Pia Emergency landing

Monday, November 19, 2012
By George Hatcher
Pia Emergency landing

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Thomas Posch http://www.vap-group.at What: PIA Airbus 310 en route from Karachi to London Where: Quaid-e-Azam Jinnah international airport When: Nov 18, 2012, 12:20 pm Who: 168 passengers, 16 crew Why: A Pakistan International Airlines plane took off from Karachi but developed a problem, After... »

Bell Chopper Collision in Pasadena

Sunday, November 18, 2012
By George Hatcher
Bell Chopper Collision in Pasadena

What: (2) Pasadena Police Department Bell OH-58A Kiowa Where: Pasadena Police helipad When: Nov 17, 2012, 4:00 pm Who: 6 injured: a pilot and observer in both helicopters; two officers on the ground Why: As one police helicopter tookoff and another one was landing, the rotors of both helicopters touched, causing a collision and... »

Intoxicated Driver Enters Phoenix Runway

Saturday, November 17, 2012
By George Hatcher
Intoxicated Driver Enters Phoenix Runway

What: unauthorized vehicle Where: Phoenix Sky Harbor When: Nov 16, 2012 Who: 2 aboard Why: Reports say that Koko Nicole Anderson was intoxicated on drugs when the car she was driving barged through a partially closed gate and onto a runway while driving with her two month old child in the car. The gate... »

Air France Rio-Paris Airbus Loses Engine, Diverts to Casablanca

Saturday, November 17, 2012
By George Hatcher
Air France Rio-Paris Airbus Loses Engine, Diverts to Casablanca

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Yan David What: Air France Airbus A330 en route from Rio to Paris Where: Casablanca When: October 16, 2012 Who: 201 passengers, 12 crew Why: After taking of from Rio on Thursday, one of the Airbus330-200 engines was damaged. Pilots diverted to Casablanca where... »

Three Lost in Paraguay Crash

Saturday, November 17, 2012
By George Hatcher
Three Lost in Paraguay Crash

What: Beechcraft B55 Baron Colemill Where: Chaco Boreal, Paraguay When: Nov 16, 2012 Who: 3 aboard, 3 fatalities Why: When the Asunción Department of Search and Rescue received a Com satellite alert that a plane fell out of the sky, they sent a National Police helicopter to locate the wreckage. No fire, explosion or... »

Piper Crash in Mississippi

Wednesday, November 14, 2012
By George Hatcher
Piper Crash in Mississippi

What: Superior Pallet Co. Piper PA-32-300 Cherokee Six Where: Jackson, Miss When: Nov 13, 2012, 5:00pm Who: 3 fatalities, 1 injured Why: Three people aboard the Piper that crashed in Jackson Mississippi died at the scene. The residence of hLoretta and Roosevelt Jamison went up in flames after the plane impacted. Ironically, the plane... »

Airshow China 2012 is Underway

Wednesday, November 14, 2012
By George Hatcher

Nov.13 – 18, 2012, ZHUHAI, GUANGDONG,CHINA China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition (namely Airshow China) is the only international aerospace trade show in China that is endorsed by the Chinese central government. It features the display of real-size products, trade talks, technological exchange and flying display. Since 1996, the show has been successfully held... »

NTSB 2013 Most Wanted List

Tuesday, November 13, 2012
By George Hatcher
NTSB 2013 Most Wanted List

November 13, 2012 Washington – The National Transportation Safety Board will hold a press conference at the National Press Club to unveil its 2013 Most Wanted List of transportation safety issues. Event: Press Conference Date/Time: Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, 10:00 a.m. (EDT) Location: National Press Club 529 14th Street, NW 13th Floor (Zenger Room)... »

Emirates Flight Loses Engine, Diverts to Sydney

Monday, November 12, 2012
By George Hatcher
Emirates Flight Loses Engine, Diverts to Sydney

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Gary Claridge-king What: Emirates Airlines Airbus A380-800 en route from Sydney to Dubai Where: Sydney Who: 380 aboard When: Nov 11, 2012 Why: After takeoff, one engine on the Emirates Airlines Sydney-Dubai flight developed a problem and was shut down. Passengers reported hearing a... »

Is the so-called upcoming pilot shortage a scare tactic?

Monday, November 12, 2012
By George Hatcher

Several factors will be contributing to an upcoming pilot shortage: In the summer of 2013, newly hired pilots will be required to have 1,500 hours of prior flight experience—six times the current minimum Upcoming (2014) Federal Safety Rule fatigue laws decrease flight time Senior pilots hitting mandatory retirement at 65 Tight airline budgets, costs... »

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