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China practices for Hudson River-style ditching

Pictured is a rescue drill conducted by the Chinese Ministry of Transport and Shanghai Municipal Government using a mock-up of a ditched narrowbody airliner. The emergency services attempted to rescue 140 passengers and 10 crew members on board without any getting wet. Or drowned. Also pictured is a Eurocopter EC225 belonging to the China Rescue & Salvage Department. […]

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Top shots of Blue Islands ATR gear collapse

Thanks to Graham Hocquard who runs the Jersey Airport blog for this selection of pictures from last weekend’s little incident at the Channel Island airport where an ATR 42 operated by Blue Islands suffered a collapse of its landing gear while taxiing to the gate. The aircraft in question – G-DRFC (yes, there’s a Doncaster […]

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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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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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VIDEOS: Japan’s Sendai airport floods following earthquake

These video images of Japan’s Sendai Airport clearly show the extent of flood damage to the apron, with tidal water surrounding the terminal building. Continue reading…        

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Manx2 Fairchild Metroliner crashes in Cork, Ireland

A Fairchild Metroliner operated by Flightline BCN on behalf of Manx2 which crashed at Cork airport this morning has been identified as bearing the registration number EC-ITP. Continue reading…   Pictures courtesy: PA Photos

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Gulfstream: Flawless performance for G650 “get home” mode

Gulfstream says its test pilots and engineers invoked a “safe mode” control actuation system on a G650 prototype for more than 2h on 21 December, demonstrating the viability of the electrically powered backup technology. Continue reading….

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US Airways A320 Flight 1549 spends final days in museum

The US Airways Airbus A320 Flight 1549 ditched into the Hudson River west of New York City after a departure from LaGuardia Airport in the afternoon of 15 January 2009. The aircraft is currently on its way to being a permanent feature Carolinas Aviation Museum in Charlotte, North Carolina. Read John Croft’s article….    

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Presidential Tu-154 crew pressured to attempt fatal approach

Pilots of the governmental Tupolev Tu-154 which crashed in Russia killing Polish president Lech Kaczynski were mentally pressured by the presence of senior officials into attempting the fatal landing, Russian investigators have concluded. Continue reading… Read David Learmount’s Global airline accident and safety review for 2010  

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Engine cowling section falls off Qantas A380

    Flightglobal content on the incident Asian Skies Blog: VIDEO: Qantas A380 after emergency landing in Singapore  AirSpace gallery – Qantas A380 engine failure  Story: PICTURES & VIDEO: Qantas A380 makes emergency landing after losing engine cowling  Story: SIA has no plans to ground A380s after Qantas incident Profiles Airline: Qantas Aircraft: Airbus A380 Airport: […]

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