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    Air France Rio crash: Jet plunged in minutes
    News Report inserted: May 27 2011

    The Air France jet which crashed into the Atlantic en route from Rio in 2009 stalled and fell in three and a half minutes, French investigators report. The air accident investigations bureau (BEA) found the crew had struggled with contradictory speed readings just before the plane crashed. The BEA statement did not look at the causes of the crash but one theory is that the jet's speed probes faile ...

    Air ambulance crash kills 10 in India
    News Report inserted: May 26 2011

    Authorities in India are investigating the crash of a small medical ambulance aircraft near the capital, Delhi, which killed 10 people. The plane crashed on Wednesday night in a residential area in Faridabad town in the northern state of Haryana. The dead included seven people on board the aircraft and three women who were in the house on which the plane fell. The craft was flying a critically ill ...

    Iceland volcano ash closes airspace in northern Germany
    News Report inserted: May 25 2011

    Germany is closing its northern airspace on Wednesday because of ash from an erupting volcano in Iceland, officials say. Bremen airport was closing at 0300 GMT and Hamburg at 0400 GMT, Germany's weather service said. The airspace over Berlin and Hanover could also be affected. Air traffic in Norway and Denmark has been disrupted but flights were expected to resume across the UK after some airspace ...

    Iceland volcanic ash cloud set to reach UK
    News Report inserted: May 23 2011

    A volcanic ash cloud from Iceland is expected to reach parts of the UK by the early hours of Tuesday morning, the Met Office has said. It does not mean there will definitely be airspace closures but makes flight disruption more likely, it said. The Grimsvotn volcano in Iceland is experiencing its largest eruption in 100 years. The event comes a year after ash from the Eyjafjallajokull volcano spre ...

    Iceland volcano: Grimsvotn eruption hits local flight
    News Report inserted: May 22 2011

    The Icelandic authorities have imposed a local flight ban after the country's most active volcano, Grimsvotn, began erupting. A plume of smoke has risen 20km (12 miles) into the sky from the volcano. But Iceland's Meteorological Office says the eruption should not cause widespread disruption to air traffic. Last year, ash clouds from another Icelandic volcano, Eyjafjallajokul, led to the closure o ...

    Qantas flight returns to Bangkok after engine shutdown
    News Report inserted: May 20 2011

    A Qantas plane was forced to shut down an engine and return to Bangkok, the latest incident related to a Rolls-Royce engine. The Boeing 747 was carrying 308 passengers and was bound for London. The pilots noticed "vibration and high temperatures" in one of four engines said a Qantas Spokesman. Earlier this week, a Cathay Pacific plane made an emergency landing in Singapore after sparks in its Roll ...

    Argentina plane crash kills all 22 people on board
    News Report inserted: May 19 2011

    A small plane has crashed in southern Argentina, killing all 22 passengers and crew on board, officials say. The plane went down in the Patagonian province of Rio Negro, after issuing a distress call, the operating company Sol Airlines said. Rescuers were sent to the crash site near the town of Los Menucos. A local hospital director said no one had been found alive and that "everything was destroy ...

    Royal Australian Air Force aircraft crashes in Victoria, Australia
    News Report inserted: May 18 2011

    A Royal Australian Airforce (RAAF) flight instructor and his student pilot have ejected from a Pilatus PC-9/A aircraft moments before it crashed near a military base in Sale, Victoria. The incident happened just after 3:00pm on Wednesday 18th May with engine failure as the suspected cause. Both pilots are recovering in hospital. The Australian Defence Force's entire fleet of PC-9 aircraft hav ...

    Family raise safety concerns over Cork plane crash
    News Report inserted: May 17 2011

    The family of a pilot killed in the Cork air crash in February said they have concerns over safety issues. Andrew Cantle, 27, from York, was at the controls of the plane which was being operated for Manx2 in heavy fog on a third attempt to land. Mr Cantle's father, John, told BBC Spotlight: "If Andrew had died of natural causes it would have come under memories and that would have been it. "But th ...

    Air France crash: Airbus has 'no concerns' over A330
    News Report inserted: May 17 2011

    Airbus has reportedly reassured airlines over the safety of its A330 jet after an early reading of data from an Air France jet that crashed in 2009. The plane manufacturer told them it had no new safety recommendations after seeing flight recorder data, sources close to the inquiry said. But French accident investigators have cautioned against blaming pilot error. All 228 people on Flight 447 died ...


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