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    Plane crash in north-west Russia's Karelia kills 44
    News Report inserted: Jun 21 2011

    Forty-four people have been killed and eight injured in a plane crash in north-western Russia, officials say. The aircraft attempted to land on a motorway about 1km (0.6 miles) from Petrozavodsk airport in the republic of Karelia, but crashed and caught fire. The RusAir Tupolev 134 plane had 43 passengers and nine crew. Survivors include a 10-year-old boy and a girl thought to be his sister. Thick ...

    Paris Air Show: Accidents blight Airbus
    News Report inserted: Jun 20 2011

    Airbus' appearance at the Paris Air Show has been blighted by misfortune, with two key planes damaged. The wing tip of its demonstration A380 superjumbo struck a building at Le Bourguet airport venue during taxiing. Gearbox problems have stopped its A400M military transporter from performing a scheduled aerial display, although it will still take part in a fly-past. It left Boeing able to steal th ...

    South Korean troops mistakenly shoot at passenger jet
    News Report inserted: Jun 18 2011

    South Korean troops have fired at a passenger jet after mistaking it for a North Korean aircraft. Soldiers on Gyodong island, off South Korea's west coast, fired 99 rifle rounds at the Asiana flight, which was out of range and landed undamaged. The incident took place early on Friday close to the tense border between the Koreas. The airliner, which had 119 people on board, was descending at the ti ...

    Smoke reported on Glasgow-Stornoway aircraft
    News Report inserted: Jun 16 2011

    An emergency was declared at Glasgow Airport following reports of smoke coming from the engine of an aircraft. The Loganair plane was taxiing at the time, ahead of flying from Glasgow to Stornoway with 30 passengers. No-one was hurt in the incident. Loganair said the flight was halted and the fire service attended according to routine procedure. A spokesman said: "Loganair is carrying out a full i ...

    Chile volcano disrupts flights in Western Australia
    News Report inserted: Jun 15 2011

    Flights into and out of Perth in Western Australia have been cancelled due to the volcanic eruption in Chile. Airlines Qantas, Virgin and Jetstar said the ash cloud was too low around Perth for aircraft to fly safely. Winds have carried particles 5,600 miles (9,000km) from the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano range. The eruption, which began on 4 June, has caused levels of flight disruption not seen ...

    Eritrea volcano: Ash disrupts air travel in East Africa
    News Report inserted: Jun 15 2011

    Flights to East Africa have been severely disrupted as ash from an Eritrean volcano spreads across the region and heads towards Saudi Arabia. Several airlines said they had stopped flying to Eritrea, Sudan, Djibouti and Ethiopia. The ash cloud was now changing direction, from north-west to south-west and had reached Sudan and Egypt, an Ethiopian academic said. The cloud followed a volcanic eruptio ...

    Ash grounds flights in Perth Western Australia
    News Report inserted: Jun 15 2011

    The cloud of ash from the Chilean volcano is set to cause further disruptions to Australian airspace today with the volcanic plume affecting parts of Western Australia, including the state capital, Perth. Virgin Australia announced that it will suspend all flights to and from Perth from 1:00pm local time. Qantas indicated that it is assessing the situation and will make a decision on its Pert ...

    Chile ash cloud delays more flights on two continents
    News Report inserted: Jun 14 2011

    Flights in South America, Australia and New Zealand are still being disrupted by ash from a volcano in Chile, affecting thousands of passengers. Hopes of a resumption of air travel from Argentina's capital were dashed after more ash fell on Buenos Aires. Some services are operating normally in Australia but airline policies differ. Qantas and Jetstar cancelled all services in and out of Adelaide, ...

    Vintage WWII bomber 'Liberty Belle' crashes near Chicago
    News Report inserted: Jun 14 2011

    An American B-17 Flying Fortress bomber used for exhibition flights has caught fire and crashed in a field outside Chicago. The vintage plane took off from Aurora Municipal Airport and crashed about 20 minutes later in nearby Oswego County, Illinois. All seven people on board the plane escaped uninjured. Read More...........  Follow link to view videoReproduced under licence from BBC News &#x ...

    Eritrea eruption: Lufthansa cancels flights due to ash
    News Report inserted: Jun 13 2011

    An ash cloud following an eruption in Eritrea has led to the cancellation of some flights to East Africa. The German airline Lufthansa said it had cancelled flights to Eritrea and neighbouring Ethiopia. It was the volcano's first eruption since 1861. The eruption was preceded by a series of earthquakes - the most powerful had a magnitude of 5.7. The ash is expected to reach Saudi Arabia, Jordan an ...


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