On most flights I’ve been on, everything gets held up even if something as minor as the latch that holds the rolling trash-dolly in place is too tarnished. Only after it’s perfect can the plane take off. That sure as hell wasn’t the case with this Air India flight, which kept right on going even after the pilot…
The National Transportation Safety Board released its final report on that near-miss at San Francisco International Airport in July of last year, where a plane had to abort a landing after nearly colliding with four other loaded planes on the taxiway and nearly took out “over 1,000 people.”
This sounds like something straight out of a goofy military comedy, but I assure you this is real: a Belgian technician accidentally set of the cannon of a military plane during maintenance, which shot another plane. That plane blew up, damaging the initial plane in the process. Talk about a bad day.
In our stupid, overdone, poorly-written summer-replacement-series that currently stands in for reality, you may recall that yesterday hip-hop musician Kanye West met with President Donald Trump, where they discussed, well, things. Among those things was an airplane. An airplane West showed Trump on his iPhone, a plane…
Early this morning an Air Niugini Boeing 737 overshot the runway coming into Chuuk Island in Micronesia, and ended up crash-landing in a lagoon. Thanks to the efforts of local boaters who came to the stricken aircraft’s aid almost immediately, all 47 passengers on the plane are safe.
Starting on October 11, Singapore Airlines will be flying a direct flight from Singapore to Newark. The 9,537 miles flown non-stop will take approximately 19 hours, which means you could get about eight cool flicks in before landing. That only leaves one question: which movies do you pick?
A huge Airbus A350-900ULR is being delivered to Singapore Airlines today where, once in service, it will make the longest continuous flight in the world, from Singapore to Newark airport—a flying time of just under 19 hours.
Passengers on a United Airlines flight from San Francisco to Newark were greeted on Friday by a very happy bird that tried to hitch a ride on the cross-country jaunt, according to multiple reports.
Late last year, but only revealed recently, there was a first that will likely one day be considered historic: robotic air-to-air combat was born, with a U.S. MQ-9 Reaper drone shooting down a smaller, target drone, all without humans physically involved. It’s likely this is just the first example of drone-on-drone…
Hong Kong airliner Cathay Pacific told on itself today after publishing photos to Twitter of a paint job gone wrong on one of its planes, with the fuselage mistakenly reading “Cathay Paciic,” leading all of the internet to joke about not giving an “F.”
In a true showcase of the joys of air travel, the Phoenix-based Arizona Republic reports that a “suspicious” unattended rental car shut down parts of the Sky Harbor International Airport down for four hours—delaying about 300 flights and canceling dozens of others. The driver ultimately got parking citation and a $56…
A new facial recognition system installed at Washington Dulles International Airport by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency caught its first impostor after determining he did not match his passport photo.
Rapper Post Malone, hot off of winning Song of the Year at last night’s MTV Movie Awards, found himself onboard a plane headed for London earlier today with a damaged landing gear. After safely landing a few hours later, he had a chance to respond to everyone publicly wishing for his plane to crash.
It turns out, it’s not just the Lamborghinis that Bitcoin enthusiasts seem to be obsessed with that are pumping CO2 into our atmosphere. Accruing the wealth itself is extremely wasteful, releasing 20 megatons of CO2 into the atmosphere a year—as much as the whole Republic of Ireland.
A cool plane momentarily injected some excitement into the lives of some otherwise-bored car drivers when it made an emergency landing onto the highway in front of them this weekend in the Bay Area.
Well, let me rephrase that. The wildfires themselves are getting crazy close to houses. So the brave people fighting the fires, both on the ground and in the air, have to get close to entire neighborhoods as well. And that means huge firefighting air tankers flying wildly low over suburban homes.
The always-charming twitter feed, Faces In Things, today had this wonderful image of two cargo planes yukking it up. Whatever the hell they’re talking about, they think it’s hilarious. So what’s so funny, planes? Care to let us non-aircraft in on the joke?
An Aeromexico flight has crashed shortly after takeoff near Guadalupe Victoria International Airport in Mexico. Mexican Secretary of Communications and Transportation Gerardo Ruiz Esparza reported the flight was carrying 97 passengers and four crew members. Government officials indicate there were no deaths in the…