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

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Written by: Phil Derner Jr.

• 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)

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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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