mandag 24. januar 2022

Lockheed Electra forfulgt av uhell - AVweb video

Denne videoen er interessant. Flytypen hadde to totalhavarier , og en serie med uhell, dette inkludert. Her gikk det godt, såvidt.

Best Of The Web: A Great Save Documented


 Paul Bertorelli

January 23, 2022

The sands of time have all but buried one of the great aircraft saves of all time: Reeve Aleutian Flight 8. This week’s Best of the Web video by Mayday: Air Disaster reprises the accident, which one NTSB investigator described as one of the greatest feats of airmanship he had ever seen.

Reeve 8 was a Lockheed Electra flown by famed Reeve Aleutian Airways, which served Alaska with passenger and freight service for more than 60 years before being dissolved in 2000. The flight was enroute on June 8, 1983, with 15 passengers from Cold Bay in the Aleutians to Seattle. Shortly after takeoff, the number 4 propeller departed the airplane and sliced through part of the wing and the belly, causing an explosive decompression that severely inhibited aircraft control.

Although the errant prop didn’t cut control cables, the decompression caused the floor to collapse, impinging elevator and aileron control. Worse, the engines remained at full power and the pilots had no means of modulating thrust short of shutting down engines. After ruling out a return to Cold Bay, they flew to Anchorage to land on the longest runway available in the region.

The video details the airmanship of Captain James Gibson, his first officer Gary Linter and flight engineer Gerald Laurin.  After one approach ended in a go-around, the pilots put the airplane down safely in Anchorage, with no injuries. The NTSB never determined why the prop failed, although the Electra had a history of such mishaps. And early in its production history, the model’s reputation was tarnished by a design process that failed to account for whirl mode flutter. Two Electras were lost before it was corrected.  

Although seriously damaged, the airplane was repaired and re-registered in Canada, where it is believed to be still in use by Air Spray as a firefighting aircraft. As detailed in this video by Alex Praglowski, Air Spray is among a handful of operators still flying the Electra.

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Både GA og droneflyging blir forbudt over De Forente Arabiske Emirater - Curt Lewis


UAE bans all drones and light sports aircraft with immediate effect

In the wake of the deadly drone attack targeting Abu Dhabi International Airport on Monday 17 January, the UAE’s Ministry of Interior (MoI) announced new directives banning all drone and light sports aircraft flights across the country, starting Saturday 22 January.

Unlawful Practices

The new directives were issued in coordination with the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) after several cases of non-compliance and unlawful trespassing were reported.

The ministry urged the public to comply with the recent guidelines to ensure the safety of lives and property, and avoid unsafe practices, stressing that companies with work contracts, commercial or advertising projects, that rely on drone filming must communicate with the authorities to obtain the necessary exceptions and permits to carry out their projects and avoid unfavourable consequences.

Legal Consequences

The ministry warned that operators disregarding the new guidelines will be subject to legal consequences including imprisonment and fines.

Under the GCAA regulations article 69, a person can be imprisoned for a year and a fined up to AED50,000, or either penalty, for violating UAV operating rules including flying without authorisation from the competent Authority, piloting an aircraft without holding the required certificate, licences or authorisations, piloting an aircraft when drunk, causing damage to aeronautical communication facilities or navigation aids on the ground, and failing to enter the required information in the documents or records of the aircraft or for altering such information.

On the other hand, article 70 stipulates that operators can be imprisoned for three years and fined up to AED100,000, or either penalty, for flying without bearing the nationality and registration marks or displaying incorrect or ineligible marks, piloting drones over prohibited areas, not complying with an order to land while in flight, landing at or taking off from areas other than the designated places, and flying UAVs without authorisation or carrying onboard weapons, munitions of war or to commit an act of smuggling.

