Passengers used emergency slides to evacuate a China Airlines 737-800 just minutes before the plane burst into a fireball on Monday August 20, 2007, on the tarmac. All 165 people aboard escaped unhurt, including the pilots who escaped from the cockpit windows. China Airlines on Tuesday offered 100 US dollars and an apology to the Taiwanese tourists who barely escaped a blaze on a flight by the carrier to Japan. China Airlines Chief Executive Officer Chao Kuo-shuai flew to Okinawa and handed a red envelope with 100 US dollars inside to each of the Taiwanese tourists on the flight.
Passengers used emergency slides to evacuate a China Airlines 737-800 just minutes before the plane burst into a fireball on Monday August 20, 2007, on the tarmac. All 165 people aboard escaped unhurt, including the pilot, who jumped from the cockpit at the last second.
Spitfire restored at Thruxton fetched £1.7 million at this weeks auction at an RAF museum in Hendon.
The two-seater Vickers-Supermarine Spitfire Tr Mark IX was bought on Monday by adventurer Steve Brooks who was the first person to fly pole-to-pole by helicopter, landing in Antarctica in January 2005.
He was also the first person to drive across the Bering Strait from America to Russia in 2002.
The Spitfire was originally sold in 1948 to the South African Air Force and later discovered in a Cape Town scrap yard in the 1970s.
It was rescued by the late building developer and aviation enthusiast Charles Church who initiated the long process of restoration.
It passed through several owners before ending its journey at Classic Aero Engineering in Thruxton, which was commissioned to complete the restoration.
Mr Brooks spent £1,739,500 on the iconic piece of British history, which is the first two-seater Mk IX Spitfire to be offered at public auction for over 20 years.
1993 CLASSIC FIGHTER AIR SHOW at DUXFORD, UK. Close up action of a B-17 Flying fortress, B-25 Mitchell, P-51 Mustang, Spitfire, P-47 Thunderbold, Bristol Blenheim, F4U Corsair, P40 Kittyhawk & Lockheed P-38 Lightning.
The great video documents the restoration of ex Royal Navy Seafire XV PR503, flying for the first time since 1950. This is the world's only airworthy Seafire XV. What an amazing aircraft and a beautiful restoration.
Henry Tenby and Alan Roberston of AirlineTV.net present the highlights of the 2011 Abbotsford Airshow. This clip includes Canadian Forces CF18, USAF A10, C17, various warbirds including A1E, Spitfire, Sea Fury, Canadair Sabre and more.
Henry Tenby and Alan Robertson of AirlineTV.net visited the Abbotsford Airshow media day on August 8, 2013 to document this video summary of this year's airshow. The star of the show without a doubt is Greg Colyer and his fabulous Canadair CT-33.