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Black Eagles Jet Crashes in South Korea

Nov 15, 2012 No Comments

A Republic of Korea Air Force aerobatic jet crashed in northeastern South Korea on Thursday, killing its lone pilot and sparking a brush fire, police said. The KAI T-50B Golden Eagle plane went down at 10:28 a.m. on a mountain in Hoengseong, about 90 kilometers east of Seoul, and its pilot, identified only as Capt. Kim, [...]

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CAF Begins Fifi Fundraiser

Nov 15, 2012 No Comments

Fifi, the last flying B-29 Superfortress in the world, is now at risk. During the last airshow flight of the season, the number two engine experienced a loss of power. The Commemorative Air Force crew returned safely to the airport, but it was soon determined the engine would need major repairs. At nearly $10,000 and 100 [...]

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Three Die After Aircraft Hits Mississippi House

Nov 14, 2012 No Comments

A Ridgeland, Miss., man piloting a small plane and his two passengers died when the aircraft crashed into a west Jackson home early Tuesday evening. The single-engine aircraft, a Piper PA-32 Cherokee Six, struck the home of Loretta and Roosevelt Jamison of 220 Marcus L. Butler Drive, just off West Capitol Street near the Jackson [...]

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Airbus A350 XWB First Look

Nov 14, 2012 No Comments

Airbus recently opened the final assembly line for its A350 XWB family of aircraft, giving aviation fanatics a closer look at the family of super efficient passenger planes designed to go head-to-head against rival Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner and 777s. But what exactly is this plane going to offer travelers? And why did it take Airbus [...]

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Northrop Grumman 2-Seat Firebird Makes First Flight

Nov 13, 2012 No Comments

With temperatures hovering around zero, there were few witnesses around Mojave (Calif.) Air and Space Port early on Sunday morning to see a new two-seat production derivative of Northrop Grumman’s secretly-developed Firebird make its first flight. The optionally piloted vehicle (OPV) is a 30-percent bigger version of the medium-altitude unmanned air vehicle demonstrator first revealed [...]

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Emirates A380 Engine Explodes, Forces Landing

Nov 12, 2012 No Comments

An Emirates flight from Sydney to Dubai made an emergency landing shortly after takeoff because of an engine fault, the airline said Monday. Passengers reported hearing a loud bang and seeing flames coming from the engine of the Airbus A380 after it took off from Sydney on Sunday night. The plane landed without incident and [...]

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Low-Cost Chinese Drone to be Unveiled at Zhuhai Show

Nov 12, 2012 No Comments

China’s latest domestically produced unmanned aircraft will make its public debut at the biennial Airshow China in Zhuhai, near Hong Kong, this week, taking center stage in a global drone market potentially worth hundreds of millions of U.S. dollars. The Wing Loong, the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) made by the China Aviation Industry Corp., bears [...]

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Doolittle Raiders: ‘Just a Bunch of Guys Doing Our Jobs’

Nov 12, 2012 No Comments

The first thing you notice when 97-year-old Lt. Col. Richard Cole walks in the room is what’s missing: no cane, no eyeglasses, no old-guy shuffle. He locks onto a stranger’s handshake. “Let’s sit outside,” he says, eyes sweeping a vine-draped patio mottled by the midday sun. “It’d be a shame to miss out on that.” Cole [...]

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