AINalerts » January 19, 2010

January 19, 2010 - 11:43am

A Mitsubishi MU-2 crashed yesterday afternoon during approach to landing at Lorain County Regional airport in Elyria, Ohio. All four occupants of the MU-2 were killed in the accident. This is the first fatal MU-2 accident since the FAA issued new special FARs governing MU-2 pilot training. There has been only one nonfatal accident involving an MU-2 since the SFAR took effect two years ago.

January 19, 2010 - 11:41am

The U.S. Coast Guard and its parent agency, the Department of Homeland Security, announced earlier this month that loran-C stations in the U.S. will be progressively shut down between next month and October. The U.S. considers maintaining its loran station network, costing $36 million per year, unaffordable.

January 19, 2010 - 11:38am

American charter firm ExcelAire and pilots Joe Lepore and Jan Paul Paladino remain entangled in Brazilian legal battles more than three years after the midair on Sept. 29, 2006 between their Embraer Legacy 600 and a Gol Airlines 737-800 that resulted in the deaths of all 154 aboard the airliner.

January 19, 2010 - 11:28am

Nearly 100 general aviation aircraft on humanitarian missions have flown from the U.S. to Haitian capital Port-au-Prince in the first five days since the city’s Toussaint L’Ouverture International Airport reopened to humanitarian flights two days after last Tuesday’s magnitude-7.0 earthquake, according to flight-tracking provider FlightAware. The Haiti Flight Operations Coordination Center, established by the U.S.


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