All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘planes’

Selfies Contributed to Fatal Plane Crash, Says NTSB

In May of last year, two men were killed when their Cessna 150 crashed in a field outside Denver, Colorado. Now, the National Transportation Safety Board has issued its official report – and the agency is saying that selfies likely contributed to the fatal crash. According to the NTSB, a GoPro recovered near the scene gave clues as to what …

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Grounded F-35 Fleet Cleared to Fly

After an engine fire in June grounded the entire U.S. military fleet of Lockheed Martin F-35 fighter jets, Navy and Air Force officials have approved a limited flight clearance to run engine inspections and restricted flight drills. The cause of the fire is still not known, and the Pentagon, along with engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney, has been trying to …

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No-Fly List Declared Unconstitutional By Federal Judge

It’s nearly thirteen years since the 9/11 attacks and the no-fly list is now considered a way of life. Or at least it was, until a federal judge’s recent ruling. After 13 people sued the government after they were barred from flying to or within the United States, U.S. District Court Judge Anna Brown ruled that the measure was unconstitutional. …

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Amelia Earhart Situation For Flight 370

International attention focusing on the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has led to collective concern that the most recent occurrence could be another unsolved global mystery, similar to the officially-unsolved case involving renowned pilot Amelia Earhart. Former U.S. aviation accident investigator Ric Gillespie, who studied the 1937 disappearance of Earhart, spoke about the public’s reaction to the recent unresolved …

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‘Miracle on the Hudson’ Remembered 5 Years On

USAirways Flight 1549 landed into the Hudson River five years ago after being struck by birds. Images of passengers exiting the plane are still reminiscent today. Fortunately, the quick-thinking ingenuity of Pilots Sully Sullenberger and Jeff Skiles led to the safe landing and rescue of the passengers aboard the plane. The passengers still remember the chain of events that led …

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Skydiver Planes Collide; Everyone Jumps to Safety

It was supposed to be an exciting weekend until everything went terrifyingly wrong in a split second for two planes, each full of excited skydivers. CNN reports that those two planes endured a mid-air collision, but everyone on both planes safely landed on the ground. Miraculously, only two passengers were injured in the crash! The crash took place last weekend …

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Boeing 747 May Get 86’d in the Years to Come

The Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet has been hailed as a double-decker revolution in air travel that shrank the globe by the Associated Press, yet even Arsenio Hall seems able to offer one as a (seemingly unattainable) prize on his new show. Despite that glowing remark from the AP, Boeing has had to cut its 747 production line two times in …

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Teri Hatcher Wants A “Desperate Housewives” Movie

Teri Hatcher is well aware that there have been rumors of a “Desperate Housewives” movie for a while now, and the actress says she’s totally down for it. “I love the fans of the show so much, and they don’t seem to be done with those characters. I think it would be great for them,” Teri said. However, she did …

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Maine B-52 Crash Remembered by Survivor, Rescuer

On January 24, 1963, a U.S. Air Force B-52 bomber training flight carrying a crew of nine crashed into Elephant Mountain in Maine. There were only two survivors of the crash, the pilot, Lt. Col. Dan Bulli, and the navigator, Capt. Gerald Adler (pictured). Both survived a night in freezing temperatures that reached -30°F while rescue workers searched for survivors …

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Python On Plane Wing Is Your WTF Story Of The Day [Video]

I promise not to make any stupid “Snakes on a Plane” jokes. A Python was spotted on the wing of a Quantas Airways plane during a two-hour flight from Cairns, Australia to Papua New Guinea. According to The Sydney Morning Herald, the serpent was spotted by a passenger about 20 minutes into the flight, in an incident that more closely …

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HP ElitePad Chosen to Fly on Emirates Airlines

HP and Emirates Airlines announced today that HP’s new Windows 8 tablet, the ElitePad 900, has been chosed at the “primary interface” for the airline’s flight crews. As part of Emirates’ new Knowledge-driven Inflight Service (KIS), the tablets will be used to facilitate in-flight communications and also function as part of the customer relationship management system. HP stated that Emirates …

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Cause For Australian iPhone Explosion Revealed

All sorts of strange things can happen when a plane takes off. Maybe it’s happened to you: an ink pen bursts from the pressure changes and gets ink all over your stuff; an empty water bottle expands on the way up, then goes back to normal on the way down; you fall asleep at cruising altitude and wake up just …

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