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by JoKeR
Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Peace orders up to 30 E195-E2s
Replies: 17
Views: 3974

Re: Air Peace orders up to 30 E195-E2s

Tend to agree that this order is very questionable. Nigerian airlines don’t have a record of great longevity even when state owned. The E2’s, while a really neat product, desperately need some credible sales... the current 175s seem to be “carrying” the company so far with significant US scope claus...

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by JoKeR
Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 717845

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

Oman the latest to ban the Max. Just reported by Reuters...

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by JoKeR
Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Serbia Announces Major Expansion
Replies: 35
Views: 12107

Re: Air Serbia Announces Major Expansion

Pudelhund wrote:
How is their New York flight doing?


Loads above industry average, yields with significant peaks.... profitable 3-4 months of the year.

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by JoKeR
Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Serbia Announces Major Expansion
Replies: 35
Views: 12107

Re: Air Serbia Announces Major Expansion

Nice additions to the stale JU network. I find HEL as the oddball here as I believe the P2P market between the two is negligible so must be a transit-focused route. Very happy to finally see Spain added, and very pleasantly surprised by the seasonal NCE rotation. Most of all, glad they delayed ventu...

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by JoKeR
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad cancels A320NEO & keeps A321NEO
Replies: 20
Views: 4843

Re: Etihad cancels A320NEO & keeps A321NEO

The 10 A320neos were ordered for JU not for EY. Interesting... wonder what JU will do now....

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by JoKeR
Fri Dec 21, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does El Al not serve AMM or IST, but TK and RJ serve TLV?
Replies: 28
Views: 4503

Re: Why does El Al not serve AMM or IST, but TK and RJ serve TLV?

Actually the first Gulf airline I see potentially serving TLV one day is Oman Air. The country has luke-warm relations with Israel, heck the Israeli PM visited Muscat not long ago! It’s a soft gem of Gulf airlines, a truly quality and good little airline (by Middle East standards), and could surpris...

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by JoKeR
Mon Nov 26, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Adria Airways (JP) cancels LOI for 15 Superjets
Replies: 55
Views: 12572

Re: Adria Airways (JP) sings LOI for 15 Superjets

So nearly bankrupt airline buys planes no one unfortunately wants. What a combo!

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by JoKeR
Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interflug and their A310s
Replies: 52
Views: 9370

Re: Interflug and their A310s

Depending on how you factor them in, behind the Iron Curtain or not, would JAT count as the biggest Western aircraft operator in Eastern Europe? They flew everything from Convairs to Caravelles to DC3s, DC6s, DC9s and 10s as well as 707s, 727s and 737s. Yugoslavia wasnt really part of the Soviet bl...

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by JoKeR
Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines with a flight number ‘One’
Replies: 38
Views: 3908

Re: Airlines with a flight number ‘One’

JU 1 - Presidential or governmental official flight

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by JoKeR
Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has VP-BAT 747SP found a new owner?
Replies: 6
Views: 2802

Re: Has VP-BAT 747SP found a new owner?

This CSDA outfit rather blatantly pinched South African Airways’ flying springbok for their logo!

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by JoKeR
Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Embraer 175 strobe lights
Replies: 6
Views: 1474

Re: Embraer 175 strobe lights

If memory serves me well the same was the case on A310-300s... perhaps even on A300-600s...

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by JoKeR
Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flydubai to operate selected flights from DXB terminal 3
Replies: 12
Views: 1179

Re: Flydubai to operate selected flights from DXB terminal 3

Belgrade Bishkek Bucharest Catania Dushanbe Helsinki Krakow Prague Rostov-on-Don Salalah I expect at least a few of these destinations - apart from PRG (operated already), to be switched over from FZ to EK in the very near future, particularly BEG, OTP, HEL and SLL... and the rest are probably premi...

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by JoKeR
Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Air Transat prepping for A321LRs by rapidly expanding in Europe"
Replies: 20
Views: 5481

Re: "Air Transat prepping for A321LRs by rapidly expanding in Europe"

Welcome to Belgrade, about time a Canadian airline exercises the newly signed national bilateral agreement between Canada and Serbia.

