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American Airlines to Inspect 757s for Loose Seats

American Airlines to Inspect 757s for Loose Seats

American Airlines said it will inspect eight Boeing 757 aircraft in its fleet after a row of seats became loose on two planes. The Fort Worth-based carrier said there could be an issue with a particular model of seats and contacted the Federal Aviation Administration about a possible problem. “An initial internal investigation into why […]
De Havilland DH.84 Missing in Australia

De Havilland DH.84 Missing in Australia

The pilot of a missing plane had been raising funds for charity before his craft carrying five passengers vanished in south-eastern Queensland, Australia. Des Porter, 68, was giving scenic flights in his prized red 1930s biplane at an airshow Sunday morning, the organiser of the Monto Fly-In said. The 1930s de Havilland DH.84 left Monto, 180 […]

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India’s Kingfisher Cancels Flights on Employee Unrest

India’s Kingfisher Cancels Flights on Employee Unrest

India’s Kingfisher Airlines said it was cancelling several flights on Monday due to employee unrest, in a fresh blow to the ailing carrier and sending its shares down by their daily limit of 5 percent. The airline was cancelling flights today because it feared a number of its employees were unlikely to report for work due […]
Orioles’ Plane Diverted Because of Smoke in Galley

Orioles’ Plane Diverted Because of Smoke in Galley

The airplane taking the Baltimore Orioles to St. Petersburg, Fla. on Sunday night had its flight diverted to Jacksonville because of smoke in the forward galley. Michael Stewart, spokesman for the Jacksonville Aviation Authority, told The Associated Press that the plane was inspected and deemed OK to fly. The Orioles resumed their trip on the […]

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The V-22 Osprey: Like No Other Aircraft

The V-22 Osprey: Like No Other Aircraft

Cutting edge. That’s how Capt. Michael Whiteford describes the MV-22B Osprey, the plane he pilots in the Marine Corps and the newest aircraft to be added to Marine Corps Aviation. “It’s something that has never existed before in the history of aviation,” Whiteford said. Whiteford, the son of a pilot, says he always knew he […]
Airport Board Hears Plans for Aviation Museum

Airport Board Hears Plans for Aviation Museum

Retired Northwest Airlines captain Steve Van Kirk and his brother Malcolm Van Kirk provided the Potomac Highlands Airport Authority in Wiley Ford, W.Va., with a presentation on a proposed aviation heritage museum at the Greater Cumberland Regional Airport during its monthly meeting Thursday. “We would like you to think about it a little bit and […]

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Courtland Air Show Brings Out Crowds

Courtland Air Show Brings Out Crowds

Two weeks after a fatal crash at a Moontown, Ala., airport fly-in, at least 2,000 people turned out for the Courtland Air Show on Saturday, showing the enduring popularity of such events. George “Bud” Myers, 74, the former owner of Moontown Airport, and Chris Schmitt, a 17-year-old student pilot, were killed when the plane they […]
Naval Aviator Returns to Underwater Site of 1974 Crash

Naval Aviator Returns to Underwater Site of 1974 Crash

Bob Besal went on a fishing trip this month off the coast of St. Augustine, Fla. The 62-year-old retired rear admiral, who earned two Distinguished Flying Cross awards and spent a lifetime on the water and above it, didn’t catch any fish, but he did return with some memorable souvenirs. Twenty miles from shore and 80 […]

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Nepalese Airliner Crashes, 19 Dead

Nepalese Airliner Crashes, 19 Dead

A plane carrying tourists to Lukla, the gateway town to Mount Everest, crashed in Bhaktapur on Friday, killing all 19 people, including four Nepalis, seven British and five Chinese passengers. The Sita Air twin-engine Dornier Do 228-202 was carrying three crew members — pilot Bijay Tandukar, co-pilot Takesingh Thapa and air-hostess Ruja Shakya — when […]
Two Die in Bandung Air Show Crash

Two Die in Bandung Air Show Crash

Two retired Air Force pilots died in a plane crash during the Bandung Air Show in Indonesia on Saturday. They are identified as Air Commodore (ret.) Norman T. Lubis and Lt. Col. (ret.) Toni Hartono. Both were members of Indonesian Aerosport Federation. Husein Sastranegara Air Base commander Col. Umar Sugeng said their AS 202 Bravo aircraft […]
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