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Mid-air passenger fight forces Swiss plane to return


September 4th, 2012 - 8:08 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, Sep 4 (IANS) A Swiss International Airlines plane from Zurich to Beijing was forced to return Sunday after two Chinese passengers fought above Moscow, a company spokesperson said ... Read more...

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British Airways steward jailed for hoax bomb threat


August 18th, 2012 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 18 (IANS) A British Airways steward who wrote a bomb threat on a plane's toilet door so that he could "save the day", become a hero and get ... Read more...

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Swarm drones may cut military costs, risks


August 13th, 2012 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 13 (IANS) Engineers have come up with a technology that permits drones to act like a 'swarm of insects' and carry out tasks in mid-air.In June, engineers and ... Read more...

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Vietnamese airliner hosts mid-air bikini pageant


August 9th, 2012 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS) Air passengers expect a meal and maybe an old movie in flight, but travellers on a Vietnamese plane got the surprise of their lives when bikini-clad ... Read more...

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London mayor left hanging in mid-air


August 2nd, 2012 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS) Mayor of London Boris Johnson got stuck on a zip wire and dangled in mid-air during a promotional event for the Olympics, prompting roars of ... Read more...

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Air India turbulence injures passengers, probe ordered (Lead)


July 26th, 2012 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 26 (IANS) India's aviation regulator has ordered a probe after several people on an Air India Delhi-Shanghai flight were injured in air turbulence and the commander declined to ... Read more...

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‘Brave’ - fun, emotional adventure ride (IANS Movie Review)


June 23rd, 2012 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Brave"; Directors: Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman, Steve Purcell; Actors: Kelly Macdonald, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson; Rating: ****Wisdom is a funny thing. When you could really make good use of it, ... 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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Air India flight develops snag, passengers safe


June 10th, 2012 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 10 (IANS) At least 48 passengers on board an Air India plane had a close shave Sunday morning after the aircraft developed a technical snag mid-air after take ... Read more...

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78 trapped in cable cars rescued in China (Lead)


May 27th, 2012 - 5:35 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 27 (IANS) All the 78 tourists, who were trapped in cable cars suspended in mid-air at a mountain resort in China's Guangxi Zhang region, were rescued Saturday evening, ... Read more...

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60 tourists trapped in cable cars in China


May 27th, 2012 - 5:08 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 27 (IANS) As many as 60 tourists were trapped in cable cars suspended in mid-air at a mountain resort of China's Guangxi Zhuang region Saturday morning, Xinhua reported.Though ... Read more...

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Passenger dies mid-air during Mexico-Belgium flight


May 23rd, 2012 - 11:50 pm ICT by BNO News
SHANNON, IRELAND (BNO NEWS) -- A Jetairfly passenger plane flying from Mexico to Belgium made an emergency landing in Ireland on Wednesday morning after one of its passengers became unwell in mid-air, ... Read more...

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US woman, 80, with no training, lands plane


April 3rd, 2012 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 3 (IANS) An 80-year-old woman in the US who had never flown before managed to land a small aircraft after her pilot husband passed out at the controls.The ... Read more...

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US airlines captain gives mid-air scare to passengers


March 28th, 2012 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 28 (IANS) Passengers in an American airliner had to wrestle an off-duty pilot to the floor when he started running around the packed jet shouting -- "We're all ... Read more...

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India readies to select mid-air refueler


March 21st, 2012 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) India is readying to select the winner of the $2-billion tender for six mid-air refuelers for its air force, with both the contending planes from ... Read more...

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Pilot says mom, passengers hear ‘bomb’


February 27th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 27 (IANS) A pilot in the US caused a mid-air scare when he wished happy birthday to a "mom" aboard his plane but passengers instead thought he was ... Read more...

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Plane with William, Kate in runway scare


February 12th, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 12 (IANS) Prince William and his wife Kate had the scare of their lives after a plane carrying them narrowly avoided colliding with another aircraft which had ... Read more...

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PM celebrates birthday mid-air


September 27th, 2011 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
On Board Air India One, Sep 27 (IANS) A relaxed Prime Minister Manmohan Singh cut a chocolate cake to mark his 79th birthday on his flight back to India ... Read more...

