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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... »

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  • JetBlue Plane Diverts to Florida due to Flaps Problem https://t.co/w1ABLZz4kR
    about 5 hours ago
  • United Airlines Plane Diverts to Ireland due to Engine Problem https://t.co/WAMNBaNlA7
    about 5 hours ago
  • Saudi Arabian Airlines Plane makes Safe Landing in England https://t.co/jmm3XJO3Js
    about 5 hours ago
  • Lufthansa Plane Diverts to Cyprus due to Unusual Cabin Odor https://t.co/kDq4Zhd2ej
    about 6 hours ago
  • Bus crash kills 28 in northern India says police https://t.co/85dmVClwDu via @Eastern Eye
    about 16 hours ago