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Ben Sandilands Editor of Plane Talking

Ben Sandilands has reported and analysed the mechanical mobility of humanity since late 1960 - the end of the age of great scheduled ocean liners and coastal steamers and the start of the jet age. He’s worked in newspapers, radio and TV in a wide range of roles as a journalist at home and abroad for 56 years, the last 18 freelance.

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Virgin Galactic crash: Dead pilot moved critical lever too soon

Virgin Galactic crash: Dead pilot moved critical lever too soon

Plane TalkingNov 4, 2014

The dead co-pilot of the crashed Virgin Galactic sub-orbital space craft Michael Alsbury moved a crucial control surface lock to an unlock position seconds before it tumbled and broke apart, according to US crash investigators.

Black box reports ‘confirm’ missile strike on MH17

Black box reports ‘confirm’ missile strike on MH17

Plane TalkingJul 29, 2014

It has taken a day longer than most observers expected for reports as to what was learned from MH17′s ‘black box’ flight recorders to leak out.

MH17: Malaysia Airlines 777 ‘shot down’ over Ukraine 295 dead

MH17: Malaysia Airlines 777 ‘shot down’ over Ukraine 295 dead

Plane TalkingJul 18, 2014

LIVE BLOG: Aviation expert Ben Sandilands with the latest on the crash.

Want to survive your plane flight? Make sure you're in a new plane

Want to survive your plane flight? Make sure you're in a new plane

Plane TalkingJun 23, 2014

Jets with the latest technology are far safer than their older counterparts, according to crash data.

MH370 search goes to the lowest bidder

MH370 search goes to the lowest bidder

Plane TalkingJun 6, 2014

The next stage of the search for MH370 is being put up for tender. What will the successful bidder be obliged to do?

Mistaken maths: why the Indian Ocean search for MH370 could be way off course

Mistaken maths: why the Indian Ocean search for MH370 could be way off course

Plane TalkingMay 12, 2014

What if the basic assumptions leading to the Indian Ocean search for missing flight MH370 were seriously flawed? What if the jet is somewhere else, where no one has even looked?

MH370: The race to collect clues in crash zone continues

Plane TalkingMar 25, 2014

The Australian search operation in the southern Indian ocean has now become an urgent recovery effort. The likelihood of finding floating wreckage is diminishing by the day,

Will a Qantas debt guarantee kill Virgin?

Will a Qantas debt guarantee kill Virgin?

Plane TalkingFeb 17, 2014

Richard Branson has made his position clear regarding a government bailout of Qantas, but could the effects be more serious than we thought?

Qantas asks for help without admitting responsibility

Qantas asks for help without admitting responsibility

Plane TalkingFeb 13, 2014

Qantas' attempt to spin its problems as IR-related rather than management-related might be its last hope for assistance.

Selling airport and flight safety to the highest bidder

Selling airport and flight safety to the highest bidder

Plane TalkingJan 14, 2014

Selling AirServices Australia has 'don't go there' written all over it, but that's unlikely to stop the government.