June 2011. A Russian crew struggles to regain control of his aircraft. This footage shot by a plane spotter at an airport in the Moscow region shows a Tupolev-154 appartently going out of control shortly after take off. No passengers were onboard the Ministry's Defense Plane at the time. The film released on the Internet has bloggers praising the skills of the pilot as he manages to regain control and land safely. Aviation authorities are investigating the incident.
An Ilyushin IL-18 Coot (Alada D2-FFR) Operated by DHL aborts takeoff from the 8202 ft long airstrip at Cabinda, West Africa. The pilot has done an excellent job; - there's a busy public road beyond the boundary fence,less than 50 metres from the end of the runway. Please don't ask me why he aborted; Sorry, I simply don't know. If you have any further news is well appreciated... This old coot is still in service; spotted at Luanda on 13th July 2009.
This was recorded from the Italian fighter cockpit appearing to be leader of a formation probably made of two fighters. At time 02:15 you can see the contrails of the commercial airliner appearing at the horizon on the left side of the screen. At the end you can clearly see the commercial jet passing between them! Happened on December, Callsign Brandy 41.
During the recording of a watch promo commercial video this Yakovlev Yak-50 had an engine failure. The pilot was forced to perform a emergency landing. Note that Yakovlev Yak-50 manual suggests to land on grass and with the landing gear up in this condition. Good job!