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Ryanair 737 flies into a flock of Herons!!

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Crazy story with even crazier pictures. Congrats to the crew for the phenomenal job landing the aircraft safely. (www.dailymail.co.uk) More...

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United Air to Move Operations Staff to Suburb in Blow to Chicago

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United Airlines Holdings Inc. plans to move the network operations center that coordinates its flights globally to a Chicago suburb next year, slashing headcount at the carrier’s world headquarters at Blackstone Inc.’s Willis Tower. he move was announced internally on Thursday and would affect about 900 employees such as managers and technical support staff, United said. About 400 flight dispatchers could eventually join them. The airline is in contract talks with their union, whose collective… (finance.yahoo.com) More...

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Costly Airbus A350 paint flaw goes wider than the Gulf

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DUBAI (Reuters) - A dispute between Airbus and Qatar Airways over paint and surface flaws on A350 jets stretches beyond the Gulf, with at least five other airlines raising concerns since the high-tech model entered service. The planemaker said in response to queries from Reuters there had been some problems with "early surface wear" that in some cases had made visible a sub-layer of mesh designed to absorb lightning, which it is working to fix. (finance.yahoo.com) More...

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United Airlines just became the first airline in history to operate a passenger flight using 100% sustainable aviation fuel

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United Airlines has become a global leader in reducing the aviation industry's carbon footprint. In 2016, the carrier became the world's first airline to continuously use sustainable aviation fuel in its regular operation, mixing it with conventional jet fuel in the same engine. (www.businessinsider.com) More...

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Delta flight from South Africa to Atlanta diverted to Boston for "technical specifications"

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A Delta Airbus 350 (Flight 201) landed at Boston Logan on Sunday November 29, 2021. Flight was scheduled from Johannesburg (JNB) to Atlanta (ATL). The explanation in the news stated the reason for the temporary diversion "has to do with technical specifications of our A350 aircraft and the payload of this particular flight". There was also a crew change as reported. Passengers were not allowed to deplane during the diversion ground time. Does anyone have more specific information on… (www.wcvb.com) More...

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Allegiant Teams Up With Viva Aerobus In New Commercial Alliance

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Allegiant is looking to invest US$50 million in Mexican ULCC Viva Aerobus. (simpleflying.com) More...

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U.S. CDC to collect data on southern Africa passengers over COVID variant

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) told airlines in a letter late Tuesday that they must turn over names and contact information for any travelers who within 14 days have been to Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe, citing "the emergence of the Omicron variant of the virus that causes COVID-19". (www.reuters.com) More...

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F35, short trip

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good thing the Martin-Baker BRS on roids' still works, although with some controversy, vis a vis the F35. (www.zerohedge.com) More...

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WWII Vets cap found under train station after 70 years - returned to family

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Australian sailors cap found underneath a train station during renovations. It was successfully returned to his family. (www.9news.com.au) More...

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China regulator says more testing needed to certify C919 aircraft

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China's aviation regulator said on Friday that there is still a huge amount of testing to be done for the home-grown narrowbody C919 aircraft to be certified, raising doubt over planemaker COMAC's year-end target. So far, the C919, China's attempt to rival Airbus SE and Boeing Co, has completed only 34 certification tests out of 276 planned, Yang Zhenmei, a Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) official, told reporters. Reuters in September reported COMAC has found it… (www.yahoo.com) More...

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Man wounded after shootout with police outside Tulsa airport

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Airport police in Tulsa shot and wounded a man after he opened fire on a car carrying his wife, whom he tried to confront her after her flight landed, authorities said. The man had threatened to harm the woman late Tuesday at Tulsa International Airport, Tulsa police said. The man opened fire on the car as the woman was leaving the property with her brother, authorities said. (abcnews.go.com) More...

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Pratt to announce update of A320neo engine with more thrust

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Engine maker Pratt & Whitney is set to announce an improved version of its geared turbofan engine used by Airbus' strong-selling A320neo jet family, sources familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. The update of Pratt's GTF engine will boost fuel efficiency by 1% and deliver 4% higher thrust when it starts to roll out in 2024. Pratt, owned by Raytheon Technologies Corp, is banking on the combination of improvements to help win orders, with the higher thrust an advantage for… (www.yahoo.com) More...

