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Chicago O’Hare International Airport with Air Traffic Control Communications Provided by The Curious Spotter for Tuesday, July 13, 2021

224 This livestream was scheduled to start on Tuesday, July 13, 2021, 9 a.m. Chicago time and was still live at 12:30 p.m. YouTube Tips ⓘ The Curious Spotter frequently provides a live stream of […]

Boeing 777 engine debris in yard in Broomfield, Colorado (SOURCE: Broomfield Police Department)
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United Airlines Boeing 777 Engine Fire During Departure from DIA; Debris Falls Over Broomfield, Colorado

999 According to Broomfield Police Department in Colorado, an aircraft flying over Broomfield had engine trouble and dropped debris in several neighborhoods around 1:08 p.m. Saturday, February 20, 2021. No injuries on the ground were […]

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Beginning Friday Night July 31, 2020 Only Passengers, Some Passenger Helpers, and Employees Allowed in Terminals at O’Hare and Midway

556 Airports Closed to the General Public 24Beginning Friday night July 31, 2020 access to O’Hare International Airport and Midway International Airport will be limited to employs and passengers with tickets, according to the Chicago […]

Aircraft parked at O'Hare International Airport on Sunday May 31, 2020 just after sunset
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FAA Issues Emergency Airworthy Directive After Engine Shutdowns Reported in 4 Boeing 737s Apparently Related to Storage

462 The FAA issued on Thursday July 23, 2020 an Emergency Airworthiness Directive (AD) regarding a maintenance issue with the Boeing 737 classic and next generation aircraft (300 through 900ER series). There were four reports […]

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Qantas Cancels All International Flights At Least Until March 28, 2021; 20 Days After Grounding All Airbus A380 Aircraft

331 All Qantas international flights, including flights to New Zealand, have been cancelled according to the Qantas official website. According to the official website for Qantas, international flights are unavailable until March 28, 2021. CEO […]

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Quiet Morning ‘Rush Hour’ Monday with Beautiful Snow in Arlington Heights, and Quiet Skies on FlightRadar24

1,806 Snow scenes and Grandt’s Shell near Recreation Park during the first ‘Rush Hour’ during the Illinois Stay at Home Order in Arlington Heights. A quiet Monday on March 23, 2020 during the first business […]

FAA map for Midway Ground Stop caused by Coronavirus COVID-19 illness at control tower
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FAA Shuts Down Midway International Airport Control Tower After Control Tower Employees Test Positive for Coronavirus COVID-19

6,549 Midway International Airport (MDW) control tower was shut down Tuesday afternoon March 17, 2020 by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) after several employees tested positive for Coronavirus COVID-19. The last flight believed to be […]

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NTSB Appeals to Public for Photos of the Weather in the Area Around the Time of the Kobe Bryant Helicopter Crash in Calabasas

171 As tributes continue for Kobe Bryant, new information is emerging about the helicopter crash that killed him, his daughter and seven others. Investigators are focusing on weather conditions in their search for clues. NBC’s […]

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Radar Flight Analysis of Kobe Bryant’s Helicopter Sikorsky Flight Before Crash Northwest of Los Angeles in Foggy Weather

688 A Sikorsky S-76B Helicopter (N72EX) performing flight from Santa Ana KSNA was transitioning to the west of Van Nuys KVNY along the 101 Freeway in very marginal weather when suddenly crashed in the area […]