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February 02, 2022

China Airlines Flight Goes Bowling For Baggage Carts

Snowy Conditions, Overshot Turn Leads to Ingested Baggage

A China Airlines 747-400F made a show out of its taxiing this week, as the Flight CI5240 appeared to cut a corner a little too wide, passing its left wing over and through a number of waiting baggage carts. The plane's engine number 1 sucked in a cart, and the left side of the aircraft was damaged. Engines 1 and 2, the gear door, and the engine cowling all came out the other side of the turn worse for wear. The Chicago O'Hare had received more than 3 inches of snow on the night of the incident, with some portions of Illinois seeing more than 10 inches total.

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IFALPA, Euro Cockpit, Urge Caution Over Ukraine

Lessons Learned from 2014's Downing of MH17 Should Be Applied Today, Say Orgs

The International Federation of Air Line Pilots’ Associations (IFALPA) and the European Cockpit Association have expressed concern with the posturing occurring in Easter Europe, as tensions over Ukraine between Russia and NATO-aligned countries. The groups emphasized the similarity to the events of 2014 which saw the destruction of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17. In their joint statement, they reiterated in short some of the pitfalls that led to the destruction of the civilian aircraft, described later on as the result of an unfortunate error chain that included sloppy intelligence, lack of misidentification awareness, and procedural shortcomings that was

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