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Elementary school kids doused as jet dumps fuel before emergency landing – Los Angeles Times

An airplane returning to Los Angeles International Airport on Tuesday morning dropped jet fuel onto a school playground, dousing several students at Park Avenue Elementary School in Cudahy, officials said.

Delta Flight 89 — a Boeing 777 — had taken off from LAX with more than 140 passengers on board and was en route to Shanghai when it turned around and headed back to the L.A. airport.

“Shortly after takeoff, Flight 89 from LAX to Shanghai experienced an engine issue requiring the aircraft to return quickly to LAX,” Delta said in a statement released Tuesday night. “The aircraft landed safely after a release of fuel, which was required as part of normal procedure to reach a safe landing weight. Delta is in touch with Los Angeles World Airports and the L.A. County Fire Department as well as community leaders, and shares concerns regarding reports of minor injuries to adults and children at schools in the area.”

Source: Elementary school kids doused as jet dumps fuel before emergency landing – Los Angeles Times

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Iran says it ‘unintentionally’ shot down Ukrainian jetliner

Iran announced Saturday that its military ‘unintentionally’ shot down a Ukrainian jetliner, killing all 176 aboard.

Source: Iran says it ‘unintentionally’ shot down Ukrainian jetliner

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Boeing hands over internal employee messages describing 737 Max as “designed by clowns.”

The messages describe coverups, safety concerns, and profit-seeking at the expense of safety.

Things appear to only get worse for Boeing these days and Thursday was no different, as the American company disclosed more than a hundred pages of internal emails and instant messages to congressional investigators that showed employees describing coverups and concern over the safety of the 737 Max airliner. Whether employees are grousing or exaggerating or being darkly sardonic, the internal comments give an unvarnished view of some of those closest to the aerospace manufacturing company’s production of the 737 Max, the plane that has since crashed twice and been grounded worldwide. The nature of the crashes—particularly the functioning of the airliner’s software system—has raised troubling questions about the Boeing’s willingness to pursue profit at the expense of safety, its relationship with regulators, and what exactly it knew about the problems in its marquee aircraft.

Source: Boeing hands over internal employee messages describing 737 Max as “designed by clowns.”

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Boeing 737 Crashes in Iran With at Least 170 People on Board – Bloomberg

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Boeing Co. 737 jet carrying at least 170 people crashed in Iran shortly after takeoff due to technical problems, according to local media reports.

State television reported that the plane crashed at 6:22 a.m. local time. Four helicopters and 22 ambulances had been sent to the crash site, according to reports, but severe fire was hampering rescue efforts.

Emergency personnel are trying to rescue any survivors, Pirhossein Koulivand, head of the Iranian Emergency Organization, said on state-run IRINN.

The 737-800 jet was headed for Ukraine, the semi-official Iranian Students News Agency reported. The website flightradar24 showed Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 left Tehran’s Imam Khomeini International Airport for Kyiv’s Boryspil International Airport early Wednesday morning local time.

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We are following reports that a Ukrainian 737-800 has crashed shortly after takeoff from Tehran. departed Tehran at 02:42UTC. Last ADS-B data received at 02:44UTC. https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/ps752#23732569 

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Source: Boeing 737 Crashes in Iran With at Least 170 People on Board – Bloomberg

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At least 15 dead when jet with 100 people on board crashes after takeoff in Kazakhstan | Daily Mail Online

The Bek Air flight with 100 on board went down shortly after take off at the airport in Almaty, Kazakhstan’s largest city, on Friday morning. The plane was en route to the capital, Nursultan.

  • At least 12 people were reported dead after a passenger jet crashed after takeoff from a Kazakh airport today
  • The plane ‘smashed through a concrete fence and then into a small building immediately after losing altitude’
  • Authorities found 35 survivors with injuries.

Source: At least 15 dead when jet with 100 people on board crashes after takeoff in Kazakhstan | Daily Mail Online

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Minnesota National Guard members dead in Black Hawk helicopter crash – CNN

Three members of the Minnesota National Guard have died after the Black Hawk helicopter they were in crashed 16 miles southwest of St. Cloud, Minnesota, Gov. Tim Walz said at a news conference Thursday.

Source: Minnesota National Guard members dead in Black Hawk helicopter crash – CNN

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San Antonio plane crash: 3 dead after emergency landing goes wrong – CNN

(CNN)An emergency landing went horribly wrong Sunday night as a plane crashed in San Antonio, leaving three dead, according to fire officials.

