Authorities say that the driver of a pickup truck which was struck by an airplane at Knox County Regional Airport (KRKD) in Maine on November 16 followed standard airport procedures for vehicles crossing runways. In its preliminary report, the NTSB indicates that the collision appears to have caused a portion of the airplane's tail assembly to separate from the aircraft.
Airline CEO Describes Nigeria As An 'Important Market'
Following a closed-door meeting with Nigerian Vice President Namadi Sambo, held at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, British Airways CEO Keith Williams said that the airline will work with the Nigerian government on the aviation piece of its Transformation Agenda.
Pilot And Instructor Were Seriously Injured, But Survived
The NTSB has issued a factual report in an accident which occurred during a checkride in Maui, HI, December 16, 2009. A pilot for Sunshine Helicopters was demonstrating a simulated loss of engine power recovery for the FAA examiner when the aircraft impacted the ground on the island of Maui about 1.3 miles southeast of the Hana (uncontrolled) airport.
"(D)ue to operational needs combined with recent and expected retirements, we will resume recalling pilots early next year. Right now, we are looking at about 40 pilots a month for the foreseeable future with the first class scheduled to begin January 9, 2013." Source: American Airlines vice president of Flight Capt. John Hale.