Week on the web

Safety and operations editor David Learmount follows a remarkable photo series of the landing of this Cessna 172 – which went very far downhill from this out-of-shape moment. All three occupants lived to tell the tale, but may dispute the old aviation myth that “a good landing is one you can walk away from”. ¬Meanwhile, our blogger in Tel Aviv gives his Ariel View of the UN mission to verify that Syria is clean of chemical weapons. The Israeli air force will be deploying air-based and orbiting sensors in a minute-by-minute process aimed at avoiding a situation where the deadly substances only change location. And, Hyperbola notes that while NASA has had to furlough most of its staff during the US budget crisis, at least mission control in Houston will be running normally to support the International Space Station.

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