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UK and Chinese nationals among 19 killed in Nepal plane crash

September 29th, 2012 - 3:46 pm ICT by BNO News
KATHMANDU, NEPAL (BNO NEWS) -- Seven British and five Chinese tourists were among nineteen people who were killed Friday when a small passenger plane crashed in the Nepali capital, local authorities said. ... Read more...

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Chinese female astronaut candidate was a hero pilot

June 11th, 2012 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 11 (IANS) One of China's two female astronaut candidates was once a hero pilot who successfully dealt with a mid-air emergency.Liu Yang was taking part in a routine ... Read more...

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Israeli technology minimizes bird hits in flight

February 8th, 2012 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, Feb 8 (IANS) Bird hits can be particularly nasty for an airplane, forcing it to land or send it crashing to the ground, often with devastating consequences. Now, ... Read more...

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‘Bird hit likely cause for cargo plane crash in Karachi’

November 29th, 2010 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Nov 29(ANI): A bird strike is the likely cause of the crash of a Russian-made cargo plane in Karachi, the operator of the aircraft has said.The plane had crashed seconds after ... Read more...

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Half of Rolls-Royce engines on world’s A380 fleet need replacing: Qantas boss

November 18th, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov 18 (ANI): Qantas Chief Executive Alan Joyce has said that about 40 Rolls-Royce engines on the world's A380 fleet would need to be replaced following an engine explosion on a ... Read more...

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Qantas plane forced to return after bird strike

November 17th, 2010 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 17 (IANS) A Qantas flight with 171 passengers on board was forced to return to Johannesburg in South Africa after birds hit one of its engines, the Australian airline said ... Read more...

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Captain “Sully”, Hudson River emergency landing pilot retires

March 4th, 2010 - 1:23 am ICT by BNO News
TEMPE, ARIZONA (BNO NEWS) -- US Airways says Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, who safely landed his plane on the Hudson River in January 2009 and was internationally hailed as a hero, has ... Read more...

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‘Hudson River Miracle’ plane being auctioned off

January 22nd, 2010 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
New Jersey, Jan 22(ANI): The Airbus A320 last flown by Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, the plane that famously landed safely on the Hudson River after a flock of birds disabled its engines ... Read more...

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NBCC reviews bird strike incidents and safety measures of flights

November 18th, 2009 - 8:51 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 18 (ANI): The Civil Aviation Ministry's National Bird Control Committee (NBCC) has met here and addressed the serious safety issue of bird strike which result in aircraft accidents.Civil Aviation ... Read more...

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Sullenberger’s book about US Airways Flight 1549 which landed in Hudson

October 14th, 2009 - 10:11 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Danville, Oct 14 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Chesley Sullenberger is the heroic pilot who landed the US Airways Flight 1549 on the river Hudson after a bird strike blew out both the engines. His ... Read more...

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Soon, virtual book of all life on Earth

June 2nd, 2009 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 2 (ANI): An international team of scientists is writing a virtual book of all life on Earth, an online reference work that will create a detailed world map of flora ... Read more...

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New technology may help avert bird-plane collisions in future

February 7th, 2009 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 7 (ANI): Technologies being worked upon currently may someday make aircraft more visible to birds, so they have time to dodge oncoming planes, to avoid collisions.Most of todays anti-bird-strike ... Read more...

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Collisions between birds and aircraft on the rise

January 17th, 2009 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 17 (ANI): Reports indicate that the number of collisions between birds and aircraft has rapidly increased over the last two decades, despite better technology to combat them.According to ... Read more...

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US airliner crashes in river, all passengers survive

January 16th, 2009 - 6:16 am ICT by IANS
New York, Jan 16 (Xinhua) A US Airways plane with more than 150 passengers crashed in the Hudson river in New York Thursday afternoon following a failed takeoff. Initial reports said that ... Read more...

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Aircraft that self-repair during a flight may soon be a reality

May 20th, 2008 - 12:49 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 20 (ANI): Ever thought about an aeroplane that repairs itself automatically even during a flight?Well, though it feels like a pipe dream, aerospace engineers at Bristol University do ... Read more...

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