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Alaska Airlines Strikes Bear During Landing in Yakutat

On Saturday, Alaska Airlines flight 66 struck and killed a brown bear as it landed at Yakutat Airport in southeast Alaska. Anchorage Daily News reported that no passengers or crew were injured, but the aircraft sustained damage to its left engine. Aircraft Strikes a Brown Bear After Landing According to a statement from Sam Dapcevich, a public information officer for Alaska’s Department of Transportation, the airport crew had cleared the runway ten minutes before the flight was scheduled to land…

Delta Retires Final Eight Boeing 737-700s

Delta Air Lines has retired its final Boeing 737-700 aircraft, sources close to the matter confirmed to AirlineGeeks. Delta had eight 737-700s in its fleet as of Sept. 13 and the final planes were ferried to storage on Sept. 25.  Delta’s final 737-700s were registered as N301DQ, N302DQ, N303DQ, N304DQ,…

Aerolíneas Argentinas Reveals Retro Livery 737

On the occasion of its 70th-anniversary celebrations, Aerolíneas Argentinas presented its aircraft with retro design and colors in a new institutional video. [video width="1920" height="1080" mp4="https://airlinegeeks.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/WhatsApp-Video-2020-09-07-at-10.39.55-AM.mp4"][/video] The plane, a Boeing 737-700, was painted in the workshops of  Fábrica Argentina de Aviones, better known as FADEA, which are located in the…

BoA Trip Report Part 3: La Paz to São Paulo…

This is the final article in a three-part series. Click here for part one and here for part two. I had a very enjoyable morning at El Alto International Airport in La Paz, Bolivia. The airline knew I was there to write about the flights, so as soon as I…

Southwest Closes Chapter on 737 Next Generation Deliveries

When it comes to loyalty to specific aircraft, very few brands come close to Southwest’s commitment to the Boeing 737. The airline has consistently operated various 737 types ranging from the airline’s initial fleet of Boeing 737-200s to recent deliveries with the 737 MAX. However, with the MAX being the…

Fatality Reported Following Uncontained Engine Failure Incident on Southwest Flight

On Tuesday afternoon, Southwest flight 1380 from New York-LaGuardia to Dallas Love Field suffered an uncontained engine failure at approximately 32,000 feet. The aircraft, registered as N772SW, was forced to divert to Philadelphia where it was met by airport fire and rescue teams. The NTSB reports that one passenger has…