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Lufthansa: Safekeeping Profits or Passengers?

Friday, February 19, 2016
By George Hatcher
Lufthansa: Safekeeping Profits or Passengers?

Accident to the Airbus A320-211, registered D-AIPX and operated by Germanwings, flight GWI18G, on 03/24/15 at Prads-Haute-Bléone According to the BEA, they will release the final report on Germanwings 9525 on Sunday, March 13, 2016 during a press briefing. I plan to be there. Although the public has not seen the final report, and... »

Clear and Present Danger

Wednesday, May 21, 2014
By George Hatcher

I don’t know if we should blame George Jetson and his hover car commute to work, or Bruce Willis’s talkative flying taxi in The Fifth Element, but the fiction world (or at least the world according to movie directors) predicts a day when flying cars will endure a traffic filled commute identical to gridlock... »

May 2012: 6 Near collisions over Moscow Alleged

Wednesday, May 30, 2012
By George Hatcher

Although the Control tower denies this number, in the past three months, Moscow ATC (union) reported six near collisions over Moscow.: March 7: at Domodedovo Airport, Swiss Air jet and a Boeing 737 averted by an alarm 15 seconds before a collision would have happened. Both were landing March 22: at Ostafyevo International Airport:... »

Close Encounters of the Airport Kind

Wednesday, March 16, 2011
By George Hatcher
Close Encounters of the Airport Kind

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Urs Zimmermann Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Tsuyoshi Hayasaki – AroundWorldImages What: Swiss Airbus A320-200 en route from Zurich Switzerland to Madrid, Spain What: Swiss Airbus A320-200 en route from Zurich Switzerland to Moscow Domodedovo Russia Where: Zurich When:... »

Comoros: Crash Averted

Friday, August 27, 2010
By George Hatcher
Comoros: Crash Averted

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Sam Chui What: Yemenia Airbus A330-200 en route from Djibouti to Moroni Comoros Air Austral Boeing 777-200 en route from Lyon to Saint Denis Where: Moroni, Comoros When: Aug 24 2010 Who: 350 passengers aboard the Boeing Why: Both flights were in the air,... »

LA: Near Collision

Friday, July 30, 2010
By George Hatcher
LA: Near Collision

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Peter Nowacki What: Westjet Airlines Boeing 737-700 en route from Vancouver to Los Angeles Where: Los Angeles When: Jul 24th 2010 Who: 115 aboard Why: After an averted landing, the pilot was positioning to circle for a second approach (revectoring) and the flight crew... »

SW and Heli: Near Miss over Houston

Wednesday, May 5, 2010
By George Hatcher
SW and Heli: Near Miss over Houston

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Dmitriy Shapiro What: Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700 en route from Houston to Baltimore Where: Houston When: Apr 28th 2010 Who: 135 passengers and 5 crew Why: Over Houston, both the helicopter pilot and the plane pilot noticed their proximity and took evasive action. (Their... »

Burbank: Close call

Friday, April 23, 2010
By George Hatcher
Burbank: Close call

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Jason Whitebird What: Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700 en route from Oakland to Burbank,CA Where: Burbank on Apr 19th 201 When: Apr 19 2010 Who: 119 passengers and 5 crew Why: Approaching the runway prior to takeoff, a a Cessna 172 passed over the passed... »

A Near Collision over Burbank

Wednesday, February 17, 2010
By George Hatcher
A Near Collision over Burbank

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Julian Hunt What: Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700 en route from Las Vegas to Burbank Where: On approach to the Burbank airport When: Feb 13th 2010 Who: 80 passengers and 5 crew Why: A small private plane and a SW Boeing came within 5900 feet... »

NTSB Investigating October Turbulence Incident

Monday, December 7, 2009
By George Hatcher
NTSB Investigating October Turbulence Incident

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Cary Liao The incident 35,000 feet above Norfolk where an AirTran Airways Boeing 717 maneuvered to avoid another aircraft on Oct. 26, and a passenger and flight attendant were both injured by turbulence is currently being investigated by the NTSB. The FAA does not... »

RSS Plane Crash News

  • Breaking News: Small Aircraft En Route To New Providence 'Missing'
    #AVIATION officials confirmed on Wednesday the apparent disappearance of a small passenger aircraft, which departed Andros en route to New Providence shortly after 8am. #According to Delvin Major, director of the Accident Investigations Department in the Bahamas Civil Aviation Authority, officials ...
  • Military plane crash kills three in Turkey
    ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) – A Turkish army-owned CASA transport plane crashed on Wednesday killing two pilots and a technician who were on a training flight, the military said in a statement. The Spanish-Indonesian made CASA CN 235 took off before noon local time from a main ...
  • Student deaths rock the University of Pennsylvania
    It has been a rough year for me and my fellow peers at the University of Pennsylvania. In just 13 months, nine students tragically lost their lives in a variety of ways from suicide to a plane crash. Just a week ago, Blaze Bernstein, a 19-year-old sophomore at the University of Pennsylvania, was found dead, ...
  • Remains of WWII pilot to be buried in Millsboro
    Stanley Stegnerski, last seen in skies above Germany in 1944, soon will be laid to rest in Delaware. Second Lieutenant Stegnerski was a 25-year-old from Chester, Pennsylvania, and a member of the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II Nearly a year and a half after his plane's crash site was ...
  • UPDATE: Pilot injured after small plane crash on flight from Kansas to New Mexico
    SANTA FE — The National Transportation Safety Board continues their investigation of the crash of a small plane on a flight from Kansas to New Mexico. The fixed wing-single engine aircraft was unable to maintain altitude due to icing and crashed in a field approximately four miles southeast of Santa ...
  • 3 soldiers killed in Turkish military training plane crash
    ANKARA, Jan. 17 (Xinhua) -- A Turkish military CASA-type cargo plane on Wednesday afternoon crashed in the southern Anatolian province of Isparta during training exercises, killing three Turkish crew members. Turkish Armed Forces confirmed in a statement that two pilots and one technician were on ...
  • RC Plane Crash
    My brother and I flew my RC plane in Markeaton park and it crashed in the wind , ripping off the propeller and the tail. !
  • An airport security van leaves the site of a small plane crash...1 bild
    An airport security van leaves the site of a small plane crash in Saint-Geoirs, on January 5, 2013. Five people died when their private plane crashed a few moments after taking off from the Grenoble airport in southeastern France, local police said. AFP PHOTO / Jean Pierre Clatot.
  • Three Lives Lost As Military Plane Crashed In Turkey
    Three lives have been reportedly lost in a plane crash on Wednesday in southern Anatolia, Turkey. The transport plane was owned by the Turkish military. According to a statement by the Turkish army, the victims of the plane crash were all military personnel. The statement also revealed that the plane ...
  • Vince Gilligan On The Toughest Jams The 'Breaking Bad' Writers Put Walter White Into
    But then, if you're not being lazy with your storytelling, then it quickly dawns on you, “Well, it can't just be a plane crash out of the blue. That's not Drama 101. It needs to be something that the main character action's put into motion.” So you can't just have a plane crash unless Walter […]

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