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https://www.fox5ny.com/news/control-tower-evacuated-at-newark-airport

An apparent evacuation of a control tower at Newark Liberty International Airport on Christmas Eve due to a burst water pipe has caused dozens of departing flights to be delayed or cancelled and incoming flights to be held on the ground at their originating airports for more than three hours Saturday evening, according to the FlightAware website.

The site said departing flights are being delayed at least an hour and 20 minutes, with that time climbing. And arriving flights are being delayed for nearly four hours at their originating airports. The Federal Aviation Administration website said Newark delays are averaging three hours and 43 minutes.

There have been at least 191 flight cancellations for Newark in the past 24 hours, according to FlightAware.

Christmas Eve travelers took to Twitter to express their frustration about their holiday travel plans being disrupted.  Some described being stuck in the airport with their children, having to find a hotel room after their flight was cancelled. Other talked about being stuck in their plane on the tarmac for more than an hour.

Even flights that successfully landed at Newark have had to wait on the tarmac for over an hour before heading to a gate to unboard, according to one Twitter post. A number of flights that were scheduled to depart from Terminal C for Fort Lauderdale, Florida at 4:30 p.m. Saturday had been delayed until at least 9:30 p.m., according to the website newarkairport.com. Flights to Orlando scheduled to depart at 6 p.m. were delayed until at least 10 p.m. Flights scheduled to depart at 6:45 p.m. to Los Angeles were delayed until 10:30 p.m.
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Listener Forum / KGPT feed is live
« Last post by fasteddy64 on December 23, 2022, 08:17:35 AM »
I have a feed up for Gulport/Biloxi International Airport.

Have a listen if interested and let me know what you think.

Ed
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Aviation News (General) / Travel Delays with storm system today
« Last post by KB4TEZ on December 23, 2022, 06:12:05 AM »
Hello everyone, Happy Holidays !!!

Yes, a miserable way to the start of Christmas if you or loved ones are traveling, especially the NE.
Stay safe, and warm (that includes on the ground too :) )

Wishing all a very Happy and Safe Holiday, Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year !

John
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Aviation Audio Clips / Former mayor killed in plane crash on Santa Monica beach
« Last post by KB4TEZ on December 23, 2022, 05:59:58 AM »
https://ktla.com/news/local-news/plane-crash-lands-on-santa-monica-beach/

One person was killed as video captured the moment a small plane crash-landed and flipped over on the beach in Santa Monica Thursday afternoon.

The crash happened around 3:15 p.m. just south of the Santa Monica Pier at the 1800 block of Ocean Front Walk.

Officials confirm the passenger killed in the crash was the former mayor of Santa Monica, Rex Minter.

Minter was elected to the Santa Monica City Council in 1955 and served as mayor from 1963-1967. He later served as city attorney for Arcadia and a judge for the Los Angeles County Superior Court.

Video from Sky5 showed the single-engine Cessna 150 belly up on the beach, just several feet away from beachgoers.

Several law enforcement vehicles were on the scene to block off the crash site from the public. Witnesses reported hearing screams and gasps from bystanders as they watched the plane go down.


Two people were onboard the aircraft when the pilot reported engine issues after taking off from the Santa Monica Airport.

Both occupants needed to be rescued from the downed plane, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department Lifeguard Division.

The pilot was transported to a local hospital where their condition remains unknown.

No civilians were reported injured on the beach, officials added.


The Santa Monica Fire and Police Departments responded to the scene and were assisted by L.A. County Lifeguards. Firefighters had to partially tow the aircraft out of the surf to prevent it from washing away.

The crash is under investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration.

The FAA is expected to release the preliminary results of their investigation in the coming days.

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Aviation Accidents/Incidents / Former mayor killed in plane crash on Santa Monica beach
« Last post by KB4TEZ on December 23, 2022, 05:43:58 AM »
https://ktla.com/news/local-news/plane-crash-lands-on-santa-monica-beach/

Incredible video in the link (audio is posted in the audio section)

One person was killed as video captured the moment a small plane crash-landed and flipped over on the beach in Santa Monica Thursday afternoon.

The crash happened around 3:15 p.m. just south of the Santa Monica Pier at the 1800 block of Ocean Front Walk.

Officials confirm the passenger killed in the crash was the former mayor of Santa Monica, Rex Minter.

Minter was elected to the Santa Monica City Council in 1955 and served as mayor from 1963-1967. He later served as city attorney for Arcadia and a judge for the Los Angeles County Superior Court.

Video from Sky5 showed the single-engine Cessna 150 belly up on the beach, just several feet away from beachgoers.

Several law enforcement vehicles were on the scene to block off the crash site from the public. Witnesses reported hearing screams and gasps from bystanders as they watched the plane go down.Two people were onboard the aircraft when the pilot reported engine issues after taking off from the Santa Monica Airport.

Both occupants needed to be rescued from the downed plane, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department Lifeguard Division.

The pilot was transported to a local hospital where their condition remains unknown.

No civilians were reported injured on the beach, officials added.

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Aviation News (General) / Stillwater Regional Airport sees significant airfield damage
« Last post by KB4TEZ on December 22, 2022, 03:10:08 PM »
https://ktul.com/news/local/stillwater-regional-airport-significant-damage-unauthorized-landing-united-states-air-force-womens-basketball-team-oklahoma-state-c17-globe-master-aircraft-weight-limit-payne-county-federal-aviation-administration-taxiways-pounds-tons?fbclid=IwAR0-FDQDTJi3ZEt9fB3S6Wuwe3RfGQ2T4DKcSd-m0o6M_ZEJuVG8uX6DtZg


STILLWATER, Okla. (KOKH) — Stillwater Regional Airport said its airfield suffered "significant" damage due to an unauthorized military aircraft landing over the weekend.

