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Man Turns Violent on Mumbai-Delhi Flight

Nov 07, 2012 No Comments

In what was described by a frequent flyer as the “scariest flight of his life”, a passenger on board a Mumbai-Delhi IndiGo flight suddenly turned violent mid-air on Wednesday and started raising Islamic slogans while threatening to harm the aircraft. The situation turned so alarming that the cabin crew and passengers pinned down the flyer, Mursalim Shaikh, 41, and blocked the aisle with [...]

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How to De-Romneyize an Airplane

Nov 07, 2012 No Comments

After Election Day, the work of tearing down a presidential campaign begins. Field offices are dismantled. Bunting and balloons are junked. And a small company in Michigan gets back its airplane. Since the end of the Republican National Convention, Mitt Romney has toured the country in a personalized McDonnell Douglas MD-83, where the tail fin [...]

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Flights Canceled Ahead of Another Northeast Storm

Nov 06, 2012 No Comments

Airlines are again looking at canceling flights in and out of the Northeast, just a week after Superstorm Sandy led to more than 23,000 cancellations in the region. This time it’s a coastal storm that’s leading to travel headaches. United Airlines is grounding about 500 flights between noon Wednesday and noon Thursday out of Newark Liberty, [...]

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Cessna Hits SUV on Approach to Airport

Nov 06, 2012 No Comments

The wife of a pilot whose single-engine plane clipped a passing sport utility vehicle while landing at a North Texas airport over the weekend caught the collision on tape. William Davis was trying to land a 2005 Cessna Skyhawk plane at the Northwest Regional Airport in Roanoke on Saturday when he clipped an SUV that was driving adjacent [...]

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Start-Up Airline Eyeing Melbourne International

Nov 06, 2012 No Comments

A new start-up airline may land at Florida’s Melbourne International Airport, bolstering the number of scheduled flights out of the Space Coast’s main airport and adding nonstop service between Melbourne and Washington, D.C. Airport officials see the potential addition of Portland, Maine-based Elite Airways as a step closer toward achieving its goal of offering Brevard [...]

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X-48 Research Plane Makes 100th Test Flight

Nov 06, 2012 No Comments

The Boeing X-48 Blended Wing Body subscale research aircraft made its 100th flight in late October at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., the agency stated in a news release yesterday. The milestone occurred Oct. 30 when the unmanned X-48C aircraft was flown on two separate 25-minute flights — the [...]

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United Passengers Praise 787 Dreamliner

Nov 05, 2012 No Comments

In a trip years in the making, United Airlines passengers Sunday got their first chance to experience the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, which made its inaugural voyage for the airline on a scheduled flight from Houston to Chicago. The twin-aisle plane, which made its debut three years late because of production problems at Boeing, is said [...]

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NTSB: Police Chopper Hit Pole, Crashed; 2 Killed

Nov 05, 2012 No Comments

A low-flying Atlanta, Ga., police helicopter searching for a runaway boy hit a power line pole before it plummeted to the ground and exploded Saturday night, killing both officers on board but leaving those on the ground unharmed. Federal authorities were investigating what caused the Hughes OH-6A to crash into power lines along on a [...]

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