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    Tiger Airbus A320 altitude breach in Melbourne
    News Report inserted: Jun 08 2011

    The Australian Transport Safety Bureau is investigating an incident involving a Tiger Airways Airbus A320. Flight TT 5207 with approximately 150 people on board had flown from Brisbane to Melbourne where the incident occurred at 9:02pm, yesterday. The Australian Transport Safety Bureau says the aircraft "descended to a level below the lowest safe altitude" during an instrument approach. ...

    Air France crash salvage mission ends
    News Report inserted: Jun 08 2011

    Salvage teams have finished retrieving bodies and wreckage from an Air France plane which crashed into the Atlantic in 2009. Spokesman for the victims' relatives Philippe Vinogradoff said 104 bodies - all that were deemed recoverable - had been hauled up from a depth of 3,900m (12,800ft). They will be taken to a mortuary in France for identification. All 228 passengers on board the Airbus died in ...

    Chile volcano ash cloud flight disruption spreads
    News Report inserted: Jun 07 2011

    Flights in several South American countries are being disrupted by clouds of ash spewed by a Chile volcano range. Flight to and from the Argentine capital, Buenos Aires, have been suspended, while in Chile, Santiago airport has also seen cancellations. Earlier, Chilean authorities expanded the evacuation area around the Puyehue-Cordon-Caulle volcano range, about 800km (500 miles) south of Santiago ...

    Singapore Air in code share deal with Virgin Australia
    News Report inserted: Jun 07 2011

    Singapore Airlines and Virgin Australia have entered a partnership which allows them to sell tickets and seats on each other's international and domestic flights. The so called code-sharing agreement will mean passengers may purchase a seat with Virgin but the flight will be operated by Singapore Air. The deal is subject to regulatory approval. Asia is the world's largest and fastest growing marke ...

    Qantas 747 in mid-air scare
    News Report inserted: Jun 06 2011

    A Qantas 747-400 bound for Brisbane, Australia with 360 passengers on board was forced to return to Singapore after its landing gear would not retract. Flight QF52 left Changi Airport around 11:00pm but pilots were unable to retract the landing gear. The 747 made a safe landing about one hour after departing.  Passengers were provided overnight accommodation while engineers replaced ...

    Military planes in 'near-miss' over Linton-on-Ouse
    News Report inserted: Jun 02 2011

    Three military planes came close to colliding in North Yorkshire, an independent report has revealed. A Tucano and two Royal Navy hawk aircraft were coming into land at RAF Linton-on-Ouse when they were involved in a near-miss last October. Investigators concluded that the aircraft would have collided had the pilots not taken avoiding action. The report recommended changes to communication procedu ...

    Rats in cabin ground Qantas jet
    News Report inserted: Jun 02 2011

    The discovery of five baby rats in a cabin compartment on a Qantas jet has caused a flight to be grounded. Air crew found the rats minutes before passengers were due to board a Boeing 767 flying from Sydney to Brisbane. The airline said it was a rare occurrence and passengers were put on another plane while the rats were disposed of. Qantas has suffered several mishaps in recent months, none of th ...

    Pilot's final words before jet crashes into Kent house
    News Report inserted: May 31 2011

    A pilot's final words before his doomed private jet plunged into a house in Kent have been replayed at an inquest into the deaths of its five occupants. Michael Roberts reported a problem within a minute of take-off from Biggin Hill airport en route to Pau in France. The Cessna ploughed into a house in nearby Farnborough, catching fire. The home owners were away at the time of the crash, on 30 Mar ...

    Australian pilot 'blacks out' for 55 minutes while his plane flew itself for 250km
    News Report inserted: May 29 2011

    A trainee pilot sat unconscious for 55 minutes while his plane flew itself for 250km over South Australia. An investigation into the incident and subsequent report released this week by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau revealed that the young trainee woke to discover he had overshot Parafield Airport near Adelaide and was heading out to sea. According to the report, the 20 year old pilo ...

    Final suspect convicted of JFK airport plot in New York
    News Report inserted: May 27 2011

    A former leader of the Shia Muslim community in Trinidad has been convicted of taking part in a failed plot to blow up fuel tanks and pipelines at JFK airport in New York. Kareem Ibrahim was convicted of five conspiracy counts in the plot, which officials say was meant to outdo 9/11. Russell Defreitas and Abdul Kadir are serving life sentences after also being convicted for their roles. Ibrahim, 6 ...


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