Monday February 20, 2017

Archive for the ‘Aviation’ Category

Harrison Ford spotted as air investigation is put on hold

Harrison Ford has been spotted in public for the first time since he nearly crashed his single-engine Husky plane into a Boeing 737 carrying 110 passengers at the start of the week. Ford was seen driving his Tesla Model S to Santa Monica Airport, California, on Wednesday – the same place he nearly caused his second serious plane crash in two years.  More…

Harrison Ford FAA investigation for landing on airport taxiway instead of runway

Harrison Ford will not know his flying fate for weeks and maybe a lot longer, because the FAA is severely backlogged. Ford landed on a taxiway Monday at John Wayne Airport in Orange County, thinking it was the proper runway.  More…

Pilot’s bizarre intercom rant about presidential election and her divorce

A United Airlines pilot had to be removed from her airliner after ranting on to stunned passengers about her divorce and President Donald Trump over the plane’s intercom.  More…

This is what 300 drones flying in sync looks like

Land of the free, home of the…drone? The Super Bowl halftime show opened with Lady GaGa singing “God Bless America” and “This Land Is Your Land” with some special guests — hundreds of dancing drones, which formed the shape of the American flag.  More…

VIDEO: Passengers cheer as woman berating Trump supporter is kicked off plane

An elderly woman demanded a Donald Trump supporter seated next to her be moved, but she quickly found out that’s not how the world works. Scott Kotesky, in a window seat, posted a video on Saturday showing a woman in the middle seat complaining about him to airline personnel.  More…

Cops find drunk pilot passed out in cockpit

An airline pilot is facing charges in Canada after police say he was found by his co-pilot passed out in the cockpit of a Boeing 737 before it was set to take off.  More…

Flight 666 Flies to HEL on Friday the 13th

Finnair flight AY666 took off today from Copenhagen and safely landed at the Helsinki Airport. Fortunately for the air travelers, today on Friday the 13th, flight 666 successfully flew to HEL without incident.  More…

Pilot in fatal hot air balloon crash was high on drugs

The pilot of a hot air balloon that went down in a fiery crash in Texas last summer — killing him and 15 sightseers — had binged on a cocktail of drugs before takeoff, Bloomberg News reported Friday. Alfred “Skip” Nichols, 49, had ingested seven drugs, including the opiate painkiller oxycodone and Valium, according to a toxicology report.  More…

Soccer plane crash survivors fined $30K for missing game

The surviving members of the Brazilian soccer team that lost most of its players when its plane crashed in Colombia have been fined $30,000 for missing their final match of the season.  More…

Groom waiting for bride’s ‘surprise’ at altar is heartbroken after being told she died in helicopter crash

A groom was left in a state of shock after being told at the altar that his bride had been killed in a helicopter crash just one mile from the venue. The horrendous crash killed the bride-to-be, her brother, the pilot and a photographer who was six-months-pregnant.  More…

Trump rips Boeing for ‘out of control’ cost of new Air Force One

Donald Trump lashed out at airplane manufacturer Boeing for the exorbitantly high cost of the Air Force One plane currently being built. “Boeing is building a brand new 747 Air Force One for future presidents, but costs are out of control, more than $4 billion. Cancel order!” Trump said Tuesday morning on Twitter.  More…

Search for video game may be why Colombia plane didn’t refuel

The plane carrying a Brazilian soccer team that crashed in Colombia ran out of fuel because its crew searched for a player’s video game before takeoff — a delay that led to a skipped refueling stop en route to Medellin, according to a report.  More…

Box Office: ‘Sully’ Soaring to $32 Million Opening

Tom Hanks’ “Sully” is dominating the box office as the thriller-biopic heads for a $32 million weekend at 3,525 locations, early estimates showed Friday. That’s well above recent forecasts, which had placed the Warner Bros. film in the $25 million range.  More…

Co-pilot busted on suspicion of being drunk was nearly 4 times over legal limit

A co-pilot on a charter plane in Michigan bound for Massachusetts was arrested Thursday after a colleague suspected that he was drunk. Separately, an American Airlines co-pilot accused of trying to fly while drunk pleaded no contest Wednesday at a Detroit-area court. He was placed on probation.  More…

Commercial flights are too ‘burdensome’ for Clinton

Hillary Clinton summoned the Air Force to fly her from New York to Washington, DC, seven years ago because she didn’t want to use the “burdensome” commercial shuttle, according to newly released e-mails.  More…