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39 Die in Landing Mishap

Las Vegas NV- 37 passengers and two crew members succumbed to fumes after a 737-200 (N666JT) landed at McCarran Airport.  The 737 aircraft was taxing to parking when the crew reported fumes in the cockpit.  Captain Brian Aldridge stopped the aircraft on the taxiway and ordered an immediate evacuation.  Details remain sketchy as injured passengers [...]

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Tow Job Goes Bad

Frankfurt, Germany-   On June 11th, 2018, at about 8am an empty Airbus SE A340-300 long-haul aircraft owned by Deutsche Lufthansa AG was being repositioned to operate as Flight LH426 to Philadelphia.  During the tow, the tug caught fire.  No passengers or crew were on board however ten  people were taken to the hospital for smoke [...]

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Name These Airlines

Do you fly a lot?  Can you tell one airline from another? Try our quiz.   You’re not guessing, are you? Come on, that was a gimme.   Post your answers in the comments.

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Pilots

You send them to school, pay them big bucks and they still act like boys (and girls) on bikes.

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Airline Slang

In the military or in the private sector, every subculture has its own language.  Airlines are no exception. Baby Jesus An infant passenger whose parents treat it with utmost importance, which may result in a lack of polite behavior like incessant crying..   Blue Juice The lavatory water is blue. So when we call the [...]

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Aircraft Identification Quiz

Can you identify these aircraft?

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Harrison Ford Survives Air Crash

Piloting a vintage 1942 PT-22 “Recruit”, Harrison Ford made an emergency landing on the eighth hole of the Penmar Golf Course in Mar Vista, California.

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Air Travel Then and Now

Things have changed a little since the ’70s.

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Jokes About Malaysia Airlines

Jason Biggs just caught Hell for tweeting and offer to sell his Malaysia Airlines frequent flier miles. Too soon? Of course not.

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Malaysia Airlines Flight 370???

I know my readership has a wealth of aviation knowledge and the crash is rife with speculation. I invite you to post your theory.

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