MAX - Rettslige skritt mot Boeing er ikke slutt - Curt Lewis



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737 MAX Families Use Tactic From Jeffrey Epstein Victims To Dispute Boeing Plea Deal

By: Christine Negroni

Relatives of 737 MAX victims seeking to undo a plea deal Boeing made with the Department of Justice, will make their case to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland next week. Lawyers are calling the meeting with the nation’s top law enforcement officer ‘extraordinary’ and ‘unprecedented’. But in filing court documents claiming the Justice Department violated their rights when it signed a deferred prosecution agreement with Boeing, they are following the playbook of victims of pedophile Jeffrey Epstein.

In 2008, Federal law enforcement made an arrangement with Epstein that is similar in opacity to the deal prosecutors made with Boeing. Epstein was allowed to avoid a trial and lengthy prison sentence and sweeping immunity was granted to anyone else involved in Epstein’s crimes, known or unknown.

In the Boeing deferred prosecution agreement (referred to as a DPA), Justice Department lawyers concluded without explanation that the company’s misconduct was limited to a few mid-level pilots but not pervasive or facilitated by senior management.

That Boeing was allowed to plead guilty to fraud in exchange for a fine and a promise to behave better in the future, enraged MAX victims’ families who had been told all along, and falsely it turns out, that no criminal investigation into Boeing was underway. They learned about the plea deal only when the Department of Justice issued a press release when the deal was done.

Naoise Ryan, whose husband Mick, died on Ethiopian Flight 302 recalls she was in a daze when she saw news of the agreement on television in Ireland where she lives with her two young children.

“I remember sending a message to my lawyer asking, ‘What does this mean?’ It was impossible to comprehend that this was supposed to be justice or criminal accountability. It was like our loved ones were nothing,” she told me.

At this point, Ryan had to stop to compose herself as she recounted the event, explaining, “It’s upsetting in a way, remembering this now because it puts me right back. They were treated as though they were cargo, not human beings.”

Prosecutors are required by law to keep victims informed throughout the process, according to Paul Cassell the attorney bringing the claim against Boeing’s DPA on behalf of Ryan and others.

“For reasons we don’t fully understand, Boeing and the government were trying to get things wrapped up in early January of 2021,” said Cassell, a criminal law professor at the University of Utah who specializes in crime victims’ rights. “They were working so quickly to craft a deal that was good for Boeing, that they didn’t consider the impact on the victims.”

For more than a decade Cassell has been advocating for two victims of Jeffrey Epstein and others who participated in the abuse but were given immunity from prosecution. In both the Epstein and Boeing cases, Cassell says the government was obligated to keep victims informed as the cases moved through the criminal justice system but failed to do so.

“The immunity provisions were part of a secret and illegal agreement,” Cassell told the court of the Epstein deal. And in language that is similar in theme if not subject matter, Cassell is now telling the judge in Texas that the same thing has happened to Boeing’s victims.

“DPA’s facts appear to have been carefully crafted to downplay the depth and breadth of Boeing’s crimes,” Cassell writes in his motion to the court. Including the 737 MAX families’ in the process and hearing what they had to say, “would have presented the Government with evidence exposing the pervasiveness of Boeing’s wrongdoing.”

The Boeing DPA says that two test pilots were responsible for deceiving the Federal Aviation Administration during the certification of the MAX. That allowed a fatally flawed airplane to be sold into the global airline market. This was one step along the way to the crashes in 2018 and 2019 that killed 346 people in Indonesia and Ethiopia.

But like the Epstein victims, MAX families are not content – nor apparently, do they believe – that the wrongdoing was so narrowly confined.

“How can you deny the facts in the public domain? How can you say there wasn’t widespread culpability?” Ryan asked, concluding, “Something’s not right here.”

Late last week, Ryan and others were invited to make presentations to Kenneth Polite, Assistant Attorney General – Criminal Division. Polite, I am told by several people who attended the online meeting, was compassionate and engaging. Cassell said the families asked to talk to Attorney General Merrick Garland and days later, they were notified that would happen this coming week.

