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FlightAware Launches Integrated Maps Solutions for Applications and Websites

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“Customers have been asking FlightAware for an easy path to integrate the map experience of our flight stories into their digital properties,” said FlightAware president Matt Davis. “Over time, customers will migrate from legacy iFrame solutions to our new Integrated Maps Solutions for greater functionality and will appreciate the ease of integration.” (www.flightaware.com) More...

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United Airlines Becomes Third Airline with Fake Engine Parts

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United Airlines has become the latest airline to have sketchy engine parts in its aircraft. On September 18, Bloomberg reported that UK-based supplier AOG Technics provided fake engine parts to the airline. United is not the only carrier with this issue: Virgin Australia and Southwest Airlines also received counterfeit parts from AOG Technics. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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FlightAware 2023 Intern Summer Projects Part -3

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Every year, our interns spend the summer working on interesting and meaningful projects that help them learn how to work on a professional team and help us solve problems across our business. Jared's project was no exception. As we transition to a new set of technologies to deliver our web products, we needed to create a platform on which all of our behind-the-scenes administrative pages could live. Jared took on the task with aplomb, creating that framework and building its first tool, a… (flightaware.engineering) More...

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Freed American Prisoners Return Home: The Importance of Humanitarian Flights

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The five Americans freed as part of a $6 billion exchange with Iran arrived back in the United States on Monday. This situation highlights the importance of humanitarian flights. Time and time again, aviation has been a major player in facilitating responses to global issues, a topic that we will address today. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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NetJets agrees to purchase up to 1,500 jets from Textron Aviation

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Textron Aviation announced a record-breaking fleet agreement on Wednesday that enables jet service provider NetJets to purchase up to 1,500 additional Cessna Citation business planes over the next 15 years. (dcnewsroom.blogspot.com) More...

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Hawaiian airlines sees advantage in Amazon pivot to Airbus freighter

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Hawaiian Airlines brass believes it can take contracts from other Amazon partners who operate Boeing 767 cargo jets. (www.freightwaves.com) More...

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Delta Air Lines Significantly Reduces Miami-Havana Flights

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Delta Air Lines has reduced flight capacities by at least 50% on its Miami to Havana route. The reduction in frequencies is due to low demand for travel to Cuba, with other carriers also making significant cutbacks. Delta could potentially reintroduce these flights after March 30th, if its confidence in Cuba as a lucrative destination returns. When airlines reduce capacity on routes with lower demand, the cuts can sometimes be rather significant. Passengers flying via Delta Air Lines from Miami… (simpleflying.com) More...

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Honeywell DLNA Protects Against 5G Interference

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Honeywell has received FAA technical standard order approval for its new Type J diplexer/low-noise amplifier (DLNA), which is designed to mitigate interference by certain terrestrial and cellular networks with L-band satellite communications. (www.ainonline.com) More...

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Flights to Aspen, Yosemite, and Alaska: Delta Air Lines Adds More Services to the Western U.S.

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It is always early enough to start planning your summer vacation. Even though the summer just ended, you can determine your summer 2024 travel plans with the help of Delta Air Lines. The airline announced several new routes to multiple U.S. destinations from its hubs. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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Starting in 2024, officials say Singapore’s Changi Airport will introduce automated immigration clearance

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Traveling through one of the world’s best airports is set to get even smoother next year. Starting in 2024, officials say Singapore’s Changi Airport will introduce automated immigration clearance, which will allow passengers to depart the city-state without passports, using only biometric data. “Singapore will be one of the first few countries in the world to introduce automated, passport-free immigration clearance,” Communications Minister Josephine Teo announced during a parliament session on… (www.msn.com) More...

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JetBlue Launches Boston-Amsterdam Service

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After launching its New York to Amsterdam service at the end of August, JetBlue has since inaugurated its second route to Schiphol, this time from Boston. (www.gatechecked.com) More...

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Hawaiian Airlines logo muse and Miss Hawaii 1964, Leina'ala Drummond, passes away at 77

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Leina’ala Ann Teruya Drummond, former Miss Hawaii 1964, accomplished entertainer, businesswoman, and the face representing the unique island girl profile for Hawaiian Airlines' "Pualani of the Sky" has passed away. Born in Pu'unene, Maui, Leina’ala completed her education at Kamehameha Schools, Cannon’s Business College, and successfully finished the Hawaiian Airlines Flight Attendant Training program, starting work at 18 years old. (www.kitv.com) More...

