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Malaysian Airliner Crash In Ukraine

Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 has crashed in Ukraine’s eastern region just before the border with Russia. The Boeing 777 was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, with 295 passengers and an unknown crew compliment. The government of Ukraine and separatist forces are exchanging accusations that each shot the civil airliner out of the sky.

Barcelona Airport Near Miss Video

A video has emerged of an alleged near miss at Spain’s Barcelona Airport. The video was apparently shot by YouTube user Barcelona-El Prat In’tl whose name is actually Miguel Ángel, according to the description accompanying the video. It also says the incident aircraft were an UTair Boeing 767-300 (VQ-BSX) and an Aerolíneas Argentinas Airbus A340-300 (LV-FPV).

FAA Asserts Regulatory Authority Over RC Model Aircraft – Drones

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a statement on 23 June 2014, titled “FAA Offers Guidance to Model Aircraft Operators.” The subtitle was definitely less gentle, stating that the “Agency issues interpretation of 2012 Reauthorization Law, restates authority to take enforcement action against hazardous operations.”

NTSB Blames Pilots – 777 – Training For Asiana Flight 214 Plane Crash

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has issued a statement describing the various factors that lead to the Asiana flight 214 Boeing 777 plane crash at San Francisco International Airport on 6 July 2013. According to the NTSB, pilot error, aircraft system design and training all played a role in the accident.

Drones Banned In US National Parks

A statement issued by the National Park Service in the USA says that a new policy has been implemented to “prohibit launching, landing, or operating unmanned aircraft on lands and waters administered by the National Park Service.”

FAA Considers Drone Exemption For Aerial Video Filming – MPAA

Seven MPAA member aerial photo and video production companies have asked the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for regulatory exemptions that would allow the film and television industry to use unmanned aircraft systems (UAS aka Drones or RC helicopters) with FAA approval for the first time.

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