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Malaysia Airlines says flight MH370 from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing lost contact with air traffic control

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Malaysia Airlines says flight MH370 is carrying a total number of 227 passengers, including 2 infants, and 12 crew members. http://flightaware.com/live/flight/MAS370/history/20140307/1635Z/WMKK/ZBAA (www.breakingnews.com) More...

Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 Shot Down Over Ukraine

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The Malaysia Airlines plane, which was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, was travelling at an altitude of 10km (6.2 miles) when it was shot down, Russia's Interfax reported. The Boeing 777 was brought down by a Buk ground-to-air missile, an adviser to the Ukrainian interior ministry quoted by the news agency said. The adviser said 280 passengers and 15 crew members who were on the plane are all believed to have died. (flightaware.com) More...

Americans and Australians Believe they have found MH370

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After 2 weeks, plus calculations of final location from satecom pings, followed by a satellite search of area has found 2 distinct pieces of potential MH370 debris, and now sorties of a US P-8 and an Aussie P-3. A live abcnews report minutes ago from onboard the P-8, relays that the crew picked up significant radar hits and have taken photos to be analyzed once back. Australian ships are heading out. This is the most promising prospect in finding the missing plane. (www.usatoday.com) More...

SWA Lands at wrong Branson, MO airport

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SWA landed at the much shorter College of the Ozarks runway instead of the intended Branson airport (www.jrn.com) More...

Co-Pilot Killed, two injured in Challenger Crash at Aspen Airport

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A co-pilot was killed and two other people were injured after a private plane crashed as it tried to land at the Aspen airport in Colorado on Sunday afternoon, officials said. (www.thedenverchannel.com) More...

NORAD F-15s intercept unresponsive TBM 700

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A TBM-700 from New York to Florida has lost communication with air traffic control and overshot its destination by >250 miles. NORAD F-15s are investigating. (flightaware.com) More...

American Airlines To Phase Out Complimentary Cabin Pressurization

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FT. WORTH, TX—Explaining that the costs of the service have grown too high in recent years, American Airlines announced Tuesday that it will no longer offer free cabin pressurization to passengers starting March 15. “Unfortunately, to stay competitive as a legacy carrier in today’s air travel market, it no longer makes economic sense for us to provide breathable air at altitude,” said American Airlines CEO Doug Parker, noting that despite the cutbacks, air pressurization would still be available… (www.theonion.com) More...

MH 370 Flew Extra 4 Hours

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U.S. investigators suspect that Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 stayed in the air for about four hours past the time it reached its last confirmed location, according to two people familiar with the details and data automatically downloaded and sent to the ground from the Boeing Co. 777's engines as part of a routine maintenance and monitoring program. (online.wsj.com) More...

Bieber’s pilots ‘had to wear masks to block the weed’

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The behavior of Justin Bieber and his entourage including his father put the flight crew of this Super Bowl bound flight in danger as well as themselves. Hopefully the FAA will investigate this incident further and take some action. (pagesix.com) More...

Malaysian Prime Minister: Flight 370 Ended in Southern Indian Ocean - Airline Tells Relatives There Were No Survivors

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As the search for the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 continued late Monday, the country’s prime minister, Najib Razak, said Monday the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 flew along the southern corridor and that its last known location was in the southern Indian Ocean west of Perth. The airline told relatives of survivors that the plane is “lost” and that there were no survivors. The flight “ended” in the Southern Corridor, the prime minister said, referencing data from Inmarsat… (www.frequentbusinesstraveler.com) More...

World Should Be On High Alert Until MH370 Is Found

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My friends and readers have been asking me what happened to MH370 since I am an airline pilot with more than 25 years of seniority. Like most of the world, I have been following this situation, and I have refrained from adding to all the speculation—waiting and watching for facts to reveal the mystery—until now. The more details that become available, the better the possible picture comes into focus—and it scares me. So I share this guess with you all because we (the world) cannot get caught… (airchive.com) More...

Reporter stopped by TSA agent who didn't know District of Columbia is in US

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When Gray handed the man his driver's license the agent demanded to see Gray's passport. Grays told the agent he wasn't carrying his passport and asked why he needed it. The agent said he didn't recognize the license. Gray said he asked the agent if he knew what the District of Columbia is, and after a brief conversation Gray realized the man did not know. Gray was able to get through security and then stopped to complain to a TSA supervisor. Critics of the TSA said that what happened to Gray is… (www.wftv.com) More...

