Furious Air France Workers Attack Executives Over Job Cuts

Friday, October 9, 2015
By George Hatcher
Furious Air France Workers Attack Executives Over Job Cuts

About 100 Air France employees stormed a management and union official meeting on October 5, after the airline announced plans to shed 2,900 jobs in the next 2 years. The airline, which is struggling to compete with global rivals, announced job cuts after failing to convince its pilots to work longer hours on same... »

Kenya Crash Investigation in Spotlight

Sunday, September 16, 2012
By George Hatcher
Kenya Crash Investigation in Spotlight

What: Kenya Police Air Wing Eurocopter AS 350B3e Ecureuil Where: Ngong Hills, near Nairobi Kenya When: June 10, 2012 8:30 a.m. Who: 6 aboard, 6 fatalities Why: Kenyan Internal Security Minister George Saitoti was killed in a helicopter crash on June 10, 2012. Clatus MacOwenga had been appointed in the investigation, and the appointment... »

Bhoja Detained; Released; Controlled

Monday, April 23, 2012
By George Hatcher

The Arshad Jalil family owns 80% of Bhoja Air. Farooq Bhoja who owns a small percentage of Bhoja Air was detained and questioned after the crash of the Bhoja Air jet Friday. Now Bhoja is on the “control list” forbidden to leave Pakistan. A criminal investigation has been launched, as well as an aviation... »

FAA Funding Goes to the Senate

Monday, February 6, 2012
By George Hatcher

The FAA has been funded by 23 short-term funding extensions in the last eight years. Today the Senate is expected to vote on long term FAA funding. (Friday, legislation funding the FAA till 2015 passed the House of Representatives). A labor compromise stuck in the bill says that no less than 50 percent of... »

Crash au large des Comores, les familles des victimes réclament justice

Monday, February 8, 2010
By George Hatcher
Crash au large des Comores, les familles des victimes réclament justice

Publié le 5 février 2010 par Nabiha Gasmi Prises en étau entre le droit européen, comorien, américain et français, et face à des compagnies d’assurances des plus alertes, les suites juridiques du crash de l’air bus A310-300 de la compagnie Yéménia qui s’est échoué au large des Comores le 29 juin dernier , tuant... »

Airline Safety and Pilot Training Improvement Act of 2009

Thursday, October 15, 2009
By George Hatcher

Airline Safety and Pilot Training Improvement Act of 2009 deals with flight crew qualifications. The bill attempts to address flight crew standards for ATP certification and experience, largely as a result of the Colgan Air crash. Higher standards, which reduce the applicant pool will inadvertently cause an escalation in pay, and hopefully in safety... »

See the FAA Bill

Thursday, July 23, 2009
By George Hatcher

Here’s a peek at the bill that is addressing the FAA’s immediate future; the bill and it’s summary are posted here. Actions contained in the bill are in response to the Colgan Air Crash. FAA Reauthorization Act of 2009 summary FAA Reauthorization Act of 2009 the bill According to THOMAS the library of Congress,... »

Spain Punishes Officers for Body Misidentification

Wednesday, May 20, 2009
By George Hatcher

George’s Point of View After 30 bodies were misidentified and sent to the wrong grieving families, General Vicente Navarro received a three year sentence; and Commander Jose Ramirez and Captain Miguel Saez received 18-month sentences. Some of the bodies had to be exhumed so that the misidentification could be verified. Sixty-two soldiers died in... »

Emergency Landing

Friday, October 10, 2008
By George Hatcher

An airliner was having engine trouble, and the pilot instructed the cabin crew to have the passengers take their seats and get prepared for an emergency landing.A few minutes later, the pilot asked the flight attendants if everyone was buckled in and ready."All set back here, Captain," came the reply, "except one lawyer who... »

Is Brazil a One Trick Pony?

Sunday, April 20, 2008
By George Hatcher

In May, will Tam become the only Brazilian airline flying out of Brazil? If Ocean Air and Varig cancel all their International flights, their fleets of Boeing 737, Ebraer and Folker airplanes will service only Intra-Brazilian destinations. Brazil’s aviation safety record is notoriously negative. In 2007, electrical problems shut down Brazilian airspace for 2½... »

RSS Plane Crash News

  • First pictures of Red Arrows plane wreckage after crash at RAF Valley
    RAF ValleyEyewitnesses 'saw Red Arrows pilot eject before RAF Valley plane crash' · A major incident is underway at RAF Valley, where a Red Arrows Hawk jet is understood to have crashed · RecallsAsda is urgently recalling sausages over health fears · Customers are being told to bring them back to ...
  • Eyewitness films moment after Red Arrows plane crash
    Eyewitness films moment after Red Arrows plane crash. An eyewitness has filmed the moment after a Red Arrows plane has crashed at RAF Valley, in North Wales, today. Sian Williams said: "I saw the parachute, and then the plane hit the runway and went up in flames." Eyewitness films moment after ...
  • Eyewitnesses 'saw Red Arrows pilot eject before RAF Valley plane crash'
    Eyewitnesses 'saw Red Arrows pilot eject before RAF Valley plane crash'. A major incident is underway at RAF Valley, where a Red Arrows Hawk jet is understood to have crashed. Share; Comments. By. Sarah Hodgson. 15:02, 20 MAR 2018; Updated 15:17, 20 MAR 2018. News. Enter your postcode to ...
  • UK Red Arrow aerobatic team plane crashes in Wales
    LONDON (Reuters) - A jet in Britain's Red Arrows aerobatic team crashed at an airbase in Wales on Tuesday, the Royal Air Force said, but there was no immediate word on the fate of the pilot. The incident occurred in the early afternoon at RAF Valley in Anglesey, north Wales. "We are aware of an ...
  • UK investigating reports of military plane crash at Welsh base
    LONDON, March 20 (Reuters) - Britain'sRoyal Air Force (RAF) said on Tuesday it was investigating reports that a Hawk plane had crashed at a base in Wales. "We are aware of an incident today at RAF Valley involving a Hawk aircraft. We are investigating the incident" it said on Twitter. The defence ...
  • Russia Grounds All AN-148 Planes Over Safety Fears After Plane Crash
    Russia has grounded all Antonov An-148 aircraft over safety fears a month after the tragic plane crash of a passenger jet outside Moscow after equipment failure. All 71 passengers and crew aboard Saratov Airlines Flight 703 were killed when the An-148 regional jet plummeted minutes after departing ...
  • Air Force Plane Crash Lands In Kaduna
    An aircraft, belonging to the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Monday, crashed in Kauran Dawa village in Lere Local Government Area of Kaduna State. The aircraft is used for training purposes and the pilot only sustained minor injuries after crash landing the plane, Naija News understands. The crash was ...
  • Indian Air Force Hawk trainer aircraft crashes near Odisha-Jharkhand border
    Last month, two Air Force pilots lost their lives in a plane crash in Majuli in Assam on 15 February. The Microlight Virus SW-80 had crashed after getting airborne from Air Force Station Jorhat, for a routine sortie. The pilots attempted an emergency landing but the aircraft crashed in a sand bar in the ...
  • Nepal plane crash victim Mahmudur buried
    Faridpur: SM Mahmudur Rahman, who was killed in US-Bangla plane crash in Kathmandu, was buried at his family graveyard at...
  • Condition of pilot Abid Sultan's wife unchanged
    The condition of Afsana Khanam, wife of US-Bangla aircraft crash victim pilot Abid Sultan, remained unchanged today as she has been kept on life support at a Dhaka hospital. She suffered a stroke at her Uttara residence on Sunday and was kept on life support at the National Institute of Neuroscience ...


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