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    Rolls-Royce to investigate Singapore emergency landing
    News Report inserted: May 17 2011

    Rolls-Royce has launched an investigation after a plane carrying 136 people had to make an emergency landing in Singapore. The Cathay Pacific Airbus A330-300 experienced problems in one of its two Rolls-Royce engines shortly after taking off for Jakarta. The plane landed safely on Monday without injuries. This is the second emergency landing involving a Rolls-Royce engine in six months. Last year ...

    Air France Rio crash: Black box recorder data 'intact'
    News Report inserted: May 16 2011

    Flight recordings from an Air France jet that crashed into the Atlantic Ocean in 2009 have been preserved and are readable, French investigators have said. They said the material from the voice and data recorders, retrieved earlier this month off the Brazilian coast, will now be analysed. The readings include the last two hours of the cockpit voice recordings. All 228 people on board were killed i ...

    Air France Rio crash: Report not expected before 2012
    News Report inserted: May 13 2011

    Investigators have said they expect their report into the cause of the 2009 Air France disaster over the Atlantic to be ready no sooner than early 2012. Speaking in Paris, they said it could take months to interpret data from the flight recorders, which were finally fished from the sea last month. The boxes, preserved in demineralised water, were displayed before being taken away for examination. ...

    Airport alert over computer check
    News Report inserted: May 11 2011

    An island airport was evacuated after a passenger's computer tested positive during an explosives security test. Police launched an investigation involving special branch following the incident at Islay airport in the Inner Hebrides during the morning. The airport was evacuated but later re-opened at about 1730 BST. It is understood the passenger was a whisky enthusiast from Japan who was planning ...

    Robert Hersey denies Delta plane door tampering charge
    News Report inserted: May 11 2011

    A US man accused of trying to open an emergency exit door during a Florida to Boston flight has denied a charge of interfering with a plane's operation. Prosecutors said Robert Hersey, 43, of Arlington, Massachusetts, had tampered with the door, triggering an alarm. An off-duty police officer sat with him for the rest of the Delta flight, a spokeswoman for the airline said. Witnesses described him ...

    UN anti-drugs staff die as plane hits tree in Bolivia
    News Report inserted: May 09 2011

    Four UN anti-narcotics staff and two Bolivian military pilots died when their plane crashed in western Bolivia, officials in the country have said. The Bolivian Air Force said the Cessna, missing since Thursday, had been flying over the country's main coca-growing area in Los Yungas when it hit a tree. The four UN staff worked for the Office on Drugs and Crime, monitoring coca. Bolivia has seen an ...

    Indonesia: 'No survivors' after plane crashes off Papua
    News Report inserted: May 09 2011

    There were no survivors from the crash of an Indonesian passenger aircraft into the sea with up to 27 people on board, a navy officer says. The plane went into the sea in poor weather just short of the airstrip serving the small port town of Kaimana, in the eastern province of West Papua. Fifteen bodies have been recovered by rescuers searching for survivors. The Indonesian archipelago relies heav ...

    Two bodies found in crashed plane pulled from Essex lake
    News Report inserted: Apr 28 2011

    Two bodies of two men have been found in a light aircraft that crashed into a lake in Essex. The plane crashed into the lake at Ulting Lane in Langford, near Maldon, at about 1300 BST. It was lifted from the water during the evening with the bodies of the pilot and passenger still in it. The plane, a Russian-built Yak 52, was reported to have been flying in formation with two other aircraft shortl ...

    Brazil Air France crash: Flight recorder found empty
    News Report inserted: Apr 28 2011

    Search teams say they have discovered part of a flight recorder from the Air France plane that crashed in 2009, off the coast of Brazil. But they say they have yet to find the section containing crucial data which could reveal the cause of the crash. The Air France Airbus plane went down in the Atlantic on 1 June 2009, killing all 228 people on board. The recorder section was recovered a day after ...

    France: Mulhouse airport traffic controller killed
    News Report inserted: Apr 27 2011

    An air traffic controller has been found stabbed to death at the EuroAirport outside Mulhouse, France, near the Swiss and German borders. Police say the 34-year-old was found in a pool of blood in an office in the control tower that is accessible only with an identity badge. Prosecutors have opened a murder investigation, French reports say. The victim, a married father of one who has not been nam ...


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