Women Aloft and Hanna Reitsch

Farther, faster, higher For German women, it was not easy to even attempt record flights during the years between the Wars. Under the terms of the Versailles Treaty, Germany was prohibited from having aircraft that might conceivably be employed for military purposes. Fliers were generally restricted to gliders or small sport planes, and they were…

Airplanes

One of the first things you are likely to notice during a visit to your local airport is the wide variety of airplane styles and designs. Although, at first glance, you may think that airplanes look quite different from one another, you will find that their major components are quite similar. THE FUSELAGE The fuselage…

Controlled Flight into Terrain “Airblue 202”

Accident Summary Date 28 July 2010 Summary Controlled flight into terrain aggravated by inclement weather, pilot error. Site Margalla Hills, Pakistan; Coordinates: N33°44′23; E73°3′29E Passengers 146 Crew 6 Fatalities 152 (all) Survivors 0 Flight origin Jinnah International Airport, Karachi, Pakistan Flight Destination Benazir Bhutto International Airport, Islamabad, Pakistan Operator Airblue Aircraft type   Airbus A321-231 Registration AP-BJB  Airblue Flight…

Controlled Flight into Terrain “American 965”

American 965 Investigated by Aeronautica Civil Colombia, Santafe de Bogota NTSB Washington D.C. Type: B757-223 Registration: N651AA History of Flight On Dec. 20, 1995, at 2142 EST, American Airlines Flight 965, a scheduled passenger flight from Miami (MIA) Florida, USA to Alfonso Bonilla Aragon International Airport (SKCL) in Cali, Colombia, operating under instrument flight rules…