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American Airlines Container Fire, Hong Kong

Monday, October 9, 2017
By George Hatcher
American Airlines Container Fire, Hong Kong

American Airlines Flight AA192 had a little bit of an issue while standing prior to takeoff Oct 9 2017, earlier today. As the Boeing 777 was being loaded, the container loader malfunctioned, resulting in a fire. The fire spread, and burned the cargo container. The plane was scheduled to fly from Hong Kong-Chek Lap... »

Marine Corps Crash Kills 16. Total Loss

Monday, July 10, 2017
By George Hatcher
Marine Corps Crash Kills 16. Total Loss

A Marine Corps C-130 departed from the Mid-South Base in Millington, Tennessee and crashed in Mississippi in Leflore County in Itta Bena just off Highway 82 in a soybean field. Reports say the plane exploded in mid-air. Bodies were found more than a mile from the crash site. The debris field covered a radius... »

Night Sky

Monday, April 24, 2017
By George Hatcher

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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... »

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