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by canyonblue17
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tower Air
Replies: 96
Views: 15691

Re: Tower Air

Got my brother a last minute ticket over Christmas holiday on Tower Air (mostly because it was only flight left with seats) between JFK and MIA - and yes he flew a 747 on that route. He said it was mass hysteria both ways checking in and boarding.

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by canyonblue17
Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happens to Jeffrey Epstein's aircraft following his death
Replies: 21
Views: 5085

Re: What happens to Jeffrey Epstein's aircraft following his death

There is a chance they won't be sold by his estate, because the aircraft are an integral part of ongoing criminal and civil cases. Is it possible they could be seized by the government and then sold at auction to help compensate potential victims? If so, does anyone know what the process is? How lon...

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by canyonblue17
Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: U.S. Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet jet crashes in Death Valley
Replies: 18
Views: 2707

Re: U.S. Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet jet crashes in Death Valley

I had heard that Father Crowley Point had been temporarily closed following the crash. Any news as to whether it has since been opened? And will low level training continue in that area?

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by canyonblue17
Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Why Jeffrey Epstein Aircraft topic was locked?
Replies: 3
Views: 257

Re: Why Jeffrey Epstein Aircraft topic was locked?

Within the first few hours of it being posted - it received 500 views.....shows a pretty decent amount of interest.

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by canyonblue17
Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Why Jeffrey Epstein Aircraft topic was locked?
Replies: 3
Views: 257

Why Jeffrey Epstein Aircraft topic was locked?

It was locked only minutes after being created. It was never given a chance to see if others were interested in learning/contributing to it. It may very well not be a standard case - because the aircraft are an integral part of an ongoing federal investigation with potential victims involved. And si...

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by canyonblue17
Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happens to Jeffrey Epstein's aircraft following his death
Replies: 21
Views: 5085

What happens to Jeffrey Epstein's aircraft following his death

The billionaire hedge fund manager and friend to the rich and famous in Palm Beach, Florida and elsewhere, who was accused of sex trafficking numerous young girls, was found dead in his jail cell. I know he still had the G-V and at least one helicopter. Don't know if he still owned a G-IV he used to...

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by canyonblue17
Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to the plans for the Big Cypress Jetport?
Replies: 16
Views: 2101

Re: What happened to the plans for the Big Cypress Jetport?

Already plans to relieve some of the cargo traffic into MIA/FLL with an airport expansion plan in Clewiston. Also, I noticed Amazon has built several buildings adjacent to Opa-Locka, another South Florida airport that could be used as cargo relief.

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by canyonblue17
Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reus plane spotter throws rock onto active taxiway
Replies: 37
Views: 11136

Re: Reus plane spotter throws rock onto active taxiway

There are plenty of airports in the US that encourage plane spotting as well. Structures have been built to assist in airports as big as DFW and as small as APF (Naples, Florida).

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by canyonblue17
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former Southwest 737-300 en route to Tampa
Replies: 22
Views: 6161

Re: Former Southwest 737-300 en route to Tampa

Saw an older Southwest 737 at Opa-Locka, Florida last week. I’m assuming another retired aircraft being converted or chopped.

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by canyonblue17
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jeffrey Epstein’s aircraft
Replies: 26
Views: 7501

Re: Jeffrey Epstein’s aircraft

According to FlightAware - N908JE last flight was July 11, 2017 from West Palm Beach to Brunswick, GA. Any spotters near Brunswick?

The GVSP N212JE is registered to Plan D LLC in Red Hook, St Thomas, VI, where Epstein owns his own private island. The aircraft is blocked from being flight tracked.

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by canyonblue17
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jeffrey Epstein’s aircraft
Replies: 26
Views: 7501

Re: Jeffrey Epstein’s aircraft

If your post isn’t about the aircraft - please post elsewhere. Thanks.

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by canyonblue17
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jeffrey Epstein’s aircraft
Replies: 26
Views: 7501

Re: Jeffrey Epstein’s aircraft

The registration on the 727 expired June 30, so wherever it is - it shouldn’t be going anywhere.

