Category Archives: Latest Aviation News

Allegiant Low Fuel Emergency.

Allegiant Low Fuel Emergency.   Two Allegiant Air executives, the vice president of operations and the director of flight safety, were at the controls of the flight that made an emergency landing last week because it was nearly out of fuel. Greg Baden, Allegiant’s vice president of operations, and Michael Wuerger, director of flight safety, government […]

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NTSB: Southwest Airlines captain in 2013 accident should have done ‘go-around’ rather than attempt LaGuardia landing.

NTSB: Southwest Airlines captain in 2013 accident should have done ‘go-around’ rather than attempt LaGuardia landing. The captain of a Southwest Airlines flight that landed hard and badly at New York LaGuardia Airport two years ago should have aborted the landing and made another attempt, the National Transportation Board said Thursday. The NTSB said it […]

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FedEx airplane pops wheelie while unloading

FedEx airplane pops wheelie while unloading.  FedEx said while unloading the plane, too much weight ended up in the back and not enough in the front, causing the plane to tilt backward on its wheels. There is a video that caught the action from the ground. In the background, witnesses could be heard worrying that […]

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European Agency Proposes Tougher Medical & Psychological Oversight

European Agency Proposes Tougher Medical & Psychological Oversight of Pilots. PARIS – Europe’s top air safety regulator on Friday called for a series of measures aimed at strengthening the medical and psychological oversight of the region’s commercial airline pilots, including random drug and alcohol testing of flight crews. The report with the recommendations, which has […]

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Indonesia’s Mount Raung spews ash into one of the world’s most crowded flight paths

Indonesia’s Mount Raung spews ash into one of the world’s most crowded flight paths Drifting ash from a volcanic eruption in Indonesia shut down airports on the country’s resort islands of Bali and Lombok, causing chaos for travelers. Drifting ash from a volcanic eruption shut down airports on two of Indonesia’s most famous resort islands […]

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Emirates aircraft in ‘minor contact’ with plane on runway.

Emirates aircraft in ‘minor contact’ with plane on runway. Flight EK782 involved in incident while taxiing at Lagos airport Dubai: An Emirates aircraft was involved in a minor incident while taxing at Lagos airport. An Emirates spokesperson said: “Emirates can confirm that flight EK782 from Lagos to Dubai on July 6 made minor contact with the […]

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Deadly Osprey crash spurred safety changes

The V-22 Osprey that crashed into the Arabian Sea last year was doomed on take-off because it was accidentally started in maintenance mode, Marine Corps investigators concluded. Despite a routine hover initially over ship deck, the errant mission system selection and a design flaw in the tiltrotor aircraft, since corrected, deprived the engines of enough […]

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Bangkok-bound flight from China makes emergency landing

BEIJING – A Bangkok-bound flight operated by a Chinese airline made an emergency landing Friday afternoon after an engine fire warning lit up, China Southern Airlines said. Crew members later found no fire or smoke in the engines, and no major injuries were reported, the airline said in a statement. Flight 3081 took off from […]

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C130 Crash Indonesia

    A C-130 Hercules aircraft had 12 military personnel on board, an Indonesian military spokesman says Jakarta, Indonesia (CNN)Smoke rose among scorched buildings in the Indonesian city of Medan on Tuesday after a military transport plane crashed near a residential neighborhood, killing at least 43 people. The C-130 Hercules aircraft went down with 12 […]

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Why Some Airline Pilots Don’t Want Cameras in the Cockpit

Authorities debating whether the benefits outweigh the risks The debate over video cameras in airplane cockpits is heating up, as a string of high-profile aviation disasters prompt concerns over whether accident investigators have sufficient information. The United Nations’ aviation arm is expected to make a big push later this year to install video cameras in […]

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