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Farmers Air, Airplane Crash Pilot George Anderson, and his loader Bodies recovered

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Farmers Air, Airplane Crash Pilot George Anderson, and his loader Bodies recovered  The dead bodies of two men killed in an Airplane crash near Wairoa have been recovered and taken to Palmerston North for post mortems.  Pilot George Anderson, and his loader, were killed after the topdressing Airplane hit powerlines in rugged terrain northeast of Wairoa, which Pilot Anderson was flying.  The crash site is to be visited by investigators from Wellington who have already arrived in Gisborne. Three investigators from the Civil Aviation Authority are now in Gisborne talking to police about the Airplane crash. The pilots obviously didn't see the powerlines and the investigation should explain what went wrong. He was waiting to get a report from the authority after the investigation.  The Civil Aviation Authority said its initial indications were that the aircraft hit the powerlines and then crashed to the ground 2.5km further on. 
The aircraft was burnt out wreck.
The authority said the wrec…

New Zealand gets Thales to Supply ADS-B Network

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New Zealand gets Thales to Supply ADS-B Network New Zealand Airways has selected Thales , New Zealand’s Air Navigation service provider (ANSP) which monitors all Air Traffic in the country, for supplying of countrywide ADS-B network.
The ADS-B network Thales will supply, will include 28 locations equipped with Ground Stations to ensure full Air Traffic surveillance in areas with limited radar coverage, such as Hawke’s Bay, Gisborne and much of the South Island’s west coast. New Zealand has awarded the contract to Thales following an International tender and a set of trials.
Airways New Zealand is ranked in the top 5% of the most efficient ANSPs in the world. They have recently deployed a number of improvements that have reduced in-flight delays from three minutes to less than 23 seconds, successfully saving $16 million per annum in Airline fuel. These successes come in the face of significant growth in passenger numbers in the country, which is expected to cross 4.5 million annually by 20…

The Charter Airline LaMia's Licence suspended of Colombia Airplane Crash

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Airline's Licence suspended of Colombia Airplane Crash
The Charter Airline LaMia got its operating License Suspended by the Bolvia's Aviation authority whose Airplane crashed on Monday killing 71 people.
It was LaMia's only operational plane, and had been partly owned by the pilot. The Aircraft that was carrying Brazil's Chapecoense soccer team went down near Medellin, Colombia, killing all but six .
Colombian authorities say evidence is growing that the Airplane crashed because it ran out of fuel as it tried to land.
LaMia was set up last year in Bolivia, and has 3 aircraft - two of which are under repairs.
As per the statement of Colombian Aviation chief Alfredo Bocanegra, The British-made BAE 146 Avro RJ85 Aircraft had no fuel when it plunged into a mountainside near Medellin, corroborating audio of the pilot asking to land because of a fuel shortage and electric failure.
"Having been able to do an inspection of all of the remains and parts of the Airplane, we can aff…

Crossroads of the World' Aviation site maps, a guide to Newfoundland

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Crossroads of the World'  Aviation site maps, a guide to Newfoundland
The still intact tail and partial fuselage from the Belgian Airline is an eerie site around 35 kilometres southwest of Gander, N.L.The Sabena disaster of Sept. 18, 1946. The DC-4 Airplane was on its way to New York from Brussels when it tried to land in rain, wind and heavy cloud cover at the airport in Gander for re fuelling. 
18 people were still alive when rescuers reached them more than 36 hours after the accident, included one of the first uses of helicopters in such a mission. Seventeen of them survived.Small crosses still mark where 26 passengers and crew who died at the Crash scene were buried because thick woods made removing the bodies so difficult.  
The Sabena made international headlines as one of the most deadly Commercial Airline crashes of its day.  Gander's Airport was a vital staging ground to ferry thousands of Aircraft from North America to Britain during the Second World War and was among the…

Fatal Crash caused unlikely by Mast Bumping of Robinson R-44 Helicopter in NZ

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Fatal Crash caused unlikely by Mast Bumping of Robinson R-44  Helicopter in NZ
An detail report into the Fatal Crash of a Robinson R44 Helicopter in Northland in October has found it is "very unlikely" mast bumping caused the accident.  Investigators remove the wreckage of a Robinson R44 helicopter in Glenbervie forest near Whangarei. Allan Jessop, 42, from Tangiteroria, and Derek Hammond, 49, from Kauri, died when their Helicopter crashed in Glenbervie Forest, north of Whangarei, on31 October. The two men had been on a short survey Flight ahead of a forestry spraying run when the accident occurred.The Helicopter crashed into dense native forest about1pmand the bodies were discovered in the burnt-out wreckage soon. Robinson Helicopter models have been linked to a problem known as mast bumping and, on 27 October, the Transport Accident Investigation Commission (TAIC) had added this type of occurrence to its watchlist of pressing transport safety concerns. Mast bumping can be elab…