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Russian chopper sets altitude record


August 27th, 2012 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, August 27 (IANS/ RIA Novosti) A Russian helicopter set a new world altitude record Monday, the final day of the 14th FAI World Helicopter Championships near Moscow, rotorcraft maker Russian ... Read more...

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Embraer-based airborne warning system reaches India


August 23rd, 2012 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) India's first indigenous Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C;) system based on a fully-modified Embraer aircraft has reached Bangalore from Brazil, ahead of integration of ... Read more...

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Air India flight turbulence leaves passengers injured, probe ordered


July 26th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 26 (IANS) India's aviation regulator, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation has ordered a probe after several passengers and crew of an Air India New Delhi-Shanghai flight were ... Read more...

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British kid flies to Rome without passport


July 25th, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 25 (IANS) A number of officials at Manchester airport have been suspended after an 11-year-old boy was allowed to take a flight to Rome without showing a passport ... Read more...

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Air India passengers relieved to get home, some miffed with Pakistan


July 9th, 2012 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) Back home after a 12-hour ordeal, some passengers of the Air India flight that made an emergency landing in Pakistan's southern Sindh province early Monday ... Read more...

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12 bodies brought out of crashed Sukhoi


May 11th, 2012 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, May 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Twelve bodies were brought out Friday by rescuers from the crash site where a Sukhoi Superjet 100 airliner went down in Indonesia Wednesday, officials said.The ... Read more...

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Kingfisher woes force fliers to shift to rival airlines


February 20th, 2012 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 20 (IANS) With cash-strapped Kingfisher Airlines cancelling, clubbing and re-scheduling its domestic flights on hourly basis, hundreds of its passengers are opting to fly out of Bangalore through ... Read more...

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DGCA to conduct surprise checks to catch drunk pilots, crew


February 9th, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) The Indian aviation watchdog Thursday said it will carry out surprise checks and enforce stricter norms to stop pilots and cabin crew getting tipsy while ... Read more...

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Thick fog in Delhi hits flights, trains services (Lead)


January 18th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Thick fog enveloped the capital Wednesday morning and commuters struggled to travel in reduced visibility with slow vehicular movement. Thirtyfive trains and eight flights were ... Read more...

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Avoid American airlines, Indians told


December 16th, 2011 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 16 (IANS) Citing a US State Department advisory warning Americans of potential terror attacks against US interests, the Travel Agents Forum of India Friday asked Indians to avoid ... Read more...

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U.S. FAA launches website for pilots and public about laser incidents


October 28th, 2011 - 11:06 pm ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Friday announced that it has launched a new website for pilots and the public to report laser incidents and obtain ... Read more...

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US flight makes emergency landing due to unruly passenger


October 19th, 2011 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Houston, Oct 19 (IANS) A domestic Southwest Airlines flight made an emergency landing in a Texas town Tuesday afternoon after a male passenger attempted to break into the cockpit, authorities ... 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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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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44 including 8 foreigners killed in Russian plane crash (Second Lead)


June 21st, 2011 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Forty-four people, including eight foreigners, were killed when a Tu-134 passenger aircraft crashed in Russia's republic of Karelia, an Emergency Situations Ministry spokesman said Tuesday.The ... Read more...

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Family faces jail for brawl over mid-air birthday bash


June 11th, 2011 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 11 (IANS) Three members of a British family have appeared in a court and are facing a possibility of a jail term for allegedly causing a mid-air brawl.Derek ... Read more...

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British man attacks flight crew on UK-bound plane


May 12th, 2011 - 12:55 am ICT by BNO News
AMSTERDAM (BNO NEWS) -- A British man was arrested in the Netherlands on Wednesday after he attacked the flight crew of a UK-bound passenger plane, local media reported.The ANP news agency reported ... Read more...

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John Travolta’s Qantas safety video ‘angers flight crew’


March 20th, 2011 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 20 (ANI): Hollywood actor John Travolta's new Qantas safety video has been branded 'cringe-worthy' by the airline's flight attendants and pilots, because the actor referred to them as a 'team' ... Read more...

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Kate Winslet was teased for being fat


March 3rd, 2011 - 9:39 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, March 3 (IANS) Actress Kate Winslet has revealed that she was once teased for being chubby."I will tell you that when I was heavy, people would say to ... Read more...

