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Lessons learned from Air France Flight 447 salvage and investigation could shed light on lost Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

“There is a precedent for a modern jetliner to fall from the sky while ‘in the cruise’ and lie hidden for months, according to CNN aviation correspondent Richard Quest. On June 1, 2009, Air France Flight 447 was en route from Rio De Janeiro to Paris when communications ended suddenly from the Airbus A330, another […]

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Lessons learned from Air France Flight 447 salvage and investigation could shed light on lost Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

“There is a precedent for a modern jetliner to fall from the sky while ‘in the cruise’ and lie hidden for months, according to CNN aviation correspondent Richard Quest. On June 1, 2009, Air France Flight 447 was en route from Rio De Janeiro to Paris when communications ended suddenly from the Airbus A330, another […]

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Malaysia Airlines loses contact with its Boeing 777 — 239 souls on board, 227 passengers, 12 crew — aircraft remains missing

“A Malaysia Airlines flight carrying 239 people from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing went missing over the South China Sea on Saturday, prompting China to send ships to scour the water for possible wreckage. The airline, speaking several hours after the plane had been due to land in the Chinese capital, said it was still too […]

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Small plane crash near Truckee, 1 fatality and survivor in critial condition

Update: “The woman who died was 55-year-old Darla Sue Farnell of Tahoe City, said Placer County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Dena Erwin. The injured man is 70-year-old Ray Richard Farnell also of Tahoe City.” (Source: http://www.news10.net/story/news/local/auburn-grass-valley/2014/03/03/truckke-plane-crash-1-survivor/5987227/). “One woman has been killed in the plane crash of a small plane in Placer County, and there is one […]

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3 persons killed and 3 injured in Hawaii commuter crash, 2nd such crash since December

“An outbound flight from Hawaii’s Lanai Island crashed about a mile from the airport, killing three people and leaving three others injured, authorities said Thursday. The crash occurred around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Maui County spokesman Rod Antone said. He told The Associated Press that details were still sketchy but that the plane was taking off […]

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2 men killed, 1 woman seriously injured in Florida Panhandle Robinson R44 helicopter crash

“Two Tallahassee men were killed Saturday night in a [Robinson R44, 10602] helicopter crash in Wakulla County, but a woman survived the crash. The Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office said Curtis Robert Clifford, 53 and Terry Bryan Ooten, 49, were found dead at the scene of the crash. Sheri Noelle Devore, 45, also of Tallahassee, was […]

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Boeing’s Dreamliner continues to be plagued by maintenance issues

“An Air India Boeing 787-800 [Dreamliner], registration VT-ANJ performing flight AI-301 from Melbourne, VI (Australia) to Delhi (India) with 215 people on board, was enroute at FL380 about 20nm north of Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) when all three flight management computer system failed simultaneously. The crew diverted to Kuala Lumpur for a safe landing on runway […]

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