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  • ‘Crazy Plane Lady’ Rebranded As A Right-Wing Influencer

    04/21/2024 5:55:21 AM PDT · by Lee'sGhost · 70 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 20, 2024 | Jon Levine
    Texas’ “crazy plane lady” has now refashioned herself as a flesh-bearing right wing influencer. Tiffany Gomas, a real estate developer who went viral after a public meltdown on an American Airlines flight last posted a revealing photo on X of herself in a shrimpy bikini holding a can of the aptly named “Ultra Right Beer.”
  • It’s the Skytanic! Plans revealed for world’s largest plane — it’s a whopping 356 feet long (wind farm turbine blade transport)

    03/15/2024 3:30:21 PM PDT · by Libloather · 55 replies
    NY Post ^ | 3/15/24 | Ben Cost
    Call it the Skytanic. Engineers have unveiled plans for the world’s largest airplane, dubbed the WindRunner, which could revolutionize renewable energy by transporting gigantic wind turbine blades from point A to B. Designed by the Colorado-based energy company Radia, the behemoth cargo carrier measures a whopping 356 feet long and 79 feet tall with a wingspan of 261 feet. For reference, this castle in the sky is nearly as long as a regulation NFL football field and 127 feet longer than the Boeing 747 — the world’s largest passenger plane. With a potential carrying capacity of 80 tons, it will...
  • Former Horry County police officer ‘violently thrown backwards’ trying to help pilot after 2021 Socastee crash, lawsuit claims

    03/14/2024 3:16:27 PM PDT · by PilotDave · 18 replies
    Wbtw ^ | 14 Feb 2024 | Adam Benson
    A former Horry County police officer sustained life-altering injuries while responding to a 2021 plane crash that was later blamed on faulty maintenance, according to a recently filed lawsuit. Kevin McLean was among the first responders to a May 21, 2021, plane crash just off Socastee Boulevard in which the pilot, 60-year-old James Marklin Harper, was killed.
  • Plane lands at Buffalo airport after door falls off mid-flight

    02/13/2024 11:15:22 AM PST · by CFW · 45 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 2/13/24 | Greg Norman
    A small plane managed to land safely last night at Buffalo Niagara International Airport in New York after the pilot "reported losing the left rear passenger door" during flight, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) says. An FAA spokesperson said in a statement to FOX Business on Tuesday that the single-engine Diamond DA40 aircraft, which was carrying two people, touched down around 5:30 p.m. local time. The FAA is now reviewing the incident. There were no reports of injuries. The Cheektowaga Police Department told WIVB that the pilot reported losing the door while flying over Stiglmeier Park in Cheektowaga, which is...
  • Taylor Swift Slammed for Threatening to Sue College Student Who Tracks Her Private Jet

    02/07/2024 6:25:08 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/07/2024 | SIMON KENT
    Taylor Swift has drawn criticism over a cease-and-desist letter her lawyers sent a college student who uses publicly available flight data to track her private jet usage. As Breitbart News reported, the target of the threatened law suit runs social media accounts that follow her and other celebrities’ private jets to measure their carbon pollution levels — with Swift calling the issue a matter of “life or death.” Jack Sweeney, 21, received the missive in December which declared the 14-time Grammy award winner would “have no choice but to all legal remedies” if the accused did not stop his “stalking...
  • Huge breakthrough in search for Amelia Earhart's missing plane as downed aircraft seemingly appears on the ocean floor in new SONAR image: Experts are 'intrigued' by impressive clue 87 years after her mysterious disappearance

    01/27/2024 1:08:49 PM PST · by Libloather · 77 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/27/24 | Alice Wright
    A South Carolina man believes he may have discovered the plane Amelia Earhart was flying when she vanished over the Pacific Ocean in 1937. Former U.S. Air Force intelligence officer Tony Romeo turned his fascination with the legendary pilot into an adventure when he embarked on an ambitious search for Earhart's lost plane. Romeo, who sold his commercial property investments to fund his search, managed to take a sonar image of an aircraft-shaped object on the ocean floor in December. Earhart and her Earhart's Lockheed 10-E Electra vanished at the height of her fame, a mystery that has spawned decades...
  • Ukraine Claims No Evidence It Shot Down Plane Carrying Own Prisoners of War

