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Lockheed, Pentagon Agree on $4B F-35 Fighter Jet Contract

Sunday, October 26, 2014
By George Hatcher

U.S. Defence authorities and Lockheed Martin Corp (LMT.N) have agreed upon the terms of a $4 billion contract for purchase of an 8th batch of 43 F-35 fighter planes. The deal was first expected in May/June however, the talks slowed after engine failure on an Air force plane on June 23 grounded the whole... »

Indonesian Crop Duster Crash

Tuesday, May 14, 2013
By George Hatcher
Indonesian Crop Duster Crash

Photographer Brian G Nichols On May 11, 2013, at 11 a.m. a PT Sinar Mas Super Air Pacific Aerospace Fletcher FU24-950 crashed three minutes after takeoff from North Rawajitu Indonesia. The pilot, Muhammad Adipura, 47, a Bogor of West Java died in the crash. It is believed he died at the scene, but his... »

Skydiving Trip Ends in Tragedy

Saturday, September 4, 2010
By George Hatcher

What: Skydive New Zealand Fletcher FU-24-954 fixed-wing plane at Fox Glacier Airport Where: New Zealand’s South Island When: Sept 4 2010 1.15 p.m. Who: 8 passengers and pilot Why: Light aircraft which was taking off for tandem skydiving crashed just after takeoff near the airstrip. The plane burst into flames on impact. The pilot... »

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