Read how a crocodile caused an aircraft crash. In Learmount's Blog, he writes that the sole surviving passenger has told accident investigators he saw a passenger had brought a small crocodile on board in a bag, and it escaped into the cabin as the aircraft was approaching the airport. The survivor described how passengers rushed forward to escape the reptile, and the aircraft nosed down and crashed.
Flightglobal has launched Atlas, a new realtime aircraft tracking service overlaying aircraft/airline flight data onto Google Maps to provide a flight tracking service. Over the coming weeks and months Atlas will have new features and enhancements. Any comments or suggestions are welcome.
FlightBlogger reports that Greenpoint Technologies, which is already supplying the SkyLoft overhead space utilization (OSU) on Boeing's 747-8I VIP, has dreamed up an addition to the new jumbo that looks as though it has come straight out of a James Bond Film. The firm has designed an internal elevator that exits on the outside of the aircraft! Not surprisingly it's called the SkyLift. Greenpoint is in talks with two customers about the product.
Don't forget to enter your images for the front cover competition where you could have your photo on the end of year issue of Flight International magazine. Take a look at previous entries from the various categories.