Archive for : November, 2016

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LMI2933 Crash near Medellin

While conducting flight LMI2933 from Santa Cruz, Bolivia to Medellín, Colombia, a LAMIA Bolivia aircraft (registration CP-2933) crashed south of Medellin Airport near La Union. The flight was carrying Brazilian football club Chapecoense to Medellín for a Copa Sudamerica finals match.

Airport and civil aviation authorities are reporting that 81 people were on board the aircraft. Colombian civil aviation authorities and medical personnel state that there are six survivors. (more…)

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The Flights Behind the Photo

On 12 November, photographer Seth Jaworski captured the departure queue for Runway 34L at Sydney Airport. While the identity of a few of the aircraft was readily apparent, we wanted to see if we could identify all six aircraft in the photograph. We turned to our Global Playback feature for the answer. (more…)

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New Flightradar24 ADS-B Receivers Activated in October 2016

The nearly 100 new receivers we activated in October are helping fill our remaining coverage gaps and expanding our MLAT coverage area. With our over 12,000 receivers we’re tracking an average of 160,000 flights a day. In October, we tracked a total of 4.6 million flights around the world. See where we activated new receivers last month and how you can apply to host a receiver or build your own. (more…)

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Antonov An-225 Flight Schedule—November 2016

The Antonov An-225, the largest cargo aircraft in the world, will begin a week-long flight schedule from its home base in Ukraine to South America this Thursday. The aircraft will load cargo at Leipzig/Halle before flying across the Atlantic and down the east coast of North America on its way to Iquique, Chile. From there the aircraft will make its way to Campinas to load new cargo and offload in Santiago. (more…)

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New World’s Shortest International Flight

People’s Viennaline inaugurated the new shortest international flight today, flying between St. Gallen-Altenrhein and Friedrichshafen with an average inaugural flight time of 7 minutes and a gate-to-gate time of about 20 minutes. The service is used to connect passengers to their final destination in Cologne, though the short flight is bookable by itself. Follow the flights by searching for registration OE-LMK. (more…)