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NEWS Mar 02, 2024 As Pressure Mounts, Boeing May be Forced to Purchase its Fuselage Supplier Spirit AeroSystems In the spotlight to improve its safety, Boeing is in discussions to acquire Spirit AeroSystems Inc., to reclaim control of its challenged former aerostructures unit and the main supplier that makes the bodies of the troubled 737 MAX planes. Read More →
STORIES Feb 23, 2024 The 1956 Grand Canyon Mid-Air Collision: The Crash That Created the Modern Air Traffic Control System The summer morning of June 30, 1956, disaster began with a sudden bang and the sickening crunch of metal crashing into metal. This incident facilitated the creation of the modern en route air traffic control system, which has made commercial aviation the safest means of transportation in human history. Read More →
STORIES Dec 27, 2023 The Russian Concorde: Why Did The Tupolev TU-144 Fail? During the Cold War, the ever-looming threat of technological inferiority drove innovation in the aviation industry on both sides of the Iron Curtain. One of the most prominent examples was the race to conquer commercial supersonic air travel. The Tupolev Tu-144 was built as the Soviet Union's response to the Concorde in the West. Unlike the Concorde, the Tu-144 never experienced the same level of success as its western counterpart. Read More →
INFORMATIONAL Nov 19, 2023 The Mysterious Plane Crash of a UN Secretary in Congo The second secretary general of the United Nations met an untimely end in a plane crash during the Congo Crisis in 1961. The circumstances behind this plane crash still remain a mystery. New information that has surfaced in recent years paints a different narrative about the plane crash than that of official authorities regarding the incident. Read More →
INFORMATIONAL Oct 26, 2023 Airplane Windows are Round Because This Plane Kept Crashing Oval windows are commonplace in modern aviation, but why do engineers prefer them? The history dates back to the failure of the de Havilland Comet, which employed square windows that would prove to be fatal. Read More →
NEWS Oct 24, 2023 Smartavia Boeing 737 Skids Off Runway in Russia A Smartavia Boeing 737 overran the runway in Perm, Russia, on October 24. That morning, the flight, operated by a Boeing 737-800 as flight 5N583, was en route from Saint Petersburg to Perm, a busy domestic flight in Russia. The aircraft had 180 passengers onboard, in addition to six crewmembers. No injuries were reported. Read More →
NEWS Oct 04, 2023 Woman on Lawnmower Struck and Killed by Plane In Broken Bow, Oklahoma, a woman was struck and killed by a plane while riding a lawnmower. The FAA has chosen not to address the situation as the event unfolds. Read More →
NEWS Aug 23, 2023 Russian Mercenary Leader Presumed Dead in Plane Crash A private jet flying between Moscow and Saint Petersburg in Russia has crashed. The circumstances of the crash remain mysterious as reports have emerged that Russian mercenary leader Yevgeny Prigozhin may have been onboard the aircraft. Read More →
NEWS Nov 28, 2022 Mooney Crashes Into Power Lines in Gaithersburg, MD On Thursday, November 27, 2022, an MFC Corp Mooney M20J departed Westchester County Airport (HPN) in White Plains, New York at 3:00 p.m., before crashing and becoming entangled in power lines approximately two-and-a-half hours later. Read More →
NEWS Nov 22, 2022 LATAM Aircraft Strikes Fire Truck in Lima Killing Two On Friday, November 18, a departing LATAM A320 collided with a fire truck on the runway at Jorge Chavez Airport in Lima, Peru. Unfortunately, the incident resulted in fatalities and is currently under investigation. Read More →