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STORIES May 15, 2024 The U.S. Daring Mission to Steal a Soviet Made Helicopter Operation Mount Hope III was a daring mission executed by the US military in June 1988. Members of US Army’s 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment were able to pull off a dangerous heist without ever alerting the enemy or suffering any casualties. Read More →
NEWS Jan 12, 2024 Al-Shabaab Terrorists Seize United Nations Helicopter in Somalia, Raising Security Concerns A United Nations contracted helicopter crash landed in Somalia after an apparent accident, after which it was captured by the armed group al-Shabab. The incident, involving a Mi-8MTV-1, has raised concerns about the group's capabilities and the safety of humanitarian operations in the region. Read More →
STORIES Jan 03, 2024 Pilot Bets He Could Land a Plane Blind, Then Crashes: Aeroflot Flight 6502 The tragic Aeroflot Flight 6502 incident occurred on October 20, 1986, as a result of a perilous cockpit bet between the captain and first officer. Captain Alexander Kliuyev attempted to land the Tupolev Tu-134A using instruments only, ignoring warnings and crashing the aircraft, resulting in 63 fatalities and seven injuries. Kliuyev faced legal consequences with a 15-year prison sentence, emphasizing the severe consequences of disregarding safety protocols in aviation. Read More →
STORIES Dec 27, 2023 The Russian Concorde: Why Did The Tupolev TU-144 Fail? During the Cold War, the ever-looming threat of technological inferiority drove innovation in the aviation industry on both sides of the Iron Curtain. One of the most prominent examples was the race to conquer commercial supersonic air travel. The Tupolev Tu-144 was built as the Soviet Union's response to the Concorde in the West. Unlike the Concorde, the Tu-144 never experienced the same level of success as its western counterpart. Read More →