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    Glasgow Airport alert after plane starts to fill with smoke
    News Report inserted: Oct 13 2012

    About 60 passengers had to leave a plane by emergency chutes at Glasgow Airport after the cabin began to fill with smoke. The Thomas Cook flight from Dalaman in Turkey had landed as normal when the alarm was raised as passengers were disembarking on Thursday evening. The crew released three chutes to allow remaining passengers to leave the aircraft as quickly as possible. It is thought the smoke w ...

    Firefighter hurt as engine topples over at Edinburgh Airport
    News Report inserted: Oct 04 2012

    A firefighter has been taken to hospital after a fire engine he was driving toppled over during a training exercise at Edinburgh Airport. The man was taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary with a suspected broken arm following the incident at 10:15. Another firefighter who was in the vehicle at the time was not hurt. An investigation has been launched into the accident. A spokesman for the airport sai ...

    Ethiopia gets first Boeing 787 Dreamliner in Africa
    News Report inserted: Aug 18 2012

    Ethiopia has become the second country after Japan to take delivery of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Ethiopian Airlines has bought 10 of Boeing's flagship aircraft, which are built from lightweight material, rather than aluminium, to save fuel. The BBC's Catherine Byaruhanga in Addis Ababa says that despite the pouring rain, a marching band gave a fitting welcome as the first plane arrived. Ethiopian ...

    Three planes in near miss at Washington airport
    News Report inserted: Aug 02 2012

    US air safety regulators are investigating how three planes narrowly avoided a midair collision near Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said bad weather and a switch of the landing runway led to a miscommunication on Tuesday afternoon. The incident was first reported bythe Washington Post, which said all three planes were operated by US Airways. O ...

    Lagos air crash: 'Engine failure caused Nigeria accident'
    News Report inserted: Jul 14 2012

    Dual engine failure caused a plane to crash in the Nigeria city of Lagos last month, killing more than 150 people, investigators have said. The crew of the Dana Air flight first experienced problems with their throttles, Nigeria's Accident Investigation Board report said. Speculation that contaminated fuel had affected the engines was unfounded, though more tests are to be done. The report also re ...

    Airbus confirms its first US factory to build A320 jet
    News Report inserted: Jul 03 2012

    European plane manufacturer Airbus has confirmed plans for a $600m (482m) factory in Alabama, marking its first assembly plant in the US. The plan will put it into direct competition with rival Boeing, which dominates commercial plane manufacturing in the US. The factory, which will create 1,000 jobs, will manufacture the A320 series of planes. The plant, set to open in 2015, aims to build up to ...

    Indonesia air force plane crashes in Jakarta
    News Report inserted: Jun 21 2012

    At least 10 people have been killed after an Indonesian air force plane crashed into a housing complex in the east of the capital, Jakarta. Seven people on board the plane died, as well as two children and an elderly woman on the ground. The Fokker 27 turboprop aircraft was on a routine training flight when it came down near the Halim Perdanakusuma military airstrip. The plane split in two as it h ...

    Lagos air crash: No survivors, officials say
    News Report inserted: Jun 04 2012

    A passenger plane with about 150 people on board has crashed into buildings in a densely populated district of Nigeria's main city of Lagos. Nigeria's Civil Aviation Authority said there were no survivors on board the Dana Air plane. The cause of the crash is not yet known. Thousands of onlookers gathered at the crash site as rescue services searched the rubble for survivors. President Goodluck Jo ...

    Cargo plane hits bus in Ghana airport crash
    News Report inserted: Jun 03 2012

    A cargo plane has crash landed in Ghana's capital Accra, hitting a bus full of passengers, officials say. Ten passengers on board the bus were reported to have been killed while all four crew members survived. Local TV showed the heavily damaged Boeing 727 Allied Air plane lying across a road close to Kotoka International Airport. Ghana's airport operator said the plane, which had flown from Lagos ...

    Passenger plane 'crashes into building in Lagos'
    News Report inserted: Jun 03 2012

    A passenger plane has crashed into a building in Nigeria's main city of Lagos, officials and witnesses say. The Dana Air flight was heading from Lagos to Abuja, Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority head Harold Denuren told AP news agency. He was quoted elsewhere saying he did not believe any of the 153 people on board had survived. The crash took place in a neighbourhood just outside the airport, AP ...


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