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by indcwby
Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-300ER Multiple Navigation Instrument Failure
Replies: 130
Views: 21515

Re: Boeing 777-300ER Multiple Navigation Instrument Failure

I may be called an 'Air India Basher' but when it comes to their flight crew, they have my respect. This is just another example of AI's pilots getting the job done, even when the airline is mismanaged.

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by indcwby
Sun Sep 02, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Typhoon Jebi hits Japan, KIX currently closed and underwater
Replies: 149
Views: 21569

Typhoon Jebi hits Japan, KIX currently closed and underwater

Residents across Japan should be making preparations as Typhoon Jebi is expected to threaten lives and property from Monday night into Wednesday. I am currently in Tokyo for business, but some of my colleagues seem to think this will be a minor event. Anyone have reports of flight cancellations that...

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by indcwby
Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COK (INDIA) Closed Due to Major Flooding
Replies: 10
Views: 1879

Re: COK (INDIA) Closed Due to Major Flooding

New opening date is 8/29/18 at 2pm IST. They are doing repairs to surrounding walls and removal of all lighting at the ground level, as well as cleaning terminals.

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by indcwby
Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Accused of Dumping Passengers During Major Storm Event
Replies: 19
Views: 3189

Re: Jet Airways Accused of Dumping Passengers During Major Storm Event

This is stretching things a tad too far. It is common practice world over to divert to a nearby airport foe weather related interruptions. I agree a diversion is a diversion. But there's reports coming out the 9W knew of closure coming. My question I ask now is that they had diverted and never got ...

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by indcwby
Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Accused of Dumping Passengers During Major Storm Event
Replies: 19
Views: 3189

Re: Jet Airways Accused of Dumping Passengers During Major Storm Event

Come on, one cannot simply say that getting them anywhere in the country is better than not getting them there at all. Especially if you are in a place that is foreign to them. A resident of Kerala who is not fluent in regional dialects should not be dropped off some place like Delhi or Mumbai. I h...

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by indcwby
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Accused of Dumping Passengers During Major Storm Event
Replies: 19
Views: 3189

Re: Jet Airways Accused of Dumping Passengers During Major Storm Event

The airports are open, but for how much longer? There are floods near TRV. It may not be possible to get them anywhere nearby. As for why the flights took off...to get them back to India: Come on, one cannot simply say that getting them anywhere in the country is better than not getting them there ...

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by indcwby
Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COK (INDIA) Closed Due to Major Flooding
Replies: 10
Views: 1879

Re: COK (INDIA) Closed Due to Major Flooding

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by indcwby
Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Accused of Dumping Passengers During Major Storm Event
Replies: 19
Views: 3189

Jet Airways Accused of Dumping Passengers During Major Storm Event

9W 561 Sharjah - Cochin (INDIA) and 9W 555 Doha - Cochin (INDIA) both diverted to Bengaluru airport. Passengers state flight crew were told to disembark and go through immigration/customs, after which 9W ground staff will make further arrangements. Passengers are now taking to social media that 9W g...

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by indcwby
Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COK (INDIA) Closed Due to Major Flooding
Replies: 10
Views: 1879

Re: COK (INDIA) Closed Due to Major Flooding

Update: Now closed until Saturday 8/18/18 until 2pm. “Operations were suspended after water reached the runaway in the early hours of Wednesday. Most of the incoming flights are diverted to Thiruvananthapuram and Kozhikkode airports,” CIAL director ACK Nair said. https://www.hindustantimes.com/india...

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by indcwby
Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COK (INDIA) Closed Due to Major Flooding
Replies: 10
Views: 1879

COK (INDIA) Closed Due to Major Flooding

CIAL (Cochin International Airport Limited, http://cial.aero ) has posted on their site that Airport Ops are closed until 2pm IST due to heavy rain in the state. Nedumbassery Airport, as it's also known to locals, has been using pumps to help clear out water in the area to continue operations and ha...

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by indcwby
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Utah Man Crashes Plane into Own Home after Domestic Dispute
Replies: 21
Views: 6072

Re: Utah Man Crashes Plane into Own Home after Domestic Dispute

This case in Utah today is tragic, but also interesting in contrast with the Seattle Q400 incident. It shows the difference in what can happen when an aircraft is flown with malicious intentions. Commonality is that both cases of mental illness. Difference is one was ground ops and this one was an ...