The small, single-engine plane was leaving Sugar Land and headed to Boerne, Texas, when it developed engine trouble, San Antonio Fire Chief Charles Hood told CNN affiliate KSAT-TV.
The pilot wanted to make an emergency landing at San Antonio International Airport, Hood said, but ended up crashing into the street.

Fire Chief Charles Hood said the twin-engine plane crashed in a commercial and industrial area killing all three people on board. Hood says the plane had taken off in Sugar Land and was on its way to Boerne when they developed engine problems. The pilot notified the San Antonio International Airport that they were going to divert to the airport to make an emergency landing, but they weren’t able to make it to the airport before crashing.

When firefighters arrived on the scene they found the wreckage beside a street. No one on the ground was hurt. Firefighters have blocked off a wide area around the 600 block of Rhapsody recovering any debris that might have fallen off the plane during the approach and crash. Hood says “as tragic as it is, it could have been much worse” had the plane come down on busy Highway 281 nearby or into a business or apartment complex.

Source: San Antonio plane crash: 3 dead after emergency landing goes wrong – CNN

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9 killed in South Dakota plane crash, including 2 children

Three others on board are being treated for critical injuries.

“The men and women of law enforcement, first responders and medical professionals should be commended in their heroic actions to rescue the victims in the extreme weather conditions,” according to a statement from Brule County States Attorney Theresa Maule Rossow, which was posted to the Brule County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page Saturday evening.

The Pilatus PC-12 had taken off at the Chamberlain Municipal Airport and was heading to Idaho Falls, Idaho, according to the Sioux Falls Argus Leader.

Two children are among those who died and there were 12 people on board the plane, KSFY-TV reported.

BRULE COUNTY, S.D. (KSFY) – UPDATE 9:45 p.m. – KIFI reports members of an Idaho Falls family were killed Saturday afternoon in a South Dakota plane crash near Chamberlain.

The crash took nine lives, including prominent businessmen Jim and Kirk Hansen, the pilot, 2 young children, and four other males.

Three others survived the crash and are being treated at a local hospital.

The Hansen’s own K & J Super Stores, oil company Conrad and Bischoff and founders of the health and wellness company Kyani.

The plane crashed shortly after takeoff from the Chamberlain Municipal Airport around 12:30 p.m. in a nearby farm field.

Family friends told KIFI the men were on a traditional Thanksgiving hunting trip in South Dakota and were returning home.

Conditions poor at time of crash

Though the cause of the crash hasn’t been released, Chamberlain and central south-central South Dakota were under a winter storm warning at the time.

The NWS said visibility was a half a mile with light winds reported at the airport at 12:30 p.m. There have been no snowfall totals reported for Chamberlain, but Gregory, which is south of Chamberlain, reported eight inches of snow as of 2 p.m., the NWS said.

Interstate 90 has been closed all day from the Wyoming border to Chamberlain.

Source: 9 killed in South Dakota plane crash, including 2 children

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Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma: 2 killed in aircraft mishap, Oklahoma Air Force base says today – CBS News

Two airmen were killed Thursday in an accident involving two jets at an Air Force base in northwestern Oklahoma, military officials said. Vance Air Force Base said in a statement that two T-38 Talons, each with two people aboard, were taking part in a training mission when the mishap occurred shortly after 9 a.m.

Source: Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma: 2 killed in aircraft mishap, Oklahoma Air Force base says today – CBS News

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American Airlines Flight Diverted To Pittsburgh Lands Safely – CBS Pittsburgh

An American Airlines flight was diverted to Pittsburgh International Airport Saturday morning.

Source: American Airlines Flight Diverted To Pittsburgh Lands Safely – CBS Pittsburgh

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Air Force airman missing after fall into Gulf of Mexico from C-130 aircraft | Fox News

A U.S. Air Force airman went missing Tuesday after falling from a C-130 aircraft into the Gulf of Mexico off the Florida coast, according to reports.

The fall happened during a parachute-jump training exercise out of Hurlburt Field, Fla., according to Air Force Times.

U.S. Coast Guard personnel were assisting the Air Force as a search for the airman got underway in water about a mile and a half south of Santa Rosa Island, Fla., along the Florida Panhandle, WKRG-TV of Mobile, Ala., reported.

AIR FORCE F-16 CRASHES IN GERMANY, PILOT SUFFERS MINOR INJURIES

Source: Air Force airman missing after fall into Gulf of Mexico from C-130 aircraft | Fox News

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Schiphol airport: False alarm causes Amsterdam security alert – BBC News

An accidental alert about a hijacking causes disruption at Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport.

