Alaska Airlines pilot and co-pilot engaged a verbal dispute in front of passengers

A pilot and co-pilot on an Alaska Airlines flight engaged in a verbal dispute in front of their passengers. The incident occurred on July 18 on a flight from DC’s Dulles International Airport bound for San Francisco International Airport. Though it has not been revealed what exactly the two men were feuding about, the disagreement ended with the pilot turning the plane around on the tarmac instead of continuing with the flight’s scheduled take-off. Flight attendants allegedly had no idea what had transpired between the two that led to the…

Second helicopter discovered in Lake Apopka where pilot was rescued on Tuesday

APOPKA, Fla. – The day after a helicopter crash-landed in Lake Apopka, a second helicopter that seemingly crash-landed was also found in the lake. A private company was out at the lake Wednesday morning to recover the crashed helicopter from Tuesday when team members found another helicopter, according to a spokesperson for the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.   Orange County’s marine unit was out at the lake to make sure no one was inside the second helicopter. A captain told FOX 35 News that no one was inside the helicopter when crews reached it. The pilot…

A British Airways A380 has been damaged while landing in Madrid

A British Airways A380 suffered a birdstrike while landing in Madrid. The British Airways A380 (reg. G-XLEF) has been damaged while approach to Madrid. The aircraft was performing flight #BA462 from London to Madrid when it suffered a birdstrike. The bird hit the cowling and went through the engine number 2. The passengers have been told “The inbound flight to LHR just cancelled due to major damage”. They will reschedule for tomorrow. The affected aircraft (registration: G-XLEF) is reportedly still on the ground at Madrid Airport at the time of…

Turkish Airlines in EU Crosshairs for Facilitating Lukashenko’s “Hybrid Warfare” With Belarus Flights

The European Union reportedly has Turkish Airlines, Turkey’s national flag carrier, in its crosshairs due to the airline’s alleged role in trafficking migrants to Belarus. If Brussels goes forward with sanctions against the airline, they would constitute the European Union’s first concrete pushback against Ankara’s ongoing protection of Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenko from accountability for human rights violations. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced on Monday that the European Union is exploring “how to sanction, including through blacklisting, third-country airlines that are active in human trafficking” by flying migrants to Belarus. Since June, the…

American Airlines cancels more than 600 flights on Sunday

American Airlines canceled another 634 flights on Sunday, more than 12% of its total operations for the day, the company said Sunday.The airline has now canceled more than 1,500 flights since Friday, as it deals with weather issues and staffing shortages that started last week.”With additional weather throughout the system, our staffing begins to run tight as crew members end up out of their regular flight sequences,” American said in a statement to CNN on Saturday Two days of severe winds in Dallas-Fort Worth, its largest hub, sharply reduced arrival…

McDuffie County Plane Crash Kills Two

Sierra West Airlines flight PKW887, a Dassault Falcon 20CC, N283SA, was destroyed when it impacted trees and terrain while on approach to Thomson-McDuffie County Airport (HQU/KHQU), Thomson, Georgia. The captain and first officer were fatally injured. The final ADS-B data point (located 1.1 nautical miles from Rwy 10 threshold) showed a descent rate of -1,600 feet per minute at 700 MSL (200′ AGL) and a ground speed of 133 Kts. The Field elevation is 500.9′ MSL. Lowest permitted decent on any approach to Rwy 10 is 400/1. Here is the…

As demand for pilots increase, aviation experts say now is the perfect time for a career in aviation

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. — Reginald Booker is a student at Elizabeth City State University, but his future is about to take off​. “I’d love to be a captain for a major airline,” Booker told News 3. He’s a flight student with Elizabeth City State University’s aviation program. “Growing up I’ve always wanted to travel,” Booker said. “I’ve had a love for aviation since I was very young, living in Atlanta, going around Hartsfield-Jackson, seeing all the jumbo jets and things like that.” Aviation experts say now is the perfect time…

REPORT Air India Express Boeing 737-800 crash: the captain did not respond to go-around call

Pilot error and failure to follow safety guidelines probably led to the crash of an Air India Express plane in August last year, investigators say. The passenger plane with 190 people on board crashed at the Calicut airport in the southern state of Kerala, killing 21 people. The Boeing 737, which had flown from Dubai, skidded off the runway in rain and broke in two after landing. The flight was repatriating Indians stranded by the coronavirus crisis. The dead included both pilots. Seventy-five passengers were seriously injured. The aircraft crashed…

A Beechcraft B200GT King Air 250 crashed shortly after takeoff, Brazil.

The accident took place in a forested area near the São Paulo State Faculty of Technology (Fatec). The impact of the crash ended up causing a fire in the region. Police and firefighters are on site and the area has been cordoned off.A Beechcraft B200GT King Air 250 crashed shortly after takeoff from Piracicaba Airport, Brazil. The aircraft was destroyed and all seven on board were killed.Among the dead are businessman Celso Silveira de Mello Filho, a shareholder of the Raizen/Cosan Group, his wife and children, as well as a…

An Airbus A330-303, Turkish Airlines, suffered an apparent compressor stall just after take-off

Turkish Airlines flight Istanbul to Johannesburg, departed Wednesday (07.09.2021) at 01:45 am (Istanbul time), massive booms from the left engine (Nu.1) on take-off, with bursts of flames from front of the affected engine, for about 20 seconds during takeoff.The aircraft entered a holding pattern at 6000 feet to burn fuel and landed safely almost 4 hours and 30 minutes after takeoff.Upon landing, Airplane taxied straight to the Turkish air technical hangar and passengers disembarked to buses to the terminal. Pilot Note: How dangerous is such a situation on a twin-jet…