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by indcwby
Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 93303

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

How about putting some type of movable barrier around critical areas of an airport that can be controlled by the folks at the tower. You know, like those metal cylinders that shoot out from the ground in some garages. If you had some of those at a runway threshold or in other critical locations a t...

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by indcwby
Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 93303

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

Two Factor Authentication is a simple answer. It's something you know + something you have. Pilots are carrying around tablets nowadays for their charts, manuals, etc. Add a soft token app from either RSA or Google. It can be done. The question is, will it? Engine failure in flight, now need to res...

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by indcwby
Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 93303

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

Two Factor Authentication is a simple answer. It's something you know + something you have. Pilots are carrying around tablets nowadays for their charts, manuals, etc. Add a soft token app from either RSA or Google. It can be done. The question is, will it?

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by indcwby
Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 737-700BDSF being delivered
Replies: 36
Views: 9020

Re: First 737-700BDSF being delivered

Who owns the engineering work for the conversion? IAI/Bedek. There are some other players also in various stages of development of an STC for the 737 - 700. That includes PEMCO, which has already converted a lot of 737s, and AEI. Bedek has been talking about doing the actual touch work on the conve...

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by indcwby
Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAH Future Routes
Replies: 57
Views: 6853

Re: IAH Future Routes

I'm gonna throw this out there. IAH-FCO or CAI?

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by indcwby
Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Harvey - Anyone here affected? (Hurricane Harvey)
Replies: 196
Views: 5840

Re: Harvey - Anyone here affected? (Hurricane Harvey)

Houston Told People to Stay for Harvey, Now They Can't Get Out http://www.thedailybeast.com/houston-told-people-to-stay-for-harvey-now-they-cant-get-out When the governor called for evacuation week, the response was: ‘local officials know best.’ Now 911 is jammed, waters are rising, and it's about ...

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by indcwby
Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports
Replies: 546
Views: 67193

Re: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports

I live near by this area and yes, this is truly underwater. Areas around Hobby is worst. At the moment, i'm stuck at the house with no means to leave if I needed to. But better safe to stay where we are at. We have National Guard and US Coast Guard flying around in choppers looking to rescue folks f...

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by indcwby
Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NE Patriots buy 2 767 for Team Transportation
Replies: 4
Views: 1663

NE Patriots buy 2 767 for Team Transportation

https://www.sbnation.com/lookit/2017/8/8/16114700/patriots-first-nfl-team-to-buy-own-jets Anyone know which birds are these? ESPN estimates the planes cost the Patriots $10 million each. I wonder if they are close to that cost. ER frames. Also redoing configuration. "The Patriots changed the co...

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by indcwby
Mon Aug 07, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA bars AI 126 ORD-DEL from flying
Replies: 141
Views: 25066

Re: FAA bars AI 126 ORD-DEL from flying

Isn't this the same Air India that used a new 787 for spare parts? May not be against regulations (that I'm not aware of) but then when you are on record to do that as seen with pulling seatbelts from another aircraft in JFK, why shouldn't the FAA have a concerned about worn parts and where they com...

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by indcwby
Wed Jun 21, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-16 Down at KEFD
Replies: 7
Views: 1506

Re: F-16 Down at KEFD

FYI, unconfirmed reports that aircraft that caught on fire was armed and nearby hangers were evacuated.

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by indcwby
Wed Jun 21, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-16 Down at KEFD
Replies: 7
Views: 1506

F-16 Down at KEFD

http://www.khou.com/news/local/pilot-ej ... /450932479
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F-16 caught on fire while rolling on takeoff at KEFD. Pilot ejected and taken to local area hospital. F-16 rolled off runway on grass.
http://www.khou.com/news/local/pilot-ej ... /450932479

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by indcwby
Thu Jun 15, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: NASA Super Guppy with Gear Issue?
Replies: 2
Views: 1220

NASA Super Guppy with Gear Issue?

Does anyone have any insight from Ellington about the Super Guppy having landing gear issues today? Saw her fly over the JSC Campus with only Left Main Gear extended and looked to be turning back to circle JSC and back to Ellington. Possible Lock Pin left on?

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by indcwby
Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar
Replies: 681
Views: 147777

Re: Breaking: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar

Friends in Qatar are stating that this is just some political grandstanding and will be over within a week's time. Either they have blinders on or they know something that we don't know......

