Tag Archives: Planelopnik

Watch This Plane Safely Make an Emergency Landing in the Middle of an Active Interstate

What is it about California and planes suffering mechanical failure only to land in the middle of a highway? It seems like Cali is the only state where this is a regular occurrence—and, as of Friday, we can add another one to the list.

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A Southwest Flight Made an Emergency Landing After an In-Flight Case of Non-Consensual Footsie Got Out of Hand

If you’ve ever flown before, you know the feeling: as you hunt down your seat, you’re hoping and praying that the person next to you won’t be some weirdo who doesn’t understand the concept of personal space. Normally, we’re pretty lucky. But on Tuesday, a Southwest flight had to make an emergency landing because of…

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Boeing 737 Flies Through Brick Wall, Smashes Tower on Takeoff, Keeps On Flying

On most flights I’ve been on, everything gets held up even if something as minor as the latch that holds the rolling trash-dolly in place is too tarnished. Only after it’s perfect can the plane take off. That sure as hell wasn’t the case with this Air India flight, which kept right on going even after the pilot…

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Five-Plane Pileup Near Miss Put Over 1,000 People ‘At Imminent Risk’ of Death: Report

The National Transportation Safety Board released its final report on that near-miss at San Francisco International Airport in July of last year, where a plane had to abort a landing after nearly colliding with four other loaded planes on the taxiway and nearly took out “over 1,000 people.”

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Technician Accidentally Sets off an F-16 Cannon, Blows Up Another F-16

This sounds like something straight out of a goofy military comedy, but I assure you this is real: a Belgian technician accidentally set of the cannon of a military plane during maintenance, which shot another plane. That plane blew up, damaging the initial plane in the process. Talk about a bad day.

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The Hydrogen Plane Kanye West Showed to Trump Is Stupid

In our stupid, overdone, poorly-written summer-replacement-series that currently stands in for reality, you may recall that yesterday hip-hop musician Kanye West met with President Donald Trump, where they discussed, well, things. Among those things was an airplane. An airplane West showed Trump on his iPhone, a plane…

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Local Boaters in Micronesia Save All Passengers From Plane Crash

Early this morning an Air Niugini Boeing 737 overshot the runway coming into Chuuk Island in Micronesia, and ended up crash-landing in a lagoon. Thanks to the efforts of local boaters who came to the stricken aircraft’s aid almost immediately, all 47 passengers on the plane are safe.

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Which 8 Movies Would You Watch On That 19 Hour Flight From Singapore?

Starting on October 11, Singapore Airlines will be flying a direct flight from Singapore to Newark. The 9,537 miles flown non-stop will take approximately 19 hours, which means you could get about eight cool flicks in before landing. That only leaves one question: which movies do you pick?

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A New Ultra Long Range Plane Is Set to Make the Longest Direct Flight in the World

A huge Airbus A350-900ULR is being delivered to Singapore Airlines today where, once in service, it will make the longest continuous flight in the world, from Singapore to Newark airport—a flying time of just under 19 hours.

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Bird Tries to Catch a United Flight to Newark, Has Very Chill Time

Passengers on a United Airlines flight from San Francisco to Newark were greeted on Friday by a very happy bird that tried to hitch a ride on the cross-country jaunt, according to multiple reports.

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