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Four Survive Airplane Crash Along Berks-Montco Border

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UPPER HANOVER TOWNSHIP, Montgomery County -- A small airplane owned by a Lehigh County man with four people on board crashed Sunday afternoon after taking off from an airport in Berks County. The Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement that the Cessna 180 aircraft somehow lost control during takeoff from the Butter Valley Golf Port Airport and crashed sometime after taking off about 2:45 p.m. (www.aviationpros.com) Plus d'info...

Qantas first WiFi trials deliver 7-12Mbps per device

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A three-hour test flight of the first 'Qantas WiFi' Boeing 737 with a 100% load of Qantas staff using >1 device each delivered speeds ranging from 7Mbps to 12Mbps per device. (www.ausbt.com.au) Plus d'info...

The B-17 Swamp Ghost. A Lost World War Two Plane Found After 68 Years In the Jungle.

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The bomber was a B-17E Flying Fortress, a four- engine heavy bomber used by the United States Army Air Force, it was piloted by Captain Fred Eaton and took part in one of the first air attacks by the US Air Force during the war. The bomber was intercepted by Japanese Fighters after a raid on ships at Japanese-occupied New Britain. The airplane suffered numerous hits and eventually crash-landed in Papua New Guinea. (www.warhistoryonline.com) Plus d'info...

5 dead after small plane crashes into Melbourne shopping center

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(CNN)A small chartered plane with five people aboard crashed into a shopping center shortly after takeoff from Melbourne's Essendon airport Tuesday morning, Victoria police said. All five people on board were killed in the crash, according to police. (www.cnn.com) Plus d'info...

Feds: 12 planes violated Trump air space over weekend

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At least 12 aircraft violated temporary flight restrictions through Monday afternoon for President Donald Trump’s Palm Beach Mar-a-Lago stay, with at least five of those having the unique experience of being buzzed by military aircraft, federal officials confirmed to The Palm Beach Post. Eight of those crossed the line on Friday alone, with three of those having what likely were unsettling encounters with F-15 jets and one with a military helicopter, according to the Federal Aviation… (www.palmbeachpost.com) Plus d'info...

Air Force One temporary tourist attraction

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Curious onlookers took a few moments Saturday to snap selfies with and photos of a temporary Palm Beach County tourist attraction: Air Force One. The presidential 747 is parked at Palm Beach International Airport, just off Southern Boulevard, while President Trump is in town for the weekend. (www.palmbeachpost.com) Plus d'info...

Wind rolls vintage tail dragger just after landing at KVPZ

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wind gust caught the wings of a single-engine airplane Monday morning, causing it to roll over after landing at the Porter County Regional Airport. The 1947 Stinson model 108-2 landed just before 10 a.m. on runway 18-36, with all wheels down, when a strong west wind pushed the plane off the roadway, causing it to rollover, according to the Porter County sheriff's office. (www.nwitimes.com) Plus d'info...

TSA allows JFK passengers to walk through security checkpoint without being screened

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Eleven unidentified passengers walked through a security lane without being screened at Kennedy Airport early Monday because the TSA left the area open and unattended, law enforcement sources said. A security camera captured a metal detector going off three times as the travelers walked through the screening lane, the sources said. There was no one present to operate the magnetometer, the x-ray machine and do the pat downs and secondary screening, the sources said. (www.nydailynews.com) Plus d'info...

Plane Flips on Alton Bay, NH Ice Runway

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Alton Bay was a hot bed of activity for first responders Sunday. A truck fell through the ice, a plane flipped over, and a dog had to be rescued from the icy water. (www.wmur.com) Plus d'info...

NUST and Airbus team up

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Windhoek-After two years of consultation with the Airbus Defence and Space company, the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST), finally signed a Letter of Intent with the Airbus Defence and Space organisation (ADS) on Thursday last week. The key projects under the Letter of Intent include a Virtual Space Data Centre and collaboration on developing academic postgraduate programmes in various fields of aerospace technology, such as satellite ground element technology, space… (www.newera.com.na) Plus d'info...

(Video) Boeing 717 Stall during test flight

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Amazing video of a recovery after an unusual attitude during a stall test. (vimeo.com) Plus d'info...

The FAA gave the first ever go-ahead for a drone to fly at a major airport

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It’s not legal to fly your drone anywhere near an airport — at least not without a special waiver from the Federal Aviation Administration. For the first time under the FAA’s commercial drone rules, the agency granted permission to operate a drone at a major airport where the airspace falls under a special classification called “class B." Seven flights were conducted by Berkeley, Calif.-based 3D Robotics on Jan. 10 at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International, the busiest airport in the… (www.recode.net) Plus d'info...

Tracking over the UK, US Air Force WC-135C Constant Phoenix Nuclear explosion ‘sniffer’ 62-3582 COBRA55

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U.S. Air Force WC-135C Constant Phoenix Nuclear explosion “sniffer,” serial number 62-3582, using radio callsign “Cobra 55” deployed to RAF Mildenhall, UK. As we have already reported the WC-135 is a derivative of the Boeing C-135 transport and support plane. Two of these aircraft are in service today out of the ten examples operated since 1963. The aircraft are flown by flight crews from the 45th Reconnaissance Squadron from Offutt Air Force Base while mission crews are staffed by Detachment 1… (www.airlineboarding.com) Plus d'info...

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