Identities of some of the 49 people onboard Continental
Connection Flight 3407, who were killed when their plane crashed Thursday night
about five miles from the runway at Buffalo Niagara International
Airport (BUF) are starting to emerge... and among the
victims were a human rights activist, and a widow who lost her
husband in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks against the
World Trade Center.
On a day when any report of a plane crash brings shivers to the
spine, ANN is relieved to report no one was seriously injured when
a British Airways BAe 146 commuter jet made a hard landing at
London City Airport Friday.
National Transportation Safety Board investigators have
recovered both the cockpit voice recorder and flight data recorder
from the wreckage of
Continental Connection Flight 3407, which
impacted a western New York home Thursday evening while on approach
to land at Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BUF).
West Virginia Senator John J. Rockefeller IV, chairman of the
Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation and
Ranking Member Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) announced Thursday the
new chairman, Senator Byron Dorgan (D-ND), and ranking member,
Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC), of the Aviation Subcommittees for the
Bankrupt Carrier's First Quarterly Profit In Five Years
Frontier Airlines filed its Quarterly Report with the Securities
Exchange Commission Thursday, for the quarter ending in December
2008... reporting a consolidated operating profit of $5.6 million
and a net profit of $1.1 million.
48 Onboard Turboprop, Reports Of 'Multiple Fatalities'
A Bombardier DHC-8-400 turboprop operated by Colgan Air as a
Continental Connection flight crashed into a home in Clarence
Center, NY Thursday night, as it approached Buffalo Niagara
International Airport (BUF).
Regional Handling Services To Be Based In Minneapolis
They say you only get one chance to make a first impression. If
you're flying out of a small US city, the first impression you get
of your airline is up to the regional carrier operating the
connector flight... and the Associated Press reports Delta Air
Lines wants to improve the first impression left by its three
The Mitchell Bomber Turned The Tide Of A World War
Of all the stories that permeate the rich heritage of the aviation world, few are as compelling and as dramatic as that of 16 B-25 bombers who launched off a pitching carrier deck to bomb Japan on April 18th, 1942. They called it the "Doolittle Raid" and it came to be the first, pivotal, air raid to strike the Japanese on their home turf during World War II.
As if we needed more signs of the sorry state of the economy,
and the dearth of new commercial pilot jobs out there today. On
Friday, airline job placement service AIR, Inc. will cease
operations after 20 years of matching job-seeking pilots with
Adult Birds Often Exceed Engine Ingestion Weight Standard
The National Transportation Safety Board confirmed Thursday the
bird remains found in both engines of
US Airways flight 1549 have been identified by
the Smithsonian Institution's Feather Identification Laboratory as
Canada Goose (Branta canadensis).