15 dead as plane crashes in nepal

This plane was caring 21 people and had crashed in the side of a steep hill as it tried to land. This airport was a popular for tourist and trekking destination.

There have been 4 survivors in a bad condition which were flown to helicopter to the nearby hospital. Help was quick as the plane crashed close to an army base.

In the plane was a young bollywood actor who had high hopes for the futures she was in there with her sister. The pilot of the plane had promised to have lunch with his parent in a restaurant just after the flight.

In Nepal air travel is popular where road are limited, so the main way to get around the hills are by air or foot.

Plane crash in Chicago kills two after possible crosswinds steers it to the ground

Police in the Chicago suburb of Crystal Lake say two men have died in a small plane crash.

Crystal Lake Deputy Police Chief Gene Lowery says the plane crashed Thursday afternoon just west of the Lake in the Hills Airport, about 50 miles northwest of Chicago.

The McHenry County coroner’s office has identified the victims as 65-year-old Hugh Scott Clark of Lake Forest and 82-year-old Paul Sanfilippo of Grayslake.

The Federal Aviation Administration says it’s unclear if the plane was taking off or landing.

Crosswind may have played a role, according to authorities.

 

Other good concorde sites

There are quite a few nice sites about Concorde. Some of our favourites include the French site www.Concorde-Jet.com/. It covers many small and interesting details about the fastest commercial airplane in the world. British Airways, who had direct flights from New York to London, now feature a  site that celebrates Concorde. Here you can find all kinds of interesting facts, such as how many people flew concorde, how old it is etc.

 

46m Jet Plane Gift From Kuwait, Claims King Of Swaziland Mswati III

Prince Omari Dlamini, nephew of King of Swaziland Mswati III says the newly-acquired royal private jet worth $46 million is a gift from Kuwait, refuting the notion that the king bought it from taxpayers’ fund, reports Al-Watan Arabic daily. The report could not be independently confirmed.

He revealed that the aircraft is a McDonnell Douglas DC-9 twin-engine jet, which the king’s Kuwaiti friends gave as a gift.

It was also reported that the purchase was made at the wrong time considering the fact that Swaziland is going through the most difficult economic phase in its history.

According to official statistics, only one out of every ten Swazi citizens lives above the $1 daily international standard for poverty level.

He made the statement in response to criticism from labor movements and political parties after a media report announced that the king had acquired a new luxurious private jet from the taxpayers’ money.

However, according to Forbes ranking, the Swazi king is 15th richest king in the world.

 

 

 

Plane spotted flying in circles

A small private plane with only an “unresponsive” pilot on board crashed into the Gulf of Mexico Thursday after circling for more than two hours, U.S. officials said.

The U.S. air force had scrambled two F-15 fighter jets to intercept and monitor the Cessna 421 aircraft, which was headed from the southern state of Louisiana to Florida.

The coast guard, which has requested assistance, has deployed an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter, along with the coast guard cutter Coho patrol boat and an HC-144 Ocean Sentry maritime patrol airplane.

“This is a joint response with the coast guard and air force,” said Kevin Robb, the command duty officer for the Eighth District command centre.

“We’re saturating the scene, responding with multiple air and surface assets.”

North American Aerospace Defense Command said the jets “intercepted and monitored an unresponsive general aviation aircraft over the Gulf of Mexico at approximately 9: 30 a.m.”

The fighters stayed on station to assist partner agencies in further efforts before returning to base,” it added in a statement.

The twin-engined aircraft’s “windows were iced over. They were unable to see the pilot,” U.S. Coast Guard spokesman Petty Officer Bill Colclough said.

 

 

Street-legal aeroplane unveiled at New York Auto Show

The Transition, made by Massachusetts-based Terrafugia, features two seats, four wheels and retractable wings, and was unveiled at the New York International Auto Show over the weekend.

There are currently 100 pre-orders for the Transition, which equals a waiting list of two-to-three years at Terrafugia’s small production facility.

With a full tank of Premium 91-octane fuel, the Transition should have a range of 644 miles. It is, however, currently restricted to US domestic flights only.

The Transition is expected to be made commercially available in 2013 at a price tag of around £176,000

 

World’s biggest paper aeroplane

Lucky Arturo Valdenegro, from Tucson, Arizona, USA became the envy of schoolboys and girls the world over recently when he won a competition to build a giant paper aeroplane. Twelve year-old Arturo triumphed in a local newspaper competition by flying his own (standard-sized) plane further than his classmates. His reward was being on the project team who built a real version of the plane that he had designed. As an added prize, the plane was even named after him.

For six wondrous seconds, the Eagle soared like an, er, eagle, before plummeting back to earth at 100mph. Those involved in the project say the plane flew for around six seconds on its own before descending rapidly to Earth.

The project was the idea of the Pima Air & Space Museum and Arizona Aerospace Foundation, aimed at inspiring ‘America’s youth and spark a passion for aviation and engineering in the next generation’.

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What Happened to Concorde’s ?

Concorde’s have been retired since 2003 but some of you may not understand why it retired. The resulting reason why it retired was because of a crash in France that was caused by a fault in the system.

So you ask yourself why they didn’t just fix the fault?

The answer to the question is money. It would cost too much to find the fault and then repair it. Also the Concorde had enough problems as it was with the sonic boom and the amount of fuel it needed it wasn’t the best plane to use when it comes to making money.

Will we see it again? 

We’re pretty confident that it will make a return in the future because technology is always improving so eventually there will be a way to reduce the sonic boom and eliminate other problems that it has had in the past.

Son of Concorde Revealed

Scientist have revealed designs of what they like to call the Sonic Boom Boy and could be flying to and from London in the near future.

They have built this design to try and eliminate the problems the Concorde had previously and the major problem that it did have was the sonic boom it created. But scientists have reduce the sonic boom on this design by having two sets of wings which they say uses less fuel and they have said that it will not break the sonic boom barrier.

“The sonic boom is really the shock waves created by the supersonic planes, propagated to the ground,” said Professor Qiqi Wang, who is leading the project.

They are now working to develop a 3D model.