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Red Arrows Accident In Greece

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The international blogs and twitter accounts are abuzz with news of the Red Arrows’ accident that occurred a few hours earlier, while at a pre-season training flight of their aerobatics routine. The Arrows are currently in Greece, at the Kastelli air force base on the island of Crete. Apparently two…

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US Air 1549: A Video Salute in FS2004

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We found this on YouTube this morning, TBrdOne has made and posted a FS2004 deciption of the amazing achievment of Captain Chesley Sullenberger and his 1st Officer in getting their A320 down on the Hudosn river: “A  respectful salute to Captain Chesley Sullenberger III and his crew and the Rescue…

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US Airways A320 Water Landing in New York

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A US Airways A320 airliner carrying over 100 passengers has made a water landing shortly after takeoff from La Guardia airport. According to press reports, flight 1549 from La Guardia to Charlotte suffered birdstrikes to both engines shortly after takeoff, forcing the pilots to ditch the aircraft in the Hudson…

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Electronic Failure In Qantas Airbus

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As you can read on AVweb the accident with a Qantas A330-300 last week that made two sudden dives or ‘drops’ and injured a large number of passengers wasn’t caused by a passenger’s notebook or other electronic device, but by an internal malfunction of the Airbus’s flight-control computer system. This…