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by canyonblue17
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jeffrey Epstein’s aircraft
Replies: 26
Views: 7501

Jeffrey Epstein’s aircraft

Did some digging and noticed I had photos of three of Epstein’s aircraft. All three photos were taken at Palm Beach International Airport. Thought I would post the photos as he (and his aircraft) have been in the news a lot lately. All three were registered at some point to JEGE LLC - whose listed P...

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by canyonblue17
Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Klax and surrounding airfields in regards to earthquakes.
Replies: 28
Views: 3954

Re: Klax and surrounding airfields in regards to earthquakes.

About how far is this from Victorville Airport?

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by canyonblue17
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DCA to close for July 4th Celebration
Replies: 116
Views: 13511

Re: DCA to close for July 4th Celebration

Wasting taxpayers dollars to inconvenience taxpayers - registered independent

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by canyonblue17
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Piaggio For Sale
Replies: 7
Views: 2261

Re: Piaggio For Sale

PBI is home to a small Piaggio office and several Avantis.





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by canyonblue17
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What airlines have had their aircraft sunk?
Replies: 20
Views: 3185

Re: What airlines have had their aircraft sunk?



Off the coast of Varna, Bulgaria. A TU-154B.

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by canyonblue17
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What airlines have had their aircraft sunk?
Replies: 20
Views: 3185

Re: What airlines have had their aircraft sunk?

Anyone know which 747 is being used in Bahrain?

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by canyonblue17
Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What airlines have had their aircraft sunk?
Replies: 20
Views: 3185

What airlines have had their aircraft sunk?

Just saw that a 747 is being sunk in Bahrain to help create an underwater park. I know several others have been used around the world to create ecotourism attractions. Anyone have a list of what airlines donated these aircraft and where they are all located?

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by canyonblue17
Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas schedules one-time A380 service to Orlando
Replies: 36
Views: 10760

Re: Qantas schedules one-time A380 service to Orlando

Now if only we can get the airport officials to allow us a good location for photographing it when it comes in. I would expect a 35R landing. Most of the international heavies land there - and during January the winds are usually from the north - providing the southern approach. There are a few grea...

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by canyonblue17
Thu May 23, 2019 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's Munoz: Will be on first 737 MAX flight, willing to change flights for customers
Replies: 116
Views: 16405

Re: UA's Munoz: Will be on first 737 MAX flight, willing to change flights for customers

In the end it will probably wind up being the safest aircraft in the sky. Statistically, I don't believe it's possible for the MAX to be the safest plane in the sky at this point. At least not for many, many, many, many, years and many many more sales. In fact, it'll be a while before it can be con...

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by canyonblue17
Wed May 22, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Wow Air Collapse is Crashing the Icelandic Economy
Replies: 112
Views: 19646

Re: Bloomberg: Wow Air Collapse is Crashing the Icelandic Economy

I don't understand why people think Iceland is SOOOO expensive. I've been there. Stayed at two 3/4 star hotels and paid under $189/night. Rented a mid-sized car for a week (including extra insurance) and paid less than $300. Found plenty of low cost good food choices (especially the famous Bill Clin...

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by canyonblue17
Wed May 22, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's Munoz: Will be on first 737 MAX flight, willing to change flights for customers
Replies: 116
Views: 16405

Re: UA's Munoz: Will be on first 737 MAX flight, willing to change flights for customers

In the end it will probably wind up being the safest aircraft in the sky. Some people will remain afraid. Kind of like flying on 9/11 here in the States...flight loads have remained low, even though there is likely stepped up security making it safer to fly.

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by canyonblue17
Wed May 22, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lakeland in talks with American for commercial flights
Replies: 73
Views: 7780

Re: Lakeland in talks with American for commercial flights

I visit LAL every year for Sun N Fun. This area is growing big time. NOAA moved its hurricane hunter flight ops there. Amazon is moving its flight ops there. Amazon already has a major distribution center there and continues to grow. Publix HQ is next door to the airport, and it continues to grow. I...

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by canyonblue17
Mon May 20, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon to open a air hub in Lakeland Florida
Replies: 32
Views: 4669

Re: Amazon to open a air hub in Lakeland Florida

If you haven't been there, Lakeland is already home to a huge distribution center for Amazon. The building is right down the block from LAL. Having visited Sun N Fun numerous times, I've driven past it. The airport has plenty of additional space to grow - and it's location between Tampa and Orlando ...

