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Volume 31, Number 1e, January 5, 2024
Air Force Reports B-1B Down In South Dakota; Crew Safe
Early reports out of Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota indicate all four members of the crew of a B1-B Lancer bomber are safe after ejecting from the aircraft. The accident occurred about 5:50 p.m. local time today (Jan.[…]   Read this article
Las Vegas Airport Urges Caution After Aircraft Theft And Joy Ride
North Las Vegas Airport (KVGT) management has advised pilots and tenants to take precautions after several aircraft on the field were burglarized and one was stolen on Dec. 30. Police said the suspect, Damian Zukaitis, 40, who apparently held a[…]   Read this article
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Carbon Fiber Airframe Likely Played A Role In JAL 516 Evacuation
The Financial Times reports from London that the composite structure of the Airbus A350 likely played a role in the survival of all 379 on board Japan Airlines Flight 516. The incident marks the first hull loss involving the 53%[…] Read this article

U.S. Army Aviation Has New Tools To Help Student Pilots
The U.S. Army’s Aviation Learning Center (ALC) has a new tool to aid cadets in navigating the normal “speed bumps” associated with flight training—but miles away from the flight line. George Snyder, lead instructor at the ALC, urged students, “You[…] Read this article

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