Lufthansa cargo plane crashes at Riyadh airport
SubmittedA Lufthansa cargo plane has crashed at King Khaled International Airport in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, Saudi state television reports. There were no casualties on the German-owned plane, the kingdom's civil aviation authority said. (www.bbc.co.uk) More...
NetJets-operated Bombardier Global 6000 Aircraft Sets Two New World Speed Records
SubmittedNetJets Global 6000 aircraft set a new world speed record flying from Aspen, U.S. to London, UK; subsequent record flight occurred as aircraft traveled round trip between London, U.K. and Lugano, Switzerland (www.bombardier.com) More...
Caught on video: small plane makes spectacular emergency landing on highway near Quebec City
SubmittedA small plane (Piper PA-28 Cherokee) caused a stir this morning when it landed on a highway near Quebec City. Motorists who were driving on Highway 40 near the municipality of St-Augustin-de-Desmaures alerted the police around 10:40 a.m. Sgt. Helene Nepton of the provincial police said the aircraft landed without incident, and nobody on the plane or on the highway was injured. (montreal.ctvnews.ca) More...
Sleepy flyer wakes up in Air Canada hangar
SubmittedA British law professor is slamming Air Canada after the airline left him asleep on a plane for 90 minutes after it landed and he woke up in a hangar at Vancouver International Airport. (www.montrealgazette.com) More...
Passenger jet lands off tarmac at Palermo airport in heavy rain, 3 slightly injured
SubmittedItalian news agency ANSA says a passenger jet has landed off the tarmac at Palermo airport, and that three aboard had slight injuries. The report said a Wind Jet Airbus 300 landed at Falcone e Borsellino Airport after a flight from Rome with 143 passengers aboard during heavy rain Friday night. It said the aircraft's emergency exit chutes were activated and quoted airport officials as saying three people sustained scrapes on the head or face. (www.google.com) More...
URGENT Need PILOTS to come help in Haiti
SubmittedThe USA-led relief effort is not properly supporting the outlying areas. Please come and help us keep people alive. (YouTube Video) (www.youtube.com) More...
KC-135 refueling tanker plane 'crashes in Kyrgyzstan after take off'
SubmittedThe emergencies ministry in Kyrgyzstan says a U.S. military plane has crashed in the country. Kyrgyzstan hosts a U.S. base that is used for troops transiting into and out of Afghanistan and for C-135 tanker planes that refuel warplanes in flight. (abcnews.go.com) More...
British Airways pilot alarms passengers after accidentally sounding emergency warning
SubmittedThe pilot pressed the wrong button which triggered an automated voice message that was broadcast throughout the plane, The Sun claimed. It said: "This is an emergency announcement. We may shortly need to make an emergency landing on water." (www.telegraph.co.uk) More...
Air-traffic control glitch cuts European flights
SubmittedA regional air-traffic control system outage sharply limited flights around much of northern Europe Friday, causing delays for more than 1,000 planes. An online map of flights showed delays of around 45 minutes for 1036 flights landing, taking off from, or transiting Holland, northern Germany and parts of Belgium and Luxembourg at 14:30 GMT (10:30 a.m. EDT). (www.theglobeandmail.com) More...
Niki Lauda takes delivery of Bombardier jet with Vision Flight Deck
SubmittedWith his new, gleaming, grey-and-off-white Global 5000 jet in the background, Niki Lauda kidded his hosts that he was happy to take delivery – but what was the holdup for five years? The aircraft, a $49-million machine the three-time Formula One race-car champ can well afford after selling not one but two airlines he started, is the first to feature Bombardier Inc.’s Vision Flight Deck. (www.montrealgazette.com) More...
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