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Clement Charpentreau
New Zealand government apologizes for Antarctica deadliest crash

Forty years ago, Air New Zealand chartered flight 901 to Antarctica that was supposed to show its passengers the beauties of the southernmost continent.  Unfortunately, the DC-10 crashed into the side of Mount Erebus and kill the 257 people on board, making the flight the deadliest incident in the history of New Zealand. On November 28, 2019, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern apologized for the government’s handling of the situ...


Rytis Beresnevicius
Why is the “Mad Dog” MD-80 still barking?

American Airlines have retired their MD-80, but Delta Air Lines still operates them. Why did the Mad Dog bark on for over 30 years, flying through the skies since the 1980s?...


Rytis Beresnevicius
Sacrificial lamb: Boeing 717 first flight in 1998

The Boeing 717 could be dubbed as one of the most important aircraft in the history of aviation. Yet it has stayed in the shadows with barely any commercial success. So, why was the 717 so important?...


Ruta Burbaite
Delta plane’s engine seen falling apart mid-flight [Video]

A Delta Air Lines flight was forced to make an emergency landing on June 8, 2019, due to engine failure mid-flight. The incident may not have made the news if not for the terrifying video footage taken by passengers on board the aircraft, showing one of the MD-88’s engines falling apart while the plane was in the air....


Ruta Burbaite
American Airlines to bid farewell to its MD-80 fleet

U.S. top carrier, American Airlines, is bidding farewell to its last 26 McDonnell Douglas MD-80s. The company announced on June 24, 2019, it will retire the aircraft by September 4, 2019, and has published a schedule of the final MD-80 revenue flights....


Rytis Beresnevicius
From Cargo Door Failures To One Of The Most Reliable Aircraft – The DC-10

The DC-10 carries one of the most interesting stories in the aviation industry. From passengers viewing the DC-10 as unsafe to serving airlines for over 40 years, this is the story of the DC-10:...