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New Zealand PM's
Plane Is Very Rickety
Jun 27, 2023 10:55 AM CDT
New Zealand PM's Plane Is Very Rickety
'Betty' so prone to breakdowns that NZ sent a backup when Chris Hipkins traveled to China
- The United States has Air Force One, a plane that can refuel in midair and act as a presidential command center. New Zealand has "Betty," an aging Boeing 757 that officials on Monday acknowledged was so prone to breakdowns they'd sent an empty backup to ensure Prime...
Mexico's President Dumps
Unwanted Luxury Jet for $92M
Apr 21, 2023 7:11 AM CDT
Mexico's President Dumps Unwanted Luxury Jet for $92M
Austerity-loving Lopez Obrador sells presidential plane to former Soviet republic of Tajikistan
- After almost 4 1/2 years of trying, Mexico's president said Thursday he has finally sold his unwanted presidential jet—to the former Soviet republic of Tajikistan. President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said that nation's government paid the equivalent of about $92 million for the Boeing 787 jet. Lopez...
You Don't Want to Know What
This Plane's Parking Fee Is
Apr 18, 2023 10:00 AM CDT
You Don't Want to Know What This Plane's Parking Fee Is
Russian aircraft stranded at Toronto airport for more than a year has racked up $330K bill so far
- Toronto Pearson International Airport spells out pretty clearly how much patrons might owe for both short- and long-term parking there, but the venue is now contending with one situation that isn't covered on its rates sheet. There are just over two dozen Antonov AN-124 cargo planes that exist on...
For Plane Headed to Vacation
Island, an Alarming Trip
Jul 5, 2022 1:19 PM CDT
For Plane Headed to Vacation Island, an Alarming Trip
EasyJet flight headed to Spain's Menorca gets fighter jet escort after bomb hoax
- A flight to a Spanish vacation destination turned a bit frightening for the passengers on board when a fighter jet showed up as an escort, due to a bomb threat that turned out to be a hoax. An EasyJet plane out of London on Sunday left Gatwick Airport around 1pm...
His Lifesaving Landing
May 16, 2022 11:45 AM CDT
Passenger Explains His Lifesaving Landing
'I knew if I didn't react, that we would die,' Darren Harrison tells 'Today' show
- It was an incredible story: A passenger with zero flying experience safely landed the small plane he was in after the pilot had a medical emergency. Now, 39-year-old Darren Harrison tells
about the experience, and how he managed to stay calm. "It was a life or death situation,...
Mar 23, 2022 11:20 AM CDT
Miley Cyrus' Plane Hit by Lightning
She cancels appearance at Paraguay festival
- Miley Cyrus won't be performing at Paraguay's Asuncionico festival, but with good reason. The singer tweeted that her plane was hit by lightning while heading to that fest. "Our plane was caught in a major unexpected storm and struck by lighting," she wrote . "My crew,...
Passengers in NC Plane
Landing Got a Wild Ride
Jan 22, 2022 10:00 AM CST
Passengers in NC Plane Landing Got a Wild Ride
No injuries after Delta Air Lines flight skidded off runway in snow, rolled right into mud
- States in the South have been hit with some extreme winter weather of late, and the snow coming down Friday evening in North Carolina led to a scary incident for one plane arriving at Raleigh-Durham International Airport. Per NBC News , Delta Air Lines Flight 5501 had just safely touched down...
After Plane Disaster in Denver,
Bad News for Boeing's 777s
Feb 22, 2021 6:11 AM CST
After Plane Disaster in Denver, Bad News for Boeing's 777s
Company calls for 128 planes with Pratt & Whitney engines to be grounded
- It hasn't been a good couple of years for Boeing , but the beleaguered airplane manufacturer had just started to turn things around, getting its Boeing 737 Max back up in US skies and trying to move on from the crisis surrounding that plane model . Now, a backslide after a...
Jul 6, 2020 9:25 AM CDT
After Flight, Senator Slams Airline: 'Incredibly Irresponsible'
Trip on American spurs Jeff Merkley to introduce bill keeping middle seats from being filled in pandemic
- Jeff Merkley flew on American Airlines last week, and he wasn't happy with how his flight went—specifically, on how crowded it was in the midst of the pandemic. "How many Americans will die bc you fill middle seats, w/ your customers shoulder to shoulder, hour after hour,...
The Feds Investigate
Apr 29, 2020 4:49 PM CDT
The Feds Investigate Harrison Ford
The aviation enthusiast apparently misheard a control-tower message
- "You know, sometimes I amaze even myself." Han Solo's iconic line didn't quite apply Friday when Harrison Ford flirted with disaster on a Southern California runway, the
reports. The 77-year-old actor apparently misheard the control tower operator at Hawthorne Airport and crossed a runway...
