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Two people escaped serious injury when their airplane crashed into a tree and broke into pieces at the Spruce Creek Fly-in in Port Orange on Thursday, officials said.
Volusia County 9-1-1 dispatchers said the incident occurred on Cessna Drive at the Spruce Creek Fly-in at 12:02 p.m. Two people were on board the Piper Malibu that hit a tree on takeoff, officials said.
"One person was transported non-emergency for evaluation/treatment of non-life-threatening injuries," said Volusia County sheriff's spokesman Andrew Gant.
The Federal Aviation Administration, which took over the investigation of the crash said the airplane was a single-engine Piper PA-46-310P. The aircraft crashed on the Spruce Creek Country Club golf course southwest of Spruce Creek Fly-In airport.

So proud to be a Floridian !

some Florida golfers got the fright of their lives when a plane was forced to make an emergency landing on the golf course – but it didn’t put them off too much as they politely then helped push it away from the green to finish off the hole.
While members at Del Tura Golf & Country Club in Fort Myers will have been used to seeing the odd rocket of a tee shot blazing down the ninth fairway towards the hole, they had a rude awakening when a low-flying light aircraft came chugging down their track.

The shout of ‘fore!’ doesn’t quite cut it when a stricken aircraft with engine trouble is forced to touch down on the nearest long, straight, flat surface – and you can only imagine the looks of disbelief as the pilot set it down and trundled up towards the green.A tweet from the Lee County Sheriff confirmed that nobody was hurt and only the pilot was on board, but their quip about “no golfers were forced to take a mulligan” was actually bang on the money.
Golfers being golfers, this hardy lot were not about to let the small matter of a plane sitting on the putting green stop their round, nor where they about to resort to a Happy Gilmore inspired “play it where it lies” scenario and putt their way around it.

Instead, the golfers gathered together to push the plane off the green and to a safe spot were it would not interfere with anyone else’s round and duly putted out to finish off the hole and move on!

Fire Pit Collective's Ryan French, of the Monday Q Info account on Twitter fame, even managed to get more details on just how close the plane had come to some golfers on the fairway.

A note delivered in a humorous fashion typical of the golfing community, a no-nonsense approach to something that could have been a serious incident, which thankfully nobody was hurt in, and importantly no mulligans were taken!
Aviation Audio Clips / Austin Tower FedEx/Southwest runway incursion
« Last post by capolydude on February 04, 2023, 11:47:53 PM »
I clipped the time between FDX 1432's initial contact, but left everything as is for the incident to give a relative sense of timing of the event. The conflict is between FedEx 1432 and Southwest 708 on runway 18L.

I included the go-around and return, and clipped the silence on the return for brevity.

Traffic between the switch to approach and the return was also clipped, but I left the other traffic in the recording when FedEx was on the frequency, to give a sense of the local area traffic pace at the time.
yes, another one

NEWARK, New Jersey (WABC) -- The FAA is investigating after two planes apparently clipped wings at Newark Liberty International Airport on Friday morning.

United Airlines said the flight from Newark to Orlando, Florida, was parked at the gate when another much larger United aircraft clipped its wing while being relocated.

The passengers on Flight 2135 to Orlando were able to deplane normally without injury.
One passenger onboard the Orlando-bound flight described the situation after the Boeing 757 had just returned to the gate due to a maintenance issue.

Rebecca Blum said she felt a "jolt ... looked outside and saw as clear as day the wing of a larger plane had clipped our wing. Definitely heard it. Felt it mildly I would say, but more the noise. I think we were thinking, what was that?"

The pilot then came on the overhead speaker and calmly said, "Obviously, our wing has been clipped."

Blum said there was no panic. Passengers then waited a couple hours for another plane to take them at around 11:40 a.m.

Blum has two children, and said she left them a note this morning that she loves them and always comes home. She said she is grateful everyone is OK and she can now continue her journey to see her parents and friends later Friday.

The FAA released the following statement:

"The United Flight 2135 was struck by a Boeing 787, a Dreamliner, that arrived from Johannesburg, South Africa earlier in the morning. The much larger plane was being relocated by a tug when it made contact with the smaller Boeing 757, parked at the gate."

A military airplane made an emergency landing at Harrisburg International Airport on Thursday.

A Pennsylvania National Guard spokesman said the crew of the EC-130J Commando Solo detected fumes around 1:30 p.m. and decided to return to base.
Six people were on board. No one was injured.

They were on a routine training flight around the area.
Aviation Audio Clips / CRJ7 at Jackson on Jan 30th 2023 suspected fuel leak
« Last post by KB4TEZ on February 03, 2023, 06:31:51 AM »

I've attached the audio

A PSA Airlines Canadair CRJ-700 on behalf of American Airlines, registration N702PS performing flight AA-5359 from Jackson,MS to Washington National,DC (USA) with 51 people on board, was climbing out of Jackson's runway 34R when the crew stopped the climb at 13,000 feet declaring Mayday Mayday reporting they were losing fuel. The crew queried for any closer airport than Jackson, however, Jackson was the closest. The crew requested to go straight back to the airport taking as close as a final possible and advising they were keeping the aircraft higher. During the descent the crew advised the fuel quantity stabilized, but they were not taking any chances. The aircraft landed safely on runway 16L about 19 minutes after departure and taxied to the apron.

The aircraft remained on the ground for about 7 hours, then positioned to Norfolk,VA (USA), remained on the ground in Norfolk for another 7.5 hours and resumed service.
Pilot/Controller Forum / Re: Optimized Profile Descents OPDs
« Last post by tyketto on February 02, 2023, 06:09:47 PM »
But wouldnt the typical arrival procedure contain multiple crossing restrictions? I cant imagine they would allow for a continuous descent profile in many cases?

They do. So when ATC gives "Descend via" for the arrival, that authorizes the pilot to descend via the full arrival, adhering to all crossing and speed restrictions as depicted on the chart. Any modification to that call will not only make the pilot comply with the modification, but would cancel the arrival altogether. ATC would have to give another "descend via" to have them continue the arrival.


Audio up !

The British Airways Boeing 787-9 performing flight #BA216 from Washington to London Heathrow made an emergency in Halifax due to smoke in the cabin.
The aircraft (reg. G-ZBKL) declared a Pan Pan and landed at 9.30pm local time.
The firemen boarded the plane after pilots reported smoke in the cabin.

Passengers on board were waiting to be offered accommodations.

Listener Forum / Re: Can I Save Favorites?
« Last post by dave on February 02, 2023, 09:24:37 AM »
As a temporary solution you can bookmark the URL from the popup player.
Listener Forum / Re: Can I Save Favorites?
« Last post by D21airboss on February 02, 2023, 09:21:01 AM »
I do listen off my phone and yes, save my favorites. Just wondering about desktop listening on PC while at work.  Thank you for the response.
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