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BREAKING: 2 Aer Lingus Employees arrested over suspected illegal immigrant smuggling ring.

Gardai Immigration officers and the Special Unit have arrested three people as part of an ongoing investigation into a suspected illegal immigrant smuggling network.

The three men aged 61, 56 and 28 were arrested Dublin Airport Sunday night, two of which are employees of Aer Lingus.
In a statement the airline said
Aer Lingus is co-operating fully with an Garda Siochana in their investigation. As this is an on-going criminal investigation we have no further comment to make.
The suspects are currently being detained at Ballymun and Coolock Garda Stations where they can be held for up to 24 hours.

United Airlines domestic flights were grounded for 2 hours by computer outage

All of United Airlines’ domestic flights were grounded for more than two hours Sunday night because of a computer outage, the Federal Aviation Administration said.

International flights weren’t affected by the ground stop, which the FAA said was issued at United’s request.

The sources said the flights were grounded due to a problem with the communication system that airplanes use to send information to United operations. Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System, or ACARS, is used to record and transmit a range of information, including departure times, as well as weight and balance, which is used to calculate takeoff speeds.

#OnThisDay in 1982, World Airways Flight 30 overruns the runway on landing at Boston Logan Airport

35 years ago today, World Airways Flight 30 (N113WA) was a scheduled passenger flight from Oakland International Airport, California to Logan International Airport, Boston via Newark Liberty International Airport, New Jersey. The McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30CF was carrying 200 passengers & 12 crew members. 

N113WA, the accident aircraft involved. 


ACCIDENT

The first leg of the flight was uneventful. World Airways Flight 30 departed Newark under the command of Captain Peter Langley (58), First Officer Donald Hertzfeld (38) and Flight Engineer William Rogers (56).

World Airways Flight 30 made a non-precision instrument approach to runway 15R at Boston Logan International Airport and touched down 2800 feet past the displaced threshold. When the crew sensed that the aircraft couldn’t be stopped on the remaining runway, they steered the DC-10 off the side of the runway to avoid the approach light pier and slid into the shallow water. The nose gear separated as the DC-10 came to rest 250 ft past the runway end, 110 feet left of the extended centreline.

The three pilots, two flight attendants, and three passengers ended up in the water. Passengers Walter Metcalf 70, and Leo Metcalf, 40, were presumed drowned. They were never found.


INVESTIGATION

The investigation into the World Airways Flight 30 accident was led by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).

They concluded that the probable cause was the minimal braking effectiveness on the ice-covered runway; the failure of Boston Logan International Airport management to exercise maximum efforts to assess the condition of the runway to assure continued safety of landing operations; the failure of air traffic control to transmit the most recent pilot reports of braking action to the pilot of flight 30 and the captains decision to accept and maintain an excessive airspeed derived from the auto throttle speed control system during the landing approach which caused the aircraft to land about 2,800 ft beyond the runway’s displaced threshold.


Final Report

Article By: @AirCrashMayday

Sources: AviationSafety, Wikipedia


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