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China Eastern Airlines 737 B-1791
China Eastern 737 was intact when it struck the ground 

In an update this week, Chinese investigators stated that all major structural components of the aircraft were found at the main crash site. A winglet trailing edge was found 10 km from the site. We discuss what else we learned this week on AvTalk.
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The US Army Golden Knights aircraft over Washington DC
Miscommunication leads to evacuation of the US Capitol

The US Army Golden Knights parachute team was scheduled to jump into Nationals Stadium before the start of the baseball game earlier this week. That memo didn’t make it to the US Capitol Police who evacuated the capitol building, which sits just north of the stadium, after seeing the aircraft circling low over Washington.
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EK 177 parked in a remote area at Warsaw
What is going in Warsaw?

Emirates flight EK177 yesterday was the fourth flight in two days either arriving or departing Warsaw to receive an unfounded bomb threat. No person or organization has publicly claimed credit nor have authorities released any information to indicate if these incidents are related.
THE REFERENCE SECTION—MILITARY AIRCRAFT
US Air Force RC-135
Which military aircraft are visible near Ukraine and what are their roles? 
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INFLIGHT WITH GABRIEL LEIGH
Etihad’s 787-10 | Is it one of the best?
Flying Etihad’s 787-10 

To make the Etihad A350 inaugural flight, Gabriel Leigh takes the airline’s 787-10 from Amsterdam to Abu Dhabi. How does the 787-10 compare to the airline’s flagship A350?
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FLIGHTS TO FOLLOW
Azul’s new Donald Duck livery A320neo
Quack!

Donald Duck has joined the Azul fleet. Along with friends Mickey and Minnie, the Brazilian airline now has a trio of Disney jets.
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Eurowings BvB Fanairbus livery A320
The new BvB Fanairbus

Eurowings and Borussia Dortmund unveiled their new BvB Fanairbus A320 this week.
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AVIATION PHOTOS OF THE WEEK
A flock of birds cross in front of a Southern Air 777
A flock of birds passes safely in front of a Southern Air 777 departing Cincinnati.
Juneyao 787
A Juneyao Airlines 787 climbing away from Helsinki.
Kalitta Air 747
A Kalitta Air 747 departing Rzeszow.
Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) EA-18G
A Royal Australian Air Force EA-18G Growler departing Amberley Air Force Base.
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The US mask mandate is gone (for now?)

A judge struck down the US transport mask mandate this week. We review what happened and what might happen next.
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Join the Flightradar24 team as we continue to grow and help make the world’s best flight tracker even better. We’ve got open positions for remote work in engineering and customer service and others for work from our Stockholm, Sweden office. 

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  • Customer support representative
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