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Man accused of accidentally firing gun at airport turns himself in

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The man suspected of accidentally firing a gun at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport earlier this month, causing pandemonium in the terminal and serious travel delays, has surrendered to authorities. Kenny Wells Jr., 42, turned himself in to the Clayton County Jail on Tuesday, Atlanta police announced in a news release. Wells, who has served prison time on weapons charges, is accused of firing the gun when he lunged to grab it from his bag as his luggage was being searched by TSA agents at… (www.ajc.com) More...

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Fight breaks out among a dozen people at Minneapolis airport

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Police are investigating a fight that erupted in a terminal at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport shortly after a plane had landed from Orlando, Florida. About a dozen male and female passengers were involved in the scrape after two large groups of travelers deplaned from a Frontier Airlines flight just before midnight Friday. (www.austindailyherald.com) More...

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Sully Named To ICAO

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The Senate last week confirmed Capt. Chesley (Sully) Sullenberger as its ambassador to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). Sullenberger was the pilot monitoring when US Airways Flight 1549 hit a flock of geese shortly after takeoff from La Guardia Airport in January of 2009, killing both engines on the A320. He took control from FO Jeff Skiles and deadsticked the airliner to a fatality-free ditching on the Hudson River. The instant fame of the “Miracle on the Hudson” pilots… (www.avweb.com) More...

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Woman attacks Spirit Airlines flight attendants, restrained by passenger with zip ties

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A woman attacked two flight attendants on a Spirit Airlines flight to Nashville on Saturday night, was restrained by a fellow passenger, and then yelled at police officers to "shoot me" when they arrested her. Airport police arrested a 42-year old female for public intoxication after the flight crew contacted officers on the ground at Nashville International Airport around 7 p.m., an arrest affidavit said. (www.usatoday.com) More...

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Mexico’s Interjet Sees Return to Skies in 2022 With Czech Planes

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The embattled Mexican airline Interjet is planning a return to operations by next year with a new fleet comprised of 10 Airbus SE A320 jets and potentially 10 Czech-made Let L-410 planes. The plan to fly again depends on the company’s ability to navigate a “distressed investing” strategy that will be separated into three tranches, said insolvency specialist Ivan Romo, who is helping with Interjet’s restructuring. The company is in talks with four firms for close to $750 million in financing,… (www.msn.com) More...

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The Downfall of Pan American World Airways

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Pan American World Airways was an aviation giant for decades. However, despite its great reputation and global presence, the carrier was facing severe challenges. Eventually, global events combined with fierce competition brought the giant down. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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Embraer touts E2 jets for Malaysia

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Brazilian multinational aerospace manufacturer Embraer S.A expects Malaysia will operate 60 new commercial aircraft with a capacity of less than 150 seats over the next decade. (www.nst.com.my) More...

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Cape Air CEO Dan Wolf stepping down after 32 years. What's next for him and the airline

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After 32 years as founder and chief executive officer, Dan Wolf is handing over leadership of Cape Air to current president Linda Markham. Wolf will step down as CEO on Jan. 1. Markham will assume that position as one of the few female airline CEO's in the world and the only one at a major or regional airline in the U.S. Cape Air employees were told of the executive changes this morning. "It's the right time for the organization and for Linda," Wolf said in a phone interview… (www.yahoo.com) More...

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Aer Lingus Operates Its First Flight From Manchester To New York

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The flight marks the airline’s second transatlantic route and first to the US, bringing a new competitor to the busy transatlantic market. (simpleflying.com) More...

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UAE buys record 80 French Rafale jets in $19bn arms deal

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The United Arab Emirates and France have signed a $19bn arms deal that will see the Gulf state acquire 80 Rafale fighter jets and 12 military helicopters. The largest-ever overseas sale of Rafale jets was sealed on Friday as French President Emmanuel Macron began a two-day trip to the Gulf, during which he will also visit Qatar and Saudi Arabia. “This contract cements a strategic partnership that is stronger than ever and directly contributes to regional stability,” the French presidency said in… (www.msn.com) More...

