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Guatemala volcano eruption forces mass evacuation


September 14th, 2012 - 6:22 am ICT by IANS
Mexico, Sep 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Tens of thousands of people have been evacuated in Guatemala after the Fuego volcano eruption, which the specialists estimate to be the most powerful since ... Read more...

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Scientists gain insight into ‘expertise’


July 24th, 2012 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 24 (IANS) Using a traditional Chinese board game and artificial intelligence (AI), scientists have figured out how people become experts in their chosen fields.Expertise is a special knowledge ... Read more...

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Emergency landing: Pakistani dailies laud lack of stuffy protocol


July 12th, 2012 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 12 (IANS) The emergency landing of an Air India plane in Nawabshah was handed professionally by India and Pakistan and indicated progress in the relations between the neighbours, ... Read more...

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Pre-departure clearance to aircraft to be upgraded


June 20th, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Pre-departure clearance to aircraft by Air Traffic Control (ATC) in India is all set for a major technology upgradation as the Airports Authority of India ... Read more...

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Russian plane with 44 missing in Indonesia (Lead)


May 9th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, May 9 (IANS) A Russian Sukhoi Superjet-100 on a demonstration flight over Indonesia with 44 people, including Russian diplomats, went missing Wednesday, officials said.The plane with eight Russians and ... Read more...

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Snake in flight grounds plane


April 5th, 2012 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 5 (IANS) A pilot in Australia was forced to turn his plane around after noticing a snake slithering across the control panel.Pilot Braden Blennerhassett, with Air Frontier airline, ... Read more...

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31 die, 12 survive in Russian plane crash (Second Lead)


April 2nd, 2012 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 2 (IANS) At least 31 people were killed and 12 injured when a Russian passenger plane crashed Monday while trying to make an emergency landing shortly after take-off ... Read more...

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11 survive Russian plane crash (Lead)


April 2nd, 2012 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 2 (IANS) Eleven people were injured and 32 people were killed when their aircraft crashed Monday near a city in Siberia, Russian authorities said.A UTair ATR-72 plane bound ... Read more...

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Four Americans killed in Bahamas plane crash


March 27th, 2012 - 7:45 pm ICT by BNO News
TREASURE CAY, Bahamas (BNO NEWS) -- Four Americans were killed on Sunday afternoon when a small plane crashed at a small airport in the Abaco Islands in the northern Bahamas, local police ... Read more...

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Lawmaker dies in Brazil plane crash


February 27th, 2012 - 11:09 am ICT by IANS
Sao Paulo, Feb 27 (IANS/EFE) A lawmaker was among three people who died in a plane crash in the northern Brazilian state of Para, officials said.Alessandro Novelino, legislative aide Jose ... Read more...

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Fireman as ATC! Tirupati airport officials to face action


February 3rd, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 3 (IANS) A senior airport official and a helpful a fireman at the Tirupati airport guided a Jet Airways flight carrying around 60 passengers to land January 9 ... Read more...

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Duty time limits for Air Traffic Control officers planned


December 21st, 2011 - 10:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) To ensure a work force free of stress and fatigue, the government Wednesday said it is considering placing a limit on the duty time for ... Read more...

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Iraq takes airspace responsibility for first time since 2003


October 13th, 2011 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Oct 13 (IANS) Iraq has taken control of its airspace for the first time since the US-led invasion in 2003, the US embassy in Baghdad said Thursday."On October 1, ... Read more...

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Power outage at Mexico City airport disrupts hundreds of flights


September 29th, 2011 - 9:33 pm ICT by BNO News
MEXICO CITY (BNO NEWS) -- A large power outage at Benito Juárez International Airport (AICM) in the Mexican capital of Mexico City disrupted hundreds of flights on Wednesday evening, officials said on ... Read more...

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A message that showed 9/11 was about to happen


September 9th, 2011 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 9 (IANS) "If you try to make any move, you're endangering yourself and the airplane," a voice said. This was the first chilling indication when air traffic controllers ... Read more...

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No changes in Russia-Poland relations after plane crash report


August 4th, 2011 - 9:41 am ICT by IANS
Warsaw, Aug 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Differences between Russian and Polish reports into the plane crash that killed then Polish president Lech Kaczynski will not affect bilateral relations, a top Polish ... Read more...

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Plane crash in Grand Canyon leaves 2 dead


August 1st, 2011 - 7:43 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Phoenix, Aug 1 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A plane crash in the Grand Canyon has resulted in the death of 2 people. The news was confirmed by the Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor. ... Read more...

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Poland partly blames Russia for presidential plane crash


July 29th, 2011 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Poland Friday released a final report on the possible causes of the Tu-154 plane crash that killed then Polish president Lech Kaczynski last year. It ... Read more...

