Japan scrambles fighter jets after China sends bombers and intelligence-gathering planes through international airspace near Okinawa

China on Sunday again sent bombers and intelligence-gathering aircraft through international airspace between the islands of Okinawa and Miyako in the East China Sea, part of what Beijing has called continued “regular” exercises in the area. Japan scrambled fighters in response, though no violation of Japanese airspace was detected. Four H-6 bombers and two intelligence-gathering…

A Royal Malaysian Air Force C130 made a belly landing at Labuan Airport following landing gear malfunction (video)

A Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) plane made an emergency landing at the Labuan International Airport on November, 18 following a landing gear malfunction. The Defence Ministry, in a statement, said the pilot of the military transport aircraft, C130 Hercules, was forced to land without tyres at 5.15pm, after circling for six hours to burn…

Mango Boeing 737-800 suffered birdstrike on departure from Johannesburg (video)

Just experienced a bird strike shortly after takeoff from OR Tambo. You can spot the damage to the Mango airbus engine. @Traveller24_SA @News24 pic.twitter.com/wEqj1GbUs5 — Sergio Davids (@SergioDavids1) November 19, 2017 A Mango Boeing 737-800 flight #JE147 from Johannesburg to Cape Town suffered a birdstrike on takeoff. The left engine (CFM56) cowling was damaged and…

ALERT US Navy deploys P-8A Poseidon to support ongoing search for the submarine San Juan in the Southern Atlantic

U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) directed the U.S. Navy to deploy a P-8A Poseidon multi-mission maritime aircraft to Bahia Blanca, Argentina, Nov. 18 to support the South American nation’s ongoing search for the submarine A.R.A. San Juan in the waters of the Southern Atlantic. The aircraft and its 21-person crew will depart El Salvador’s Comalapa Air…

BREAKING Midair collision between a helicopter and light plane in the English county of Buckinghamshire

Four people have died following a mid-air collision involving an aircraft and a helicopter in Buckinghamshire. A Cessna 152 (reg. G-WACG)  and a Gumibal Cabri G2  (reg. G-JAMM) are aircraft involved. Both aircraft are believed to have taken off from Wycombe Air Park, also known as Booker Airfield. At 12:09pm the emergency services received a…