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Carbon Monoxide Leak Inside Plane Prompts Emergency Landing

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A Frontier Airlines flight from Las Vegas to San Antonio was forced to make an emergency landing at El Paso International Airport on Thursday due to a carbon monoxide leak. Six of the aircraft's 212 passengers reported feeling nauseous, prompting flight 2074 to make a landing at about 7:30 p.m. because of a "passenger medical emergency and a fume event," the airline told several local media outlets in a statement. A spokesperson for the El Paso Fire Department told KFOX14 that… (www.msn.com) More...

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This Could Be the Future of First Class Airplane Travel

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First class is on its way out at many airlines, as business class seats and mini-suites become larger, more private and more luxurious -- and fewer budgets stretch to adding on what might be an extra zero on the price tag for first class. (www.cnn.com) More...

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United Airlines sees threat to transatlantic travel from Omicron

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The Omicron variant of COVID-19 is a threat to translantic travel, United Airlines Holdings Inc said on Thursday, confirming its chief executive officer's comments to the Financial Times. The airline will have less flying to Europe than it would have in January due to the new variant, CEO Scott Kirby had told the newspaper. (www.yahoo.com) More...

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United CEO estimates airline will see smaller financial hit from omicron than delta

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The chief executive officer of United Airlines during an interview with CNBC on Wednesday estimated that while the omicron variant might affect their bookings and revenue, the airline would ultimately suffer a smaller hit than it during the delta wave. (thehill.com) More...

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61 passengers from South Africa tested positive for Covid upon arrival in Amsterdam on KLM flight

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Passengers of flight KL598 from Cape Town (Boeing 777-300ER registered PH-BVC) and flight KL592 from Johannesburg (Boeing 777-300ER registered PH-BVK) had to wait for hours in the plane after arrival and stay at Schiphol after disembarking to be tested and wait for the results. (www.aviation24.be) More...

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U.S. Senate panel invites airline CEOs to testify at Dec. 8 hearing

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The chair of the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee, concerned about worker shortages at airlines that received billions of dollars in government assistance, has invited CEOs of seven major U.S. carriers to testify at a Dec. 8 hearing, airlines and a committee official told Reuters. (www.reuters.com) More...

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China aviation authority issues airworthiness directive on Boeing 737 MAX

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China's aviation authority on Thursday issued an airworthiness directive on the Boeing Co 737 MAX that will help pave the way for the model's return to service in China after more than two and a half years. The directive instructs airline operators on the revisions required before the MAX returns to service, although it does not specify when China will lift a ban on the MAX in its airspace. Boeing described the directive as an "important milestone" toward the return of… (www.msn.com) More...

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Frontier unveils 16 new routes in big South Florida expansion

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Frontier Airlines is spreading its wings in South Florida, with a slew of new routes to the Sunshine State. The Denver-based carrier will once again land in Fort Lauderdale (FLL) early next year with 12 routes, most of which are to destinations in the Northeast. Frontier will also add a new pin to its route map at Aguadilla, Puerto Rico (BQN), along with two new routes to San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU), and three to Cancun, Mexico (CUN), early next year. Headlining Frontier’s latest growth is the… (www.msn.com) More...

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Pipistrel Velis Electric Trainer Debuts

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Airplane maker Pipistrel certified commercial-use electric airplane last year. Even as the Velis model trickles into the U.S. on a demonstration basis, it's not clear when it will be certified by U.S. regulators. (www.youtube.com) More...

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USA Jet's first MD88 & new livery

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USA Jet's first McDonnell Douglas MD88SF N832US wearing their new livery taking off and landing at Willow Run, YIP 12-4-21. Ex Delta N978DL (www.youtube.com) More...

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Germany’s DLR starts hydrogen fuel cell aircraft propulsion project

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Germany’s Aerospace Research agency has taken delivery of the flying testbed to be used in its hydrogen fuel cell propulsion project. (www.aerospacetestinginternational.com) More...

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Amsterdam airport officials employed a herd of pigs to stop birds flying into plane engines

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The pigs grazed on a plot of land between two runways where sugar beets were recently harvested. Bird activity in the area with the pigs was compared to a plot without pigs. (www.businessinsider.com) More...

