St. Maarten beach-goer throws ball at incoming aircraft
SubmittedOne week after a tourist lost her life at the airport in St. Maarten, another tourist was photographed throwing a ball at an incoming aircraft. (www.trymodern.com) More...
TSB report finds WestJet pilots misidentified runway during approach into St. Maarten
SubmittedThe Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) has released its report regarding WestJet’s much talked-about Sint Maarten missed approach back in March 2017. The report found that “unexpected weather conditions on final approach, reduced runway conspicuity, and inadequate flight path monitoring led to a risk of collision with terrain.” (www.theluxescape.com) More...
Watch as Piper Malibu slams into snowbank at Courchevel Altiport
SubmittedWatch as the pilot of thise Malibu Piper slams into a snowbank after being unable to bring the aircraft to a stop at Courchevel Altiport in the French Alps. (www.gatechecked.com) More...
Chinese passenger once again tries to throw coins into jet engine for “good luck”
SubmittedA Chinese national is facing criminal charges are attempting to toss coins into the engine of a Lucky Air flight for "good luck". (www.gatechecked.com) More...
Air Astana Embraer ERJ-190LR from Lisbon Airport declared a “mayday” with loss of instruments
SubmittedOn 11 November, an Air Astana Embraer ERJ-190LR (P4-KCJ) from Lisbon Airport to a currently unknown destination as KC1388 declared a “Mayday” with loss of instruments. The pilots briefly considered a ditching but were able to regain control of the aircraft and the aircraft headed to Beja Airport for a safe landing on runway 19R. During the emergency situation, F-16 fighter jets scrambled to assist the aircraft. (www.aviation24.be) More...
Lion Air 737-900ER clips lamp post, tearing off winglet in the process
SubmittedLion Air is once again back in the news after one of their Boeing 737-900ERs clipped a light pole at Bengkulu Fatmawati Soekarno Airport. (www.gatechecked.com) More...
Iran mistakenly shot down Ukraine jet - US media
SubmittedIran mistakenly shot down the Ukrainian plane that crashed on Wednesday near Tehran with 176 people on board, US media report. (www.bbc.com) More...
Prankster posing as ATC, uses walkie-talkie to order Argentinian aircraft to takeoff
SubmittedAs part of a prank, a private pilot in Argentina used a handheld communication device to give instructions to active aircraft at the Jorge Newbery Airport (AEP) in Buenos Aires. (www.gatechecked.com) More...
Striking British Airways pilots stripped of free flight ‘mega perk’ by defiant airline bosses
SubmittedSTRIKING pilots were today stripped of their staff travel concessions for three years by defiant British Airways bosses. (www.thesun.co.uk) More...
New 3D scanners that do not require taking out liquids and laptops, being tested at Geneva Airport
SubmittedGeneva Airport recently installed two 3D scanners which do not require passengers to take out their large electronics and liquid pouches during bag scans. (www.gatechecked.com) More...
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