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    Russia cargo plane crash kills nine in Irkutsk
    News Report inserted: Dec 26 2013

    A Russian cargo plane has crashed into warehouses at a military facility in Siberia, killing all nine people on board, officials have said. The Antonov An-12 plane, which was heading to a factory in Irkutsk, caused a fire at the military unit, but there were no casualties on the ground. Six crew members and three others on board were killed. The authorities have given no explanation for the crash, ...

    Asiana crash pilot 'stressed' by landing
    News Report inserted: Dec 17 2013

    The pilot of a South Korean plane which crashed in the US has said he was "stressed" about landing without the aid of a key guidance system. The Boeing 777 Asiana airlines plane from Seoul to San Francisco crashed on 6 July after it came in too low and hit a sea wall. Three passengers - all young Chinese girls - were killed in the crash. The information came as the US National Transportation Safet ...

    Boeing: 15 airlines warned over high-altitude ice
    News Report inserted: Nov 24 2013

    Fifteen airlines have been warned about the risk of ice forming on Boeing's new 747-8 and 787 Dreamliner planes. The issue - affecting some types of engines made by General Electric when planes fly near high-level thunderstorms - prompted Japan Airlines to cancel two international routes. There have been six incidents since April when aircraft powered by GE engines lost power at high altitude. The ...

    'Dozens dead' in Russian plane crash
    News Report inserted: Nov 17 2013

    A passenger plane has crashed at an airport in the Russian city of Kazan, killing at least 50 people, officials say. The Boeing 737 had taken off from Moscow, and was reportedly trying to land but exploded on impact. Russian officials told local media there were no survivors. The plane belonged to Tatarstan Airlines, and crashed about 7.20pm local time (1520 GMT) on Sunday, reports said. The Emerg ...

    Boeing to investigate Air India Dreamliner 'panel fall'
    News Report inserted: Oct 16 2013

    Boeing has said it will investigate what caused a large panel in the underneath of an Air India jet to fall off in mid-air on Saturday. Media reports say that although the Bangalore-bound Dreamliner aircraft landed safely, the incident put some 150 passengers at a grave risk. Air India said there was no emergency despite the "gaping hole" in the plane. Dreamliner aircraft have been hit by technica ...

    Nairobi airport fire: FBI blames electrical fault
    News Report inserted: Oct 09 2013

    The fire that swept through Kenya's main international airport in August was caused by an electrical fault, not a terrorist attack, US investigators have confirmed. Kenya asked the FBI to help with the investigation to allay concerns that the airport may have been attacked. The fire gutted the arrivals terminal at Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. It forced the closure of the airport, ...

    Plane crashes after take-off in Lagos, Nigeria
    News Report inserted: Oct 05 2013

    A plane carrying 20 people has crashed shortly after take-off from Lagos airport in Nigeria, officials say. A rescue operation is ongoing. At least 13 people are known to have died and several more of those on board were injured. The Associated Airlines plane was bound for Akure, which lies about 140 miles (225km) north-east of Lagos. The plane's engine appeared to fail and the aircraft plunged to ...

    Solberg Achieves Certification to New ICAO Test Standard on Firefighting Foams
    News Report inserted: Sep 24 2013

    Green Bay, Wisconsin - The Solberg Company, a global supplier of firefighting foam concentrates and systems hardware, announced today the company has achieved ICAO Certification on the companys RE-HEALING foam concentrates. A range of products have achieved certification to Level B and the new Level C standard. RE-HEALING RF3 (3%), RF6 (6%) and RF3x6 ATC (at both 3% and 6% solution) have achiev ...

    Singapore Changi Airport and DFW International Airport sign Memorandum of Understanding for Fire Training
    News Report inserted: Sep 24 2013

    Shared effort to enhance cooperation in fire safety and engineering (Singapore September 23, 2013) - - Changi Airport Group (CAG) and Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport signed a Memorandum of Understanding today, to enhance shared efforts and cooperation between Changis Airport Emergency Service (AES) division and DFW Airports Department of Public Safety (DPS) in the areas of fire- ...

    Crashed Nepal Sita Air plane 'may have been overloaded'
    News Report inserted: Aug 28 2013

    A commission investigating the cause of an air crash that killed 19 people near Kathmandu airport in Nepal in September has concluded that it could have happened because it was overloaded. Their report has recommended better weighing practices at airports. The plane, operated by Sita Air, came down minutes after take-off from Kathmandu. It crashed into a river bank and caught fire. Sixteen passeng ...


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