggests the crash occurred because the 29-year-old man was "doing stunts in air or lack of flying skills," the Pierce County Sheriff's Department said. Ed Troyer, a spokesman for the Pierce County Sheriff's Department, said on Twitter the man was suicidal and there was no connection to terrorism. Video showed the Horizon Air Q400 doing large loops and other dangerous...
  • All 20 people on board World War II plane (JU-52) die after Swiss Alps crash

    08/05/2018 9:17:27 PM PDT · by robowombat · 30 replies
    ITV ^ | 5 August 2018 at 1:43pm
    All 20 people on board World War II plane die after Swiss Alps crash Nearly 5,000 of the World War II Ju-52 planes were manufactured between 1932 and 1952. Nearly 5,000 of the World War II Ju-52 planes were manufactured between 1932 and 1952. Photo: AP All 20 people on board an old World War II propeller plane have died after crashing in the Swiss Alps during a sightseeing flight. The Junker Ju-52 struck the Piz Segnas mountain's western flank about 2,540 meters (8,330 feet) above sea level, killing 17 passengers and three crew members, police revealed in a press...
  • Vintage Ju-52 aircraft crashes in Swiss Alps: 20 dead

    08/05/2018 9:21:54 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 28 replies
    Swissinfo ^ | 08/05/18
    A vintage plane crashed at altitude in the Swiss Alps on Saturday, in canton Graubünden. All 20 passengers lost their lives in Switzerland's worst air tragedy since 2001. At a sombre press conference in the town of Flims on Sunday, a day after the accident, cantonal police announced that all passengers on board – 17 passengers, two pilots, and a flight attendant – lost their lives in the crash. It's the worst accident in Swiss aviation since the crash of a Crossair plane at Bassersdorf, canton Zurich, killed 24 in 2001. All of the passengers and crew members were Swiss,...
  • Small Plane Crashes in Santa Ana Parking Lot, Killing All 5 People Aboard

    08/05/2018 4:19:47 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 55 replies
    KTLA ^ | 08/05/2018
    The Cessna 414 declared an emergency and went down at a mall parking lot near John Wayne Airport at 12:28 p.m., the Federal Aviation Administration said. The twin-engine aircraft crashed near South Coast Plaza in the 3900 block of Bristol Street, said Tony Bommarito, a spokesman for Orange County Fire Authority. The incident happened in the parking lot of a Staples store, spokesman Stephen Consiglio told the Los Angeles Times. The plane hit a vehicle but nobody in the car was hurt, Consiglio added. The crash did not ignite a fire. The aircraft was heading to John Wayne Airport, but...
  • Swiss Alps plane crash leaves all 20 passengers and crew dead

    08/05/2018 7:40:00 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 54 replies
    The Guardian ^ | August 5, 2018
    All 20 passengers and crew onboard a vintage plane that crashed in the Swiss Alps on Saturday were killed, police have confirmed. The authorities also confirmed that the aircraft involved was a JU-52 HB-HOT aircraft, which was flying from Locarno, near Switzerland’s southern border, to the airline’s base in Dübendorf, a suburb of Zurich. Local media and aviation sites had earlier reported that the plane, which seated 17 passengers along with two pilots and a flight attendant, was fully booked. “The JU-Air team is deeply saddened and is thinking of the passengers, the crew and families and friends of the...
  • Video Shot By Aeroméxico Passenger Captures Crash And Aftermath

    08/01/2018 11:24:10 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    Dramatic video shot by a passenger shows the final moments before an Aeroméxico plane crashed shortly after taking off from General Guadalupe Victoria International Airport in Durango, Mexico. The video captures the immediate aftermath of the crash as passengers scramble to escape the wreck. 103 people were on the flight but no one was killed.
  • Aeromexico jet crashes after takeoff in northern Mexico, officials say

    07/31/2018 4:17:16 PM PDT · by topher · 11 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 31-Jul-2018 | By Nicole Darrah
    An Aeromexico jet crashed after takeoff in the northern state of Durango, Mexico, on Tuesday. No one was killed in the accident, Gov. José R. Aispuro announced on Twitter. It was not immediately clear if anyone was injured.
  • Aeromexico plane involved in an 'accident' in Mexico, airline says

    07/31/2018 3:04:51 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 41 replies
    WABC ^ | July 31, 2018 | JULIA JACOBO
    An accident has occurred aboard a Aeromexico flight in Mexico, according to the airline. Aeromexico wrote on Twitter Wednesday just after 5 p.m. ET that it was aware of an "accident" in the northwest Mexican state of Durango. Flight #2431 was involved in the accident, according to the airline. The type of plane used on flight #2431 -- the Embraer 190 -- has a capacity of about 100 passengers, the airline wrote on Twitter.