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    Rolls-Royce says one part caused Qantas A380 blow-out
    News Report inserted: Nov 13 2010

    Rolls-Royce has said that a mid-air engine explosion during an A380 super-jumbo jet flight to Australia resulted from a single faulty component. Rolls said it was correcting the fault, which is specific to its Trent 900 engine model and is not an issue on other engines. The statement helped allay investors' concerns, with Rolls-Royce shares up almost 4% in midday trading. But Rolls added that the ...

    Lesson in plane landing rescues in River Mersey
    News Report inserted: Nov 08 2010

    Passengers have been rescued from a plane in the River Mersey as part of a training exercise for staff at Liverpool John Lennon Airport. The UK's first floating aircraft simulator, which has been specifically built for airport tests, was used in the river earlier. An RAF search and rescue helicopter, fire crews, coastguard and Merseyside Police were also involved. Flights were not affected by the ...

    Second Qantas jet in engine scare
    News Report inserted: Nov 05 2010

    A Qantas airline jumbo jet has made an emergency landing in Singapore because of an engine problem. The Boeing 747-400 turned back shortly after take-off from Changi Airport, airline officials said. It comes a day after a Qantas Airbus A380 was forced to make an emergency landing at the same airport after one of its engines exploded. Qantas grounded its six-strong fleet of A380s and an investigati ...

    Passenger plane crashes in Cuba
    News Report inserted: Nov 05 2010

    A Cuban passenger plane has crashed in the centre of the country with 68 people on board. The aircraft, belonging to the state-run Aerocaribbean airline, was flying from the eastern city of Santiago de Cuba to the capital Havana when it went down, state media report. The passengers reportedly included 28 foreigners - including people from Latin American, Europe and Japan. There is no word on the c ...

    Qantas grounds A380s after Singapore emergency landing
    News Report inserted: Nov 04 2010

    The Australian airline Qantas has grounded its six-strong fleet of Airbus A380 airliners after one of the superjumbos made an emergency landing. Qantas flight QF32 experienced engine trouble shortly after taking off from Singapore on its way to Sydney. One of the engines exploded with a bang, a passenger told the BBC, and debris was found on an island below. Singapore Airlines said its A380 flight ...

    'Several dead' in helicopter crash in Mourne Mountains
    News Report inserted: Oct 24 2010

    A number of people are feared dead after a helicopter crash in the Mourne Mountains in County Down on Saturday afternoon. It is not known how many people were on board but local MLA Jim Wells said he believed that several had been killed. He added that it happened in an area known locally as Leitrim Lodge between Hilltown and Rostrevor. The aircraft is believed to have left St Angelo Airport in En ...


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