This aircraft [flight VS43] departed Gatwick EGKK Airport at 11:44 Monday 29th December 2014 bound for Las Vegas but had to return to EGKK with a 'technical problem' with one of its main landing gear. The aircraft circled West Sussex and made a successful 'non-standard landing on three of its four landing…Continue
Added by Jack Dryden on December 28, 2014 at 16:56 — No Comments
Air Asia flight QZ8501 from Surabaya to Singapore has been reported missing over the Java Sea:
The aircraft PK-AXC is an A320 with a total of 162 persons on board.
Added by Kelvin Davies on December 28, 2014 at 6:46 — No Comments
The good news:
Tomorrow, December 27th, will see the inauguration of Etihad's A380 maiden flight from Abu Dhabi to London. The aircraft, A6-APA, will begin the daily flight from Abu Dhabi on flight EY11. Hurrah!
The bad news:
Sadly, flight EY11 arrives at Heathrow at 06:35. Boo!
To make matters worse, the return flight, EY12, is due to depart at 09:15. Daylight, yes. But on runway 27R so not so clever for photographing.
Can't win them all, I suppose!
A few minutes ago, I heard Avianca N968AV pass overhead near my house.
When I looked at Planefinder a few minutes later, I was surprised to see it had not climbed above 8,000ft and had done a U turn over Fawley.
Currently doing circuits over Southampton, although not squawking an emergency.
The battle over the title of world’s biggest box ship continues with the launch of MSC Oscarat DSME.…Continue
Added by Patrick Lawson on December 20, 2014 at 16:38 — No Comments
Is this an aircraft with some problems?
United flight UA28, N59053, is making race track shpeas over the Isle of Wight just now.
It has made something like 8 or 9 circuits so far, below 12,000ft. Not squawking an emergency although it would look as if he is dumping fuel, preparing for a return to LHR.
A shipyard in South Korea is building the biggest vessel the world has ever seen - a gas processing platform for the energy giant Shell.
Added by Jack Dryden on December 14, 2014 at 8:30 — No Comments
The CSCL Globe the world's largest container vessel launches maiden voyage.
Added by Patrick Lawson on December 9, 2014 at 2:42 — No Comments