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Breaking News – Black Box of Air France Flight 447 Found

The BBC is reporting that the Bureau d’Enquêtes et d’Analyses (BEA) has found one of two so-called black box devices from the wreckage of Air France Flight 447. The news agency says while the cover of the Flight Data Recorder (FDR) was found earlier, its data storage system was not located. Continue reading »

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United Flight 497 Airbus A320 Investigation Update

An update has been issued by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) into the incident on 4 April 2011 on board a United Airlines Airbus 320-232. The NTSB says United Airlines Flight 497, operated aboard an aircraft registered as N409UA and Airbus A320 serial number 462, returned to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) &hellip Continue reading »

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United Airlines Airbus A320 Runs Off Runway After Smoke In Cockpit

There is a National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) team on its way to investigate an incident involving a United Airbus passenger jet in New Orleans. The safety agency says that on 4 April 2011, at about 7:25 a.m. CDT, an Airbus 320-232 (N409UA), serial number 462, with 109 passengers and crew aboard, operating as United Airlines flight 497, exited the left side of runway 19 at the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY). The aircraft had returned to the airport about 20 minutes after take-off due to electrical difficulties and smoke in the cockpit. Continue reading »

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