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Old 09-10-2010, 11:36   #361
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A UPS 747 has gone down just outside Dubai Airport - we were FaceBooked about it by some friends of ours who live in the Emirate Airways residences (the planes fly over their houses after take off), and saw it go down.
Possibly caused by ignition of lithium laptop batteries it was carrying:

http://www.whas11.com/news/FAA-repor...104603214.html

http://www.faa.gov/news/press_releas...m?newsId=11960
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Old 09-10-2010, 14:43   #362
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I have worked in cargo aviation, and there is a list of banned items.

One of them made me laugh "pistachio nuts" as when they start to go manky they give of a gas that can explode. (Was mentioned on QI).

If the batteries are to blame then freights SOP need to be looked at to reduce the cargo holds temp.
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Old 15-10-2010, 20:03   #363
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For those interested in early aviation a fantastic story set 100 years ago

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-11547569
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Old 29-10-2010, 16:46   #364
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Interesting.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-11654390

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Several cargo planes have been grounded at separate US airports as authorities investigate suspicious packages, the Transportation Security Administration has said.

An unconfirmed report by CNN said that a bomb had been discovered on a UPS flight to Chicago from Yemen when it was stopped in London.
How regular are cargo flights and their routes? I assume you can't get a GPS signal without an external antennae but if their approach takes them over populated areas and a certain time it could be an easy way to cause mass casualties.
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Old 29-10-2010, 22:55   #365
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Apparently East Midlands airports cargo terminal was cordoned off this morning, opened up and then cordoned off again earlier today according to local radio earlier

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england...shire-11654004

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england...shire-11654481

Re-examining a package that had been declared safe? Something weird has been going off!!
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Old 30-10-2010, 11:17   #366
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Yeah I've been hearing eveything from it being a suspected bomb to it being a printer cartridge.
That is my local airport and I often see the UPS planes coming in.

Let's hope this reminds everyone not to reduce the security at airports.
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Old 31-10-2010, 18:14   #367
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Looks like XH558 will be able to continue flying:

http://www.vulcantothesky.org/news/1...ul-Appeal.html
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Old 31-10-2010, 20:27   #368
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Apparently East Midlands airports cargo terminal was cordoned off this morning, opened up and then cordoned off again earlier today according to local radio earlier

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england...shire-11654004

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england...shire-11654481

Re-examining a package that had been declared safe? Something weird has been going off!!
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Yeah I've been hearing eveything from it being a suspected bomb to it being a printer cartridge.
That is my local airport and I often see the UPS planes coming in.

Let's hope this reminds everyone not to reduce the security at airports.

The annoying thing is that that kept saying toner ink.

Toner is a powder, NOT an ink.
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Some good pictures of the Quantas A380 that suffered the engine problem here...
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And now problems for Boeing

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-11728915

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Boeing has halted test flights of its long-delayed 787 Dreamliner after smoke in the cockpit forced an emergency landing in Texas on Tuesday.
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Some fantastic harrier pics (link kindly given out on another forum)

http://fightercontrol.co.uk/forum/vi...p?f=16&t=23799
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Some fantastic harrier pics (link kindly given out on another forum)

http://fightercontrol.co.uk/forum/vi...p?f=16&t=23799
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F16 jet fighter makes emergency landing at Prestwick

An F16 jet fighter aircraft has made an emergency landing at Glasgow Prestwick Airport after suffering a fuel leak.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotlan...-west-12142963

Any pictures anyone??
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China confirms that it has conducted its first test of a stealth fighter, US secretary of defence says


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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worl...r-on-film.html

Including some video

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110111/...tealth_fighter

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Why does the J10 their last fighter to go into production look like a typhoon and their new J20 stealth looks like a raptor

Are they ever gonna produce anything without ripping off another countries hard work???
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Are they ever gonna produce anything without ripping off another countries hard work???
Why go to the bother of spending billions on design when they can just use spies to get technology a few years old at a fraction of the cost?
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