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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘pilot’

Justin Bieber Lucks Out With FAA

Justin Bieber has been dealt a ‘get out of jail free’ pass–at least by the FAA. The Federal Aviation Administration has closed its investigation into what happened on the private jet the As Long As You Love me singer and his entourage were traveling on and were briefly detained on back in January. Bieber and his friends flew into Teterboro …

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Ethiopian Airlines: Unarmed Hijacker; Unharmed Passengers

“Wait… we were hijacked?” The 202 travelers of Flight 702 likely asked themselves this once they were safe and sound on Swiss ground. Even the pilot of the Ethiopian airliner didn’t realize the plane he was flying from Addis Ababa to Rome had been hijacked until he emerged from the lavatory. During his bathroom break, his co-pilot barricaded himself in …

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Navy Jet Crash: Rescued Pilot Recovering In Critical Care

A Navy pilot who crashed into the Atlantic Ocean this afternoon has survived and is now recovering in hospital. The F-18 fighter pilot’s aircraft went down off the coast of Virginia earlier today during a training run. After ejecting from his aircraft, the pilot was first collected by a passing “good Samaritan”, the Navy says. The fisherman traveling in his …

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Chesley Sullenberger’s Heroics Helped Bring New Lives Into The World

Capt. Chesley Sullenberger is celebrating the 5th anniversary of the ‘Hudson Miracle” on Wednesday. In 2009 he saved 155 people by bringing US Airways Flight 1549 to an astounding landing on the Hudson River. The crash was caused after a flock of geese crammed the engines of the plane. As a matter of fact, Capt. Chesley not only saved lives, …

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Sarah Silverman Comments on ‘Susan 313’

Actress and comedian Sarah Silverman recently opened up to Variety about her cancelled 2012 NBC pilot, entitled ‘Susan 313.’ Over a year after NBC passed on the Fox TV production, Silverman was granted permission to post a cut of the comedy online. “There were cringy places for me,” Silverman says of ‘Susan 313.’ “I know, with some perspective of time, …

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Ben Affleck and Matt Damon Comedy Pilot Picked Up by CBS

Famed Hollywood heart-throbs Ben Affleck and Matt Damon aren’t just acting in front of the cameras these days. They’ve taken on the role of screenwriters behind the scenes as well. After the Oscar-winning success of their first collaborative effort, “Good Will Hunting,” one can only expect impeccable quality from this dynamic duo. Not only do they have an admirable ‘bromance’ that …

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William Bart Colantuono, Ax Men Pilot, Dies in Crash

At 3:42 PM on September 17, residents of Detroit, Oregon reported a helicopter crash near a logging site. “It had just returned after the pilot had taken a 45 minute break. The helicopter had picked up a load when witnesses reported hearing a loud snapping sound, which was followed by logs hitting the ground,” reported Linn County Sheriff Tim Mueller. …

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Syrian Jet Fighter Flies Across Border, Defects to Jordan

Jordan has granted political asylum to a Syrian fighter pilot who defected by flying his jet across the border today, the Washington Post reports. The fighter pilot was on a training mission when he flew his MIG-21 warplane into Jordan seeking asylum. Tens of thousands of soldiers have defected from the Syrian army but this is the first defection of …

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