It is worth noting that Jeffrey Epstein served his 9-month sentence in a Palm Beach County jail and much of the publicity surrounding his abuse of dozens of teenage girls had died down but the victims’ rights case filed by Cassell and attorney Bradley J. Edwards kept moving forward. It can be credited in part for resurrecting public interest in the Epstein case and ultimately his second prosecution and incarceration in 2019. Epstein died in a federal detention center in New York in August of that year.

In December 29, 2021, his former companion, Ghislaine Maxwell was convicted for her role in the serial abuse of children.

So if the Justice Department can glean anything about the people now asserting the rights due victims under the law, it is that they are represented by a lawyer who has been waging this war for a while and appears unfazed by the length of the journey.

In denying the 737 MAX families their rights, they have been given a platform to make the case that Boeing’s lies led to the deaths of their loved ones. They may make that case in a Texas courtroom and they are already making it in the court of public opinion.

The question for prosecutors and perhaps even for Boeing is how long they want that to continue.

Christine Negroni

Author of The New York Times bestseller, The Crash Detectives, I am also a journalist, public speaker and broadcaster specializing in aviation and travel.



Unruly USA - Curt Lewis


Prosecutors say airline passenger who refused to wear mask exposed himself, threw can during flight

Prosecutors said a Delta Air Lines passenger who refused to wear a mask during a flight exposed himself to other passengers and threw a can at an individual, The New York Times reported.

In a case unsealed on Friday, Shane McInerney of Galway, Ireland, was arrested and charged with intentionally assaulting and intimidating a crew member during a flight earlier this month.

According to the court document, authorities said McInerney refused to wear his mask despite being asked a "dozen" times during the eight-hour flight from Dublin to John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York.

McInerney began to throw an empty beverage can, which hit another passenger in the head and kicked the seat back in front of him, which disturbed the passenger there, according to the Times.

As he walked away from his first-class airline seat to complain to the flight attendant about the food service, McInerney then "pulled down his pants and underwear and exposed his buttocks" to flight attendants and passengers sitting nearby, according to the court document.

The document also said that McInerney took off the flight captain's hat twice while he was on break and up a fist near the captain's face, saying, "Don't touch me."

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been more reports of unruly and sometimes violent behavior by airline passengers, with many of the reported disturbances involving those who refuse to wear masks.

McInerney, 29, could face up to 20 years in prison if convicted.

McInerney made his initial appearance in court on Dec. 14 and was released on a $20,000 bond, the Times noted.

Utrolig overlevelsesevne hos blindpassasjer - ABC Nyheter


Blindpassasjer overlevde flyging fra Afrika til Amsterdam i hjulbrønnen 


for 7 timer siden



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En blindpassasjer i nesehjulbrønnen på et fraktfly klarte å holde seg i live under en flyging fra Sør-Afrika til Nederland.

Nederlandsk politi fant ham da flyet landet på Schiphol-flyplassen utenfor Amsterdam. Han er fraktet til sykehus, men er i god behold, tross at han har vært gjennom svært lave temperaturer, dårlige oksygenforhold, og risikert å falle ut hele veien.

Den nederlandske statskringkasteren NOS skriver at mannen hadde lav kroppstemperatur da han ble funnet, men da han kom inn i ambulansen kunne han igjen svare på spørsmål.

Det er ikke kjent hvor mannen kom fra, hvor gammel han er, eller når han kom seg om bord på flyet. Flyet fra selskapet Cargolux fløy fra Sør-Afrika til Schiphol i løpet av helgen, med en mellomlanding i Kenya.

Ifølge det amerikanske luftfartstilsynet FAA var det 129 kjente tilfeller av blindpassasjerer som gjemte seg om bord på fly mellom 1947 og februar 2021. 100 av disse omkom.

Ikke bare F-22 med speilblank overflate - The War Zone


Også F-35C og F-117 har fått den i test øymed.