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Malaysia to pay firm up to $70 mln if it finds missing plane

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Malaysia says it will pay U.S. company Ocean Infinity up to $70 million if it can find the wreckage or black boxes of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 within three months. Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai says there's an 85 percent chance of finding the debris in a new 25,000 square kilometers (9,653 square miles) area identified by experts. The government on Thursday signed a "no cure, no fee" deal with the Houston, Texas-based company to resume the hunt for the plane that disappeared ...

Passengers evacuated as two planes collide on Toronto airport tarmac

Saturday, 6 January 2018

Dozens of passengers were evacuated from an aircraft at Toronto’s Pearson Airport on Friday, after a plane under tow struck an arriving jet that was waiting to park, sparking a small fire, the airport authority said.Fire and emergency services responded to the collision between the two planes from Sunwing Airlines and Westjet Airlines, which happened at 6:19 p.m. (2319 GMT), the Greater Toronto Airport Authority said in a statement.Calgary-based Westjet said it had unconfirmed reports of ...

Fed-up passenger uses emergency exit to jump on Ryanair wing

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

A Ryanair passenger who apparently got fed up waiting to get off a plane surprised fellow passengers by using the emergency exit to jump onto a wing.The incident on New Year’s Day took place 30 minutes after the flight landed from London’s Stansted Airport, where it had also been delayed.The man was coaxed back into the plane while police were called.Fellow passenger Fernando del Valle Villalobos, who videoed the incident, said he heard the man say he got fed up waiting.Police said ...

PICTURES: Qatar Airways plane bursts into flames during maintenance

Sunday, 10 December 2017

A fire broke out in the cabin of a Qatar Airways plane this week when it was parked for maintenance, pictures reported by the Aviation Herald have shown. The Airbus A321-200 was being serviced for an the inflight entertainment system and satcom antenna when a “fire broke out in the cabin burning through the roof of the aircraft before the fire could be extinguished,” the report said. “There were no injuries, the aircraft sustained substantial damage and possibly needs to be ...

WATCH: EgyptAir plane clips wings with Virgin Atlantic jet at New York airport

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

A plane clipped wings with another plane while taxiing at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport Monday night. The Federal Aviation Administration says the right wing of EgyptAir Flight 986, a Boeing 777 headed to Cairo, touched the left wing of London-bound Virgin Atlantic Flight 4C. It happened just after 7 p.m. Monday. There were no reports of any injuries. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says both planes returned to the terminal. Officials say the Virgin Atlantic, ...

King Salman expresses condolences to Prince Muqrin bin Abdul Aziz

Monday, 6 November 2017

Saudi King Salman expressed his condolences to Prince Muqrin bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud following the tragic death of his brother Prince Mansour bin Muqrin bin Abdul Aziz, deputy governor of Asir, and his companions in a plane crash, reported the Saudi Press Agency. The accident took place on Sunday as the prince and nine other Saudi officials were visiting locations in Asir. King Salman visited Prince Muqrin bin Abdulaziz Al Saud at his palace in Riyadh, while Prince Muqrin expressed his ...

Al Arabiya speaks with father of Egyptian six-year-old ‘airplane genius’

Sunday, 29 October 2017

Adam, the six-year-old Egyptian child who appeared in a video interacting with an airline captain in the cockpit, has dazzled everyone. The video was picked up by local and international media alike. The boy has advanced mental capacities that he acquired thanks to the efforts of his mother, who took special care to cultivate his mental ability from when he was nine-months-old. At the age of three, he mastered English. His father is confident that Adam can fly any plane and wishes that an ...

Egyptian plane lands safely in Medina after smoke alert

Friday, 4 August 2017

An Egyptian plane landed safely, shortly after taking off from Medina Airport in Saudi Arabia because of smoke reported in the pilot cabin. The General Authority of Civil Aviation said in a press statement that the air control unit at Prince Mohammed bin Abdulaziz Airport in Medina received a report at 12: 18 noon on Friday from the pilot of Egypt Air flight No. 640 departing to Cairo. The message stated that there was smoke inside the cabin, forcing the commander to request a return to Medina ...

Two killed as plane lands on Portuguese beach

Thursday, 3 August 2017

A small airplane made an emergency landing on a popular, crowded beach near Lisbon on Wednesday, killing two people. Local television showed dozens of beachgoers crowding around the airplane, which had come to a stop near the water without any major damage. Two pilots onboard were unharmed and were being questioned by authorities. Pedro Coelho Dias, a spokesman for the national maritime authority, said a man and a child were killed after the plan hit them, according to news agency Lusa. Sao Joao ...

WATCH: Moment a Saudi plane takes off as it touches the runway

Monday, 8 May 2017

A masterful aircraft captain from King Khalid Airport in Riyadh headed for Prince Sultan Airport in Tabuk only to take off during the landing. In the case of strong winds, a plane should land powerfully to avoid loss of balance but it is a high risk to return to the sky immediately. According to experts, to pull off this stunt it requires a strong engine to restart and push the air so fast to allow the plane to rise gradually.

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