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The horrifying accidents which changed aviation flying

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Since the Invention of Aviation’s Birth, Incidents and Accidents had driven a plunging role into the Industry from the early era till the modern aviation.  It was a nightmare to fly on those days, but even after achieving to fly successfully of all tough times Aviation accidents still exists.

What is Aviation Accident: As per the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), any fatal injury or death caused to a passenger between his or her air journey after boarding or before deplaning will be considered as an aviation accident.

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AIR FLORIDA FLIGHT 090 FELL INTO THE 14TH STREET BRIDGE KILLING 78 INCLUDING 04 MOTORISTS

Reasons and Possibilities:  The possible reasons of why flight falls from the sky are many.  A very few major reasons could be Pilot error, lack of adequate training, Mechanical failure, Human error, Technical snag, safety or security breach, poor weather conditions, miscommunication or terrorism.

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LINATE AIRPORT DISASTER DUE TO MISCOMMUNICATION ON OCT 08, 2001

Bunches of air crashes such as Air France flight 447 in June 2009 killed 228 passengers due to a combination of technical failure and pilot error, A Boeing 737 of Cameroon airlines on 30 August 1984 killed 116 on board including crew members due to mechanical failure, On 21 February 1973 Israeli Fighters shot down a Libyan Arab airlines flight killing 108 people on board, On Sep 26, 1997 an airbus A330 belonging to Garuda Indonesia flight 152 slammed into a hillside killing all on board due to poor weather conditions, On October 08, 2001 Scandinavian airlines flight 686 owing MD-87 family airliner came into contact with Cessna Citation CJ2 killing 118 in the mishap are a few vital evidence for air crashes where innocent peoples life is flamed on jeopardy.

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No of Incidents and causalities: A survey and analysis report discloses the fact that there are about 11,150 incidents which has occurred killing 82,696 passengers from 1970 till 2017.  The maximum number of death in a single year was in 1972 killing 3,346 passengers and the least is in 2017 killing 363 passengers and the maximum number of incidents covered was 356 which took place in 1978 where 2,042 passengers died.

Inventions Tragic Scenarios:

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On the first thirst and tempt of flying many inventors tried themselves to fly and later when all the endeavour pounded away they started attempting with baloons, kites and slowly and steadily the stucture of an aircraft initiated forming which involved vast physics but still becoming succesuful to fly was enough complicated. Media and news was also too desperate enough to publish the innovation of flying.

PEOPLE TRYING TO FLY WITH DIFFERENT AERO STRUCTURED WINGS ON THEMSELVES

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ATTEMPTS MADE IN EARLY ERA ENDED IN A HOUSE NEAR THE FIELD

ANTICIPATING BANNERS BY THE INVENTORS

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Mid Era of Modern Aviation:

During the phase of mid invention, air crashes was a common expectation, though they didn’t carry passengers, but now air crash creates a heavy impact for the passengers in flight as well as the public on ground.

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Present Scenario : Now we have different bodies in different countries such as in Australia, Australian Transport Safety Board, In Brazil Aeronautics Accidents Investigation and Prevention Center, In Canada the Transportation Safety Board of Canada, In France Bureau D’Enquetes et D’Analyses Pour La Securite De L”Aviation Civile (BEA), In Germany Federal Bureau of Aircraft Accidents Investigation, In Hongkong The Civil Aviation Departments Flight Standards and Airworthiness Division and Accident Investigation Division, In India Directorate General of Civil Aviation, In Italy the Agenzia Nazionale Per La Sicurezza Del Volo (ANSV), In Netherlands The Dutch Safety Board, In New Zealand The Transport Accident Investigation Commission, In Russia Interstate Aviation Committee, In Taiwan The aviation Safety Council, In United kingdom Air Accident Investigation of Civilian Air Crash, In Unites States the National Transportation Safety Board governs and regulates Air Worthiness, Increased Efficiency in Cockpit Crew Training, Crew Resource Management, Increased Communication Skill between Pilot and Air Traffic Control, Licensing & Auditing of Aircrafts and Pilots, Crews, Aircraft Maintenance Engineers’, Approval for new airliners with strong Safety and Financial background (AOP), Certification and Re-certification with renewal time line, Investigating, Learning, Changing and Improving technology and methods of flying, Rectifying errors, Maintaining safety record has reduced the risk of flying fear but still with Sophisticated and advanced systems in modern aviation, we come across in hearing accidents or incidents on any part of the sky or land on a frequent basis.

