Turkey sends medical aid to UK to help fight coronavirus

A Turkish military cargo plane carrying medical supplies to assist the U.K.’s fight against the coronavirus pandemic landed in London, the Turkish Defense Ministry said on Friday. “Our Turkish Armed Forces plane carrying medical supplies prepared for the UK to help combat the COVID-19 virus has landed in London,” said the ministry in a tweet. The ministry announced the help operation early Friday via Twitter by saying: “At the direction of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkish Armed Forces aircraft that will transport to the United Kingdom the medical aid supplies…

Conronavirus Facts, News and effects on Aviation..

TURKEY’s Coronavirus Bomb: $34.5 Billion of Tourism Revenue could be wiped out as #Covid_19 detected in passenger on Turkish Airlines flight going to Singapore from Turkey. Air China cuts flights between China and U.S. due to coronavirus epidemic American Airlines flight AA198 scheduled at 6.05 PM from Jfk to Milano Malpensa has ben cancelled because crew members refused to get on board (coronavirus threat) The Delhi patient diagnosed with #Coronavirus has led to this: 10 crew members of Air India flight he took from Vienna are under quarantine . British…

IATA seeks freezing of slot rules to aid coronavirus capacity cuts

IATA is contacting aviation regulators to request the suspension of rules governing airport slots for the remainder of the current season and for the upcoming summer timetable as airlines pull back capacity in the light of the spread of the coronavirus. Existing slot rules at co-ordinated airports require airlines to operate at least 80% of their allocated slots under normal circumstances or risk losing the slots for the following season. IATA says 43% of all passengers depart from the more than 200 slot co-ordinated airports. Source: IATA IATA director general…

Utair 737 hit snow bank on approach to Usinsk

Russian investigators have disclosed that the Utair Boeing 737-500 involved in a landing accident at Usinsk struck a snow bank with its main undercarriage just before touching down. The aircraft hit the bank, sustaining damage, about 15m before reaching runway 13 as it arrived following a service from Moscow Vnukovo on 9 February, according to federal air transport regulator Rosaviatsia. After the aircraft came to a halt on the runway, resting on its engines and fuselage underside with its heading 80° off the centreline, passengers evacuated through slides and the…

Prayers to his family and friends! We miss you already Kobe …

Soon before the helicopter carrying Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven other people crashed into a Calabasas hillside, the pilot started a steep climb. What happened next is a mystery federal investigators are now trying to solve. A Sikorsky S-76B helicopter impacted hilly terrain in Calabasas, Los Angeles County, California. All nine on board have died. The helicopter followed US Route 101 under a Special VFR clearance before turning left towards the hills near Calabasas, where it came down. Five-time NBA Champion Kobe Bryant was among those on board. First…

Kobe Bryant’s Sikorsky S-76 private helicopter, a type that has a strong safety record

The basketball icon Kobe Bryant was killed in a crash of his private helicopter on Sunday in Calabasas, California. Pepperdine Graphic, Pepperdine University’s student-run newspaper, published a tweet Sunday that showed what appeared to be an image of the helicopter and smoke in the distance. All nine people aboard the helicopter were killed, including Bryant’s 13-year-old daughter, Gianna “Gigi” Bryant. The helicopter was said to be traveling to Bryant’s Mamba Academy in Thousand Oaks for a basketball practice. Bryant’s use of the private helicopter became well known as the Los Angeles Lakers…

Afghan plane crash: Mystery over crash in Taliban territory

The US military has joined an investigation into a plane that crashed in eastern Afghanistan on Monday. Local officials initially said the aircraft that came down in Deh Yak district, Ghazni province, belonged to state-owned airline Ariana. But the airline denied this, prompting questions about the origin of the aircraft and the cause of the crash. Hardline Iranian news agency Fars posted footage of what it said was the plane, with US Air Force markings. Video and images posted on Fars’s social media accounts appeared to show a Bombardier E-11A…

MNG Jet: A Rogue Employee Acted Alone in Arranging Flights for Fugitive Ghosn..

Turkey’s MNG Jet has confirmed that two business jets it operates for charter flights were used by former automotive executive Carlos Ghosn to escape from Japan, where he is facing charges of serious financial misconduct. In a statement issued on Friday morning, MNG said it has filed a criminal complaint against an unnamed employee who it alleges falsified records for two flights to conceal the fact that Ghosn was on board. According to MNG Jet general manager Can Sasmaz, the company “leased” two aircraft to two different clients—one for a…