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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 ...

Fiumicino (LIRF / FCO) 20.07.08

Jul 21 2008

A few hours before on the other side of the World Pope Benedict XVI boarded on the Qantas B747-400 “QF6035” departing from Sydney to Rome Ciampino via Darwin (as usual the return flight of the Pontiff arrives in Ciampino), I ...

AB.212 emergency landing

Jul 18 2008

According to a brief news published by the ecodicaserta.it website, on Jul 17, an AB.212 of the 9° Stormo of the Aeronautica Militare, performed an emergency landing near Mondragone after experiencing an engine fire. The aircraft, belonging to the 21° ...

Military Aviation

Sep 24 2018
Hot-pit refueling is required to operate out of locations with limited support and infrastructures. On Sept. 14, two U.S. Air Forc...
Sep 24 2018
All the most interesting “hardware” we have seen at Ostrava Air Show 2018. On Sep. 14 – Sep. 16 we attended the ...

Drones

Aug 06 2018
Drone attack on President Maduro caught on video. According to press reports and official reports two drones armed with explosives...
Jun 28 2018
U.S. Navy’s MQ-4C “Triton” belonging to the Unmanned Patrol Squadron One Nine (VUP-19) DET Point Mugu conducted ...

Aviation Safety / Air Crashes

Sep 19 2018
Accident is Eighth USAF Loss This Year, Second Trainer Crash in a Week. A U.S. Air Force T-6A Texan II single-engine, two-seat tur...
Sep 19 2018
The Il-20M was shot down off Syria shortly after an Israeli air strike had hit targets in the Latakia Province. Written with The A...

Rogue States

Sep 21 2018
Photos show Marines F-35B aircraft carrying the external gun pod during exercise off the coast of Djibouti. For the last two weeks...
Sep 18 2018
Confusion surrounds the causes of the loss. U.S. military says they believe the aircraft was shot down by Syrian Air Defense. Russ...

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