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Air Marshals get a third bag for their weapons How many firearms are the air marshals bringing to Europe that they need a seperate bag for all of them. And what happens when someone else gets the bag during flight?
The Russian's Will Fly Aircraft Construction From A To Z. Luckily the cockpit still has room for a pilot too.
Daily Kos: Iceland's On-going Revolution. eventually led to a new Constitution. But only after much pain.
Incident: Delta B752 near San Juan on Aug 22nd 2011, loss of cabin pressure. The passenger oxygen masks deployed. The aircraft turned around and diverted to San Juan for a safe landing about 40 minutes later.
Crash: First Air B732 near Resolute Bay on Aug 20th 2011, impacted terrain. A First Air Boeing 737-200, registration C-GNWN performing flight 7F-6560 from Yellowknife,NT to Resolute Bay,NU (Canada) with 11 passengers and 4 crew, went missing while on approach to Resolute Bay and was found crashed. 3 passengers survived with injuries and are reported in stable condition, 8 passengers and all 4 crew perished.
EASA Airworthiness Directives Publishing Tool. Cracks on the forward face of the Rear Pressure Bulkhead (RPB) web have been discovered on three CL-600-2B19 aeroplanes in-service. This indicates that the existing inspection requirements of Airworthiness Limitation (AWL) task 53-61-153 mandated by AD CF-2005-13R1 are not adequate. Failure of the RPB could result in rapid decompression of the aeroplane.
Incident: Jetblue A320 enroute on Aug 10th 2011, unruly passenger. The family however made clear the girl had not been hit by the urine, although the skier had urinated next to her. The skier has been removed from the national ski team.
But Air France A332 over Atlantic was all pilot error Investigation conducted by Airbus and Thales on the removed probes revealed oil residue between the stator and the rotor parts of the AoA vane position resolvers. This oil residue was the result of incorrect removal of machining oil during the manufacturing process of the AoA resolvers. At low temperatures, this oil residue becomes viscous (typically in cruise), causing delayed and/or reduced AoA vane movement. Multiple AOA probes could be simultaneously affected, providing incorrect indications of the AoA of the aeroplane.
Book Of 'Roadside Prostitutes' Made Entirely With Google Street View. gizmodo.com
Crash: Polish Air Force T154 at Smolensk on Apr 10th 2010, impacted trees on first approach. A Polish Aviation Accident Investigation Commission have released their final report in Polish, which agrees with the factual findings of the Russian report. The Polish commission concluded the probable cause of the crash was:
Crash: Air France A332 over Atlantic on Jun 1st 2009, aircraft entered high altitude stall and impacted ocean. The French BEA have released an executive summary of the additions to the second preliminary report. Around 17:20L (15:20Z) the third preliminary report in French has been released.
Crash: Asiana B744 near Jeju on Jul 28th 2011, fire in cargo hold. Boeing 747-400 freighter was carrying 58 tons of cargo including 0.4 tons of hazardeous materials like Lithium batteries, paint, amino acid solution and synthetic resin. The crew had reported the cargo on fire with Shanghai Center and was diverting to Jeju Airport when it crashed about 70nm west of the Island at 04:12L (19:12Z Jul 27th), 67 minutes after it had taken off Seoul. South Korea's Coast Guard reported both crew members were killed.
Incident: Gulf Air E170 near Bahrain on Jul 25th 2011, suspicious passenger. The crew got increasingly suspicious over the behaviour of a male passenger, who appeared to be drunk and acted hysterically, and decided to request police meet the aircraft upon landing.
Global airline safety performance in the first half of 2011. flightglobal.com
Flight 963 Dumping Fuel (DFW to Brazil) 7-24-11â Flight 963 from DFW to Sao Paulo, Brazil had to dump it's fuel about 14 minutes into flight. Seems they had a detrimental engine failure on their right side engine. They dumped fuel to try and lighten the aircraft to make it back to the landing strip. Unfortunately, they were unable to lighten the load enough and had to make an emergency landing.
Incident: Pinnacle CRJ2 at Detroit on Mar 30th 2011, wheel well bin missing. The NTSB reported on Jul 22nd 2011 however, that the wheel well bin was found missing after the flight. The aircraft sustained no damage, no injuries on board or on the ground have been reported. The bin has so far not been located. The NTSB is investigating.
