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United Airlines pilot secretly captains his son’s redeployment flight back from Kuwait and surprises him as he boards

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A clever father, who is a Washington D.C.-based pilot, pulled off the surprise of a lifetime on board one of his flights this month. When Capt Mario Lopes, a United Airlines pilot, learned his son was set to return from Kuwait on April 14, he jumped at the opportunity to pilot a military flight to Norfolk, Virginia that same day. Unsure if it was coincidence or fate, Lopes followed his intuition and was able to surprise his son, First Lt Mario Lopes who ended up being a passenger on the flight… (airlinenews.in) More...

Delta jet aborts takeoff as plane crosses runway

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The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating after a Miami-bound Delta Air Lines flight aborted takeoff Wednesday to avoid another aircraft at Atlanta’s airport, the FAA said. The departing plane had to execute a “high-speed slowdown,” according to the airline. (www.airnewslive.net) More...

American Airlines jet diverted to RDU due to broken windshield

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An American Airlines jet diverted to RDU because of a broken cockpit windshield will call the Triangle home for a night. Late Friday night, American Airlines said it had a new plane and crew coming from New York to pick up 166 passengers. The Boeing 757 originated in Miami and was traveling to John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York when the pilot radioed that the windshield was cracked. To be safe, he said, the plane should land as soon as possible. (aviationsquad.com) More...

Capital Airlines flight attendant violently beaten at Changsha international airport

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AirLive reported on a passenger attacking a flight attendant when his Beijing Capital Airlines flight from Changsha was cancelled due to weather. (cabincrewcenter.com) More...

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