Aviation News

January 16, 2013

US Customs Finds 18 Human Heads At Chicago’s O’Hare Airport

Human heads held up by US customs at Chicago airport (via AFP)

Officials scrambled Tuesday to get 18 human heads off to their final destination, a crematorium, after they were seized by US customs inspectors before Christmas at Chicago’s main O’Hare airport. The heads, each tagged with a name plus place and cause of death, had originated in the United States for…

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American Celebrates The Super 80 Send Off As Its MD-80s Fly West

American Airlines retired their classic Super 80 aircraft in style on Wednesday with an airborne party and commemorations in both DFW and O'Hare.
by Ben Granucci


Overbooking, Bumping, Removal, Regional Airlines, and Your Rights

After United appeared in the news for the "dragging" removal of a passenger, many are asking what bumping, overbooking and passenger rights are.
by Phil Derner Jr.



American Airlines Launches First Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner

After a water cannon salute at 7:30 AM, the new jet with its quiet engines spooled up and we rocketed out of Dallas-Ft. Worth on our way to Chicago.
by Justin Cederholm


Awesome Vintage Aviation Photos, Part Two: Chicago’s Midway and O’Hare

Join us as we celebrate the airports, airlines, and aircraft of yesteryear, through the vintage aviation photos of Bill Armstrong. This week: the Chicago airports of Midway and O'Hare.
by John F. Ciesla

The Cessna Citation II (N6763L) was destroyed aft of the cockpit. (Photo by Alfred Langley via WSPA)

US Customs Jet Destroyed By A Deer

A Cessna business jet owned by United States Customs and Border Protection was destroyed when it hit a deer while landing in South Carolina.
by admin