IAFPA News

    New Chairman for IAFPA
    News Report inserted: Jan 06 2013

    It is with great pleasure that I can confirm CFO Cletus Packiam has been elected as Chairman of the International Aviation Fire Protection Association. Cletus took up his post on 1st January 2013 and his tenure will last through till 31st December 2014. Cletus has been an active member of the IAFPA for the past 8 years and has brought a great deal to the table in respect of raising the profile o ...

    Russian plane crashes into road outside Moscow
    News Report inserted: Dec 29 2012

    A Russian passenger plane has crashed into a main road after overshooting a runway at a Moscow airport, killing at least four people, police say. Reports said there were between eight and 12 crew on board the Red Wings Tupolev-204, flight number RWZ9268, which was landing at Vnukovo airport. Images of the scene show the aircraft split into several pieces, with the cockpit on the road. Four people ...

    Kazakhstan military plane crash kills 27 near Shymkent
    News Report inserted: Dec 26 2012

    A military plane carrying senior Kazakh security officials has crashed in the south of the country, killing all those on board. Officials said 27 people were on the flight, including border service officers and their acting head, Turganbek Stambekov. The plane went down near the city of Shymkent and was completely destroyed. The plane disappeared from radar just before 19:00 local time (13:00 GMT) ...

    Burma Air Bagan emergency landing kills two at Heho
    News Report inserted: Dec 26 2012

    At least two people have been killed and another 11 injured after a plane was forced to make an emergency landing in Burma, officials say. The Air Bagan plane was carrying more than 60 passengers. Two Britons are believed to be among those hurt. It was on its way from the city of Rangoon to Heho airport in Shan state when it crash-landed about 3km (two miles) from the runway. Reports say a fire in ...

    Hungary's Budapest airport shut after electrical fault
    News Report inserted: Dec 07 2012

    Budapest airport in Hungary has been shut down after the control tower developed electrical problems. Flights are being diverted to Vienna, Bratislava and other major airports nearby. The airport closed at 10:50 GMT and may not reopen until about 09:00 GMT on Saturday, officials said. Ferenc Liszt International Airport is the largest in Hungary, operating a single terminal that handles some nine m ...

    Continental Concorde crash: Airline criminally cleared
    News Report inserted: Nov 30 2012

    The airline blamed for a Concorde crash which left 113 people dead in France in 2000 has been cleared of criminal responsibility by a French appeals court. Two years ago, Continental airlines was fined after a metal strip fell off an aircraft onto the runway which then punctured the Concorde's tyre during takeoff, causing a fire in one of its fuel tanks. Although the appeal court in Versailles has ...

    Brazilian plane skids off runway and crashes into fence
    News Report inserted: Nov 14 2012

    A security camera has captured the moment a small plane skidded off a runway and crashed through a boundary fence at Sao Paulo's Congohas airport on Sunday, slightly injuring three people on board. The corporate jet, a Cessna Citation CJ3 aircraft from Florianopolis, came to a halt a few feet away from a major road, narrowly missing motorists. The plane was full of fuel but did not catch fire. The ...

    Plane makes emergency landing in Dublin after smoke is spotted
    News Report inserted: Oct 20 2012

    A passenger plane has made a safe emergency landing at Dublin Airport after crew detected smoke in the cockpit. The Thomas Cook flight touched down without incident at about 09:40 BST, a spokeswoman for the Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) said. The plane was flying from Manchester to Tenerife. "The aircraft was en route from Manchester. There was a report of smoke in the cockpit," the spokeswoman s ...

    Emergency evacuation at airport
    News Report inserted: Oct 19 2012

    Firefighters are attending an emergency evacuation of an aircraft at Glasgow Airport. The captain of a Jet2 aircraft preparing to depart for Alicante declared an emergency at about 07:40. It is believed smoke had been detected in the cockpit. Passengers and crew left the aircraft using the emergency exits. At least four of the passengers have been injured, although their injuries are not believed ...

    Glasgow Airport: Flights delayed after Jet2 evacuation
    News Report inserted: Oct 19 2012

    Flights at Glasgow Airport have been suspended after 17 people were injured during the emergency evacuation of an Alicante-bound plane on the runway. The captain of the Jet2 737 aircraft made an emergency stop at 07:40 after smoke was detected in the cabin. Passengers and crew left the aircraft using the emergency exits. Four people were taken to hospital and another 13 people received medical tre ...


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