Rescuers are attending the scene of a serious accident involving a Turkish Airlines Boeing 737-800 aircraft at Amsterdam Schiphol.Amsterdam Schiphol’s operator has confirmed that the aircraft was operating flight TK1951 from Istanbul.Read the initial report on this incident and read our profiles of Turkish Airlines and Boeing 757, which include news,blogs, images and historical archive […]
Archive | February, 2009
Nine people were sucked to their death when part of a United Airlines Boeing 747 fuselage came apart over the sea 20 minutes from takeoff from Honolulu. US accident investigators are concentrating on the forward cargo door as the possible source of the cabin structural failure suffered by a United Airlines Boeing 747-100. A […]
Something that didn’t attract much attention on its release, largely because of the antics taking place on the Hudson River, was the Danish final report into the first of Scandinavian Airlines’ three Q400 landing accidents – captured on video at Aalborg. You can find all 142 pages of it here, but the abridged […]
For a bit of Friday fun, here is an unfortunate CNN Anchorwoman’s slip of the tongue as she continues to confuse peanuts with something altogether different:
How could a pilot allow this to happen? Or was it unavoidable?
China Airlines Flight 006 operating a Boeing 747 landed safely in San Francisco despite a 30,000 foot plunge over the Pacific Ocean. Here’s a video showing a simulation of what is said to have occured. There was no mention of it in our pdf archive however.
On this day in 1965 Boeing decided to build the 737 short-haul jet, following an order for 21 from Lufthansa. It was the first time that an American aircraft manufacturer had launched a new airliner on the strength of an export order. Read more and see how Flight reported the story which included a […]
Flight recorded the death at age 85 of aviation engineer and industrial designer John Knudsen “Jack” Northrop (pictured). Flight said at the time that the aviation world had lost its second pioneer in a month with the death of “Jack” Northrop. The aviation career of John Knudsen Northrop began in 1916 when he worked for […]
In this picture you see the garland-adorned Royston Pollard and his wife Eileen from Filton, Britsol, UK, proudly clutching a glass of Champagne and it’s not even pub opening time! The Pollards were greeted on 17 February with all this pomp and ceremony because Singapore Airlines was celebrating the fact that Mr Pollard was the SIA A380′s one […]
A Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 operated by Colgan Air has crashed in New York state. There are no indications of survivors from the 48 passengers and crewon board flight 3407. Continental Airlines states that it hasdispatched representatives to Buffalo to assist with the inquiry. Read the initial report into the incident and listen to edited […]
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