Man ejected from Southwest flight for tweeting that a gate agent was rude

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A Minnesota man was ejected from a Southwest Airlines flight for a tweet calling a gate agent rude, reported CBS Minnesota Wednesday. After tweeting, the man was removed from the plane and stated he was "forced" to delete the tweet before he could re-board. (arstechnica.com) More...

Off-Duty Bomber Pilot Helps Land a United 737 After Captain Passes Out

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At that moment, Gongol thought it was a medical emergency with a first class passenger, his instincts told him to stay seated and stay out of the way. A fourth call went out, "are there any non-revenue pilots on board, please ring your call button." Immediately, Gongol realized the pilot was the patient. He looked to his wife; as she gave him a nod, Gongol pressed his button and headed toward the flight deck. (www.afspc.af.mil) More...

Doomed TBM 900 Pilot Twice Asked for Lower Altitude

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The pilot of the TBM 900 that crashed in the sea near Jamaica after straying hundreds of miles off course on Friday twice asked Atlanta Center for clearance to a lower altitude because of an unspecified problem, but the controller handling the flight apparently didn’t comprehend the seriousness of the emergency that was unfolding. Minutes later, without receiving the requested clearance, the pilot stopped responding to ATC queries as the airplane flew on over the Atlantic on its last assigned… (www.flyingmag.com) More...

Delta Airlines Pilot Gets Angry at ATC Controller

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Someone got up on the wrong side of the bed this morning! Enjoy this video of pilot of Delta Airline Pilot gets angry at Air Traffic Control Ground in Atlanta. (www.liveleak.com) More...

Military Tracked Malaysia Airlines Jet to Strait of Malacca

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Malaysia Airlines said Tuesday that the Western coast of the country near the Strait of Malacca was “now the focus” of the investigation after the Malaysian military said it had tracked the plane by radar over the Strait of Malacca, one of the world's busiest shipping channels.... (www.reuters.com) More...

16-year-old survives in wheel well of Maui flight

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A 16-year-old boy stowed away in the wheel well of a flight from California to Hawaii on Sunday, surviving the trip halfway across the Pacific Ocean unharmed despite frigid temperatures at 38,000 feet and a lack of oxygen, FBI and airline officials said. (news.yahoo.com) More...

Female WestJet pilot posts passenger's sexist note on Facebook

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The female pilot of a WestJet flight from Calgary to Victoria is venting steam on Facebook over a sexist note one of her male passengers left her on an airline napkin. (news.ca.msn.com) More...

New study proves just how worthless TSA airport body scanners really are

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‟In laboratory tests with a real machine, we were able to conceal guns, knives, and explosive simulants in such a way that they were not visible to the scanner operator,” the report reads. ‟We also studied the cyberphysical security of the machine and were able to show how an attacker could subvert the operator console software so that it would be possible to conceal all types of contraband.” (www.dailydot.com) More...

Quadrocopter pilot attacked by drone-hating woman

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A Connecticut man was assaulted for flying a video-enabled quadrocopter on a public beach. Calling him a “pervert” after calling police to report him for “taking pictures of people with a helicopter plane” and "trying to upload them," the woman, 23-year old Andrea Mears, lashed out at the pilot as he was putting his quadrocopter away, knocking him to the ground and tearing his shirt. (arstechnica.com) More...

Plane with malfunctioning landing gear to make emergency landing at DIA

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... The plane is a midsized twin jet-engine corporate Hawker 800. It took off from Centennial Airport and has been circling the area trying to burn off fuel before making an emergency landing.... (kdvr.com) More...

Another Passenger Fight Over Reclining Seats Has Caused A Flight To Be Diverted

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For the third time in a little over a week, a flight has been diverted because of a passenger fight over reclining seats. (www.businessinsider.com) More...

United Actually Enforcing Carry-on Size Limits

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A major airline finally seems to be cracking down on passengers who board planes with carry-ons the size of dumpsters, or who try to game the system at the gate. United has begun enforcing its rules on the size of carry-on luggage, even turning back some passengers at security checkpoints and requiring them to return to the counter to do what they should have done in the first place. (www.usatoday.com) More...

NTSB Animation of Asiana Flight 214 accident sequence

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NTSB animation with voiceover showing the Asiana 214 approach and accident sequence. (www.youtube.com) More...

