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 All Safe After Nepal Landing Accident

The manager of Kathmandu Airport in Nepal said Wednesday that all 227 people aboard a Turkish Airlines A330 are safe after the aircraft "somehow missed the runway and ended up in the grassland area." Birenda Prasad Shrestha told AFP that the plane was on its second attempt to land at the airport.


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 The Weekender: Aviation History Celebrations

The Weekender has some aviation history tours in store on SocialFlight's calendar. See the historic Falcon Field in Mesa, Arizona, and its legacy aircraft at the airport's annual open house Saturday. Learn about the airport's origins as a World War II pilot training base at the on-site museum, which will host a Southwest Military Transport Show.


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 FreeFlight Systems Unveils Radar Altimeter For Part 29 Rotorcraft

FreeFlight Systems is expanding its line of radar altimeters for rotorcraft, announcing on Wednesday the FRA-5500 system for transport-category helicopters. The system is an updated version of its RA-4000 series of radar altimeters, certified for Part 29 rotorcraft to comply with equipment mandates related to a 2014 FAA rule that targets helicopter air ambulance operations.


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 NTSB Could Reopen Buddy Holly Crash Probe

The case of the storied 1959 Beech Bonanza crash that killed Buddy Holly, two fellow singers and the pilot could reopen at the request of a New England man who has his own theories about what happened on that February night. L. J. Coon, who describes himself as a retired pilot and aircraft dispatcher among other aviation credits, has petitioned the NTSB to reopen the case based on his research indicating that something other than pilot inexperience and disorientation in IMC caused the crash.


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