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Passenger dies on Indigo flight


July 21st, 2011 - 1:42 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) A passenger on Indigo's Ahmedabad-New Delhi flight died on the plane en route to New Delhi, airline officials said Wednesday.The passenger, identified as Pradeep Kumar, ... Read more...

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Bust stress, conquer sky — the virtual way (Feature with images)


July 20th, 2011 - 11:59 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Vaibhava Srinivasan, 33, was flying a Boeing 737 over the picturesque Himalayan mountain range on his way to China, when he had to suddenly ... Read more...

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Small plane crash in Eglin, Florida kills 2


June 24th, 2011 - 6:00 am ICT by BNO News
VALPARAISO, FLORIDA (BNO NEWS) -- A small civilian airplane crashed in Eglin, Florida on Thursday killing two people, officials said.The accident occurred at around 4:30 a.m. local time, when a small BE-C24R ... Read more...

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Wrong code delayed Merkel’s plane: Iran


June 2nd, 2011 - 1:22 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, June 1 (IANS) Iran said Wednesday that an error in announcing a code caused delay in the passage of German chancellor Angela Merkel's plane over Iran's airspace Tuesday.The ... Read more...

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Air traffic controllers falling asleep on job


April 26th, 2011 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 26 (IANS) Highly irregular shifts may be forcing fatigued air traffic controllers to fall asleep on their job.There is even speculation that staff shortage and a lack of ... Read more...

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Michelle Obama’s Plane flew less than 3 miles to C-17 military jet


April 24th, 2011 - 6:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 24 (ANI): The White House plane carrying US First lady Michelle Obama came even closer to a C-17 military cargo jet than earlier reported, a new National Safety Transportation Safety ... Read more...

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Security procedures for Michelle Obama tightened after aborted plane landing


April 21st, 2011 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 21(ANI): The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced new procedures following the aborted landing of a presidential plane carrying First Lady Michelle Obama.The plane carrying Michelle had to abort ... Read more...

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NTSB launches investigation into incident involving Michelle Obama’s plane


April 21st, 2011 - 12:30 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) on Wednesday launched an investigation after an aircraft carrying First Lady Michelle Obama was forced to abort a landing attempt ... Read more...

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Russian flight controllers claim aliens spoke to them in ‘cat-like language’


March 2nd, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 2 (ANI): Air traffic controllers in Siberia claim to have been buzzed by a high-speed UFO with a female sounding alien speaking to them in an unintelligible cat-like language.The object ... Read more...

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Tourist arrivals in Spain rises in 2010


January 25th, 2011 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, Jan 25 (IANS/EFE) Last year Spain welcomed 52.6 million foreign tourists, 1 percent more than in 2009, authorities said.The figures released previously by the Industry, Tourism and Trade Ministry indicated a ... Read more...

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FAA dedicates new airport traffic control tower for New York’s LaGuardia Airport


January 22nd, 2011 - 12:01 am ICT by BNO News
NEW YORK CITY (BNO NEWS) -- The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Friday dedicated a new airport traffic control tower for New York's LaGuardia Airport (LGA) that will replace the one that ... Read more...

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New service to look after air traffic, declares Patel


December 9th, 2010 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel Thursday told parliament that the government has approved a proposal to create a separate Air Navigation Service (ANS) to look after the ... Read more...

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Amateur pilot strays into flypast in Britain


November 24th, 2010 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 24 (IANS) An amateur pilot in Britain misread air restriction timing and was left stunned when he found himself flying alongside a huge formation of 29 military aircraft at an ... Read more...

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How the human brain recognizes and retains patterns, images


November 11th, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 11 (ANI): A team of scientists has discovered that an early part of the brain's visual system rewires itself when people are trained to perceive patterns and has shown this ... Read more...

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Emirates Airline indicted for flight mishandling (Lead)


November 7th, 2010 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Nov 7 (IANS) India's Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has indicted Emirates Airline for the manner in which the pilot and other officials handled its Dubai-Kochi flight on April 25 ... Read more...

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DGCA indicts Emirates Airlines


November 7th, 2010 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Nov 7 (IANS) The Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has indicted Emirates Airline for the manner in which the pilot and other officials handled its Dubai-Kochi flight on April 25 ... Read more...

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World’s first integrated aviation university in Bangalore


November 1st, 2010 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
By Neena Bhandari Sydney, Nov 1 (IANS) The Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation (CAPA) and the Bangalore-based Subramanya Construction and Development Company (SCDC) Monday signed a joint venture agreement to set up the ... Read more...

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