An All Nippon Airways passenger plane carrying 117 passengers on board experienced a little bit of a scare earlier this month. Why? Because a numb-brained pilot accidentally almost made a Boeing 737-700 fly belly up, as in upside freaking down.
A Boeing 737 taking off from Ibiza, Spain heading to Manchester, England, with 186 souls had to divert last week after a minor engine problem, namely fire belching from an engine, recreating for witnesses the opening scenes of "Lost."
Southwest Airlines grounded 81 aircraft from its Boeing 737 fleet after one plane with a gaping hole in the fuselage made an emergency landing at a military base in Arizona on Friday, the company said on Saturday.
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.