Tag: aircraft

New App Connects Private Flyers With Charter Operators

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — JetCharters.com, the Worldwide Air Charter Marketplace, is proud to carry its web-based private jet services to mobile devices with its new applications for iPhone and Android powered devices. These apps are designed to connect the private flyer with ideal aircraft and operators for any trip. JetCharters.com applications make arranging private aviation easier by allowing easy access to aircraft anywhere in the world. “With the tap of the screen, executives can locate and contact flight options after their meeting in New York, or just use this feature from home to bypass the need...

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Pilot Suffers 3rd Degree Burns after Crashing Helicopter

A pilot is in critical condition tonight after crashing his helicopter outside San Benito city limits. Emergency crews were dispatched to the intersection of FM 803 and Ebony Road to rescue the pilot and put out the flames consuming the helicopter. Los Fresnos Fire Department says the helicopter may have gotten tangled with electrical wires causing the aircraft to plummet. The pilot suffered 3rd degree burns on 75 percent of his body. The FAA has opened an investigation into the...

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Man Arrested after Shining Laser at DPS Helicopter

RIO GRANDE CITY — A Rio Grande City man is arrested Saturday, after allegedly shining a laser light at a D.P.S. helicopter. 21-year-old Honorio Humberto Garza III is charged with illumination of an aircraft by intense light and possession of marijuana. Department of Public Safety officials say shining a laser at a helicopter or airplane can temporarily blind pilots and cause eye...

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Exclusive Access to Private Plane Seized during Undocumented Immigrant Bust

McAllen (KFXV) – A group of undocumented immigrants caught aboard a private airplane at the McAllen International Airport. Authorities able to stop the plane before it took off. FOX 2 was granted exclusive access to the plane, now seized by the government. “This is a Beech King Air E-90 airplane. The office of air and marine seized it before take-off Sunday around 11 am at the McAllen International Airport”. “One of our agents became aware. I can’t go into the means or methods that we use but we became aware and notified the local air traffic control folks to...

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New Details in Fatal McAllen Plane Crash that Left Two Dead

We’ve got new details in the investigation of the McAllen plane crash killed a flight instructor and student pilot. Earlier today the national transportation safety board released an aircraft accident report on the August 17 crash. The wind speed was 21 miles per hour, at times gusting to more than 27 miles per hour when the Zenair plane crashed point two miles away from the departure runway at McAllen Miller International Airport. NTSB adds the visibility when the plane went down was about 8 miles. The airplane has been retained from the crash site for further...

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