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According to a Sri Lankan aviation forum an Emirates 777 operating from Maldives to Sri Lanka in January diverted to the flopped Mattala Airport in southern Sri Lanka, on landing it hit a fox and then on take off hit some birds, it was the first time an EK aircraft had visited that airport.

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Qantas new safety video - a nostalgic walk:


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Belgian cycling: Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne:

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Hedging fuel can be a good move when fuel prices are going up. But...

Air France-KLM Group is facing a fuel hedging loss of US$1 billion at current prices.
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Incident at BCN Barcelona El Prat this morning: a car with 2 male citizens from Albania entered Terminal 1. No injuries:
https://www.catalannews.com/society-sci ... 1-building

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"N'Djiri" is most probably N'Djili, FIH Kinshasa)

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Expected to land in Amsterdam around 15h local: PH-BFT, KLM KL-686, the last KLM 747-400 commercial flight ever:
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/airc ... t#244a4b3c

Has landed in Sydney: QF-28, VH-OEE, most probably the last Qantas B747-400 commercial flight ever:
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/airc ... e#2449cf89

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"...This Transaviaexport Airlines 747-300 en route from Shanghai to Belgrade via Novosibirsk is the only B743 we're currently tracking and one of the last active of the type...
https://www.flightradar24.com/TXC9142/2452a55b ..."


Nothing special, indeed. But for some, it will be: this Belarus 747-300 EW-465TQ started its life as Sabena's OO-SGD. First SN flight 25/09/1990.
https://www.airfleets.net/ficheapp/plane-b747-24837.htm

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New livery for Caribbean :
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S7 plans to open Moscow Domodedovo - Paris CDG in June...
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9H-SUN of Hifly finally repainted in the Portugese airline colors !
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TLspotting wrote:
13 Apr 2020, 15:01
9H-SUN of Hifly finally repainted in the Portugese airline colors !
why finally ? HiFly is a wet lease airline, they have no interest in having their colors on their planes or not since there operating for other airliners which would make it easier to add stickers to a complete white plane ;-)
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Last Saturday, an Air France A330-200 was hit by gunfire at Pointe-Noire, Rep. of Congo. No one was injured after the shots, as the plane was parked with no crew or passengers: the flight had arrived earlier from Paris as AF373V. The plane was to make repatriation flight AF4145 between Pointe-Noire, Bangui (Central African Republic) and Paris-Charles de Gaulle on Easter Sunday. The flight has been postponed for 24 hours to allow a replacement Boeing 777-200 aircraft registered F-GSPG to arrive from Paris-Charles de Gaulle as flight AF380V.

Apparently, the incident was linked to a disagreement between an agent of the Directorate General of Territorial Surveillance and his chief. The officer who fired was under the influence of alcohol. It was a Kalashnikov shot in the air that hit the plane.

https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/air- ... -of-congo/
Update: F-GSPG has returned to Paris CDG:
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/f-gspg

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OO-VSB painting the skies in the Lille area during the least days.
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OST - LIL in 5 hours, less than 90kts and at 2300ft.
Fun.

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C-FFEC, a Piper PA-28, made a successful emergency landing on a Quebec freeway:

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After some A380 landing at Châteauroux...
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Air Senegal considering flights from DSS to Washington and New York.
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This illustration from rtbf is quite interesting.
Its the one you have almost zero chance to see in the sky ;)
https://www.rtbf.be/info/societe/detail ... d=10489419
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I said turn left Hoskins.

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Maintained FL170 until the change of heading to NNE over Luxembourg.
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