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US official: Plane debris in Indian Ocean same type as MH370

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Air safety investigators have a "high degree of confidence" that aircraft debris found in the Indian Ocean is of a wing component unique to the Boeing 777, the same model as the Malaysia Airlines plane that disappeared last year, a U.S. official said Wednesday. (news.yahoo.com) More...

Man passes DFW airport security, boards plane without ticket

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U.S. transportation security officials are investigating how a man was able to pass through a security checkpoint without a ticket at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and board a commercial airliner, airport officials said on Monday. An airline agent discovered what happened before the flight departed and called airport police, who arrested the man on criminal trespassing charges, the airport said. (www.reuters.com) More...

US House Bill Threatens to Slash Airline Bag Fees to $4.50

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Rep. John Mica wants to go down in history as the airline bag fee slasher. (www.msn.com) More...

Kentucky Man Arrested After Shooting Down Drone; cites right to privacy

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Hillview, Kentucky resident William H. Merideth describes his weekend: "Sunday afternoon, the kids – my girls – were out on the back deck, and the neighbors were out in their yard. And they come in and said, 'Dad, there's a drone out here, flying over everybody's yard.'" Merideth grabbed his shotgun and waited to see if the drone crossed over his property. When it did, he took aim and shot it out of the sky. The owners showed up shortly, and the police right after. He was arrested and… (www.wdrb.com) More...

Up in the Air: Meet the Man Who Flies Around the World for Free

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Schlappig, 25, is one of the biggest stars among an elite group of obsessive flyers whose mission is to outwit the airlines. They're self-styled competitors with a singular objective: fly for free, as much as they can, without getting caught. (www.rollingstone.com) More...

Man Restrained for Attempted Arson on Guangzhou-Bound Flight

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A male passenger on a Shenzhen Airlines (ZH) flight was arrested for attempted arson and endangering safety while the plane was landing, the authorities said. The incident on board flight ZH9648 en route from Taizhou to Guangzhou ended with the passenger restrained by flight attendants and other passengers. (www.wcarn.com) More...

Caution, Wake Turbulence (Blue Angels fly-by)

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In this video shot by Jason Neeley, Blue Angel #5 does a low fly by and sends beach tents and umbrellas into the air. (www.youtube.com) More...

ForeFlight Announces Connectivity with Garmin Avionics

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Huge announcement from ForeFlight/Garmin -- wirelessly receive ADS-B weather and traffic, precise GPS position data, and dynamic pitch and bank information on ForeFlight from your Garmin stack! (blog.foreflight.com) More...

5 hurt in small plane crash at EAA in Oshkosh

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Five people were injured Wednesday morning when a Piper Malibu crashed while landing in Oshkosh at the EAA AirVenture. One of those on board was flown to the hospital by helicopter, and Wittman Regional Airport has been temporarily closed. EAA spokesman Dick Knapinski said all five people injured were on board the Piper Malibu when it crashed shortly before 8 a.m. Wednesday on a runway at the airport. (www.jsonline.com) More...

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