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`Forgetful' engineers put plane in peril, grounded

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New Delhi : Two Air India engineers were grounded on Monday as they reportedly “forgot“ to remove pins from landing gear ­ which ensure that wheels of an aircraft on ground do not accidentally retract ­ while clearing a plane to take off. Due to this, the pilots could not retract the wheels on getting airborne and had to return to soon after take off. This unprecedented lapse took place on Monday when an AI aircraft was being prepared at Delhi for flying to Kochi. “The plane was cleared to take… (epaperbeta.timesofindia.com) More...

Turkmenistan Airlines #T5429 continued its route to Birmingham with dead body on board, after diversion to Volgograd

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Yesterday, Turkmenistan Airlines flight #T5429 (Boeing-757 reg. EZ-A011) en route from Ashgabat (Capital of Turkmenistan) to Birmingham made an emergency landing in Russia’s southern city of Volgograd over the death of a passenger. (www.airlive.net) More...

SpaceX announces plans for flight to moon

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SpaceX plans to launch two private citizens on a flight around the moon next year, a bold mission that will be the first to carry humans beyond low-Earth orbit since the Apollo moon program. (www.spacex.com) More...

Feds: 12 planes violated Trump air space over weekend

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At least 12 aircraft violated temporary flight restrictions through Monday afternoon for President Donald Trump’s Palm Beach Mar-a-Lago stay, with at least five of those having the unique experience of being buzzed by military aircraft, federal officials confirmed to The Palm Beach Post. Eight of those crossed the line on Friday alone, with three of those having what likely were unsettling encounters with F-15 jets and one with a military helicopter, according to the Federal Aviation… (www.palmbeachpost.com) More...

At Least 3 Dead After Small Plane Crashes Into Riverside, California Home

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RIVERSIDE (CBSLA.com) – At least three people were killed and two people were hurt after a small plane smashed into a home in Riverside late Monday afternoon, sparking a three-alarm fire. According to Riverside police, the plane carrying four people crashed into the home in the 6000 block of Rhonda Road before 4:41 p.m. Riverside City firefighters arrived to find the home engulfed in flames. The crashed plane was a Cessna 310, Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor confirmed. It… (losangeles.cbslocal.com) More...

Boeing seeks patent for mobile device case with built-in fire extinguisher

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oeing’s fire-suppressing case, Image 3A shows a tablet computer being lowered down onto the case, where it rests in 3B. Suppressant gas canisters at bottom-right Boeing has sought a patent for a “Fire detection and suppression pack for battery-powered personal computing devices.” (www.aircrew.in) More...

Mum says family was banned from Jetstar flight over toddler tantrum

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TWO families with three children have been stranded in Hamilton Island for days at their own cost after being refused entry to their flight home. Laura was stunned when she was told she could not fly to Sydney on her booked Jetstar flight on Wednesday, February 22 because of her two-year-old son’s tantrum on their flight to Hamilton Island 10 days earlier... (www.aviationfigures.com) More...

Air Caraïbes takes delivery of its first A350-900

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With this latest delivery, Air Caraïbes becomes the first French airline to operate the A350 XWB. The aircraft, leased from AerCap, was delivered during a ceremony held at the Airbus Delivery Centre in Toulouse on 28 February. (www.airbus.com) More...

Failed to follow flight attendants’ instructions : Anti-Trump celebrity dentist kicked off American Airlines flight

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A celebrity dentist claims he was booted off an American Airlines flight from LAX to JFK because of his Iranian background and anti-Trump comments. Shawn Sadri was flying back to the East Coast after finishing work with star clients before Sunday’s Oscars when he became embroiled in a fight with a flight attendant. (www.airlineboarding.net) More...