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    Texas tornadoes: Airport hit as Dallas counts cost
    News Report inserted: Apr 06 2012

    US officials in Texas are assessing the damage after as many as a dozen tornadoes swept through densely populated areas of Dallas-Fort Worth. Thousands of passengers are stranded at the the city's airport, with some 424 flights cancelled. Several people have been injured, but no fatalities have been reported. April is the peak of tornado season, which lasts from March to June, but meteorologists s ...

    Russian plane crash kills 32 in Siberia
    News Report inserted: Apr 02 2012

    A Russian passenger plane carrying 43 people has crashed shortly after take-off in Siberia, officials say. Thirty-two people were killed and 11 survivors have been taken to hospital, Russia's emergencies ministry said. The ATR-72 turboprop aircraft had just left Tyumen on a flight north-east to the oil town of Surgut when it crashed. Officials said 39 passengers and four crew members were on board ...

    Contaminated soil at Guernsey Airport to be removed
    News Report inserted: Mar 18 2012

    Contaminated soil at Guernsey Airport will be removed as part of work to upgrade the airfield during the first of four planned two-day closures. Tuesday and Wednesday will be the first days when the airport will close to allow the 80m project to progress. A total of more than 7,000 cubic metres of soil contaminated by the use of fire fighting foam will be excavated. It will be sealed inside a con ...

    Behind the scenes at an airport fire training centre
    News Report inserted: Mar 18 2012

    Firefighters from all over the world have started training in a new multi-million pound centre at Edinburgh Airport. The purpose-built centre is designed to provide specialist courses for fire crews who would have to rescue passengers from a burning plane within minutes. The facility at the airport is being used as a model for other services. See Video Report........... Reproduced under licence fr ...

    A Delta Airlines plane has slid off a runway in Georgia
    News Report inserted: Mar 13 2012

    A Delta Airlines jet has slid off the end of the runway at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in the US state of Georgia. The plane was testing its brakes by accelerating on the runway and then attempting to stop. However, the brakes failed and the plane ended up tilted at an angle at the end of the airfield. There were no passengers on board at the time and there are no reports of a ...

    Thames Estuary airport plans to be examined
    News Report inserted: Jan 19 2012

    The government is to hold a formal consultation on UK aviation - including controversial plans for a new airport in the Thames Estuary. The study, to begin in March, will look at options for "maintaining the UK's aviation hub status". Downing Street said no decisions had been made - London Mayor Boris Johnson backs the Thames airport idea. David Cameron has ruled out expanding Heathrow but his dep ...

    Latin America's biggest airline LATAM is approved
    News Report inserted: Dec 15 2011

    The merger of two major Latin American airlines has been approved, creating the largest carrier in the region. Brazil's anti-trust authorities said they approved the merger of the Brazilian airline TAM with Chile's LAN, first proposed in 2010. The new airline, LATAM, is valued at about $14.5bn (9.4bn) and will represent 6% of global air transport. Last year, TAM and LAN flew more than 45 million ...

    Philippines plane crashes into school in Paranaque
    News Report inserted: Dec 11 2011

    A small plane has crashed in the Philippines into a school building in Paranaque near the capital, Manila. At least 13 people were killed, including two children, police and Red Cross officials say. Paranaque's Mayor, Florencio Bernabe, said no classes were in session when the plane crash landed shortly after take-off from an airport in Manila. A fire at the school quickly spread to surrounding s ...

    Jersey Airport closes for emergency exercise
    News Report inserted: Nov 12 2011

    Jersey Airport will close on Saturday for an emergency exercise. The airport runway and terminal buildings will close at 19:00 GMT for the exercise to see how well it can respond to a serious emergency. But the early close means a two night stay in the UK for Jersey's Rugby team who are playing third-placed Cambridge on Saturday. The squad will now be staying overnight in Cambridge and returning v ...

    Russia ice hockey plane crash blamed on 'pilot error'
    News Report inserted: Nov 02 2011

    A Russian plane crash that killed 44 people, including an entire ice hockey team, was caused by pilot error, say investigators. The Yak-42 plane came down on 7 September near the city of Yaroslavl. The investigators say the pilot activated the brakes by accident during take-off and then tried to lift the jet too quickly. The crash caused widespread shock in Russia where ice hockey is hugely popula ...


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