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by indcwby
Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar
Replies: 681
Views: 147777

Re: Breaking: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar

Questions, how does this affect 77L flights, say from IAH for example? Any impact on flights needing a fuel stop in between? Also, non-aviation question. What are the odds FIFA pulls the WorldCup from Qatar? :)

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by indcwby
Tue May 30, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Union Blames Meltdown on IT Outsourcing to India
Replies: 128
Views: 17007

Re: BA Union Blames Meltdown on IT Outsourcing to India

Obviously sounds like if they had failover/backup/redundant servers at the same location of the primary server. Not the best way at all. Should always have a redundant data center in a different location, geographically, just in case of natural disasters. We did our drill to practice failover scenar...

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by indcwby
Fri May 19, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's ongoing PR issues
Replies: 372
Views: 31336

More UA Woes; National Guard Soldier forced to pay bag fees

http://www.fox7austin.com/news/local-ne ... 0202-story

I know some of you will argue that policy is policy. But in light of the latest backlash from the news and social media outlets, you would think someone would make the call here.
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http://www.fox7austin.com/news/local-ne ... 0202-story

I know some of you will argue that policy is policy. But in light of the latest backlash from the news and social media outlets, you would think someone would make the call here.

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by indcwby
Thu May 18, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI plans several new long hauls for 2017
Replies: 352
Views: 37347

Re: AI plans several new long hauls for 2017

audian wrote:
3. Top notch customer service both on flight and on ground.


World Peace is more likely to occur before #3 ever happens.

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by indcwby
Thu May 18, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 Passengers Injured/Needed Emergency Services in HOU
Replies: 6
Views: 2137

2 Passengers Injured/Needed Emergency Services in HOU

http://abc13.com/news/emergency-crews-assist-two-airline-passengers-at-hobby/2007757/ This made breaking news in Houston. Unconfirmed reports of severe turbulence. A 24-year-old woman reportedly suffered a head injury. And on the same flight, CPR was reportedly being performed on a 70-year-old man. ...

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by indcwby
Fri May 12, 2017 6:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI plans several new long hauls for 2017
Replies: 352
Views: 37347

Re: AI plans several new long hauls for 2017

Either way, I don't really see a case for a non-stop ULH flight from any of the south Indian cities to USA. No, it wouldn't make sense to have one either. No one is saying that there should be a non-stop flight to South India. However, If one has a choice to fly via AI or M3 and their destination w...

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by indcwby
Thu May 11, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Regional Jet Operators Maintenance
Replies: 7
Views: 1417

Re: Regional Jet Operators Maintenance

It depends on the agreement and/or setup that the airline(s) have arranged... For example: I work for a major regional airline in the UK... We codeshare with larger airlines but we are solely responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of our own aircraft as they belong to us. We also loan our aircr...

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by indcwby
Thu May 11, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI plans several new long hauls for 2017
Replies: 352
Views: 37347

Re: AI plans several new long hauls for 2017

Ill be honest, I would have expected IAH first simply because of the Star Hub and nothing else. DFW has a larger and much faster growing Indian community and the business ties that DFW has with India are growing exponentially. If you spend time in a place like Irving or Plano, its pretty overwhelmi...

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by indcwby
Mon May 01, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Severe turbulence Aeroflot Moscow-Bangkok
Replies: 11
Views: 5635

Re: Severe turbulence Aeroflot Moscow-Bangkok

https://www.yahoo.com/news/serious-turb ... 38673.html
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Yahoo! reporting "Serious turbulence breaks three babies' spines on Aeroflot flight to Bangkok"
https://www.yahoo.com/news/serious-turb ... 38673.html

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by indcwby
Mon May 01, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Regional Jet Operators Maintenance
Replies: 7
Views: 1417

Regional Jet Operators Maintenance

Just a thought that came to mind. With regional jet operators like ExpressJet, PSA, Mesa (to name a few) partnered/contracted to fly for major airlines such as United Express, American Eagle or Delta Connection, does have the Main Carrier (UA, AA, DL) have any say in the upkeep or maintenance of reg...

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by indcwby
Tue Apr 11, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 125632

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

Oh, this is indeed going to be a PR nightmare for United. What more damning is seeing an Asian man who is identified as a doctor, being dragged off a plane with a bloodied mouth? My colleagues from Japan sent me an email just now stating that a large group of travelers through IAH from NRT are being...

