A Brazilian Airbus A321-200 operating as TAM airlines flight JJ-3307 had to return to Rio de Janeiro and perform an emergency landing after sustaining substantial damage upon entering an embedded thunderstorm wrought with hail.
Accident investigators at the site of the Air Asia 8501 crash site say they have discovered tell-tale "pings" believed to be coming from the flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorders of the downed Airbus A320. And while they have been tracing the pings for a couple of days now, the boxes have not been located.
A night landing on the moving deck of an aircraft carrier has always been regarded as the most difficult landing approach for aviators. We think the Toncontín Airport in Honduras might actually beat that.
After the miraculous crash landing of US Airways Flight 1549, the downed Airbus A320 was pulled from the Hudson River. Saturday it was transported through the streets of New Jersey to a storage warehouse. Awesome.