    01/27/2024 7:05:35 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/27/2024 | BREITBART LONDON
    KYIV, Ukraine (AP) – Officials in Ukraine said Russia has provided no credible evidence to back its claims that their own forces shot down a military transport plane carrying Ukrainian prisoners of war who were to be swapped for Russian POWs. The Ukrainian agency that deals with prisoner exchanges said late Friday that Russian officials had “with great delay” provided it with a list of the 65 Ukrainians who Moscow said had died in the Wednesday plane crash in Russia’s Belgorod region.
  • Urgent search underway after plane crashed into the Pacific Ocean south of San Francisco near Half Moon Bay

    01/15/2024 4:29:55 AM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/15/24 | Paul Farrell
    An airplane crashed into the frigid waters of the Pacific Ocean after 'flying erratically' near an airport south of San Francisco Sunday evening, authorities said. Sgt. Philip Hallworth of San Mateo County Sheriff´s Office said crews were searching for the plane that went down in Half Moon Bay around 7:15 p.m.. Officials have recovered some wreckage, reports ABC San Francisco, but there is still no word on possible survivors. It's not clear how many people were on board at the time of the crash. The crash occurred a few miles from the Half Moon Bay Airport on the Cabrillo Highway,...
  • Japan Airlines Plane in Flames After Landing at Tokyo's Haneda Airport; Collides with Coast Guard Plane

    01/02/2024 3:16:48 AM PST · by davikkm · 22 replies
    In a dramatic incident at Tokyo’s Haneda airport, a Japan Airlines plane caught fire upon landing, with flames visible from the windows and beneath the aircraft. The alarming scene was captured by NHK, showing a runway ablaze. According to Tokyo’s fire department, the fire may have resulted from a collision between the JAL plane and a Japan Coast Guard aircraft.
  • RFK Jr. reveals he flew on Jeffrey Epstein's plane twice, contradicting previous claim

    12/06/2023 3:03:59 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    MSN via Washington Examiner ^ | 12/06/23 | Asher Notheis
    Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. stated Tuesday that he flew on Jeffrey Epstein's plane twice, contradicting a previous claim by his spokesperson last month. Kennedy was asked if he had ever flown with the late Epstein, who had been widely suspected to have been involved in sex trafficking and child exploitation prior to his death, to which the presidential candidate said he had flown with Epstein in 1993 and again in 2012. The statement contradicts what Kennedy's spokesperson said in November when he said he had “flown one time on Jeffrey Epstein’s private plane" with his then-wife Mary,...
  • Electric Planes, Once a Fantasy, Start to Take to the Skies

    11/07/2023 9:37:56 AM PST · by aculeus · 85 replies
    The New York Times ^ | November 7, 2023 | Nirraj Choksi
    How a small plane’s 16-day trip from Vermont to Florida might foreshadow a new era of battery-powered air travel long considered implausible.
  • Pilot Rescued from Wing of Crashed Plane in Everglades. ( Florida )

    11/05/2023 4:26:46 PM PST · by george76 · 21 replies
    Florida Standard ^ | November 2, 2023 | GRANT A. HOLCOMB
    The crashed plane’s wing jetted out of the alligator and python-invested swamps of the Everglades just long enough for the pilot to survive. . OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA — After nine hours waiting on the wing of his downed plane in the Florida Everglades, a pilot was rescued by Miami-Dade Fire and Rescue. He was the only person aboard. The plane was registered to a flight school in Homestead, Florida but the school called 911 after they lost contact with the pilot. The plane was a single-engine Cessna Skyhawk 172M that began experiencing trouble close to I-75 in South Broward County. A...
  • Horizon Air plane diverted to PDX after person in cockpit tries to shut down engines

    10/23/2023 10:42:36 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 15 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 10/23/2023 | Associated Press
    A person riding in the extra seat in the cockpit of a Horizon Air passenger jet tried to shut down the engines in midflight and had to be subdued by the two pilots. The San Francisco-bound flight on Sunday diverted to Portland, where it was met by law enforcement officers. . . . . “We’ve got the guy that tried to shut the engines down out of the cockpit. And he — doesn’t sound like he’s causing any issue in the back right now, and I think he’s subdued,” one of the pilots said on audio captured by LiveATC.com. “Other...
  • Pilot suspected of using plane to stalk woman for 4 years says they've never met

