The video above has been on the internet for years and is nothing new. What is new, is that recent unclassified documents confirm that it is real and give additional details of the incident.
According to Spiegel Online, the clip was taken from an 88lb LUNA Drone that shows the UAV about to strike an Ariana Airbus A300 aircraft while flying over Afghanistan. The German drone came with-in about six feet striking the left wing and could have potentially caused an accident. Although an object that size, hitting the end of the wing, would not necessarily mean the aircraft would crash to the ground.
After passing the jetliner, the drone hit the A300’s wake and crashed in Kabul.
Presidential Air, Airbus A300B4-203. Check out those Braniff stairs.
What better way to celebrate President’s Day, but with a Presidential-style livery?
Information about the airline is hard to come by, since they didn’t exist for very long. It appears the airline had three Airbus A300’s (N14975, N14976, N14977) that they flew from Long Beach, CA (LGB) to Atlanta, GA (ATL). The airline only lasted a few months before going under. It flew from 1995 to 1996.
It seems odd that an airline would be called “Presidential Air” and carry a presidential emblem, when not even flying to or from Washington, DC. Does anyone have any personal stories about this airline? Please share in the comments.
An Iran Air Airbus 300-600 stands in the snow after skidding off the runway on takeoff from Stockholm Arlanda Airport (AP Photo/Maja Suslin)
Air Iran flight IR762 was trying to leave from Stockholm on its way to Tehran, but it didn’t make it off the runway. As the Airbus A300-600, with 172 aboard, started its take off roll, it went off the runway about 130yards.“Some 100, 150 meters out on the runway (the plane) made a very slow turn and got stuck in the snow on the side of the runway,” airport spokesman Jan Lindqvist said.
There was light snow on the ground at the time of the incident, but investigators are looking to see if there was something wrong with one of the engines, causing the slow turn.
The airline states the aircraft was not damaged and none of the passengers were injured.