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Su-24 Crashes, Pilots Survive

Su-24 Crashes, Pilots Survive

A Russian Sukhoi Su-24 Fencer fighter-bomber crashed on Tuesday during a training flight in the Chelyabinsk region, in the country’s Ural Mountains region, when its nose cone came off, the Defense Ministry said. “After an unsuccessful attempt to make an emergency landing, the pilots decided to steer the falling aircraft away from populated areas and […]
Japan Airport Closed After WWII Bomb Found

Japan Airport Closed After WWII Bomb Found

Japan shut down Sendai Airport in the northeast last night after construction workers found an undetonated bomb believed to be from World War II near a runway. A total of 92 domestic and international flights were canceled after the 250-kilogram (550-pound) explosive was found around 10:15 p.m. yesterday by workers at the southern end of one […]

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Canadian Aviation Heritage Centre Unveils Rebuilt Vintage Plane

Canadian Aviation Heritage Centre Unveils Rebuilt Vintage Plane

Saturday was a big day for the Canadian Aviation Heritage Centre in Montreal. Fourteen years after opening shop in an old barn, it unveiled the first of what it hopes will be many replicas of classic Canadian aircrafts. Volunteers didn’t have much to work with when they rebuilt this vintage plane from the 1920s. Scarce plans,” […]
Too Tired to Fly?

Too Tired to Fly?

Did Ambien kill four U.S. Air Force special operators returning from a classified five-hour spy-plane mission in February? The four – two special-ops pilots and two sensor operators – were aboard a perfectly-functioning Air Force aircraft, a military version of the venerable Pilatus PC-12, as it prepared for a night-time landing at Ambouli International Airport […]

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Sandy a Nightmare as Airlines Ground 14,000 Flights

Sandy a Nightmare as Airlines Ground 14,000 Flights

The number of flight cancellations resulting from Hurricane Sandy is now pushing 14,000, according to the FlightAware flight-tracking service. And that number —13,785 as of 4:30 p.m. ET — still seems likely to grow over the next day as Sandy moves onshore and heads inland. For the complete story by USA Today’s Ben Mutzabaugh, click here.
Legendary WWII Pilot Defeated German, Japanese Foes

Legendary WWII Pilot Defeated German, Japanese Foes

Dean “Diz” Laird is a legend, the only known U.S. Navy ace to shoot down both German and Japanese planes during World War II. Despite close calls — once, his shot-up plane skidded across an aircraft carrier’s flight deck — Diz possessed a fighter pilot’s essential attribute: Supreme self-confidence. “It never entered my mind that […]

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New Zealand Aviation Museum Rebooted

New Zealand Aviation Museum Rebooted

Classic Flyers NZ and Legacy Trust will celebrate the launch of its Legacy Jet Centre in Tauranga, New Zealand, today and the arrival of the museum’s Royal NZ Air Force Aermacchi MB-339 military trainer with a special launch event. Classic Flyers CEO Andrew Gormlie says the launch offers a chance to get up close to the […]
‘60 Minutes’ Spotlights Items Stolen from National Archives

‘60 Minutes’ Spotlights Items Stolen from National Archives

The Wright brothers’ airplane patent, along with photos taken by astronauts on the moon, are among the items that have been stolen from the National Archives. Tonight, “60 Minutes” takes a look at some of the thefts, along with a recovery team formed by the Archives that is working to find the stolen items. A con […]

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Helicopter Opens Fire During Chase; 2 Dead

Helicopter Opens Fire During Chase; 2 Dead

A Texas Department of Public Safety sharpshooter opened fire on an evading vehicle loaded with suspected illegal immigrants Thursday, leaving at least two people dead, sources familiar with the investigation said. DPS spokeswoman Katherine Cesinger confirmed a DPS officer opened fire during the pursuit north of La Joya, but had no information as to whether […]
Youngest B-52 Achieves 50 Years of Service

Youngest B-52 Achieves 50 Years of Service

Today marks 50 years since Boeing delivered its last B-52 Stratofortress to the U.S. Air Force. The H-model bomber, 61-040, was assigned to Minot Air Force Base, N.D., where it remains in active service. Boeing built 744 B-52s, in eight different models, from 1952 to 1962. The Air Force fleet today comprises 76 H-models — […]
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