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Air Canada Pilot Saves Life of Dog By Diverting Flight After Malfunction
Offbeat  (tags: Canada, airplane, pilot, dog )

Sinikka
- 251 days ago - examiner.com
An Air Canada pilot has been credited with saving the life of his canine passenger by diverting an international flight to a closer airport after noting there had been a malfunction in the aircraft's cargo area where the dog was being held in its kennel.
TransAsia Airways: Dramatic Video Shows Plane Moments Before Deadly Crash
Offbeat  (tags: Trans-Asia Airways, airplane, Taiwan )

Dandelion
- 475 days ago - usatoday.com
Dramatic dashcam footage in Taiwan shows a TransAsia Airways plane scraping past a major highway moments before it careened into a shallow river, killing at least 26 people.
Heathrow Airspace Trials: Life Under the Flight Path
Offbeat  (tags: Transport, Airplane, flight path, DOT, UK )

Ray
- 557 days ago - bbc.co.uk
At the end of 2013, Heathrow began testing new take-off routes as part of a government-led strategy to improve efficiency, capacity and safety.
Endangered Sea Turtle Airvaced To Hospital
Offbeat  (tags: sea turtle, hurricane, rescued, airlifted, airplane, turtle hospital )

Simone
- 1357 days ago - globalanimal.org
American Airlines provided a free flight to a 123-pound endangered female hawksbill sea turtle blown ashore by Tropical Storm Isaac. She was found on the beach in St. Croix in poor condition, and was flown to a turtle hospital in the Florida Keys
Solar-Powered Plane Takes to the Skies
Offbeat  (tags: airplane, solar, voyage around the world )

Naoko
- 2238 days ago - dailychilli.com
At the pace of a fast bicycle, a solar-powered plane took to the skies for its maiden flight Wednesday, passing an important test on the way to a historic voyage around the world - a journey that would not use a drop of fuel.
Body of Apparent Stowaway Falls From Miami-Bound Plane
Offbeat  (tags: off-beat, body drops from wheel well, airplane, odd )

Lady
- 2285 days ago - cnn.com
MIAMI, Florida (CNN) -- The body of an apparent stowaway fell from the wheel well of a plane taking off Thursday from the Dominican Republic, a Federal Aviation Administration official said.
Anatomy of a Miracle: How Captain Chesley Sullenberger's Skill Saved 155 Lives
Offbeat  (tags: airplane, jet, hudson river, sullenberger, airbus, ditching, emergency, water, freezing, life rafts, exit, plane, goodnews, good, hero, takeoff, landing, captain, unusual, lucky, skill, miracle, passengers, laguardia, new york, new jersey, ice, winter, cold )

Catherine
- 2680 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
The last out was Captain Sullenberger after walking twice the length of the cabin to ensure no one was inside ~ too sweet to miss ~
Another Sarah Palin Poll Needs Our Help
Offbeat  (tags: bizarre, airplane, politician, alaska, Palin, "non sequitur but what the hell" )

Clever
- 2795 days ago - sodahead.com
This one only has 12 votes! but 6 of them say Sarah's great. It's a non sequitur tale of a state senator's drunken rampage on an airplane which asks at the end, "Does this make you think twice about Alaskan politicians in leadership positions?" Rovesque
   

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