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Archive for November, 2014

St. Louis area flight restrictions lifted after Ferguson grand jury decision

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

The restrictions in the St. Louis area have been lifted after the grand jury decision in the Ferguson case. A spokesperson for the Lambert-St. Louis International Airport said that the FAA flight restrictions expired at 3:30 am on November 25. The flight restrictions were placed late on Monday when there were reports of gunshots being fired into the sky after the grand just decided not to indict the police officer who fatally shot an 18-year old. Approximate 10 flights were canceled or diverted as a result of the restrictions. The spokesperson said the airport should be fully operational Tuesday.

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Three of four passengers leave hospital after Air Canada flight’s rough landing

Monday, November 10th, 2014

On Thursday night, an Air Canada Q400 turboprop aircraft made a rough emergency landing in Edmonton; of the four passengers sent to hospital, three have been released so far. The fourth remains in hospital being observed. Flight 8481 departed from Calgary and had 71 passengers and four crew members on board. According to reports, a tire blew on takeoff but crosswinds made it impossible for the plane to return to Calgary so it carried on to Edmonton. When it arrived, witnesses saw sparks flying from the belly of the plane as it slid down the runway. Emergency vehicles were standing by and the runway was closed to other planes. Investigators from the Transportation Safety Board are looking into the incident.

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France: mysterious and illegal drone flights over nuclear sites

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

French security officials are looking into a series of illegal and mysterious drone flights over French nuclear power stations. According to a government official, there have been 15 unmanned drone flights over six different nuclear sites since the beginning of October., with the most recent taking place on Friday the 31st. In that case, drones were seen over two different power plants. Authorities say that the facilities are safe against security risks like those that could be sped by drones. As of right now, investigators have no idea regarding who is responsible for the flights. France gets over two-thirds of its electricity from nuclear power.

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