TRANSASIA FLIGHT 235 FALLING OFF THE SKY INTO THE KEELUNG RIVER DUE TO PILOT ERROR KILLING 43 PEOPLE

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Future Aviation: As traffic and the flyers increase on an instant basis Aviation industry is also planning and establishing high end advancement aircrafts and other flying instruments which lets the passengers to transport swifter & compactly, adding on to a surprising fact to be put on limelight is that with high frequency to travel between a sector, such as Supersonic passenger carrier, air taxi operations, seaplanes and much more and we will also believe that it would be safe too to fly.

UBERS FUTURE PLAN                                             SEAPLANE ALL ACROSS GLOBE IN FUTURE

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SUPERSONIC  BOOM PLANNING TO LAUNCH BY 2023 WHICH WILL CARRY 55 PASSENGERS WITH A SPEED RANGE OF MAC 2.1 

Accidents prevailed even in early era and in modern aviation with sophisticated and advanced computer instruments as well, but we will continue to believe that modern aviation would be more promising enough for safer flying

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Singapore Airlines emergency landing after severe turbulence

A Singapore Airlines Boeing 777 Aircraft lands at Singapore Changi Airport (Incident aircraft not pictured)

One passenger passed on, while dozens of passengers were injured when a Singapore Airlines Boeing B777-300ER aircraft experienced severe turbulence while en route to Singapore from London Heathrow Airport. The aircraft diverted to Bangkok, and landed at 3:45pm Local time on 21 May 2024 

The flight landed with 211 Passengers and 11 Crew members at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport. According to the Airport Director Kittipong Kittikachorn at a news conference, there were 7 passengers who suffered serious injuries, while a number of other passengers suffered injuries of varying seriousness.

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It was also confirmed that the passenger who passed on was a 73 year old British Man. In a statement from Singapore Airlines ‘ As of 0505 hours Singapore Time on 22 May 2024, 79 passengers and 6 crew members from SQ321 remain in Bangkok’. In another statement, it was reported that a relief flight with 143 passengers and crew members arrived in Singapore at 0505 hours Singapore time on 22 May 2024.

According to aircraft tracking site FlightRadar24, the 16 Year Old Boeing B777-300ER aircraft descended sharply from 37,000 feet to 31,000 feet in a short time. It was also further reported by FlightRadar24 that the descent was commanded by Autopilot, instead of being caused by turbulence.

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Shortly afterwards, the pilot declared an emergency by squeaking 7700 on the transponder, indicating an emergency situation onboard the aircraft. The Boeing 777 aircraft then diverted to Bangkok, instead of continuing on its planned journey to Singapore. 

In view of this incident, Singapore Airlines mentioned in a statement that they are working with the relevant authorities on the investigation into this incident.

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The National Transportation Safety Board, a US Government investigative agency for civil aviation incidents, is sending an accredited representative and 4 technical advisors to support the investigation by Singapore’s Transport Safety Investigation Bureau (TSIB). TSIB mentioned in a statement that it ‘is in touch with its Thai counterparts and will be deploying investigators to Bangkok’. 

Boeing, the manufacturer of the Boeing B777 aircraft mentioned in a statement that they are in contact with Singapore Airlines regarding the ill-fated flight, and ‘stand ready to support them’. 

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This situation is developing, more details will be added when they become available. 

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Top 5 light helicopter under 3 million

Top 5 light helicopter under 3 million

In the realm of aviation, helicopters represent a unique blend of agility, versatility, and accessibility. For many, the allure of piloting a helicopter is irresistible, whether for recreational flying, aerial photography, or even business transportation.

However, for those looking to invest in their own rotorcraft, affordability is often a crucial consideration. With a budget of under $3 million, prospective buyers are presented with a range of options, each offering its own blend of performance, features, and value.

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In this Video, we’ll explore the top five light helicopters available on the market, all priced under $3 million.