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by canyonblue17
Thu May 02, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two Southwest jets at MIA
Replies: 8
Views: 2709

Re: Two Southwest jets at MIA

Sorry for my ignorance....who is AAR? What kind of MX checks would they do there? And does this have anything to do with the new Southwest mechanics contract?

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by canyonblue17
Thu May 02, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two Southwest jets at MIA
Replies: 8
Views: 2709

Re: Two Southwest jets at MIA

Odd, is that new? I've literally never seen a Southwest jet at MIA before for MX - and I've been planespotting there for more than a decade.

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by canyonblue17
Thu May 02, 2019 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two Southwest jets at MIA
Replies: 8
Views: 2709

Two Southwest jets at MIA

I noticed two Southwest 737s on the north ramp at MIA yesterday and was wondering if anyone knew why they were there? One was in the old livery and one was in the current paint scheme. I’m pretty sure the Max’s are parked in the desert. Have these two been sold and are being prepped or parted? Could...

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by canyonblue17
Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Silver SAAB 340 off Runway at MCO
Replies: 7
Views: 2880

Re: Silver SAAB 340 off Runway at MCO

Silver Saab on final at PBI

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by canyonblue17
Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 405
Views: 47263

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

That's my prediction. We will see how things turn out. As for demand, that's why I said on routes that are dominated US point of sale like CUN/PUJ/MBJ. WN is getting 35% LF on some month on FLL-CUN this past year. And it's cutting North East to FLL routes left and right. This kind of service that a...

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by canyonblue17
Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What if a domestic flight diverts to a foreign airport?
Replies: 67
Views: 10019

Re: What if a domestic flight diverts to a foreign airport?

What happens if during the diversion, someone has a medical issue that requires being transported to a hospital?

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by canyonblue17
Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5 dead in Florida plane crash
Replies: 0
Views: 1103

5 dead in Florida plane crash

Please delete if duplicate, but didn't find anything. A twin-engine Piper airplane that took off from Tampa, Florida crashed into Lake Okeechobee near Pahokee Airport, killing all five people aboard on Friday. Four of the five dead were reportedly lawyers from the same firm.

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by canyonblue17
Sat Feb 23, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 387221

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

Anyone know what the previous tail number was before switching to Amazon?

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by canyonblue17
Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which airport has the most extra aircraft tonite because of storm in US?
Replies: 0
Views: 1253

Which airport has the most extra aircraft tonite because of storm in US?

Sitting here at PBI watching JetBlue remote 6 extra aircraft already, made me wonder where all the planes are being parked to avoid the rain/ice/snowstorm hitting the Midwest/Northeast US tonight and tomorrow? I’m sure we are talking about hundreds of aircraft. So give us a report of who is spending...

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by canyonblue17
Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:01 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Traffic Today
Replies: 11
Views: 1336

Re: Traffic Today

Thanks for keeping us updated. You often take a lot of heat for explaining/defending the website - thought I’d give you a simple well done and Happy New Year this time. Let us know when it’s fixed!!

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by canyonblue17
Sun Dec 30, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Traffic Today
Replies: 11
Views: 1336

Re: Traffic Today

I have never seen a front page photo with less than 100 hits, and yet the last few days there have been several. Did thousands of people stop viewing Airliners.net all of a sudden?

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by canyonblue17
Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetbridge incident at BWI
Replies: 29
Views: 6119

Re: Jetbridge incident at BWI

I always try to be cognizant of not standing too near/straddling the gap. Obviously you have to cross it but I prefer not to be too vulnerable for too long in case the thing moves/drops. Paranoid much? It's not like this is a daily occurrence... Paranoid is another word for safe. It only takes once...

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by canyonblue17
Thu Dec 27, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Registry Not Available Because of Govt Shutdown
Replies: 4
Views: 1384

Re: FAA Registry Not Available Because of Govt Shutdown

It was down for a few days. But I agree it appears to be up and working again. Maybe the timing was coincidental.

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by canyonblue17
Thu Dec 27, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Registry Not Available Because of Govt Shutdown
Replies: 4
Views: 1384

FAA Registry Not Available Because of Govt Shutdown

Noticed the FAA N-Number Registry has not been accessible for the past few days. I was wondering if it is not available because of the government shutdown? If so, any other viable options for Registration searches?

