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Spanair 5022: a video doesn't show any explosion. Did the MD82 stall before hitting the ground?

Aug 23 2008

Speculations about the possible causes of the Spanair 5022 crash on Aug. 20 continue. According to the Spanish newspaper El Pais, a security camera at Madrid-Barajas airport recorded the MD82 take off. The video, that has not been released to ...

Spanair 5022 accident in Madrid: which possible cause?

Aug 21 2008

On Aug 20, at 14.45LT a Spanair flight JK5022, from Madrid-Barajas to Las Palmas (Gran Canarias), crashed shortly after take off from runway 36L. The MD82 (EC-HFP) had 164 passengers and 9 crew on board; 153 died in the accident. ...

The daily Qantas emergency

Aug 16 2008

If you check the news reports these days, you will find that the company that has been experiencing the majority of the failures and (minor) problems in this period is Qantas airlines. On Aug. 13 a B747-300 was flying from ...

The MM6833 (or 6785) mistery

Aug 15 2008

A few days ago, I explained in another post (http://cencio4.wordpress.com/2008/08/01/tracking-the-mm6833-or-6785/) that Matteo Marianeschi sent me some pictures of a truck that was carrying the MM6833 on May 9, 2008, on the A1 highway, next to Arezzo, Tuscany. The F-104 appeared ...

9° Gruppo Change of Command – Grosseto 05.08.08

Aug 08 2008

On Aug. 5, Grosseto airbase hosted the ceremony for the 9° Gruppo Change of Command. The new Cdr, Lt. Col. Andrea Argieri, replaced the former one Lt. Col. Andrea Picco, who was the first ItAF pilot to achieve the ...

B747-400s, B777s (and an A330) in Fiumicino

Aug 05 2008

After discussing a lot about the safety issues of the B747-400 and B777 fleets, I thought it could be interesting to go to Fiumicino to watch some wide-bodies arriving or departing from Rome airport and visually assess their status. Among ...

Military Aviation

Oct 22 2018
According to several media outlets, the Belgian Air Force has picked the Lockheed Martin F-35. Belgium may become the 12th country...
Oct 19 2018
Pair of Su-25M1s flying ultra-low altitude in a new video. It’s pretty obvious: Ukrainian Air Force pilots fly low quite oft...

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

Oct 19 2018
Pair of Su-25M1s flying ultra-low altitude in a new video. It’s pretty obvious: Ukrainian Air Force pilots fly low quite oft...
Oct 16 2018
A Royal Australian Air Force C-17 Globemaster III took part in the traditional Brisbane Riverfire Festival. Clips of the airlifter...

Rogue States

Oct 19 2018
Pair of Su-25M1s flying ultra-low altitude in a new video. It’s pretty obvious: Ukrainian Air Force pilots fly low quite oft...
Oct 09 2018
Using Datalink, an F-35B shared target data with an M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS). 5th Gen. aircraft increas...

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