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Balloon Carrying 16 crashes in Texas

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A hot air balloon with 16 people aboard crashed Saturday morning in central Texas after catching fire in flight. (www.cnn.com) More...

Four people dead after medical plane crashes in northern California

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Around 12:30 a.m. local time Friday, the Piper Cheyenne aircraft containing three crew members and one patient departed from airport in Crescent City, California -- about 20 miles south of Oregon. Search teams from several agencies including the Coast Guard, Humboldt County Sheriff's Department and Cal Fire fanned the area trying to locate the crash site. (www.cnn.com) More...

Blue Angels are upgrading to Super Hornets

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The Blue Angels demonstration squadron are transitioning from the F/A 18 A-D Hornets to the new F/A 18 E-F Super Hornets (www.popularmechanics.com) More...

Which airlines are the most family-friendly? We’ve got the lowdown

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When it comes to flying with children, not all airlines are created equal. Before you book your next getaway, check out this breakdown of the most traveled domestic airlines and how family-friendly they really are. (www.onesuccessful.com) More...

Britain’s worst airlines and airports 2016

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A new ‘Carriers of Shame’ list has revealed that Britain’s worst airline for complaints in 2016 is Easyjet. The low-cost airline was the most complained about UK carrier to flight compensation company EUclaim for the first half of this year, with 5,641 enquiries from January to June 2016. (www.todayaviationnews.com) More...

Incident: Luxair B737 near Luxembourg on Jul 27th 2016, leaking door seal

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A Luxair Boeing 737-700, registration LX-LGQ performing flight LG-6555 from Luxembourg (Luxembourg) to Rome (Italy), had just reached the top of climb at FL310 when the crew decided to return to Luxembourg due to a problem with the cabin pressure as result of a leaking door seal. The aircraft landed safely back in Luxembourg about 40 minutes after departure. (avherald.com) More...

Incident: Hawaiian B763 over Pacific Ocean on Jul 27th 2016, hydraulic problem

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A Hawaiian Airlines Boeing 767-300, registration N592HA performing flight HA-442 from Sapporo (Japan) to Honolulu,HI (USA) with 236 passengers and 12 crew, was enroute at FL330 over the Pacific Ocean about 800nm southeast of Sapporo when the crew decided to turn around and divert to Tokyo's Narita Airport due to a low hydraulic pressure indication. The aircraft landed safely on Narita's runway 16R about 2 hours later (avherald.com) More...

Incident: Korean B738 at Jeju on Jul 29th 2016, both nose tyres deflated on landing

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A Korean Air Boeing 737-900, registration HL7727 performing flight KE-718 from Tokyo Narita (Japan) to Jeju (South Korea) with 148 people on board, landed on Jeju's runway 07 and was slowing down when both nose tyres deflated during roll out. The aircraft came to a stop about 1900 meters/6200 feet down the runway and was disabled on the runway. The passengers disembarked onto the runway, the aircraft was subsequently towed to the apron. (avherald.com) More...

No more priority landing, takeoff for presidential plane

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The presidential plane will no longer be given priority in the country’s airports, and will have to queue during takeoffs and landings like regular flights. Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) director general Antonio Buendia Jr., who issued the memorandum removing the “quasi-emergency procedure” undertaken for the presidential plane, said the memo was in compliance with President Duterte’s order to remove the priority given his flights. (www.airplanenews.net) More...

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