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`Low on fuel, Jet pilot made blind landing on 7th attempt'

A Jet Airways aircraft made a “blind“ landing in Kerala in August last year in an unprecedented seventh attempt after running dangerously low on fuel due to six previous failed landing attempts on account of bad weather in two cities. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) had conduced an inquiry into this case of August 17, 2015, and the report has brought out some chilling facts. The Boeing 737 on its way from Doha to Kochi had six failed landing attempts -a first ever in aviation… (epaperbeta.timesofindia.com) More...

Incident: Fedex B767 at Rochester on Oct 21st 2016, suspected flap damage, dead birds found on departure runway

The occurrence aircraft remained on the ground for about 2.5 hours, then departed again and reached Memphis with a delay of 2.5 hours. (avherald.com) More...

Lion Group to convert Batik Air into all-Airbus carrier

Batik Air (ID, Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta) will transfer its entire fleet of ten B737-800s and six B737-900(ER)s to its Lion Group sister carrier, Malindo Air (OD, Kuala Lumpur Int'l), the latter's chief executive Chandran Ramamurthy has told to ch-aviation. (www.ch-aviation.com) More...

Venezuelan fighters intercepts Colombian flight

Flight Avianca AV14, operated by a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner experienced a failure in its ADS-B transceiver, disabling the identification, causing the alert and scrambling of two SU-30 fighters to intercept the aircraft. (airwaysmag.com) More...

Another case for 'go north' in the search for MH370

So close to safety, new paper raises but doesn't answer question why MH370 flew near so many good opportunities for an emergency landing (blogs.crikey.com.au) More...


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