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This weekend, passengers traveling from Abu Dhabi to San Francisco on Etihad Airways Flight 183 had to endure a horrific ordeal. Massive fog rolled in and shut down Abu Dhabi International Airport.
by Christian Dem in NC
Comment Count 40 comments on Mon Jan 05, 2015 at 05:02 PM PST with 12 Recommends
Surprised no one's mentioned this yet, but Tracy Morgan is suing Walmart , claiming that its negligence resulted in one of its trucks plowing into Morgan's limo back in June. For those who don't ...
by Christian Dem in NC
Comment Count 10 comments on Fri Jul 18, 2014 at 05:32 PM PDT with 23 Recommends
Earlier today, Malaysian officials dropped a bombshell. Based on a review of radio and radar data, the pilot of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 radioed air traffic control in Kuala Lumpur for the last ...
by Christian Dem in NC
Comment Count 175 comments on Sun Mar 16, 2014 at 11:17 AM PDT with 126 Recommends
This weekend, a nine-year-old boy from the Twin Cities somehow managed to sneak through security at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and board a Delta flight to Minneapolis-- without a ...
by Christian Dem in NC
Comment Count 5 comments on Mon Oct 07, 2013 at 07:11 AM PDT with 7 Recommends
Some more details came out earlier today about the horrific crash of Asiana Flight 214 on Saturday. It turns out Lee Kang-guk, the pilot at the controls of the plane when it crash-landed in San ...
by Christian Dem in NC
Comment Count 22 comments on Mon Jul 08, 2013 at 02:33 PM PDT with 6 Recommends
This blog is cross-posted at StewartAcuff.com The Huffington Post has reported that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is closing 149 air traffic control towers at America’s airports. The ...
by StewartAcuff
Comment Count 11 comments on Fri Mar 29, 2013 at 08:14 AM PDT with 2 Recommends
There's a surreal exclusive from the Associated Press about the Dreamliner. While that plane will likely be grounded for the foreseeable future due to concerns about its lithium-ion battery causing ...
by Christian Dem in NC
Comment Count 34 comments on Sun Feb 03, 2013 at 06:03 AM PST with 23 Recommends
Late last week, we learned that in all likelihood, it will be several months before the FAA and other aviation regulators allow the Boeing Dreamliner to fly again. Now a front-page article ( below ...
by Christian Dem in NC
Comment Count 9 comments on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 06:18 AM PST with 9 Recommends
Just a few weeks after it emerged that TSA screeners in Honolulu weren't screening ...
by Christian Dem in NC
Comment Count 20 comments on Thu Jun 30, 2011 at 08:43 AM PDT with 13 Recommends
The TSA is in the midst of a mid-scale housecleaning at Honolulu International Airport. After an investigation by local ABC affiliate KITV revealed numerous bags had gone unscreened, 36 TSA ...
by Christian Dem in NC
Comment Count 10 comments on Sat Jun 11, 2011 at 10:11 AM PDT with 2 Recommends
Earlier today, the FAA announced major changes in scheduling for air traffic controllers. For one, they're due to ...
by Christian Dem in NC
Comment Count 18 comments on Sun Apr 17, 2011 at 12:18 PM PDT with 8 Recommends
A day after the latest incident of an air traffic controller falling asleep on the job, the man responsible for overseeing ...
by Christian Dem in NC
Comment Count 16 comments on Thu Apr 14, 2011 at 03:43 PM PDT with 9 Recommends
A few days after an overworked air traffic controller at Washington National Airport fell asleep in the tower, it emerged that Reno-Tahoe International Airport was one of seven other airports where ...
by Christian Dem in NC
Comment Count 13 comments on Wed Apr 13, 2011 at 02:58 PM PDT with 20 Recommends
In the wake of an overworked supervisor falling asleep earlier this week at Washington National Airport, the air traffic controllers union released a list of seven airports ...
by Christian Dem in NC
Comment Count 9 comments on Fri Mar 25, 2011 at 02:44 PM PDT with 9 Recommends
Early Wednesday morning, two planes landed at Reagan Airport without clearance from the tower. The reason? The one ...
by Christian Dem in NC
Comment Count 105 comments on Thu Mar 24, 2011 at 05:42 AM PDT with 38 Recommends
Flying to or over the DC area any time soon? Better be on guard--as a new generation of air traffic controllers starts patrolling the skies over National and Dulles take over, there's been ...
by Christian Dem in NC
Comment Count 7 comments on Mon Jul 05, 2010 at 10:13 AM PDT with 9 Recommends
Germany's Der Spiegel has a detailed story about the last minutes of Air France Flight 447. Last June, en route from Rio to Paris, it crashed in the Atlantic, killing all 228 people aboard. ...
by Christian Dem in NC
Comment Count 30 comments on Sun Feb 28, 2010 at 09:55 AM PST with 23 Recommends
The TSA is planning to require Canadian airlines to give them the names of Canadians who fly through American airspace en route to the Caribbean and Latin America. However, the major Canadian ...
by Christian Dem in NC
Comment Count 31 comments on Sat Jan 02, 2010 at 11:51 AM PST with 8 Recommends
You'd think the pilots of Northwest Flight 188 wouldn't have a leg to stand on. They admitted to violating their own company's policy by checking their flight schedules on their laptops. Their 77-...
by Christian Dem in NC
Comment Count 18 comments on Wed Dec 09, 2009 at 03:14 PM PST with 3 Recommends
Yesterday, the FAA released several recordings from Northwest Flight 188, the plane that overshot Minneapolis-St. Paul by over 150 miles. According to the St. Paul Pioneer Press , they reveal ...
by Christian Dem in NC
Comment Count 37 comments on Sat Nov 28, 2009 at 11:36 AM PST with 11 Recommends