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Indonesian Sriwijaya Air Flight Believed To Have Crashed After Takeoff

Shortly after taking off from Jakarta, Sriwijaya Air flight SJY 182 lost contact with air control. The passenger plane had 62 passengers onboard and is believed to have crashed, according to Indonesia’s Head Of National Transportation Safety Committee, Suryanto Cahyono.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Boeing Charged With Criminal Fraud And Ordered To Pay Over $2.5 Billion Over 737 MAX

Just when you thought Boeing’s troubles with the 737 MAX were over, the U.S. Department of Justice delivers a whopper. The DOJ charged Boeing with one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States. The charges come nearly 22 months after the 737 was grounded following two crashes that killed 346 people.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Researchers Have Found A Way To Convert CO2 Into Jet Fuel (And Possibly Diesel)

Have you ever been out jogging in cold weather, (ha ha ha, no) watching your moist, hot exhales condense into clouds of alabaster steam and thought to yourself, hey, why can’t we run airplanes on this shit? Well, good news! A bunch of scientists must be listening to your brainwaves via satellite, because a bunch […]

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Here’s Why Cylindrical-Wing Fighter Jet Designs Never Quite Took Off

The French are known for style, and right after World War II they were working on an aircraft design more akin to a sci-fi cartoon than anything seen on the battlefield before. It featured a cylindrical-wing design surrounding the main airframe, rather than traditional wide, flat wings. It never quite took off. Read more…

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Here’s Why Cylindrical-Wing Fighter Jet Designs Never Quite Took Off

The French are known for style, and right after World War II they were working on an aircraft design more akin to a sci-fi cartoon than anything seen on the battlefield before. It featured a cylindrical-wing design surrounding the main airframe, rather than traditional wide, flat wings. It never quite took off.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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COVID-19 Christmas Is Here As Millions Of Americans Swarm Airports

Once again, though air travel is just half of what it was last year, more than three million Americans boarded airliners over a three-day period spanning this past weekend. It represented the busiest three-day stretch of travel this year, outpacing Thanksgiving, with over a million people flying daily on Friday,…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Toxic Fumes On Planes Are Knocking Out Pilots And Making Passengers Sick

When passengers board airliners, they expect everything to be sorted with the aircraft. Decades of safety innovations and regulations have made flying the safest form of travel. But as revealed in an explosive report by the Los Angeles Times, planes are filling up with toxic fumes, injuring crew and passengers alike,…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Some Dude Climbed Onto The Wing Of An Airplane About To Take Off From Las Vegas

This past Saturday a man was spotted climbing around on the wing of an Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 while the plane was on the runway awaiting takeoff. After clambering around on the wing a bit and attempting to climb the winglet, he dropped heavily to the ground and was apprehended by airport officials. While I’m […]

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75 Years Ago Today, Five Planes Disappeared Over The Bermuda Triangle

We’ve been losing things over the Bermuda Triangle for over 100 years, but one of the strangest occurrences took place 75 years ago today, on December 5, 1945. Five torpedo bombers up and disappeared during a three-hour training mission out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. All 14 airmen were lost—alongside an additional…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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75 Years Ago Today, Five Planes Disappeared Over The Bermuda Triangle

We’ve been losing things over the Bermuda Triangle for over 100 years, but one of the strangest occurrences took place 75 years ago today, on December 5, 1945. Five torpedo bombers up and disappeared during a three-hour training mission out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. All 14 airmen were lost—alongside an additional…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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