Plane Crashes

c.a.

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Incident:
Frontier A320 LOSES PART OF THE ENGINE COWLING departing Las Vegas!
Published on Dec 1, 2018

Major Earthquake strikes Anchorage, Alaska | RADAR SCREEN
*PART 2* Major Earthquake strikes Anchorage, Alaska | RADAR SCREEN

Travel Advisories | Alaska Airlines
Anchorage Earthquake
Flights have resumed in/out of Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, following a 7.0 earthquake. Please monitor your flight status regularly. Sign up for flight notifications and we'll notify you of any last-minute delays, cancellations, or gate changes on your flights by email or text message. Updates will be posted to blog.alaskaair.com.

If you're traveling to or from the affected city during the dates listed below, we are offering a waiver if you would like to change or cancel your flight.
How to change your flight:
  • If you purchased your tickets directly from Alaska Airlines, you have a few options. Click one of the links below:
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  • If you purchased your tickets through a third party, such as Expedia, another travel agency, or another airline, contact them directly for assistance.

Additional Information
  • Minors traveling unaccompanied will be accepted on flights to the affected cities during this period.
  • Minors traveling unaccompanied will be accepted on flights from the affected cities during this period.
  • Pets traveling in the hold or shipped via Alaska - Air Cargo will be accepted on flights to the affected cities during this period.
  • Pets traveling in the hold or shipped via Alaska - Air Cargo will be accepted on flights from the affected cities during this period.
  • Passenger traveling with their pets in the cabin will be accepted on flights to the above cities.
  • Passenger traveling with their pets in the cabin will be accepted on flights from the above cities.
  • Hotel/Food/Ground Transportation amenities will not be provided by Alaska Airlines.


Regional advisoriesTravel to/from Seattle (SEA)
As major construction continues at the airport
there may be delays during peak travel hours, and food and shopping options might be limited in some areas. Flights may operate out of remote gates, meaning some guests will travel on a shuttle bus to and from Concourse D Annex departure gates and their aircraft. Be sure to arrive at least 2 hours before your flight departs, and follow airport signage for guidance during construction.

Learn more about the Seattle airport expansion "This indicates a link to an external site that may not meet accessibility guidelines." and how Concourse D Annex travel will work. "This indicates a link to an external site that may not meet accessibility guidelines."

 

angelburst29

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Thursday December 6, 2018 - 2 US Warplanes crash off Japan; 2 found, 5 missing
2 US warplanes crash off Japan; 2 found, 5 missing


Two US Marine Corps aircraft, including a C-130 tanker similar to the one pictured, crashed during a refueling operation off the coast of Japan (AFP Photo/David OWSIANKA)

TOKYO — A Marine refueling plane and a fighter jet crashed into the Pacific Ocean off Japan's southwestern coast after colliding early Thursday, and rescuers found two of the seven crew members, one of them in stable condition, officials said.

The U.S. Marine Corps said that the 2 a.m. crash involved an F/A-18 fighter jet and a KC-130 refueling aircraft during regular refueling training after the planes took off from their base in Iwakuni, near Hiroshima in western Japan.

The crash took place 320 kilometers (200 miles) off the coast, according to the U.S. military. Japanese officials said it occurred closer to the coast, about 100 kilometers (60 miles), and that's where the search and rescue mission found two crew members.

The two aircraft were carrying seven crew members in total, two in the F/A-18 and five others in the KC-130, when they collided and crashed into the sea south of the Muroto Cape on Shikoku island in southwestern Japan. The cause of the crash is under investigation.

The Maritime Self-Defense Force, which dispatched aircraft and vessels to join in the search operation, said Japanese rescuers found one of the crew from the fighter jet in stable condition. The Marines said that the rescued crew was taken to a hospital on the base in Iwakuni, but did not provide any other details.

Details of the second crew, including his or her condition, were unknown immediately.

The crash is the latest in recent series of accidents involving the U.S. military deployed to and near Japan.

Last month, a U.S. Navy F/A-18 Hornet from the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan crashed into the sea southwest of Japan's southern island of Okinawa, though its two pilots were rescued safely. In mid-October, a MH-60 Seahawk also belonging to the Ronald Reagan crashed off the Philippine Sea shortly after takeoff, causing non-fatal injuries to a dozen sailors.

More than 50,000 U.S. troops are based in Japan under the bilateral security pact.
 

angelburst29

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Update:
December 11, 2018 - US military declares five missing Marines dead after Japan crash

US military declares five missing Marines dead after Japan crash
  • The accident was initially reported to have happened during a refueling operation, but the military then said this had not been confirmed and that the circumstances were still under investigation
  • There are around 50,000 US troops stationed in Japan and accidents are not uncommon

December 13, 2018 - Pilot survives after small plane crash off coast of Hawaii
Pilot survives after small plane crash off coast of Hawaii

The website of defense contractor BAE Systems says the Hawker Hunter is a British jet developed in the late 1940s and early 1950s.


A US Coast Guard vessel and other rescue boats respond to a plane crash off Honolulu, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018. (AP)

HONOLULU: A civilian contractor for the Hawaii Air National Guard who was participating in a military exercise survived after his plane crashed off the coast of Honolulu, authorities said Wednesday.

US Coast Guard spokeswoman Petty Officer Sara Muir says the pilot is in stable condition after being rescued about 3 miles (4.8 kilometers) south of Oahu near Honolulu’s Sand Island.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor said a Hawker Hunter jet went down in the ocean around 2:25 p.m. after taking off from Honolulu’s airport.

The pilot had been participating in a military exercise called Sentry Aloha exercise, said US Coast Guard Petty Officer Matthew West. The Hawaii Air National Guard was hosting the exercise, which involved about 800 personnel and 30 aircraft from nine states.

Departing flights from the Honolulu airport were held as a precaution for about 20 minutes, said Tim Sakahara, spokesman for the state Department of Transportation.

The Hawker Hunter is a British jet developed in the late 1940s and early 1950s, said the website of defense contractor BAE Systems.
Initially, a single-seat version was used as a maneuverable fighter aircraft. It was later used as both a fighter and bomber and for reconnaissance missions.

The British navy and air force continued to use a two-seat version into the early 1990s.

Britain exported the plane, and it was also used by the air forces of 21 other nations.
 
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