Archive for December, 2011

To Family and Friends

Saturday, December 31st, 2011

Now we lay 2011 to rest, a year to be thankful for. They are all years to be thankful for, even when they are times that try our souls. Our lives are the testing grounds that reveal our mettle. Of course life changes us; life is the crucible that forges the metal of which... »

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17.8 Million Awarded to Surviving Family

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

What: F/A-18 Military Jet from the carrier Abraham Lincoln landing at Marine Corps Air Station Miramir Where: San Diego neighborhood When: DEC 8, 2008 Who: Young Mi Yoon, 36; her daughters Grace, 15 months, and Rachel, 2 months; and her mother, Suk Im Kim, 60. Why: A witness said the plane was chugging along... »

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Wing Ripped off Crashing Tupolev Kyrgyzstan, Jet Rolls, No Fatalities

Thursday, December 29th, 2011
Wing Ripped off Crashing Tupolev Kyrgyzstan, Jet Rolls, No Fatalities

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Valeriy Fedorov What: Kyrgyzstan/Altyn Air Tupolev 134A-3 en route from Bishkek to Osh Where: Osh Airport, Kyrgyzstan When: 28 DEC 2011 Who: 6 crew, 82 passengers, 25 injured Why: After a hard landing in dense fog, the plane skidded off the runway, collapsing the... »

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Aeroflot with Engine Shut Down Makes Safe Landing

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011
Aeroflot with Engine Shut Down Makes Safe Landing

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Mats Salder What: Aeroflot Airbus A319-100 en route from Nizhniy Novgorod to Moscow Sheremetyevo Where: Moscow When: Dec 28th 2011 Who: 76 aboard Why: While en route, the right engine developed problems, and pilots had to shut it down. The flight landed safely at... »

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Air France Paris-New York Flight Turns Back Due to Ice

Sunday, December 25th, 2011
Air France Paris-New York Flight Turns Back Due to Ice

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Ken Iwelumo What: Air France Airbus A330-200 en route from Paris to New York Where: Paris When: Dec 25th 2011 Who: 187 passengers and 12 crew Why: On takeoff from Paris, the crew detected problems. The engine anti-icing system indicated a problem, so the... »

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Helios Flight 522 Crash Killed 121, Greek Court Acquits Officials

Saturday, December 24th, 2011
Helios Flight 522 Crash Killed 121, Greek Court Acquits Officials

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Karl Nixon What: Helios Airways Boeing 737-300 en route from Cyprus to Athens to Prague, Czech Republic Where: Athens When: Aug. 14, 2005 Who: 121 passengers Why: Before losing radio contract, pilots reported trouble with the air conditioning system. In the flight, cabin pressure... »

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FAA Issues Final Rule on Pilot Fatigue

Friday, December 23rd, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Acting Administrator Michael Huerta today announced a sweeping final rule that overhauls commercial passenger airline pilot scheduling to ensure pilots have a longer opportunity for rest before they enter the cockpit. “This is a major safety achievement,” said Secretary LaHood. “We... »

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After Weather Tag, Five Injured in Yogyakarta Emergency Landing

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011
After Weather Tag, Five Injured in Yogyakarta Emergency Landing

What: Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737-300 en route from Jakarta to Yogyakarta (Indonesia) Where: Yogyakarta When: Dec 20th 2011, 17:35 Who: 131 passengers Why: The plane aborted an approach to Yogyakarta due to weather and low visibility. The flight diverted to Solo, where it could not land due to weather; and diverted again to Surabaya... »

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Bank executives, family, dog die in Crash on Interstate 287 Median on Jersey-Atlanta Flight

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011
Bank executives, family, dog die in Crash on  Interstate 287 Median on Jersey-Atlanta Flight

What: Cool Stream Media LLC Socata TBM700 C2 en route from Teterboro airport to Atlanta-Dekalb Peachtree Airport Where: Interstate 287 in Harding, NJ When: Dec 20, 2011, 10 am. Who: 5 aboard, 5 fatalities Why: After taking off from Teterboro airport en route to Atlanta-Dekalb Peachtree Airport, the pilot inquired about icing conditions, and... »

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Lightheaded Pilots Make Emergency Landing at Heathrow

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011
Lightheaded Pilots Make Emergency Landing at Heathrow

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Tomasz Konopinski What: British Airways A321 en route from London Heathrow to Glasgow Where: London When: Dec 20th 2011 Who: pilot and co-pilot Why: After takeoff, pilots declared an emergency when they became lightheaded. They returned to Heathrow and made a safe landing. The... »

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