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Day: <span>June 6, 2024</span>

The 80th Anniversary of D-Day

Code-named ‘Operation Overlord,’ the Allied invasion of Normandy was a massive effort involving nearly 156,000 troops and more than 12,000 aircraft.

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NTSB chair says 2023 near collision could have been catastrophic

The chair of the National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday the February 2023 near-collision between a FedEx plane and a Southwest Airlines jet in Austin, Texas could have been catastrophic without the actions of the cargo carrier pilots. The NTSB is meeting to determine the probable cause and make safety recommendations in the wake of a series of dangerous near-collision incidents last year that raised concerns about U.S. aviation safety and the strain on understaffed air traffic control. NTSB Chair Jennifer Homendy said the planes came within 150 to 170 feet of each other when the FedEx plane aborted its landing and overflew the Southwest plane that was moving down the runway.

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Russia to retire legendary An-22 turboprop plane

The Russian Aerospace Forces’ military transport aviation will cease operations of the world’s largest turboprop aircraft, the An-22 “Antey,” starting in 2024. This decision marks the end of an era for the legendary aircraft, which has played a pivotal role in both military and civilian operations for nearly six decades. Lieutenant General Vladimir Benediktov, the

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