Airport officials said a U.S. Air Force C17 Globe Master aircraft chartering the U.S. Air Force women's basketball team landed around noon on Sunday.

The team was in the area for a game against Oklahoma State University.
"Charter flights are required to receive permission prior to using the airport to ensure safety equipment, such as the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting services, are in place as well as to make sure the airport can accommodate all needs," Stillwater Regional Airport wrote in a news release. "In this case, this prior approval was neither requested nor granted by airport administration."
According to airport officials, their published runway maximum weight capacity of 310,000 pounds for dual tandem aircraft. The C-17 plane that landed is about 400,000 pounds or about 45 tons over the weight limit.

Airport staff have temporarily patched surface damage to the runway and taxiways but said the sub-surface needs to be assessed for potential long-term damage.

"Because the airfield pavement consists of multiple levels, potential damage can be feet beneath the surface and not be evident at the surface for years," Stillwater Regional Airport said in a news release. "Tools like ground-penetrating radar may need to be deployed to gain a better understanding of what lies beneath the surface."
In October, the U.S. Air Force Baseball Team requested to land at the airport with the same aircraft type and was denied due to weight limits.

Airport officials have been in communication with the U.S. Air Force and have also requested the Federal Aviation Administration open an investigation into the incident.

In the meantime, the airport said it remains safe and operational as the investigation into the incident unfolds.
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https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/north-miami/article270248822.html

what an idiot.

A North Miami man is facing state and federal charges after being accused of pointing a laser at U.S. Coast Guard and Miami-Dade County police helicopters. According to a federal criminal complaint filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court, Patrick Longsworth, remained defiant after being caught by Miami-Dade officers holding a laser pointer in his backyard last month, saying he did it to stop the choppers from flying over his house. Longsworth, 55, was arrested by Miami-Dade police earlier this month and released on a $5,000 bond. U.S. Coast Guard Investigative Services agents filed a criminal complaint against him Tuesday in U.S. Southern District Court. He could not be reached for comment, and it was not immediately clear Tuesday afternoon if federal agents had arrested him.

Pointing a laser at an airplane or helicopter is illegal because, although the beam is not strong enough to damage the aircraft, it can cause pilots to experience temporary blindness, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. If convicted, Longsworth faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison. According to the complaint, a Coast Guard helicopter crew reported being beamed by a green laser around 8 p.m. Nov. 22 as it flew about six miles east of Coast Guard Station Miami at Opa-locka Executive Airport.

Read more at: https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/north-miami/article270248822.html#storylink=cpy

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Aviation Audio Clips / North Las Vegas Aircraft landed gear up.
« Last post by KB4TEZ on December 22, 2022, 06:52:31 AM »
(Kathryn's Report)

Cessna TR182 Turbo Skylane RG, N737MX: Incident occurred December 20, 2022 at North Las Vegas Airport (KVGT), Clark County, Nevada
(No Injuries)

Date: 20-DEC-22
Time: 15:08:00Z
Regis#:   N737MX
Aircraft Make:   CESSNA
Aircraft Model:   TR182
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury:   NONE
Flight Crew: 1 No Injuries
Pax: 0
Aircraft Missing:   No
Damage:   UNKNOWN
Activity:   PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation:   91
City:   LAS VEGAS
State: NEVADA
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Aviation Accidents/Incidents / Plane crashes on Stellantis property in Auburn Hills
« Last post by KB4TEZ on December 22, 2022, 06:31:44 AM »
https://www.clickondetroit.com/news/local/2022/12/21/plane-crashes-on-stellantis-property-in-auburn-hills-pilot-has-minor-injuries/
(the CTAF there is down)

AUBURN HILLS, Michigan – A pilot crashed his plane on Stellantis property in Auburn Hills after trying to make an emergency landing, officials said.

A 63-year-old man from Detroit was flying the plane Wednesday afternoon (December 21) when he started to experience engine trouble, according to authorities. He crashed on Stellantis property, which is on Chrysler Drive between I-75 and North Squirrel Road.

He was taken to a nearby hospital with minor injuries.

Nobody else was on the plane or involved in the crash, police said.
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Aviation Audio Clips / PSA CRJ9 at Tallahassee tyre problem on departure
« Last post by KB4TEZ on December 22, 2022, 06:25:25 AM »
http://avherald.com/h?article=502a93e4&opt=0

Here's the audio

A PSA Airlines Canadair CRJ-900 on behalf of American Airlines, registration N600NN performing flight AA-5548 from Tallahassee,FL to Charlotte,NC (USA) with 51 people on board, was climbing out of Tallahassee's runway 09 when the crew requested delay vectors and advised they needed to return to Tallahassee, they had a tyre problem. The crew stopped the climb at 4000 feet, worked a number of checklists and subsequently advised ATC, that they heard a bang on departure and had some tyre smell, so at the best they can figure out, they had a tyre problem. The crew declared emergency and requested services to respond. Approach offered a gear inspection from the ground, the crew instantly queried the night time and whether a low pass would make any sense, the controller responded "Touche!". The aircraft landed safely on runway 09 about 35 minutes after departure. The aircraft vacated the runway and taxied to the apron.

The aircraft remained on the ground in Tallahassee for about 41 hours, then positioned to Charlotte and resumed service.

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAL5548/history/20221219/2314Z/KTLH/KCLT
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