    10/11/2023 3:57:46 PM PDT · by Libloather · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/11/23 | Rebecca Rosenberg
    A retired merchant marine suspected of using his small plane to stalk a woman for more than four years in Upstate New York denied knowing the victim Tuesday as he was arrested for the third time in a single week for allegedly tormenting her. "I don’t know her, she’s crazy," Michael Arnold, 65, said of 42-year-old Cassie Wilusz on his way into Saratoga Town Court. He said he'd only eaten at her restaurant once and didn't return after coming down with food poisoning. But Wilusz, who owns Revolution Cafe in the small village of Schuylerville, shared videos that allegedly show...
  • Utah plane crash leaves North Dakota state senator, wife and 2 sons dead: 'Heartbreaking loss'

    10/03/2023 8:56:31 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/03/2023 | Lawrence Richard
    A plane crash in Utah Sunday evening left four people dead, including a state senator from North Dakota, his wife and their two young children, a state official said Monday. The Grand County Sheriff’s Department said the single-engine Piper plane carrying state Senator Doug Larsen, 47, and his family crashed Sunday evening about 15 miles north of the town of Moab, shortly after it refueled at the Canyonlands Airfield. The sheriff's office said the senator was the pilot and all four people on board the plane were killed. "Senator Doug Larsen, his wife Amy, and their two young children died...
  • Rep. Mary Peltola’s husband dies in Alaska plane crash

    09/13/2023 9:12:12 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 21 replies
    NY Post ^ | 09/13/2023 | Ryan King
    Democratic Rep. Mary Peltola’s husband, Eugene, was killed in a plane crash in Alaska early Wednesday, her office announced. The 50-year-old lawmaker, in Washington for the return of Congress from its August recess, planned to head home to the Last Frontier to be with her family. “He was one of those people that was obnoxiously good at everything. He had a delightful sense of humor that lightened the darkest moments,” her office said in a statement. “He was definitely the cook in the family. And family was most important to him. He was completely devoted to his parents, kids, siblings,...
  • Ukrainian Ghost of Kyiv pilot ‘Juice’ among three dead in plane crash: Zelensky

    08/27/2023 11:08:46 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/27/2023 | Isabel Keane
    Three Ukrainian pilots, including a well-known MiG-29 pilot who went by the call sign “Juice” and was part of a unit known as “Ghost of Kyiv,” died in a plane crash over the weekend. Two L-39 combat trainer aircraft collided in the sky near the city of Zhytomyr, about 87 miles west of Kyiv, on Friday, resulting in the deaths of three pilots, the Ukrainian Air Force wrote on X, previously known as Twitter.
  • Biden suggests Putin could be behind Russian plane crash

    08/23/2023 1:35:06 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 187 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/23/2023 | Alex Gangitano
    President Biden on Wednesday suggested Russian President Vladimir Putin could be behind the plane crash in Russia that had Wagner Group chief Yevgeny Prigozhin listed as a passenger. “There’s not much that happens in Russia that Putin’s not behind,” Biden told reporters. President Biden on Wednesday suggested Russian President Vladimir Putin could be behind the plane crash in Russia that had Wagner Group chief Yevgeny Prigozhin listed as a passenger. “There’s not much that happens in Russia that Putin’s not behind,” Biden told reporters.
  • Woman refuses to exit plane, runs from officers near runway at Florida airport, report says

    07/29/2023 6:02:45 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 34 replies
    KOMO ^ | 7-28-23 | WEAR Staff
    PENSACOLA, Fla. (WEAR) — A Florida woman was arrested after police say she refused to exit a plane at Pensacola International Airport and then ran from officers near the runway. Dorissa Owens, 35, is charged with trespassing. She is being held in Escambia County Jail on $3,000 bond. The incident happened Monday around 8:15 p.m. Police responded to Gate 5 at the airport for an unruly passenger. According to the arrest report, the Envoy Air Supervisor said Owens was being unruly on the plane. The report states she borrowed an unknown man's cell phone and went to the back of...
  • Fare-dodging snake found riding D.C. commuter train

    07/14/2023 11:01:06 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 6 replies
    UPI ^ | JULY 14, 2023 / 11:13 AM | By Ben Hooper
    July 14 (UPI) -- The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority said a train was taken out of service when a snake was spotted on board. At least one passenger captured photos when the snake was spotted on the floor of the Blue Line Train at Reagan National Airport. Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority spokesperson Sherri Ly confirmed the incident. She said officials do not know how the slithering strap-hanger got onto the train. "It did not have a farecard and clearly slipped onto the train without tapping in," Ly told WDVM-TV. Ly said the train was removed from service and...