(HD Video) UTair Aviation 767-300 Go Around at Barcelona Airport

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An UTair Boeing 767-300 (VQ-BSX) incoming from Moscow as UT5187 and Aerolíneas Argentinas Airbus A340-300 (LV-FPV) were involved into what could be the bigger disaster of Barcelona Airport. The Utair 767 was about to land on Runway 02 while the Argentinas was crossing the runway. By the time Russian pilots sights Argentinas (they were taxiing to Holding point of RW25R for take-off) on runway while they were on final approach, they do their best making an impressive and close go around. After… (www.youtube.com) More...

Plane crashes into Flight Safety building at KICT

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Looks like a King Air has crashed into the Flight Safety building in Wichita (www.kake.com) More...

Biden Lambasts Conditions at LaGuardia Airport

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“If I blindfolded someone… and took you to LaGuardia Airport in New York, you’d think, ‘I must be in some third-world country.’” That pronouncement was made by U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, who was the latest frequent traveler to comment on conditions at America’s busiest airport. During a speech in Philadelphia on Thursday, ... (www.frequentbusinesstraveler.com) More...

Pilots have organized a ferocious, at times threatening, response to Quartz’s story about Instagrams in the sky

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Quartz’s investigation of commercial airline pilots taking photos and videos of their flights provoked a furious response from the aviation community. Hundreds of pilots and their fans have been harassing the reporter who wrote the story with vitriolic comments and, at times, threats of violence. (qz.com) More...

Model Boeing 777 made entirely from manila folders (photos)

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Luca Iaconi-Stewart built a 1:60 model of an Air India Boeing 777-300ER made entirely from manila file folders. You have to see this thing to believe it. (www.flickr.com) More...

LAX Flight Grounded After Passenger Discovers ‘Al Quida’ Wi-Fi Hotspot

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LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Passengers on an American Airlines flight from LAX to London were making new travel arrangements Monday after their jet was grounded after a customer expressed concern over a Wi-Fi network name. KNX 1070’s Pete Demetriou reports the flight was turned back to the gate late Sunday night after a passenger logged on to his computer and found a hotspot labeled “Al Quida Free Terror Nettwork”. (losangeles.cbslocal.com) More...

The Next Boeing Clean-Sheet Will Probably Be a 757 Replacement

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A total of 1,050 757s were produced from 1981 to 2004, with the last aircraft delivered to Shanghai Airlines in November of 2005. The secondary market for the 757 has shown considerable strength, especially amongst cargo operators thanks to the aircraft’s capabilities. But passenger operators have steadily replaced the type with the Boeing 737-900ER and Airbus A321. (airchive.com) More...

Tale of the tape: Amtrak is more comfortable than airlines

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Last week I traveled to Washington, D.C., to discuss the state of the airline industry in a public meeting at the U.S. Department of Transportation. I got there by Amtrak. (www.usatoday.com) More...

767 35-Knot Crosswind Landing

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What happens when 120 tonnes of landing Boeing 767 encounters severe turbulence just above the runway (15 at BHX). Just watch the wheels bouncing in all directions under the shear forces. Very reassuring that the undercarriage can take this sort of punishment without blowing itself to pieces. (www.youtube.com) More...

Watch Airbus' mad stunt with $1.5 billion worth of airplanes

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I have to give kudos to Airbus for having the guts to do this using five test A350-900 XWB airplanes, its newest wide-body airliner. I know the stunt was well calculated and the pilots—all of them ex-military aviators—knew exactly what they were doing, but the entire thing still looks reckless. (sploid.gizmodo.com) More...

US Airways suffers collapsed nose-gear on takeoff from KPHL

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A US Airways jet crashed when a tire blew out during takeoff at Philadelphia International Airport on Thursday evening, but no injuries were initially reported, a company official said. "Plane just crashed. But we are ok," one apparent passenger, Dennis Fee, posted on Facebook, followed by a photo of passengers fleeing a US Airways jet that appeared intact but whose nose was in contact with the ground. Flight 1702 was taking off en route to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., when a tire blew… (abcnews.go.com) More...

'Obsolete' Warthogs head to Iraq

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Good article with some poignant comments on not just the weapons system but the overall management of the types of wars we now face. (www.americanthinker.com) More...

