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Cessa 150 landing at Georga golf course

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Engine failure on take off at low altitude. Young pilot was able to land on the golf course with minimal damage and no injuries. (www.fox5atlanta.com) More...

Pilot incapacitated on Turkish Airlines flight

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A THY Turkish Airlines Boeing 737-900, registration TC-JYG performing flight TK-604 from Dar Es Salaam (Tanzania) to Istanbul (Turkey), was enroute at FL360 south of Antalya when the captain became ill and was unable to continue duties. (www.aviationgazette.com) More...

Why Aren't There More Female Airline Pilots?

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It’s a sad fact, but it’s a rarity to find women in the aviation industry. The Air Line Pilots Association, which represents pilots at major and regional carriers in the United States and Canada, says that women make up just 5% of its 53,000 members. Globally, it’s even worse — only 4,000 of the 130,000 airline pilots are women, according to the International Society of Women Airline Pilots. (www.forbes.com) More...

First CSeries aircraft is delivered to SWISS Jun 29, 2016

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Bombardier will deliver the first CSeries aircraft to Lufthansa subsidiary Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS), at ceremonies in Montreal Wednesday. The June 29 delivery marks an important milestone in an aircraft program beset with technical problems, delays and difficulty securing customers. (atwonline.com) More...

Flight recorder confirms fire on board Egyptair MS804

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Data retrieved from the damaged flight data recorder of ill-fated EgyptAir Flight MS804 has confirmed there was a fire on board moments before the crash but experts say a technical fault is likelier than a terrorist attack. "Recorded data is showing consistency with ACARS messages of lavatory and avionics smoke," Egypt's Aircraft Accident Investigation Committee said in a statement. "Preliminary information shows that the entire flight is recorded on the FDR since its take-off… (eandt.theiet.org) More...

Incident: J-Air E170 at Osaka on Jun 28th 2016, speed disagreement

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A J-Air Embraer ERJ-170 on behalf of JAL Japan Airlines, registration JA213J performing flight JL-2051 from Osaka Itami to Fukuoka (Japan) with 72 people on board, was on the initial climb out of Itami Airport when the crew detected the speed indications between captain's and first officer's side disagreed by more than 10 knots, stopped the climb at 5000 feet and returned to Itami Airport for a safe landing about 15 minutes after departure. (avherald.com) More...

Westjet B737 near Toronto on Jun 19th 2016, strong fumes and haze in cabin

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A Westjet Boeing 737-700, registration C-GWBN performing flight WS-2626 from Toronto,ON (Canada) to Saint Lucia (Saint Lucia) with 72 people on board, was climbing out of Toronto when a strong odour/strong fumes were noticed in the cabin associated with haze. The crew stopped the climb at about 10,000 feet reporting smoke in the cabin and returned to Toronto for a safe landing about 35 minutes after departure. The Canadian TSB reported maintenance was unable to find any faults and returned the… (avherald.com) More...

LATAM B788 near Madrid on Jun 29th 2016, fumes in cabin

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A LATAM Boeing 787-8, registration CC-BBH performing flight LA-705 from Frankfurt/Main (Germany) to Madrid,SP (Spain), was descending towards Madrid when the crew reported fumes in the cabin. The aircraft continued for a safe landing on Madrid's runway 32R. The aircraft remained on the ground for about 5:20 hours then continued the flight for the next sector to Santiago (Chile). The airline reported it was believed there were gasses coming from the cargo hold caused the delay. However, no gasses… (avherald.com) More...

Qantas B744 over Pacific Ocean on Jun 21st 2016, smart phone erupts in fire

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A Qantas Boeing 747-400, registration VH-OJS performing flight QF-11 from Sydney,NS (Australia) to Los Angeles,CA (USA), was enroute at FL340 over the Pacific Ocean near Kiribati Island (about N0 W162) about 6.5 hours into the flight when a passenger's smart phone, that had falled into the passenger seat's reclining mechanism, was crushed when the seat was moved. The battery of that crushed smartphone erupted in fire, which was extinguished by cabin crew. The aircraft continued to Los Angeles… (avherald.com) More...

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