Tag: Aircraft

New Boeing 747 Scrapped After Just 16 Flights

New Boeing 747 Scrapped After Just 16 Flights

A Boeing 747-8 that was reconfigured as a VIP jet is being scrapped after the Saudi prince it was bought for died unexpectedly. The plane had spent just over 40 hours in service over 16 flights. The aircraft sat on the ground for 10 years at EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg, which is situated on the borders between France, Switzerland, and Germany. There, it was meant to be fitted with a lavish interior, but after it failed to find a new buyer after its asking price was slashed to $95 million, the plane was eventually flown to Pinal Airpark in Arizona–an “aircraft boneyard” where retired aircrafts get dismantled for parts or stored indefinitely.

Spirit Airlines Flight Briefly Catches
Fire At Atlanta Airport

Spirit Airlines Flight Briefly Catches
Fire At Atlanta Airport

A Spirit Airlines plane landing at Hartsfield-Jackson International airport in Atlanta on Sunday morning briefly caught fire on the runway when one of its landing gear breaks overheated and started to release smoke. First responders in the Atlanta Fire Rescue Department hosed off the aircrafts tires, and managed to put out the fire which was ignited at 9:25 a.m. Passengers from Flight 383 from Tampa, Florida were able to safely get off the plane. According to Spirit spokesman Erik Hofmeyer, there were no injuries.

“Come From Away” Shakes the World on the 9/11 Event

“Come From Away” Shakes the World on the 9/11 Event

If there is any serious-topic Broadway musical that made an impact in the heart of the audience, it would be the Canadian production of “Come From Away.” Songs like “Me and the Sky” and “Welcome to the Rock” drew audiences in when it was newly released in the theatres. The story follows the people of Gander who experience the news of the terrorist attacks in New York City on September 11th. Because of this event, the U.S. airspace closed down for safety and 38 international aircraft found refuge at the Gander airport.

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