Teenager Tweets Terrorist Threat to American Airlines

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A 14-year-old girl named Sarah using the Twitter handle @QueenDemetriax_ sent a threatening tweet to American Airlines early Sunday and the response, both on the part of the airline and the online community, was sure and swift. The note, which in part read “My name is Ibrahim and I’m from Afghanistan,” concluding “I’m going to do something really big bye” received an immediate reply from American’s social media team, which effectively pointed out that pranks on Twitter have more consequences… (www.frequentbusinesstraveler.com) More...

Why Pilots Hate the Idea of Cameras Watching Them Fly

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If search teams ever find the wreckage of Malaysia Flight 370, a significant shortcoming of the plane’s black boxes system could revive a proposal that’s been kicked around for 14 years: Putting cameras in cockpits. (www.wired.com) More...

Out of Control - Why Can Pilots Still Shut Off Transponders?

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Interesting discussion regarding the off switch on transponders. (www.nytimes.com) More...

New Eastern 737-800 livery

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Eastern Airlines is finally back after 23 years! The new livery looks very classic with the stripes down the side and the "737" on the tail. (www.airliners.net) More...

Plane crashes into Md suburban house

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GAITHERSBURG, Md. (AP) -- A plane has crashed into a house in Maryland's Montgomery County. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue could not immediately say whether there was anyone in the Gaithersburg house at the time of the Monday crash or how many people were injured or killed. They say the house is on fire. The crash happened less than 1 mile from the Montgomery County Airpark. (hosted.ap.org) More...

Go Seahawks! Boeing flight celebrates Super Bowl

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Boeing flight in a 12th man route over Eastern Washington to celebrate the Seahawks. (flightaware.com) More...

Traveling in a Boeing 747 in the 1970s was pretty awesome

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Air travel did have a Golden Age. There was more space, classier interiors and bolder designs. You don't even have to go back to the 50s and 60s to see that. Here are some of the actual cabin interiors for the Boeing 747s in the 1970s. They are awesome. The idea of the Boeing 747 started in the 1960s, when Pan Am asked Boeing for 400-seat plane. Pan Am's chairman Juan Trippe had a flying ocean liner in mind, a double-decker jet. But the design team at Boeing didn't think this was a good idea.… (sploid.gizmodo.com) More...

Detail view of 747 aborted landing - Boston Logan

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I see go arounds fairly often but rarely have the chance to film an aborted landing. I thought people might like the close perspective and the power sounds from those engines on the decision to pull back up. This plane really is amazing!!! (www.youtube.com) More...

Soutwest Airlines New Livery LEAKED

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In short order Saturday night, I received two heads-up – one from DFWTower.com and one from Southlake travel agent Steve Cosgrove – that there are photos circulating of a new livery for Southwest Airlines. (aviationblog.dallasnews.com) More...

Dallas-Sydney, World’s Longest Flight, to Upgrade to World’s Largest Aircraft

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Qantas Airways announced that it will operate its non-stop Dallas/Fort Worth-Sydney flight with an Airbus A380 aircraft this fall. The 8,580-mile (13,800-kilometer) voyage became the longest scheduled commercial flight in the world by distance, after Singapore Airlines discontinued non-stop service between Singapore and Newark and Singapore and Los Angeles late last year. The two flights were 9,520 miles (15,300 kilometers) and 8,760 (14,100 kilometers) respectively. Qantas Flight 7 leaves… (www.frequentbusinesstraveler.com) More...

Gulfstream IV crashes during takeoff at Bedford/Hanscom KBED near Boston; seven fatalties

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Private plane ran off a runway last night at Hanscom Field in Bedford and burst into flames. Officials said all seven people aboard the plane died, according to The Boston Globe. A Massport spokesman told The Associated Press the Gulfstream IV jet crashed as it was leaving Hanscom for Atlantic City, New Jersey about 9:40 Saturday night. (www.necn.com) More...

That is not how you load a plane.

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Meanwhile in Miami.. This accident took place in Miami, sometime recently. It is captured by security camera at the airport. (www.youtube.com) More...

American and US Airways Employees Have Spoken: The Flag Tail Stays

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On Thursday, American announced that the employees have spoken, and the new flag tail is here to stay. “It was very close but the majority has spoken and the new flag tail will proudly represent American Airlines – and all of us – for years to come.” (airchive.com) More...