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by JoKeR
Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Non airline businesses owned by airlines
Replies: 54
Views: 4984

Re: Non airline businesses owned by airlines

Good ol' JAT used to own many businesses - from a bus company through to farms, beach and mountain resorts, airports, a pilots academy, hotels, but most interestingly - a radio station! After Air Serbia took over, the radio station was privatized and still goes strongly under its original name... ht...

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by JoKeR
Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates looking to Windowless planes [BBC]
Replies: 151
Views: 15993

Re: Emirates looking to Windowless planes [BBC]

I know of at least 5-6 people that would never ever step onboard such a flying tube due to claustrophobia and anxiety issues associated with flying. A window IS their glimmer that helps them get through a flight without losing their marbles completely.

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by JoKeR
Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer hopeful for strong E2 sales at Farnborough
Replies: 8
Views: 1197

Re: Embraer hopeful for strong E2 sales at Farnborough

Already been discussed here: http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?p=20457179#p20457179 That is a production thread. E2 needs help on the order side, EIS has been stellar so far but now it needs to start rolling in customers. The question is who is going to order it? I second you on your con...

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by JoKeR
Thu May 24, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SA Express grounded
Replies: 15
Views: 3653

Re: SA Express grounded

Great crew, upfront and in the cabins, flew with them many times - but the cabins were appalling, flights routinely delayed and professionalism lacked very evidently at the headquarters.

Hope they manage to sort their issues out soon.

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by JoKeR
Fri May 18, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on CU972 crashed near HAV: Aircraft probably wrongly loaded
Replies: 470
Views: 80917

Update on CU972 crashed near HAV: Aircraft probably wrongly loaded

Repotedly a 737 down near Jose Marti Airport

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by JoKeR
Thu May 10, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Claims that A350XWB is quieter than B787, but is it really?
Replies: 236
Views: 39773

Re: Airbus Claims that A350XWB is quieter than B787, but is it really?

Having flown both types on QR days ago, must say that the A350 (for me) is quieter than the 788 - at least the ones I flew on. Also noticed that A350 handles moderate turbulence just a tad better than the 788 (was seated at the back in both aircraft) and we endured some pretty feisty jetsreams... Bo...

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by JoKeR
Tue May 08, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why not so much LCC to Zagreb?
Replies: 9
Views: 1359

Re: Why not so much LCC to Zagreb?

Limited tourist appeal of the city and somewhat limited disposable income of the local population. I'd say airport charges play the bigger role - ZAG is not a cheap airport and the new owners seem quite happy keeping it that way. OU is indeed in a complete mess and it will be interesting to see wha...

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by JoKeR
Sun May 06, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOUR: Etihad going to announce to cancel & defer aircraft.
Replies: 164
Views: 39036

Re: RUMOUR: Etihad going to announce to cancel & defer aircraft.

Wonder what will happen to 320neo orders for JU and HM, two airlines they still have equity in? Or should we assume they’ll be getting out of these investments as well?

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by JoKeR
Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Apparent search of an Aeroflot airliner at LHR
Replies: 16
Views: 4576

Re: Apparent search of an Aeroflot airliner at LHR

Crew does get detained just lime a anybody else on board (last infamous case was the drunk TP first officer in STR who got apprehended in the cockpit). That’s what I thought as well but was probably misled by something I read ages ago which gave a very complex explanation with a number of outcomes ...

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by JoKeR
Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Apparent search of an Aeroflot airliner at LHR
Replies: 16
Views: 4576

Re: Apparent search of an Aeroflot airliner at LHR

Like I said in my title “apparent”... well aware of the popularity of fake news in recent times... But the question from my last sentence remains: what does the international civil aviation law say? Can a crew be forced off an aircraft for an inspection? Is the aircraft considered a territory of the...

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by JoKeR
Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Apparent search of an Aeroflot airliner at LHR
Replies: 16
Views: 4576

Apparent search of an Aeroflot airliner at LHR

News breaking on various media that British Authorities ordered the crew of an Aeroflot Airbus at LHR to leave the aircraft so that a search can be carried out. The crew apparently rejected the request so the captain was apparently “held” in the cockpit while the search happened without the crew’s a...

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by JoKeR
Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A350 New Colors - Hideous!
Replies: 264
Views: 35642

Re: LH A350 New Colors - Hideous!

