Posted by: Chuck | November 22, 2013

BREAKING NEWS – Boeing jumbo jet lands at wrong airport

Boeing jumbo jet lands at wrong Kansas airport The pilot of a Boeing 747 jumbo jet mistakenly landed at a small Kansas airport not far from the Air Force base where it was supposed to deliver parts for the company’s new 787 Dreamliner. The 747 intended to touch down at McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita, which is next to a company that makes large sections of the 787. Instead, the cargo flight landed 8 miles north, at the smaller Col. James Jabara Airport. Hours later, the jet took off again and was expected to land soon at its original destination. The plane landed in an area where there are three airports with similar runway configurations: the Air Force base, the Jabara airfield and a third facility in between called Beech Airport. Boeing owns the plane, but it is operated by Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, a New York-based cargo-hauler that also provides crews or planes to companies that need them.

Women will be first to graduate from Marine Corps infantry training courseThis year, for the first time in the history of the Marine Corps, the graduation class at its infantry training course will include women. Fifteen women voluntarily began the training at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, on September 24. On Thursday, three of them will graduate from the course, a milestone for women seeking equality in the Armed Forces, according to Capt. Maureen Krebs, a Marine Corps spokeswoman. A fourth woman finished the course, but was injured and couldn’t pass the required combat fitness test. She will be allowed to graduate once she heals and passes that test. The women went through the same physically grueling exercises as the male Marines, including carry 90 pounds of combat gear on a 12.5-mile march, Krebs said. 

John Edwards goes back to square one to practice personal injury lawAfter two bids for the Oval Office, a sex scandal and a fraud trial, John Edwards is back where he started from. The former senator will be practicing personal injury law in his home state of North Carolina, CNN affiliate WRAL reported Monday. He is opening a practice in Raleigh with the same law partner he started his first firm with in 1993, David Kirby. The firm will practice under the name Edwards Kirby. CNN reported in June that Edwards was looking to open a new law firm that would focus on plaintiff work.

US Ospreys show worth in Philippines aid effort  The U.S. Marines’ newest and in some quarters most controversial transport airplane is showing the world what it’s got — for the sake of the victims of Typhoon Haiyan, and perhaps its own future. The MV-22 Osprey, which can tilt its rotors to fly like either a helicopter or a fixed-wing aircraft, is delivering tons of aid every day to people affected by the Nov. 8 storm. The U.S. military’s humanitarian effort presents a golden opportunity: The Marines want to show how safe and versatile the Osprey is, countering critics and helping to persuade allies to buy their own.

Detention of US tourists to North Korea unusualDespite strong warnings from the U.S. State Department, hundreds of Americans like the 85-year-old Korean War veteran apparently being detained in North Korea travel to the communist nation each year. Many go as part of humanitarian efforts or to find long-lost relatives. Some, like the war vet, simply want to see a closed society shrouded in mystery.

China hospital ship to set sail for Philippine typhoon zoneChina is sending a state-of-the-art hospital ship to the Philippines following foreign and domestic criticism that it was slow and less than generous in its response to one of the world’s biggest typhoons, which killed at least 4,000 people.

Man from Canada Goes on Journey to Find His Missing Fiancée in Philippines  It’s hard to imagine any story out of the typhoon-ravaged Philippines having a happy ending, but boy do we have one for you. Houssam Hammoudi of Canada knew his fiancée, Grace Acojedo, was in the Philippine city of Ormoc when Typhoon Yolanda (known as Haiyan in the U.S.) hit, but he could not get in touch with her. So Houssam set out on a journey to find Grace. First he flew to a nearby island and then took a ferry to Ormoc.



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