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    Full services resume at Cork Airport after crash
    News Report inserted: Feb 12 2011

    Full services have resumed at Cork Airport following the clearance of the wreckage of the plane which crashed killing six people. The first flight of the day, an Aer Lingus plane bound for Amsterdam, took off shortly after 0600 GMT on Saturday. On Thursday, the Manx2 flight from Belfast to Cork overturned and caught fire after its third attempt at landing. The six people who were injured were trea ...

    Cork Airport is to re-open on Friday evening
    News Report inserted: Feb 11 2011

    Cork Airport is expected to re-open at 2000 GMT on Friday, following the clearance of the wreckage of the Metroliner Turboprop plane which crashed, killing six people. Airlines including Aer Lingus have begun manning the check-in desks at the airport once again and intending passengers are advised to check with their airlines websites. The Manx2 flight from Belfast to Cork overturned and caught fi ...

    Investigations into the Cork airport crash under way
    News Report inserted: Feb 11 2011

    Investigations are under way into the crash that killed six people at Cork Airport on Thursday morning. The wreckage of the Manx2 plane remains at Cork on Friday morning as air accident investigators try to find out precisely what went wrong. Two flight recorders have already been removed from the scene. The plane, which was travelling from Belfast, came down in thick fog and burst into flames. Si ...

    Crew eject in second RAF Tornado crash
    News Report inserted: Feb 10 2011

    An RAF Tornado has crashed as it attempted to land at its Lossiemouth base, two weeks after another jet crashed into the sea. The RAF has confirmed the two crewmen ejected safely during the incident which happened shortly after 1700 BST. On 27 January two crew members from RAF Lossiemouth ejected from another Tornado before it crashed into the sea north west of Gairloch. That crew was forced to di ...

    President's relative among six killed in Cork crash
    News Report inserted: Feb 10 2011

    Six people, including a relative of the Irish president, have been killed and six others injured after a plane from Belfast crashed in fog at Cork Airport. The Manx2 commuter flight with 10 passengers and two crew on board crashed on the runway on its third attempt to land just before 1000 GMT. Brendan McAleese, a cousin of Mary McAleese's husband, was killed. The other victims were said to be tw ...

    Briton killed in Iraq plane crash
    News Report inserted: Feb 05 2011

    A British man has been killed in a plane crash in Iraq. He was one of seven passengers who died when the plane crashed shortly after taking off from Sulaimaniyah in northern Iraq on Friday. The Associated Press reports the plane caught fire and crashed after trying to land during a snowstorm. A Foreign Office spokeswoman later added: "We can confirm the death of a British national in Iraq on 4 Feb ...

    New air traffic control tower for Manchester Airport
    News Report inserted: Feb 04 2011

    A new air traffic control tower is to be built at Manchester Airport. Airport officials said the 60m-high tower will be the second highest in the UK. Tim McDermott, Manchester Airport's operations director, said that the new tower would be "a fantastic new addition to the Manchester skyline". Building work on the new tower, which will be sited next to the north fire station, is expected to be comp ...

    Plane undercarriage collapsed as it landed at airport
    News Report inserted: Feb 01 2011

    The undercarriage of a light aircraft collapsed as it landed at Jersey Airport. The plane - which was en route from Exeter to Guernsey was diverted to Jersey as a result of weather conditions at Guernsey Airport. On landing it veered onto grass next to the runway where it came to rest. The runway was temporarily closed until 1415 GMT while fire crews and airport recovery services removed the dama ...

    Moscow bombing: Carnage at Russia's Domodedovo airport
    News Report inserted: Jan 24 2011

    A bomb attack at Moscow's Domodedovo airport has killed at least 35 people and injured more than 100 - many of them critically, officials say. Investigators say the explosion, which happened in the arrivals hall, was caused by a suicide bomber. President Dmitry Medvedev vowed that those behind the attack would be tracked down and punished. He ordered increased security across Russia's capital, it ...

    Kaczynski air crash: Russia blames Polish pilot error
    News Report inserted: Jan 12 2011

    Russia has blamed the Smolensk air crash which killed the Polish president and nearly 100 other people in April on Polish pilot error. The Polish crew failed to heed bad weather warnings because they were afraid of displeasing President Lech Kaczynski, Russian investigators said. The pilots were driven to take "unjustified risk", they found. Poland's interior minister accepted the findings but sai ...


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