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  1. Jet News

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    Sad that people had to perish. Seems there have been a few air incidents recently.
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    Business jet incidents are said to be on the rise. Incidents seem to be on the rise for the first half of the year 2012 over the same period for 2011. There were approximately 22 incidents with three of them fatal for the first six months of this year while there were 19 for the same period in 2011 with one fatality.
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    43-year-old Mexican-American singer and performer, Jenni Rivera died when the Learjet 25 he was aboard crashed 70 miles south of Monterrey, Mexico. The NTSB, who is assisting with the investigation, suggest that all seven individuals on board passed on in the crash. The aircraft left General Mariano Escobedo International Airport and was headed for Toluca. Approximately 10 min into the flight the airfraft plummeted from 35,000 ft to 9,000 ft before the tower lost contact, obviously and subsequently crashed.
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    Russian investigators have begun to work through the pieces and analyzing the data from the flight recorders of the crashed Red Wings Tupolev 204 jet. The aircraft crashed while trying to land at Moscow Vnukovo. Check out this rare video recorded from a vehicle traveling on the hi-way near where the plane crashed.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=u82OMvigVSo
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    Israeli pilots eject from F-16D fighter


    The Israeli crew ejected from their aircraft on 2nd of January 2013 seconds after it had touched down on the runway at Ramat David air base."At first glance, it seems the crew decided to abandon the aircraft after detecting a problem in the machine prior to landing," the air force says. "As a result of high speeds as the plane was landing, the crew suspected a risk of turnover that could risk their lives."

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    I can kind of image ejecting in the middle of landing on a carrier. But isn't ejecting from a runway unusual (except for accidental ejections)?

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    I think I read in a subsequent article that the gear collapsed under the aircraft on landing so when they sensed that they ejected.
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    Teens Killed in Alabama Twin Comanche Crash


    Jordan Smith, a 17-year old boy and two other teens were killed in an aircraft crash on New Years Day. Apparently, Smith was a student pilot and had access to the keys and sercurity code of an owner's Piper Twin Comanche aircraft. Smith, who didn't have a pilot's license, allegedly took two friends on a ride on the twin-engine light aircraft and that proved to be their last.

    The incident occured in Jasper, Alabama and early reports from the police said that Smith had stolen the airplane and was “sort of joyriding it.”

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    Debt-ridden AeroSvit's aircraft held-up at numerous airports


    AeroSvit is not doing so well at the moment and could well become a casualty of a different kind. It turns out that numerous of the airline's aircraft were held-up at numerous airports recently while bankruptcy proceedings had been set into motion against the troubled carrier.

    To highlight a few incidents, one allegedly had 30 Ukrainians onboard while the aircraft was detained in Warsaw on the 4th of January while another aircraft was held-up in Stockholm, Sweeden the following day. Furthermore, another incident apparently happened on the 6th of January with an aircraft being held in Tel Aviv. AeroSvit operates a fleet mainly comprising Boeing 737s and 767s. However, the airline operates leased Airbus A320s and Embraer 190s.

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    JAL (Japan Airlines) continues to fly their 787-8 aircraft following a fire onboard that type aircraft at Boston's Logan International Airport while it was sitting on the tarmac. No passengers were onboard at the time. The flight originated from Narita Airport in Tokyo and as you can well imagine, the return flight had to be cancelled. However, JAL is saying that it will still operate it's Narita-Logan service with a 787-8 aircraft today (8th Jan, 2013). The aircraft involved in the fire was said to be JA829J, a brand new 787-8 delivered to JAL only in late December 2012. One of the aircraft's lithium-ion batteries located in the aft electrical bay exploded causing the secondary fire.
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    The third incident with a 787-8 Boeing dreamliner occured in as many days. The latest incident happened to a Boeing 787-8 from another Japanese carrier, All-Nippon Airways. The incident cited as braking problems to the left undercarriage gear and that needed to be replaced. As a result that flight ANA698 was cancelled.

    The Synopsis of events for this week reads...

    On Monday a Japan Airlines-operated 787 Dreamliner had a fire onboard after a lithium-ion battery exploded, causing the secondary fire at Boston's Logan International. The flight originated from Tokyo. On Tuesday, another JAL 787-8 aircraft, the one to replace the plane on Monday, aborted the return flight to Narita after approximately 150-liters of fuel spilled onto the runway from it's left wing.
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    More bad news, this time with a helicopter going down in Peru killing seven 'Columbia' workers that were onboard. The helicopter was a civilian version to the Boeing CH-47 Chinook military helicopter. The incident occured on the 7th of January when the helicopter crashed shortly after takeoff. Local reports indicated that the aircraft was carrying a sling-load at the time of the accident.

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    Err, passengers and a sling load at the same time?!?!
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    Kelly...

    Oregon-based Columbia confirmed the crash killed all seven on board, including the command pilot, co-pilot, maintenance crew chief, two mechanics and two load managers.

    "This is a very sad day for Columbia Helicopters," said president Michael Fahey.
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    Well, all I know is that my friend who flew Rangers considered any sling load very dicey. And fighting wildfires he had quite a bit of sling time.

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    I can imagine. If it swings around too much during flight it can affect the stability of the helicopter!
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    Lithium-ion batteries are a bad idea in an airplane. Boeing's engineers were apparently seduced by the Lithium-ion batteries high power output vs light weight to the point that they overlooked the fire hazard these batteries are. I am hoping the FAA will review this and make an emergency AD to require airlines to replace these fire-prone Lithium batteries with either Ni-Cads or good old fashioned Lead-Acid batteries. The few pounds of dead weight they saved with them is insignificant in a 250 ton airplane, and fire safety should override payload, period.

    Cessna's Citation Jet 4 was powered by Lithium batteries too, until an inflight battery fire last summer prompted the FAA to issue an AD for it. Now all CJ4's have had their Lithium batteries replaced by NiCads or Lead Acid batteries.

    Here is an excellent video the FAA made showing just how dangerous a thermal runaway Lithium battery is in a laptop computer. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcd34tt8YPU

    Now why didn't the Certification branch of the FAA ever see this video?

    DD

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