Khabarovsk Avia Let L-410 impacts terrain near Nelkan, Russia

On the 15th of November, a Let L-410 twin-turboprop operated by Khabarovsk Avia crashed into a forest while on final approach to Nelkan Airport, in Eastern Russia. A 3-year-old girl was the only survivor out of the 5 passengers and 2 crew members onboard.

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United Airlines operates their last Boeing 747 flight

As they say, ‘all good things must come to an end…

After 47 years of trustworthy service, United Airlines has retired their final Boeing 747  type aircraft. On the 7th of November, Boeing 747-422 N118UA (MSN 28811) operated United’s last 747 revenue service, from San Francisco to Honolulu, under the fitting callsign “United 747.”

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N118UA departing San Francisco as UA747 © Anthony Carpeneti

The next day, N118UA flew back to San Francisco as a ferry flight, before continuing to her retirement home of Victorville Airport, in the early morning of the 9th of November.

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KLM says goodbye to the Fokker F70, ending 97 years of Fokker aircraft operations

A 97-year partnership between Dutch aircraft manufacturer Fokker and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines ended today, as the carrier retired its Fokker F70 fleet. Since KLM started operations on 7th October 1919, the carrier and its wholly-owned subsidiary KLM Cityhopper have operated 13 different Fokker aircraft types, from the Fokker F.11 to the Fokker F100.

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KLM Cityhopper Fokker F70 PH-KZU in the “Fokker, Thank You” livery ©Avineesh Suppiah

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Tschüss, auf Wiedersehen – Air Berlin ceases all operations

After Air Berlin’s last commercial flight touched down at Berlin Tegel Airport at 11:54 PM on Friday the 27th of November, the German leisure carrier ceased operations. The troubled airline went into insolvency earlier this year, after struggling to stay afloat in the competitive European aviation market.

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The last Air Berlin flight arriving at Berlin Tegel Airport ©Air Berlin

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