“A Russian Su-24 fighter has been shot down in Syria, Russian Defense Ministry said, adding the plane hadn’t violated Turkish airspace and was at an altitude of 6,000 meters. The pilots managed to eject from the downed jet, the ministry said, adding their fate is as yet unknown.”
“Habertürk TV reporter on the scene said that the aircraft “turned into a fireball.” Numerous witnesses wrote on social media, saying thick plumes of smoke have been rising from the jet crash site.”
“…A Turkish military official told Reuters the jet was warned before being targeted. The official added that the plane was shot down by Turkish F-16 fighter jets.”
This was the tweet pic.twitter.com/wvNVw5j8PV
— Gavin Sheridan (@gavinsblog) November 24, 2015
As if the “flying doughnut” and bicycle-esque seat weren’t bad enough, a new airplane seating arrangement threatens to eliminate every last ounce of air travelers’ dignity by forcing them to stare at one another for the duration of a flight.
It’s called the “economy class cabin hexagon” and it looks as awful as it sounds.
(H/T: Nelly Bergman)
RAF Fighter Jet from RAF Coningsby escorts a Qatar Airways flight into Manchester this lunchtime after a bomb threat pic.twitter.com/5ep9lipi3r
— Matt McNulty (@MattMc_7) August 5, 2014
A man pulled from the QR23 flight at Manchester Airport has been arrested on suspicion of making a hoax bomb threat, a spokesman for Greater Manchester Police said.
“Low flying military plane over the city [Dublin] this lunchtime. Anyone?
.@broadsheet_ie Why does a large propeller plane keep flying low passes over Dublin city centre? Anyone?
— Firas (@FortyCN) June 12, 2014
Air Corps Casa Maritime Patrol Aircraft over #Dublin City – routine flight training and familiarisation in progress
— Irish Defence Forces (@defenceforces) June 12, 2014