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McDonald’s Plane Crash Sends Pilot To The Hospital

It was a very close call for one Northern Louisiana McDonald’s restaurant on Tuesday. According to airport officials, a small plane that was preparing to land at the Monroe Regional Airport, crashed into the McDonald’s parking lot on Desiard Street in Monroe, barely missing the building, and sending the pilot to the hospital. Ron Phillips, the airport’s director, explained that …

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X-15 Test Pilot Bill Dana Dies at 83

NASA test pilot and astronaut William Harvey “Bill” Dana passed away Tuesday at age 83. According to NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in California, Dana, famed as a research test pilot who flew the X-15 rocket plane and other pioneering aircraft at the dawn of the space age, died at an assisted living facility in a suburb of Phoenix. Beginning …

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Utah Plane In Iran Actually Belonged To Ghanaians?

To put it mildly, the United States and Iran have a rather strained relationship. Economic dealings between the two nations are almost non-existent. This is why so many people are extremely puzzled over a photograph of a private jet traced to the Bank of Utah at the Mehrabad Airport in Tehran. It’s not a case of mistaken identity. In the …

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Plane Diverted When Passenger Tries To Open Door

A passenger traveling aboard Southwest Airlines Flight 722 from Chicago to Sacramento tried to open the rear door of the plane in mid-flight on Sunday roughly an hour after the 10:50 a.m. departure time. Multiple passengers as well as flight attendants worked to subdue 23-year-old Joshua Carl Lee Suggs. According to a federal order, Suggs claimed that he wanted to …

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Aspen Plane Crash Leaves One Dead & Two Injured

On Sunday, Aspen-Pitkin County Airport shut down after a private jet attempted to land on the runway, but instead flipped over and burst into flames. The crash killed one passenger and injured two others. According to FAA spokesman Allen Kenitzer, the plane appeared to be a twin-engine Bombardier Challenger 600 that had departed from Tucson, Arizona, at approximately 10:04 a.m. …

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Aspen Plane Crash: Private Plane Crashes Then Bursts Into Flames

At Aspen Airport, just 100 miles southeast of Denver, a private plane crashed while attempting to land at the Aspen/Pitkin County Airport on Sunday afternoon. Witnesses said that it appeared the pilot missed the runway in his first attempt to land, and circled a few times before the plane crashed, Flight Aware reported. The aircraft bound for the Rockies started …

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Navy Jet Crashes Near Pensacola, Florida

The Navy has not yet released the name of the pilots, however it has been confirmed that a flight instructor and a Navy flight student have been taken to the hospital for injuries after their jet crashed. The crash occurred near the Sherman Field runway at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida, around 10:30 a.m. Monday morning. As far …

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F-35 Fighter Drops 1st Bomb Against A Ground Target

Reuters reported yesterday evening that Lockheed Martin’s stealthy new F-35B Joint Strike Fighter laid waste to a tank at Edwards Air Force Base in California using a 500-pound guided bomb. The Pentagon confirmed this was the first time an F-35 has deployed a weapon. The report says the plane fired its laser-guided bomb unit (GBU-12) “Paveway II” from an internal …

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Plane Crash In Arkansas Kills Couple

A single-engine Piper Saratoga aircraft was found in ruins on the ground after a horrendous crash that turned out to be fatal for two people aboard the flight. The aircraft was en route to Claremore from Alabama.  The aircraft is believed to have crashed on Monday. Around 2 p.m., Air Traffic Control realized that they had lost contact with the …

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Small Plane Goes Down in Arkansas

A small, single-engine plane went down near Huntsville, Arkansas, killing both pilot and passenger. The Piper Saratoga was piloted by Ivan Williams, the CEO of Williams Construction Company in Pryor, Oklahoma. His passenger was wife Adina Williams. Ivan Williams had told air-traffic controllers that his plane was experiencing difficulties, before going silent.Tthe plane was losing altitude while traveling at about …

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Stephanie Auerbach Arrested After Causing Flight Diversion

A woman traveling first-class with her two children had a little too much to drink earlier this week and causing such a disruption on the plane that the flight had to be diverted to Alaska. Stephanie Auerbach, owner of Shanghai fashion company Stephanie & Co., had five glasses of wine during the flight from New York and reportedly jumped up …

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Jet Overshoots Runway At Minneapolis Airport

A small corporate jet ran off the runway at Flying Cloud Airport in Minneapolis this morning, crashing through a chain-link fence and coming to rest on the side of a roadway. Officials say there were no passengers aboard the 7-passenger plane, and the two crew members were unharmed in the accident. An investigation is ongoing by the FAA. The Embraer …

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