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    Boeing Dreamliner 787 'forced to return' to Manchester
    News Report inserted: Jul 13 2013

    A Boeing 787 Dreamliner jet has been forced to return to Manchester Airport following "a technical issue". The Thomson Airways plane was travelling from Manchester to Sanford, Florida but circled over North Wales for 30 minutes before returning. The holiday company said the incident was not connected to a fire on a parked Ethiopian Airlines Dreamliner at Heathrow Airport earlier. Thomson Airways d ...

    Heathrow reopens after Boeing Dreamliner 787 fire
    News Report inserted: Jul 13 2013

    Flights have resumed at London's Heathrow Airport after a fire on a parked Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner jet. All runways were closed for nearly 90 minutes after the fire at 16:30 BST. No passengers were aboard the plane at the time, a Heathrow spokesman said. Fifty Dreamliners worldwide were grounded in January after malfunctions with the plane's lithium-ion batteries. Boeing modified ...

    PFOS levels in Guernsey drinking water safe, finds report
    News Report inserted: Jul 13 2013

    Guernsey and Alderney tap water is safe to drink despite containing traces of a firefighting chemical, says a report. Perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS), which was previously used by the airport fire services in both islands, was first found in water in 2007. In drawing upits report, the UK Health Protection Agency said it was safe but the human health effects of exposure to PFOS had not been f ...

    Asiana 214: Plane evacuated 90 seconds after crash
    News Report inserted: Jul 11 2013

    The evacuation of Asiana flight 214, which crash landed on Saturday in San Francisco, was delayed because the pilots initially said passengers should stay put, a safety official has said. The evacuation began 90 seconds after the Boeing 777 skidded to a stop - and only after a flight attendant spotted fire outside, the official said. She called the failure to order the evacuation immediately "unus ...

    Ten killed in Alaska air taxi crash
    News Report inserted: Jul 08 2013

    An air taxi has crashed in the US state of Alaska, killing all 10 people aboard, officials say. The accident happened on Sunday at the Soldotna airport, south of Anchorage, as the plane took off. The fixed-wing aircraft was engulfed in flames before firefighters could reach it, local officials said. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has sent investigators to the crash, one of several ...

    San Francisco crash Boeing 'tried to abort landing'
    News Report inserted: Jul 08 2013

    Pilots of the plane that crashed at San Francisco airport on Saturday tried to abort the landing seconds before touching down, US investigators say. Initial inquiries suggested the Asiana plane was flying "significantly below" its target speed on approach. And the Korean airline revealed that the pilot was landing a Boeing 777 at San Francisco for the first time. Two Chinese teenagers died and mor ...

    San Francisco Boeing 777 crash 'not mechanical failure'
    News Report inserted: Jul 07 2013

    A Boeing 777 aircraft that crash-landed at San Francisco airport killing two people did not have mechanical problems, an airline official has said. The head of the South Korean airline Asiana, Yoon Young-doo, did not rule out human error but said the pilots were experienced veterans. Most of the 307 people on board were injured, 49 of them seriously. The plane came down short of the runway, rippin ...

    Boeing 777 plane crash-lands at San Francisco airport
    News Report inserted: Jul 07 2013

    A Boeing 777 aircraft has crash-landed at San Francisco international airport, killing two people and injuring dozens more, officials say. More than 300 people were on Asiana Airlines Flight 214, from South Korea's capital, Seoul. Passengers and crew escaped down emergency slides as the plane burst into flames. Asiana has confirmed two female Chinese teenagers have died in the crash. The airline s ...

    BIRMINGHAM AIRPORT UNVEILS FIVE NEW FIRE FIGHTING VEHICLES
    News Report inserted: Jun 19 2013

    Birmingham Airport today (19 June) unveiled five new state-of-the-art fire fighting vehicles that will change the way the Airports fire-fighters tackle aircraft fires, by providing greater fire suppression, safety and versatility to maximise emergency response. The Airport has invested more than 3m on the life saving equipment to replace its current fleet. The five Striker vehicles have been ...

    Engine problems sparked Heathrow emergency
    News Report inserted: May 31 2013

    British Airways pilots forced to make an emergency landing at Heathrow shut down an engine after it caught fire, an investigation team has said. The Oslo-bound Airbus 319 returned soon after take-off on 24 May when black smoke was seen coming from an engine. The US National Transport Safety Board, which is helping the UK's Air Accidents Investigation Branch said the engine cowls or coverings had f ...


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