A US Army CH-47 helicopter went down in Deh Chopan
district of southeastern Zabul province Saturday. While the area
has seen a lot of action, US and Afghan government spokesmen
indicated that the crash was not related to enemy action.
Since 1984, the C-130 Hercules has been a familiar sight over
the southern shores of the Hawaiian island of Oahu. Flown by the
204th Airlift Squadron, part of the 154th Wing of Hawaii's Air
National Guard, the planes have brought supplies to typhoon and
volcano victims. The planes have also helped train crews for
military airlift operations throughout the world.
Apologizes To Customers For Strike Delays, Giving Up Market
In a speech Friday to the Cargo Facts Aircraft Symposium in
Seattle, Boeing Commercial Airplane Sales Team leader Scott Carson
took the somewhat unusual step of apologizing to Boeing's customers
for several things, including the "pain" resulting from delivery
delays caused by an ongoing mechanics strike.
Facility Closed Due To Roofing Problems Will Shut Down For
Considering the roof has already fallen in at the Millville
Airport Flight Service Station, it might not sound surprising to
hear that the facility will likely close in the very near future.
Nevertheless, the news came as quite a shock to the employees who
learned this week they have little more than two weeks left to work
there, instead of the six-to-18 months they were originally
Emergency Landing Closes Norfolk International For Several
A 60-year-old Soviet Yak 3M fighter experiencing landing gear
problems made a belly landing Saturday at Norfolk (VA)
International Airport, closing two main runways and forcing
diversions and cancellations of flights to and from the
"The unfortunate collapse of the
Millville AFSS roof has required Lockheed Martin to adjust our
planning in regards to your employment situation."
Source: From a letter sent to employees of the
Millville, NJ, Airport Flight Service Station, advising them of
Lockheed Martin's decision to close the FSS after an air
conditioning unit fell through the facility's roof last month.
Employees had expected to stay on for as much as eighteen months
following Lockheed Martin's October 4 takeover of the operation
from the FAA -- but that was before the roof fell in.