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    Boeing to investigate new Dreamliner wiring fault
    News Report inserted: Aug 15 2013

    Boeing has said that it will investigate the wiring defect that was found in a fire extinguisher system on three of its 787 Dreamliner jets. The fault was found on jets operated by Japan's All Nippon Airways (ANA). After ANA reported the fault on Wednesday, rival Japan Airlines turned back a 787 plane travelling to Helsinki from Tokyo to check the wiring. It is the latest issue to hit the 787 jet ...

    Pilots die in UPS plane crash in Birmingham, Alabama
    News Report inserted: Aug 14 2013

    Two people were killed when a UPS cargo plane crashed as it approached an airport in Birmingham, Alabama, and exploded in a fireball, officials say. The pilot and co-pilot, who were the only crew aboard, died in the incident. No-one else was hurt. The A300 plane crashed on approach before dawn on Wednesday, said the US Federal Aviation Administration. Officials say the aircraft went down in a gras ...

    Coach catches fire at Gatwick Airport
    News Report inserted: Aug 14 2013

    Gatwick Airport passengers were evacuated from an area near the north terminal when a coach caught fire. It is not yet known what caused the fire outside the building at about 12:30 BST on Friday. Gatwick Airport said fire crews quickly doused the flames and there were no reports of any injuries. A spokeswoman said there was no disruption to services and their priority was to get all passengers af ...

    Nairobi airport closes as fire crews tackle blaze
    News Report inserted: Aug 14 2013

    A huge fire has ravaged the main international airport in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi. Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) - a key regional hub - has been closed, passengers evacuated and incoming flights diverted. The fire is now said to have been contained but there have been reports that it took emergency services a long time to respond. Images from the scene showed flames leaping from o ...

    Brazil trial over plane crash that killed 199
    News Report inserted: Aug 14 2013

    A former director of the Brazilian Civil Aviation Agency has gone on trial in Sao Paulo over the deaths of 199 people in a plane crash six years ago. Denise Abreu and two TAM Airlines senior employees have been accused of neglecting air transport safety by allowing the jet to land in heavy rain on the recently resurfaced runway. The Airbus A320 passenger jet overshot the runway at Congonhas airpor ...

    Boeing requests worldwide inspection of aircraft
    News Report inserted: Jul 29 2013

    Boeing has requested airlines to carry out inspections of a transmitter used to locate aircraft after a crash. A UK regulator had recommended the inspection after a fire broke out on a 787 Dreamliner jet parked at Heathrow airport earlier this month. It was traced to the upper rear part of the plane where the part - Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) - is fitted. Boeing said it had asked operator ...

    Flight's nose gear collapses as it lands at New York's LaGuardia
    News Report inserted: Jul 23 2013

    Ten people were left with minor injuries after a plane's nose wheel collapsed when it landed at New York's LaGuardia Airport, officials say. Six of the casualties were taken to hospital after Southwest Airlines Flight 345 skidded off the runway, said airport general manager Tom Bosco. Emergency vehicles surrounded the Boeing 737 from Nashville, which had 143 passengers and six crew on board. The a ...

    China's Beijing airport hit in blast protest
    News Report inserted: Jul 20 2013

    A man in a wheelchair with an apparent grievance has detonated a small device at Beijing International Airport. The man, named by state media as Ji Zhongxing, 34, from central Shandong province, was injured and taken to hospital. No-one else was hurt in the blast, which filled part of the Terminal 3 arrivals hall with smoke. An online microblog attributed to the man says the explosion was to prote ...

    Asiana flight 214 victim killed by fire engine
    News Report inserted: Jul 20 2013

    A Chinese teenager survived a plane crash at San Francisco airport but was killed by a fire engine rushing to the scene, US officials have confirmed. A coroner said Ye Mengyuan received several blunt injuries indicating the 16-year-old was hit while lying on the tarmac covered in fire-fighting foam. Ye's friend, Wang Linjia, 16, also died in the 6 July crash. A third passenger, Liu Yipeng, 15, die ...

    Boeing Dreamliner: Air investigators urge action over fire
    News Report inserted: Jul 19 2013

    Air accident investigators looking into the Boeing 787 Dreamliner fire at Heathrow last week may have identified the cause. They have asked that all Boeing 787s switch off an electrical component until further notice. In a statement, the Air Accidents Investigation Branch said a transmitter used to locate aircraft after a crash needed more "airworthiness actions". Boeing said it "supports the two ...


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