Aerospace 

Plane forced to land in Sudan after CAT ATTACKS pilot mid-air, ‘hijacking’ cockpit

Plane forced to land in Sudan after CAT ATTACKS pilot mid-air, ‘hijacking’ cockpit A passenger plane was forced to return to the airport in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum after an angry cat, which somehow got into the cockpit, attacked the pilots shortly after takeoff, local media reports. This Wednesday’s flight of the Sudanese Tarco airline bound for Qatar’s capital, Doha, was proceeding in a totally routine manner – that is, until a most unlikely passenger caused an emergency mid-air. Having departed from the Khartoum International Airport, the plane was…

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Aerospace Transportation 

Mozambique Airlines Boeing 737 suffered a runway excursion

A LAM Mozambique Airlines Boeing 737 suffered a runway excursion on landing at Quelimane Airport in Mozambique. LAM Mozambique Airlines was operating flight #TM1134, a Boeing 737-700. No injuries reported.

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Covid19 North America 

AA flight has encounter with ‘cylindrical object’ over New Mexico

An American Airlines flight travelling from Cincinnati to Phoenix on Sunday shared a bizarre close encounter with what its pilot described as a fast-moving, ‘long cylindrical object’. The encounter, which occurred at 36,000 feet above the remote northeast corner of New Mexico, west of Des Moines yesterday, involved AA Flight 2292, an Airbus A320, according to The Drive. In a radio transmission allegedly intercepted by Steve Douglass, who runs the Deep Black Horizon blog, the pilot can be heard telling Albuquerque Air Traffic Control: ‘Do you have any targets up…

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Aerospace 

Namibia becomes third African country without a national airline

Namibia will become the third African country without a national flag carrier, following Government’s decision to liquidate Air Namibia. Zambia Airways went out of business and ceased operations in 1994, due to mounting debt and losses as the reason for liquidation.

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Australasia Covid19 

Air New Zealand to trial digital coronavirus vaccination passport Travel Pass for flights to Australia

Air New Zealand has announced it will trial a digital vaccination passport on flights between Auckland and Sydney from April. Key points: The trial of the Travel Pass app, developed by the International Air Transport Association, will allow travellers to create a ‘digital health wallet’ that is linked to their passport. Once they have been tested or vaccinated, the lab can securely send that information to the app, which is then cross-checked against the travel requirements for the country they hoped to visit. Air New Zealand chief digital officer Jennifer…

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