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

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

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, […]
Airplane Part Lands in Man’s Backyard

Airplane Part Lands in Man’s Backyard

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

Double Ace, Two Crosses

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 […]
Fagen Fighter Museum Grand Opening Set for Saturday

Fagen Fighter Museum Grand Opening Set for Saturday

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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Russia to Base MiG-31 Interceptors in Arctic

Russia to Base MiG-31 Interceptors in Arctic

The Russian Defense Ministry is to base MiG-31 long-range interceptors at the Rogachyovo Arctic base on the island of Novaya Zemlya by the end of the year to defend against attack from the north, Izvestia reported on Tuesday quoting military sources. “The MiG-31 squadron will be the main element of Russia’s developing anti-missile defense system […]
Airline to Offer Baby-Free ‘Quiet Zone’

Airline to Offer Baby-Free ‘Quiet Zone’

Fliers eager to sit as far away as possible from crying babies and boisterous kids on planes are getting a new option to do just that in one part of the world. AirAsia, a low-cost airline in Southeast Asia with hubs in Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia, has begun advertising a “Quiet Zone” that will be offered […]

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Boeing Receives $1.9 Billion Contract for 11 P-8A Poseidon Aircraft

Boeing Receives $1.9 Billion Contract for 11 P-8A Poseidon Aircraft

More Boeing P-8A Poseidons are headed for U.S. Navy service, thanks to a $1.9 billion contract for 11 of the anti-submarine, anti-surface warfare and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft announced by the manufacturer yesterday. The new order will take the total fleet to 24. This third low-rate initial production award follows two last year that totaled 13 aircraft. Boeing […]
Indian Air Force To Buy 22 Apache Helos

Indian Air Force To Buy 22 Apache Helos

India’s air force has agreed to purchase 22 Apache AH-64D multirole combat helicopters from Boeing in a deal worth an estimated $1.4 billion, according to a story by Jen DiMascio published Monday in Aerospace Daily & Defense Report. “The financial bid for attack helos was opened some time last week, and since Russia had withdrawn […]

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Survivor: U.S. Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier II Plus

Survivor: U.S. Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier II Plus

If a picture truly is worth a 1,00o words, then this image could be worth the lives of countless U.S. Marines in Afghanistan. That’s because the McDonnell Douglas AV-8B Harrier II Plus pictured by Cpl. Timothy Lenzo was one of just two such aircraft that survived a Sept. 14 attack by Taliban insurgents on Camp […]
Flight Attendant’s Gun Goes Off at Philadelphia International Airport

Flight Attendant’s Gun Goes Off at Philadelphia International Airport

A day after a flight attendant’s gun accidentally went off in Philadelphia International Airport early yesterday, more information about the gun’s owner surfaced Monday, according to NBC10 Philadelphia’s Dan Stamm. The regional airline flight attendant who said she forgot she had a loaded weapon in her luggage when she arrived for work Sunday morning faced […]
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