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by canyonblue17
Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Had the Most On-Time Performances in North America Again
Replies: 68
Views: 8007

Re: Spirit Had the Most On-Time Performances in North America Again

Isn't a big part of this that Spirit will not even check in a passenger less than 45 minutes before departure. If so it will help the airline look good, but if you've stood in line for a half-hour and you get to the counter at 44 minutes before your flight - that might really stink for passengers.

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by canyonblue17
Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Still not understanding how to avoid Compression rejections
Replies: 5
Views: 2355

Re: Still not understanding how to avoid Compression rejections

No I don't mind you posting them at all. Maybe I can get more advice from those that see them. The thing that is the most frustrating is how I will get a bunch approved and then a bunch rejected from the same shoot, under the same conditions, that I edit almost exactly the same way. And I clearly am...

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by canyonblue17
Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Still not understanding how to avoid Compression rejections
Replies: 5
Views: 2355

Still not understanding how to avoid Compression rejections

Ok - I have more than 1,000 photos published here - yet I still get a ton of Compression rejections. I’ve posted this problem before - and followed the advice - including reducing the original photo in steps rather than all at once. Meanwhile I shrink every photo exactly the same way and I will get ...

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by canyonblue17
Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN at MDW - 2018
Replies: 13
Views: 2555

Re: WN at MDW - 2018

Still don't have MDW-PBI, even though AA does ORD-PBI 2 or 3X daily.

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by canyonblue17
Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to Start London Heathrow to Charleston, SC
Replies: 274
Views: 32899

Re: BA to Start London Heathrow to Charleston, SC

Have to agree with MAH on this one. I've been to that area many times. The more affluent communities are what I named before: Boca, Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Lake Worth, Parkland, etc. While Palm Beach in and of itself is very affluent, the majority of the money is sandwiched in between PBI and ...

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by canyonblue17
Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to Start London Heathrow to Charleston, SC
Replies: 274
Views: 32899

Re: BA to Start London Heathrow to Charleston, SC

By far the most money is on Palm Beach Island which is almost 50 miles north of Fort Lauderdale but only three miles from PBI. And anyone who has lived in South Florida for more than a few years knows - much of the growth (and wealth) here continues to move north up the coast. BA - first goes to MI...

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by canyonblue17
Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to Start London Heathrow to Charleston, SC
Replies: 274
Views: 32899

Re: BA to Start London Heathrow to Charleston, SC

WHOA! Sounds like they tried Frontier's dartboard approach with this one. Never in a million years would have guessed CHS would see this. Great city, but didn't really think it would be attractive to Europeans. Dumbfounded. Eh it's too close to MIA which is still drive able from PBI. Especially sin...

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by canyonblue17
Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to Start London Heathrow to Charleston, SC
Replies: 274
Views: 32899

Re: BA to Start London Heathrow to Charleston, SC

I would have guessed PBI (because of the wealth) over CHS.....wow this is a shocker.

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by canyonblue17
Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Royal Air Maroc (RAM) To Start Miami
Replies: 42
Views: 6310

Re: Rumor: Royal Air Maroc (RAM) To Start Miami

Any idea when tickets will go on sale? I have been checking the Royal Air Maroc website and so far no luck. Excited to add another 787 to the MIA lineup.

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by canyonblue17
Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential impacts of Hurricane Florence on East Coast ops
Replies: 75
Views: 12278

Potential impacts of Hurricane Florence on East Coast ops

Still a few days out, but they are talking about Florence making landfall in the North/South Carolina area as a category 4 with winds in the 140 mph range. Which airline/airports are likely to take the biggest hit? Are any airlines prepping for this storm yet? Have any airlines started allowing pass...

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by canyonblue17
Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two dead in Cessna crash in Florida
Replies: 0
Views: 1048

Two dead in Cessna crash in Florida

A Cessna 340 departed Key West this morning (9/9) and crashed less than a mile from Lantana Airport, just south of West Palm Beach, FL. Two people on board were killed, when the aircraft crashed into a bunch of trees at John Prince Park, which sits adjacent to Lantana Airport, approximately 9 miles ...

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