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Delta flights from South Africa have been forced to make stops in places like Boston and Puerto Rico because of 'payload' issues

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Two Delta Air Lines flights from South Africa have had to make fuel stops in the past week. A mix of worsening weather conditions for aircraft and increased passenger and/or cargo count might be to blame, experts say. Both flights, operating from Johannesburg to Atlanta, were operated by Airbus A350-900 XWB planes. Two Delta Air Lines flights from South Africa to the US have had to make unscheduled stops for fuel in recent days on their way back to the US. The first diversion occurred on… (www.yahoo.com) More...

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Amsterdam airport officials employed a herd of pigs to stop birds flying into plane engines, risking crashes and engine damage

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Pigs were used to fend off birds around the main international airport of the Netherlands. The pilot program launched in Amsterdam was established to reduce the number of bird strikes. About 20 farm animals were used to chase away larger birds from aircrafts. In Amsterdam, pigs were recently used to help fend off birds from airport grounds. About 20 farm animals were used to chase off larger birds, such as geese, in the area surrounding Schiphol International Airport in Amsterdam, the airport… (www.msn.com) More...

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Costly Airbus paint flaw goes wider than the Gulf

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Qatar's national carrier has grounded 20 of its 53 A350s, saying it is acting on orders from its local regulator, until reasons for what witnesses describe as the blistered and pock-marked appearance of some of its A350s can be confirmed. (www.reuters.com) More...

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Boeing, airline stocks tumble as new Covid variant spurs travel curbs

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Boeing, airlines and other travel stocks tumbled on Friday after several European and Asian countries announced new travel restrictions from southern Africa because of a new Covid variant. European Union member nations on Friday agreed to suspend travel from the region, a day after the U.K. said it would temporarily suspend flights from South Africa, Namibia, Lesotho, Eswatini, Zimbabwe and Botswana. (www.cnbc.com) More...

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King Air Jump Plane Stall Captured by Skydiver

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A Beechcraft C90 King Air stalled and entered a spin at 16,000' AGL while skydivers were preparing to jump. (www.youtube.com) More...

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Rolls-Royce Claims Its All-Electric Plane With the Clunky Name Is the World’s Fastest

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Rolls-Royce has announced that its all-electric plane, dubbed the “Spirit of Innovation,” is the fastest of its kind in the world after it reached a maximum speed of 387.4 mph (623 k/h) in recent flight tests. (gizmodo.com) More...

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Brussels Airlines' Strange New Livery

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Seeing Spots. Brussels Airlines’ Peculiar New Look. Plus: the Airline as a City. (askthepilot.com) More...

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AT&T, Verizon offer to limit 5G power over aircraft safety concerns

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In a rare move to avoid a potential conflict with the Federal Aviation Administration, AT&T and Verizon say they will limit the power output of their 5G cell towers for a period of six months while the agency investigates the effects of C-band spectrum on aircraft safety systems. According to The Wall Street Journal, the carriers made the offer on Wednesday in a letter they sent to the Federal Communications Commission. (www.engadget.com) More...

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Man takes flight to Miami with loaded gun in his pocket

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A man flew on an American Airlines flight from Bridgetown, Barbados, to Miami carrying a loaded firearm with him in the plane's cabin, according to NBC 6. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is investigating the security breach, which has prompted concern by experts in aviation safety. Cameron Hinds, the man who allegedly carried the gun onboard the plane, was stopped at a TSA checkpoint in Miami International Airport when officers found the loaded handgun with his belongings,… (www.yahoo.com) More...

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FAA NOTAMS getting gender neutral

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The FAA is getting more kinder and gentler by getting rid of the man in its acronyms. (www.flyingmag.com) More...

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Man Hurt After Jumping Out of Plane at Phoenix Sky Harbor

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A man is in the hospital after jumping out of a plane on the Phoenix Sky Harbor tarmac. (www.abc15.com) More...

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Passenger Plane From Tel Aviv to Moscow Forced to Reduce Altitude Over Black Sea

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A passenger plane flying from Tel Aviv to Moscow was forced to change altitude over the Black Sea because a reconnaissance plane was in the area. (www.jpost.com) More...

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