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iPad 1, TSA 0

Sep 28, 2012 No Comments

Between airline employees and the Transportation Security Administration, it seems iPads don’t have a chance these days. Following on the heels of a iPad theft by a Horizon Air flight attendant last week, ABC News yesterday aired a report on another iPad stolen by a TSA screener at Orlando International Airport. The first incident was [...]

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Plane violates airspace during president’s stop in Va. Beach

Sep 28, 2012 No Comments

As President Barack Obama was wrapping up his speech in Virginia Beach, Va., Thursday afternoon, two Lockheed Martin F-16 fighters on air defense duty intercepted a private plane that flew into airspace restricted because of the visit. NORAD officials told WVEC.com the jets couldn’t communicate with the Piper PA-28, which was located east of Cape [...]

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TAM Flight Lands Safely After Nose Gear Malfunction

Sep 27, 2012 No Comments

A TAM Airlines flight from Rio de Janeiro to New York narrowly avoided a crash landing at busy JFK Airport after experiencing nose gear failure on Wednesday, officials said. The crew of Flight 8078, an Airbus A330-200, prepared for a crash landing Wednesday coming into JFK Airport after the plane’s nose gear failed to drop [...]

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Military Trainer Crashes in Northern Serbia, Killing Pilot

Sep 27, 2012 No Comments

A Serbian military pilot died after his single-engined trainer crashed in a suburb northwest of Belgrade, Serbia’s capital, on Wednesday. Serbian Air Force and Air Defense Maj. Goran Savic, assigned to the military’s Technical Test Center, succumbed to injures sustained in the accident involving a Lasta 95, according to the Serbian defense ministry. The second pilot, [...]

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Attendants’ fight sends United flight back to N.C.

Sep 27, 2012 No Comments

An airport official says a squabble between two flight attendants forced a United Airlines flight bound for Chicago to return to Raleigh-Durham International Airport. Airport spokeswoman Mindy Hamlin said Flight 1214 left Raleigh at 6 a.m. Wednesday. A call from the pilot to the tower at 6:40 a.m. suggested there had been an assault onboard, [...]

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Airplane Part Lands in Man’s Backyard

Sep 27, 2012 No Comments

It was a perfectly predictable Labour Day Monday for Alain Quintard before he saw it. The 60-year-old Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, man mowed his large lawn late in the afternoon. An hour or two later, he spotted something black shining on top of his pristine grass. “I was puzzled, because the lawn was freshly cut; there [...]

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Double Ace, Two Crosses

Sep 26, 2012 6 Comments

A glint of light in the sky above North Korea attracted the F-86 Sabre pilot’s attention, so he descended from 41,000 feet and saw four MiG-15s. But as then-Capt. Ralph S. Parr surveyed the rest of the sky, he realized he and his fellow pilots in Shark Flight actually were facing 16 enemy fighters. The [...]

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Fagen Fighter Museum Grand Opening Set for Saturday

Sep 26, 2012 1 Comment

A new museum featuring some well-known flying warbirds as well as several significant military vehicles holds its grand opening Saturday in Granite Falls, Minn. The Fagen Fighters World War II Museum will open its doors to the public at the Lenzen-Roe Memorial Field/Granite Falls Municipal Airport. A fleet of eight distinguished warbirds, owned by longtime [...]

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