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Allegiant MD-80 Returns to Duluth, Engine Failure

Allegiant MD-80 Returns to Duluth, Engine Failure

| May 20, 2012 | 5 Comments

An Allegiant Air flight heading to Las Vegas yesterday had to abort and return to Duluth, Minnesota when one of its engines failed. Allegiant Flight 449, Duluth International (DLH) to Las Vegas McCarran (LAS), suffered the engine failure about 50 minutes in to the flight. “It was a really loud bang,” said Lisa Clements of […]

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United and Continental Pilots Edge Closer to Calling Strike

United and Continental Pilots Edge Closer to Calling Strike

| May 20, 2012 | 4 Comments

United and Continental pilots have moved one step closer to going on strike as they become increasingly frustrated with their contract negotiations with the airline. The two pilots unions have been granted authority last Thursday to call a strike vote if they are released from ‘mediated negotiations with the airline’. “There has been more than […]

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El Al 747 Has Flaps Problem, Returns to Ben Gurion Airport

El Al 747 Has Flaps Problem, Returns to Ben Gurion Airport

| May 19, 2012 | 6 Comments

An El Al Airlines flight en route to London had to return to Tel Aviv, Israel Friday after a flaps issue on the 747. El Al Flight 315, originally scheduled from London’s Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Ben Gurion Airport (TLV), burned fuel for 40 minutes before landing back at TLV. The issue reportedly was the […]

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Indiana Airliner Painting Facility to Open in 2013 Creating 200 Jobs

Indiana Airliner Painting Facility to Open in 2013 Creating 200 Jobs

| May 19, 2012 | 1 Comment

Indiana business officials say a multi-million dollar project is set to begin this month that will see an airline painting contractor open its doors by 2013 creating 200 new jobs. The new project is the renovation of a hangar at Grissom Aeroplex near Peru, Indiana. ‘The $13.8 million project will accommodate Texas-based Dean Baldwin Painting […]

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WestJet Sunset Landing [PHOTO]

WestJet Sunset Landing [PHOTO]

| May 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

A WestJet 737 coming in for landing at YYZ…

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Turbulent Crosswind Wellington-ness [VIDEO]

Turbulent Crosswind Wellington-ness [VIDEO]

| May 19, 2012 | 1 Comment

Every day, Airnation.net posts a cool plane spotting video for airliners. Check out all of our plane spotting videos:

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Pilot Charged by Feds for Bringing Loaded Gun on Plane

Pilot Charged by Feds for Bringing Loaded Gun on Plane

| May 19, 2012 | 8 Comments

A pilot for Piedmont Airlines has been charged by authorities for bringing a loaded gun on to a flight in Buffalo bound for New York City. ‘The U.S. Attorney’s Office charged 52-year-old Brett Dieter of Barboursville, Va., with possessing a concealed firearm. A screener spotted the .357 Magnum before Dieter boarded Friday at Buffalo Niagara […]

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Icelandair 757 Loses Wheel on Takeoff, Circling to Burn Fuel-UPDATE 2

Icelandair 757 Loses Wheel on Takeoff, Circling to Burn Fuel-UPDATE 2

| May 18, 2012 | 8 Comments

UPDATE 2 – May 18, 2012 – 6:20 EDT: Officials found the wheel on the runway after the jet took off. All the passengers are fine.

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American Airlines Needs 3 Planes to Get Passengers to Haiti

American Airlines Needs 3 Planes to Get Passengers to Haiti

| May 18, 2012 | 10 Comments

Passengers got a new definition of the term ‘flight diverted’ when an American Airlines flight scheduled to go to Port au Prince, Haiti (TPP) had to be diverted twice…and taking 3 planes to get them there. American Flight 837 left John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK) at 11:48 AM EDT on Tuesday, May 15th headed to […]

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Unknown Object Nearly Collides with Jet Near Denver [AUDIO]

Unknown Object Nearly Collides with Jet Near Denver [AUDIO]

| May 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

A corporate jet had a close call with an unknown object that crossed its path in the sky near Denver last Monday. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is investigating what exactly flew across the path of a Cessna Citation 525 CJ1 corporate jet at about 8,000 feet south of Denver clearly making the pilot nervous […]

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