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    Iran investigates IranAir passenger plane crash
    News Report inserted: Jan 10 2011

    Iran has begun an investigation into a passenger plane crash in the north-west of the country which killed at least 77 people. The IranAir Boeing 727, which was carrying 104 people, was flying from Tehran when it came down and broke into pieces near the city of Orumiyeh. Two people are reportedly still missing, while at least 26 people were injured, some critically. The accident is the latest in a ...

    Iran passenger plane 'crashes' near Orumiyeh
    News Report inserted: Jan 09 2011

    An Iranian passenger plane with more than 100 people on board has crashed, Iranian media have reported. The semi-official Fars news agency said of the 105 passengers and crew on board, at least 50 had survived. The IranAir plane was flying from the capital Tehran when it came down near the north-western city of Orumiyeh - which was its final destination. There have been a number of accidents invol ...

    F16 jet fighter makes emergency landing at Prestwick
    News Report inserted: Jan 08 2011

    An F16 jet fighter aircraft has made an emergency landing at Glasgow Prestwick Airport after suffering a fuel leak. The airport activated its emergency response programme and alerted local fire, police and ambulance services. The alarm was raised at about 1200 GMT. A spokesman said the US F16 aircraft landed safely, accompanied by another F16, and the emergency services were stood down shortly aft ...

    Helicopter lands safely at Aberdeen Airport after alert
    News Report inserted: Jan 04 2011

    A helicopter has landed safely at Aberdeen Airport after a full emergency was declared due to a warning light. The alarm was raised shortly after 1400 GMT, and police, fire and ambulance crews were all called out. The CHC Super Puma L2, with 12 passengers and two crew, was inbound from the Forties field in the North Sea. The helicopter landed at about 1430 GMT. An investigation will be carried out ...

    Russia grounds all Tu-154Bs after fatal fire
    News Report inserted: Jan 02 2011

    Russia's airlines must ground their Tu-154B planes, after a fire in Siberia which killed three people, the country's transport watchdog says. At least 43 were injured when the plane, carrying 124 people, burst into flames before take-off from Surgut. Russia's transport safety regulator said the ban would remain in place until the cause of the disaster had been established. The "black box" voice an ...

    Russia pop group Na-Na describe plane fire 'panic'
    News Report inserted: Jan 01 2011

    Members of a Russian pop group, Na-Na, have described the panic on board a passenger jet when it caught fire and later exploded at a Siberian airport. Three people were killed and at least 43 were injured after the Russian plane, carrying 124 people, burst into flames before take-off. One band member said people had "been literally stepping on each other's heads" in an effort to escape. The Tupole ...

    Bravery awards for Glasgow Airport attack heroes
    News Report inserted: Dec 14 2010

    Seven people, including two policemen, have received bravery awards for their actions on the day of the terror attack on Glasgow Airport. Sgt Torquil Campbell and Pc Stewart Ferguson tackled the two men who drove a blazing Jeep into the terminal building in JUne 2007. The officers have received the Queen's Commendation for Bravery. Stephen Clarkson, Michael Kerr, Henry Lambie, Michael McDonald and ...

    Fireman speaks of transplant organ rescue from plane crash
    News Report inserted: Dec 06 2010

    The firefighter who pulled a pilot to safety and rescued a transplant organ after a plane crash at Birmingham Airport has spoken of his pride at the successful rescue mission. Lead firefighter Nick Jordan, from the airport's fire and rescue service, forced his way into the mangled Cessna plane after it crashed and caught fire in foggy conditions on Friday 19 November. The flight from Belfast was c ...

    Two dead as engine failure airliner lands in Moscow
    News Report inserted: Dec 04 2010

    Two people were killed and more than 80 others injured when a passenger plane rolled off the runway after making an emergency landing at a Moscow airport, Russian officials say. All of the plane's three engines had failed by the time it landed at Domodedovo airport. The Russian-built TU-154 was carrying about 170 passengers and crew en route for southern Russia. The plane broke up after leaving th ...

    Qantas Airbus A380 saved by 'quick' crew, says ATSB
    News Report inserted: Dec 04 2010

    The Qantas Airbus A380 that experienced an engine explosion would not have arrived safely without the quick thinking of crew, a report has said. The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) has published its report into the incident. The ATSB confirmed that an oil leak was the likely cause of the blow-out. "The aircraft would not have arrived safely in Singapore without the focused and effective ...


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