Police are investigating whether a man found dead on a west London street was a ¬†stowaway who fell from a plane. No-one saw the body fall from the sky on to Portman Avenue. It is not the first incident of this kind on the Heathrow flightpath.¬† Dr Stephen Veronneau, of the US Federal Aviation Administration, has identified 96 individuals around the world who have tried to travel in plane wheel wells since 1947. The incidents happened on 85 flights. Veronneau is working on the assumption that the Mortlake fatality was a stowaway. Of these, more than three-quarters have proved fatal.
This article answers following questions : Just how often does this happen and what are the riks?
La empresa alemana Strate, especializada en la limpieza y reposici√≥n de pintura de las pistas de los aeropuertos, desembarca en Espa√Īa de la mano de la consultora aeron√°utica Icarum. La principal ventaja del sistema de Strate es que no da√Īa el pavimento. De hecho, se trata de unas m√°quinas que eliminan el caucho con agua a presi√≥n, con un sistema dise√Īado por el propio fundador de la compa√Ī√≠a, Reinhard Strate, que consiste en un veh√≠culo de agua a alta presi√≥n, con una bomba de 450 kw, y un caudal de 90 l/minuto, que expulsa el agua a una presi√≥n regulable de entre 1.000 y 2.800 bar…
Airports often place their blast fences at the beginnings of runways, especially when roadways or structures are adjacent. Airports that are in dense urban areas often have blast fences between taxiways and airport borders. Jet blast deflectors usually direct exhaust gases upward.[ However, a low-pressure zone can form behind the blast fence, causing ambient air and debris to be drawn upward with the jet exhaust, and hot, toxic gases to circulate behind the blast fence. But in St Marteen does not want to use it , the tourist attraction of this airport cab be very dangerous as can be seen in this footage.
The Nationnal Luchtvaart-Themapark or simply Aviodrome , located in Lalystad, Netherlands is quite a long leap from being an average european air-show. A unique combination of permanent air festival, aerospace museum and family theme park. A visit is really worthwhile but if you can not go, then do not miss this 57 slides show.
When an Emirates Airbus-380 from Dubai came in for landing at Heathrow Airport on a recent stormy night in London, it was struck by a giant bolt of lightning. The event was caught on camera, giving the world a rare glimpse of what’s actually a common occurrence. Planes may even cause most incidents, but they [...]
Millions of people die each year from medical errors and infections linked to health care and going into hospital is far riskier than flying, the World Health Organization said on Thursday.Your chances of dying due to an error in health care would be 1 in 300, told Liam Donaldson, the WHO’s newly appointed envoy for [...]
Queridos compa√Īeros, la Junta actual¬†de la SEMA¬† cumple cuatro a√Īos el pr√≥ximo mes de ¬†Noviembre, por lo que seg√ļn los Estatutos finaliza su mandato. Creemos que hemos conseguido los objetivos que nos propusimos, el principal de ellos es nuestra p√°gina WEB. Con ella hemos conseguido ponernos en contacto con toda la comunidad mundial¬† aeroespacial¬†. Con [...]
Aviation Medicine is a broad subject and there is sufficient flexibility in the various papers offered to enable students to tailor a course to their own particular interests and academic needs. One tiny catch, Otago is at Wellington / New Zealand, but al least we can see the wider range of Aviation Medicine courses within [...]