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Space Shuttle Endeavour Time Lapse trek across LA

Monday, December 12, 2016
By George Hatcher
Space Shuttle Endeavour Time Lapse trek across LA

Space shuttle Endeavour’s final journey was a 12-mile ride from LAX, through Inglewood to the California Science Center in Exposition Park. Here it is in timelapse. Download article as PDF »

Emirates Crashes in Dubai on Go-around

Wednesday, August 3, 2016
By George Hatcher

Emirates Airline confirms that “an incident” occurred at Dubai International Airport. An Emirates Airlines Boeing 777 attempted to go around, but the gear touched down and caught fire. Everyone aboard safely evacuated but the plane burned. The plane was flying from Thiruvananthapuram, India to Dubai. Aboard were two hundred-eighty-two passengers and eighteen crew. Dubai Airport reported on Twitter... »

Bell Prototype Experimental Helicopter Crashes in Texas

Wednesday, July 6, 2016
By George Hatcher
Bell Prototype Experimental Helicopter Crashes in Texas

NTSB investigating fatal crash of Experimental B525 Helicopter Two pilots died in the crash of the experimental Bell Helicopter 525 Relentless at 11:45 today. The names of the two pilots killed in the crash have not been released. The helicopter crashed 45 miles south of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. The FAA is en route,... »

EgyptAir: 3 Alerts Before the Plane Left Radar. Fire on board.

Friday, June 3, 2016
By George Hatcher

Several different alerts on this plane went off immediately prior to the plane disappearing from the radar, including 1) issues with the windows on the co-pilot’s side of the plane; 2) two smoke alerts, the first one “SMOKE LAVATORY SMOKE” at 00:26 a.m. local time; 3) the second one “AVIONICS SMOKE” at 00:27 a.m.... »

EgyptAir Flight #MS804 Located off Karpathos Island

Thursday, May 19, 2016
By George Hatcher
EgyptAir Flight #MS804 Located off Karpathos Island

Before the wreckage was located off Greece’s Karpathos Island, search and rescue services picked up the ELT signal around 8:25, four hours after dawn. Greece reported two red and white plastic objects floating in the sea, and two orange objects, apparently life vests. Civilian ships are heading into the area to assist. France is... »

Intra-Agency UAS Surveillance Drone-Detecting Testing at JFK

Tuesday, May 17, 2016
By George Hatcher
Intra-Agency UAS Surveillance Drone-Detecting Testing at JFK

The FY 2016 Appropriations law mandates that the FAA continue research into detection of UAS in airport environments. Because the FAA has received reports about unmanned aircraft systems (UAS, or “drones”) around JFK, the FAA is developing drone detecting technology. FAA Senior Advisor on UAS Integration, Marke “Hoot” Gibson, said “This effort at JFK... »

CHC Helikopter Crashes In Norway en Route from Gullfaks B Oil rig

Friday, April 29, 2016
By George Hatcher

Friday night 13 people died in a helicopter crash in a Eurocopter EC225 Super Puma crash in Norway,in Turøy west of Sotra. The helicopter was flying out of Gullfaks B Oil rig to the Bergen – Flesland airport whenthe rotor separated from the helicopter. Helicopters, boats and firetrucks responded to the scene, and though... »

Four Lost in Fatal Cessna Accident in Birchwood Alaska

Friday, April 22, 2016
By George Hatcher
Four Lost in Fatal Cessna Accident in Birchwood Alaska

After taking off from Birchwood, a privately owned Cessna 172P Skyhawk crashed and burned in a forest close to Birchwood Airport, in Birchwood Alaska. Pilot/owner George Kobelnyk, 64, co-pilot Christian Bohrer, 20, Sarah Glaves, 36, and Kyle Braun, 27 all died in the crash. A post impact fire destroyed much of the evidence in... »

Update: Rostov-On-Don: FlyDubai Crashes in Fireball, Sixty-One Lives Lost

Saturday, March 19, 2016
By George Hatcher
Update: Rostov-On-Don: FlyDubai Crashes in Fireball, Sixty-One Lives Lost

FlyDubai added these statements: Statement relating to flydubai flight FZ981 Last updated: 19 Mar 2016 19:57 We are aware of the reports that are circulating in relation to the black box flight recorders. We can confirm that both black box flight recorders have been recovered from the crash site by the local accident investigation... »

Rostov-On-Don: FlyDubai Crashes in Fireball, Sixty-One Lives Lost

Friday, March 18, 2016
By George Hatcher
Rostov-On-Don: FlyDubai Crashes in Fireball, Sixty-One Lives Lost

Sixty-one people were aboard a FlyDubai Boeing 737 that crashed today on the second approach to Rostov-On-Don in Russia, in bad weather conditions. The airline posted this statement: There were no survivors. A raw video (below) of the crash shows the plane coming down in a fireball at a steep angle. The Regional Emergencies... »

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