Week In Review

January 15, 2010

Week In Review

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By: Phil Derner Jr.
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• A director for MSNBC.com happened to be aboard United Airlines Flight 634, the Airbus A319 that landed without its right gear. Aside from a couple aviation-related errors, his first-hand account is pretty interesting! [MSNBC]

 As if the Hudson corridor wasn't busy enough! Expect intense coverage of the Red Bull Air Races this summer here on NYCAviation.

As if the Hudson corridor wasn't busy enough! Expect intense coverage of the Red Bull Air Races this summer here on NYCAviation.

• A TSA screener in Milwaukee Airport is awaiting discipline after allowing a man to pass through security with shotgun rounds in his carry-on luggage. [Fox6News]

• A former Continental employee has been convicted in an electronic ticket scam. She will serve a year in federal prison and also need to repay the airline $109,000, after she figured out a way to personally receive ticket refunds. [Enquirer Herald]

• The two Embraer pilots that we acquitted of charges related to the midair collision over Brazil that killed 148 people aboard a Gol 737 in 2006 have now had their charges reinstated by Brazilian authorities. They are accused of turning off their transponder and causing the crash from which they were able to safely land their Legacy 600 jet on what was supposed to be its delivery flight. Nothing will probably come of it since the two men are comfy at home in the United States. [NYCAviation]

• It was announced that the Red Bull Air Race World Championship will be flown in New York City. Over June 19th and 20th, New Yorkers will have an amazing reason to call 911 every single minute, and planes zoom up and down the Hudson near Liberty State Park just feet over the water!

• The devastating earthquake in Haiti this week send a flood of aircraft to deliver people and supplies to the ailing nation. NYCAviation offers an updated list of know airlines that have been helping millions in need. [NYCAviation]

This will look even better against the NYC skyline…