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    Plane carrying 230 passengers crash lands in Warsaw
    News Report inserted: Nov 02 2011

    A Boeing 767 carrying 230 passengers has made an emergency landing at Warsaw airport after its landing gear failed. The plane, which was travelling from the US city of Newark, in New Jersey, landed on its belly without its wheels. It had circled above the Polish city for over an hour burning up fuel as the airport was prepared for the crash landing. The Polish airline Lot, which operated the fligh ...

    Boeing's Dreamliner begins first commercial flight
    News Report inserted: Oct 26 2011

    Boeing's Dreamliner has finally taken off on its maiden commercial voyage, three years later than planned. The All Nippon Airlines (ANA) flight is carrying its first passengers from Tokyo to Hong Kong. The Dreamliner had originally been scheduled for delivery in 2008, but Boeing has suffered a string of setbacks. Wednesday's flight is a special charter, with normal services due to start in Novembe ...

    Six dead in Nepal military rescue plane crash
    News Report inserted: Oct 19 2011

    A military aircraft with six people on board which went missing in Nepal has been found to have crashed, killing all six people on board, officials say. The plane was returning to Kathmandu carrying a medical team from a rescue mission in western Nepalgunj town when it lost contact with officials. Rescuers said that some of the bodies were badly mutilated. Plane crashes are fairly common in mounta ...

    Botswana air crash kills European tourists
    News Report inserted: Oct 18 2011

    Seven European tourists have died in a plane crash in the Okavango Delta region of Botswana, officials say. The Cessna 208 came down shortly after take off on Friday from the Xakanaxa airfield, in a nature reserve in the north of the country, said the country's Civil Aviation Authority. The dead included three Swedes, three French people and a British tourist. Their British pilot was also killed. ...

    Warning over Edinburgh Airport training exercise
    News Report inserted: Oct 11 2011

    Travellers at Edinburgh Airport are being told not to worry if they see fire engines which are taking part in a training exercise later. The exercise to test the "effectiveness" of Edinburgh Airport's emergency plan will take place between 18:00 and 23:00. The scenario involves an aircraft in flight declaring an emergency due to landing gear instrument failure. It will simulate an aircraft acciden ...

    Qantas buys 110 Airbus aircraft for Asia expansion
    News Report inserted: Oct 06 2011

    European aircraft maker Airbus has struck a deal worth US$9.5bn (£6.2bn) with Australia's Qantas for 110 jets. The order, said by Qantas to be the country's single largest aircraft purchase by units, will underpin the airline's expansion into Asia. Qantas, which is launching a low-cost and a premium airline in Asia, is buying 78 Airbus 320neos and 32 A320s. Meanwhile, Airbus said it may help ...

    Helicopter crashes into East River in New York City
    News Report inserted: Oct 04 2011

    A woman has died and two others are seriously injured after a helicopter plunged into a river in New York City shortly after take-off, officials say. Police spokesman Paul Browne said the privately owned Bell 206 helicopter fell into East River near 34th Street in midtown Manhattan. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has scheduled a news conference near the crash site soon. At least seven boats join ...

    All 18 people in Indonesia plane crash found dead
    News Report inserted: Oct 01 2011

    All 18 people aboard a plane that crashed in western Indonesia earlier this week have been found dead, officials say. The Casa C-212 plane came down in a mountainous part of Sumatra on Thursday, but bad weather and rough terrain had hampered rescue efforts. The aircraft sent an emergency signal before disappearing from radar. The cause of the crash is not known. There were four children among the ...

    Indonesia plane crashes in North Sumatra
    News Report inserted: Sep 29 2011

    A plane carrying 18 people has crashed in a mountainous region of western Indonesia, government officials say. The Casa C-212 aircraft sent an emergency signal while flying between North Sumatra and Aceh provinces, the transport ministry's Herry Bakti said. He said it lost touch with air-traffic control and crashed at 1,100m (3,600ft), near the North Sumatran village of Bahorok. Rescue teams were ...

    Southampton Airport invests in new fire engines
    News Report inserted: Sep 28 2011

    Southampton Airport has spent £1m on two new specially-designed fire engines. It is thought to be one of the first UK airports to use the vehicles, which have been designed specifically to be used at airports. The engines of the two new vehicles start automatically and they have infrared cameras and hoses, which can be operated from the vehicle's cab. The 35-tonne specialist trucks replace t ...


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