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Man flies employers Cessna 525 (N526CP) out of KSPK into his own home

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Investigators believe the twin-engine Cessna 525 belonged to Youd’s employer and that he intentionally flew into his own house; Sandoval said he was an experienced pilot. It wasn’t immediately clear who employed Youd or whether he was authorized to take the plane. (heavy.com) More...

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Stratolaunch set to fly

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Stratolaunch, the launch venture created by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, took the world’s biggest airplane out of its hangar this weekend (www.geekwire.com) More...

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Southwest Airlines suddenly grounds scores of planes due to aircraft weight issues

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Southwest Airlines abruptly grounded 66 Boeing 737 aircraft in its fleet last Wednesday after issues with the carrier’s aircraft weight records were discovered. In an internal memo to employees on the matter that was obtained by the Chicago Business Journal, Southwest said: “Today (Wednesday) we discovered the weights being sent to our Dispatch Operation did not match our other weight records for a number of aircraft in the fleet. As a result, and out of an abundance of caution, we have stopped… (www.bizjournals.com) More...

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VIDEO: Dash 8's Prop Wash Blows Baggage Dolly into United 737 at LAX

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On July 25, 2018 while taxiing for departure at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), California, prop wash from a preceding Bombardier Dash 8 blew a baggage dolly into the right engine of a United Airlines Boeing 737, tail number N62892, at 16:04 hours local time. As can be seen in this video, the Dash 8 is just beginning to move at the time its prop wash blows the baggage dolly free. Generally, the amount of thrust needed to initiate movement from a standstill ("breakaway thrust")… (www.youtube.com) More...

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Horizon Air worker takes plane from Sea-Tac Airport, crashes on island in south Puget Sound

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A Horizon Air worker took off Friday night in one of the airline’s Q400 turboprops at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and crashed on an island in south Puget Sound after being coaxed by air-traffic control to try to land and trailed by two fighter jets, officials said. (www.seattletimes.com) More...

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Boeing 737 Deliveries Tumble to Lowest Since 2012 on Factory Jam

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Boeing Co. delivered only 29 single-aisle jetliners last month, the lowest tally since January 2012, as the planemaker dealt with supplier constraints that left dozens of unfinished 737 aircraft parked around a Seattle-area factory. The manufacturer recorded just 39 total commercial-jet deliveries last month, down from 82 in June, according to data posted on the company’s website Tuesday. While it’s not unusual for jet shipments to vary from month to month, Boeing’s slow July raises concern… (www.yahoo.com) More...

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Suicide with a stolen plane is not a new phenomenon

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Montreal - The suicidal action with a stolen plane is not a new phenomenon. Over the years, several incidents occurred in which commercial aircraft were hijacked or stolen for suicidal purposes. An Alaska Airlines ground employee stole a Bombardier Q400 from Alaska Airlines subsidiary Horizon Air on Thursday evening last week. After a few daring maneuvers, he flew the plane into the ground. (airlinerwatch.com) More...

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