Aviation News

January 30, 2012

Final Call: Qantas Passengers Deplaned via Forklift, Pair Arrested at LAX for Improper Tweets

Photo of the Day: Early morning winter sun lights up this British Airways Boeing 747-400 as it lifts off from JFK

• A Delta MD-80 slid off an icy Detroit runway and onto the grass Sunday morning before being freed by a tug. [Click On Detroit]

• This morning, a Southwest 737 clanked over a light pole while taxiing to the gate in Denver. [Bloomberg]

• Don’t joke about “destroying” America on Twitter before you get here, as you may get arrested as two British tourists did at LAX. [Daily Mail]

• Potential buyout partners for American Airlines parent AMR Corp. are asking British Airways to invest more in the company. [WSJ]

• Passengers on a Qantas 767 were forced to disembark on a forklift, five-at-a-time, when their plane made an emergency landing at a small Australian airport that did not have airstairs. [The North West Star]

• Technology inspired by humpback whales could help helicopters fly faster. [InnovationNewsDaily, via MSNBC]

• A year after after the plane he was piloting crashed and killed his own daughter, a New Hampshire man has been charged with involuntary manslaughter as he was not licensed to operate a multi-engine plane. [Watertown Daily Times]

• At Gillespie Field in southern California, a man attempting to handstart his Piper on Monday was struck in the head by the propeller and killed. [LA Times]



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