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RT reports:

“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.”

Russian Su-24 fighter jet shot over Syria – Russian MoD (VIDEO) (RT)

Pic: Haaretz


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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.


MORE: “Economy Class Cabin Hexagon” is every flyer’s worst nightmare (Fortune)

(H/T: Nelly Bergman)



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.

Manchester Airport Alert: Live Blog (BBC)


Ingrid writes:

“Low flying military plane over the city [Dublin] this lunchtime. Anyone?



It’s heavenly.

Eric Stewart writes:

“In 1991,I  saw a man building an airplane in a barn in Iowa [USA}. I didn’t know you could do such a thing, but I knew instantly I’d build my own plane some day.

“N986BP is a Van’s RV-4 kitplane and took about 21 months and 5,000 hours to build. She’s named Banana Puddin’ after a song by my favourite band, Southern Culture on the Skids.”

Filmed near Wellington, Nevada and Mono Lake, California

Song: Major Tom, by Peter Schilling

Thanks Darragh McManus