This condition, if not detected and corrected, could reduce or block the oxygen supply, possibly resulting in injury to passengers when oxygen supply is needed. During production of passenger oxygen containers, the manufacturer B/E Aerospace detected some silicon particles inside the oxygen generator manifolds. Investigation revealed that those particles (chips) had chafed from the mask hoses during installation onto the generator outlets. It was discovered that a defective mask hose installation device had caused the chafing.
An operator has reported a ground fire in the CL-600-2B19 aeroplane. The fire burnt an 18 inch hole through the left upper fuselage skin panel in the cockpit area. The fire started in the vicinity of the Junction Box 1 (JB1) electrical panel, and was fed by oxygen escaping from a damaged third crewman oxygen line. ad.easa.europa.eu
This condition could consequently result in occupants developing hypoxia following a depressurization event. airweb.faa.gov
Incident: Iberia A346 at Madrid on Jul 13th 2011, stowaway. A post flight inspection however found the body of a Cuban man (23) in a main landing wheel well.
Incident: United Airlines B772 near Billings on Jul 9th 2011, threatening note in lavatory. after cabin crew found a threatening note in a lavatory
Accident: United Airlines B752 at Los Angeles on May 31st 2011, nose wheel ran over foot of ground worker. when the airplane unexpectedly moved forward and overran the tow bar with a nose wheel rolling over a worker's foot.
U.S. Army Bans Vibram FiveFingers. There are a variety of minimalist running shoes available for purchase and wear. Effective immediately, only those shoes that accommodate all five toes in one compartment are authorized for wear. Those shoes that feature five separate, individual compartments for the toes detract from a professional military image and are prohibited for wear with the IPFU or when conducting physical training in military formation.
Woman Argues that a Men's Restroom is a A female traffic magistrate named Rhonda Hollander was arrested last week after following a man into a courthouse bathroom and photographing him as he used the urinal.
Crash: Silk Way IL76 near Bagram on Jul 6th 2011, impacted mountain. A Silk Way Airlines Ilyushin IL-76 on behalf of International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), registration 4K-AZ55 performing a freight flight from Baku (Azerbaijan) to Bagram Air Force Base (Afghanistan) with 9 crew and 18 tons of cargo (automobiles and trailers), was on approach to Bagram's Air Force Base, located about 22.5 nm north of Kabul, when radar contact was lost with the aircraft that was flying about 13.5nm from Kabul descending through 4000 meters/13000 feet at around 00:10L (19:40Z Jul 5th), no emergency call and no report about any anomaly had been received from the crew. The aircraft was located in flames on a mountain side near Akhshay in the Ghorband/Syahgerd district at 3800 meters of elevation. Eight bodies have been recovered from the crash site.
Rober Falcon Scott Discovered Global Warming This was on Saturday's All Things Considered - the author of the book makes the claim that Scott discovered global warming in Antarctica and that it used to be a continent - I guess it's not anymore.
Fitbit users are unwittingly sharing details of their sex lives with the world - TNW Industry. Whether they know it or not, Fitbit users activity is set to public by default and a quick Google search provides a wealth of personal data about people's sex lives.
Metro and State. A Macomb County inmate is suing Gov. Rick Snyder and the state, claiming he is being subjected to cruel and unusual punishment because jail rules ban pornographic materials.
PAD - Wings – Wing Flap Track 1 Aft Z-Link (Second Load Path) Lower Attachments – Inspection / Repair It has been identified that on several A380 aeroplanes the nuts of the aft Z-link lower attachments to the wing flap track 1 beams have been over- torqued during production as a result of incorrect installation drawings.
CF-2011-17 : Incorrect Assembly of Hydraulic Servo Actuators Transport Canada was advised that a quality escape by a supplier has occurred and a number of Bell Helicopter hydraulic servo actuators may have a loose nut, shaft, and clevis assembly. The loose connection is due to improper lock washer installation. This discrepancy is not traceable or identifiable except by inspection. A disconnect of the affected components may lead to loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A330-200 and -300 Series Airplanes The unsafe condition is safety-significant latent failures that would, in combination with one or more other specific failures or events, result in a hazardous or catastrophic failure condition. We are issuing this AD to require actions to correct the unsafe condition on these products.
Incident: US Airways B734 at Charlotte on Jun 30th 2011, bird strike into both engines on landing. A number of aircraft landed afterwards with the bird carcasses still on the runway.