Terminal 2 of Birmingham Airport evacuated after a ‘gun’ was discovered in luggage… which turned to be an antique replica

Passengers at Birmingham Airport was evacuated today after a ‘gun’ was discovered in a traveller’s suitcase – but it turned out to be a replica antique. The scare unfolded at Terminal 2 of the airport, near Solihull, this afternoon when security staff discovered the ‘weapon’ and became suspicious. Police were called and passengers in the…

A cargo door ‘flew off’ fuselage during high pressurization test of the new Boeing 777X at Everett

A cargo door of the new Boeing 777X ‘flew off’ the fuselage in Boeing hangar during a test yesterday. The incident happened during “high blow” test, a standard procedure required ahead of first flights. UPDATE Boeing announced it had suspended load testing of its new widebody 777X aircraft following the incident. The fuselage was pressurized…

ALERT An A-10C Thunderbolt on a training mission unintentionally launched a rocket that slammed into the desert near Tucson, Arizona

A routine training mission turned out to be anything but that aboard an Air Force plane in Arizona. The fighter jet unintentionally launched a rocket that slammed into the desert outside of Tucson. No one was hurt. The plane, an A-10C Thunderbolt II, was on a training mission Thursday around the Jackal Military Operations Area,…