Saw a few new LH planes in person at FRA yesterday... WOW... look so unfinished and incomplete... even AF looks colorful next to them. As a fanboy of LH, must say deeply disappointed.

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by JoKeR
Fri Mar 23, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which airlines have Airbus and Boeing done custom modifications for?
Replies: 143
Views: 22256

Re: Which airlines have Airbus and Boeing done custom modifications for?

What about the original galley design on KLM 747s, running the entire right hand-side of the J class cabin. This was unique to KL if I recall and required quite a bit of main deck work.

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by JoKeR
Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR and the UAE
Replies: 19
Views: 3767

Re: QR and the UAE

Flew DOH-DXB a few times and the experience was rather different - 77W filled to the very last seat, only to be followed by another packed 77W half an hour later or so.

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by JoKeR
Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reports of crash in Kathmandu, Nepal
Replies: 103
Views: 28305

Re: Reports of crash in Kathmandu, Nepal

US Bangla Q400... 17 year old airframe was departing for DAC round that time... S2-AGU

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by JoKeR
Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Arabia to order 100 aircraft worth $11bn
Replies: 5
Views: 2672

Re: Air Arabia to order 100 aircraft worth $11bn

This one is for Airbus to lose and I just don't see that happening considering the overwhelming satisfaction Air Arabia has with its current A320 fleet. Airbus will throw in a good deal and seal this for many more years to come...

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by JoKeR
Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline companies with similar liveries
Replies: 46
Views: 4550

Re: Airline companies with similar liveries

Old but gold... both beautiful in their own right...



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by JoKeR
Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 72yr old man 'beaten' on board EK flight to ORD
Replies: 10
Views: 3495

Re: 72yr old man 'beaten' on board EK flight to ORD

Yes, airline crews are quite known for beating unsuspecting passengers in between meal services to help time pass by on boring long-haul flights - for no reason whatsoever.

This has got “scam” written all over it. Where’s the other side of the story?

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by JoKeR
Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Angola Owes Foreign Airlines $500 Million
Replies: 7
Views: 1780

Re: Angola Owes Foreign Airlines $500 Million

JoKeR wrote:
EK dropped DT Management contract because of this and constant meddling by the Government. A pity really, Angola desperately needs to build some credibility. I believe SA is in the same boat, unable to repatriate cash back to JNB.

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by JoKeR
Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Angola Owes Foreign Airlines $500 Million
Replies: 7
Views: 1780

Re: Angola Owes Foreign Airlines $500 Million

EK dropped DT Management contract because of this and constant meddling by the Government. A pity really, Angola desperately needs to build some credibility. I believe SA is in the same boat, unable to repatriate cash back to JNB.

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by JoKeR
Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air announced a base and 17 routes from Vienna, Austria
Replies: 26
Views: 6972

Re: Wizz Air announced a base and 17 routes from Vienna, Austria

Pity they're not cracking the OS/JU duopoly on VIE-BEG... massive market, ridiculous fares for a 45 min flight...

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by JoKeR
Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: France’s Vinci wins 25 year BEG Airport Management Concessions
Replies: 2
Views: 461

France’s Vinci wins 25 year BEG Airport Management Concessions

France’s Vinci wins the right to manage Belgrade’s Nikola Tesla International Airport over the next 25 years. The French conglomerate offered €501 million for the right to manage the facility with guaranteed annual dividends ranging between €5 and €16 million per annum over this period. Deal value i...

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by JoKeR
Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What if the Dornier 728/928 entered production?
Replies: 26
Views: 3938

Re: What if the Dornier 728/928 entered production?

Many people claim that the over-engineered 928 of the time is today's SSJ... similarities are evident...

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by JoKeR
Mon Jan 01, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: New Year's Eve on a plane
Replies: 23
Views: 5381

Re: New Year's Eve on a plane

Was on a JU flight many years ago from DXB via BEY to BEG. Got served champagne and upgraded catering with best wishes extended by the captain and the crew. Memorable flight!

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by JoKeR
Mon Dec 25, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Serbia CEO resigns
Replies: 10
Views: 2649

Air Serbia CEO resigns

The Etihad-appointed CEO of Air Serbia - Dane Kondic, has resigned today. He was brought in by EY (James Hogan) to oversee the transformation of the company from Jat Airways to Air Serbia and was initially praised for the overall expansionist policies he implemented - including route network growth,...

