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(Video) NTSB Animation - Rapid Descent and Crash into Water Atlas Air Inc. Flight 3591

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This animated reconstruction shows the sequence of events in the accident, which occurred at 12:39 p.m. central standard time on February 23, 2019. The accident involved a Boeing 767-375BCF, N1217A, operated by Atlas Air Inc. as flight 3591 carrying cargo. The airplane was destroyed after it rapidly descended from an altitude of about 6,000 ft mean sea level and crashed into a shallow, muddy marsh area of Trinity Bay, Texas, about 41 miles east-southeast of George Bush Intercontinental/Houston… (www.youtube.com) More...

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Creditors approve South African Airways rescue plan

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Creditors of struggling state-owned carrier South African Airways approved a rescue plan on Tuesday (July 14) which would require the government to find at least 10 billion rand, or $596 million, of new funds. That's put the ball firmly back in the government's court and it's not yet clear where the money will come from. The loss-making airline has already taken more than 20 billion rand in bailouts over the past three years. Aviation analyst Guy Leitch: "The creditors are… (www.yahoo.com) More...

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Investigators say pilot in Texas cargo crash made errors

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A cargo plane crashed into a Texas bay last year after the co-pilot became disoriented and pushed the nose down because he mistakenly thought that the jet was about to stall, investigators said on Tuesday. The National Transportation Safety Board determined that the co-pilot’s poor training and inability to handle pressure contributed to the crash of Atlas Air Flight 3591. The co-pilot withheld parts of his work history from the air carrier to conceal his troubles at other airlines and was a… (www.yahoo.com) More...

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Bluebird Aviation Q400 goes down at Beledweyne airport

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A plane belonging to a regional operator based in Nairobi has crashed at Ugas Khalif Airport in Beledweyne. The de Havilland Canada DHC-8-400, turboprop plane operated by Bluebird Aviation crashed during landing with three occupants - two pilots and one ground engineer - who have survived the accident. (www.hiiraan.com) More...

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CR929 programme runs into more delays

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The selection of suppliers for the CR929 programme slips to 2021, because of “difficulties in cooperation with the Chinese partners,” Ravil Khakimov, head of Irkut Corporation revealed at July 8 meeting with Russian government. Irkut is the Russian partner in the joint Sino-Russian venture created for bringing to market the advanced wide-body airliner. The requests for proposals for the aircraft’s major systems, including engine, were originally offered at the end of 2017. Supplier line-up was… (www.rusaviainsider.com) More...

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Alaska Airlines Passenger Threatens To Kill Everyone “In The Name Of Jesus Christ”

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An Alaska Airlines flight headed from Seattle to Chicago was forced to turn around after an unruly passenger threatened to kill everyone on board. (www.gatechecked.com) More...

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Flight Sim Fans: Microsoft Flight Simulator To Be Released August 18th With Three Pricing Options

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Over the past few months, the game has gone through a number of alpha builds and is now transitioning to beta, and fans following the developments can finally breathe a sigh of relief as the game is coming out much earlier than anticipated. (www.gatechecked.com) More...

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Another F-16 crash, this time at Holloman AFB, NM. Pilot ejected w/ minor injuries.

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Reports say the Viper crashed “during landing” at Holloman AFB. This article has a good synopsis of recent fighter aircraft crashes. (www.military.com) More...

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Cessna Skyhawks Out Number Commercial Aircraft

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One of the byproducts to the current pandemic is the number of GA aircraft outnumbering commercial airliners in the skies. At the time of this writing, there are more Cessna Skyhawks flying than 737s and A320s. Truly an interesting sight! (flightaware.com) More...

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Emirates’ Airbus A380s Return To The Skies

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After spending almost a third of the year grounded, the Emirates fleet of Airbus A380 aircraft will return to the skies this week. Emirates is the largest A380 operator. However, it will initially relaunch operations of the type with a much-reduced network. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Last Civil Ilyushin IL-62 Visits Italy (+Photos)

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Yesterday, the last civil Ilyushin IL-62MGr from Rada Airlines (RDA) landed in Italy at Brescia Airport (VBS). The cargo flight departed from Paphos International Airport (PFO). RDA is Belarusian and is not registered with IATA. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Israeli Parliament Passes Bill to Save El Al from $400 Million Lawsuit

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Knesset, the national legislature of Israel, passed a temporary bill to save El Al Israel Airlines from a $400 Million class action lawsuit filed by customers whose flights were canceled due to novel coronavirus pandemic. (airlinegeeks.com) More...

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Man Goes Paragliding With An Entire Sofa, TV, Lamp And Snacks

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With the help from some friends, Turkish paragliding instructor and daredevil Hasan Kaval rigged together a custom living room set with a sofa, television set and a lamp, which he used to go paragliding with over the city of Oludeniz on the southwest coast of Turkey. (www.gatechecked.com) More...

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China’s Answer To The Boeing 787 Faces Delay Until 2028

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The joint Sino-Russian venture building a widebody aircraft to rival Airbus and Boeing is facing fresh delays. The CRAIC CR929 had been scheduled to fly in 2025 for delivery in 2027. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Virgin Atlantic Lands £1.2bn Rescue Deal

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Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Atlantic (VS) is close to unveiling a £1.2bn rescue package that will save thousands of British aviation jobs. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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