The pilot of TransAsia flight GE235 inadvertently switched off his plane’s only working engine, making a crash inevitable, Taiwan’s Aviation Safety Council confirmed in its latest report. Forty-three people died in the Taipei tragedy in February.
Major US airlines are being investigated by the Justice Department for “possible unlawful coordination” in ticket pricing. The probe comes as airlines are benefiting from low jet fuel prices, and more people flying than ever before.
The Solar Impulse 2 solar-powered plane is starting its second bid to fly solo across the Pacific Ocean, and is set to land in Hawaii in about five days. The plane’s pilot has “passed the point of no return,” the mission’s website says.
The F-16 that crashed near the US-Mexican border belonged to the Iraqi air force, and was flown by Brigadier General Rafid Mohammed Hasan, training with the Arizona Air National Guard. There is no word what caused the crash.
Transaero Airlines is jumping onboard in a bid to save Siberian tigers. The Russian airline has unveiled the ‘Siberian Tiger’ livery on its Boeing 747-400, designed to raise awareness of the endangered animals’ plight at home and abroad.
All commercial flights across New Zealand have been grounded due to a radar fault which affected the country’s entire airspace. It took the national Air Traffic Control agency almost two hours to fix the problem and clear flights for take-off.