Satellite ping arcs for MH370 published
SubmittedLots of nice graphics here, including the ping arcs from the satellite. The first two are clearly closer together than the rest, if this is accurate, implying the flight path changed. And seems like the earlier ones should provide some clear constraints on the flight path, since they shouldn't all be closer to the satellite's projected position. Are the earlier ping arcs also available? (www.washingtonpost.com) More...
Fasten your seat belt – turbulence is on the rise
SubmittedSevere turbulence, which recently forced the emergency landing of a transatlantic flight, is on the rise. But why and what can be done? (www.theguardian.com) More...
Airline loses wheelchair-using granny for 11 hours
SubmittedA family is fuming mad after an airline employee parked a wheelchair-using grandmother for 11 hours at an airport, having apparently forgotten her. Southwest gave her $200 in travel vouchers after she missed all her flights. (www.freep.com) More...
American Airlines calls arrest of co-pilot 'serious matter,' apologizes to customers
SubmittedAmerican Airlines co-pilot arrested at Detroit Metro Airport after failing sobriety tests. American Airlines has released a statement. (www.mlive.com) More...
No one knows who owns the ghost plane abandoned at Madrid airport
SubmittedOfficials from the Adolfo Suárez-Madrid Barajas airport are trying to find the owners of a plane that has been parked on the tarmac, without moving, for years. (www.cnn.com) More...
Using photocopy ID in Indonesia
SubmittedI'm just putting this placeholder link because I'm reporting this myself -- I recently visited Indonesia, and one of my aunts says that she always uses a photocopy of her ID instead of the real thing, to present at the airport for domestic flights. I traveled with her on a major inter-island flight (Jakarta to Sulawesi island on Garuda, considered the safest domestic airline) and witnessed it myself. She presented her dog-eared photocopied ID for both check-in and security. In only one… (www.worldtravelwatch.com) More...
More than $500,000 in change abandoned at TSA checks
SubmittedPeople left more than $500,000 in loose change at TSA check points last year. (www.freep.com) More...
Delta flight goes off runway pre-takeoff
SubmittedHow did this plane get off the runway before take-off? (www.freep.com) More...
Flawed concrete found on Detroit Metro Airport runway
SubmittedThe $225-million runway that Detroit Metro Airport added in 2001 was expected to last for 30 years, but cracks and flaws in the concrete that started to show just three years after it opened have posed risks to safety and are forcing a costly reconstruction. Airports in Colorado and Nebraska have experienced similar runway issues with the problem known as alkali/silica reaction, or ASR, which causes concrete to expand and crack when exposed to moisture over time. (www.freep.com) More...
Eagles v drones: Dutch police to take on rogue aircraft with flying squad
SubmittedOfficers unveil ‘low-tech solution to high-tech problem’ after birds of prey prove ace interceptors in tests (www.theguardian.com) More...
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U.S. House probe of 737 MAX finds ‘disturbing pattern’ of Boeing failures and ‘grossly insufficient’ FAA oversight
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American Airlines crammed the only 11 passengers on a flight into 3 rows because they only bought basic economy, report says
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