A false report of an airline hijacking sparked a large police response on board a plane at Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport on Wednesday evening.

Dutch police tweeted at about 19:30 (18:30 GMT) that they were investigating a “suspicious situation”.

Part of the airport, which is one of Europe’s busiest, was closed to passengers as officials investigated.

But after people were evacuated from the plane, Air Europa announced a pilot had accidentally set off an alert.

“False alarm. In the flight Amsterdam-Madrid this afternoon was activated, by mistake, a warning that triggers protocols on hijackings at the airport,” the airline tweeted.

“Nothing has happened, all passengers are safe and sound waiting to fly soon. We deeply apologize.”

Shortly before their announcement, Dutch military police confirmed all passengers and staff had been safely evacuated from the Madrid-bound flight.

Images posted on social media showed parts of the airport’s D-pier cordoned off to the public, with passengers waiting around for information.

Source: Schiphol airport: False alarm causes Amsterdam security alert – BBC News

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Deadline For Real ID Is One Year Away : NPR

Starting Oct. 1, 2020, when the REAL ID law takes effect, you’ll need a star at the top of your driver’s license if you plan to fly anywhere in the United States. Essentially an enhanced driver’s license, it will be required at the airport gate, unless you have another accepted form of ID. And officials are worried that one year out, many people don’t yet have one.

Source: Deadline For Real ID Is One Year Away : NPR

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UPDATE: 3 Hurt in Helicopter Crash at Bloomsburg Fairgrounds | WNEP.com

BLOOMSBURG, Pa. — A helicopter crashed in a parking lot at the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds Saturday night.Bloomsburg police say the helicopter crashed around 7:30 p.m. in Lot C on the fairgrounds. A pilot and two passengers were on board. All three were taken to the hospital. There were no fatalities. Several vehicles in the parking lot were damaged.

Source: UPDATE: 3 Hurt in Helicopter Crash at Bloomsburg Fairgrounds | WNEP.com

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Greek police arrest suspect in 1985 TWA Flight 847 hijacking | Fox News

A man wanted in the 1985 hijacking of a Trans World Airlines (TWA) plane in which a U.S. Navy diver was killed has been arrested by Greek police.

Source: Greek police arrest suspect in 1985 TWA Flight 847 hijacking | Fox News

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Belgian F-16 fighter jet crashes in France; pilot trapped hanging from power line

A Belgian F-16 fighter jet crashed in France on Thursday — and authorities say one of its pilots hit a high-voltage power line, leaving him hanging in the air.

Source: Belgian F-16 fighter jet crashes in France; pilot trapped hanging from power line

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Toledo cargo plane crash: Two are dead after aircraft wrecks in repair shop’s parking lot – CNN

A cargo plane crashed into a truck repair facility’s parking lot early Wednesday as it approached Toledo’s airport, killing two people aboard, officials said.

Source: Toledo cargo plane crash: Two are dead after aircraft wrecks in repair shop’s parking lot – CNN

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Air Force: Air Force fighter jet on a training mission accidentally fires a ROCKET near Tucson | Daily Mail Online

  • An investigation is under way after a single M-156 rocket was launched unintentionally during a routine training mission Thursday morning
  • According to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, an A-10C Thunderbolt II assigned to the 354th Fighter Squadron from the 355th Wing reportedly launched a rocket 
  • Rocket landed in the desert in an uninhabited area 60 miles northeast of Tucson 
  • Authorities say no injuries, damages or fires were reported in connection with the incident at this time 

Source: Air Force: Fighter jet accidentally fires rocket near… | Daily Mail Online

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Student pilot makes emergency landing during first lesson after instructor passes out

A trainee pilot was forced to make an emergency landing during his first flying lesson when his instructor fell unconscious.

Max Sylvester rang in to air traffic control in Western Australia after his instructor collapsed in the two-seater Cessna plane.

Source: Student pilot makes emergency landing during first lesson after instructor passes out

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Seven Hawaiian Airlines passengers taken to hospital after smoke in the cabin forces plane evacuation – CNN

Seven passengers were taken to hospitals when a Hawaiian Airlines flight landed in Honolulu on Thursday morning with smoke in the cabin and cargo hold, officials said.

Source: Seven Hawaiian Airlines passengers taken to hospital after smoke in the cabin forces plane evacuation – CNN