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Narita airport to build centralized cargo facility for All Nippon Airways

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All Nippon Airways customers have to take shipments to muliple warehouses at Narita airport. A new project would bring all those facilities together in one place. (www.freightwaves.com) More...

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These California brothers have become an aviation sensation at SFO

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Peter and Joshua Solorzano are LA Flights, a beloved YouTube channel dedicated to planespotting. “People watch us like they are listening to the radio,” Peter mentions as he refreshes the screen on an iPad. “Seven hundred people are already tuned in — that’s double what we get at LAX,” he says. “Everybody’s waiting.” Their rig features a fluffy microphone with a windscreen, a Sony camcorder and a 4K video camera that’s trained on the runways, with another camera directed back at Peter. He’s the… (www.sfgate.com) More...

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Man Run Towards Departing TAAG Angola Aircraft In Soyo

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Pilots on board a TAAG Angola Airlines aircraft were forced to shut down one of the engines after a man ran towards their aircraft on the runway. (www.gatechecked.com) More...

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TSA PreCheck vs CLEAR: Which is Better?

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Travelers at airports often think security is a big nuisance, as they have to wait for upwards of an hour at a time to get bags screened. Domestic US airports in the last few years have introduced new ways of making this process faster, notably TSA PreCheck and CLEAR. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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FAA grants temporary lightning protection exemption for the Boeing 737 MAX 7

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The United States (US) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has granted Boeing’s petition to temporarily exempt the 737 MAX 7 from lightning protection rules. According to the FAA’s document, Boeing filed the petition on June 29, 2023, with the 737 MAX’s Development Chief Project Engineer Gary Hamatani asking the regulator to exempt the 737 MAX 7 from certain Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) requirements. The company also provided additional documents to the FAA in August 2023 to support its… (www.aerotime.aero) More...

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MIT Looks Ahead to Hydrogen’s Aviation Future

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This article is part of our exclusive IEEE Journal Watch series in partnership with IEEE Xplore. As investment in hydrogen-powered flight expands, airports and air carriers today are realizing that it’s not enough to retrofit or design new planes for hydrogen power. So while researchers and companies large and small invest in the zero-carbon future of the field, others are beginning to study what supplies and infrastructure on the ground would also be needed to make hydrogen aviation a reality.… (spectrum.ieee.org) More...

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Swiss International Resurrects Its Last Stored A330 for Flight Operations

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After more than 1000 days of being in storage in Amman, Jordan, the Swiss International team unlocked the cabin doors of their last stored Airbus A330-300, bearing registration HB-JHH. This significant moment marked the culmination of meticulous inspections and a thorough test flight before the aircraft embarked on its journey homeward to Zurich. (www.airguide.info) More...

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Hundreds of flying taxis to be made in Ohio, home of the Wright brothers and astronaut legends

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The same Ohio river valley where the Wright brothers pioneered human flight will soon be manufacturing cutting-edge electric planes that take off and land vertically, under an agreement announced Monday between the state and Joby Aviation Inc. “When you’re talking about air taxis, that’s the future,” Republican Gov. Mike DeWine told The Associated Press. “We find this very, very exciting — not only for the direct jobs and indirect jobs it’s going to create, but like Intel,… (apnews.com) More...

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Air France-KLM Reportedly Closing In On Order For 50 Widebodies

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The Air France-KLM group is planning to order around 50 new long-haul twin-aisle aircraft, with a decision expected by the end of the month. The group is looking to replace its aging Boeing 777-200s, Airbus A330-200s, and A330-300s, but it will not replace its newer Boeing 777-300ERs. The choice between Airbus' A350 models and Boeing's 787-10 and 777-9 will depend on range and on-time delivery, with delays in aircraft delivery causing operational issues for the airlines. The Air… (www.msn.com) More...

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Ryanair cuts routes from Dublin home base, says more incentives needed

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Ryanair said on Thursday it will cut 17 routes from its winter schedule at its home base in Dublin and allocate 19 new Boeing 737 MAX planes to other European airports that offer incentives to fly quieter, lower CO2 emission aircraft. Ryanair plans to move some of the new MAX aircraft, which Boeing says use 15-20% less fuel and emit 40% less noise, to airports in Spain and Italy, as well as Britain's Luton Airport, Ryanair executive Eddie Wilson told a news conference. (www.msn.com) More...

