Tonga: Don’t Fly Here

Thursday, March 19, 2009
By George Hatcher

AP Video – Thursday, March 19, 2009 at 10:28 EDT Scientists sailed on Thursday to inspect an undersea volcano that has been erupting for days near Tonga, shooting smoke, steam and ash thousands of feet into the sky above the South Pacific ocean. Don’t fly over Tonga. This video of scientists reminds me of... »

Boeing Incident in Brussels

Wednesday, March 18, 2009
By George Hatcher
Boeing Incident in  Brussels

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Mick Bajcar What: Ryanair Boeing 737-800 en route from Prestwick in Scotland to Brussels Charleroi in Belgium Where: Charleroi Airport in Belgium When: Monday March 16 2009 Who: 157 passengers and crew Why: On approach to Charleroi Airport, the crew reported a problem with... »

Cargolux Incident in Maastricht

Tuesday, March 17, 2009
By George Hatcher
Cargolux Incident in Maastricht

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Simpsonmeng What: Cargolux Boeing 747-400 freighter, registration LX-GCV en route from Nairobi (Kenya) to Maastricht (Netherlands) Where: runway 21 Maastricht (Netherlands) When: Mar 17th 2009 Why: After landing, the plane turned, the nose gear went off the pavement and got stuck in the grass.... »

Airbus Hydraulics Failure

Tuesday, March 17, 2009
By George Hatcher
Airbus Hydraulics Failure

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Mark Kopczak What: United Airlines Airbus A319-100 registration N836UA en route from Chicago O’Hare,IL to Vancouver,BC Where: runway 08R Vancouver When: Mar 14th 2009 Why: After the failure of the hydraulics system on approach to Vancouver, the airbus managed a safe landing. Recommend on... »

Delta McDonnell Douglas Blows Tires on Landing

Tuesday, March 17, 2009
By George Hatcher
Delta McDonnell Douglas Blows Tires on Landing

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Joey Collura What: Delta Airlines MD88 registration N993DL en route from Rochester to Atlanta Where: Atlanta When: Mar 14th 2009 Who: 138 passengers and 5 crew Why: On landing, the plane blew two tires and required towing to the gate. Recommend on Facebook Share... »

Pomona Crash

Sunday, March 15, 2009
By George Hatcher
Pomona Crash

PICTURED: Piper PA-28 Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Andrew McMenamin What: PA-28 CHEROKEE #129AB en route from Brackett Airfield in La Verne Where: NEAR POMONA, CA 2600 block of Pomona Boulevard When: 03/14/2009 about 11:15 a.m. Saturday Who: two on board, Chuck and Renee Shaffer Why: Witnesses report hearing... »

JAL Emergency Landing

Saturday, March 14, 2009
By George Hatcher
JAL Emergency Landing

PICTURED: JAL Boeing 747-446 Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Simpsonmeng What: Japan Airlines Flight JL8878 en route from Shanghai’s Hongqiao airport for Tokyo Where: emergency landing at Shanghai When: Takeoff 2 p.m. and arrived at 3:14 p.m on March 14 Who: 208 passengers and 14 crew Why: It is... »

Airbus: the New Edsel

Saturday, March 14, 2009
By George Hatcher

George’s Point of View Commerce and business growth is the sign of a healthy economy. However, news that …“groundwork has started on a wing assembly facility for Airbus 320 aircraft in the northern municipality of Tianjin” brings up the question: Do we really NEED more Airbuses in the world? Whether it is A380 design... »

Airbus Tailstrike

Friday, March 13, 2009
By George Hatcher

See the live enactment of a textbook definition of “tailstrike” performed by this Airbus A380: Tailstrike is an aviation term that describes an event wherein the rear end of the aircraft “strikes” the runway. George’s Point of View Dear Airbus, You’ve had all sorts of design problems with other designs.I believe you have a design... »

Stolen Brazilian Plane Crashes Killing Feuding Husband and 5 yr old Daughter

Friday, March 13, 2009
By George Hatcher

audio in Portuguese What: stolen plane Where: Shopping mall parking lot in Goiania, near the centre of Brazil When: 18:30 local time Who: Kleber Barbosa da Silva and his 5 year old daughter Penelope Barbosa Correia were killed in the crash. Why: The crash occurred after the husband and wife had an altercation, and... »

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