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by JoKeR
Sun Dec 24, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAE bans Tunisian females/EK flights banned/EK bans females from Tunisia
Replies: 34
Views: 12861

Tunisia bans EK from flying to the country

Tunisian Government slapped a ban on Emirates from flying to the country after a number of female passengers were denied boarding its flights. Tunisia branded UAE’s move as discriminatory and racist, summoning the UAE Ambassador and demanding an explanation for its actions. Full story: http://www.bb...

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by JoKeR
Fri Dec 22, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Biggest short haul markets not served by IAG from LON
Replies: 35
Views: 6309

Re: Biggest short haul markets not served by IAG from LON

BA is sorely missed in BEG, as is IB from BCN/MAD.

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by JoKeR
Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates A380 very low on final approach to JFK
Replies: 22
Views: 15688

Re: Emirates A380 very low on final approach to JFK

A pilot or two shall be handing back his or her uniform at the uniform stores in Dubai very soon... guess lessons have not been learned from the previous instances. Glad it ended well. Hope not. They should get additional training, see if there is a history of this kind of mistakes and base a decis...

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by JoKeR
Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates A380 very low on final approach to JFK
Replies: 22
Views: 15688

Re: Emirates A380 very low on final approach to JFK

A pilot or two shall be handing back his or her uniform at the uniform stores in Dubai very soon... guess lessons have not been learned from the previous instances. Glad it ended well.

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by JoKeR
Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Textron launches Beech 1900-sized SkyCourier with FedEx order
Replies: 198
Views: 44641

Re: Textron launches Beech 1900-sized SkyCourier with FedEx order

Would a convertible version be feasible (pax/cargo)? It looks like it will be a really dependable workhorse and will allow for high utilization - could answer a lot of prayers in many parts of the world... the only thing I see it affecting its pax sales is the fact its unpressurized... flying this i...

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by JoKeR
Sat Nov 18, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT 737-800 and 737 MAX 8 news
Replies: 64
Views: 25285

Re: LOT 737-800 and 737 MAX 8 news

Different AC type but LOT related news, the airline has just ordered 6 additional E195 jets from Embraer for delivery starting next year. Incorrect. These are going to be used E195s, sourced via leasing company. They're not coming from Embraer, but another airline (I have no idea which one at the m...

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by JoKeR
Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Airbus Orders pt 2
Replies: 154
Views: 65989

Re: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Airbus Orders pt 2

As rumoured, Air Senegal has signed a MoU for 2 A330neos https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DOvmWxbXUAAPA3c.jpg http://www-org.airbus.com/newsroom/press-releases/en/2017/11/air-senegal-orders-two-a330neo-aircraft.html What a pity they didn't tweak and maintain the old Senegal Airlines livery instead... wa...

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by JoKeR
Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia to JNB & NBO from 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 3454

Re: Alitalia to JNB & NBO from 2018

AZ used to operate Boeing 747s into JNB and I recall them achieving very good loads then - no idea about the yield. Flights switched to MD11s once the 742s left the fleet. Good to see AZ back to JNB, and also OS to CPT but wished they had a JNB service as well. Those A313 via NBO to VIE were quite a...

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by JoKeR
Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 186813

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

http://money.cnn.com/2017/10/16/news/companies/airbus-buys-majority-stake-bombardier-cseries/index.html "The pair has been in talks since August, said Airbus Group CEO Tom Enders, who said the arrangement wasn't motivated by Boeing's suit. Airbus and Bombardier attempted a link up in 2015, but...

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by JoKeR
Sat Oct 14, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK 33 circling Thyrrhenian Sea?
Replies: 22
Views: 3949

Re: TK 33 circling Thyrrhenian Sea?

Seems to be burning off excess fuel and heading to FCO for a landing.

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by JoKeR
Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Valan AN26 at Abidjan came to stop in sea
Replies: 32
Views: 6488

Valan AN26 at Abidjan came to stop in sea

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-41620589
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News breaking that a plane has crashed shortly after takeoff from ABJ.

No further info at this time.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-41620589

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