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    Crew unable to shut down engine during Shannon airport landing
    News Report inserted: Aug 23 2011

    An initial report into what caused a flight to get into difficulty while landing at Shannon airport last month has found that the crew were unable to shut down the engines. The aircraft, operated by Aer Arann, was travelling from Manchester with 21 passengers and four crew when the accident happened on 17 July. No-one was hurt. Air crew were forced to pull emergency fire handles to cut off power. ...

    Red Arrows pilot dies in Bournemouth Air Festival crash
    News Report inserted: Aug 21 2011

    An RAF Red Arrows pilot died when his plane crashed following a display at the Bournemouth Air Festival in Dorset. Flt Lt Jon Egging, 33, from Rutland, was killed when his Hawk T1 aircraft - Red 4 - crashed about 1km south east of Bournemouth Airport at 13:50 BST. Eyewitnesses described seeing the plane plunge to the ground in a field near the River Stour at Throop village. It was one of nine Red ...

    737 crash in Canada kills 12
    News Report inserted: Aug 21 2011

    A Boeing 737 passenger jet has crashed in the Canadian Arctic killing 12 people and injuring 3 others on board. First Air Charter flight 6560 was travelling from Yellowknife to Resolute in Canada's northern Arctic region when it crashed less than 2 kilometres from the Resolute Bay community. Witnesses reported seeing the plane spear into a small hill near the runway. One resident told reporters th ...

    Helicopter crash kills TV crew
    News Report inserted: Aug 20 2011

    Tributes are flowing in for three veteran ABC newsman who were killed when their helicopter crashed near Lake Eyre in remote outback Australia on Thursday. Journalist Paul Lockyer, pilot Gary Ticehurst and cameraman John Bean had been working on news and feature projects near Lake Eyre when their helicopter crashed in an extremely remote area about 150km north of Marree in South Australia about 7: ...

    2 killed in home-made ultra light crash
    News Report inserted: Aug 18 2011

    The bodies of two men have been found near the wreckage of a home-made ultra light aircraft east of Emerald, in Central Queensland, Australia. The aircraft was reported missing late yesterday afternoon after the men had taken the aircraft for a pre-sale test flight and concerns were raised when they failed to return to Emerald. Search and rescue crews covered an area of more than 800 square kilome ...

    2 killed in charity flight
    News Report inserted: Aug 18 2011

    A charity flight has crashed near Horsham in Victoria Australia, killing a 15 year old girl, volunteer pilot and has left the girl's 43 year old mother in a critical condition in hospital. The plane operated by the charity organisation Angel Flight left Essendon Airport near Melbourne en-route to Nhill in the state's west where it crashed in a paddock near the town of Wallup in heavy rain. The vol ...

    Birmingham Airport liver transplant plane crashed in fog
    News Report inserted: Aug 11 2011

    A plane carrying a donor liver flew into an antenna as it came in to land at Birmingham Airport in thick fog, the Air Accident Investigation Branch said. The Cessna, from Belfast, hit a 50ft-high flight-guiding antenna on 19 November then crash landed in the grass verge by the runway and caught fire. The captain was trapped in the cockpit and used an extinguisher to cope with the flames around him ...

    Plane lands at Belfast City Airport after alert warning
    News Report inserted: Aug 09 2011

    Ambulances and fire appliances have been sent to the George Best Belfast City Airport after a plane developed a "technical fault" while in-flight. The Flybe plane was travelling from East Midlands Airport, with 41 passengers and five crew on board, on Tuesday evening. The plane landed safely just before 19:00 BST and none of the passengers or crew were hurt. An airport spokesman said it was a mere ...

    Russian cargo plane crash in Magadan 'kills 11'
    News Report inserted: Aug 09 2011

    A Russian cargo plane has crashed in a remote far eastern area, with all 11 people on board believed to have been killed, prosecutors say. The wreckage of the Antonov-12 plane was found in the Magadan region after going missing earlier on Tuesday. The crew had reported that one of the plane's four engines was on fire shortly after taking off, the regional prosecutor's office said. Those on board i ...

    Fire truck in deadly crash on way to blaze
    News Report inserted: Aug 07 2011

    Two people are dead after a fire truck crashed into a four-wheel-drive while racing to fight a fire in Darwin on Sunday. Commander Kym Davies from Darwin Police says the airport fire truck was travelling to a warehouse blaze in the suburb of Berrimah, when it struck the car at an intersection. "The fire was quite a large fire, and they asked for further assistance from the airport fire service," h ...


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