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Airline News

BREAKING: World Airways Immediately Shutting Down

Posted March 27, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

Following on the heels of competitor Evergreen International Airlines, World Airways CEO John Graber announced earlier today that World will cease operations immediately.

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Computer rendering of the KLM and Pan Am 747s colliding at Tenerife.
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WE GAAN: The Horror and Absurdity of History’s Worst Plane Crash

Posted March 27, 2014 by Patrick Smith

Like most other aviation calamities, the 583 people killed in 1977 when a KLM 747 struck a Pan Am 747 at Tenerife resulted not from a single error or failure, but from a chain of improbable errors and failures, together with a stroke or two of really bad luck.

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A Haul and a Hop on Hawaiian Airlines

Posted March 26, 2014 by Ben Granucci

NYCAviation recently had a chance to fly Hawaiian Airlines and to try out both one of their longest flights and one of their shortest.

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The missing Boeing 777-200, as shown in a file photo courtesy of Malaysia Airlines.
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Fact vs. Fiction: Malaysia Airlines 370 and Occam’s Razor

Posted March 20, 2014 by Eric Auxier

For 14 days now, the world has followed the mysterious disappearance of Malaysia Airlines 370. While the potential debris field recently discovered in the South Indian Ocean offers hope, the world has had two weeks filled with misdirection, red herrings, wild speculation and myriad theories being bandied about that range from the absurd to the preposterous.

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Cap’n Dillon’s Ecstatic Adventure!

Posted March 20, 2014 by Eric Auxier

NYCA columnist Eric “Cap’n Aux” Auxier takes flight with Dillon, a young man with cerebral palsy who pursues his dream of flight.

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Pacific Southwest Airlines flight 182 was a Boeing 727-214 airliner that collided with a private Cessna 172 over San Diego, California on September 25, 1978.
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Events

TIMELINE: The Golden Age of Air Crimes

Posted March 19, 2014 by Patrick Smith

Despite what many young Americans seem to think, aircraft sabotage did not begin with the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. It has been with us for decades. Following is a list of some of the worst air-related terrorist acts of the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s.

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Inside the US Coast Guard’s SAR Response to a Plane Crash

Posted March 18, 2014 by George Damanis

What’s involved in a waterborne search for a missing plane? The Coast Guard and its hardworking members have been and continue to be semper paratus, or “always ready.”

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In the immediate aftermath of MH370's disappearance, CNN ran a ticker an unfortunate misspelling of airframe manufacturer Boeing's name.
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Don’t You Believe It: Choosing Your Aviation News Source

Posted March 17, 2014 by Phil Derner Jr.

The Information Age has redefined how people get their information when breaking news happens. No longer is your choice simply between cable networks and broadcast networks, now there are specialty websites and Twitter accounts to consider as well. This is especially true when it comes to aviation events such as the recent Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 or Ethiopian Airlines Flight 702 incidents. Because when it comes to picking your source for aviation news, we know you have a choice.

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Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak delivers prepared remarks to media in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 2:30 AM EDT.
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BREAKING: Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Was Intentionally Flown Off-Course

Posted March 15, 2014 by Eric McKirdy

In a press conference, Malaysian PM Najib Razak confirmed that recent discoveries left no doubt that Malaysian Airlines flight 370 was hijacked.

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Vietnamese military searchers took this photo showing what was initially believed to have been wreckage of Malaysia Airlines 370. The debris was later proven to be from a different source.
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The Continuing Mystery of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

Posted March 14, 2014 by Patrick Smith

People keep asking “how can a plane simply disappear?” It’s an idea that doesn’t seem to compute in an age of instant and total connectivity.

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