Archive | April, 2011

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RAF flypast over Buckingham Palace for Royal Wedding

RAF jets performed a flypast over Buckingham Palace yesterday for the Royal Wedding, a sight captured in the below photo and witnessed by thousands of spectators.

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Shanghai Airlines CRJ200ER cracks during hard landing

Below are photos that have emerged on Weibo, China’s Twitter equivalent, of the Shanghai Airlines CRJ200ER that formed fuselage cracks after performing a hard landing at Xiangyang Liuji Airport in Hubei Province last Wednesday. The aircraft involved was B-3018, MSN 7453, the Aviation Safety Network reports.

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RAF’s first A330 ‘Voyager’ lands in the UK

The UK’s first Future Strategic Tanker Aircraft (FSTA) has arrived at Boscombe Down in Wiltshire at the start of its programme of in-country testing, as the Ministry of Defence has announced that the type will be named the Voyager in Royal Air Force service. Continue reading…

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A380 strikes and spins CRJ700

Today’s image of the day comes from our sister blog Flight International, which compiled this mosaic from low-def film footage showing an Air France A380′s wingtip striking a Delta Connection CRJ700 at New York Kennedy, causing the CRJ700 to rotate nearly 90 degrees.Click here for more info, pictures, and the full video.

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