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Navy releases solicitation to replace E-6B Mercury planes

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The U.S. Navy is pursuing a technically viable and cost-effective replacement for their aging fleet of E-6B Nuclear Command, Control and Communications aircraft, according to contract documents released Thursday. (dcnewsroom.blogspot.com) More...

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Wizz Air 'pushing sleep-deprived pilots to fly': Ex-captains accuse low-cost airline of putting profits before safety

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A former Wizz Air pilot has accused the budget airline of pushing pilots to fly until they can't stay awake in a bid to maximise profits - even though it may risk holidaymakers' safety. The maximum time pilots are legally allowed to fly each year is 900 hours but Wizz Air has been accused of viewing this cap as a target rather than a limit. Speaking on the condition of anonymity, current and former Wizz Air pilots told MailOnline the company encouraged staff to fly extra hours to boost… (www.dailymail.co.uk) More...

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Two Virgin Australia Boeing 737-800s grounded due to concerns over engine parts

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Virgin Australia has confirmed that two of its Boeing 737-800 jets were grounded due to the aircraft potentially being fitted with “falsely documented” engine parts. The development relates to a UK-based parts supplier called AOG Technics, that has been accused of providing fake components that have been used in 68 jet engines. According to the Sydney Morning Herald (SMH), Virgin Australia became aware of the potential issue after the carrier was notified about AOG Technics. (www.aerotime.aero) More...

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Akasa Air Takes Pilots To Court For Leaving Without Notice

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Akasa Air is suing over 40 pilots for not fulfilling their six-month notice period before leaving, seeking over $2.5 million in damages. The airline has faced reputational damage and customer complaints due to flight cancellations, leading to a decrease in market share. Competition among Indian carriers for experienced pilots has intensified, with many pilots leaving Akasa to join Air India Express, which, like Akasa, also operates a fleet of Boeing 737 aircraft. India’s low-cost airline Akasa… (www.msn.com) More...

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US Air Force releases new images of secretive B-21 Raider stealth nuclear bomber aircraft

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New images show the £585m stealth nuclear bomber the government is reluctant to make public. The B-21 Raider was initially unveiled in December, but the U.S. government has been discreet about fully revealing the cutting-edge aircraft in the months since. The U.S. Air Force (USAF) said the B-21's first flight is anticipated to take place later this year, with the dual-capable bomber able to deliver both conventional and nuclear munitions. The USAF said: "The B-21 Raider will be the… (www.msn.com) More...

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Clean aviation startup ZeroAvia lands more cash from Amazon, Bill Gates, Alaska Airlines

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ZeroAvia announced Monday that it has raised its largest round of funding to date. The company didn’t disclose the specific sum, citing legal reasons, but previous rounds include a $72 million Series B round and a $56 million Series A round. ZeroAvia is developing hydrogen-electric propulsion systems for aircraft. The new investment will help finance the company’s pursuit of certification for its first engine. The round was co-led by Airbus, Barclays Sustainable Impact Capital and NEOM. Bill… (www.geekwire.com) More...

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Frontier Airlines CEO says workforce got ‘lazy’ during pandemic

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Frontier Airlines CEO Barry Biffle is facing backlash after saying the COVID-19 pandemic created a "lazy" and unproductive workforce. Users on X, formerly Twitter, criticized the CEO's comments made during Morgan Stanley's 11th Annual Laguna Conference Wednesday, according to Fortune. "We got lazy in COVID," Biffle said. "People are still allowing people to work from home. All this silliness, right? All that’s out the window." (www.msn.com) More...

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Sleeping on long-haul flights: Here are the top tips for snoozing in the sky

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or most of us, the prospect of a long-haul flight is exciting, mixed with a few nerves. We’re off somewhere different – perhaps a vacation, maybe to catch up with friends or family. Even work can be more interesting when you’re in a new location. Of course, you want to arrive fully rested and ready to go. But by its very definition, a long-haul flight involves travelling for a long period of time, often more than 12 hours. If you’re on a flight from New York to Singapore, it can be close to 19… (www.cnn.com) More...

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FAA Investigating Logan Airport Incident: United 737 Forced to Abandon Descent

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has launched an investigation following a tense incident at Boston’s Logan Airport, where a United Airlines pilot had to execute a mid-descent pull-up due to a 737-900 plane still occupying the runway. Authorities have labeled this maneuver as a “go-around.” This incident, which occurred on September 11 2023 at approximately 10:45 p.m., has raised concerns and shed light on the safety procedures in place to avoid runway accidents. (www.airguide.info) More...