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Best-looking flight crew survey dubbed ‘very offensive’


February 24th, 2011 - 4:21 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Feb 24 (ANI): A survey that asked respondents to choose the airline with the best-looking flight crew has been dubbed as being "very offensive".According to the Los Angeles Times, the survey, ... Read more...

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Tantrum throwing Faye Dunaway denied upgrades on flights


February 21st, 2011 - 6:41 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Feb 21 (ANI): Actress Faye Dunaway, who was nicknamed "The Bitch" by flight attendants on one US airline, is said to have been denied an upgrade due to the notorious ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Pilots’ typo errors leading cause of mishaps, incidents


January 25th, 2011 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 25 (ANI): Safety investigators at Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) have said that errors in data calculation or entry were the leading causes of take-off accidents and incidents.A report by ... Read more...

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Qantas’ flight woes continue as fault forces US-bound jet to divert to Fiji


January 19th, 2011 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jan 19(ANI): A Qantas flight carrying almost 400 people from Sydney to New York was diverted to Fiji after a fuel valve fault, just four days after another safety scare on ... Read more...

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Qantas jet forced down with potential wing flap problem


January 6th, 2011 - 7:14 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan.6 (ANI): Terrified passengers onboard a Qantas aircraft braced for a crash landing after being told by the pilot the plane had problems with its flight controls.QF 430 took off from ... Read more...

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Coffee Spill Diverts United Airlines Flight, Triggers Hijacking Alert


January 6th, 2011 - 1:33 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Jan 5 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A cup of coffee belonging to a pilot on board a United Airlines flight, which was headed to Frankfurt, Germany from Chicago, Illinois, spilled over, causing the plane ... Read more...

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Only pilots’ expertise saved Qantas A380 from disaster following mid-air explosion


December 3rd, 2010 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Dec 3 (ANI): Australian investigators have found a faulty oil pipe in the engine of the Qantas A380 plane, which was forced to make an emergency landing in Singapore following an ... Read more...

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Leonardo DiCaprio in plane engine scare


November 23rd, 2010 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 23 (ANI): Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio was among passengers on a plane bound for Moscow that was forced to make an emergency landing at JFK airport shortly after leaving New ... 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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Qantas’ woes continue, jet returns to Sydney


November 15th, 2010 - 12:08 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 15 (IANS) Australia's Qantas airlines was hit by another problem Monday when a jumbo jet bound for Argentina was forced to return to Sydney after smoke came out from the ... Read more...

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Another Qantas plane makes emergency landing


November 13th, 2010 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 13 (IANS) Australia's Qantas airlines was plagued with more engine problems Saturday, with a plane carrying 234 passengers to Melbourne forced to return to Perth, making it the third such ... Read more...

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Qantas Airways’ engine crisis continues


November 13th, 2010 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Nov 13(ANI): Qantas Airways has been plagued with more engine troubles after one of its planes carrying 234 passengers to Melbourne was forced to return to Perth.According to the Age, the ... Read more...

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Damaged Qantas superjumbo QF32 likened to wrecked WW II bomber Memphis Belle


November 12th, 2010 - 3:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 12 (ANI): The Qantas superjumbo QF32 double-decker plane that ran into trouble shortly after take-off from Singapore to Sydney, has been compared to the World War II bomber Memphis Belle ... Read more...

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Indian victims of Pan Am plane hijack seek Obama’s help


November 6th, 2010 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 6 (IANS) Indian passengers of Pan Am World Airways flight 73, which was hijacked at Karachi en route from Mumbai to New York in September 1986, Saturday urged US ... Read more...

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NASA’s new software boosts airline fuel efficiency


October 27th, 2010 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 27 (ANI): New software developed by NASA is enabling major fuel savings for airlines and an increase in environmental efficiency.Ames Research Centre's the Ames Direct-To software is a product of ... Read more...

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Al-Qaeda’s ‘9/11 part two’ threat to London’s Wembley Stadium


October 24th, 2010 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 24(ANI): The Al-Qaeda has reportedly targeted London's Wembley Stadium in a plot being referred to as '9/11 part two'.According to the Daily Express, overseen by senior Al-Qaeda leader Asim Jeddawi, ... Read more...

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