April 12, 2016

Press – February 2016

 

Citations of AirportWebcams.net in the global printed and online media – Click on the thumbnail to view the text full-size.
Pope flight Laser attack
Date: 12th February 2016

Flight: Alitalia AZA4000, Havana to Mexico City, A330 EI-EJK.

Incident: AW published an audio clip from LiveATC.net of Pope Francis’ flight into Mexico City being targeted by a laser from nearby hills. Other flights were similarly targeted. Hear the audio recording uploaded by AW. Story widely reported worldwide: Google Results

Publication & Link: Daily Mail

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Airbus Beluga diverts to Liverpool with flaps problem
Date: 14th February 2016

Flight: Airbus ‘Beluga’ Super Transporter F-GSTD from Toulouse to Hawarden/Airbus UK Broughton.

Incident: Suffered flaps problem inbound to CEG so diverted to Liverpool John Lennon due to it having a longer runway.

Publication & Link: Deeside.com

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Virgin Atlantic flight pilot hit by laser Virgin Atlantic pilot laser attack Virgin Atlantic pilot laser attack Virgin Atlantic pilot laser attack

 

Date: 14th February 2016

Flight: Virgin Atlantic VS25 London Heathrow to New York JFK, Airbus A340 G-VWKD.

Incident: Flight crew struck by laser from the ground while climbing out of LHR. Flight continued over Ireland before deciding to return. AW uploaded the audio edit from LiveATC.net, and it quickly went viral. It was already the top story on the next morning’s breakfast programmes and remained a major story all day, with interviews and questions posed from Government ministers to aviation experts. Hear the audio recording here. Incident was a major story worldwide: Google results.

Selected Publications & Links: Daily TelegraphBBC NewsITV NewsCNNGuardian

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