Alaska Air planes bump at Sea-Tac SEATAC, Wash. — Passengers were evacuated from an Alaska Airlines jet that bumped into another Alaska Air plane Wednesday morning while backing from its terminal gate at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Alaska Airlines spokeswoman Bobbie Egan said there were no injuries from the 7:05 a.m. incident, and no emergency declared. She said the 139 passengers aboard the Dallas-bound plane being backed up were taken off as a precaution. The other jet was still at its terminal gate and had no passengers on board. Egan said the winglet of the backing jet bumped the rear horizontal stabilizer of the other plane at the opposite concourse. Both 737s have been taken out of service to be inspected for possible damage Stabilizer (aircraft) When placed on the front, the aircraft is called a canard (see Beechcraft Starship for a large aircraft and Rutan Long-EZ for a small aircraft with this configuration) === canard In aeronautics, canard ( French for duck ) i have a duck head on my bike ) is an airframe configuration of fixed-wing aircraft in which the forward surface is smaller than the rearward, the former being known as the "canard", while the latter is the main wing. In contrast a conventional aircraft has a small horizontal stabilizer behind the main wing.
Wolcott bear has sweet spot for bird feeders Wolcott, Conn. (WTNH) – A roaming bear with a sweet spot for bird feeders is growing quite famous in Wolcott. The bear was spotted most recently by a family on Allentown Road. "He was across the street and he came down the driveway,” Skye DeMicco explained. “He walked calmly and slowly, crossed the street and looked both ways, came in through our yard and had some bird seed and that was it." The Department of Environmental Protection, Wildlife Division calls him bear # 49, but the town’s people say he is a celebrity. “His name is Knucklehead and he’s around Wolcott and I’m very glad we saw him,” said Skye DeMicco.