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On This Day in Aviation History

On This Day in Aviation History: January 31st

Posted January 31, 2011 by Phil Derner Jr.

“Ham the Chimp” heads into sub-orbit in 1961, Alaska Airlines Flight 261 crashes in 2000, the near-collision of two widebody JAL jets in 2001, the launch of Apollo 14 and more…

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Mexican Police Make $26 Million Drug Find in Aeromexico Baggage Enroute to Tijuana

Posted January 30, 2011 by BNO News

Around 80 kilograms (176 pounds) of heroin and crystal meth were seized at Guadalajara’s International Airport officials said Sunday.

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Small Plane Crash in Southern Ohio Injures Two

Posted January 30, 2011 by BNO News

A small airplane crashed Sunday near the Lawrence County Airpark in Chesapeake, Ohio, injuring the pilot and a passenger, local media reported.

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Moscow Airport Bomber Identified by Russian Authorities

Posted January 30, 2011 by BNO News

Russian investigators said on Saturday that the attack at Moscow’s Domodedovo airport was carried out by a resident of Russia’s North Caucasus region and was aimed primarily at foreigners, RIA Novosti reported.

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“Friendship One” 747SP (N454UA) has seen “fresher” days. Captured here sitting at ACY in 2005, this was also once N538PA while operating under Pan Am. (Photo by Tom Turner)
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On This Day in Aviation History

On This Day in Aviation History: January 30th

Posted January 30, 2011 by Phil Derner Jr.

United’s 747SP “Friendship One” sets an around-the-world record, the crashes of Kenya Airlines 431, Pan Am 806, and disappearances of a Varig 707F and a British Tudor, and more…

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NORAD Scrambles F-16s Over Washington, D.C. After Commuter Jet Loses Contact with Air Traffic Control

Posted January 28, 2011 by BNO News

Two fighter jets responded to Washington, D.C. on late Friday morning when a small passenger plane failed to make contact with air traffic control.

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Royal Air Force Crew Safely Ejects From Burning Jet Off Coast of Scotland

Posted January 28, 2011 by BNO News

Two crew members from the UK RAF ejected their Tornado GR4 before it burst into flames and crashed in the sea off the west coast of Scotland during a routine training mission.

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Transatlantic Flights Grounded as Canadian Air Traffic Control Center Evacuated

Posted January 27, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Flights scheduled to cross the north Atlantic were grounded Thursday morning after a fire broke out at a key air traffic control center in northeastern Canada.

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PHOTOS: Afterburners, Bombers and Tankers Take the Stage at Red Flag-Nellis

Posted January 26, 2011 by Brandon Farris

NYCAviation was on-hand as Nellis Air Force base hosted one of its Red Flag training exercises on Tuesday.

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US Navy Orders Six Boeing P-8A Poseidon Aircraft

Posted January 25, 2011 by NYCA Admin

The Boeing Company on Tuesday announced that it received a $1.6 billion contract from the U.S. Navy for initial production the 737 airliner-based P-8A Poseidon aircraft.

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