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by indcwby
Mon Apr 10, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 125632

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

A passenger posted on Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/videos/comments/64j9x7/slug/dg2pbtj The same poster says further down in the comments that United wasn't offering cash, only United vouchers, and that the next flight was the following afternoon. It looked as though most people had to work and ...

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by indcwby
Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 125632

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

Not really. They are already getting roasted for that response. https://twitter.com/ProducerCody/status/851480870301073408/photo/1 A clearly ignorant Twitter user isn't a good source of authority on the matter. They're the very type why these things become stories when they shouldn't. That's your o...

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by indcwby
Mon Apr 10, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 125632

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

Interesting Choice of words from United's CEO..... "I apologize for having to re-accommodate these customers..." And you thought they couldn't get worst than this.... https://twitter.com/united/status/851471781827420160/photo/1 Very proper response. Good to see that from the CEO. Not real...

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by indcwby
Mon Apr 10, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 125632

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

https://twitter.com/united/status/85147 ... 60/photo/1
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Interesting Choice of words from United's CEO..... "I apologize for having to re-accommodate these customers..." And you thought they couldn't get worst than this....
https://twitter.com/united/status/85147 ... 60/photo/1

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by indcwby
Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 125632

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

You know very well that they could have randomly selected passengers before anyone boarded? Isn't that one of the reasons why you have boarding groups? To punish those who check in late? I've seen many times where a fully loaded UA 738 asks for volunteers to check their carry-ons from Boarding Group...

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by indcwby
Sun Jan 29, 2017 2:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: New executive order - implications at US airports
Replies: 46
Views: 4800

Re: New executive order - implications at US airports

Now what will the airlines do? A Federal Judge has blocked the Executive Order; will passengers be permitted to fly based on the previous law, or will the airlines be skittish and refuse (with the possibility of being sued late) to transport them? http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/federal-judg...

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by indcwby
Wed Jan 25, 2017 6:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LH Compensation from Strike According to EU Regulations
Replies: 5
Views: 546

Re: LH Compensation from Strike According to EU Regulations

For EU carriers, it applies to all flights. Following a delay of over 3 hours caused by a strike, you can only claim direct expenses (e.g. food and drinks, hotel accommodation, etc). The regulation is EC 261/2004. You can ask me any question about this regulation, I know all its ins and outs. So we...

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by indcwby
Tue Jan 24, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LH Compensation from Strike According to EU Regulations
Replies: 5
Views: 546

LH Compensation from Strike According to EU Regulations

I had a question about compensation to passengers who were affected by the LH Strike. How does it for work for passengers whose flight originates from the EU vs. internationally (i.e. US, Asia, etc)?

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by indcwby
Fri Dec 30, 2016 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A313 Hard Landing Damage @ NRT
Replies: 1
Views: 865

PIA A313 Hard Landing Damage @ NRT

http://www.avherald.com/h?article=4a29dfd1&opt=0

Looking at the pictures, I'm wonder how they are able to continue revenue flight before reaching Karachi. Looking at the damage on the fuselage, how is it even allowed to fly passengers instead of ferrying it back for repairs?
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http://www.avherald.com/h?article=4a29dfd1&opt=0

Looking at the pictures, I'm wonder how they are able to continue revenue flight before reaching Karachi. Looking at the damage on the fuselage, how is it even allowed to fly passengers instead of ferrying it back for repairs?

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by indcwby
Thu Dec 29, 2016 4:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indigo And SpiceJet Flights Avert Collision At Delhi Airport
Replies: 7
Views: 2280

Re: Indigo And SpiceJet Flights Avert Collision At Delhi Airport

26point2 wrote:
From the pic it sure looks like they are both in a taxiway, not a runway. I call BS to this story.


It was a taxiway.

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by indcwby
Tue Dec 20, 2016 4:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATC Error Nearly Causes Crash near LAX
Replies: 169
Views: 32589

ATC Error Nearly Causes Crash near LAX

http://abc13.com/news/controller-error- ... e/1664486/

An air traffic controller error sent EVA Air 015 from LAX into the flight path of another plane and flying low over the mountains above the San Gabriel Valley. FAA has launched investigations.
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http://abc13.com/news/controller-error- ... e/1664486/

An air traffic controller error sent EVA Air 015 from LAX into the flight path of another plane and flying low over the mountains above the San Gabriel Valley. FAA has launched investigations.

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