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Edelweiss Confirms A340 Retirement

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The era of four-engined aircraft is quickly drawing to a close, with another airline confirming the imminent retirement of its quad jets. That airline is Edelweiss and the aircraft concerned is the Airbus A340-300. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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T-6s Collide at Final Reno Air Races, Two Fatalities

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Two T-6 Texans had a mid-air collision today at the Reno Air Races, bringing a tragic end to the final ever Reno Air Race event that has been held every autumn for nearly 60 years. Eyewitnesses on scene have informed us that both planes collided during the Gold Race near the 3rd pylon. (avgeekery.com) More...

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Alaska Air 737 suffered partially collapsed landing gear

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NTSB reports a 15-year old Alaska Air 737 suffered partially collapsed landing gear while landing in Santa Ana CA on August 20th due to fractured trunnion pin. The plane's left engine cowling began dragging on the ground while taxiing. None of the 106 passengers or crew was injured. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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Top 5: The Most Iconic Aviation Photographs Of All Time

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Many of us are fans of aviation photography. While everyone has their preferred styles and subjects, there is no doubt that some photographs stand out more than others. Here, We share just five of the most memorable images - old and modern. There are many more images and important moments in aviation captured by camera; feel free to share and discuss more in the comments section. (simpleflying.com) More...

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DSV tailors chartered freighter network to shifting market conditions

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Logistics company DSV is chartering more aircraft, this time through Huntsville, Alabama, but trimming some frequencies on other routes in a period of low cargo demand. (www.freightwaves.com) More...

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Air Belgium To Halt All Passenger Services For Restructuring

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Air Belgium, a Brussels-based carrier, will cancel all scheduled flights starting in October due to overwhelming debts and will file for a court-authorized restructuring. The airline attributes its decision to halt commercial operations to various factors such as conflict in Ukraine, fuel prices, inflation, and the negative impact of the pandemic on profitability. Air Belgium's future will shift towards focusing on cargo operations, aiming to expand its cargo fleet and potentially find… (www.msn.com) More...

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CFM Files Lawsuit After Finding Fake Parts On 68 Engines

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Engine manufacturer CFM International has filed a lawsuit against UK-based supplier AOG Technics for supplying falsely certified components. CFM says is taking aggressive legal action to identify parts sold by AOG Technics with falsified documentation. AOG Technics appears to have engaged in deceptive practices, including fabricating certificates and falsifying employee career histories, prompting airlines and regulators to remove parts supplied by the company. A lawsuit filed by engine… (www.msn.com) More...

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Spirit Airlines Expands Its Network From New York And Atlanta With Several Routes

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Spirit Airlines is expanding its network in November with the addition of five new routes, particularly focusing on New York and Atlanta. The new routes will include flights from LaGuardia Airport in New York to Atlanta, Chicago O'Hare, and Palm Beach. Spirit had previously flown between LaGuardia and O'Hare but ended the service last year. Spirit Airlines' network is set to grow in November. According to schedule data from Cirium, the carrier has added five routes to its network… (www.msn.com) More...

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JD Power Rates The Best and Crappiest Airports for 2023

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With the pandemic firmly in the rearview mirror and massive capital projects underway at many North American airports, air traveler satisfaction is creeping up, according to the J.D. Power 2023 North American Airport Satisfaction Study. (avgeekery.com) More...

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Avion Express A320 Cockpit to Greece🇬🇷 Tunisia🇹🇳 Turkey🇹🇷

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Avion Express A320 Cockpit to Greece🇬🇷 Tunisia🇹🇳 Turkey🇹🇷 (www.youtube.com) More...

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Lufthansa Is Bringing Its New Business Class To The Airbus A380

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With Lufthansa now eyeing a retirement date of 2030 and beyond, the A380s will be retrofitted with the new Allegris business class product. (simpleflying.com) More...

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World War I-era plane flips onto roof while trying to land near Massachusetts museum

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A World War I-era plane crashed and flipped over onto its roof as the pilot tried to land outside of a military history museum in Massachusetts, authorities said Sunday. The pilot was not hurt. The vintage single-engine Nieuport 28 was attempting to land shortly after 11 a.m. at the American Heritage Museum in Stow when the front landing gear failed, the local police and fire chiefs said in a joint news release. The pilot, the only person on board, had removed himself from the plane before first… (www.msn.com) More...

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