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  • NTSB dispatched to investigate Austin accident


    The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has dispatched an investigation team to Austin, Texas after a small plane crashed into an office building. The...


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  • Piper Cherokee crashed into a field in Isle of Wight killing four


    <P>Four people, travelling from Isle of Wight towards France, were killed 5 August&nbsp;when their <A ...


  • Video: Interview with cockpit snake attack pilot aired on US ABC broadcaster


    <P>A video interview the pilot who landed after a 100km (55nm) flight over West Virginia holding the neck of an...


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  • Guam's Freedom Air eyes growth; Cape Air questions application

    News | 23 Aug 2010 22:29 | Sandra Arnoult

    <p>US operator Cape Air is questioning the ownership of Guam-based Freedom Air, a carrier that wants to expand its operations by flying aircraft with 150-plus...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Guams-Freedom-Air-eyes-growth-Cape-Air-questions-application-346457/
  • NTSB dispatched to investigate Austin accident

    News | 18 Feb 2010 20:07 | Jon Ostrower

    The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has dispatched an investigation team to Austin, Texas after a small plane crashed into an office building. The...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/NTSB-dispatched-to-investigate-Austin-accident-338576/
  • Piper Cherokee crashed into a field in Isle of Wight killing four

    News | 06 Aug 2007 11:16 | Barbara Cockburn

    <P>Four people, travelling from Isle of Wight towards France, were killed 5 August&nbsp;when their <A href="http://www.newpiper.com/company/" target=_blank>Piper&nbsp;Cherokee</A>&nbsp;crashed into a cornfield and burst into flames.</P> <P>The four-seater Piper Cherokee&nbsp;aircraft crashed and killed the pilot and three passengers after it had just had taken off from <A href="http://www.isleofwightairport.co.uk/airfield.php" target=_blank>Isle&nbsp;of Wight Airport</A>. </P> <P>Reports say that the aircraft nosedived and exploded about half a mile from the runway. </P> <P>The <A href="http://www.aaib.dft.gov.uk/reporting_an_accident/index.cfm" target=_blank>Air&nbsp;Accidents Investigation Branch</A>, part of the UK government's Department for Transport, confirmed that a team of inspectors had been sent to examine the scene for clues.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P>http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Piper-Cherokee-crashed-into-a-field-in-Isle-of-Wight-killing-four-215937/
  • Video: Interview with cockpit snake attack pilot aired on US ABC broadcaster

    News | 12 Jun 2006 16:00

    <P>A video interview the pilot who landed after a 100km (55nm) flight over West Virginia holding the neck of an aggressive snake has been aired by US television&nbsp;news channel ABC.<BR><BR></P> <P align=center><A title="ABC video with Monty Coles" href="http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=nation_world&amp;id=4239974#" target=_blank><IMG id=D#http://www.flightglobal.com/assets/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=13105 style="BORDER-RIGHT: 1px solid; BORDER-TOP: 1px solid; BORDER-LEFT: 1px solid; WIDTH: 445px; BORDER-BOTTOM: 1px solid; HEIGHT: 297px" alt="Monty Coles interview W445" src="http://www.flightglobal.com/assets/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=13105"></A></P> <P>Monty Coles took off from Charleston, West Virginia in a Piper Cherokee early last week bound for Gallipolis, Ohio, a distance of around 55nm (100km). On approach, at an altitude of around 3,000ft (900m) a black rat snake appeared behind the instrument panel. </P> <P>Coles tried to dislodge the 1.4m-long (4ft 6in) snake by hitting ithttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Video-Interview-with-cockpit-snake-attack-pilot-aired-on-US-ABC-broadcaster-207205/
  • Flying the dream

    News | 03 May 2006 00:00

    <P>Raytheon Aircraft demonstration pilot Mark Mills suddenly made my day with one simple sentence: “Jump in the left-hand seat and let’s go and have some fun.”<BR>The seat in question was at the sharp end of the latest derivative of the Hawker 800 series, described as “the most popular mid-size jet in the world” - the Hawker 850XP.<BR>The concept of “fun” was overshadowed by a sudden feeling of nerves. Like many people in this industry I am a leisure pilot, happy to dance with the angels in a single-piston Cessna or a Piper Cherokee, but this …. this is a real aircraft.<BR>Mills was remarkably calm for someone entrusting nearly $14 million of hardware in the hands of a pilot with less than 100h. “You are going to love this plane. Just tell me if you feel uncomfortable at all and I will take back control.” He looked at me. “Er, just give me as much notice as you can.”</P> <P align=center><IMG alt="Hawker 850" src="../assets/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=10484"></P> <P><BR>Taxiing out of the Behttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Flying-the-dream-206365/
  • Australia to require drug testing for aviation personnel

    News | 02 May 2006 05:13 | Nicholas Ionides

    <body lang=EN-GB style='tab-interval:36.0pt'> <div class=Section1> <div> <p class=MsoNormal>Australia’s Government is to make drug and alcohol testing mandatory for “safety-sensitive personnel” in the aviation sector.</p> <p class=MsoNormal>Transport minister Warren Truss says in a statement that drug and alcohol testing will be made mandatory for “pilots, flight crew, cabin crew, ground <span class=SpellE>refuellers</span>, baggage handlers, security screeners, air traffic controllers and other personnel with airside access at airports”.</p> <p class=MsoNormal>Truss says “a broad approach to testing in various forms would be adopted”, which could involve screening applicants prior to their employment being confirmed in addition to random ‘on-the-job’ testing.<o:p></o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal>“Testing, particularly in the United States and Europe, has been shown to reduce aviation safety risks arising from drug and alcohol use,” says Truss.<o:p></o:p></p>http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Australia-to-require-drug-testing-for-aviation-personnel-296959/