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November 12, 2009

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Written by: Phil Derner Jr.
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• An American Airlines flight was held at the gate for a few extra moments for a weight and balance adjustment, accommodating an over-sized passenger, with a photo being taken by the flight attendant.

• Mike Tyson was arrested at LAX for getting into a fight with an over-aggressive photographer.

"Captain, why are we flying in a continous clockwise circle?"

Captain, why are we flying in a continuous clockwise circle?

• A Jetlink Air CRJ-200 in Rwanda returned to the airport after takeoff due to a throttle jam and impacted the terminal.

• British Airways and Iberia have reached a merger agreement, combining to create an airline with 419 aircraft and 205 destinations.

• In what may be the sexiest A380 scheme to come out, Vietnam Airlines is considering purchasing the super jumbo.

• “Midwest” Airlines expands by adding routes to San Francisco and Raliegh/Durham beginning next April.

• Donald Trump’s famed 727 is for sale, listed on craigslist for 8 million roses! NYCAviation’s coverage is more in-depth than you’ll see anywhere else.

• Hawaiian Airlines celebrates their 80th anniversary today!

• A woman was removed from a United flight to Honolulu for being sick after she requested a barf bag before departure.


About the Author

Phil Derner Jr.
Phil Derner founded NYCAviation in 2003. A lifetime aviation enthusiast that grew up across the water from La Guardia Airport, Phil has aviation experience as a Loadmaster, Operations Controller and Flight Dispatcher. He owns and operates NYCAviation and performs duties as an aviation expert through writing, consulting, public speaking and media appearances. You can reach him by email or follow him on Twitter.



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