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    Thomas Cook jet landed safely after leak, says report
    News Report inserted: Apr 14 2011

    Pilots managed to land a UK-bound holiday flight safely after losing more than a tonne of fuel from an engine leak, an air accident report has shown. The Thomas Cook Boeing 757-200, with 226 passengers and eight crew on board, flew to Gatwick Airport, in West Sussex, from Turkey in June last year. The Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) report said considerable amounts of fuel lay on the ...

    600m Airport City plan set for take off in Manchester
    News Report inserted: Apr 10 2011

    Manchester Airport said it was confident of attracting "leading international companies" for its planned £600m Airport City. The proposed business park is one of just four new Enterprise Zones confirmed in the budget. MAG Developments - the property and development arm of Manchester Airports Group - said it hoped the development would create 7,000 new jobs. The 60-acre park is planned for la ...

    Ronald Fowles admits drunk aircraft bomb threat
    News Report inserted: Apr 04 2011

    A man who was dragged off an aircraft after shouting "there is a bomb on this plane" has been given a four-month jail sentence at Southwark Crown Court. Ronald Fowles, 59, of Edred Road, Dover, who admitted being drunk on an aircraft, had been due to fly to Dubai to smuggle cigarettes back to the UK. He had been drinking heavily before he boarded the flight at Heathrow Airport in January 2010, the ...

    Small cracks found in three Southwest Airlines jets
    News Report inserted: Apr 04 2011

    Small, sub-surface cracks have been found in three more Southwest Airlines planes like those thought to have caused another to develop a hole in its cabin roof mid-flight, officials say. The National Transportation Safety Board said it had been informed there were additional crack indications in the lap joints on the Boeing 737-300s. Nineteen other 737-300s showed no problems and will return to se ...

    UK plane lands at Athens after bomb threat
    News Report inserted: Apr 04 2011

    A British passenger plane has made an emergency landing in Athens following a bomb threat, officials say. Greek fighter jets were scrambled to escort the Thomson Airways Boeing 757-200, which was on its way from Bristol to the popular resort of Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt. All 213 people on board the plane are said to be unharmed. The plane is undergoing checks in a remote area of Athens Internationa ...

    Air France Rio crash dead 'to be recovered'
    News Report inserted: Apr 04 2011

    Specialists could start recovering bodies of those killed in Air France's 2009 plane crash off Brazil within weeks, French officials say. Undersea robots finally uncovered a large part of the wreckage, including bodies, on Sunday. The "black-box" flight recorders have not yet been spotted, but investigators have expressed hope they will be found. The flight went down in the Atlantic, killing all 2 ...

    Fatal UN plane crash at DR Congo's Kinshasa airport
    News Report inserted: Apr 04 2011

    A UN plane has crashed at Kinshasa airport in the Democratic Republic of Congo, killing at least 20 people, UN sources say. The plane broke up when it hit the runway as the pilot was trying to land amid heavy rain at about 1300 GMT, according to witnesses. The plane had reportedly flown from Goma via Kisangani in north-east DRC. There has been no word so far on the cause of the incident, and the ...

    Holed Southwest Airlines flight makes emergency landing
    News Report inserted: Apr 02 2011

    An airliner has made an emergency landing in the United States after a gaping hole in the roof caused a sudden drop in cabin pressure. Southwest Airlines flight 812 from Phoenix to Sacramento put down safely at a military air base in Arizona. Passengers heard a bang as the roof panel blew open in the cabin. "You can see completely outside," one woman told the Associated Press news agency. It was n ...

    India revokes licences of 14 'fake pilots'
    News Report inserted: Mar 28 2011

    The licences of 14 pilots have been revoked by India's aviation authorities as they were allegedly proved to be flying with fake documents. A police probe found a flying club had issued "fake records" of their training sessions, India's civil aviation chief, Bharat Bhushan, told the BBC . Earlier this month the licences of seven pilots were cancelled because of fake certificates. The licences of 4 ...

    Congo: Cargo plane crashes in Pointe-Noire
    News Report inserted: Mar 21 2011

    A transport plane has crashed in a residential area of Congo-Brazzaville's economic capital, Pointe-Noire. One witness said ambulances were taking the dead to the mortuary and the wounded to hospital. Civil aviation head Michel Ambende said the plane had crashed on landing but would not confirm that anyone had been killed. "There is a lot of damage but we are not talking about dead yet," he said, ...


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