Flying Into Boston,
a 'Remarkable Delivery'
Apr 2, 2020 12:51 PM CDT
Flying Into Boston, a 'Remarkable Delivery'
Robert Kraft sent New England Patriots plane to China to pick up 1.2M N95 masks
- Massachusetts just saw its largest one-day spike in coronavirus cases yet: more than 1,000 reports on Wednesday, bringing the state's total to over 7,700, with more than 120 dead, per Politico . With an expected surge of cases expected in the state in mid-April, Gov. Charlie Baker has...
Cops: Teen Girl Stole Plane,
Took It Out for a Joyride
Dec 19, 2019 11:44 AM CST
Cops: Teen Girl Stole Plane, Took It Out for a Joyride
17-year-old arrested at Fresno Yosemite International Airport in California after crashing
- Teen goes for joyride, crashes into a fence—not all that odd of a story, until you consider the fact that the joyride in question was taken in an airplane. Police in Fresno, California, arrested a 17-year-old girl Wednesday morning after she crashed the plane in question into a fence...
First-Time Student to Traffic
Control: My Teacher's Out Cold
Sep 1, 2019 11:40 AM CDT
First-Time Student to Traffic Control: My Teacher's Out Cold
Max Sylvester tries to land a Cessna two-seater in Australia
- A flying lesson took a chilling turn Saturday when the flight instructor passed out on his student pilot in mid-air, ABC News Australia reports. "He's leaning over my shoulder, I'm trying to keep him up but he keeps falling down," Max Sylvester told traffic control at...
They Heard a 'Dog'
in the Plane's Belly.
Then a Voice
Asked for Water
Aug 17, 2019 7:30 AM CDT
They Heard a 'Dog' in the Plane's Belly. Then a Voice Asked for Water
Officials bust alleged stowaway in Miami on Swift Air flight from Havana
- It sounded like a dog in the cargo hold of the Swift Air plane from Havana that had just landed in Miami early Friday. Then: "I'm not a dog." The voice from the belly of the private charter plane, officials say, was that of a Cuban stowaway,...
'I Don't Know
How a Person
Can Survive a
Fall Like That'
Aug 15, 2019 11:50 AM CDT
'I Don't Know How a Person Can Survive a Fall Like That'
Skydiver hurt but expected to live after chute doesn't open during 5,000-foot plummet
- She fell nearly 5,000 feet to the ground from a plane during a skydiving jump after her parachute failed to open, but by some "miracle," a 30-year-old woman in Canada is still alive, with non-life-threatening injuries. "I don't know how a person can survive a...
Boeing Isn't the Only One
to Blame for 737 Crashes
Jul 27, 2019 2:30 PM CDT
Boeing Isn't the Only One to Blame for 737 Crashes
The FAA had surprisingly lax oversight
- Boeing's role in adding dangerous technology to the 737 Max is well-documented —but the Federal Aviation Administration fumbled this just as badly, the
New York Times
reports. According to insiders, the regulatory agency was too cozy with Boeing and ultimately let the airline oversee the development of MCAS,...
The Plane Prepped for Takeoff.
Then, a Man From the Bushes
in case you missed it
Jul 27, 2019 7:00 AM CDT
The Plane Prepped for Takeoff. Then, a Man From the Bushes
Passengers on Azman Air flight in Nigeria filled with 'fear and panic' as man climbs onto wing
- "Fear and panic" is how Africanews describes the mood in the cabin of an Azman Air flight in Nigeria on Friday, though the odd happening ended with no one getting hurt. CNN reports the incident took place in the domestic section of Murtala Muhammed International airport in the nation'...
MH370, 5 Years
Later: 'The Riddle
May Not Be Deep'
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
Jun 23, 2019 7:50 AM CDT
MH370, 5 Years Later: 'The Riddle May Not Be Deep'
'Atlantic' follows detective work of 'beachcomber' Blaine Gibson, wonders what Malaysian cops know
- It's been more than five years since Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 disappeared en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, and it doesn't seem we're much closer to knowing where it is now than we were immediately after the plane with 239 on board vanished on March 8,...
Passengers, Plane Crew Nearly
Brawl Over Stinky Fruit
Nov 7, 2018 8:00 AM CST
Passengers, Plane Crew Nearly Brawl Over Stinky Fruit
Sriwijaya Air flight in Indonesia temporarily grounded thanks to durian in cargo hold
- The durian is known for being one of the grossest-smelling fruits in the world—think "turpentine and onions, garnished with a gym sock," as one food writer has described it, per
. The late Anthony Bourdain once said after eating it, "Your breath will smell as if...
Boy With Metal Detector Hits
Mar 8, 2017 11:16 AM CST
Boy With Metal Detector Hits WWII-Era Jackpot
Danish teen and dad find German WWII fighter plane, remains of pilot
- Young boys tend not to forget fantastical stories told by their grandpas, especially if those stories involve downed World War II fighter planes. Klaus Kristiansen of Denmark apparently couldn't get the tale his own grandfather had told him out of his head—that an aircraft had crashed behind their...
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