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Qantas decompression: ATSB media release points to a missing oxygen cylinder

Jul 28 2008

More information are being disclosed about the QF30 as more passengers provide their first hand account of the flight. According to what they recollected, the aircraft did not “plunge” from 29.000 to 10.000 feet. The aircraft took some 10 minutes ...

Qantas flight QF30 cabin video

Jul 27 2008

An interesting video taken from a passenger of the Qantas QF30 flight was released. The footage was taken after the B747-438 levelled off at 10.000 feet above the sea in bound to Manila airport. The situation in the cabin seems ...

Qantas decompression (QF30 emergency landing follow up)

Jul 27 2008

In order to investigate the causes of the large hole that compelled the QF30 to perform an emergency landing in Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport, the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) sent 4 investigators to the Philippines to conduct a ...

Qantas B747-438 emergency landing

Jul 25 2008

A Qantas Boeing 747-438, with 346 passengers and 19 crew members, flying from Hong Kong to Melbourne (it was a London – Melbourne flight with a stop in HKG), had to divert to Manila shortly after departure because of a ...

Rome seaplane station's project (and WWII anti-raid bunker)

Jul 23 2008

In April, I’ve had the opportunity to attend an interesting exhibition held in Rome that dealt with the project of the Magliana water airport. The exhibition, whose title was “L’aeroporto che non c’è” (whose translation could be more or less ...

Close up view of the cockpit of the NH90 before it crashed into the Bracciano Lake

Jul 22 2008

Giovanni Maduli, one of my co-workers, sent me the following picture he took at Bracciano a few minutes before the NH90 EI-202 crashed into the Bracciano Lake causing the death of Capt. Fornassi. The picture was taken with a Canon ...

Military Aviation

Jun 23 2017
Interesting Exercise Demonstrates A400M Unimproved Takeoff/Landing Capabilities. The new Royal Air Force Airbus A400M tactical tra...
Jun 22 2017
The Polish Air Force has received its new G550, the first post-Soviet VIP aircraft. The first of the new Polish Air Force’s ...

Drones

May 08 2017
Mission of Secret Space Drone Remains Unknown Following 717-Day Orbit. The secretive U.S. Air Force Boeing X-37B orbital unmanned ...
May 04 2017
ISIS Unmanned Aerial Vehicle fail as seen from above. ISIS is known to operate a wide variety of UAVs. Surveillance, Kamikaze, gre...

Aviation Safety / Air Crashes

Jun 12 2017
The Su-27 intercept as seen from the cockpit of the B-1B bomber over the Baltic Sea. Our friends at Air Forces Monthly have obtain...
Jun 12 2017
Spitfire Ground Rolls on Takeoff. Spitfire XIX PS890 was involved in a serious accident at the L’aérodrome de Longuyon – Vill...

Rogue States

Jun 22 2017
The Polish Air Force has received its new G550, the first post-Soviet VIP aircraft. The first of the new Polish Air Force’s ...
Jun 21 2017
A Russian fighter flies within 2 meters a Swedish Air Force spyplane, causing the Swedish minister of defence to condemn the behav...

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