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    Plane 'fire' closes Heathrow runways
    News Report inserted: May 25 2013

    A British Airways (BA) plane had to return to Heathrow Airport to make an emergency landing after black smoke was seen coming from one of its engines. Both runways were closed as passengers and crew used emergency chutes. BA said the Heathrow to Oslo service turned back after a technical fault at 08:43 BST. Witnesses reported seeing flames coming from the engine. The southern and northern runways ...

    Heathrow Airport runways closed after plane 'fire'
    News Report inserted: May 24 2013

    Both runways were closed at Heathrow Airport after a British Airways (BA) plane made an emergency landing, the airport has said. All passengers and crew were "safely evacuated" from the plane following an engine fault at about 09:00 BST. BA said the Heathrow to Oslo service turned back after a technical fault. Witnesses reported seeing flames coming from the engine. The southern runway has reopene ...

    Dreamliner battery redesign approved by FAA
    News Report inserted: Mar 13 2013

    The US airline regulator has approved a plan to redesign the lithium-ion batteries of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved Boeing's plan, which it said requires it to "conduct extensive testing and analysis". But the FAA gave no indication of when the planes might be allowed to carry passengers again. All 50 Dreamliners in operation were grounded after the ...

    Boeing 787 Dreamliner: NTSB details battery fire
    News Report inserted: Mar 09 2013

    A detailed description of a battery fire on board a Boeing 787 Dreamliner has been released by a US regulator but no cause has been specified. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is investigating the incident in Boston on 7 January. In its"interim factual report", released alongside hundreds of pages of related documents, the NTSB said it was still looking into the probable cause. All ...

    Boeing Dreamliner fire cause 'unknown', says US
    News Report inserted: Mar 09 2013

    The US national transportation board has released an interim report into a battery fire aboard a Japan Airlines Dreamliner on 7 January. It says it still has not discovered the cause of the fire. Boeing's entire fleet of Dreamliners was grounded after a battery on a Japan Airlines 787 caught fire, and a malfunction forced an ANA flight to make an emergency landing. See Video Report........... Repr ...

    Fire alert at Glasgow Airport arrivals hall
    News Report inserted: Mar 09 2013

    Passengers were moved from Glasgow Airport's arrivals hall after a fire in the main terminal. Fire fighters used breathing apparatus to allow them to work in the smoke-filled section of the building. The fire was reported shortly after 19:00. Strathclyde Fire and Rescue said the "small fire" was located within a wall space. No one was injured. Some arriving passengers were delayed as the emergency ...

    Five killed as plane crash-lands in eastern Ukraine
    News Report inserted: Feb 14 2013

    Five people were killed when a plane carrying football fans attempted an emergency landing and caught fire in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk. The Antonov AN-24 plane was on an internal charter flight from the Black Sea resort of Odessa, with more than 40 people on board. It overshot the runway at Donetsk airport. Most of those on board escaped as the plane caught fire. Beth McLeod reports. ...

    Two killed as plane crash-lands in eastern Ukraine
    News Report inserted: Feb 13 2013

    At least two people were killed when a passenger plane crash-landed and caught fire near the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, officials have said. The Antonov AN-24, a twin-engined turboprop which had 45 people on board, was on an internal flight from the Black Sea resort of Odessa. The aircraft is reported to have overshot the runway at Donetsk's Sergey Prokofiev International Airport. The fate ...

    Boeing 787 Dreamliner tests 'missed fire risk'
    News Report inserted: Feb 08 2013

    Tests on Dreamliner batteries carried out by Boeing when they were first certificated for flight missed the high risk of fire, US regulators have said. National Transportation Safety Board head Deborah Hersman said: "This investigation has shown that a short circuit in a single cell can propagate to adjacent cells and result in smoke and fire". "The assumptions used to certify the battery must be ...

    Dreamliner crisis: Boeing seeks test flight for 787
    News Report inserted: Feb 05 2013

    Boeing has sought the permission of the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to conduct test flights of its 787 Dreamliner passenger plane. All 50 of Boeing's 787s were grounded last month because of an ongoing investigation into battery problems. A battery on a Japan Airlines 787 caught fire, and a malfunction forced an All Nippon Airways flight to make an emergency landing. Some analysts sai ...


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