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January 6, 2010

The Logbook: Photos of New Runway, AA Crash, and Pistons Plane!

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By: Phil Derner Jr.
Now THAT is how you introduce a new runway! Charlotte's new runway 36L/18R receives its first rubber from this gorgeous DC-3. (Photo by Jay Selman/www.AirlinersGallery.com)
Now THAT is how you introduce a new runway! Charlotte's new runway 36L/18R receives its first rubber from this gorgeous DC-3. (Photo by Jay Selman/www.AirlinersGallery.com)
• An NYCAviation member posted new photos of the American Airlines 737 that crashed in Kingston, Jamaica, as it sits in a hangar in many sad pieces. In addition, air traffic controllers at Kingston say they offered the American pilots the option to land in the opposite direction to avoid the tailwind. [NYCAviation, FlightGlobal]

• Charlotte-Douglas International Airport opened its fourth runway today to flights. The 9,000-foot runway 36L/18R received its first aircraft at about 8:10am this morning in the form of Carolinas Aviation Museum’s Piedmont Airlines Douglas DC-3! The first scheduled flights were both US Airways A319s, the second one being the all-smiling PSA bird N742PS.

• Two F-15 fighters escorted a Hawaiian Airlines 767-300 back to Maui after the crew reported a passenger disturbance. A passenger Flight 39 had made threatening remarks and refused ot stow his carry-on bag. the pane landed safely and two passengers involved were arrested.

• Turkish Airlines has signed a deal with Airbus for twenty A320 family aircraft, which will be a mix of A319s and A321s.

• Photos are available for the MD-83 that the Detroit Pistons will soon put into service to replace their smaller DC-9 aircraft. Not too shabby!  [Freep]

Now THAT is how you introduce a new runway! Charlotte's new runway 36L/18R receives its first rubber from this gorgeous DC-3. (Photo by Jay Selman/www.AirlinersGallery.com)

Now THAT is how you introduce a new runway! Charlotte's new runway 36L/18R receives its first rubber from this gorgeous DC-3. (Photo by Jay Selman/www.AirlinersGallery.com)