Airliner severe problems in volcanic dust

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Volcanic ash – Flight hazard explained

Volcanic ash poses major flight hazard to airlines

18:12 16/04/2010 Volcanic ash poses major flight hazard to airlines. >>

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Huge cloud still endangering European airspace – Pilot who flew through ash in 1982 reports

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SNECMA / NPO Saturn’s PowerJet SaM146 certification – Sukhoi Superjet 100 engine

17/03/2010
Certification tests of Russia’s new Sukhoi Superjet 100 medium-haul airliner are nearing completion. Its engine was subjected to tough reliability tests involving simulated ice and hail storms and frozen-carcass bird strikes.

www.rian.ru courtesy

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Hudson river ditching – January 15, 2009

Thanks to both Pierre, and Xavier who shared this link, you can see how the events unfolded, and how – thanks to the pilot Chesley « Sully » Sullenberg, the flight officer Jeffrey Skiles, and the air traffic controller’s self-control – the flight 1549 passengers remained unscathed: (you can read the radiocommunication transcript in the bottom right corner of the video hereafter)

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