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Category Archives: Aviation Law

Seven dead after a WWII ear B-17 bomber crash at a Connecticut Airport

By Jason Hanna, Steve Always and Aaron Cooper, CNN Seven people are dead after a World War II-era B-17 bomber crashed into an airport de-icing facility while trying to land at Bradley International Airport in Connecticut, officials said. The seven were on the plane, James Rovella, commissioner of the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection,… Read More »

Fifteen Shades of Grey Aircraft Charter

By John McGraw, National Air Transportation Association Perhaps you’d like to offset some of the cost of your own flying by making your aircraft available for charter when you’re not using it. You have two ways to do so: you can secure your own FAA Part 135 charter certificate, or you can enroll your aircraft… Read More »

F-16 Fighter Jet Crashes into California Warehouse

By Luis Martinez, ABC News The F-16 fighter jet that crashed into a warehouse next to March Air Reserve Base in Southern California on Thursday was armed with live ammunition it needed as part of its NORAD alert mission, according to a defense official. The weapons aboard the fighter jet have now been secured and… Read More »

Miami Air International’s ‘goodwill gesture’ to crash survivors: $2,500 and an apology

By Kristin Lam, USA TODAY The operator of the airliner that skidded off the runway at Naval Air Station Jacksonville and into a Florida river last week has offered $2,500 to each passenger as a “goodwill gesture.” In an open letter dated Monday, Miami Air International’s CEO apologized to the survivors aboard the Boeing 737-800 that rolled off the end of a runway after… Read More »

Passenger Farted So Bad During Flight, That It Caused An Emergency Landing

So, what was supposed to be a normal flight to the Netherlands turned out to be something else. You see, this plane left Dubai for Amsterdam Schiphol but had to veer off to Vienna when a case of persistent farting ended up in a fistfight. Now, this whole problem started when an elderly man started… Read More »

Plane crashes in ocean in Myrtle Beach

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) –A small plane crashed into the Atlantic Ocean off the South Carolina shore Monday afternoon. The Myrtle Beach Fire Department says it happened Monday afternoon near Springmaid Pier in Myrtle Beach. Officials say a good samaritan pulled the pilot out of the plane and brought him to shore. The pilot was… Read More »

Former Delta Air Lines Executive and Pilot Is Top Pick to Head FAA

By Andy Pasztor and Alison Sider, The Wall Street Journal Steve Dickson, a veteran Delta Air Lines pilot who retired as senior vice president of global flight operations at the airline last month, has emerged as the leading compromise choice for the Federal Aviation Administration chief, according to people familiar with the matter. After a 27-year… Read More »

JAL pilot admits being almost 10 times over alcohol limit

Associated Press LONDON (AP) — A Japan Airlines co-pilot arrested after failing a breath test shortly before a London to Tokyo flight pleaded guilty Thursday to being almost 10 times over the legal limit for alcohol. London’s Metropolitan Police force said Katsutoshi Jitsukawa appeared at Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court in west London and admitted exceeding the… Read More »

Pilots and Medication

Doomed Indonesian plane with 189 on board had asked to return to base

By Fergus Jensen and Tommy Ardiansyah, Reuters PAKISJAYA, Indonesia (Reuters) – An Indonesian aircraft with 189 people on board crashed into the sea on Monday as it tried to circle back to the capital, Jakarta, from where it had taken off minutes earlier, and there were likely no survivors, officials said. Lion Air flight JT610,… Read More »