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Kanishka victims reject Canada’s $24,000 ex-gratia


July 11th, 2011 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, July 11 (IANS) Air India Kanishka victims' families have rejected the Canadian government's offer of $24,000 each for the 1985 bombing that killed all 329 people on board 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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Manmohan invokes NAM, questions West’s control of IMF (Lead)


May 29th, 2011 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
On Board Air India One, May 28 (IANS) With Western powers not willing to loosen their grip over key global institutions like the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Prime Minister ... Read more...

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PM hopes for consensus on top IMF job, slams Western monopoly


May 29th, 2011 - 12:06 am ICT by IANS
On Board Air India One, May 28 (IANS) Questioning the monopoly of Western powers in the International Monetary Fund, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday said top positions in international ... Read more...

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Pakistan PM’s aircraft develops mid-air snag


May 6th, 2011 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 6 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani's special aircraft had to return to Paris after it developed a snag mid-air, it was reported here.The aircraft had ... Read more...

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Pawan Hans to deploy two new choppers for Arunachal Pradesh


April 29th, 2011 - 9:13 pm ICT by ANI
By Pradeep KumarItanagar, Apr 29(ANI): Pawan Hans Helicopter Services Limited (PHHL) Executive Director Sanjeev Bahl on Friday said that the company would deploy two new MI-172 helicopters in Arunachal Pradesh in December.Four ... Read more...

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Sanjoy takes on civil aviation authorities over Tawang chopper crash


April 22nd, 2011 - 8:41 pm ICT by ANI
Tawang, Apr 22(ANI): Congress leader Takam Sanjoy on Friday took Civil Aviation authorities head on over airworthiness of its 'Pawan Hans' fleet.It comes three days after 17 innocent lives were lost in ... Read more...

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Boeing plans $300 mn investment in Indian defence industry


April 13th, 2011 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) US aerospace major Boeing has submitted a $300-million plan for investment in the Indian defence industry as "offsets" for the four additional P8I long-range maritime ... Read more...

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WWE Smackdown: Rey Mysterio Unmasked- Vickie Fired


February 26th, 2011 - 12:43 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Feb 26 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Last Friday night was the six hundredth episode of WWE Friday Night Smackdown, which brought back the General Manager, Teddy Long, who re-hired Edge, and fired Dolph Zigler ... Read more...

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Mile high flings reach new heights!


February 14th, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 14 (ANI): As more and more travellers take to flying, the concept of mid-air flirting is also becoming more commonplace.A survey by Scotland-based travel website Skyscanner found that 45 per ... Read more...

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Spider-Man wasn’t in any danger: Show’s spokesperson


February 12th, 2011 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Feb 12 (ANI): A spokesman for the Spider-Man show has cleared reports that the superhero nearly missed yet another mishap as he was stalled in mid-air for several minutes during ... Read more...

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New Zealand Cricket puts an end to Southee ‘mid-air dalliance’ controversy


February 12th, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Auckland, Feb 12(ANI): New Zealand Cricket (NZC) Chief Executive Justin Vaughan has put an end to the controversy over fast bowler Tim Southee's mid-air dalliance with a female passenger.Vaughan also denied ... Read more...

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New stealth bomber can fly pilotless


February 7th, 2011 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 7 (IANS) The new stealth plane X-47B is something straight out of a sci-fi flick. This superbreed is capable of flying undetected to pound targets thousands of miles away. It ... Read more...

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SAS jet pilot nods off mid-air, leaving co-pilot locked out of cockpit!


February 4th, 2011 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 4 (ANI): The pilot of a packed SAS jet nodded off during the flight while leaving the co-pilot, who was answering nature's call, locked outside the cockpit.The flight flying from ... Read more...

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Putin announces compensation worth $100,000 for blast victims


January 25th, 2011 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Families of those killed in a deadly terrorist attack at Moscow's Domodedovo airport Monday will receive three million rubles ($100,000) each as compensation from the government, Russian ... Read more...

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Rollercoaster malfunction leaves 25 hanging midair


January 25th, 2011 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Shanghai, Jan 25 (IANS) Thrill seekers at an amusement park in China's commercial capital spent a horrifying half hour suspended in mid-air after their roller-coaster malfunctioned.Twentyfive people on the Diving Coaster at ... Read more...

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Qantas flight experiences mid-air scare, passengers given oxygen masks


January 25th, 2011 - 11:10 am ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan.25 (ANI): A Qantas airliner carrying 99 passengers from Adelaide to Melbourne was forced rapidly to descend 26,000 feet after a sudden cabin depressurisation on Tuesday morning.Passengers were asked to put ... Read more...

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