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Southwest 1392 flight path
Person struck and killed by landing Southwest Airlines 737 in Austin
On Thursday 7 May, a person was struck and killed by Southwest flight 1392 as it landed in Austin. Authorities are investigating the identity of the person and how they got on to the runway.
Jon Weiswasser in his RV-8
Completing the trifecta
What was impossible just two months ago has now been done. We're joined by Jon Weiswasser—doctor, musician, and pilot—to talk about completing the trifecta: making an approach at Newark, La Guardia, and JFK in the same flight.
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Airbus A380
Lufthansa Technik to convert an A380 for cabin cargo
An undisclosed airline has tasked Lufthansa Technik with converting an A380 for cabin cargo use. Seats will be removed along with various other modifications, but it is not a true freighter conversion with a large cargo door.
Virgin Atlantic 747
Virgin Atlantic and Qantas say goodbye to the 747
Virgin Atlantic and Qantas have officially brought forward the retirement of their 747 fleets. Virgin Atlantic will retire its 7 747-400s and Qantas’ 4 747-400ERs will not return to service.
FLIGHTS TO FOLLOW
Total flights tracked by Flightradar24
Flight numbers creeping upward
The number of flights we’re tracking is rising again, passing 90,000 per day for the first time since 26 March. It’s possible today could see over 100,000 flights for the first time since 22 March.
AVIATION PHOTOS OF THE WEEK
Austrian Airlines Q400 with Vin Diesel photo in window
An Austrian Airlines Dash 8 Q400 ready for the fastest storage of its life.
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Delta A330neo
A Delta A330neo in Tokyo.
Swiss group in storage
Swiss group storage.
INSIDE FLIGHTRADAR24
Most tracked flights feature
New Most tracked flights feature
In our latest update we've added a new Most tracked flights feature. You’ll see the five most popular flights being tracked by other users. Just tap a flight to follow along too. To access the the Most tracked flights feature, pull down on the bar underneath the Search field in the app.
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UNDER THE RADAR - Bite size aviation news
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Which airlines are downsizing?
We run through the major fleet exits announced this week, including Virgin Atlantic, Qantas, American, Alaska, and Air Canada.
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