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CRASH – Antonov An-26 Impacts Cliff Before Landing

CRASH – Antonov An-26 Impacts Cliff Before Landing

An Antonov An-26 suffered a crash into a cliff while attempting to land into Palana, in the Kamchatka peninsula. There were no survivors. The aircraft’s crew were performing flight PTK-251, for Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky Air Enterprise. The aircraft took off from...
Southwest Airlines: Technical Issues Ground Fleet!

Southwest Airlines: Technical Issues Ground Fleet!

For the second time in two days, Southwest Airlines faced technical issues, causing delays that grounded hundreds of aircraft for several hours. On Tuesday afternoon, the airline announced that they are “resuming normal operations”, after hours of disruption. The...
Black Noses – Why Did Airliners Have Them?

Black Noses – Why Did Airliners Have Them?

Why did airliners and other planes once had black noses? And what changed since, making it so rare to see aircraft with such noses today? In pictures of older jets, turboprops and even some piston-engined aircraft, we can often see them sporting black noses. Sometimes...
Low Speed Runway Excursions – Recent Incidents

Low Speed Runway Excursions – Recent Incidents

We have seen a number of runway and taxiway excursions lately, usually at low speed. Such incidents usually end uneventfully but obviously they are still a hassle for everyone involved. There is a saying in aviation that you should fly the plane until it’s parked, the...