1. Robinson R44 Raven: The Robinson R44 Raven is a popular and versatile light helicopter known for its reliability. It typically accommodates four passengers and a pilot. It boasts a cruise speed of around 130 knots (150 mph) and a range of approximately 300 nautical miles. It starts at around $400,000 to $500,000. The R44 Raven is often used for various applications, including private transportation, aerial photography, and training due to its agility and affordability in the light helicopter category.

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2.MD530F: The MD530F, also from MD Helicopters, is a compact and nimble helicopter known for its agility and maneuverability. It’s often used in law enforcement and military applications. It typically falls within the price range of $2.5 million,depending on factors such as configuration, optional features, and market conditions. It is equipped with a Rolls-Royce 250-C30 engine, delivering 650 shaft horsepower. With a cruise speed of approximately 110 knots (126 mph) and a range of around 260 nautical miles, the MD530F is well-suited for tasks requiring precision flying, such as reconnaissance and patrol missions.

3. Bell 206 Jet Ranger: a renowned light utility helicopter, is esteemed for its compact design and exceptional maneuverability. Widely utilized in law enforcement, military, and civilian roles, it offers versatility across various missions. Typically priced around $1.2 million to $1.5 million, the cost may vary based on configuration, optional features, and market conditions. Powered by a Allison 250-C20j turboshaft engine, the Bell 206 Jet Ranger boasts 420 shaft horsepower, facilitating a cruise speed of approximately 112 knots (129 mph) and a range of about 374 nautical miles.

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4. Leonardo AW109 Power: renowned for its versatility and performance, is another compact and agile helicopter highly regarded in both civilian and military circles. It is often utilized in law enforcement, emergency medical services, corporate transport, and various other missions. Priced at approximately $3 million. Powered by twin Pratt & Whitney Canada PW206C engines, the AW109 Power boasts impressive capabilities with a cruise speed of approximately 154 knots (177 mph) and a range of up to 565 kilometers, making it suitable for missions requiring swift and efficient transportation over moderate distances.

Equipped with advanced avionics and spacious cabin accommodations, the AW109 Power provides a comfortable and safe flying experience for both pilots and passengers.

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5. Airbus H125: formerly known as the AS350 B3e, is a versatile and reliable helicopter renowned for its performance and adaptability. It is widely used across various industries, including law enforcement, emergency medical services, and aerial work. With a price typically ranging from $2.5 million, the cost can vary based on specific configurations, optional features.

Powered by a Turbomeca Arriel 2D engine, the H125 boasts robust performance, delivering approximately 847 shaft horsepower. Its cruise speed reaches around 133 knots (153 mph), offering swift and efficient transportation. The H125 also features a commendable range of approximately 357 nautical miles, making it suitable for extended missions or long-distance flights.

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American Airlines Letter Sparks Outrage Over Flight Attendant Salary

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An employment letter from American Airlines (AAL) has ignited a firestorm of controversy across social media platforms, shedding light on the stark reality of flight attendant salaries in the aviation industry.

Shared on Reddit and authenticated by the union representing American Airlines employees, the letter has drawn widespread attention for its revelation of starting salaries barely surpassing federal poverty levels.

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The actual letter AA gives new FAs when they move to NYC, Miami, Boston, Dallas etc.
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Detailing the compensation package for new flight attendants, the letter discloses an hourly rate of $30.35 per flight hour, translating to an annual salary projection of $27,315 before incentives and taxes. This figure, notably below the poverty threshold for both individual and two-person households in 2024, has sparked outrage and disbelief among readers.

What further compounds the issue is the disclosure that flight attendants typically work between 65 to 85 flight hours each month, supplemented by an additional 50 hours dedicated to aircraft preparation before takeoff and after landing—tasks for which they receive no compensation.

This revelation underscores the significant gap between the demanding workload of flight attendants and the meager financial rewards they receive in return. The letter, designed for use in dealings with landlords and other service providers as proof of income, closes with a plea for understanding: “any courtesy you can provide would be appreciated.”

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This poignant appeal highlights the financial strain faced by many flight attendants who struggle to make ends meet on their current salaries. In response to these revelations, American Airlines flight attendants are mobilizing for action.

With negotiations underway for a new contract with the airline, which includes demands for higher pay, they are urging the White House to authorize their right to strike after a 30-day cooling-off period.

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