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    9 dead after helicopter crash in Indonesia
    News Report inserted: Aug 04 2011

    Nine people were killed when a helicopter crashed near Manado in the northern Sulawesi region of Indonesia on Wednesday. The Bell 412 helicopter operated by PT Nyaman Air and chartered by PT Nusa Halmahera Minerals was flying from Manado on Sulawesi Island to the Gosowong Mine on Halmahera Island when it crashed near Manado about 2:30pm local time. Two Australians, two South Africans and ...

    Virgin Australia plane evacuated after bomb threat
    News Report inserted: Aug 04 2011

    A Virgin Australia flight was delayed today after a bomb threat was made by a passenger on board as the aircraft was taxiing to take off in Sydney, Australia. DJ402 bound for Adelaide with 41 passengers and crew on board immediately stopped when the threat was made. Police and emergency services were called and all 41 passengers and crew were safely evacuated from the aircraft. The passe ...

    FAA shutdown could cost US $1bn (610m) in lost taxes
    News Report inserted: Aug 03 2011

    The US could lose up to $1bn (£610m) in airline ticket taxes, officials say, amid an impasse in Congress over the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The agency has been forced into partial shutdown after its operating authority expired on 23 July. The government has already lost more than $200m because airlines are unable to collect taxes on ticket sales. Some 4,000 FAA staff are on unpai ...

    Edinburgh Airport boss resigns after year in post
    News Report inserted: Aug 02 2011

    The managing director of Edinburgh Airport has resigned after a year in post. Kevin Brown is starting a new job next month as chief executive officer at North Queensland Airport Group, which is based in Cairns, Australia. BAA said Jim O'Sullivan, who currently works at Heathrow, has been appointed to take over at the helm of Edinburgh Airport on 1 September. BAA said Mr Brown was leaving a "health ...

    Plane from New York crashes at Guyana airport
    News Report inserted: Jul 31 2011

    A plane has crashed and broken in two on landing at Guyana's main airport in the capital, Georgetown, causing injuries but no deaths. The Caribbean Airlines Boeing 737-800 flight BW-523 from New York had 163 people aboard. The plane apparently overshot the runway at Cheddi Jagan International Airport during wet weather. "It's an absolute miracle that took place today," said Caribbean Airlines chai ...

    Air France Rio crash: Pilots 'lacked training'
    News Report inserted: Jul 30 2011

    The pilots of an Air France plane that crashed into the Atlantic in 2009 lacked adequate training, French investigators have found. France's BEA authority said pilots had failed to discuss repeated stall warnings and did not have the training to deal with the hazard. Air France rejected the accusation. BEA called for mandatory training in high-altitude stalling for all pilots. All 228 people on bo ...

    Poland: Russia shares blame for presidential jet crash
    News Report inserted: Jul 30 2011

    A Polish report has found that Russia was partly to blame for the air crash last year which killed then-President Lech Kaczynski. It said that pilot error was the main reason for the crash, but that air controllers and poor lighting at Smolensk were also at fault. Poland's Defence Minister Bogdan Klich resigned in the wake of the report. The crash killed 96 people and has been a source of tension ...

    Two die as Boeing 747 cargo jet crashes off South Korea
    News Report inserted: Jul 28 2011

    Both pilots aboard a China-bound Boeing 747 cargo jet were killed when it crashed off South Korea after experiencing mechanical problems. The plane, which was flying for South Korea's Asiana Airlines, came down off Jeju island in the very south of the country, local media report. It had left Incheon en route to Pudong in China. A South Korean coast guard boat found debris from the jet in waters ab ...

    Female pilot killed in helicopter crash in remote Western Australia
    News Report inserted: Jul 28 2011

    A helicopter pilot has been killed in a crash in the remote north-west of Western Australia. The 48 year old female pilot from Brooking Springs cattle station failed to return from Big Rock Dam about 55km away when her partner raised the alarm. The wreckage of the Robinson 22 helicopter was found approximately 3.5km from Fitzroy Crossing in Western Australia's remote north. The Air Traffic Safety ...

    Air Canada Boeing 777 forced to land due to smoke in the galley
    News Report inserted: Jul 28 2011

    An Air Canada Boeing 777 was forced to turn back shortly after take off from Sydney Airport after smoke was seen issuing from an oven on board. Flight AC-34 with 262 passengers departed Sydney at 10:25am en route to Vancouver when smoke was spotted half an hour into the flight. Initial reports indicated that a fire in the galley could not be contained and that some passengers were being treated fo ...


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