An Asiana Airlines domestic flight from Incheon in South Korea to the southern Jeju islands was in the air for 30 minutes before the captain discovered to his surprise that the plane had left without its cabin crew on Tuesday, the Seoul Times reported.
After emergency communications with the control tower, the plane hurriedly returned to pick up the cabin attendants. Due to this rare incident, the plane was about 50 minutes behind schedule.
Aviation authorities have started an investigation into the case.
The plane, which was flying to Jeju islands via Daegu airport, was due to pick up passengers from another Asiana Airlines domestic flight which was crippled shortly before e departure for the Jeju islands. Asiana Airlines, South Korea's second air carrier after Korean Air.
A FedEx MD-10 caught fire after landing Friday morning at the Memphis International Airport. The left landing gear failed on the airplane during landing, sending sparks into grass beside the runway. The grass ignited into a fire. Three people on board the plane at the time of the incident managed to escape safely, and the fire was quickly put out.
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-- Honda and Piper Aircraft to Form New Business Alliance --
OSHKOSH, WIS, U.S.A., July 25, 2006– Honda announced plans to enter the innovative HondaJet in the growing verylight jet market, with the process of accepting sales orders expected to begin in the U.S. in fall 2006. Toward this goal, Honda will establish a new U.S. company to hold FAA type certification and production certification. Honda’s goal is to complete type certification in about 3-4 years, followed by the start of production in the U.S.
Simflight behind the screens of FSX (part 1)
by Toine 'TerribleAviator' Kamphuis
You have read the news articles, you have seen the screenshots and you are probably just as excited as we are. The reason: FSX is coming to a PC near you this fall. For a few lucky journalists it is a good reason to sit in a plane to Seattle for over eleven hours, drive up to a lovely place called Redmond and attend the official press day at ACES Studio.