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So This Happened to a Parked JetBlue Plane

Plane landed at JFK, then rocked back at a 30-degree angle during deplaning

(Newser) - JetBlue officials say a plane rocked back with its nose pointed skyward after landing at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport because of a shift in weight on the aircraft, reports the AP . Videos posted on social media show Flight 662 from Bridgetown, Barbados, at the passenger gate...

Here's Why United Jet Came Close to Hitting the Ocean

NTSB report blames 'miscommunication' between pilot, co-pilot

(Newser) - The National Transportation Safety Board has completed its investigation into a 2022 United Airlines flight that came within 748 feet of crashing into the Pacific Ocean, and NTSB investigators say pilot error was to blame, CNN reports. The incident started when the captain called for the Boeing 777's flaps,...

Flier's Alleged Threat Shuts Down an Airport

Officials say incident occurred Wednesday on Alaska Airlines flight from Atlanta to Seattle

(Newser) - An Alaska Airlines passenger made a "direct threat" regarding the plane's safety to a flight attendant on Wednesday, say officials—causing the flight to make an emergency landing at the Spokane International Airport, which was shut down for more than an hour after Flight 334 landed there. NBC...

New Zealand PM's Plane Is Very Rickety

'Betty' so prone to breakdowns that NZ sent a backup when Chris Hipkins traveled to China

(Newser) - 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...

Fellow Passengers Bring Man 'Back to Life'

Emily Raines and Daniel Shifflett, both nurses, save a man with no pulse aboard plane

(Newser) - After a four-day cruise in the Bahamas, Baltimore couple Emily Raines and Daniel Shifflett were eager to get home. So eager, in fact, that they twice tried to switch to an earlier flight out of Fort Lauderdale, where their cruise ship docked around 9am on May 1. Ultimately, they stuck...

Mexico's President Dumps Unwanted Luxury Jet for $92M

Austerity-loving Lopez Obrador sells presidential plane to former Soviet republic of Tajikistan

(Newser) - 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

Russian aircraft stranded at Toronto airport for more than a year has racked up $330K bill so far

(Newser) - 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...

Snakes on a Plane Became Real Life on This Flight
Pilot Who Felt 'Cool Sensation'
on Back Made Terrifying Find
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Pilot Who Felt 'Cool Sensation' on Back Made Terrifying Find

Highly venomous cape cobra had slithered its way onto the plane

(Newser) - A cobra encounter is nerve-wracking no matter where it takes place, but we imagine it's worse when trapped in a small plane 11,000 feet high in the sky. That was the plight earlier this week of a South African pilot and his passengers when he was confronted by...

Another Not-Great Run for Southwest
Southwest Cannot
Catch a Break

Southwest Cannot Catch a Break

One engine on fire out of Cuba, and one pretty harrowing flight diverts to Myrtle Beach

(Newser) - Southwest is really having a sub-par time of it lately. The airline that can catch no breaks continued its run of catching no breaks with a pair of incidents in recent days that are keeping its public-relations department hopping:
  • To get the weekend off to a rocking start, a Southwest
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2 Familiar Faces Were on Turbulent Lufthansa Flight
2 Familiar Faces Were on
Turbulent Lufthansa Flight
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2 Familiar Faces Were on Turbulent Lufthansa Flight

Camila Alves shares footage from plane she says she, husband Matthew McConaughey were on

(Newser) - A Lufthansa flight headed from Texas to Germany this week that experienced severe turbulence , sending seven to the hospital, had two of the Lone Star State's most famous residents on board. Model and designer Camila Alves McConaughey, wife of actor Matthew McConaughey, posted a clip online Thursday showing some...

Elvis&#39; Battered Jet Hits Auction Block Again
Elvis' Languishing Jet
Finds a Buyer
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Elvis' Languishing Jet Finds a Buyer

It sold for $260K last month

(Newser) - After 40 years parked in the desert, Elvis Presley's plane has found a buyer. People on Monday reported the "battered" 1962 Lockheed Jetstar sold to an unnamed telephone bidder for $260,000 at a Jan. 8 auction. That's quite the discount off the King's purchase price...

Worker Sucked Into Jet Engine Told Not to Go Near It Twice

The NTSB releases a preliminary report on the Dec. 31 accident

(Newser) - The American Airlines ground crew worker who died at Montgomery Regional Airport in Alabama when she was "ingested into the engine" of a parked plane had received multiple warnings about getting too close to running engines, the National Transportation Safety Board said in a preliminary report on the Dec....

Plane Thief Who Threatened Walmart Has No License: Police
Mississippi Plane Thief
Found Dead in Cell
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Mississippi Plane Thief Found Dead in Cell

Cory Wayne Patterson, 29, was in federal prison awaiting trial

(Newser) - An airport worker who flew a stolen twin-engine plane erratically over north Mississippi for hours and threatened to crash into a Walmart store has died in federal prison while awaiting trial, authorities said Wednesday. The US Bureau of Prisons said in a statement that Cory Wayne Patterson, 29, was found...

All-Electric Plane 'Makes Aviation History'

Prototype 'flew and handled wonderfully,' test pilot says

(Newser) - A prototype, all-electric airplane took its first flight Tuesday morning in central Washington state. If the Federal Aviation Administration eventually certifies the small airplane to carry passengers, it could become the first all-electric commercial airplane, the Seattle Times reports. The plane, built by startup Eviation, was built to carry nine...

On a Clear Morning, 2 Small Planes Collide in Midair

3 people died in the crash near Denver

(Newser) - Two small airplanes collided in midair near Denver on Saturday, killing three people, authorities said. It wasn't known what might have caused the crash between the four-seater Cessna 172 and the Sonex Xenos, a light, aluminum, homebuilt aircraft that can seat two. Nearby residents who heard the crash and...

Pilot Who Threatened to Crash Into Walmart Lands

Mississippi officials report no injuries and say suspect is in custody

(Newser) - Update: This file has been updated with the plane landing. A small airplane that circled over a Mississippi city for hours on Saturday morning while the pilot threatened to crash the aircraft into a Walmart store has landed safely in a field, the FAA reported. Gov. Tate Reeves tweeted that...

In Maine Capitol, Sky Is Literally Falling

Or a mysterious metal object anyway

(Newser) - A large metal object thought to have come from an airliner fell from the sky and nearly hit an officer on duty outside the Maine State House on Friday. The cylinder crashed to the ground with a loud bang just six to eight feet from Capitol Police officer Craig Donahue...

Timeline Emerges in Case of Co-Pilot Who Exited Plane
Timeline Emerges in Case
of Co-Pilot Who Exited Plane
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Timeline Emerges in Case of Co-Pilot Who Exited Plane

The body of Charles Hew Crooks, 23, was found Friday

(Newser) - While it's still unknown what caused a co-pilot to exit a turboprop plane and fall to his death on Friday, a firmer picture of the timeline is emerging. But it remains a confusing picture. The News & Observer used FAA records to piece together the following series of events:...

For Plane Headed to Vacation Island, an Alarming Trip

EasyJet flight headed to Spain's Menorca gets fighter jet escort after bomb hoax

(Newser) - 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...

Passenger Explains His Lifesaving Landing

'I knew if I didn't react, that we would die,' Darren Harrison tells 'Today' show

(Newser) - 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 Today about the experience, and how he managed to stay calm. "It was a life or death situation,...

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